The Empire has fallen and a New Republic is born out of the conflict. But in the ashes of civil war, yet another life stirs...
Balmorra is an important "foundry world" located between what is known as the Colonies and the Core Worlds. Over many centuries, Balmorra has been home to one of the largest weapons manufacturing companies in the galaxy and supplied the majority of the weapons used by the CIS during the Clone Wars. As a side effort, they were also the primary B1 Battle Droid manufacturing site before the CIS chose to relocate their efforts to the Outer Rim on worlds like Geonosis.
During Imperial rule, Balmorra was so strategically important that the Empire turned it into a fortress world, constructing massive amounts of orbital and land-based defenses. The combination of this construction as well as the generations of heavy industry have left many parts of the planet barren and polluted. These areas are known as "the wastes".
In-game, controlling Balmorra will decrease the build time of all infantry and AT-STs. Additionally, the planet will have numerous defensive structures available to build on the tactical maps of space and land, respectively.