Huge fan of Twilight Imperium.
Got my first 5 players Rex game yesterday evening as the Federation of Sol, lucky enough to hold the Imperial Palace and grasp Mecatol Power South on the first turn. Allied with the Hacan chap as soon as possible (3rd turn), then dug in as only a Sol could for the rest of the game. Easy victory, shared with my leonine friend since we chose to skip the Betrayal Card option (it was our first Rex game ever).
Any suggestion on how to prevent the Sol/Hacan Axes from winning the game?
Please consider that the Hylar player supported us for 2 turns and left the alliance due to total madness, and the Lazax/Letnev counter-alliance met serious problems when faced by our combined special abilities.
Thanks to all!