After you digest a few larger games you may find major regimes are inherently weak.
Minor regimes can be easy or difficult, but they are usually tightly focused. Sometimes they are hard nuts to crack.
Major regimes ravenously consume area, but they are spread thin like butter. They do not coordinate or focus the full might of their power against threats.
Quickly the solution becomes friend smaller major regimes and then concentrate power against a few of the largest to ensure you meet the victory conditions.
The only serious threat is a large major with a wide superiority in technology. If that happens, defend and build your technology to parity. Attack.
Also, be careful not to BFF the super large major regime that is your best target for conquest.
I have a suspicion that almost all players have not lost a Shadow Empire game, they quit because they assumed they lost.
That said, I also believe terrain and terrain effects are the most serious adversary to the player's regime.
< Message edited by Malevolence -- 7/6/2020 3:08:41 AM >
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