Interesting. Probably it needs a save without an ongoing invasion.RandomAttack wrote:Is that the "instant ground combat" in settings? Or in a file somewhere? Thanks!
Edit: Because that setting crashes every save game. Is it only good for new games?
BTW, I don't bomb on the hardest. If don't like the estimation - add more troops (if you are already winning doubling the number of troops changes the result from years to month). Build better transports (6K marines per Sharatar transport isn't hard). Don't use only marines - they are cheap, but weak if act alone. Get several planets with each peace treaty (sometimes they even have ready to board troops).
The expansion is made hard and slow purposely. The "original" Remember Tomorrow had an "easy" expansion model (defeat the defending fleet, and the planet is pretty much yours) - that made middle and late game somewhat dull.