Leaders are definitely not immune to A/E. They are only immune to A/E by their own faction members. If someone else has A/E privs in that space, which is not uncommon (or just, you know, trick them into boarding another group's capital ship if you have a sufficiently high persuasion proficiency bonus), that other group can A/E them. Or you can just capture the leader in question and try to ransom them for leadership, but given rates of attrition in SWC, in the majority of factions it's probably more efficient just to wait it out until they go inactive. Or just to start your own faction, unless there's a specific reason you want that one in particular.
Edited By: Syn on Year 18 Day 188 12:29 ____________