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                By Albert-Jan Buwalda
    
    
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    Introduction................. INT00
    Basics....................... BSC00
    Research and design.......... RND00
    -- Fighters.................. RND01
    -- Capital Ships............. RND02
    -- Laser Weapons............. RND03
    -- Main Guns................. RND04
    -- Ship Shields.............. RND05
    -- Hyperdrives............... RND06
    -- Ship upgrades............. RND07
    -- Space Bases............... RND08
    -- Tanks..................... RND09
    -- Tank Weapons.............. RND10
    -- Tank Upgrades............. RND11
    Buildings.................... BLD00
    Planetary management......... PLA00
    Diplomacy.................... DPL00
    Spying....................... SPY00
    Warfare...................... WAR00
    -- Space Battles............. WAR01
    -- Ground Battles............ WAR02
    -- Planetary Defense......... WAR03
    Picking a race............... PAR00
    Game Phases.................. GMP00
    -- Phase 1 - Colonization.... GMP01
    -- Phase 2 - The Discovery... GMP02
    -- Phase 3 - The Crusade..... GMP03
    Conclusion................... CON00
    Thanks and Stuff............. TNS00
    
    Version:
    1.0 Base document
    1.1 Included Building list, fleet comparison charts and much research.
    1.2 Said every thing I wanted to say...
    
    Email: the.earth.dies.screaming@gmail.com
    
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    ----------------
    | Introduction |
    ----------------
    |INT00|
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    Dear reader,
    
    This is my Imperium Galactica FAQ, welcome. Glad you could make it! If you're
    here you probably own a copy of the (IMO) greatest 4X game ever. This game has
    captured my heart and I feld it was not represented as good by the FAQs all
    ready written as it could be. I feld there was more to say about this game.
    This game is so full of depth and beauty that was compelled to write. I had to;
    for if not I, who than? So I went to work and compiled every scrap of relevant
    information and put it in here.
    
    You wanted information, well, you got it! This is a work of love for the game
    which has been a mainstay on my desktop for the last 9 years. It just doesn't
    get boring. I hope it helps you enjoy the game the way I have done all this
    time.
    
    Yours faithfully,
    
    
    Albert-Jan Buwalda
    
    +========================================+
    
    ----------
    | Basics |
    ----------
    |BSC00|
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    The first thing you should know when you start a game of Imerium Galactica 2 is
    that there is only one goal: you want to be the emperor of the entire galaxy!
    This is quite a goal as you can imagine. To get to that you first need to be
    familiar with the basics of the game. Once you have started a campaign or
    skirmish, you start with the starmap:
    
    Starmap
    
    +------------------------------------------------+
    |A|B|C|D|    E   |    F   |          G       |H|I|
    +------------------------------------------------+
    |                                                |
    |                                                |
    |                                                |
    |                                                |
    |                                                |
    |                 ----------------               |
    |                /                \              |
    |+-------+       |        K       |              |
    ||   J   |       \                /              |
    |+-------+         ---------------               |
    +------------------------------------------------+
    
    A = Pause
    B = Slow speed
    C = Normal speed
    D = Fast speed
    E = Amount of money you have
    F = Date
    H = Quick research
    I = Menu selection button
    J = Selected Planet (when a planet is selected)
    K = Minimap
    
    This is where you will spend most your time of the game. It looks pretty so
    that isn't a problem now is it? The time control is pretty important, you'll
    want to pause your game one in a while to straighten things out. The only
    speeds I ever use Fast and Pause, but rather than using the buttons on the
    screen, I use their hotkeys (Pause = Spacebar / Fast = 3). The bar next to it
    is the cash-bar. Most of the time money is plentiful enough, not to pay to much
    attention to it, but when on a building spree you might want to keep a eye out.
    
    The Quick research buttons is for if you want to select a research without
    actually going to the research menu. This is ideal for once you are familiar
    with technology available. You just press and hold on the button drag it to the
    research you want and releash. The Menu selection button is for selection of
    different menus, but I suggest you learn the hotkeys instead for better play.
    
    Menu Hotkeys
    
    F1 = Help
    F2 = Starmap
    F3 = Colony
    F4 = Research
    F5 = Design
    F6 = Diplomacy
    F7 = Spying
    F8 = Trade
    F9 = Info
    
    Now you have an idea of how to navigate throught the game, you can procede. If
    you run in any trouble, you can always play the tutorial.
    
    +========================================+
    
    -----------------------
    | Research and Design |
    -----------------------
    |RND00|
    -------
    
    Researching and design new ships, tanks and buildings is of the up most
    importance in Imperium Galactica 2. Having the technological edge makes for
    better colonies and easier conquest. There are quite a lot of things your able
    to research in the game. From a Bar to keep the colonists happy to a Heavy
    Cruiser to conquer worlds, they all have their uses. This is why you should
    always start researching early in the game.
    
    You will need research centers of the appropriate type and in large enough
    number to research technologies. The more advanced the technology, the more
    centers you're going to need. Let us start by explaining how the Research menu
    works, because the first few games you are not going to use the Quick Research
    button in the Starmap.
    
    You basically click on the orb of your choice and click on what you want to
    research. If you have enough money, you can click on "Double money" which will
    halve your research time. After you selected your research just press "Start"
    
    --------------------
    | Fighter Research |
    --------------------
    |RND01|
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    Fighters are nice to have early on in the game. They help kill minor capital
    ships and add some nice fire power. About mid-game they phase out due to the
    more efficient capital ships.
    
    Break-Down:
    
    Name: Name of fighter
    Hull: The strength of the hull
    FPwr: The firepower of the fighter
    Prty: Priority of the research
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Fighter
    Hull: 1
    FPwr: 10
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Not very effective, even for early game.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Advanced Fighter
    Hull: 2
    FPwr: 15
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Not very effective, even for early game.
    
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Interceptor
    Hull: 3
    FPwr: 25
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Decent for fleet protection. Will phase out really quickly.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Fighter
    Hull: 5
    FPwr: 40
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: The only fighter worth producing and even than in great quantities. Will
    phase out near mid-game.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------
    | Capital Ships |
    -----------------
    |RND02|
    -------
    
    Capital ships are the real deal. They contain every thing from simple
    Destroyers to the awe inspiring Battle Ship. Keep in mind that you can design
    your own version; strapping on better shield, propulsion and weapons. Note that
    the firepower of ships are determent by their weapons.
    
    Name: Name of capital ship
    Hull: The strength of the hull
    TCap: Number of tanks it can carry without Cargo Pods
    Prty: Priority of the research
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Destroyer
    Hull: 10
    TCap: 1
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Will be good border patrol early on but wil fail to deliver in an all-out
    fire fight with a full force enemy fleet.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Destroyer
    Hull: 15
    TCap: 1
    Prty: [**/..]
    Note: A slight improvement. Will also be on a lot of border duty.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Corvette
    Hull: 25
    TCap: 2
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: This is the first ship that can be employed in a offensive. It will do
    you good until the mid to end-game. If it drags on to end-game it will propbaly
    be your border patrol.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Corvette
    Hull: 40
    TCap: 2
    Prty: [***/.]
    Note: This one is a keeper and should be the mainstay of any fleet. It packs
    some serious heat for mid-game and just enough to make the fleet in end game.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Cruiser
    Hull: 60
    TCap: 2
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: This is a devastating weapon that will hold its own in most fire fights.
    Straped with a lot of weapons and good shields this guy will be a great
    addition to your fleet. It has serious armour and if the opponent hasn't got
    their ow Cruisers to counter yours, he's in for some pain.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Cruiser
    Hull: 100
    TCap: 2
    Prty: [****/]
    Note: A significant leap from the previous version.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Battle Ship
    Hull: 200
    TCap: 4
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: This is THE weapon of mass destruction. Ones you have these in your
    fleet, you will pack a lot of heat. It has double the armour of the Heavy
    Cruiser and a third more fire power. Death incarnate!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------
    | Laser Weapons |
    -----------------
    |RND03|
    -------
    
    Laser are the first weapons than you can strap on your space ships. These
    weapons are rather light in comparison to the main weapons larger ships can
    fire, but have a high rate of fire. This makes them ideal for killing fighters
    and the more agile ships.
    
    Name: Name of laser
    FPwr: Amount of fire power
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Light Laser
    FPwr: 10
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: The lowest of low. Luckily you get it when you start, because it would be
    sad to have to research this! It works for the time being. You'll soon progress
    to better weapons.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Quad Laser
    FPwr: 15
    Prty: [*/...]
    Note: Only a small increase in power, but it is needed badly!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Pulse Laser
    FPwr: 25
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Now this is starting to look decent! This will get you through many
    fights and will allow you to focus on other research for a while (like main
    guns).
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Beam Laser
    FPwr: 40
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: This gun is just next progression; more damage but it won't matter much
    at this stage since your main weapons deal most of the damage and fighters are
    hardly a problem.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Turbo Laser
    FPwr: 65
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: A very good weapon for sure. If your done researching your main guns and
    shields, this should be up next.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    -------------
    | Main Guns |
    -------------
    |RND04|
    -------
    
    The main guns are your main weapon against capital ships. These are useless
    against fighters, but when you reach the star ships that can carry these,
    fighters are nearly useless.
    
    Name: Name of Main Gun
    FPwr: Amount of fire power
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Neutrogun
    FPwr: 20
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: The base main weapon. Needed for progression, but not really that great.
    Should be upgraded ASAP!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Impulse Gun
    FPwr: 40
    Prty: [**/..]
    Note: Very decent weapon. Nothing special but will the job until the next
    generation arrives.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Photon Blaster
    FPwr: 80
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: very nice weapon. This will get you through most of the game.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Mezon Gun
    FPwr: 150
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: This is the weapon of choice for the race which can't use the Destructor
    Gun.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Paralyser
    FPwr: 200
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Not that great... I rather have weapon that actually hurts!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Ship-Manipulator
    FPwr: 300
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Pretty cool! Use their own troops against them. Limited to the Cheblon
    Clans and Shinari, who REALLY need them.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Anti-Matter Ray
    FPwr: 600
    Prty: [*/...]
    Note: Not very effective...
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Destructor Gun
    FPwr: 900
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: Read the name! Death incarnate...
    
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ----------------
    | Ship Shields |
    ----------------
    |RND05|
    -------
    
    Shields are important to keep your ships going. These have pretty high priority
    on other research, because you want keep your fleet as unscratched as posible.
    
    Name: Name of shield
    Ffct: Shield's effect
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Energy Shield
    Ffct: +15% hull strength
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Basic shield that will get you a healthy dose of extra HP.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Kinetic Shield
    Ffct: +30% hull strength
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Basic shield that will get you a healthy dose of extra HP.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Inertia Shield
    Ffct: +40% hull strength, -30% laser damage
    Prty: [***/.]
    Note: Extra HP and reduced damage will get you serious longlivity. This a great
    shield!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Magnetic
    Ffct: +60% hull strength, -45% laser damage, - 12 % neutron shot damage
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Even better; even reduction in damage of low-tech main gun damage
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Gravity Shield
    Ffct: +80% hull strength, deflects most laser fire, -36% neutron and photon
    shot damage
    Prty: [****/]
    Note: This is the best shield most races get! A absolute must.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Deflector Shield
    Ffct: +100% hull strength, deflects ALL laser fire, Absorps most neutron and
    photon shot damage.
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: Behold greatness!!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ---------------
    | Hyperdrives |
    ---------------
    |RND06|
    -------
    
    These make you go faster! :D
    
    Name: Name of Hyperdrive
    Trst: Thrust factor
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.1
    Trst: 8
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Helps you catch up with enemies and scout faster.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.2
    Trst: 10
    Prty: [***/.]
    Note: Helps you catch up with enemies and scout faster.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.3
    Trst: 12
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Helps you catch up with enemies and scout faster.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.4
    Trst: 14
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Of less importance than previous versions.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.5
    Trst: 16
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Of less importance than previous versions.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.6
    Trst: 18
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Antarian Empire only. Going faster than every one else is good!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Hyperdrive Mk.7
    Trst: 20
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Antarian Empire only. Lightning speed helps with both offense and defense.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------
    | Ship Upgrades |
    -----------------
    |RND07|
    -------
    
    This are many extra you can strap on your ships. Some work well other are crap;
    make a pick of what you want and how you want to use it.
    
    Name: Name of Upgrade
    Ffet: Effect of upgrade
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Radar Array
    Ffet: Radar range of 2 parsecs (3 parsecs for Antarian Empire)
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Basic radar in heavy need of upgrade!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Enhanced radar
    Ffet: Radar range of 6 parsecs (7 parsecs for Antarian Empire)
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Better radar and it helps the scouting phase incredably.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Deep Space Radar
    Ffet: Radar range of 8 parsecs (9 parsecs for Antarian Empire)
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Allows you to react well on threats!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Stealth Radar
    Ffet: Deep Space Radar which can detect cloacked units
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: No more sneakyness (both in and out of battle)! Get it ASAP.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Cargo Pod
    Ffet: +1 tank capacity
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Decent upgrade for mid-tech ships. Becomes useless ones you get a
    battleship, which has enough room anyway
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Enhanced Cargo Pod
    Ffet: +2 tank capacity
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Hardly worth it. You can carry enough tanks as it is.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Battle Computer
    Ffet: +30% chance of damage when hitting target
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Very good upgrade. Makes most shot hurt as hell.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: ECM
    Ffet: Makes some torpedoes miss target
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Torpedoes are crap anyway!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Advanced ECM
    Ffet: Makes most torpedoes miss target
    Prty: [*/...]
    Note: Torpedoes are crap anyway!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Anti ECM
    Ffet: Counters ECM systems
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Not worth it since ECMs are a waste.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Computer Jammer
    Ffet: Disrupts Battle Computer/ECM of target ship
    Prty: [**/..]
    Note: Effect to limited to make it usefull.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Combat Cloaking
    Ffet: Cloacks ships in battle. Uncloacks while firing.
    Prty: [***/..]
    Note: Very good upgrade early on! Lets you win many battles, which would else
    be lost.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Fleet Cloaking
    Ffet: Cloaks fleet on the starmap
    Prty: [***..]
    Note: Good until the enemy gets Stealth Radar.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Torpedo
    Ffet: Ship can fire torpedo
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: This is crap...
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Advanced Torpedo
    Ffet: Ship can fire advanced torpedo
    Prty: [*/...]
    Note: Less crap is still crap!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Torpedo
    Ffet: Ship can fire Heavy Torpedo
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Makes me cry in agony...
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Napalm Bomb
    Ffet: Ships can bomb ground defenses
    Prty: [*/...]
    Note: Not effective
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Neutron Bomb
    Ffet: Ships can bomb ground defenses
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Hardly effective
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Virus Bomb
    Ffet: Ships can bomb ground defenses
    Prty: N/A
    Note: Story object
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ---------------
    | Space Bases |
    ---------------
    |RND08|
    -------
    
    Space bases are your defense against most fleets, because you can count on it
    thet if they reach your planet you couldn't catch up with them. They are quite
    worth in some cases.
    
    Name: Name space base
    Hull: Hull strength
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Space Base
    Hull: 50
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Gets shot up alot :(
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Advanced Space base
    Hull: 70
    Prty: [**/..]
    Note: Not powerfull enough to make a huge difference.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Space Base
    Hull: 90
    Prty: [***/.]
    Note: A good base for sure. It will protect most planet properly or at least
    thin the enemy fleet.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Mobile Space Base
    Hull: 90
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: This is a great piece of hardware. It is a moving heavy space base, which
    lets you protect a cluster of planets well. You can have more than one (unlike
    other space bases) and as such pack some serious punch.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ---------
    | Tanks |
    ---------
    |RND09|
    -------
    
    Ye ol' tank. These you need to take over worlds. Just drop them to the surface
    and roll over the defenses.
    
    Name: Name Tank
    Hull: Hull strength
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Wheeled Tank
    Hull: 10
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Basic tank; needs upgrading BAD!
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Tracked Tank
    Hull: 20
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Decent upgrade.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Anti-Grav Tank
    Hull: 30
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Great tank; good armor and high speed. Can do hit-and-run attacks.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Mega-Tank
    Hull: 50
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: The mother of all tanks! Lets you mount two weapons systems and is nearly
    indestructable by anything else than a Heavy Fortress.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Mine-Layer
    Hull: 20
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Mines are crap so this vehicle ain't much better.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ---------------
    | Tank Weapons|
    ---------------
    |RND10|
    -------
    
    Name: Name Weapon
    FPwr: Fire Power
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Machine Gun
    FPwr: 2
    Prty: [*....]
    Note: Not very usefull. Lacks the power to take down serious targets.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Cannon Turret
    FPwr: 3
    Prty: [**...]
    Note: Very avarage.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Rocket Turret
    FPwr: 3
    Prty: [**/..]
    Note: A Cannon Turret with a bit of extra range. Still avarage
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Laser Turret
    FPwr: 4
    Prty: [***/.]
    Note: Good weapon, especially as the Mega-Tanks secundary weapon.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Heavy Turret
    FPwr: 5
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Very nice
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Rocket Turret 2
    FPwr: 5
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Seems the same as previous.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Ion Turret
    FPwr: 8
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: Uber-deadly! Weapon of choice...
    
    ------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------
    | Tank Upgrades |
    -----------------
    |RND11|
    -------
    
    Their is so much crap here I can't even be bothered to do them all. Instead
    I'll tell you which are worth it!
    
    Name: Upgrade
    Ffct: Effect
    Prty: Priority
    Note: Additional info
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Range Extension
    Ffct: Extends range of weapons (no way! Really?)
    Prty: [*****]
    Note: My favorite choice for any tank. this enables your tank to survive very
    long.
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Air Strike Pod
    Ffct: Summons fighters to shoot at an area
    Prty: [****/]
    Note: Often Works well with all those tanks huddled up in those cities
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Name: Laser Strike Pod
    Ffct: Same as previous but with laser beams
    Prty: [****.]
    Note: Seems less effective than the air strike.
    
    +========================================+
    
    -------------
    | Buildings |
    -------------
    |BLD00|
    -------
    
    Civilian Buildings
    
    NAME     - Name Building
    ENG      - Energy
    WRK      - Workers required
    HUL      - Hull strength
    FPW      - Fire power
    PROVIDES - Building provides
    
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |NAME             |COST |ENG|WRK|PROVIDES                       |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Colonial Hub     |10000| 0 |500|Needed to build, 600 power     |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Small House      | 4000|100|150|Housing for 7000               |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Large House      | 6000|150|150|Housing for 12000              |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Food Factory     | 6000|300|300|Food for 9000                  |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Auto Food Factory|10000|450|400|Food for 18000                 |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Hospital         | 5000|200|300|Medical care for 8000          |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Police Station   | 5000|150|400|Police  for 15000              |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Fire Brigade     | 5000|300|250|Increase auto-repair           |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Park             | 5000| 50| 50|Morale boost                   |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Bar              | 8000| 50|100|Morale boost                   |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Recreation Center|10000|150|350|Morale boost                   |
    +-----------------+-----+---+---+-------------------------------+
    |Stadium          |20000|450|600|Morale boost                   |
    +-----------------------+---+---+-------------------------------+
    
    Industrial Buildings
    
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |NAME                  |COST |ENG|WRK |PROVIDES                 |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Ship Research         | 4000|450|2500|+1 Ship research level   |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Tank research         | 4000|450|2500|+1 Tank research level   |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Building Research     | 4000|300|2500|+1 Build. research level |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Spaceship factory     |10000|300|4000|+1000 Ship Production    |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Adv. spaceship factory|17000|600|5000|+2000 Ship Production    |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Tank factory          | 8000|250|4000|+1000 Tank production    |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Adv. tank factory     |15000|500|5000|+2000 Tank production    |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Production Improvement|25000|400|2000|+50% Production factories|
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    |Spy Center            | 4000|300|2500|+1 spy available         |
    +----------------------+-----+---+----+-------------------------+
    
    +-----------------------------------------------------+
    | Note: Production Improvement effect does not stack! |
    +-----------------------------------------------------+
    
    Commercial Buildings
    
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |NAME             |COST |ENG|WRK |PROVIDES                      |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Fusion Plant     | 3000| 0 | 300|+600GW/h                      |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Solar Plant      | 4000| 0 | 400|+1000GW/h 1500GW/h on Desert  |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Magma Plant      | 5000| 0 | 500|+1500GW/h 2250GW/h on volcanic|
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Mezon Plant      | 6000| 0 | 600|+2000GW/h                     |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Trade Center     |10000|100|5000|$5000 docking fee for traders |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Trading Port     |10000|700|2000|Attract traders +100% revenue |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    |Bank             |20000|100|5000|+50% revenue                  |
    +-----------------+-----+---+----+------------------------------+
    
    +-------------------------------------------------------+
    | Note: Trading Port and Bank only stack on each other! |
    +-------------------------------------------------------+
    
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |NAME              |COST |ENG |WRK |HUL|FPW|PROVIDES            |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Planetary Gun 1   | 5000| 400|1000| 10| 60|Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Planetary Gun 2   |10000| 500|1500| 20|100|Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Planetary Gun 3   |15000|1000|2000| 40|160|Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Planetary Gun 4   |20000|1200|2500| 80|260|Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Planet Shield     |20000| 200| 200| 10| 0 |Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Adv. Planet Shield|25000| 350| 300| 20| 0 |Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Distortion Shield |30000| 750| 400| 30| 0 |Space defense       |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Self-Destruct     |20000|1200|  10| 0 | 0 |What do you think?  |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Rocket Fort       | 5000|  0 |1000| 40| 3 |Ground defense      |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Machine Gun Fort  |10000|  0 |1500| 80| 6 |Ground defense      |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Laser Fort        |15000|  0 |2000| 80| 10|Ground defense      |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    |Heavy Fort        |20000|  0 |2500|110| 15|Ground defense      |
    +------------------+-----+----+----+---+---+--------------------+
    
    
    +========================================+
    
    ------------------------
    | Planetary management |
    ------------------------
    |PLA00|
    -------
    
    Ok, planetary management can be tedious at times. Don't worry its not just you,
    we all feel that way some times. There is, however, a way to minimalize it. The
    best way to do this is by catagorizing planets. This is easily done by looking
    at its base stats (population growth and production).
    
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    | POP Gr. |  Prod.  |   Planet Type   |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |   50%   |   50%   | Civilian Planet |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |  100%   |   50%   | Civilian Planet |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |   50%   |  100%   | Civilian Planet |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |  100%   |  100%   | Civilian Planet |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |  150%   |   50%   |    Trade Port   |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |  150%   |  100%   |    Trade Port   |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    |  200%   |   50%   | Research Planet |
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    | +150%   | +150%   |Production Planet|
    +---------+---------+-----------------+
    
    Just put the planets auto-build setting on the appropiate setting and the CPU
    will do most of the work for you. Do keep an eye out though, because the CPU
    doesn't always do thing right.
    
    +========================================+
    
    -------------
    | Diplomacy |
    -------------
    |DPL00|
    -------
    
    Diplomacy is an often blandly overlooked part of many games. In Imperium
    Galactica 2 this would be a grave mistake; there is nothing more powerful than
    a good alien policy. Once you have discovered a alien race you can send them
    messages. This can be as simple as speaking of bettering relationships to
    trading technology. As one can imagine, its not good to go out there and start
    insulting everybody because before you know it alliances against you have been
    forged and you have to fight many opponents.
    
    The best thing you can do to start out with when you discover a race is just
    talk to them about bettering your relationship. After that you want to give
    them one of your inventions. Since it doesn't matter which you might as well
    give them the most minor one you can. You don't want to give them access to a
    Cruiser while they might turn around and use it against you. After this gift
    they will often be willing to sign a non-aggression pact, if not try and better
    the relations once or twice before asking again.
    
    Non-aggression pacts are by no means a save-guard but make it less likely for
    war to break out. Give them another invention and better your relationship to
    get a alliance and/or trade agreement. This will pretty much ensure peace
    between the two of you. Its advicable to try this with evry races you meet. Now
    that you made an alliance your "friend" is more likely to listen to you and you
    want to make use of that. If you and a other race are allied, but there is a
    better race out there, you can try and make your ally fight him by lying to him
    about the nations intetions. often they will lash out at eachother and you'll
    come out the strongest.
    
    Never, ever declare war! The longer they don't know you're going to attack
    them, the less time they have to prepare. At the time you attack their first
    fleet/planet it wil be declared automatically.
    
    +========================================+
    
    ----------
    | Spying |
    ----------
    |SPY00|
    -------
    
    Spying is one of my favorite parts of the game. Although this takes much
    preparation, it can have more effect than a large fleet rampaging across enemy
    empires. A spy has the ability to do a multitude of task including such as
    stealing, sabotaging and assasination. When you go to the spy screen you see
    its stats. These are rather abstract if you don't know what they are for as
    they aren't straight forward.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Name: Name spy
    Race: Race of spy (has no effect as far as I know)
    XP:   Experience that the spy has gathered
    Rank: Experience level the spy has reached
    
    Infiltrate: This number displayes the spy's ability to do mission that require
    infiltration. These missions include everything from srealing to assassination.
    This is a very important trait to have a spy master. If you want to assassinate
    a enemy leader for example, your going to need at least 25 here to make him
    have decent chance on surviving the mission.
    
    Counter int: This number displays the spy's ability to counter enemy spies.
    This is very important since your going to have as much spies attacking you as
    you put out yourself. You can just let a spy start a counter intelligence
    mission and he will gain experience. All these points should be put in this
    trait to maximize his skill.
    
    Combat: This is mostly hor hunting spies. I do not use this much. Altough
    converting spies in to double agents has its uses, its hardly worth it to
    invest many points in.
    
    Loyalty: Make sure you have it between 8 and 12.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Now there are several missions out there which you can send you spies on, but
    they should be selected with care. First off, any spy (except a counter
    intelligence spy) should be trained until he has at least Infiltrate - 15. This
    ensures that most missions will succeed. This is easily done by sending him on
    level 5 training missions. This is rather expensive but also highly effective.
    He will be skillfull in no time.
    
    Sending your spy on a mission needs to be carefully look into. What will be
    most effective? Usually sabotaging captial ship or colony hubs of planets are
    quite effective. This often causes serious trouble for the empire on the
    recieving end of the spy mission. The other good mission is the assassination
    mission, which if succesfull, wil make many planets defect to other factions.
    If for example a race is getting a bit to powerfull, you can really cripple
    them this way.
    
    Note:Spy can be captured and killed, making all the money spend go a way in
    flash. Make sure he has a decent Infiltrate skill!!
    
    
    +========================================+
    
    ------------
    | Warefare |
    ------------
    |WAR00|
    -------
    
    At one point or another it's going to happen; your empire will be at war. This
    is not neccesarily a bad thing, since you can freely take over planets and
    crush enemy fleets. Waging war is matter of knowing how to do so in Imperium
    Galactica 2. There are basically 2 types of warfare: space warfare and ground
    warfare. You often need to conduct both to conquer an enemy empire (unless you
    have so many forces that you simply overrun them).
    
    -----------------
    | Space Battles |
    -----------------
    |WAR01|
    -------
    
    Space battles are there in two forms: fleet vs. fleet battles and planet
    assaults. Fleet battles are quite easy if you what to do. First, before the
    battle starts, look at the enemy fleets firepower. Is this much greater than
    yours you should not attack and atempt to flee to fight another day. Is it
    (nearly) equel or lower than yours, an attack is valid. Once your in the battle
    screen there are a couple of things that hold the key to victory. You should
    always concentrate the fire of the entire fleet on one target. You should
    always prioritize this target; Battleships first, than the Heavy Cruisers etc.
    Movement, i regret to say, is of minimal importance since most attacks will hit
    anyway.
    
    Planet assaults are much the same, with one exception; you'll be facing
    planetary guns and/or space stations. Sometimes there will be a fleet but
    mostly not. Planetary guns are crap, so you don't need to worry about them.
    Space stations on the other hand can really make it difficult in the early
    state of the game. Just do the same as you did in the fleet battle:
    concentrating fire and prioritizing. Space ships first, than space stations and
    than whats left.
    
    This will get you through most battles.
    
    ------------------
    | Ground Battles |
    ------------------
    |WAR02|
    -------
    
    Once your through the outer-planetary defenses, you'll need to continue your
    fight on the ground (unless you overrun them with sheer force). The tanks that
    your fleet carries wil be dropped to the surface of the planet. To capture the
    planet you'll need to knock out all enemy tanks and fortresses. This takes a
    little more of a tactical approach than the space battles.
    
    Usually the enemy tanks are packed in the city and will not come out. This
    forces you to fight your way in, often encountering fortresses on the way,
    maximizing damage. You can get around this, though. Try to reach the enemy
    tanks without being in range of the fortresses and fire upon them (your tanks
    should be in close proximity of eachother). The enemy tanks wil now come at
    you, but because they are in the city they will come in small groups, which are
    easily shot appart by your armies.
    
    Now, all thats left are the fortresses. Approach them from the side were your
    out of range of as many fortresses as posible and just destroy them one by one.
    The planet is now yours!
    
    Example:
    
     ..........................
     ..........................
     ....*******************...
     ....*+-+*CCCC*+-+*CCCC*...
     ....*+-+*CCCC*+-+*CCCC*...
     ...********************...
     ...*CC*CCCC*+-+*CCCC*.....
     ...*CC*CCCC*+-+*CCCC*.....
     ...******************.....
     ..........................
     ..........................
    
    Legend:
    
    ...
    ... = Open space
    
    CCC
    CCC = City building
    
    +-+
    +-+ = Fortress
    
    
    *** = Road
    
    In this situation it would be best to attack the north-west fortress from the
    most north-western corner. Other fortresses are than out of range. Than you can
    savely outside of reach of the other fortresses to the north-eastern corner.
    Attack from that position the north-east fortress, this leaces the last
    fortress to fend for its self.
    
    ---------------------
    | Planetary Defense |
    ---------------------
    |WAR03|
    -------
    
    Things to do:
    
    - Build fortresses
    - Have some tanks present
    - Have mobile bases in orbit
    
    Things not to do:
    
    - Build planetary guns
    - Build small/advanced space bases
    
    Smart fortress placement:
    
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    \\\\\+-++-++-+\\\\\\
    \\\\\+-++-++-+\\\\\\
    ....................
    ....................
    
    Make use of any natural walls when possible.
    
    Or
    
    If there is no good natural wall present group your fortresses. This will force
    enemies to face all of them at once.
    
    ................
    ................
    .....+-++-+.....
    .....+-++-+.....
    .....+-++-+.....
    .....+-++-+.....
    ................
    ................
    
    Legend:
    
    \\\\ = natural wall (mountain)
    +-+
    +-+  = Fortress
    ...
    ...  = Open ground
    
    +========================================+
    
    ------------------
    | Picking a race |
    ------------------
    
    The most important decision of the entire game is which race you are going to
    play. This influences the game on such a grant scale, you can't even imagine.
    The fact of the matter is that if you chose a certain race, your play style
    should be adepted to the race.
    
    For example: If you play the Solarian Federation its best to race up the tech
    tree to get those nasty weapons/space ships. This will make you a match for a
    race like the Kra'Hen which have more powerfull ships and weapons. If you have
    a dozen Heavy Cruisers while he is still researching them, he's in big trouble.
    On the other hand if the Kra'Hen are left to their devices for long enough to
    catch up, you are in trouble.
    
    Of the eight race out there only three can be played in the campaign. This may
    sound shabby, but its not! The races are entirly different. These differences
    also makes picking the right race for the first time through very important.
    Most beginner friendly top 3 would be:
    
    1. Solarian Federation - Good all-round
    2. Kra'Hen Empire      - Brute force
    3. Shinari Republic    - Back stabber
    
    
    
    Main Races:
    
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    | Race name |         Pros        |         Cons        |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    | Solarian  |  30% less research  |                     |
    |Federation |    time and cost    |         None        |
    |           | Advanced technology |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |  Kra'Hen  | Unaffected by spies |  Cannot spy/trade   |
    |  Empire   |   Strong military   |    No diplomacy     |
    |           | Destructor Ray (!!) |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |  Shinari  | Double trade income |    Weak military    |
    | Republic  |   Excellent spies   | No advanced weapons |
    |           |  Manipulator techn. |     and shields     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    
    When you finished the campaign (or maby not) you might want to go for a
    skirmish game. Here you can also play the other 5 races. This allows for some
    entirly different tactics.
    
    Secondary Races (skirmish only):
    
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    | Race name |         Pros        |         Cons        |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    | Antarian  | Faster Hyperdrives  |                     |
    |  Empire   | Large ships have 2  |         None        |
    |           |     shields (!!)    |                     |
    |           | Better radar range  |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |  Iberon   | Large ships have 2  |                     |
    |  Empire   |     shields (!!)    |                     |
    |           |  Destror Ray (!!)   | No Deflector Shield |
    |           | Coloization ships   |                     |
    |           |cheaper/faster build |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |  Cheblon  |  More succesful in  |                     |
    |   Clans   |     diplomacy       |    Weak military    |
    |           |  Manipulator techn. |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |   Godan   |   150% population   |                     |
    |  Kingdom  |       growth        |                     |
    |           | More lasers p/ship  |         None        |
    |           | Large ships have 2  |                     |
    |           |     shields (!!)    |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    |  Toluen   |   +30% population   |                     |
    |  Empire   |       growth        |                     |
    |           |  More bombs p/ship  |         None        |
    |           | Destructor Ray (!!) |                     |
    +-----------+---------------------+---------------------+
    
    
    Planet Affinity Table - Population growth in %
    
                +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
                |   |
               T|   |   |   |   | V |   |   |   |   |
               e|   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |
               r| F |   |   | D | l |   | B |   |   |
               r| o | G | R | e | c |   | a |   |   |
               a| r | r | o | s | a |   | r | M | M |
               i| e | a | c | e | n | I | r | a | o |
               n| s | s | k | r | i | c | e | r | o |
        Race    | t | s | y | t | c | y | n | s | n |
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Solarian F.|150|150|150|100|100|100|100| 50| 50|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Kra'Hen Em.| 50| 50|100|150|150|100|150|100|100|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Shinari Re.|100|100|150| 50| 50|150|100|150|100|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Antarian E.|100|100|100|150|100| 50| 50|150|150|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Iberon Emp.|150|150|100| 50|100| 50|150|100|100|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Cheblon Cl.| 50|100| 50|100|150|100|100|150|150|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Godan King.|150|150|150|150|150|150|150|150|150|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    |Toluen Emp.|100|150|100|150|100|150| 50| 50|100|
    +-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
    
    Ship comparison charts
    
    Legend:
    Base HP   - Starting hitpoints without shields
    Max HP    - Maximun hitpoints with best shields
    Lasers    - Number of lasers on ship
    Main Guns - Number of main guns
    Torpedoes - Number of torpedoes (No shields)
    Max FP    - Maximum firepower with best weapons
    
    +----------------------------------------------------------+
    | NOTE: Antarian and Godan ships with 2 shield generators: |
    | - Heavy Corvette                                         |
    | - Cruiser                                                |
    | - Heavy Cruiser                                          |
    | - Battleship                                             |
    +----------------------------------------------------------+
    
    Solarian Federation ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 3 | 0 | 1 | 215|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 5 | 0 | 2 | 325|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 43| 6 | 2 | 3 | 470|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 72| 7 | 4 | 5 | 968|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|120| 8 | 6 | 6 |1775|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|200| 12| 7 | 7 |2850|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|420| 20| 14| 10|4250|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Kra'Hen Empire ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 4 | 0 | 1 | 280|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 6 | 0 | 3 | 390|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 38| 7 | 2 | 4 | 535|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 58| 8 | 4 | 5 |1040|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60| 95| 9 | 6 | 6 |1845|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|159| 12| 10| 7 |2700|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|335| 20| 14| 10|4000|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Shinari Republic ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 3 | 0 | 0 | 120|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 5 | 0 | 0 | 200|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 50| 6 | 3 | 0 | 360|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 90| 7 | 4 | 5 | 600|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|140| 10| 10| 6 |1200|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|100| 16| 16| 7 |1920|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|200| 24| 21| 10|2760|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Antarian Empire ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 3 | 0 | 1 | 215|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 5 | 0 | 2 | 325|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 43| 6 | 2 | 3 | 470|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 87| 7 | 4 | 5 | 775|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|150| 8 | 6 | 6 |1420|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|252| 12| 10| 7 |2280|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|505| 20| 14| 10|3400|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Inberon Empire ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 4 | 0 | 1 | 280|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 6 | 0 | 3 | 390|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 38| 8 | 1 | 4 | 560|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 72| 12| 2 | 5 |1140|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|111| 16| 2 | 6 |1700|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|198| 22| 6 | 7 |2750|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|396| 36| 6 | 10|3840|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Cheblon Clans ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 3 | 0 | 0 | 120|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 5 | 0 | 0 | 200|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 36| 6 | 3 | 0 | 360|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 72| 7 | 4 | 5 | 600|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|120| 10| 6 | 6 |1300|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|200| 16| 9 | 7 |1990|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|420| 20| 16| 10|3200|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Godan Kingdom ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 4 | 0 | 1 | 280|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 6 | 0 | 3 | 450|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 45| 7 | 2 | 4 | 695|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 86| 8 | 4 | 5 |1040|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|150| 9 | 6 | 6 |1845|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|252| 12| 9 | 7 |2550|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |200|505| 18| 12| 10|3570|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    Toluen Empire ship chart
    
                  +---+---+---+---+---+----+
                  |   |   |   | M | T |    |
                  |   |   |   | a | o |    |
                  | B |   |   | i | r |    |
                  | a | M | L | n | p | M  |
                  | s | a | a |   | e | a  |
                  | e | x | s | G | d | x  |
                  |   |   | e | u | o |    |
                  | H | H | r | n | e | F  |
                  | P | P | s | s | s | P  |
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Destroyer    | 10| 10| 3 | 0 | 1 | 215|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Destroyer| 15| 17| 5 | 0 | 2 | 325|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Corvette     | 25| 43| 6 | 2 | 3 | 470|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Corvette | 45| 81| 7 | 4 | 10| 925|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Cruiser      | 60|140| 8 | 6 | 12|1600|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Hvy Cruiser  |100|220| 12| 10| 14|2700|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    |Battleship   |120|440| 20| 14| 20|4000|
    +-------------+---+---+---+---+---+----+
    
    +========================================+
    
    ---------------
    | Game Phases |
    ---------------
    |GMP00|
    -------
    
    A game Imperium Galactica can be devided in multiple phases. These phases
    reflect a part of the game that your are in and what kind of actions you should
    take to get ahead in the game. Each phase is easy to identify because of
    certain events that will happen while playing. If you do take propper action,
    you'll be likely to out-live the opposition. Thake in mind that all that is
    explained here should be taken as a rule of thumb and not an exact sience. Due
    to the free nature of the game, the variables are near endless and so are the
    possibilities.
    
    --------------------------
    | Phase 1 - Colonization |
    --------------------------
    |GMP01|
    -------
    
    Every game you start, be it the campaign or a skirmish map, will begin in this
    phase. This is the phase were your empire has gained a foothold on a handfull
    of planets. Press space to pause the game because there is going to be some
    changes. Click on a random planet you own. Cycle through them (Page up/down)
    and look at the planets stats (its population growth and production) to see
    which planet has which. There are going to be good planets and "bad" planets (a
    planet is never really bad since it gives you income).
    
    Ones you have a general idea on what planets are good in production and have a
    decent population growth (no less than a 100% and preferably more), select it
    and go to the surface. Ones on the surface you want to build two Ship
    Factories. Do not build more because the population of the planet will not be
    able to handle it yet and it will sit idly. Go back to the starmap and rename
    your planet (click with both mouse buttoms on the planet name) for
    identification; something like "Ship Factory 1". Do the same with another
    planet, just with another name ofcourse. You have enough factories for now.
    
    Now select the planets with low production value but a decent (100% or so)
    population growth. Go to the surface of the planet. Now place two Ship Research
    centers. You'll need two at first; no more just yet. Go to the starmap again
    and rename the planet. Something along the lines of "Research 1" wil do nicely.
    Last but not least you should put the build orders for the planets with insane
    population growth (150-200 %) from civilion to trade. This is done in the
    planet menu, which is entered by left clicking the small planet summary in the
    lower left corner.
    
    Go back to the star map. You see that you have two types of ships to you
    disposal: Colonization Ship and some combat ships. Send the Colonization Ship
    to the nearest uninhabited planet by clicking and holding the left mouse button
    and dragging it to to the flag-icon and releasing the button. The ship will now
    make is way there once time is restored. Now lets explore some space, shall we?
    
    Select the combat fleet and let them cruise around your radar field (the red
    field). Do this by holding shift and right clicking halve a centimeter (1/3 of
    an inch) outside the radar field and make a pattern. Now, press space again to
    reinstate time. Your ships will fly around and find new planets and your
    buildings will be build. Once your ship factories have been build you should
    start pumping out Colonization Ships to colonize the planets your fleet finds.
    At this time its also a good idea to start research. Having a technological
    edge is very important and can make or break your game. Research some better
    weapons/ships/shield/motors untill you research everything your can.
    
    You now want to build some more research centers (also the tank and building
    variaty). At this time it might be good to start training spies. I usually have
    two, which is enough for me (one for counter-intelligence and one for
    infiltrating). Just keep sending them on training missions (see SPYING). Soon
    you will enter the next phase
    
    ---------------------------
    | Phase 2 - The Discovery |
    ---------------------------
    |GMP02|
    -------
    
    With all that exploration your bound to run into a alien race sooner or later.
    At the time you meet one the next phase starts. In this phase of the game you
    have a lot of planets to give you income. As they say: "Cast the iron when its
    hot" and in IG2 its no different. That income is there to be spend!
    
    You have quite a few things researched in the starship department so its time
    to make use of it. Its not that the alien races will attack you on the spot but
    they will probably do so within now and the beginning of the next phase. So go
    to the design screen and design your ships with the best gear available. Once
    you've done that, go to your Ship Factory-Planets and start building two fleets
    of ships. These don't have to be huge just yet but you can never have to many
    ships floating around. Unless your strapped for cash, you want to have ships
    cranking out of these Factory Planets.
    
    Climbing the Tech Tree is one thing, but now you have diplomacy with alien
    races to think about. There is one golden rule: you want as little war as
    possible while mobilizing your fleet. Thats just it: stalling tactics! You have
    a alliance with aliens? Fine! But once you have a big enough fleet you want to
    trample them, but it takes a while to get there. This also goes for them
    though: alien races sometimes break their alliance and you should be on your
    toes, not just counting on their support. You can how ever try to lie and cheat
    them in war with other races. If you have an alliance with a race its rather
    happy to believe you.
    
    If some one declares war on you have a fleet or 2 to intercept anything of his
    side of the starmap. Just trample them with brute force and quash their battle
    lust. After you trashed an enemy fleet you can often demand things of them and
    they will soon enough want to make pease with you. Do not forget to update your
    fleets technology! This is pretty important. It might be costly, but no more
    costly than losing a fleet to the enemy. Speaking of losing things, you might
    start having trouble with ships/buildings blowing up. These are enemy spies, so
    get you counter-intelligence spy off training and on a counter intelligence
    missions.
    
    Now when you have researched most of the military research (both tank and ship)
    and you have secured your empire properly, than its time to mobilze for war!
    
    -------------------------
    | Phase 3 - The Crusade |
    -------------------------
    |GMP03|
    -------
    
    Now is the time! The galaxy is ours and we know it, all thats left is to take
    it. You want to build that dream fleet now, an all-conquering behemoth. Just
    build a huge fleet with lots of ships and that will do the trick. Your basic
    set up should be:
    
    1 Battle Ship
    2 Heavy Cruisers
    4 Cruisers
    
    You'll need a multitude of this, but this is how its ballanced properly. Having
    good sized fleet would be about 8 times this one. Fill them up with Mega-Tanks
    with Ion weapons and range extension and your set to conquer alien worlds. Most
    enemy fleets/planets will just simply give in at the shear force of your fleet.
    So poor over the unfortunate race you chose to eliminate first. Do remember to
    build more forces, because a run in with an enemy fleet of decent size can
    seriously cripple your effort. Add to this that two fleets cruising around,
    taking enemy planets is always better than one and you have a gameplan.
    
    Your spy can be of some importance as well. Having him assassinating the leader
    of the race makes many planets defect. Keep in mind though that some also
    defect to other races which you'll want to wipe out later. Keep going and you
    will have the galaxy in your grasp in no time!
    
    +========================================+
    
    +------------+
    | Conclusion |
    +------------+
    |CON00|
    -------
    
    This game rocks! No doubt about it. Its to bad its hard to get anymore. If you
    want to play it you can still get a copy on Ebay or something. Thats well worth
    it.
    
    Galactic conquest was never this fun!
    
    You want to Email me?
    
    --> the.earth.dies.screaming@gmail.com
    
    
    +========================================+
    
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    | Thanks N Stuff |
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    |TNS00|
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    My Girlfriend
    
    My mates
    
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    Copyright of A-J Buwalda 2007
    
    
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