So i played my first game last night (quick start rules) against my girlfriend.
I played empire and she played rebels.
Found ourselves in a position when it got to 1 on 1, where we were parallel to each other and facing opposite directions and it became a circle fight.
The thing is, I assumed that a tie (having a tighter turning circle and being quicker) would win a single flow circle fight.
BUT, I kept picking hard left turns (1 and 2) to try and outturn her, whilst she kept picking hard left 3 turns. As a result, we both moved 90 degrees every turn and stayed in the same relative positions. In the end I had to break the circle or it would have gone on like this forever.
It seems an odd mechanic which allows a faster, more agile ship to be stalemated like this in a circle fight.
Have others encountered this endless circle problem and how did they solve it?
p.s I won in the end, but only due to a few lucky shots at range 3 which took down her shields, then a turn where we were both facing at range 1 and I won purely because i got a lucky roll and got to attack before her…