(if I posted this in the wrong forum I apologize)
Bellatrix Cluster Map: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/sins_maps/372/
This cluster was once a TEC system but was abandoned many many years ago when the Vasari invasion cut off all supplies. The remaining humans turned feral and most became members of warring pirate clans battling each other for supremacy. Most pirates are armed with a mix of leftover TEC Hardware but can include defenses from other races. Pirate technology includes various capital ships as well as the occasional starbase.
Now that the war has moved again the three races must seize control of Bellatrix to shore up their own supply lines. This wont be easy as each planet has larger and larger garrisons of clans that include capitals ships and equipment from the three races.
I play the game against the AI since I am restricted on when I can actually play. My favorite map was always Doppelgangers because it allowed some room to maneuver if you could hurry and fortify the star and surrounding systems. However with Vicious opponents I always got creamed.
I started working on this custom map a few months ago and just got time to finish it. It is an 8 player map with 2 major and 2 minor stars. The intent was to give me enough time to prepare without getting rushed/bitch slapped within the first hour by the viscous AIs.
Please let me know if you like it. If I could figure out how to use the damn triggers in GF I would make it even better.
+ Mostly random planets and objects so re-playability doesn't suck.
+ Makes you work for each planet. The pirate factions have some serious hardware.
+ Numerous paths to each player but each is progressively fortified.
+ Triggers. I would love to use them in the late game. Can you say 'last minute Pirate Ass Kicking??"
+ Roadblocks: For reasoning beyond my understanding sometimes the AI will not even attempt to take a heavily fortified planet. I have been working and tuning each of the 'roadblocks' to see if they can breach them with some mixed luck. For example: 2 x pirate templates - AI wont even bother and stays home. 1 x pirate template - AI blows through easily.
+ Pirate Titans. I loved this but the AI wouldn't play ball. AI wont even attack the planet unless you use an ally order. Plus the damn titans keep leveling up so that later in the game a pirate titan level 10 is a major pain in the ass.
Hope you like,