|Standard Platoon||Aircraft Platoon||Helicopter Platoon||PvP Platoon||Raiding Parties|
Platoons can consist of human ground fighters (i.e., Riflemen, Heavy Gunners, Elite Mortar Team, Flamethrowers, Suicide Bombers, Snipers, and the Hercules and/or Valkerie) in the Barracks, and/or vehicular units (i.e., Jackrabbits, Rocket Buggy, Humvees, Rhinos, Razorbacks, Paladins, Challengers, and Mega Tanks) found in the War Factory.
NOTE : Aircraft Units can not be added to a platoon.
Creating & Managing A Platoon
- Create Platoon - Platoons can be Created, Managed (altered or repaired) or Disbanded while in your base by clicking on the blue "Platoons" button in the bottom right corner of the screen or by right-clicking on the Storage Building then selecting "Open". This brings up the Main Platoon Panel.
- Platoon Capacity - Each Platoon has a limited Capacity. Every Unit added to the platoon uses up an amount of space of this capacity. Any unit may be added to a platoon that is available in storage. A platoon's Capacity may be increased by upgrading the Storage Building.
- Platoon Units - Units in a Platoon may be placed in up to four different Squads. This is useful for deploying only part of a platoon or combining Squads from multiple platoons during a attack. To do this all the squads you wish to use at once must equal no more than one full platoon capacity.
- Platoon Location - Platoons in the Main Platoon Panel are outlined in 4 colors to represent where it is :
- Green - A platoon that is located in the base.
- Blue - A platoon deployed on the map.
- Gold - A platoon remotely located in a Resource Deposit.
- Red - In Active Battle or Destroyed Platoon.
- Platoon Repairs - Repairs to Platoons are done from the Main Platoon Panel. Only one Platoon may be repaired at a time. The player must manually start repairs on each platoon after the previous one is completed.
- Repairs Failed - You did not have enough resources to start repairs on a damaged platoon. Collect resources, the repair it in the Platoon menu.
- Repair Instantly - If a Player does not have enough resources to repair the platoon they may use Gold to fully repair the Platoon instantly.
- Error - You have no platoons. Create a platoon in your base then return to the World Map to deploy it.
Deploying A Platoon
- From Within Your Base - A platoon may be deployed to the map from a Single Platoon Panel.
- From the Map - If outside your base, Platoons may be called to a specific map location by Left-Clicking on a map Hexagon and then selecting "Call Platoon."
- Limits - You may only deploy a set amount of platoons on the map at one time. This is determined by the level of the Storage Building.
Platoons on the Map
- Controlling Platoons - A Platoon may be Moved, Viewed or Recalled to Base while on the map by Left-Clicking it then selecting the appropriate Menu Item.
- Moving Platoons - A platoon may be moved by-
- Left clicking platoon, selecting the four point icon then dragging to destination.
- Clicking on the destination, selecting the Call Platoon option then selecting the platoon you wish to move.
- Note: A platoon is only as fast as the slowest unit it is made of.
- Finding Platoons - There are several ways to locate a deployed platoon on the map.
- From Inside Base - By opening the Main Platoon Panel then a Single Platoon Panel of the deployed platoon and clicking the "Find" button. This panel also gives the map coordinates where it is located.
- From the Map - Located in the upper left part of the map screen is a Deployed Platoons button which, when clicked on will take you to each platoon in succession or when hovered over it will display a drop down menu to select the specific platoon you want to find.
- Platoons Speed - The speed of a platoon is shown at the bottom of Single Platoon Panel. For mixed Platoons the Speed for the whole platoon is that of the slowest unit in its makeup.
- No Units In Range - You don't have any platoons close enough to scout or attack the base. First move a platoon next to this location, then attack it.
- Platoon Invalid - You will receive a "Invalid Platoon" error message when you're trying to deploy your platoon and in the same time where there is a platoon may blocked your deploy hex.
- Cannot Scout - You cannot scout this platoon at this time. Try again later.
- Move Error - This location is too far away from the selected platoon. Try moving the platoon halfway here, then moving it the rest of the way.
- Identify Platoon Makeup - Platoons are represented by 7 different Icons while on the map. These give you and other players a rough idea of the platoon's Unit makeup in both Number and Type. See below for Unit Key:
|Map Icon||Unit Types||Unit Capacity Used|
|Attack Dog Only||Any Amount|
|Infantry Units||1025 or Less|
|Infantry Units||1030 or More|
|Infantry & Land Vehicles||1020 or Less|
|Infantry & Land Vehicles||1025 or More|
|Land Vehicle Units||1020 or Less|
|Land Vehicle Units||1025 or More|
|MISSION||ICON||MISSION DESCRIPTION||COMPLETION AWARDS||IMAGES|
|Gather the Troops||Deploy a Platoon.||2,000||2,000||X||X|
|Three Times the Fun||Deploy 3 Platoons.||5,000||5,000||X||X|
|????||Have 3 Platoons on the Map at the same time||5,000||5,000||X||X|
|Platoon Pick-Off||Destroy an Enemy Platoon.||10,000||10,000||X||X|
|Battle Brigade||Deploy 7 Platoons.||77,777||77,777||X||X|
|Formidable Force||Deploy 10 Platoons.||150,000||150,000||X||X|
|“||Organization and strategy are the hallmarks of a great military leader, Commander. It's time to start assembling your troops into carefully planned Platoons.||”|
|— R.U.B.I. (Pre-Mission: Gather the Troops)|
|“||Well done, Commander. A strategically designed army makes my circuits hum with excitement.||”|
|— R.U.B.I. (Post-Mission: Gather the Troops)|
- Once you deploy a platoon in the battle, the screen automatically slides over to view your current platoon deploy spot.
- Improved troop deployment in battles.
- You now have 2x the unit storage capacity in your base!
- Yups, you can now build a lot more units to defend and attack with.
- Kixeye has added a limit to the number of units you can attack with in a single attack, this limit is the same as the old unit cap so you can attack with the same force as before. They did this so you can better defend your base and follow up an attack quicker and have more units to select from when attacking!
- Platoons will travel twice as fast across the World Map every weekend, Commander! This is the perfect time to execute the long distance attack you've been planning for weeks. Best of luck!
- Platoons speed on the World Map has been significantly increased.
- A platoon that is under attack cannot be moved on the Sector Map by its owner. This can be used to the advantage of a base defender by using small platoons (such as scout platoons consisting of Attack Dogs ) to enter battle with a larger one and keep it from being used in a base assault. This tactic is sometimes referred to as "platoon freezing" and is an excellent method of protecting your base in the absence of any sophisticated high-level defences.
- If you are missing a platoon, please submit a Customer Support ticket with the TIME (within a few hours) of when it went missing and WHAT the platoon was doing when it went missing.
- Discussion Thread > Automatic Repair For Platoons.
- The destroyed platoon will show the word "ETA" red in colour if you over your cursor to the platoon instead word "Destroyed". Then, the platoon in the move will show the same word too.
- Base Defender Platoon capacity has been increased to 3800.
- Now the number of unit in platoon showing at the center-down of the platoon image. (may implemented due to Ops Genesis).
- The default name of created platoon is the term that used in the conversation between ATC and pilot such Yankee & Bravo.
- WC Update 2011-09-29 - Turn RUBI off + Military ranks
- WC Update 2011-09-26 - Increased unit capacity
- Wikipedia - Platoon - Platoon In Real Life