Then there's the question: "Do we accept Zak's surrender after we capture Okt-Dis?"
As Maniac says - we only get one kick at the cat, so if we do, we're forfeiting MonStat (unless we bully him into transferring control)
but as M also displays, we can plonk a base closeby that will get use of both those boreholes (and it'll be mega-minerals and mega-energy!!)
(As an aside, if we do capture Okt_Dis, and Zak calls, what happens if we refuse to take his call, and go on to capture Mon Stat. Will he then call again and offer surrender?)
And as another aside, in ten simulation runs, our longstrider destroyed the perim defense in 8 (but was lost in 4, including both the unsuccessful ones)