R'lyeh: It's "people" and Infrastructure
After their bloody rise to power the Overlords seized control of what infrastructure remained on R'lyeh, and gained the allegiance of the billion inhabitants that survived the succession wars. Among the assets seized intact were:
7 shipyards - 5 Civilian, 2 Military
630 Construction Factories
300 Fuel Refineries
120 Automated Mines
22 Research Labs
7 Ground Force Training Facilities
R'lyeh University - A level 2 Academy
A summary of homeworld assets:
A breakdown of Shipyard capacity:
With an eye on expansion toward the stars, the Emperor has ordered the construction of new factories, automated mines, and labs. In addition, to replenish our officer corp after the recent bloodshed on the homeworld, a vast expansion of R'lyeh University has been ordered. Lastly, if our empire is to flourish we cannot neglect the civilian economy and the Emperor has ordered the construction of an intergalactic spaceport as well as the founding of a financial hub on R'lyeh.
(Having only two military shipyards isn't ideal, but at least the largest one has the capacity for a couple of fairly large ships to be built, and the secondary shipyard will be ordered to expand the capacity of it's slipways. Building more shipyards is unfortunately a costly and time consuming undertaking, so for now we'll have to make due with what we have.
Some of this is random, some is based on our starting population and government type, but we got a pretty good set of starting infrastructure. Our academy is only level two and is responsible for training new officers off all kinds, so one thing we will focus part of our resources on early is to increase the size of R'lyeh University. Money will start to be a problem eventually, and the spaceport will help create wealth for civilians as will building some financial centers.)
Initial production settings on R'lyeh:
R'lyeh was once endowed with significant mineral reserves, but due to years of over-harvesting to fuel the fires of war, existing, known mineral deposits are only expected to last on the average of 10 - 20 years, or only 5 years in the case of Neutronium. Among the first decrees of the Emperor Sepiche the First was to begin the design and production of Geological Survey vessels to scan the many planets and moons of the Prime system for more mineral wealth, and to establish a team of Geologists to look for more, untapped resources on R'lyeh itself.
(In Aurora your starting homeworld will have a random sample of all the resources, but only enough for a few years. Other planets we survey can have mineral deposits in the many millions of tons however, and that is going to be our main imperative to expand initially: to get access to larger amounts of key resources.)
The mineral wealth of R'lyeh:
While Professor Daehawk of R'lyeh University is widely regarded as the Empire's foremost authority on Geology, the intellectual purges ordered by the thrice cursed Northern Lords before their downfall has left the ranks of our intellectuals far too low to spare him to head up a geology team. Therefore, because it is a matter of Imperial Security, Commander Bismark of the Imperial Navy has been for the moment assigned operational command of a team of university trained naval officers who will begin conducting surveys in an attempt to locate more resources.
(Daehawk has the highest Geology score, but I'm going to need all my scientists directing research projects, so I had to assign others to the geology team. Mr. Bismark had a reasonably good score, so I put him in command of some of the officers with better geology scores from the navy.)
Along with much damage done to the infrastructure of R'lyeh, the ground forces of the Empire have been depleted by years of combat, and much knowledge of both heavy weapon manufacturing and command and control techniques has been lost. Despite this, the forces that have been reconstituted into the modern Imperial Army under the direction of General Archinerd have at their disposal a wide assortment of advanced weapons. Though they may at this stage lack numbers, both the Emperor and General Archinerd feel that existing forces along with a modest number of new battalions of mobile infantry will be sufficient to keep the Empire safe for the near future.
(Basically, we have "lost" (I didn't take) the technology to build assault infantry, heavy assault infantry, and engineer battalions, but I'll still be able to expand our forces with mobile infantry, garrison, and HQ battalions. The army will probably only see police duty on our colonies for the foreseeable future, but if we get lucky and locate an ancient ruin we might need to send some engineer battalions to excavate the artifacts there.)
A summary of Imperial Army forces:
That's about the extent of things within the Empire right now. If not tonight then sometime this week I'll design and build our initial batch of both civilian and military ships (it's assumed you start the game with some ships, and the game allows you to design and then instantly build up to a certain number depending on your starting factories), and make command assignments.
If anyone wants to request screenshots of anything else or has questions feel free to ask away!
Later this week: Order of Battle for the Overlord Imperial Navy