Hi I have been playing strategy games for about 8 years and I have just stated playing Hegemony and I have to say I like the game concept, but the game controls are horrible. There is a lot of strategy games out there that all have similiar controls and simialiar ways of doing commands, but not Hegemony. I think you need to look at this seriously for any new versions.
For example how do you automate gathering of food, I have followed the manual instructions but they do not match what comes up on the screen, so at the moment I am manually ordering citizens to gather the food and then deliver it and then send them out again, crazy. but it not just these controls there is loads more.