Where To Buy/Train Boarding Troops (Page 5 of 6)

Written by Deadbeat_Spinn, Last update May 31st, 2010,

Where To Buy/Train Boarding Troops, written by Deadbeat_Spinn


Tools of the Trade


This section is for what you, the player, will be required to own in order to be able to buy Marines/Mercenaries. After a Marine/Mercenary has been purchased if no ship is present at the station in question when a given Marine/Mercenary has been finished being trained (any stage), they will wait for a pick up from one of the ships listed below.

1. A ship capable of carrying Marines/Mercenaries.
  • M1, M2, M6/Heavy M6, M7/M7M, TP/TM/TL,
  • Keep in mind this is for what ships can carry boarding troops, not which ships can conduct boarding operations,

2. A Cargo Lifesupport System (CLS) which can be found at (TP's come equipped with a CLS upon purchase),
  • Pirate Bases,
  • Anarchy Ports,
  • Teladi Trading Stations (certain stations),
  • Boron Trading Station (only one),
  • Terran/Aldrin facilites (certain stations),
  • Royal Boron Research Station,
  • Duke's Haven (HQ),
  • Strong Arms HQ,

A full list of the sector names where the Cargo Lifesupport System can be found at this link.

3. A Bioscanner which is entirely optional but a useful device to have when it comes to buying Marines/Mercenaries. It allows the player to see a overall rating (in stars, usually 0 or 1 star) of a given Marine/Mercenary prior to purchase. The Bioscanner cannot see individual stars (if any are present) for any of the four skill levels. Bioscanners can be purchased at,
  • Jonferco HQ (Belt Of Aguilar),
  • TerraCorp HQ (Home Of Light),
  • That's it, only two places in the whole X-Universe sell this particular piece of ship software/equipment,


Replenishment of Troops


Once a player begins the purchasing of Marines/Mercenaries the available slots that open up will begin to be refilled by new troops over time (minutes to hours, it's random as far as I can tell). And since the bulk boarding troops that a player will buy are junk/cannonfodder, it always pays to check up on the selling locations from time to time and some times it can pay off very well (though a high payout is rare). Like the original group of boarding troops that can be purchased at a given location, new troops are subject to the same randomization factor in terms what experience/skills they will receive when they appear.

PDF Version


You will need Adobe or an equivalent progam in order to view the PDF, all credit for the PDF version of the guide belongs to Alex Vanderbilt.


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