for some reason the pictures I got, but no factions.
those 'pictures' are just my personal form to show how the factions look like. now I understand also your unclear question in my Alliance-Union thread. those pictures are only showing pictures from InGame...they are not needed for factions to work.
I completely changed from any download-version (old ones are still reachable by download-links in first post) toward steam workshop integration, so you have to opt-in GalCiv3 version 1.10 or wait till this patch is released. sorry if this has caused any missunderstanding.