The insidious Ordos make use of faster units than the other houses, and are more accustomed to hit-and-run tactics. Its special weapons are stealthy or forbidden technologies: the Saboteur, the Eye In The Sky, and the Deviator.
Structures can only be built on dark terrain.
Cost: $2000 (MCV) | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: none
The heart of every base is the Construction Yard. This structure is responsible for the creation of all other buildings in your base, from simple walls to the technologically-advanced Palaces. Because this building controls your ability to expand your base and acquire new technologies, the wise commander protects it at all costs and at all times. In many missions, you will start with a Construction Yard already in place, while in others you will begin with an MCV and must deploy it to begin building. Unlike other structures in the game, it does not need a concrete foundation, as it comes with its own when deployed.
Cost: $225 | Power: +100 | Prerequisites: none
While some of your buildings, like your Construction Yard, provide their own power, most do not. To get them to operate at peak efficiency, you must provide them with power. Wind Traps put out a good deal of energy, but larger bases will require multiple Wind Traps to operate effectively. They are physically weak and critically important, and they give less power when damaged, so keep them well-guarded.
Cost: $1500 | Power: -40 | Prerequisites: Wind Trap
Your Harvesters need somewhere to take the ore they collect. That place is the Refinery, a structure at the very heart of your economic operation. A filled Harvester will return to the Refinery to dump its load of ore before returning to the field. This ore is then converted into credits, which you can use to purchase structures and units. Each Refinery comes with a free Harvester and Carryall. Build more Harvesters and Refineries to make more money. Unlike the previous titles, Refineries do not have a finite capacity for credits, and can be upgraded with up to two additional pads.
Cost: $225, $800 (upgrade) | Power: -20 | Prerequisites: Wind Trap
The Barracks is where all infantry are trained. Some advanced / special infantry units will not be available until other structures are built or the Barracks itself is upgraded.
Cost: $1000, $1200 (upgrade) | Power: -40 | Prerequisites: Wind Trap
This structure is responsible for the building of ground vehicles. Some advanced / special vehicles will not be available until other structures are built or the Factory itself is upgraded.
Cost: $400 | Power: -60 | Prerequisites: Wind Trap
The Outpost gives you an overhead view of the battlefield when fully powered.
Cost: $1300, $1200 (upgrade) | Power: -50 | Prerequisites: Factory
This structure is responsible for the building of aircraft. Some advanced / special aircraft will not be available until the Hangar is upgraded.
Cost: $1500 | Power: -100 | Prerequisites: Hangar
The Starport allows vehicles to be delivered by a CHOAM Merchant’s Guild Frigate at a cheaper price than by directly building them.
Cost: $1600 | Power: -150 | Prerequisites: Starport
The Palace allows the usage of the Ordos superweapon – the Chaos Lightning.
Cost: $20 (per tile) | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: none
The wall barrier is good for stopping ground units.
Cost: $1200 | Power: -20 | Prerequisites: Refinery
The Refinery Pad is an additional entry to the Refinery, and a single Refinery can be upgraded with two of these.
Cost: $550 | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: Barracks
An unorthodox defense turret. Heavily armoured with short range, this structure is effective against most infantry and lighter vehicles, but cannot survive on its own against some of the heavier vehicles. It leaves toxic residue in its firing area, which damages any units that enter it. Unlike the Pop-Up Turret, it can function just as well when the base’s power is low.
Cost: $1200 | Power: -75 | Prerequisites: Barracks
The Pop-Up Turret attacks ground and air targets, but when idle, it lowers its profile. It deactivates if the base’s power is low.
Cost: ? | Cooldown: ? | Prerequisites: Palace
Blasts an area with a lightning effect that causes units caught in that area to go berserk, firing uncontrollably on friends and foes alike until the effect wears off… or are killed.