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This is kind of a frustrating game since it does a poor job of explaining how certain critical game mechanics work. But I think it has some really good parts if you can get past the flaws. Since I couldn't find any existing guides in English, I wrote up my own to help anyone still interested in trying out this game.

*General Tips*

Nothing in your network will operate if it doesn't have a connection back to the Frame. Likewise the Frame itself cannot do anything other than order MMPs if it doesn't have enough energy. The Frame is able to produce energy, but only when attached to the surface. The Frame also repairs itself automatically if it's supplied with energy. Frames can move above the ground slowly, as long as there is an Energy Core that it can connect to on the path. There is some required amount of energy to actually move, but I don't think that it's shown anywhere -- the Frame just refuses to move when its energy is too low.

The Frame can either be 'attached' or 'detached' with respect to the terrain surface. When attached, the Frame will generate a decent amount of energy and also charge its 'spiral' which is necessary for using portals. A Frame can only be attached if the surface below it is completely cleared and level (the square under it will be highlighted green). Frames must be detached in order to move, or to enter a Portal. Frames will detach automatically if the terrain under them takes damage and they have an Energy Core to connect to. Attaching/detaching is done with the green or red arrow that shows up on the left when you select the Frame.

The MMPs (Brigadiers and Buildmasters) function slightly differently. A Brigadier (which handles terraforming) cannot be directly ordered to work on a particular spot of terrain, but it will prioritize any marked terrain closest to itself. The Brigadier's work is accomplished by tiny construction drones. The Buildmasters, on the other hand, send energy packets (I think called 'Build' in the game) that fly across the map to their destination. All Buildmasters will contribute to the construction of a building equally. This means that while more Buildmasters will increase the speed of construction, the building will not finish until the build packets from all the Buildmasters reach them. So it's best to keep the Buildmasters grouped together and centrally located, while Brigadiers can go wherever they're needed most.

Buildmasters will also send out repair packets to any damaged structure. While they can be ordered to focus on a specific building for repair, they cannot be ordered to stop the automatic repair. This can be one of the biggest annoyances, since it means that if your energy is already low, your economy can be completely stalled if one of the more expensive buildings takes any damage. Selling off damaged buildings can mitigate this effect (you also regain the energy in them), but that isn't always feasible. The selling off action is also the way to cancel a building that's only partially built.

Terraforming requires no energy at all. However, the time it takes is affected by the terrain that is being modified. For one, the work is affected by how high or low the terrain initially is. It's also affected by where the material is coming from or going to. While the drones can create material out of nothing, it's a lot faster if they can take it from somewhere nearby. They'll only do that if it's part of the terraforming plan, so try to include both high and low places. When there isn't an even amount of terrain to match with, it's somewhat faster to clear high places (the drones dump the dirt into little hillocks nearby) than fill in low places out of thin air. Building on the void is possible, but usually very time-consuming unless there is a lot of 'fill dirt' available. Be sure not to park a Brigadier on the void, as it'll take damage when just sitting there.

You only get five squads maximum. That may seem limiting, but in practice you're actually unlikely to use more than three. For one thing, you actually have to build a 'Command Structure' for each new squad (and that's not even available at the start of the campaign). The other reason is that the unit cap is actually really low. While it seems that 250 isn't so bad, that's only 250 in Basic unit equivalency. Since most units require at least 3 (and more like 10) Basic units to make, your realistic unit cap is closer to 10-30. The game isn't so much about sending out big armies to do battle with each other; it's more about creating a solid base structure and expanding it with the aid of those mobile forces, or eventually building some very powerful units to finish off your opponent.

Squads consist of either Basic units (there are three types) or nanomorphed units of a single type. A squad can be nanomorphed into any type of unit as long as the requirements are met and the squad has enough 'morph energy' (the bar above the squad is full and colored green). However, since the nanomorphed units all require different quantities of base units, you are usually going to be going for a specific type, and maybe shifting in a pinch to another form.

Any units that can't evenly be created in a nanomorphed unit are hidden 'inside' the unit until it either dies or is morphed again. This also goes for units added to the squad; they will travel to the where the squad is and disappear into the unit. If a unit has taken damage, it apparently loses some number of the Basic units that composed it, but if repaired by a Technician, those are restored. Note that it's bad idea to try and rebuild squads while they're in combat, since the Basic units die pretty quickly on their way (and will also happily run straight into the 'void' to their own death).

When units are in Basic form, single units of a given type can be removed from the squad by right clicking on the type. This is only if there are none queued up; if there is a queue, one right click holds the queue, and further right clicks reduce the total being ordered.

Here's a nanomorphing example: Suppose a base squad has 42 Soldiers, 36 Officers, and 42 Technicians. That can morph into a squad of 6 Extirpators (a 7/6/7 unit). If it wants to then morph into the flying Ceptor unit (6/4/0) it can: 7 will be created, and there will be 12 officers and 42 Technicians that can't be used, so they stay locked up in the unit. The squad could also morph into a single Piercer (3/21/39), leaving 39 Soldiers, 15 Officers and 3 Technicians doing nothing. Since those 'unused' 57 units will continue to count against the unit cap, you can see why it's best to prepare what you are building ahead of time.

*Unit Descriptions*

Basic Units: You're rarely going to be using units in their basic forms. They're simply too weak. But they do each have their own abilities. Additional plants will increase the speed at which units are created.

Has a simple gun. The bullets are slow-moving and weak, and the Soldier dies when hit by just about anything.

Fires a suppression beam that can prevent enemy units from attacking. Apparently it only works if the number of Officers attacking outnumbers those in the enemy unit (including nanomorphed strength).

Heals friendly units nearby. This is the one Basic unit that can be kind of useful on its own.
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Nanomorphed units: These are the ones that you're more often going to be trying to make. They require a lab building of a certain level in order to be produced. The requirements for each unit are given in parentheses, showing the number of Soldiers/Officers/Technicians needed per unit, as well as the labs required.

Sniper (0/3/0, Laser 1)
Snipers are a big step up from basic soldiers, and a way to put officers to use on offense. They aren't actually that powerful, but are usually the first nanomorphed unit that can be built from an empty starting base, and they have decent range and movement speed.

Rocker (3/0/0, Rocket 1)
These are okay for rocket tech. Rockers seem to withstand damage a little better than Snipers do. All rocket units do more damage to air units, so switch to these if you're being hit by air raids. They have kind of a short range, so they may need a little extra babysitting when engaging enemy units.

Mortar (0/0/4, Bomb 1)
These can be okay if you really want to knock out a stationary building, but they deal damage so slowly that they are unlikely to actually succeed at being more than an annoyance.

Digger (0/2/2, Subterra 1)
No offensive powers. Very nearly a useless unit, since they don't disrupt the surface terrain enough to make a difference. The only thing these are good for is as a transport - they can sneak across some part of the map that is covered by enemy units. They can then morph into something else once in the enemy territory. This trick can also be used to 'hide' a unit when you don't want to retreat it to rebuild.

Scummer (0/7/3, Laser 2, Subterra 1)
This is the underground unit that can actually cause some pain. They attack by running back and forth under an enemy base until the buildings above them get destroyed due to terrain damage (it's usually better to send them on a long route or even a patrol than to individually go after one target). They are very effective if the enemy has no Subterra defenses. Note that subterranean units require energy in order to move.

R-Projector (6/0/3, Laser 2, Rocket 2)
Packs a much better rocket-based offensive punch than the Rocker, and moves decently fast too. That said, I tend to prefer the airborne Ceptor to these, since these are stuck on the ground and slower. They are good in a semi-mobile defensive role, or as a counter to air units.

Wargon (2/0/8, Rocket 2, Bomb 2)
Can be a devastating anti-building unit in big enough numbers. If you can get these in range before the shield comes up, whatever they hit is likely gone. They can also take a fair bit of damage, but since they aren't really good at hitting mobile units, their armor is best used to allow them to flee to safety once they've fired off at their target.

Strafer (4/4/0, Antigrav 1)
It's an air unit, so it can get around the map quick, but it's not really effective against anything save weak enemies or stationary targets. It's primary advantage is that it's easy to tech to and build cheaply, which allows you to send air assaults on the enemy base sooner.

Gyroid (0/4/0, Laser 2, Antigrav 1)
A much-improved Sniper. They have a little more strength than the land-based one, and since these are proper air units, they can move around a whole lot faster. They are still cheap enough that they can be deployed in large numbers. Probably the most versatile unit for fighting enemy squads that are medium-strength or weaker.

Ceptor (6/4/0, Rocket 2, Antigrav 1)
Although these are intended to be air-to-air units, they are very effective against ground targets as well, especially those that don't shoot back. Their rockets move rather slowly, but do seek to their target, and do a goodly amount of damage. Their biggest drawback is a somewhat short range; they are often taking damage for a while before their own attacks land. Keeping them in motion around the target will help them last a little longer.

Bombie (2/6/12, Bomb 2, Antigrav 2)
These can dish out a ton of damage, but they don't seem to hold up well against enemy defenses, making them sort of expensive. Against a weaker enemy with insufficient defenses, they're probably the best base-ruining unit that's not a faction special.

Leamo (1/12/7, Laser 3)
Basically a laser turret on a tank, and very strong offensively. The Leamo can handle any other land unit in a head-to-head fight and come out on top. They also deal fairly well with base defenses. Their main flaws are that they move somewhat slowly, and can't engage air at all. These are a good component of a combined-arms force.

Extirpator (7/6/7, Laser 2, Rocket 3, Subterra 2)
Shoots off an underground 'depth charge' of sorts that can do serious damage to buildings as well as take out subterranean units. It's a pretty powerful effect, but it's weaker compared to some of the faction-specific options. These can be used defensively against Scummers/Diggers, but since they put holes in the terrain and wreck structures, you have to catch them before they get near your base.

*Static Defenses*

Laser Turret (L1 Laser)
The easiest tech to get, and the most reliable defense. These can hit ground and air targets equally well, do decent damage, and don't blow up all that quickly. Generally the staple of base defenses. They also have the ability to shoot down build packets.

Rocket Turret (L2 Rocket)
Rockets deal more damage per shot than the lasers, and a lot more to air units. They're the best anti-air defense, but are not just useful for that. Since they don't need direct line of sight and the rockets will seek to their target, they have a slightly better effective range than lasers on some terrain.

Howitzer Turret (L3 Bomb)
Howitzers are not for fighting units but for damaging the enemy structures. They are a pain to deal with when you're the one being hit, but you normally have access to better offensive units at lower tech levels than this. They work okay to deter the enemy from building in a certain spot, but require a lot of energy to fire and it's typically not worth it.

Subterra Chaser (L1 Subterra)
A dedicated defense for subterranean units. Either you have them or you don't, and if you don't you risk having your base destroyed with no means of stopping the enemy. It's not often worth it to build enough of these to block every unit that might attack, but having a few scattered around will ensure the safety for your base, if only as a deterrent. In the campaign you don't have to worry about the enemy using underground units except on certain maps.

Each faction also has its own specific structure that is grouped with these buildings, but they are actually powerful super-weapons. They'll be covered in the faction-specific section.
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*Faction-Specific Units*

Empire Units: The Empire units only have one that causes actual damage; what they do is generally more tailored to making it harder for other factions to hurt them.

Leech (0/0/12, L1 Empire)
Steals energy from the enemy cores. Can be useful in those scenarios where you are up against a somewhat stronger enemy and really need to gain an edge, but otherwise the resources are often better used for other purposes. If you're in a situation where you can keep a Leech within range, you're likely already winning the battle.

Unseen (9/0/18, L2 Laser, L2 Empire)
This is less of a cloak and more of a shield. The Unseen itself is visible, so your opponent knows that you have units coming. What this does is make it impossible to see or target your combat squads, so they can fire on the enemy while the Unseen takes all the damage.

Disintegrator (0/12/15, L2 Antigrav, L2 Empire)
Forces units to 'demorph' into Basic units. Seems like a cool concept, but it's so situational that it's rare that you would want to have a squad of these around. Still, it's possible to use it fairly effectively if you want to.

Piercer (3/21/39, L2 Subterra, L3 Empire)
An insanely powerful torpedo that dives underground and sets off a massive string of underground explosions. The terrain keeps exploding for quite a while, so even if the target building doesn't die right away, it will soon enough. The unit actually hovers above-ground on the way its target, but it has so much health it's nearly impossible to kill before it goes off. It's biggest downside is just how resource-intensive it is to build, since it's a one-shot weapon and all units in it are lost in the attack.

Ballistic Missile Launcher (Structure; L2 Antigrav, L3 Rocket, L3 Empire)
It's your basic nuclear warhead that you get in plenty of other RTS games; this one will destroy all buildings in a pretty wide radius. It should be enough to ruin anyone's whole day. This detonates as soon as it hits Perimeter shielding, which I think means that you probably shouldn't try to fire it when your own shield is on. This is the strongest of the faction-specific buildings, although it is the only one with a hard counter since it can't go through shields.

Exodus Units: The Exodus special units all involve terrain manipulation in some way.

Scum Splitter (0/0/12, L1 Exodus)
Sets off an ongoing sequence of 'earthquakes' by creating fault lines in the terrain. The cracks continue to cause damage if not repaired, so one hit will eventually kill anything that can't repair, it's just that it'll take a really long time for that to happen. If there are enough of these in a squad, the effects can be fairly nasty.

Scum Twister (6/0/21 L1 Bomb, L2 Exodus)
Sends out cyclones that tear up the terrain, and will heavily damage buildings (and units) that happen to get hit. One nice thing about these is that the 'twisters' can pass through perimeter shields. However, it isn't possible to really control where they go, and they often veer far off from the selected target. These are one of the best ways to cause havoc in a dense cluster of buildings.

Scum Heater (0/21/12 L3 Laser, L2 Antigrav, L2 Exodus)
It's a death-ray helicopter. These cause massive damage to anything directly beneath them, but can't actually target a specific unit - instead the beam just blasts out of them as they move around once ordered to attack. That makes them kind of tricky to use effectively. This is the best one for dealing with a dense group of enemy units, which truth be told doesn't occur often enough to be worth the expense of these.

Scum Thrower (3/18/39 L2 Bomb, L3 Exodus)
A mobile, quick-firing catapult that throws chunks of terrain at the enemy. A few of these can rapidly chew through a base, and their long range means they don't really have to worry about static defenses.

Scum Disruptor (Structure; L3 Laser, L3 Exodus)
Creates a volcano-like terrain disruption anywhere you place it. Discharges faster the farther the target is from the structure. This one will do quite a bit of damage in the area around it, and leaves the biggest scar on the landscape, so it's good against a particularly tough enemy base.

Harkback Units: The Harkback special units all work the same way, by spawning Scourge. To 'attack', they move to a certain range and then the units spawn somewhere near their target. The spawned scourge will then act on its own, and if not killed, will expire some time later. The heavier units can live for a short time even after passing through perimeter shields. They all have the same advantages and disadvantages in that you don't have to stick around while they're attacking, but you also can't fully control where they actually spawn or what they attack. The spawners themselves have no weapons on them, but are all decently armored.

Spider (0/0/12, L1 Harkback)
The little spiders are more of an annoyance and distraction than anything else. They aren't very effective against enemy squads, but can take down buildings if they're aren't dealt with quickly.

Shark (0/9/15, L1 Antigrav, L2 Harkback)
Sharks have the nice ability to dive underground (and they rise up from the ground), so they can bypass a shield. A nice one-two punch is Sharks to knock out the power, and then Spiders to crawl in and ruin everything while the enemy can't react.

Daemon (0/12/15, l2 Antigrav, L2 Harkback)
These are flying units and do a whole lot of damage quickly, but don't stick around for very long. They seem to be the most reliable at attacking what you want to hit, but like all the spawned Scourge, are never completely predictable.

Dragon (3/21/39, L3 Laser, L2 Antigrav, L3 Harkback)
Absolutely the best Scourge unit to have on your side. They can chew up buildings, breathe fire on squad units, and take a lot of damage before dying. Dragons are so hard to kill that the spawner can often fire a second wave before the first one has been destroyed.

Scourge Navigator (Structure, L2 Antigrav, L2 Subterra, L3 Harkbackhood)
This will initiate a series of increasingly better waves of scourge units. Like the Scum Disruptor, the amount of time it lasts for depends on distance to the target. As with all uses of the Scourge, it's fairly random as to how strong this will be. At least with this one the spawn point is precise.
*Campaign Tips*

TUTORIAL - This mission will guide you through the basics of the game; you'll be told what to do at each step.

It's not as handholding as the tutorial, but still very basic. Build a string of Energy Cores in order to connect to the Portal. You can only build within range of another core or the Frame itself. Terraform more land to build cores on if you need to, but it's possible to complete this without any terraforming.

You have to hold off the Scourge without any offensive ability. Build your energy field out as wide as possible, since the more targets you have, the more spread out the Scourge attacks will be. Turn the shield on only when the flying 'midge' Scourge shows up, since the other 'ants' aren't much of a threat. If you leave the shield on all the time, you'll run out of energy very quickly.

For now you only get one squad for your units, so position the squad where it's needed the most. Use local perimeter shields elsewhere. You don't have to worry about attacks near your starting area, so advance the network as far as possible using only Transmitters. Don't forget to bring your MMPs (building units) closer to where you are actually constructing or terraforming. While it's possible to save every unconnected Collector, you are only required to save two of them.

You get air units (and a second squad) this time. The Strafer here basically functions just as a transport. You only need a few Officers to carry all the Soldier units along, and you can then morph into Rockers upon landing. It's probably better to just avoid the Dragons than to try and fight them.

This can be a tricky one, since you only have turrets to defend yourself. You should have enough energy to keep one of the shields on constantly, or nearly so. There isn't much terraforming land available, but there are a few spots you can spread out into. This can distract the Scourge from your main base, and also charge the spiral faster.

The Scourge will be continually spawning on this map, so as you expand you'll want to install a lot of defensive turrets in the places you know they're coming from. It's probably a good idea to turn the shield on for each core that is on one of the critical spots. Be sure to terraform the central 'crater' that's a little above your starting spot. It can be used to cross over to one of the required core locations, and it is also where you will need to build the Alpha Portal at the end.

There are two ways to do this one. You can race toward the bomb lab in the center and focus on protecting the guns you own from both Scourge and the enemy attacks. Be sure to have shields covering each gun; you don't need them to be active so it's okay to cover them up. The other way to win is to race toward the enemy Frame itself and cut off or steal its network; this will allow you to only have to deal with the Scourge and then get to the bomb lab, and that's fairly easily done.

This is the introduction to terrain disruption units and underground attacks. You need to start working on Scummers to disrupt the enemy Frame (and then take out the rest of its base). The enemy will also be coming at you underground, so scatter Subterra Chaser guns all around your base. You probably won't be able to prevent your own Frame from getting detached, but that's fine as long as you ensure that you're wrecking the other base more. Annoyingly, you will likely have to terraform out some islands to move your Frame to the portal, since the portal circles very slowly.

You will need to learn how structures can be taken over in this one. You do this by building an Energy Core next to them, and then activating the shield. Any of the enemy Energy Cores now under your shield will be cut off, and then become your own. Even if you don't do this yourself, you will have to deal with the enemy attempts to do the same, for which your best defense is timing the shield precisely (or putting a local shield up to halt the construction). You'll still need a lot of energy for your spiral, so terraform as much of the land behind you as possible.
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The enemy starts with a squad that can nanomorph into a large group of Bombies at any moment. Sometimes this happens two minutes in and you lose right away, and sometimes it never happens. It may be connected to you taking hostile actions against the AI, but I don't really know. What you want to do is focus on claiming territory for energy production and guarding the edge of your base from howitzer attacks. The portal hovers near the center, so be sure to extend your territory into that area.

You'll need to withstand attacks early on, so get your base defenses figured out before expanding. Capturing the enemy Frame requires detaching it from the ground. You need to do this before you take out the cores around it, since it needs energy to detach. The Leech isn't a necessary unit to win, but it's a good tool of suppression against an already weakened opponent.

You finally get all the units available in the Empire Lab. The only one you really need is the Piercer. A series of Piercer attacks will create a big headache for the enemy base and prevent their Frame from charging. Meanwhile extend your own base so that you can cut off and take over the Omega Portal when you get close.

There are two obstacles to finishing this level. The first is the Scourge Nests that will send out constant waves of spiders at you. To deal with them, build Scum Splitters as soon as you can. A single hit from a Scum Splitter will eventually destroy a nest, even though it appears to do nothing at all initially. A good thing to do is have your Splitters travel back and forth to all the nests, which should give them enough time to recharge their attack in between and avoid attracting too much attention. When you can, add another squad to protect them.
The other issue is building Energy Towers on all the indicated spots, and then keeping them alive while the portal is built. One thing you'll notice when you get to one of them, is that the 'unstable' activity of the planet causes the terrain to spontaneously reform itself periodically, destroying anything you built on top in the process. The most annoying is the 'face' as it seems to come back the most frequently. Be sure to park a Brigadier nearby and hope that it terraforms it in time. The portal will need to be built in the area below the starting base; you can't build it ahead of time but you can clear the terrain for it.

14. CLOX
You'll be coming under attacks from squads pretty early on, and a short time later, the enemy will probably have howitzers in range of the edge of your base. Use local shielding to block the howitzers as much as you can. Eventually you can get a few Scum splitters or Scum Twisters, which should be enough to disrupt the edge of the enemy base. Don't worry too much about destroying much more than that, since you want to be directing your efforts at building the portal.

It's probably a good idea for once to just focus on your own escape and ignore the enemy base almost entirely. You'll need some defensive units, and can harass the enemy if you choose, but if you go quick they won't become a serious threat. Extend your network quickly to the right (into the valley where there is a howitzer for the taking). Once the spiral's charged, float your Frame over and just wait for the portal to swing down close to you.

This mission has no enemies, but it's one of the most annoying there is. It's essentially a maze where you can't see the walls until they appear. While no units come at you, every time you move the Frame you'll trigger a volcano to appear nearby, which might knock out your energy pathway. They won't spawn anywhere else, so you can take as long as you wish to prepare the route. It's best to create multiple paths so you can move in a different direction as needed. Save often, and if you want to cheese it, note where the volcanoes spawn and build on top of them before you get there.

17. ROOT
Don't worry about the initial objectives; all you have to do here is take out the single Scourge Nest that has an Alpha Portal on it. You will want to build your base up somewhat with a lot of defenses since the Scourge will be coming in constantly, and they have their stronger units now. Even though you could use rocket units on the nests, the mission requires you to bring Spiders. Take along another squad to protect them on their way (Gyroids are good), or use the trick of converting them to Diggers for safe travel and morph on arrival.

18. SOTA
You're stuck in a small corner of an odd map and up against a fully-built enemy base that you need to destroy. Get Spiders going right away, and start using them to take the base down a little at a time; this will also serve to distract the enemy from killing you. You'll also need Sub Chasers to stop underground attacks, and at least some turrets. Don't worry too much about the occasional strike from the enemy squads; focus on reducing the enemy base. When you can, upgrade to using Sharks and finally Dragons. Head directly for the enemy (Vice) Frame and cut it off from energy so it's easier to destroy. If you're lucky you might be able to steal some of the enemy base along the way.
This isn't a battle over the portal; it's a simple race. You start farther away than the enemy does but have your path mostly cleared. The enemy has to make its own route and you should be able to beat them. Get a small squad up moderately quickly in order to defend your own towers if necessary. It's also a good idea to start moving your Frame as soon as it's charged.

This is a really tough start, since the enemy truly does have a 'vast' base and is going to be coming at you constantly with tough units. You start with almost nothing, and your initial energy will run out quickly. Get laser turrets up as fast as you can; the enemy will come with Extirpators and Bombies most of the time. Air units will help against the Extirpators but the AI will often morph them to R-Projectors if you do that. At some point you'll be able to cut off the Transmitters and take control of everything on 'your' side of the mountains. Until then, don't try to expand in that direction or you'll get hit by the Howitzers. One tactic against the Extirpators is to send Scummers or Diggers past them and trick them into firing into their own base.

For once, you start on an almost even footing in a fight with the enemy Frame. What you'll find, though, is that the AI just isn't very good at base planning. It will try to rush a Harbackhood lab, and probably not have enough energy to do it and keep attacking you at the same time. Take the opportunity in this mission to use the Ballistic Missle defense (it's Empire-only) just to see how devastating it is, even if it takes a while to build and charge. Aim it at the center of the enemy's base and nearly all its buildings will be toast. The Omega Portal is, to nobody's surprise, hidden in the center of the map.

A slog against the Scourge where you have to deal with constantly-spawning Spiders and Dragons, as well as the 'Ants' that fill in terrain upon dying. The smaller units can be dealt with using base defense, perimeter shields, and ditches (yellow terraforming lines). Dragons will be your primary concern; there are three spawn points on the map: one at the bottom, which dies before it can reach you; one on the second island as you head toward the portal; and one on the island with the Omega Portal itself. Build aerial units and park them near those two spawn points to take them out quickly. When you connect to the Omega Portal, detach your Frame but do not move it, and don't build the bomb until the Alpha Portal has passed over the Omega and is somewhere near the lower end of its path.

The mission objectives don't make it very clear, but the way it works is this: Once you start attacking the enemy base, a ten-minute timer will start, and you must destroy the bomb before the timer runs out (you don't have to end the mission within the time limit, just ensure the bomb is dead). So you want to turtle for a bit until you are strong enough to hit back hard. Turn on shields selectively to guard against the Howitzer attacks, and be prepared for Wargon strikes at the corners of your base. Since the Scourge Navigator is a huge energy drain, and isn't required to win, it's easier to go with other Scourge units like Sharks or Dragons. Once you do destroy the bomb, you'll then need to take over at least half the enemy base, and kill the Frame so that you capture the Omega Portal.

24. NORD
Whether through script bugs or lack of time to complete the mission (or both), there doesn't seem to be any way for the enemy Frame to actually use the Portal and cause you to fail. So it's just a straightforward base assault, similar to the last mission except here you just want to detach the enemy Frame, not kill it. Don't rush to build an Empire lab, as that seems to invite more attacks. Ensure that you have strong squads ready to fight off any unit, and then start demolishing their base however you like.

The AI is likely to rush for an Exodus lab. Be prepared to handle Scum Splitters constantly trying to ruin your base. You actually have the advantage in terrain you can terraform, so you should be able to get an edge by expanding your own base quickly. Also take advantage of the enemy's failure to build very many combat units, and sometimes no subterranean defenses. Just make sure that you units don't accidentally kill the enemy Frame.

26. GOT
Apparently the Russian name of this planet is 'Script', which may explain why it looks the way it does. It also could serve to explain the AI's behavior, since it never quite seems to finish completing the Portal even though it could win if it wanted. You'll have to contend with not only attacks from enemy squads in the center, but Scourge 'worms' that spawn right under the locations where you need the Energy Towers. The site for the Alpha Portal is on one of the rectangular stone areas to the right of your starting location. You do have access to the Scum Disruptor in this mission, but you would have to build it all the way in the middle of the map to be effective (it has limited range).

Don't worry too much about the 'protection' objective, although see below for more on that. You will be coming under attack almost as soon as the mission starts, and it's going to be constant waves of enemies until you start fighting back. Get your base going and get used to micromanaging the shields on your energy generators. For a quicker victory, skip the Empire lab and invest that energy into building high-end non-faction units.

As for the 'vortex' in the center: It does need to stay alive, but the enemy will not attack it directly. What will happen is that if the AI manages to get the Ballistic Missile Launcher or the Piercer, it will send them to the spot in your base that's closest to the vortex itself. That might end up getting it destroyed if you build too close. So avoid building out too far in that direction, and especially avoid putting important labs in that spot. If the enemy does get nukes, it is possible to deal with them by careful observation of the launch time and the shadow of the approaching missile. You can turn on the Perimeter shield to block it, and you'll lose almost nothing as a result. That said, if the enemy is that strong it's going to make the mission much longer. You might get a chance to test out the Scum Disruptor if you want.
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