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This is about the normal property that allows for building units. For information about the Black Hole terrain of the same name, see Factory (Black Hole).

Factories, sometimes called Bases, are a kind of productive building. Factories can produce land units, restore their health at a cost, as well as resupply them for free. Factories are also a type of terrain that like all other properties, do not impede movement, also generate funds per turn and provide defensive cover (3 stars) for land units.

Factories produce the largest amount of units as well as the only building capable of producing foot soldiers. This makes factories all the more important, as having them near the frontline means that more units can join the fight faster.

Orange Star Factory

While not being able to directly resupply naval or air units, factories can support them by building an APC, which allows these kinds of units to travel much farther from ports and airports than usual. In Advance Wars: Days of Ruin the APC (renamed to Rig) may build a limited number of Temporary Ports and Temporary Airports, these buildings increase the survival time of their respective units greatly and make them easier to use in situations where it wouldn't otherwise be feasible.

Note that while designing maps there must be either one Factory or one Unit present for each faction with a HQ, otherwise it is not possible to play the map.

In Famicom Wars, Factories provide no money. In fact, they were simply near the HQ, since in the pre-AW games, only properties near the player's HQ could be used to build units.

In Game Boy Wars 3, Factories provide Materials, and are the only properties that can do so, making them vital for building more units. They are also required for building Constructors and Supply Trucks. However, they provide no Gold.


The following units can be produced at a Factory:

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Unit Cost (G.)
Infantry 1,000
Motorbike (AWDoR only) 2,500
Mech 3,000 (2,500 DoR)
Recon 4,000
APC (Rig in DoR) 5,000
Artillery 6,000
Tank 7,000
Anti-Air Tank 8,000 (7,000 DoR)
Anti-Tank (AWDoR only) 11,000
Anti-Air Missile Launcher 12,000
Rocket Launcher 15,000
Medium Tank 16,000 (12,000 DoR)
Neotank (AW2 and AWDS only) 22,000
Megatank (AWDS and AWDoR only) 28,000 (16,000 DoR)

 Terrain Intel

Advance Wars Days of Ruin

Normal Ruins
DoRFactoryImageNormal.png DoRFactoryImageRuin.png
Snow Desert
DoRFactoryImageSnow.png DoRFactoryImageDesert.png
Map Info
Def DoRIcon3Stars.png
Inc 1000
Rep DoRIconRecoverG.png
Hide Yes
Icon IconFactory.png
Move CostIconMovement.png
Inftry 1
Mech 1
Tire A 1
Tire B 1
Tank 1
Air 1
Ship Hyphen.png
Trpt Hyphen.png