The front arc is already ruled out in the new version of the manual. Don't know if I just forgot to mention it or if it was already part of the "old" version 0.14.May I also suggest we make some of the updates we discussed about the chaffs; specifically go back and look at our proposed changes to have no front-arc affects, a reduced side-arc affect for 'smart' weapons that have guidance, and have dumb fires only affected in the rear arc.
Chaff pod effectiveness is reduced by 1 if a missile approaches from a ship's side arc. I deliberately left this rule untouched for now, since after playing Arena with Mekt-Hakkikt, we both noticed the decoys are actually released to the left, right and rear arc... Which means DF missiles approaching from either side could be affected as well. Not sure if I'll leave it at that, but it will definitely be version 0.15 then.
Oh, and here's a preliminary ranking of the scenarios:
1. Destroyer Battle
2. Asteroid Ambush
3. Capship Arena
(It's pretty close, though.)
As you can see, I've returned from my (exhausting) weekend, so I'll start setting up the new game tomorrow.