Bases are essential to beating the Bugs in Starship Troopers: Terran Command. They allow players to send out more diverse troop types but can be confusing to memorize. Before deciding what buildings to deploy, you must first decide how to capture entire bases.
How do I capture bases in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?
Capturing bases involves bringing units within their capture radius. Radius is a blue circle that surrounds the main building until you can control it. You can see a yellow bar over a base when you control it. Additionally, Spotlights and Supply Caches can be captured and controlled. Once captured, these structures are removed from the Battlefield.
On the other hand, Bugs can also overrun your base and retake it similarly. If a bug remains within the base's capture radius, it will cause you to lose control of the base, shown by a yellow bar that depletes over time. Unless your primary objective was to defend a base, you could always retake it later.
What do building Battle Tiers mean in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?
A Battle Tier is equivalent to a tech tree and represents the current state of your infrastructure. The buildings you can deploy must be the same tier as your current Battle Tier or lower. You can increase your Battle Tier by deploying a building in the same tier as your current Battle Tier and then waiting to unlock the next tier.
You only need one building to increase your Battle Tier, so if you don't need or don't want specific units deployed at the moment, you can save open Delivery Platforms and War Supports for later. Rifle Troopers can always be deployed, regardless of Battle Tier.
All Battle Tier 1 buildings in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Support Center - Radio Operators and Engineers
- Command Center - A single Tactical Officer and Snipers
All Battle Tier 2 buildings in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Rocket Depot - Rocket Troopers
- Ammo Dump - MkII Troopers
All Battle Tier 3 buildings in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Power Plant - E-Pulse Troopers
- Fleet Relay - A single Fleet Liaison Officer
All Battle Tier 4 buildings in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Machine Bay - M-11 Marauders with the choice of three different weapons
All Battle Tier 5 buildings in Starship Troopers: Terran Command
- Sector Headquarters - Powered Suit Troopers
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