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Need some strategy tips.[message #314991] Thu, 31 January 2013 15:29 Go to next message
cnagorneac

 
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Registered:April 2012
At the moment I have the following problem.
My main squad of 6 mercs are around level 6-7.
Secondary squad of 5 mercs - level 5-6.
I hired a new squad of 5 ppl and they are all level 2-4 and now I have a very hard time to use them. They get pwned in every battle. So my strategy is definitely a bad one.
I am also on day 27 and captured only Drassen, Chitzena and Cambria is it OK for this time? Just curious.
Would be nice to hear a little about how do you progress during the game. When do you hire mercs, when do you capture cities, how heavily you rely on grenades?

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Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #314993] Thu, 31 January 2013 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Registered:July 2009
Ask 10 people and you will get 50 unique responses. There's nothing objectively wrong with your overall strategy, the only thing you should consider is rearranging your squads so there's high and low level mercs in each one so that there's always someone with enough experience to stay calm under fire and interrupt experienced enemies.


Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #315040] Fri, 01 February 2013 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cnagorneac

 
Messages:185
Registered:April 2012
DepressivesBrot
Ask 10 people and you will get 50 unique responses. There's nothing objectively wrong with your overall strategy, the only thing you should consider is rearranging your squads so there's high and low level mercs in each one so that there's always someone with enough experience to stay calm under fire and interrupt experienced enemies.

It's not that I want to hear some unified strategy. It is more of curiocity of how people do it. So 50 different opinions are OK for me =)
Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #315047] Fri, 01 February 2013 12:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Messages:44
Registered:January 2009
Location: north of Paris, France
If you wish to explore and control all of Arulco, capturing Drassen, Cambria and Chitzena (with their SAM sites I presume) by day 27 is not that slow, especially if you take the time to get blue militia to guard them.
Usually, I take Drassen the first night (I disable the DCA), then spend a week training militia, hunting patrols, exploring and getting Skyrider. I take Drasssen site and leave for San Mona with my best squad around day 10, then to Cambria which I fully control, with the surrounding area and the SAM site, by day 15. I have to spend a lot of time doing further exploring, defending from counterattacks, training militia and hunting patrols before I can divert a squad way north to take Chitzerna, at least a week. So don't feel "late" with your progress. Bye the way, you can take all the time you wish (or almost) in this game.

Concerning mercs level, you can rearrange your squads, but I don't like to do this. I always enlist low level mercs first (MD, Barry, Igor, Grunty...), then higher ones. I also try to have my less experienced squads gain XP for quest resolutions, by having them on map, even if they didn't did anything, at quest end (like Skyrider's return, taking Maria to Angel, Joe's return to Cambria...).
Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #315474] Fri, 15 February 2013 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kapnah

 
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Registered:September 2011
Location: Philippines
Hi

I never payed much attention to levels, don't know how they affect the merc other than they can spot mines at level 5.

As for tactics ,I go slow Razz

I hire as many mercs as possible and make 3 IMP mercs, I keep aroud $2000 to train militia in the first two maps of Drassen ( mine and the 1 above it)then I spent many days training low level mercs while doing repairs/militia/healing. And dealing with patrols, samsite around Drassen in between.
Because I play the AR-mod I don't take the airfield map therefor I won't get the big counter attack.
Usually I come to Chitzena around day 20/25 trough San Mona of course.
By then my team has some better gear, thus I'll return back to Drassen with the tourists to take the airfield and coop with the counter attack.

Enrico sends many emails btw Wink but just attack something right after the mail and loyalty wont drop that much.

I'll probably have about 17 mercs when I go for Cambria and I move them all to the same place each time.
My motto is the more mercs is more guns thus more bullets going towards enemy.
Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #315646] Sat, 23 February 2013 10:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Buns

 
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Registered:September 2010
cnagorneac

I hired a new squad of 5 ppl and they are all level 2-4 and now I have a very hard time to use them. They get pwned in every battle. So my strategy is definitely a bad one.

I would suggest to rather make daylight battles with low level mercs. In this case experience doesn't play that much a role.
Re: Need some strategy tips.[message #315656] Sat, 23 February 2013 14:09 Go to previous message
lockie

 
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Registered:February 2006
Location: Scotland
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the only thing you should consider is rearranging your squads so there's high and low level mercs in each one so that there's always someone with enough experience to stay calm under fire and interrupt experienced enemies.


What DB said . This isn't a shootem up where there is only one way to play , dunno how many times I restarted cause my ( me ) mercs did something stupid or rushed , experience counts in large amounts ... Very Happy


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