The Covenant battlecruiser powers up the energy beam projector and vaporizes a frigate. The beam also burns a hole in the small island immediately behind the disintegrated frigate.
Imperial gunnery attacks from the battleship Ontake against Covenant Cruiser squadron.
The Blazing bombers descend for a bombing run and take out an entire squadron of Covenant frigates. Unfortunately, a lone Blazing Sun frigate was still involved in a close action with the Covenant frigates and was also sunk in the bomb blasts.
Turn 8: the wounded scout gryo is finally destroyed by the recaptured CoA bomber, and the Blazing Sun battleship loses the final Hull Point to a shot fired by the recaptured CoA cruiser. The Ontake sinks, and the remaining aerial elements of the Blazing Sun force return to their air base, leaving the CoA force in control of this unnamed chain of islands in the South Pacific. Yes, only 2 HP of damage on the CoA Battlecruiser due to three repair cards played on it. My Usual Opponent seems to show a streak of luck for repairing large capital ships, even when we're sharing the same deck!