The Spice Rack
The Spice Rack is intended to spice up the vanilla game by changing some well chosen details. Most changes can be disabled individually.
The Spice Rack - Tweak Military
Several military balancing changes. (turrets, tanks, shotgun, research, damage, cost, ...)
Improve shotgun (more near damage, projectiles spread wider, character moves a bit faster while shooting). It has a bit of AOE damage directly in front and a small pushback. IMHO, much more fun to use it!
Long range gun turret
New long range gun turret (similar to the range of laser turret) with slower shooting speed
It has lower DPS than a normal gun turret, but benefits more from damage upgrades
The flamethrower turret consumes 3 times more oil and has lot less base damage. The refined flammable research adds more % damage as compensation to let it get stronger in end game.
Crude oil has only 50% damage, heavy oil 70% and light oil 100%.
The flamethrower research is more expensive.
The flamethrower ammo also has less base damage and needs light oil instead of crude oil.
The laser turret has more drain (60kW instead of 24kW)
Gun turret damage research
Gun turrets (and the new long range turret) profit less from physical damage research to reduce their insane DPS in late game
Landmines have reduced base damage from 250 to 75 and smaller aoe damage radius (5 instead of 6).
The stronger explosives research add more % damange as compensation to let it get stronger in end game
Arming timeout has increased from 2 to 5 sec. to reduce offensive effectiveness.
The stun time is reduced from 3 to 1.5 sec. but after that, the affected enemy is a lot slower for additional 2.5 sec.
The trigger area is reduced and the hitboxes are a bit smaller to allow placing them denser.
Improve tank (more hitpoints, weight and impact), but its more expensive
Improve car (more hitpoints and resistances)
Repair pack is more expensive
Military 3 research
Military 3 research does not require chemical science pack. Same for new long range turret research
Early military upgrade researches
Physical projectile damage 3 and Weapon shooting speed 3 has shorter research time (45 instead of 60).
Weapon shooting speed is a bit less expensive for tier 1, 2 and 3
Follower robot count
Follower robot count researches are less expensive
Spawners are harder to kill (more health, more self healing, addtional laser and impact resistances)
Big and behemoth biters have additional laser resistance.
Huge rocks yield between 35 and 40 of coal/stone