Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Barracks Page
Your Barracks page is where you will control weapons
production for your camp. You will have to have at least one barracks
constructed before you will be able to even open this page. Once you are able
to access the page, you will be able to see what your current barracks production
efficiency is and how many barracks are full, allowing you to produce weapons.
Your Weapon Design research will have
to be high enough to allow you to construct weapons before you will actually
be able to build them.
You will use the main table on the Barracks page to assign the number of weapons
you want to produce. The first column of the table will show you which weapon
you are assigning for production. The next text box is where you can manually
enter the number of weapons you want your barracks to produce for that type.
You can click the handy "max" or "0" button to set the appropriate
number in the box. The next column will tell you the maximum number of weapons
that you can create of that type and how many of that type of weapon can be
produced per barracks. The final two rows
will show you the total supply and CEP
costs for production of that many of that type of weapon. You will also be able
to see the cost per weapon of each weapon type.
One thing you should keep in mind when assigning weapons for production is the fact that you need officers to produce to full capacity. If you do not have enough officers to completely cover your troops, then you will only produce half of the weapons that you normally would. Also officers will not produce weapons and thus do not count towards making a full barracks, thus if you have 5 barracks full and the last barracks contains officers, you will only be able to produce 4 barracks worth of weapons. Also if you have more weapons assigned for production than you can produce in a turn (due to recent losses, promotions, etc.) you will not produce any. Keep your eyes on what is assigned so that you can maintain max. production possible.
You can find out how many weapons you currently have in storage by using the Barracks page. You will be able to see how many of each weapon type produced through the barracks you currently have to store and how many total spaces you have. Remember, if you have more weapons than storage, you will lose the excess overnight. You should either keep around plenty of extra armories or recycle the excess. You can also expand each of the boxes to see the details about each weapon including damage, crew, and minimum and maximum ranges.
You can improve your barracks first by researching
Weapon Design to open the ability to produce increasingly powerful weapons.
You can also increase the number of weapons that you can produce by building
and filling more barracks. You cannot
produce weapons from barracks that are not filled with army/special ops. Either
type of military troop will help to build weapons, but only if the barracks
is full. Remember, though officers will not produce weapons and do not count towards a full barracks for weapons production. The barracks must also be staffed with a civilian to keep things running
smoothly and to oversee the operations. If both of these requirements are not
met, you will not be able to produce weapons from the barracks. Also you must have complete officer coverage for the amount of army that you have or you will not be able to produce weapons at full capacity, only half.