Marines DLC, first battle (Taking the Initiative) report

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Longasc
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Marines DLC, first battle (Taking the Initiative) report

Post by Longasc » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 pm

And it's a quite enthusiastic report! :)

That's where he first scenario is taking place, near Tulagi and a small nearby island.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/9°06' ... 1!4d160.15
(please copy, direct link doesn't work, unfortunately)

You are meant to captured an airfield and clear the two small mini islands.

And what did I like so much about that? I tried it twice and the 2nd time I used my Marines to cut off the troops on the Eastern island from supply - and lo behold, how fast they went down!
Was quite a revelation. I knew about the importance of supply, but never ever managed to use the mechanics to my benefit before to this extent! :)
I also used Raiders to good effect, though I still wonder if -10 resources for their sneak attack is worth it.

Now onwards to Henderson Field/Guadalcanal.

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Re: Marines DLC, first battle (Taking the Initiative) report

Post by mikekt » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:37 pm

They use up 10 resources per sneak attack? Oops, I totally missed that. I've been throwing a lot of money down the drain I guess

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Re: Marines DLC, first battle (Taking the Initiative) report

Post by Longasc » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:40 pm

Yeah, I am not a fan of this mechanic either. The Raiders are a very niche unit mostly or actually almost exclusively useful in tailor made scenarios for them.

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