Originally Posted by Infrabasse
I'm not sure I understand the Galactic War thing.
Is it an entirely different layer of strategy, "a la" total war where you can skip the planet scaled battles entirely ?
Nope, you will have the individual planet based fights, but I think it means that you just have far, far more planets to attack and conquer in the long run. It might be limited, as in one battle is "get 10 planets in this fight", but in the end you'll have hundreds if not thousands of planets in a galaxy to go after.
At least, that's how I understand it.
If you played Spore at all, think of the galactic stage of gameplay. Expand through the galaxy. Same here, just destroy it all instead