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DH's Guide to militia[message #299650] Tue, 21 February 2012 06:04 Go to previous message

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Note: This guide is for militia as they are in version 1.06, supposedly the militia will get an upgrade at some point.

So, there has been a lot of complaining about militia not being affective in this game. I have not found this to be the case, you just have to treat the militia nice and they will hold your territory for you.

So, let's start at the beginning, because you never know. In order to create militia you have to talk to a guy with a blue fist above his head. Then you give him a
weapon, any weapon, and he becomes militia.

So, what kind of weapon should you give them? Glad you asked. You should absolutely not give them melee weapons! They will be extremely ineffective and get trampled quickly. In order to determine the next worse weapon, you have to look at the area. If it has wide open areas then it is handguns. If it is a city then it is the sniper rifle. The third worse is either the sniper rifle or the handgun, depending on which one was second worse. So, to sum up before moving on to what to give them. Melee weapons are only good for areas you want to be nothing more than speed bumps for the enemy, handguns and sniper rifles should be avoided as militia weapons if possible.

The best weapon to give militia is a good old fashion assault rifle. The better the assault rifle the better the militia will do. That simple. In my game 4 militia armed with ak47's, and one with a quarter durability flak jacket, took out a group of 7 of the queens goons only loosing 2 of their own (including the one with the vest strangely). And they were 3 level 1s and a level 2. Then I watched a few of the militia fights and became clear why. The militia will seek basic cover and they well kneel and spray if they have the right weapon. This is actually the most effective tactic for them since they usually play hero and engage the entire enemy squad solo.

After assault rifles, SMGs and LMGs are also affective because they also allow for spray and pray.

Now, before you go giving a militia a weapon one last thing, repair it to full. Not only does this give you a ton of exp (in my game wolf made level 10 when the rest weren't even at 8 yet because of this), but it gives your militia a gun that wont jam. I really believe most people who complain that they can't even hold the mine much less any cities it is because they give their militia a bunch of the wrong weapons that are in red condition. Make sure the weapon is repaired to full 100%, because it will degrade. If any area is important and has been through a few fights, when you go to replenish the militia take a few minutes and check on the quality of a few remaining militia, if you find a bunch with weapons in bad shape, just target the militia for repair and fix his gun for him.

If you upgrade your armor before it is completely gone (chest and helmet only), don't sell it. Money quickly becomes useless in this game, you will soon have more than you know what to do with (talking millions here). Instead, give it to the militia of some important place you really want to keep. You will notice a difference with the militia.

Finally, don't let your militia get too low. If it is a place that keeps getting attacked, then visit it and restore the militia as frequently as possible. If you can, also consider getting roadblocks or whatever on the approach to the area. Roadblocks generate no income and are easy to retake. And even if they have no militia all or most of an enemy squad will stop to man it, thus saving the city or facility behind it to level its militia and get more loyalty for a little longer.

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