gruntmaster the steps for galaxy forge are
1 open galaxyforge, set up the map with locations for each of the players, and set to randomise start positions false
2 on the wanted starting location which should be a dead asteriod, set to home planet for player,then doubleclick into the templates to spawn the wanted starting ships.
3 repeat 2 for each player that can NOT build docks/pop/logistics, for players that can build logistics etc choose planet types to suit.
also i have created asimple map to test and demonstrate this point for another user which can be downloaded from here