Category:SI Mining Complexes
Mining Complexes are the primary objective of the war in Zandia. These heavily fortified ore extraction and processing centers are the key to controlling Zandia’s vast mineral wealth, and by extension one of the world’s most lucrative global economic monopolies. Built in the months following the discovery of rare earth metal deposits in the region, Mining Complexes have been fortified into virtually impregnable military bases (now occupied by firmly entrenched ZHG forces).
Your Combine’s ability to capture, hold and expand these Mining Complexes will determine your collective territory and standing among your rivals. As your Combine captures and develops these Complexes, your growing dominance of the Zandian battlefield will be reflected on the Combine map.
This mission will not be easy. ZHG will not give up their position without a fight and its development and defense from both ZHG forces and rival combines will require tight coordination and massive commitment of resources. No lone operator will be able to engage these targets… to join the battle will require joining a Combine, or forming your own.
Mining Complexes can be found scattered across Zandian countryside and will be heavily defended by ZHG’s forces or rival Combines. Plan your attacks carefully.
Any Combine that captures a Mining Complex must be prepared to defend it from both rivals and increasingly powerful waves of ZHG forces. With each successful defensive battle against ZHG units, your Combine will receive a Syndicate Cash Bounty for all ZHG troops eliminated in the defense of a Mining Complex. These funds can be used to grant “Veteran” status to your units. Veteran Units can take advantage of offset support costs and new kit, increasing both their defensive and offensive performance by 5% while reducing their ration consumption between 25 and 50%.
As each Mining Complex is developed, its Defensive Bonus, Syndicate Cash Bounty, Cash Bank and effective Operations Range will increase… along with the range of unit types it can upgrade to Veteran status.