Airship combat is otherwise identical to normal combat, except that the actions you can take while using the airship are limited to the system you're manning.
One of you serves as the captain and must man the Bridge. Everyone involved in manning a system acts on the same initiative as the captain.
For example, if you're in the engine room and you need to reroute power from one system to another, you take that action on your turn. Similarly, if you are manning a weapon and you'd like to attack an enemy ship, you can make an attack using the related attribute of the ship on your turn. You cannot hold your turn when engaging in airship combat.
Taking Ship Actions
Which action you can take depends on what system you're managing on the ship. Each crewmember manning a system may take a single action each round:
|Move power from one system to another.
|Move the Ship
|Move the ship in any direction, up to one encounter space.
|Use an Auxiliary System
|Use the ability of an auxiliary system.
|Take Evasive Maneuvers
|Take evasive maneuvers to confer disadvantage on your opponent's attacks in the round. If you take evasive maneuvers, you cannot use weapon systems.
|Attack with a Weapon
|Attack with the weapon.
Reflexes & Perception
If the captain manning the Bridge has Reflexes, you may add +2 to the ship's defense. Similarly, if the captain has Perception, you may add +2 to the ship's initiative.