When setting up your factions in a sector, it's important to have an idea of scale. Stars are arranged in hex patterns, and each level of distance away is strategically huge. A clump of stars together at zero hexes apart would be relatively easy to control, as long as you had the right amount of Force, Cunning, or Wealth. Move outside that cluster, and it becomes almost impossible to affect anything without a great deal of effort. Inter-cluster invasions are nearly impossible without the right combination of sneaking in, establishing bases, moving more covert forces in, and then blasting away. Strategery, or something like that.
Want to have influence on a system more than three hexes away? Impossible in the Faction game. That's where the PCs come in, of course.
Below is a list of Faction Assets from that game that I've worked up, describing assets with movement abilities - either itself of hauling other assets. Its' probably important to have a grasp of this chart before finalizing the factions in your sector. Intergalactic domination can be difficult and expensive. And yeah, you may notice that your big shiny Strike Fleet can't make it from cluster to cluster. You'll have to invade a cluster, gain a foothold, and buy a whole new Strike Fleet for operations in the new cluster. What is an evil overlord to do?
|Force||Level||Tech||Can Move?||Distance||Move Cost|
|Beachhead Lander||4||4||Any (multiple)||1||1|
|Capital Fleet||8||5||Self||3||0(2 upkeep)|
|Deep Strike Landers||7||5||Non-Starship, Self||3||2|
|Extended Theater||4||4||Non-Starship, Self||2||1|
|Heavy Drop Assets||2||4||Non-Starship, Self||1||1|
|Cunning||Level||Tech||Can Move?||Distance||Move Cost|
|Covert Shipping||3||4||Special Forces||3||1|
|Covert Transit Net||6||4||Special Forces (multiple)||3||0|
|Smugglers||1||4||Special Forces, Self||2||0|
|Wealth||Level||Tech||Can Move?||Distance||Move Cost|
|Blockade Runners||5||4||Military Units, Special Forces, Self||3||0|
|Freighter Contract||2||4||Non-Force, Self||2||1|
|Scavenger Fleets||8||5||Self||3||0(2 upkeep)|
|Shipping Combine||4||4||Non-Force, Self||2||1|
|Transit Web||7||5||Non-Starship, Non-Force (multiple)||3||1|