Oh that's one addictive game I haven't tried yet.
So, SoaSR, I am lovin it.
Home Fleet is moving in on the last enemy hold, a pirate base close to the blue giant star. Deep Space Nine is orbiting it with a defense fleet
Last stand of the empire, in a 2 normal AI and me VS 1 hard and 1 normal. My nearest compadre couldn't fend off the enemy so I was constantly reinforcing him. Unfortunately my other ally was being attacked with a Titan, which I was about to build, but at this very same moment a pirate fleet was attacking my home planet and Titan shipyard.
I was stretched to thin, to far. In the screenshot you can see the last of my capital ships and cruisers putting up a good fight as the rest of the frigates has been destroyed.