Best Foot Forward

Your First Move

A gender-neutral computer voice with hints of a high-class accent speaks through the intercom, "Commander, a medium freighter has been commissioned. Its captain is awaiting orders."

A creolized accent comes from the radio, "Hoy, come in. Dis be Capt'n Johnson o' ECS Twenty-Three Hundredths. The hold be empty. We gutegow. Waiting on you, Bossmang. The 200-Kiloton lady be hungry."
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On Turn 1, your empire controls a single Medium Deep Space Freighter and its first mission has rippling implications throughout the entire game. A well calculated move is required to set a strong pace so you’d better “put your best foot forward.” It equates to setting your feet in the blocks at the starting line of a hundred metre sprint. The one in the front is called your power foot and it generates a hundred percent of your forward momentum; your starting freighter is your Planets power foot and it determines the speed and direction of your economic develop.

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An Old Scroll – Hawkeye’s Guide to the Birdmen

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Hawkeye

Hawkeye’s Guide to the Birdmen

The Birdmen

A number of guides have already been written on the Birdmen, with some of them giving out some excellent advice to new players. If you’re looking for a powerhouse race that takes out anything in its path, or you’re just playing in your first few games, Continue reading

An Old Scroll – DJ’s Birdmen Guide

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:

Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions or different host settings. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: DJ in 1998

DJ’s Birdmen Guide

Let’s get it straight from the start – the Birdmen are a good race to play. For the beginner they are easy to play while the more experienced can take the Birdies on to Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Birdmen: Not Just Sneaking Around

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Shaun ‘Noysh’ Gilroy

The Birdmen: Not Just Sneaking Around

Introduction
It was a dark day for the Crystalline Confederation. The truce was broken and war was upon them at the worst possible moment in their race’s known history. Three spectral vessels had appeared in orbit around their HomeWorld. Although the unchristened Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Birdmen Chunnel

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Timo Kreike

The Birdmen Chunnel

You’re playing the Birdmen, and you’re fighting against the Borg (or in general against a race with FireClouds). The ‘Birdmen Chunnel’ describes a way to chunnel your fleet Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Birdmen Guide to the Galaxy

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Timo Kreike and the council of twelve in 1998

The Birdmen Guide to the Galaxy

0. Introduction
1. The Birdmen: an Analysis
1.1 Strong points
1.2 Weak Points
1.3 How to overcome your weak points Continue reading