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Offline wcho035

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Max soldiers and Aliens in a game map.
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:43:57 am »
Hey if anyone can answer this question quickly, what is the max number of Soldiers and aliens a map can handle for both sides?

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Re: Max soldiers and Aliens in a game map.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 04:30:09 am »
Hey if anyone can answer this question quickly, what is the max number of Soldiers and aliens a map can handle for both sides?

There's no quick answer for that question.

A rule of thumb for aliens is the Battlescape size: 1 alien per 10x10 map block, to avoid overcrowding, so a 50x50 Battlescape should have around 25 aliens deployed. But there are also other factors that can increase/decrease this.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 04:33:32 am by Hobbes »

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Re: Max soldiers and Aliens in a game map.
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 11:48:31 pm »
Taken literally, the game is  one unit per tile. So a 50x50x5 block can have 12500 units  ;)

It really does vary depending on game design. But generally "mid range" is regarded as about 12 blocks. So if you have more than 1 per 10x10, there will be a lot of splash damage and CQB.

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Re: Max soldiers and Aliens in a game map.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 06:30:34 am »
Thanks for the info! Really appreciate it!