Onto the second turn!
A Radiation Burst streaks across the board from the nearby sun – minus 5 leadership to every ship on the board.
The Rad-burst makes the Custodian fail its Reload Ordnance order, while the rest of the fleet moves up
The Tau torpedoes launched in the previous turn curve around to target the Imperial ships
They impact on the Dominator, causing two points of damage and starting an uncontrollable fire
Into the Imperial turn, and due to the Rad-Burst the Admiral chooses not to attempt any special orders. Instead the fleet just moves forward, the Emperor turning slightly
The Emperor opens fire with its batteries at the Tau escorts that have just moved into range. The gunners do well and destroy two of the xenos ships.