mr.ioes Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:16am
Tutorial for beachhead strat?
Can't find anything on google, only a few completely outdated articles. How do I go about it properly?
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mr.ioes Apr 27, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
Any tips? What to do vs Ion canons for example?
VIGILO CONFIDO Apr 27, 2014 @ 6:22pm 
Beachead mainly involves bringing in a mobile builder and building a whole bunch of defenses on the wormhole. Ion cannons are not that strong if you can take down the system fast.
mr.ioes Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:20am 
What system? Ion doesn't even need supply, let alone the fact that in 95% of all cases there's an adjacent AI planet.
VIGILO CONFIDO Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:31pm 
In the system you are attacking. You can capture ion cannons by destroying the AI command station and then building one yourself. The AI even built an ion cannon mark V as I was destroying a command station and I said thank you. Gotta love RNG.
mr.ioes Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:44pm 
This just blew my mind. What other buildings can I capture? Fortress? Eye?
VIGILO CONFIDO Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
You can capture ion cannons, mass drivers, radar dampeners, counter spies, blachole generators, gravity drills, ETC.

You can not capture fortresses or eyes. I have destroyed super fortresses with a sabatoge hack before using ships that forces enemy to be within a certain range to attack since super fortresses have near infinite range.
dEAdOnE77 Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:08pm 
..just in case : fabricators + advanceresearch stations + turretcontroller + factorys
Exzyleph Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:07pm 
The wiki has a more complete list, and also discusses whether or not to capture or destroy a given capturable:

If in doubt, look for the "Captured On Planet Ownership Change" attribute on structures.
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