I was not in on the EGA game so I can not speak about how they did it. I am very famililar with the ISW shell and how it worked, and the flaws encounter there.
I agree with a meeting with the ole MPBT hands to discuss the statigic portion of this planned game. Of course asking for comments from the developers in this matter may open the discussion even further.
I enjoyed the statigic part of of the game tremendously and hope a true planet conquest game is in the works.
With ya on this TC. >SALUTE<