Well if not soldiers, then bases should be different depending on location.
Radars can have non-circular areas, wich would be affected by base's height and nearby height variations, like mountains or oceans. This way you can have alien base right across that ridge and realise it just before you go to mars .
You can't put a base on the peak (because of construction problems), so any base in vicinity of the ridge will have a blind spot. But it will get a bonus to defences and a garantee that nobody from the other side will ever spot it (that is, unless they cross the ridge or go high enough).
(UFOs will have height property, right?)
Even if any base will be 9x9, it is always possible to reduce ammount of hangars by disabling one cell from some or every 2x2 square (hangars are 2x2, right?). That makes perfect sence in mountains, IMHO.
In planes and other lowlands there won't be any base space restrictions, but radars will have smaller range and bigger blind spots if there are mountains nearby.
In one word, you can hide and see nothing or you can go out and be spotted.
There sould be other modificators in forest for example, but I can't think of any right now
BTW, how come that superior aliens can not triangulate on a radar?
Edited by UnFleshed One, 06 August 2005 - 04:15 PM.