Currently working on galactic conquest. I threw out the idea of 1 (new) galactic conquest and am now working to get the already existing GCs (from vanilla FOC) working with the mod. This has the upside that now stuff is actually getting done (quite fast) but the downside that all the gc space maps are not meant to work with the mod. The same weird graphical glitches appear as when you try to use the regular FOC space maps instead of the ones I designed. I think I'm going to leave all the ground forces in (the AI stops functioning when ground is disabled on all planets). All heroes are removed from GC and will later be replaced with the OR units. Republic will tech the same as the imperials, Sith can steal tech with probes that they can build, the republic can no longer build them. Mandalorians same as the Consortium, start out with all the tech. This fits the story approximately as they already had all the heavy warships from the last war. This'll also make them a massive thread in the early game.
Back to the GC space maps. I'm going to have to moddify each of the maps individually, which will take some time. If there's anyone who's got some experience in the map editor who wishes to help with this and save me some time, shoot me a PM with a sample of 2 of the (you consider best) maps you previously made (quality is important to me, so I'll want to check what you can produce).
Well that's pretty much all there is to say. Be sure to watch the latest video to get a small taste of galactic conquest. Back to work.