I started playing AI Fleet Command about 6 mo. ago, and have well over a hundred hours into it. I've read the guides, however I can't come close to winning a game. When the AI decides to attack with 6K ships ( sometimes with 140K ships, but the results are the same), its game over, period. And it always happens. There are not enough data centers to keep AI progress low. Unless I kill AI command stations, the situation always evovolves at best into a stalemate, where the AI attacks on enough fronts to keep me too busy to persue additional strategy. I use the default settings of easy, 80 planets. Things go south when the AI gets to 500 or so. I'm not a fan of using cheats, but without them, I can't see how the game is winnable. It just doesn't seem possible to obtain enough resources to attack the AI Home without pushing it past 500.