Screenshots Feature: Making History II - Research Buildings
Nuke labs, rocket labs...if you're looking to bring out your inner WWII mad scientist, this is the article for you.
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In Making History II, technical and tactical innovations will be the backbone of your military and economic competitiveness. Advances in military strategy and weapons will unlock new and stronger units, while scientific breakthroughs will allow cities to construct new factories and power plants to increase productivity. To fuel these important innovations, cities you control will have to contribute to national research programs by developing their technology centers with universities and specialized laboratories.
Each research building will either bolster the contribution of that city's research towards the national project or unlock new, advanced research topics to be studied. Nation spies can also be assigned to steal enemy research to advance ongoing programs. MHII's expansive research tree is a comprehensive offering of projects covering the technological milestones of the non-industrial era to the atomic age.
The university is the foundation of a city's ability to contribute to the technology of a growing nation. Facilitating higher education in a population center, the university gives the available workforce in that city the opportunity study a wide variety of topics, anything from medicine to warfare. These studies steadily increase knowledge on those topics at a national level.
With trained scientists and researchers available thanks to a city's university, research facilities provide better equipment and specialized support for advanced studies in all fields. These facilities further reduce the time needed for a nation to complete research programs.
Like the research facility and university, the technology center allows for more specialized research, further adding to a city's contribution to national research efforts. A technology center's advanced equipment and resources allow a greater contribution with a smaller staff.
Allowing trained chemists a place to experiment and study various formulas and compounds, a chemical lab makes new research topics available for study. These areas of research include new fertilizers that allow better food production and petrochemicals that fuel the machines of war.
Jet Propulsion Lab
Advances in flight provided by the Jet Lab allow nations to overpower an enemy's air force with superior speed and maneuverability. Research into topics like transonic flight allow a vast empire to be crossed in a matter of hours in the sky instead of days of travel on the ground.
Using new concepts in propulsion and aerodynamics, a rocket lab provides the explosive solutions to resolve many military conflicts. New payload yields, delivery methods and guidance systems are developed and tested from these important laboratories.
Physicists and mathematicians are put to work in these specialized facilities to unlock and harness the power of the atom. Breakthroughs in nuclear fission and fusion allow advancements that may be used to either power the world or destroy it.
Orbital Science Lab
Studying advanced gravitational physics, the staff of an orbital science lab reach to the stars to unlock secrets in advanced rocketry that allow the development of the ultimate tool of military might, the intercontinental ballistic missile.