I'm on the second or third mission (where you're supposed to capture the planet, Ixith). Well, I was doing ok at first but the Grengin (sp?) ships have Way more firepower and hitpoints than mine. They have a beam weapon with an attack of about 20 and many more hitpoints. I've tried focusing research on beam weapons and even got up to battleships and I've upgraded them but my ships don't seem that much better and I'm getting blown away.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. I know I'm clueless about how to play the game but I played the first Gal. Civ. etc.
Thank you -N