The Battle Lab is Latin Confederation's advanced technology structure which unlocks the best of their units and structures.
More of a hideout, storage and assembly facility than a research site, the Battle Lab is where the Latin Confederation's engineers put together their explosive traps, prepare napalm weapons and produce smoke bombs. It is said there are no secrets hidden in a Latin Confederation's Battle Lab as there is no big science behind their weapons. They utilize what is deemed outdated by many, sold to the countries of the Confederation by the Russians after the latter modernized their arsenal. However, in the hands of this unpredictable army, these old weapons might be used in ways not seen before.
Besides serving as the key to the Latin Confederation's myriad arsenal of napalm and smoke, the Battle Lab provides the following support powers:
|Type: Utility Power|
Recharge Time: 8:00
All Tier 1 units, War Miners, Demolition Trucks/Bomb Buggies and Mosquito Demoboats are produced as elite for 90 seconds.Left-click to activate.
|Type: Reinforcement Power|
Recharge Time: 5:30
Deploys 3 Mortar Quads to the battlefieldLeft-click the icon then left-click the target location (cannot be targeted on water).
|Type: Defensive Power|
Recharge Time: 4:30
Deploys a Flame Tower on the battlefield
|Type: Utility Power|
Recharge Time: 6:30
Call in smoke bombing runs from a Sandstorm bomber
Like other Soviet labs, the Battle Lab must be protected by its owner, whether from destruction or infiltration, that would otherwise prevent the Latin general from gaining the upper hand with Tier 3 units. In addition, unlike other factions, the Soviets only need a single technology expander (the Battle Lab being one of them) to unlock Tier 3, but it requires a large amount of money to construct and power to maintain (in fact, all Soviet labs cost the same as offensive superweapons).
- Battle Lab debuts as a buildable structure in Death From Above.
- The Latin Battle Lab's artwork originates from the Nemesis Tech Center from the discontinued Allies Revenge 2 mod for Red Alert 2, now reused for Mental Omega.
- The creator behind the artwork of the Latin Battle Lab, Godwin, was also the art lead behind the aforementioned mod.