Here's my second Homeworlds problem! (My first was Homeworlds: Mini Doomsday Machine.)

Lee (0,g3b2) y2g1-
Ray (1,r2) r2-y3y3y3
DS1 (y1) -y1g3
Y (y2) r1-y1
G (g2) r2-g2
R (r3) g1-r1
B (b3) r1-b1

The stash contains r3r3 y2 g3g2g1 b3b3b2b2b1b1.

So... it is down to me, and it is down to you.

If you capture my red ship, you threaten to invade with r1r1.

If you capture my yellow ship, you threaten to invade with y1.

If you capture my green ship, you threaten to build r3r3.

If you capture my blue ship, you threaten to trade r2 for y2.

The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both move, and we find out who is right... and who is dead.

Lee to play and mate in 1. (That is, you must find the unique move which Lee can make, such that no matter what Ray replies, Lee will win on the very next turn.)

  • $\begingroup$ @melfnt Why that edit? Homeworlds isn't a video game, and we have enough puzzles about it that it makes sense for it to have its own tag. $\endgroup$ – Joseph Sible-Reinstate Monica May 31 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ (I've rolled the edit back.) It'd be nice for someone to tag the other Homeworlds puzzles with [homeworlds], btw. I tried doing that myself but got shot down. $\endgroup$ – Quuxplusone May 31 at 20:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JosephSible-ReinstateMonica there are only two puzzles tagged [homeworlds] and that tag does not even have description nor excerpt. My bad I didn't know it is not a videogame $\endgroup$ – melfnt May 31 at 20:42
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    $\begingroup$ @melfnt: If you look at the related items in the right sidebar (especially the ones explicitly linked from "Mini Doomsday Machine"), you'll find 4 more Homeworlds puzzles without the [homeworlds] tag. $\endgroup$ – Quuxplusone May 31 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Quuxplusone I added the tags just now :) $\endgroup$ – melfnt May 31 at 20:46

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