Just got burned by a minor race

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

So, my second ideology event I get is the one where you get the more powerful Elemental building, +35bc/turn if you build it.  And I haven't built my central bank yet.  I find the right planet with a +3 wealth tile and finish the elemental.   Since I'm going to get this cash influx, I go out and buy the Mercenary transport which lets you invade worlds pre-War age.  I hurry up and invade a nearby Minor, before they orbit any ships.  Haven't finished the central bank yet.  But guess who did:  the minor race.