Abandoning the Barony of Letnev
So we played a six player game of TI 3rd edition. I had a chance to command my Barony of Letnev forces efficiently, but my expansion was limited by being surrounded by empty space not too far away from my home planet. This hindered my progress, but we still pushed through. Instead we opted to expand sideways, and even took a planet right from the Emirates of Hacan's feet. From my other flank, I was threatened by my next door neighbors, but we prevailed protecting our precious planets.
Unfortunately I, Barony of Letnev Supremene Commander, was summoned by the Reverend Mother Gaius Mohiam (better known as my wife) from Mother Earth, and was forced to abandon my forces in the midst of Galactic War after 5 hours (6-7 rounds? I lost track).
What happened to the loyal soldiers who fought bravely to uphold our way of life? Who will go to our home planet to tell the families of so many that their fate is unknown? One can only hope that they survived the power struggle, and were at least able to hold on to the few planets we were able to conquer. If you ever meet them in the vast void of space, let them know that they are not forgotten.