Unless I’m misunderstanding the rules, it is impossible for your adversary to win provided you don’t build capital ships.
Victory requires 15 victory points. You get one per airfield and one per enemy capital ship sunk. There are only 9 airfields and each player begins with only 3 capital ships. Therefore, provided you don’t build more than two capital ships, you can’t lose!
By the same logic, you couldn’t win either! :mrgreen: