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Planetary Invasion + General + Neutral Worlds seem ridiculously good

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Edit: So I've realized the tactic is even better because you get starting legions. I've been playing suboptimally, its even crazier than I thought. So removed the citizen note.

 

So a tactic I've been doing is this.

1) Scout out for any neutral forces in my area.

2) Research planetary invasion

3) Load the legions on a transport.

4) Go around and immediately take every neutral planet, suffering 0 resistance.

 

The tactic seems way too good. For a minimum of cost I get a Class 16 planet (most of the time) with infrastructure and population already formed. These planets are night and day better than anything else I can get, and don't cost administration. Further, I can just keep doing it. With 1 transport, I can take 1,2, or even 3 neutral worlds. I don't even need any ships.

I think the issue is that neutral planets have 0 defenses. No ships, and no garrisoned legions. I think it minimum they should have a garrisoned legion and a few ships...something that at least slows the tactic down a bit.

So far, this seems to be the absolute best way to play. I get such a crazy return from the tactic I am miles ahead of a player that doesn't do this.