Your ancestors challenged the might of the empire, and were banished to the furthest reach of the galaxy. But the empire grows old and week. It is time for the strong to ruse up and take what is theirs. First you need to strong arm your neighbors into joining your cause. Send ships to the neutral grays to take them over. Then use your combined might to move onto the next planet. Click on the planets that you want to send ships over to, whether it is your own for reinforcements, or the enemies to try and destroy them. Slowly build up your forces until you are too strong for the empire to stop you.