Colony base

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Colony base
Colony base.png
Overview
Tech requiredDeep space exploration
Effect+1 Food
Upkeep2
Special
RestrictionsAutomatically created on new colonies
Cannot be built

Colony base is a colony structure in Master of Orion.

Description[edit | edit source]

Allows the Colony Ships to deploy this life sheltering structure when settling a new colony. The Colony Base helps kickstart the new colony's development and is especially important for settling inhospitable planets.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

With an upkeep of 2 Icon credits.png for a yield of only 1 Icon food.png, the colony base is rather expensive: biospheres, fungal farms, hydroponic farms and subterranean farms all provide a more interesting food/upkeep ratio. For this reason, scrapping the colony base to save money makes sense once the colony has grown enough not to need it anymore.