What is Warzone 2100 Battleplan
Battleplan is a competitive multiplayer mod for Warzone 2100. While keeping some basic concepts from the original game, it changes how thoses concepts are used.
With 4 propulsion types, an array of 4x3 bodies and 7x3 weapons plus 7 support turrets, Warzone Battleplan has more than a thousand of possible units. This is far less than the original game, but in fact a regular game will probably shows around a dozen of units (but not the same from a game to an other). Battleplan focuses more on which design could help in a given situation and how to take advantage of the available units.
Still a Work In Progress
Although the basic principles are set, there are still plenty of tests to be done and a few features to be reviewed. The game is intended to be a competitive PvP mod, but it currently lacks of PvP reviews.
Battleplan in video
These videos were mades with Battleplan 2.0.1. The game pace has been speeded up with faster unit production and the AI has been made more aggressive.
Why a new mod
Warzone 2100 is a great single-player game. It's huge tech-tree, variety of choices and progressive missions are fine for long hours of play. But for a quick multiplayer game of a few minutes, most of the concepts comes against the gameplay.
Battleplans aims to get straight to the fundamentals. It should be playable for a game of 15 to 30 minutes, without requiring to take some notes to remember the research paths or compute hidden damage modifiers. Battleplan has more choices directly from start and less subtile variants. Weapon classes have consistent statistics within the same branch and some things were removed to reduce the cognitive load and focus on the battle.
Compatibility with other mods
Some structures are not available and most components, name and researches codenames have been renamed. Maps including player units outside construction trucks and defense structures must first be converted to be compatible with Battleplan. The converted original maps are bundled within the mod. Any mod changing component or research stats won't be compatible. Only the dedicated Battleplan AI will work.