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For the pre-3.x Soviet tier 3 access building with the same name, see Science Lab/Old.

The Battle Lab is Latin Confederation's advanced technology structure which unlocks the best of their units and structures.

Official description

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 They utilize what is deemed outdated by many, sold to the countries of the Confederation by the Russians after the latter modernized their arsenal.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.[1]


Besides serving as the key to the Latin Confederation's myriad arsenal of napalm and smoke, the Battle Lab provides the following support powers:

Support power Description
Type: Utility Power
Cost: $1500
Recharge Time: 8:00

All Tier 1 Soviet units, War Miners, Bomb Buggies, and Mosquito Demoboats are trained/produced as elite for 90 seconds

Left-click to activate
Type: Reinforcement Power
Cost: $2000
Recharge Time: 5:30

Deploys 3 Mortar Quads to the battlefield

Left-click icon then left-click on target location (cannot be targeted on water)
Type: Defensive Power
Cost: $500
Recharge Time: 4:30

Deploys a Flame Tower on the battlefield
Creates a small fire explosion upon deployment that damages infantry
Strong vs. Infantry

Left-click icon then left-click on target location (cannot be targeted on water)
Type: Utility Power
Cost: $1000
Recharge Time: 6:30

Call in smoke bombing runs from a Sandstorm bomber
Smoke bombs weaken the firepower of enemy units by 50%, but cannot directly harm them

Left-click icon then left-click on target location

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).


Act One


The original Nemesis Tech Center owned by the Nemesis faction from the mod Allies Revenge 2.

  • 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.

See also