Wow, so around 365 turns into my "ludicrous" size galaxy on EASY the leading AI civ that I have so far encountered has the following stats vs. me:
ships 13 1181 (!)
bases 19 18
colonies 19 15
Notice that we have around the same number colonies and bases. But what a difference in navy size.
- Where does the AI get the money and ADMINISTRATORS from to have this number of ships? It must have been cranking out more than 3 ships per turn (how is that possible?) from those small number of colonies. Presumably it only has a few more shipyards than I do (4).
This is on EASY, remember. I like challenges but this is going to be an uphill struggle to make any headway at all against the top AI.