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How to Create Unit Groups in Homeworld 3

Here's how to customize your unit groups in Homeworld 3 for easy access with your 1 to 0 keys.

While you’re micromanaging both Resource Controllers, different combat units, mine layers, etc., it helps to have them all on hand in specific groups. Creating unit groups is an essential part of making Homeworld 3 much easier for you. Here’s how to create unit groups in Homeworld 3.

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How to Create Control Groups in Homeworld 3

To make a unit group in Homeworld 3 all you have to do is select all the units you want in that specific group at once and press (hold) Ctrl and any number between 1 and 0. For example, let’s say I want to make three groups where one is a Recon group for scouting, another Recon group for guarding, and some Interceptors as an attack force. Follow these steps:

  • You can either Shift + LMB, Click on each Recon unit you want, or hold and drag LMB to make a selection box on the ones you want in a group, and then press (hold) Ctrl and 1 for the first group.
  • Then, do the same for the other Recons you want as a guard group and press (hold) Ctrl and 2.
  • Lastly, select all Interceptors and press (hold) Ctrl and 3.
  • You can now switch between them easily by pressing 1 for the first, 2 for the second, and 3 for the third group.

At any point, you can also add more units to a group or remove them as shown below.

How to Add or Remove Units from a Unit Group in Homeworld 3

You don’t have to start from scratch if you want to add a group you already made to another one. Instead, you can simply select the group you want to add to, for example:

  • Select the batch of units you want to add to an already existing control group.
  • Hold Shift and press the number for that unit group (Let’s say 1).
  • Then, with both the old group and new units selected press Ctrl + 1 to update the group.

You can also remove units like this. Select units you want out of a control group and press Ctrl and “-” which is to the right of “0”. This will remove those units from all groups. Lastly, you can also clear a control group by deselecting all units or clicking into empty space and pressing Ctrl and the desired number. This clears that unit group entirely. In fact, pressing Ctrl, Shift, and “-” clears all of your unit groups.

Now you can more easily micromanage your units so that’s how to create unit groups in Homeworld 3. Check out more of our Homeworld 3 guides.


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