Before deploying fleets, the second player sets aside 1 of his small or medium ships and up to 3 of his squadrons; he does not deploy them during setup. Then he places 3 objective tokens in the play area beyond distance 3 of both players' edges.
At the start of any round after the first round, the second player can deploy the ship and squadrons that he set aside at distance 1 of 1 objective token. Then remove all objective tokens. The ship can be deployed overlapping squadrons; the first player places those squadrons as though the ship had overlapped them while executing a manoeuvre.
If the second player does not deploy, he may move each objective token to within distance 1 of its current position.