I am playing 8 normal AI opponents in a 3 star battle. I have crushed the two Vasari in my own system. I have 4 opponents wavering from friendly to hostile in one star system - three Advent and one TEC. And the other star system hosts the remaining Vasari force.
What do I do now? The TEC and Vasari are sending fleets that I'm pushing back. But I'm reluctant to send an offensive fleet to either star system for fear of losing planets in my own. I have two Novaliths so any foothold they may get would quickly be erased. There are even unclaimed worlds in the system with the one Vasari opponent. Do I go after that and set up basecamp?
I figure that the system with the four opponents will be okay on its own for a while. I mean, they are keeping themselves busy with each other. I suppose I can build up the defenses on my planets nearest the star to defend any incoming invasion fleets. And then I'll go after the Vasari in their own star system. Sound like a plan?
This is my first game at this scale and difficulty level so any pointers, criticism, or kudos are appreciated.