I'm not going to ask for my money back, or anything, but I really do think it's a bit naughty of Galcon to mobilize its forces before I've even pressed the start button.
If you haven't tried this game by Phil Hassey (met him at PyCon, terrific bloke) it's quite an addictive space war adventure where the objective is to overrun neutral and opposing forces to gain control of planetary territory.
You can also run it as a network server if you want to host multi-player games! Well worth a try. But it still cheats, dammit.