The play area is the defined area on a flat surface on which the ships are
placed. After executing a maneuver, if any part of a ship's base is outside the
play area, that ship has fled.
The recommended play area for a standard 200-point dogfight is 3' x 3' (91
cm x 91cm). If playing with other squad point totals, the players can expand
or contract the play area in one or both dimensions to create a suitable space
for the game.