Repair Damaged Ships
Steve does not have any damaged Dreadnoughts or War Suns. However, Nicholas does have a damaged Dreadnought on Mecatol Rex.
Remove Command Counters
All Command Counters are pulled from the board and returned to supply.
Each player turns over any exhausted planets in their player area.
New Action Cards
Steve will get 1 Action Card. He has 4, so does not exceed the 7 card limit. Because of the Minister of Policy Law, Nicholas will receive 2 Action Cards. He only has 2 Action Cards, so adding 2 more will not exceed the 7 card limit either.
Action Cards are distributed in turn order. Nicholas will be first.
Steve draws the Civil Defense Action Card.
Continue the Status Phase.