.. How do they work?
Graviton Negator: A player may use this card in any shielded space where he has at least one unit (even if enemy units are also present). If the bombardment is currently affecting this space, all units in the space are immediately destroyed.
How are you supposed to use this effectively?
- No two units can share the same space without battle occuring, which will always result in either one or both sides being wiped out.
- Battles occur before Bombardment, so you can't enter the shielded space, knowing that the bombardment will pass over this space, wihtout triggering combat first.
- You can't enter any space that is currently under bombardment, even if shielded.
- Allies explicitly cannot share the same space.
With these in mind* it looks like you can't wipe out an enemy force that's turtling under a shield. So other than blowing our own units up, the only purpose of this card would be to break a shield. But why would you do that? If you have a unit in there that is primed to drop a Negator then you're controling the space, why lose the added protection?
The only situation I can think of being useful is if you're possibly going to cede a spot to an opposing force, and you know the bombardment will strike this turn.. I'll need to play this of course to gauge the likelihood of such a situation occurring regularly enough to warrant the card, but as it currently stands, it just doesn't seem that useful as none of the applications seem to actively help you.
Anyone else thinking the same way or have I royally misinterpetted something?
*other, as-of-yet revealed cards and abilities permitting of course