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So the landing crafts and paratroopers drop off actual infantry models on the land, and they pitch "battles" for capture. I was wondering if killing the infantry guys (they can be killed, I noticed) effect the capture rate in Island Capture in any way (like killing your own guys slows down capture, or killing the enemy speeds it up) or does killing them does nothing to capture process and there for entertainment?

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Re: Infantry

I believe killing enemy infantry  does indeed speed up capture rate

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It does - each infantry unit has a base capture value (similar to ships, although much lower) and killing them makes a difference.
A while back I ran some tests and on one map actively shelling, bombing and strafing the enemy almost doubled the capture rate on average.

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How do you differentiate the infantry units? Cause all of them appears to wear the same tan outfit.

(Also, does the paratroopers have a higher capture rate compared to infantry from ships considering that there's fewer of them (5 per plane) or is it the same rate as each other?

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dmr2011 wrote:

How do you differentiate the infantry units? Cause all of them appears to wear the same tan outfit.

(Also, does the paratroopers have a higher capture rate compared to infantry from ships considering that there's fewer of them (5 per plane) or is it the same rate as each other?

There is a slight difference in the tan - one being slightly greenish and the other one sand brownish.
Also when you launch the invasion your troops will be facing towards the HQ and the enemy will be facing your troops.
You can also see your troops storming ashore so if you keep track of them you just annihilate whatever else.

And they have the same capture value in the sense of one landing craft's worht of troops and one Paratroop plane's worth of troops. Paratroopers individually do have a higher capture value but it is short lived and combined is equal to one landing craft.

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