In the 6th mission of the Rynn world campaign book, bombing run, the deployment rule says to put objectives 9 hexes away from the defender side and to deploy the defender's aircraft on that same line.
My understanding of the rule is that the defender has to take at least one flak positions, which is counter as an aircraft for the purpose of deployment. However, it seems a bit stupid to have flak 9 hexes away from the objectives they are defending. When we played the mission, wa agreed that the defender could deploy flak positions anywhere on his half of the board.
Do you have some experience to share about this mission or similar situations ?
To share mine, in the game we played, I had 3 fighta-bommer and 3 dakkajet and the defender had 2 thunderbolt, 2 marauder destroyer and 3 flak positions (1 missile, 2 guns). After a first pass on the right-most objective (2/4 structure points lost) I quickly lost all my aircrafts. The flak positions where positioned each on an hex next to an objective.