Defensive Command
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Name: Bio-metal Scavenging
World: Luna
Campaign: Combat Exercises

Faction: NSDF
Enemy: None
Scrap: 10
Geysers: 3

Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs:

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Bio-metal Scavenging is the third of the five Combat Exercises in Battlezone, and the fourth in Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs. It teaches Jason Bates using the Command Interface to manage construction and utility units.

Details[edit | edit source]

Like Defensive Command, this command training session takes place in the training ground that would later become the site of Eagle's Nest One.[1]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Bates' first Recycler

Corbett begins by introducing Bates to the Recycler and Scavenger, then has him send the Recycler he has been provided to the Geyser at the training site.

Once the Recycler is deployed Corbett orders Bates to use it to produce a Scavenger, which he says must be defended as it has no weapons of its own. To demonstrate this Corbett sends a drone attack the Scavenger while it gathers Biometal from a nearby scrap field. When Bates destroys this drone Corbett congratulates him and ends the exercise, but not before warning him of the importance of watching his scrap meter.[2]

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Scavenger gathering in the scrap field

As with the previous mission, you'll find you spend a lot of time waiting for Corbett to finish talking to you. Since you can't destroy the drone early, there's not a lot you can do with this time.

The first thing Corbett will ask you to do is to pack up your Recycler and move it to the marked geyser. In 1.3 and later you can use the spacebar on the geyser from a distance and the Recycler will head straight there and deploy; in 1.0 you'll have to do so again when it gets there.

Once you've done that your next job will be to build a Scavenger. Immediately after it is built a drone will appear from the north-west to attack it; you need to defend your Scavenger and destroy it. If it succeeds, you can still avoid a mission failure if you destroy the drone quickly enough.

When the drone is destroyed Corbett will congratulate you and the mission will complete successfully.

If you want a slightly quicker route you can build your Scavenger before packing the Recycler up; it will make a beeline for the scrap field and trigger the drone before the Recycler reaches the geyser.

Take care not to accidentally recycle your Scavenger; the mission script will count it as destroyed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The unused geyser to the south-east

  • The "drone" will occasionally eject a pilot.
  • The drone has infinite health until ordered to attack the Scavenger.
    • Pc icon.png In the PC version, it is also present from the start of the mission.
  • The drone will be counted as destroyed if sniped.
  • In Battlezone, the drone is a Flanker despite first contact between the NSDF and CCA having not yet been made. Battlezone 98 Redux changes it to a Razor.
  • There is an unused geyser to the south-east of the deploy site, in the same location as the unused Tug in the previous mission.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Battlezone (1998), tran03.trn
  2. Battlezone (1998), tran03.bzn
Combat Exercises
Battlezone Demo Combat Driving · Defensive Command · Bio-metal Scavenging · Attack and Destroy · Benchmark Demo[?]
Battlezone Combat Driving · Defensive Command · Bio-metal Scavenging · Attack and Destroy · The Playground[?]
Battlezone 64 Combat Driving · Sniper Training · Defensive Command · Bio-metal Scavenging · Attack and Destroy
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