It is the year of 9304.

Mankind and other alien cultures had been widespread over the Milky Way at the end of the 9th millennium, when some rebellious colonies in everlasting fight for the limited resources broke away from the Galactic Federation and machinated a galaxy spanning war.

After more than 300 years of interstellar war, many colonies are wiped out, others annihilated down to a minimum. The population of your home planet has elected you as Junior Commander for the leadership of the Reconstruction Task Force and charged you with the rebuilding of the destroyed infrastructure.