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How many Troop Transports do I need to take a minor race planet in BOTF? Is their some ratio of troop transports to ground combat rating that I should follow?

Note that I'm already taking out all the Orbital Batteries and Shields before I invade, but my troops are always wiped out.

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The rough ratio is: 2 Transporter / 100 ground forces

Things that increase your transporter strength though:

  1. Experience, for example: Legendary > Veteran
  2. Ship level (given ratio is for shiplevel 2)
  3. Your race, some transporters are slightly better
  4. Last but not least some luck :)
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Welcome to Arqade. Please take a look at the About. Thanks for the answer :-). – C. Ross Jan 22 '14 at 0:10

It depends on the difference between your tech and their tech, coupled with various bonuses from your respective "empires"...And if the race has a built-in ground combat bonus (which a lot of the minor races do) then that applies as well.

Here is a thread that goes into more detail than you'll ever want.

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+1 for link, you need to be sure to bombard the dirty aliens a fair bit (at least a turn or two) before landing your transports, after you've gotten rid of shields & orbital batteries. – TZHX Apr 27 '11 at 13:21
@tzhx: I almost always just make them love me. They're inordinately hard to invade. – Satanicpuppy Apr 27 '11 at 15:12
Dead link. Anyone have teh new one @TZHX. – C. Ross Jan 22 '14 at 0:09
@C.Ross ok. fixed. – TZHX Jan 22 '14 at 10:38

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