Repositories are each dedicated to producing one of the three main types of Resources (Fuel, Munitions, and Rations) along with special Resources such as Diamonds or Thulium. There are several Repository sizes to be found, depending on your Level in the game.
The speed at which Troops gather Resources at a Repository depends on the upgrade Level of your Materiel Loading Contract. The number of Resources collected is determined by the carrying capacity of your Defensive Troops stationed at the Repository.
A Repository expires when no one has attacked or captured it for an extended period of time, or if it has been depleted of Resources.
When new Depots or Repositories appear on the Map, they are vacant and unguarded – so try to be first to capture one. Any player can view the number of Resources stored there by positioning their cursor over it.
Position your cursor over a Repository on the Map to view information about it.
You will be able to view the number of Resources held within it, and its status (whether the Repository is vacant or captured). You may also choose from a set of possible Repository actions, such as "Attack," "Capture," or "Recon."
Building the Radar allows you to capture Repositories. Initially, you may capture a maximum of 3 Repositories. To increase the number of Repositories you may capture, go to your Training Center and upgrade "Maximum Deposits and Repositories" to Level 30.
To capture a Repository, select it on your Map, choose the number and type of Troops you would like to send, then click "Capture." Be advised that you will need BOTH Offensive and Defensive Troops to capture a Repository, but only Offensive Troops will participate in the attack. All surviving Offensive Troops will be automatically returned to your Bunker, if your attempt is successful, and to your Base if you are not successful. Defensive Troops will NOT engage in the battle. If you succeed, you will be able to view your captured Repository's information under the "Repositories" tab at the Command HQ.
Once you've captured a Repository, your Troops will gather Resources. Only Defensive Troops can gather Resources, and the number of Resources that they can gather depends on their carrying capacity. The amount of Resources that can be collected depends on the number of Troops and their total capacity. Therefore, the more Troops you send, and the bigger their carrying capacity, the more Resources you can collect. Upgrade the Materiel Loading Contract to increase the speed at which your Troops gather Resources at Repositories. Once your Troops have gathered all the Resources they can carry, they will be returned to your Bunker automatically.
To maintain control over a captured Repository, keep a large garrison of Defensive Troops stationed there. They will not only accumulate Resources, but also protect the Repository from invaders.
Remember that you can still attack Repositories captured by your Allies! Choose your battles carefully, Commander – sometimes, short-term profit isn't worth losing a valuable Alliance. If your Units are defeated, and an Enemy takes control of the Repository, all surviving Units will return to your Base empty-handed. They will not recover any Resources.
You can NOT send Joint Attacks to Capture a Repository.
You must have an Airfield in your Base in order to Recon Repositories. To Recon a Repository, select it on your Map (or via the Radar), choose the number and type of Recon Troops you would like to send, then click the Recon button.
Successful Recon missions will allow you to detect all Troops in a given Repository.
Purchase and position a large number of Recon Troops to protect your Repository from being reconned.
Any Commander can either Attack or Capture Repositories held by other players. By attacking a Repository, you will NOT be able to collect its Resources, but you will be able to earn Experience Points and other Points relevant to the Rankings.
Go to the Radar or find a Repository you wish to attack on the Map, choose the number and type of Troops you wish to send, then click "Attack".
The battle for a Repository takes place immediately upon your Troops' arrival at the Repository. None of your Troops stay to garrison the Repository if you attack it; all surviving Troops are withdrawn to their home Base immediately following each engagement.
When attacking a Repository, it is recommended that you only send Offensive Troops. If you Attack a Repository with both Offensive and Defensive Troops, your Defensive Troops will participate in the battle and will likely suffer heavy losses.
You can NOT send Joint Attacks to Attack a Repository.
To send Reinforcements to your Repositories, choose the number and type of Units you wish to send via the "Repositories" tab at the Command HQ. You can also recall Reinforcements from this interface.
If you're worried about being able to successfully defend the Repository, you can create a Request asking Combine Members to send additional Units to your captured Repository. You can do this from the Combine Help tab of the Combines window by going to the Urgent Help subtab and clicking the Request Repository Reinforcements button. Friendly Units will help defend the Repository, but will not gather or carry Resources.
IMPORTANT: If you do not abandon the Repository, any Units you recall will not carry Resources. If you attempt to recall so many Units that the Units remaining behind cannot hold the Resources already gathered, you will recall ALL Units and abandon the Repository.
For example, say you have 10 Units at a Repository, their carrying capacity is 10 each, and 40 out of 100 Rations have been loaded. If you recall 5 Units, the other 5 will remain until they load another 10 Rations, then return home. If you wish to recall 8 of them, however, the remaining Units (2) would not be able to carry the Rations you've already gathered (40). So, in the latter case, all your Units would abandon the Repository and return, bringing the Rations with them.