Sweet(piffle): So you found the iron huh... ME: what iron? in this game?( our PBEM) So they knew they had iron. NOW the question is did Sirian give us all iron or did he just give or two of us. The problem arrises if the iron norht of us gets claimed by Epsilon. Then we woudl hav eto fight a non-iron troops vs their iron troops. We need to secure the resource if its there and maybe put a city there or some "picket ships" to stop Epsilon from securing our resource. That explorer is sitting there watching...possibly to see if we go north and find our iron. This changes the game...we need to push up our attack timetable on Piffle. We need to get Innovia on the trades that we want and we need to make a big push on troops. We can attack before they get iron we have the advantage.