When a ship executes a maneuver or performs an action that changes its position, if any part of its base is outside the play area, that ship has fled the battlefield. A ship that flees the battlefield is destroyed. Remove it from the play surface and place it on its Ship card.
- If a ship executes a maneuver or performs an action that changes its position, the ship is not destroyed if only its maneuver template is outside the play area.
- If a ship is placed outside the play area as a result of executing a maneuver, the ship flees the battlefield and is immediately destroyed. It cannot perform an action or execute a maneuver to move back within the play area.