Steve chooses Imperial.
Nicholas is concerned that Steve might take Diplomacy if it's available and so takes it to remove that option.
Steve chooses Trade because he wants as many resources as possible for production.
Nicholas takes Warfare and converts the Bonus Token into a Command Counter which he places into his Command Pool.
The Political, Logistics and Technology Strategy Cards were not chosen and each get 1 Bonus Token added to them.
- Player 1 (Steve) has Strategy Cards 5 and 8
- Player 2 (Nicholas) has Strategy Cards 2 and 6
- No one selected Strategy Cards 3, 4 and 7
The Strategy Phase is complete. Proceed to the Action Phase. Nicholas is first.