You can be 100% sure that the day team solar has 1000 support and actually field 100+ motherships is also the day the have crazy amount of other stuff ready. Just like they had yesterday.
PL and NC. most likely did the right thing since everyone and their mother would have rushed to the great gangbang that was about to happen there had they deployed.
Most of the time the willingness to use and show of your supers deminish when the other side says: "Bring it, we are ready!"