The order is right, but this looks funny:
- Defender chooses the casualties from the Surprise Strike. Unless he chooses subs, those defending units are removed at step 7 and can’t defend later (since there’s no Destroyer)
The defending (and attacking) Surprise Strike casualties are always removed at step 7, whether they’re subs or not. The difference is that the subs will get to fire (in step 5) before they’re removed (in step 7) if there are no opposing destroyers. If there are opposing destroyers, the subs will be removed before they can fire, just like everything else.
Did you say that right?
I thought if my side (country) has destroyers, then the enemy subs have no surprise first strike. There for that bolded portion should read:
If there are friendly destroyers, the defending subs will be removed after they can fire, just like everything else.