Ante79 Jan 20 @ 5:31am
How many soldiers do you got?
As the topic says, how many soldiers do you got in total. How many in each base? I use 10-20 in each base, dunno if it's a bit overkill but it's nice with more ranks.
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Empiro Jan 20 @ 2:52pm 
I usually play with a single "everything base" (the starting base, with 1-2 workshops, 2 labs, and 20 or so soldiers), one intercept and manufacturing base (1-2 workshops, 1-2 hangers, 10 soldiers + several tanks), and a few more intercept-only bases (just 1-2 hangers, usually no garrison).

If you do a good job shooting down the retaliation scouts, you're not likely to get attacked at all, The intercept bases don't have a huge start-up cost -- just 3 million or so (~.8 million for the base, 1.4 million for the hyper-wave decoder, 800k for hanger + interceptor), so I might not even bother building living quarters unless I see retaliation missions around the base.

The second base is pretty expensive because of the workshops and technicians, so I like to keep a guard of at least 10 soldiers there. I usually rotate a high ranking officer and a few soldiers from my main base there so that they're not all rookies.

My first base is also the assault base, which houses the skyranger. I keep 20 soldiers there to have some extra soldiers on reserve in case the base is attacked when the skyranger is out on a mission. It's also so that I don't have to wait to replace lost troops.

So all in all, I like to keep a standing force of 30 soldiers or so. I'll keep more if I feel a base is particularly at risk.
imperialus Jan 20 @ 3:49pm 
I'm around the same numbers. I tend to use squaddies as my primary fighting force with a single officer tagging along for the moral boost so I'm typically closer to soldiers total. Other officers get to sit around and play cards.
DarkMyau Jan 21 @ 1:02am 
I like to have 3 attack bases, located in USA, Eurpoe and Asia. They have 30 soldiers each (18 for Avenger and 12 reserves)

Plus a research and manufacturing base with 10 soldiers each to guard the bases. So I end up with 110 soldiers all up.
It's not really that hard to take care of base assualts. Base arrangement means everthing. I remeber I completed a base assualt with one soldier, alot of proxy grenades, and a Autocannon. It's not THAT hard as long as you make all the base entrances (Hangers/lifts) On one side and your other stuff in the other. And a narrow hall way connecting the two sides.
forsakenlight Feb 12 @ 1:38pm 
I don't like big numbers thats just too much crap to move around. I usually start out with 6 guys and a tank then as the game progresses drop down to 4 and no tank.
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