I'm just reading through the rules here, and I don't understand one of the combat rules. It's going along well, describing (on page 22) how the second round of combat is supposed to go:
This time Duke Skazzu declares that he will use his “Gunner.”
2. The player to Duke Skazzu’s left rolls a combat die again and obtains a “5”. The Sky
Patrol’s combat value for the round is 8.
Duke Skazzu rolls his combat die and obtains a “6.” Duke Skazzu must now return
his “Gunner” to the treasury. His combat total is 9: 6 from his combat die plus 3 from
3. Duke Skazzu has won the fight and destroyed the Sky Patrol vessel!
My question is: Why does Duke Skazzu return his Gunner to the treasury? I can't see any reason for it. Was he killed somehow? Do you only get to use him once before he evaporates or something? What gives?