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Old June 25th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Default Conquering planets.

Okay, maybe a little late question considering my long membership. But I'm trying to understand how the conquering of a planet works. I've never tried it. I hate building grunts and those stupid transports. Why take over a planet when you can desintegrate it? Anyhow, here are the questions:
- Are ground troops the only forces capable of taking over a planet?
- When can a trooptransport land on a planet (must the planetary shields be down?)?
- How can I restrict a player from building troops, but at the same time enable everyone to take over planets?
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Default Re: Conquering planets.

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Okay, maybe a little late question considering my long membership. But I'm trying to understand how the conquering of a planet works. I've never tried it. I hate building grunts and those stupid transports. Why take over a planet when you can desintegrate it? Anyhow, here are the questions:
- Are ground troops the only forces capable of taking over a planet?
- When can a trooptransport land on a planet (must the planetary shields be down?)?
- How can I restrict a player from building troops, but at the same time enable everyone to take over planets?
You can disable (Troop Tech) - in the se4 new game Technology Menu allowed options.

Intel may be your next best option for taking over an Enemy Planet intact

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Default Re: Conquering planets.

While we are on the subject, How many Militia does a certain population supply?. Is it 1 militia per 10 Million?. In which case the homeworld I have invaded which has 4800 Million would have 480 Militia.
I dropped 160 troops and they are still fighting. This includes the 75 my other transport dropped first (which unsurprisingly were defeated). I guess it depends on the Mod. It is TDM. The enemy are EEE, whose PS is pathetic. I am average.

Edit: Must....fight...impulse...to post without checking newbie guide. 1 in 20 you say, what d'ya know.

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Default Re: Conquering planets.

Haha.. Randallw. Continue your valiant fight. And... don't lose. Looks bad on your CV (Curriculum Vitae).

I know I can switch off troop tech and I know how I could just delete it. But the intel option is not so great. Quite frankly, it sucks.
I want to mod (make) a component with which I can invade a planet and the population of the planet can't fight back. So one ship/module goed into the atmosphere and conquers the planet for me.
Is this achieveable?
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So one ship/module goed into the atmosphere and conquers the planet for me.
Is this achieveable?
I don't think there is anyway to do this. You have to use troops or intel to capture a planet. If you want to make sure you never lose with troops mod them to be really strong on your part but weak on the enemies side.
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Can't I... nah.
Okay. Now I'm convinced of the thing I'll have to do. Yes, I'll leave those pesky grunts alone. Better to concentrate on more important things. Like toasting a few planets.
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Default Re: Conquering planets.

I just discovered the "Drop Troops" ability, what does that do?
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Default Re: Conquering planets.

drops troops does nothing, its not used. About your other question, i dont think thats possible.
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Damn! Stupid grunts... always uncooperative.

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Default Re: Conquering planets.

Yeah, its way too easy to glass planets IMO.

However, capturing a planet is worthwhile...
Especially if you can identify the resupply depot / spaceport beforehand, and capture that to help your fleets keep rolling.
Plus you get the population for breathing other atmospheres, and a spaceport makes the recolonization productivity jump.

If you are against an enemy with racial techs, you could even capture a psychic training facility, or a religious shrine, and bask in its benefits.
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