E2150 - United Civilized States - UCS
This page is about UCS faction (playable in Earth 2150 game). You will find here information about its origins, available units and constructions. Let this data help you grow as an experienced UCS army commander.
United Civilized States : This faction is a demarchy that controls North and South America . The name implies that the United States of America gradually expanded its borders to include the entire continent. The United Civilized States (UCS) is a highly technologically based faction and have come to use robots to replace people in as many positions as possible. The UCS scientists created, under the supervision of President Jonathan Swamp , NEO and GOLAN ; a huge step in technological advances, GOLAN was essentially leader of the UCS military, while NEO was interested in politics. It was a machine capable of matching and potentially far surpassing any organic general. It controlled the entire UCS army including all the military robots. These bipedal robots , or mecha, are just as effective as a human-piloted vehicle. The UCS has a robotic theme to its structures and vehicles. They have exclusive access to powerful weapons such as grenade launchers, shadow generators , and plasma cannons - probably the most effective ever used by mankind with incredible destructive power, low energy consumption and high rate of fire make it the ideal all-around weapon. Other technologies include reverse-engineered anti-gravity propulsion systems from a crashed UFO , and modified 105 and 120mm cannons stolen from the ED . UCS units are typically slow and expensive but durable and pack high firepower. 
As the 21st century began, who could have predicated that things would turn out as they did? With millennium parties in full swing, people around the globe celebrated wildly. As the world's most prosperous land, the United States had the most to cheer about - and the most to look forward to. Globalization had won the day and there was little doubt who the big winner would be.
But after the empty champagne bottles had all been cleared away and the hangovers subsided, the first rumblings started. First came the crash on Wall Street . Stocks plummmeted to levels which made the 1930s look good. As irrational exuberance gave way to incurable pessimism, one international corporation after another simply dissolved, factories closed their doors, and pictures of millions of unemployed wandering around desolate city centers in the vain hope of finding something to eat came to symbolize the plight of the 21st century.
The crisis brought about some dramatic social and political changes in the US. To focus attention away from the miserable economic situation, those in power pushed for a "guns instead of butter" policy. Defense outlays were dramatically increased and a siege mentality created among the population. For 30 long years, Americans were made to believe the entire world had become an enemy, and that foreign armies were just waiting for the right moment to attack. Under these tense circumstances there was little to prevent a relatively minor incident with Greater Russia in the 2040s from escalating into a largescale conflict. In the ensuing war of 2048 all European and Asian powers were completely destroyed. Since the US had invested early in a top-rate missile defense system, it suffered less damage than the others. But the war left its mark. Not one single nation managed to emerge unscathed. The only result of the bitter conflict - global anarchy.
Slowly and painfully, the North American continent began reconstruction. Twelve states in the former USA formed a federation called the United Civilized States , with a provisional government. But people had long ago lost faith in politicians, who were seen as selfinterested and greedy. A new movement led by Richard Bowman stepped into this power vacuum. Bowman's theory was radical if not particularly original - power corrupts and since those who seek it are usually motivated by the lowest personal interests, the best government is the one that doesn't exist. To his critics, who pointed out that somebody must govern, he repeatedly claimed to have a plan already worked out.
And that he did. His "solution" was a government run by an absolute minimum number of bureaucrats chosen by a lottery system. To keep them from becoming entrenched, they could only remain in office for a few months.
Despite some opposition from conservatives, this strange form of government was installed and given the name "Stochocracy" . At first it was difficult getting newly chosen politicians trained in their new positions. But after a few years government ran smoothly. Occasionally a new lottery "winner" was reluctant to take up a position, but these were rare cases. Most citizens saw it as their patriotic duty to carry out the tasks of government - at least for a short time. Fortunately the greenhorn politicians could rely on highly specialized computer systems to assist them in day-to-day matters of state. In fact, they began depending so much on these so-called "advisors" that, after a while, it became clear that the systems were fully capable of running the government without their human overseers.
In 2074, the physicist Mark Springer became head of state. During his short one-year reign he was able to secure financing for a large scientific research program. Back then there were quite a few research institutes, Stanford Laboratory being the best known. Springer also led expeditions into some of the regions destroyed by the war. One of these was known as Area 51 , formerly a secret military base. While digging nearby, Springer 's crew unearthed a mysterious wreck, which turned out to be the remains of an alien space ship . Scientists began thorough investigations into the strange find to see to what use it could be put.
The steady stream of scientific breakthroughs, inventions and discoveries had a great influence on the daily lives of UCS citizens. Soon CPU-controls were everywhere. Automated factories needed little attention. Robots did all the household chores. There was little work to be done, and everyone lived quite comfortably. Computer systems assumed de facto control over running the country, since the human rulers by now hardly ever felt confident enough to reject their "advice," which now covered every decision imaginable.
This situation changed in 2134 when Jonathan Swamp became Defense Minister. A highly skilled programmer, Swamp was for many years in charge of the main government computer systems. This experience made him the only person in the country capable of using their total potential. As Defense Minister he was granted unlimited access to the military administration processor, known as GOLAN .
While in office, he made some radical changes to the system, allowing him to run computer simulations of military battles all over the planet. But by changing GOLAN's delicately balanced program structure, Swamp created unforeseen glitches throughout the system. As a result, over the next few years incorrect data led GOLAN to make some fatal miscalculations. The worst of these was the order issued to send a large army to the former British Isles . The ED rulers of the territory naturally saw this as a declaration of war.
The resulting war lasted ten years and was fought on all continents. The intelligence of the GOLAN system went up against the courage and experience of the ED leader. Employing some new tactics, the ED at first had the upper hand, until GOLAN calculated the right counter-measures. The battlefield was in a state of constant flux. For a while the ED Army occupied part of North America, until the UCS deployed units equipped with the most modern arsenal. By 2148 the ED was in full retreat before the UCS onslaught from the south. While crossing the North Pole towards Siberia the ED shot off nuclear weapons to stop the advancing UCS units. This turned out to be the turning point - but not as intended by the ED commanders who ordered the launch. The power of the explosions literally knocked the Earth out of its orbit.
In January of 2150 the UCS scientists proved beyond any doubt that in only a few years a major cosmic catastrophe was inevitable. GOLAN was clearly unable to deal with this new information and completely shut down. A new government was quickly chosen to deal with the situation. The solution they came up with was most human in its simplicity - build a space station and evacuate the population. To work out the details they rolled out their new cyber-leader: GOLAN II . This state-of-the-art CPU quickly started issuing orders for new factories to produce the necessary parts. Through computer simulations, it became clear that such a process would require massive amounts of ore and other raw material. So GOLAN II issued another order, this time directly to the UCS Defense Minister - "must immediately call out army... secure all identified sources of raw material." The final war had begun...
|Unit name||Description |
|Mammoth||This versatile, heavy Mech is used for building or bridge construction, ditch/tunnel digging and leveling ground. Watch this unit carefully as it is what keeps you in the game longer.|
|Tiger||This is the basic Mech used by the UCS Army. It can Hold various weapons but it is week to projectile weapons.|
|Spider||This 6-legged chassis can support special equipment add-ons. This Mech is used by the UCS Army for technical support. The spider chassis can also be equipped with a shield generator but it weak against rockets and cannons.|
|Panther||A 2-legged chassis, deployed as a main striking force, the Panther packs a real wallop with its ability to carry heavy weapon systems and shields. The unit has strong armour but this makes it slow.|
|Jaguar||This heavy battle robot is a modified version of the Panther. It's equipped with an add-on weapon system. This add-on allows greater damage. This unit is twice as powerful as the panther but is slower to build and on the ground.|
|Minelayer||A tracked caterpillar vehicle deployed either for mine laying or quickly clearing large mined areas, It can locate and detonate enemy mines at a distance. The unit can carry 10 mines that can destroy all enemy vehicles apart from LC vehicles.|
|Gargoyle||A light anti-gravity craft, the Gargoyle is fast and manoeuvrable, primarily used for reconnaissance and anti-aircraft operations against enemy bombers. It is a very fast unit and can be used to stay ahead of the enemy.|
|Bat||As the name implies, this is a medium-weight, anti-gravity bomber, deployed against weakly defended enemy positions. Ideal for destroying stray units.|
|Dragon||This heavy anti-gravity bomber is normally deployed against heavily defended enemy units and anti-aircraft bases. With its heavy armour, Dragon can remain under enemy fire for long periods of time. The only bad thing about the dragon is that it is slow and expensive.|
|Condor||This transport craft provides fighting units with ammunition. As it has very little armour it is very fast.|
|Scout||Unit with longer sensor range, it is best suited for revealing the undiscovered locations on a map. Also helpful in spotting enemies with turned lights off during the night.|
|Ore Transporter||This vehicle is used to extract ore and transport it to a refinery or transport base.|
|Cargo Salamander||This heavily armoured caterpillar vehicle is used to transport building material and raw material. It is armed with a rocket launching ramp. The landing version is equipped with an additional mounting bar for any light weapon.|
Data sheet below is based on unit information provided in game Earth 2150 The Moon Project patch 2.2.
|Equipment Slots||Research Cost||Research Time||Research Prerequisite|
|Tiger I||200||240||0||75||17||30||Available by Default|
|*Minelayer I||600||525||600||50||18||30||Available by Default|
|Scout I||1000||150||600||25||28||10||Available by Default|
|Mammoth||800||1800||600||25||19||50||Available by Default|
|Harvester I||700||600||1800||50||17||20||Available by Default|
|Condor||2400||1600||600||33||32||20||Available by Default|
*Minelayer has additional parameter - ammo. For non-upgraded unit it's 10 and for Minelayer II it is 20 .
|Heavy Rocket Launcher||TBC|
|Air Rocket Launcher||TBC|
|Air Heavy Rocket Launcher||TBC|
|Cannon 105 mm||TBC|
|Cannon 120 mm||TBC|
|Heavy Grenade Launcher||TBC|
|Heavy Plasma Cannon||TBC|
|Gargoyle Plasma Cannon||TBC|
|Earthquake Generator||Works in similar way as LC sonic cannon but deals damage only to nearby structures (including those still in the air). Often used in underground of enemy base.|
Data sheet below is based on unit information provided in game Earth 2150 The Moon Project patch 2.2.
|20 mm Chaingun||200||16||6||Yes||200||5|
|20 mm Double Chaingun||200||22||6||Yes||300||5|
|Air 20 mm Chaingun||200||16||7||Yes||200||5|
|Air 20 mm Double Chaingun||200||22||7||Yes||300||15|
|Rocket Launcher (tiger)||300||25||8||Yes||50||25|
|Rocket Launcher (panther)||300||36||8||Yes||80||30|
|Rocket Launcher upg.1||300||40||8||Yes||76||25|
|Rocket Launcher upg.1 (tiger)||300||30||8||Yes||76||25|
|Rocket Launcher upg.1 (panther)||300||42||8||Yes||100||30|
|Rocket Launcher upg.2||300||46||8||Yes||100||25|
|Rocket Launcher upg.2 (tiger)||300||40||8||Yes||100||25|
|Rocket Launcher upg.2 (panther)||300||50||8||Yes||120||30|
|Air Rocket Launcher||300||33||8||Yes||80||25|
|Air Rocket Launcher upg.1||300||44||8||Yes||100||25|
|Heavy Rocket Launcher||700||69||10||Yes||70||60|
|Heavy Rocket Launcher (panther)||550||66||10||Yes||60||60|
|Heavy Rocket Launcher upg.1||700||95||10||Yes||80||60|
|Heavy Rocket Launcher upg.1 (panther)||550||72||10||Yes||70||60|
|Heavy Rocket Launcher upg.2 (panther)||550||101||10||Yes||80||60|
|Air Heavy Rocket Launcher||700||58||10||Yes||70||50|
|Air Heavy Rocket Launcher upg.1||700||80||10||Yes||80||50|
|Cannon 105 mm||300||30||6||No||100||30|
|Double Cannon 105 mm||300||46||6||No||120||30|
|Double Cannon 120 mm||400||106||8||No||100||60|
|Quad Cannon 120 mm||400||137||8||No||180||60|
|Grenade Launcher upg.1||300||85||8||No||120||25|
|Heavy Grenade Launcher||900||60||15||No||100||60|
|Heavy Grenade Launcher upg.1||900||130||15||No||200||60|
|Plasma Cannon (tiger)||300||100||5||No||50||30|
|Plasma Cannon upg.1||300||200||7||No||100||30|
|Plasma Cannon upg.1 (tiger)||300||200||5||No||100||30|
|Heavy Plasma Cannon||700||200||9||No||50||60|
|Heavy Plasma Cannon upg.1||700||400||9||No||100||60|
|*Heavy Plasma Cannon upg.2||700||400||9||No||100||60|
|AA PlasmaGun II||300||1100||11||No||100||30|
|Gargoyle Plasma Cannon||500||25||5||No||50||45|
|Gargoyle Plasma Cannon m2||500||62||5||No||100||45|
|Bomb Bay upg.1||2600||320||1||No||5||120|
|Earthquake gen. upg.1||600||30||5||No||5||70|
- Second upgrade of Heavy Plasma Cannon doesn't increases any stats but offers one additional light weapon mounting slot
Stats of the weapons mounted on defense structures like Large Tower or Fortress slightly differs from these used on troops. For example there is 2nd version of a Rocket Launcher with additional range and damage for the same price.
In addition, upgrades in the form of enhanced ammunition are available:
|Ammo Upgrade||Bonus damage||Bonus range|
|Upg 1: 20 mm Bullets||+6||0|
|Upg 2: 20 mm Bullets||+12||0|
|Upg 3: 20 mm Bullets||+5||+1|
|Upg 1: 105 mm Bullet||+4||+1|
|Upg 2: 105 mm Bullet||+5||0|
|Upg 3: 105 mm Bullet||+6||+1|
|Upg 1: 120 mm Bullet||0||+1|
|Upg 2: 120 mm Bullet||+11||+1|
|Upg 3: 120 mm Bullet||+12||+1|
|Upg 1: Plasma Bomb||+80||0|
|Upg 2: Plasma Bomb||+80||0|
|Upg 3: Plasma Bomb||+80||0|
|with distinction on Chassis||Tiger||Spider||Panther||Tiger||Spider||Panther|
|Upg 1: Rocket (guided: 25%)||+4||+4||+5||0||0||0|
|Upg 2: Rocket (guided: 50%)||+4||+5||+5||+1||+1||+1|
|Upg 3: Rocket (guided: 100%)||+4||+5||+5||0||0||0|
|Upg 1: Heavy Rocket (guided: 25%)||-||+10||+11||-||+1||+1|
|Upg 2: Heavy Rocket (guided: 50%)||-||+10||+10||-||0||0|
|Upg 3: Heavy Rocket (guided: 100%)||-||+10||+11||-||+1||+1|
|Upg 1: Grenade||+10||-||+15||0||-||0|
|Upg 2: Grenade||+10||-||+15||+1||-||+1|
|Upg 3: Grenade||+7||-||0||+1||-||+1|
Ammo damage bonus above is correct only for the most upgraded version of a weapon .
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|Banner||Increases level of surrounding units by 2 which manifests itself in higher weapon damage and range. Banner's range of influence is same as Detector m2. For possible profits check Level benefits subsection.|
|Power Shield||Provides protection from energy weapons . Shield absorbs all the incoming damage until it's discharged. Recharging takes some time. Can be mounted on every building. Some units need an upgrade researched to be capable of carring the power shield (Tiger).|
|Repairer||Troops of United Civilized States do not regenerate by themselves. They need a repair unit with Repaired tool mounted. Most often it's Tiger or Cargo Salamander. When it repairs the target unit is temporary frozen so it won't move or respond to any player order. Repairer has got some more functions. It can take over disabled structures or units and it's able to change coloring of your troops.|
|Shadow Generator||Distinguishing for UCS technology of camouflage . Ally troops within Shadow Generator range become invisible so enemy can't target them. For this to work units must have lights turned off . Beware enemy radars because they are able to reveal stealth units.|
|Radar||It becomes available with Shadow Generator researched. Used for enlargement of sight range and revealing stealth enemy troops. More info in Shadow Generator and Radar range subsection.|
|Building grabber||The specially modified repair module can infect the computer systems of enemy structures with a virus and then take control over them. Its great advantage is that it can take over completely functioning buildings without destroying them. It allows to take over enemy building only with electronics turned off by ion or electro-cannon .|
|Antimissile||The technology used in this system is a major breakaway from the standard UCS development line. Due to its high reliability the UCS uses it in large quantities. When the enemy breaks the electro-magnetic field, the system shoots up "bait" for the incoming rockets. Special sensors make sure the shots are not sent up prematurely or wasted. Construction requirements dictate that the system is installed on the secondary mounts of a unit or structure. It shoots down enemy missiles directed at the unit with antimissile mounted. It doesn't protect surrounding ally units from incoming rockets .|
Shadow Generator and Radar range
Each upgrade of Shadow Generator increases its range. Any area of effect utility range calculation is based on 4x4 squares. This means that unit with (for example) radar will only see stealth units in area limited by 4x4 square structures set constant for the map. If you want to cover farther area you need to move to the next 4x4 square.
Radar tool is given with the first research of Shadow Generator, and further upgrades don't affect the radar. You can notice that Radar Tower has longer range of detecting than radar mounted on a unit.
Though Shadow Generator has 3 upgrades. First unlocks Shadow Tower construction. Second extends the working area of Shadow Tower and allows mounting the generator on units, but with the range 1 rank lower. So if you put Shadow Generator Upg.2 on your unit you get the range like for Shadow Tower with Shadow Generator Upg.1. The last upgrade of Shadow Generator affects only the version for units (so they can have same area of influence same as Shadow Tower).
Ranges of each version of Radar/Shadow Generator (Unit is marked with X, detection range is marked with bold grids):
Each killed enemy unit or building your troop receives some experience. Unlike artificially increased level (banner), the naturally scored one gives bonus hit points .
Hit Points [HP] (+%)
Attack Speed (-%)
Movement Speed (+%)
Sight Range (+%)
Attack Range (+%)
|Civilian Production Centre||This Production Centre is where the UCS builds its heavy construction machinery and civilian vehicles. All non-military projects developed and tested in the Research Centre can be built in this complex. The Centre's heavy armour, high resistance and large cannon enable it to withstand moderate enemy attacks. You should protect it well. If you don't have enough construction equipment in reserve and this structure is destroyed you won't be able to build any more - which in turn means you won't be able to fight anymore.|
|Mech Production Centre||This is the Production Centre for various forms of battle equipment. Every military project developed and tested in the Research Centre can be built here. Since this structure is not very well fortified, you'll need to provide extra protection. Lose it and weapon production stops. And so does any hope of victory.|
|Atomic Power Plant||This is a classical nuclear plant with tremendous power. It includes an atomic reactor and a cooling system. You have the option of expanding the plant with additional reactors in order to increase its energy output. In addition, the plant has its own transmitter for sending energy supplies to other structures.|
|Energy Transmitter||Structures predominantly get the energy they need to function from Power Stations. But the on-going achievements of UCS scientists have brought dynamic improvements to this field of research. Now power doesn't always have to be delivered by the usual method! Energy Transmitters will expand the range of your Power Stations, and, wait for it!.....using these Transmitters, you can now construct whole networks, enabling you to build power stations much further away from your base! So your transmitter network will in effect protect your base from the drastic effects of a nuclear explosion brought about by one of those sneak enemy attacks.|
|Refinery||The Refinery breaks down the excavated raw materials into credits which are needed to keep the assembly lines running in your Production Centres. Your mining units deliver the raw materials to the Refineries in containers. The transfer process takes place in a special type of lock which operates hydraulically. You can unload your ground and airborne units here. And your air units don't even have to touch the ground, they can land directly on the lock itself!|
|Research Centre||This is where your scientists and engineers are based. All kinds of research and experiments are carried out here and new technologies developed. Every unit or structure upgrade has to be developed and tested here and prototypes of new units are planned, constructed, and then given the go-ahead for mass production. Your Research Centre will give you access to ultra-modern technology.|
|Supply Depot||From here, transport planes supply units and structures with ammunition for heavy weapons.|
|Ship Yard||The heart of the Shipyard is a hangar where marine units are constructed. This structure should only be built at the waterside, at a location with space enough to harbour ships and boats and broad enough for a lock.|
|Small Tower||You'll only realize just how effective these structures can be when you have several of them in operation. Three or four of Small Towers are an excellent defence against light units. But bear in mind that they won't be so effective against heavily-armoured enemy chassis, simply because you can't mount heavy weapons on Small Towers.|
|Large Tower||This is a huge hurdle for your enemies to cross! It's normally equipped with heavy artillery but you can add an extra weapon on to this structure, like maybe a heavy laser or even large rockets. A few of these Large Towers placed strategically will thwart even the strongest and most heavily-armed enemy troops.|
|Fortress||This is the most heavily-armoured structure in the game. The Fortress has two small and two large cannon, making it virtually indestructible to all but the strongest enemy forces. Its strong firepower usually means a quick and successful defence. It can only be endangered by an attack by well-equipped, heavily-armoured enemy units. Because of its sheer firepower, we recommend that you build the Fortress near one of your strategically important structures.|
|Plasma Control Centre||The POS (Plasma Offensive System) is a weapon of mass destruction, technologically very advanced. The PCC (Plasma Control Centre) is a part of the POS and supervises the complete system. Based on a satellite defence system invented in 2073, it consists of plasma rays and control structures. The satellites form a system of mirrors which enable plasma beams fired at Earth to be very accurately aimed. The plasma cannon system can reach the enemy anywhere on the map! Its precise aiming mechanism is the secret of its effectiveness. Enemy units or structures located in areas which haven't yet been scouted can even be fired upon. In this case, just aim at where you think the enemy is. The bundled plasma beams are fired by stationary plasma cannons.|
|Plasma Cannon||Another part of the satellite attack system, the Plasma Cannon shoots out a bundled plasma beam. Aimed by the help of satellites, it can make life hot for enemy units at great distances! Just one shot will destroy most enemy vehicles and structures.|
|Headquarters||This is the strategic control centre of the UCS. It houses the many, new, advanced strategies to which you wouldn't otherwise have access. You can control many functions here automatically, such as defence, mount-a-weapon, etc.).|
|Teleport||The UCS leadership, using all their experience gained in the wars of 2140 -2145, wanted to construct a machine which could instantly transport battle units to other crisis areas. After 5 years of intensive research by numerous top UCS scientists, they finally managed to produce the Teleport. You'll need at least 2 Teleports. The transmitter on one splits material into atoms and decodes the atoms' structure. This information is then passed to the other Teleport. It has material generators which use the information to re-materialize the object. The Teleports are an enormous help to you in your battle campaigns. They speed up your troops' transport to the front and more often than not will be instrumental in helping you to avoid defeat.|
|Shadow Tower||The UCS strategic experts made the most of the Shadow's excellent camouflage and adapted it for defence use. The result was the Shadow Tower. As part of a defence line, it conceals your units from enemy scanners.|
|SDI Defence Centre||You'll need this structure as well at some point during the game. Its function is to protect your own positions from weapons of mass-destruction. If an atomic rocket is fired at you, specially constructed detectors calculate its flight path and select the precise time to fire laser cannons with awesome power. The rocket will explode in the air, without harming your units or structures. The only disadvantage the system has is that it has a limited range. That's why it's important to place them right next to strategically important structures. And what's a strategically important structure, you ask? These are structures without which you cannot carry out no military actions or only very limited ones.|
|Tunnel Entrance||This structure connects the surface with the tunnel itself. It has its own generator, so it doesn't need a Power Plant.|
|Artillery||This is a 455mm artillery emplacement. Its extreme range lets you hit enemy fortresses from great distance. The highly-explosive ammunition means the range is even greater, since both the target as well as the surrounding area is hit.|
|Unit Recycler||The Recycler is a modern "annihilation chamber". It transforms material into energy. Unfortunately, its high cost of operation combined with problems processing anti-parts means it isn't often used. The average recyclable value of a used-up unit is about 49.7% of its production value.|
Data sheet below is based on unit information provided in game Earth 2150 The Moon Project patch 2.2.
|Building name||Cost||Hit points||Armor||Energy consumption|
|Vehicle Production Center||1000||3600||0||50|
|Weapons Production Center||2000||4000||50||50|
|Aerial Supply Depot||1500||2400||0||50|
|SDI Defense Center||8000||1500||25||50|
|Plasma Control Center||30000||4000||25||400|
Every UCS building under construction has 300 hit points and 0 armour at that time.
- ↑  Earth 2150 Wikipedia page
- ↑ File:Earth2150 Escape from The Blue Planet manual.pdf
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Moon Project and Earth 2150 Stratergy Guide.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Earth 2150 Lost Souls Manual
|Earth 2150 factions|
|Lunar Corporation (LC)
||Eurasian Dynasty (ED)
||United Civilized States (UCS) |