So, I watched all the video tutorials, read most articles on the Wiki and completed every tutorial. I'm now doing my first campaign versus 2 level 6 AI's.
I'm a bit unsure how to proceed. Here's a screenshot of the galaxy map: (click to enlarge)
The P9 planet on the bottom right corner contains one AI Home Command Station. It is, obviously, protected by Mark V ships. Both P8 planets adjacent to it have Mark IV ships.
I already found an Advanced Research Station, however, my army is still pretty weak (Mark II Bombers and Fighters).
There's a large "snake" connection of planets at the top, maybe I could capture those and set up a strong defense at the end of the "snake"? I'm a bit worried about the AI Progress getting too high though. As of now I have four planets where the AI can attack me. Maybe I should do some gate raids first?
As you can see I have one scout on some planets. I tried to send Scout starships + Scout M2 blobs everywhere but usually they died after 2-3 hops.
I also have way too many resources
If this isn't enough information, well, ask away
. I can always provide you with more screens/info.
Thanks in advance!