Planetary Defense Requirements and Costs

Soldiers are ground based personnel that defend the planet. They cost more to purchased on conquered planets. The maximum number of Soldiers that can be supported by any planet is up to 40% of the maximum population.

Planetary Defense Bases (PDB) are a mix of ground-based and space-based military assets that defend the planet. PDB can be additionally enhanced through alien artifacts and by gaining veteran status during combat. PDB require Soldiers instead of Personnel as a purchasing resource.


Parameter Shipyard
Required
Tonnage Product Cost Metal Cost Energy Cost Consumable Cost Soldier Cost
Soldier  Soldier 0 0 3 4 2 4 1
Defensive Satellite  Defensive Satellite 100 250 200 300 800 200 5
Rail Gun  Rail Gun 200 450 400 500 1,000 300 100
Laser Cannon  Laser Cannon 300 700 700 800 1,300 500 200
Microwave Lance  Microwave Lance 500 900 1,100 1,200 1,800 800 400
Ion Cannon  Ion Cannon 800 1,150 1,600 1,700 2,400 1,200 600
Plasma Cannon  Plasma Cannon 1,200 1,400 2,200 2,300 3,100 1,700 1,000
Dark Matter Battery  Dark Matter Battery 1,700 1,800 2,900 2,900 3,900 2,200 1,400
Quark Beam Artillery  Quark Beam Artillery 2,300 2,700 3,700 3,800 4,800 2,800 2,000
Missile Platform  Missile Platform 3,100 3,600 4,600 4,800 5,800 3,500 2,500
Orbital Defense Base  Orbital Defense Base 4,000 5,150 5,600 5,900 6,900 4,300 3,100