A strange situation came up last time we played Cosmic Encounter. Here's what happened:
I started the game out very poorly. By mid-game I had no planets at all, with my brother in the lead. My luck changed when I drew the Schizoid flare, which allows the user to switch solar systems (basically token colors) with an opponent. As soon as my bro received his fourth colony, I revealed the card and switched positions, leaving him with zero planets and me with nine. The reason I had nine rather than four (in my opinion) was that I was also playing as the Horde, and I happened to have tokens placed on each of my original planets ( now my brother's). Since the power card states that Horde tokens are treated as ships under my control, I argued that the hoard tokens in my brother's new solar system counted as foreign colonies for myself. Of course nobody agreed with this interpretation.
Do you guys think the horde tokens should be counted as my ships? Should they have become my brother's ships since we changed solar systems? I think it is obvious by the power sheet that they are always under my control, but I'm curious what you guys think.