What is "building out in the field" and what is the purpose of doing so? Building what out in the field? A barracks? A listening post? More army units? What does this phrase mean?
Probably, just building anywhere past your shield generators. For example, as an Ork player I build a tower and hut up next to either the forward elite point or resource point (depending on my location on the map) and start hunkering down in the early game to provide a quick supply of units and presence close to the battlefield. Then go from than depending on what my enemy is doing.
Ill usually build my first building at the first resource/elite point. ill keep research at base.
You'll see a lot of Space Marine players building their infantry buildings around the map, allowing faster reinforcing of the front. It's a bit risky at times, but if you have the resource flow, it can mean the difference between having two or three squads fighting together, or dying one by one.
If you build structures further out from your main base it means you don't have to travel as far back to reinforce any infantry squads and it also means any units you build from that structure are closer to the front line so less time lost running across the map compared to if you built the structure near your core.
It allows you to keep the pressure up on your opponent but you risk that building getting destroyed.
Great info! Thanks all!