What is Line of Sight in Starship Troopers Terran Command?

The troopers are trained well—you aren't.

In Starship Troopers: Terran Command, the Mobile Infantry is trained to fight and kill, but they will make sure not to kill one of their own. Line of sight is basically what your troopers are looking at, and it's affected by positioning and elevation.

How do I position my units in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?

You can select a single unit by left-clicking on it or its overhead emblem. Multiple units can be selected by left-clicking and dragging the selection box around them. Right-click anywhere on the map or minimap to move selected units. To attack a specific enemy, right-click on it to target it. By holding down the right-click button and moving the mouse, you can change the direction your units face. They will face the direction of the arrows.

Why do my units stop shooting in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?

A unit won't fire if it has no chance of hitting a target or can't see it. The units will also not fire if friendly units are in the way. There is a color code to indicate what is keeping your units from firing or firing effectively.

  • Green - The unit is firing at its maximum potential.
  • Yellow - This unit is partially blocked, which makes it inefficient.
  • Red - This unit cannot shoot at enemies within range due to obstruction. You should move it to a different location.

Related: How to capture a base in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

How elevation affects units in Starship Troopers: Terran Command

When units are at a higher elevation than their enemies, they perform better. When a unit occupies a mountain peak or a rooftop, it can fire at Bugs, even if it's facing friendly units at a different altitude. The view from lower elevation units will be blocked by mountains, walls, and other escarpments.

Spreading out your units and using elevation can help you create multiple overlapping waves of fire. An elevated unit can also see farther into the fog of war due to its elevation. Several units have weapons that have a longer range than they can see in the fog of war. 

What does Suppression do in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?

Suppression happens naturally by shooting at an enemy. Suppressed units will perform poorly. Suppressed units will lose movement speed, their attack speed will decrease, and they can even be stunned. Grenades and other explosives have a better chance of suppressing and stunning large swarms of enemies than rifle fire. The use of suppressive fire allows you to slow down swarms of Bugs and destroy them before they reach you.

Can Bugs use Suppression against my units in Starship Troopers: Terran Command?

Bugs can also use Suppression against you. Suppression comes from Plasma explosions or even from being injured by bugs. Bugs do not suppress on purpose, and Suppression is mostly a result of battles.

For more on Starship Troopers, check out How to tell what level units are in Starship Troopers Terran Command or How long is Starship Troopers: Terran Command here on Pro Game Guides!

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