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How do you...?

Post by Dark Mayu » 19 Jun 2009, 14:04

There's one thing I'm quite curious about:
How do you take out an AI base which built a Missile Fortress? This actually happens rarely, but lately, on the Sandcastles map, one AI (last AI still standing, lol), was able to built a cannon and missile fortress. It was placed in a way it was very hard to reach and thus very hard to take out. The Air Strike I started was pointless, all vtols where down, not one survived. The damage they inflicted was minimal... I sent in a group of about 20 tanks into the base, but they had to take a bridge which was in perfect range to the missile fortress while still being too far for me to attack. Only 2 survived and that fortress was still standing. Placing a sensor so my hellstorms could take it out was also pointless, the fortress destroyed either the building or the truck (or both) within seconds. The only way I was able to take it down was to produce a big army of tanks, send them into the base to distract the fortress while the Truck could built a sensor tower behind a small hill. The army perished but my artillery could then take out that obstacle.

Now I'm very curious, if an AI is able to build this pain-bringer, how do you destroy it?

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Re: How do you...?

Post by XboxJosh » 19 Jun 2009, 15:10

My personal preference is to use mobile artillery assigned to a sensor unit.

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Re: How do you...?

Post by cpt_Jacob » 19 Jun 2009, 15:24

yeah. I often build howitzers and mortars assigned to sensor...

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Post by Zarel » 19 Jun 2009, 23:18

Or you can just throw units at it. I've managed to destroy fortresses by throwing Scourge Missile tanks at them (Keep in mind, Scourge Missiles only do 25% damage against fortresses).

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Re: How do you...?

Post by Deathguise » 20 Jun 2009, 11:45

Personally i use VTOL bug bunker buster kamikaze attacks against troublesome defenses, used to be very effective with the HEAP Mini-Rocket upgrades researched.

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Post by Zarel » 20 Jun 2009, 13:24

Deathguise wrote:Personally i use VTOL bug bunker buster kamikaze attacks against troublesome defenses, used to be very effective with the HEAP Mini-Rocket upgrades researched.
Psst, bunker busters are rockets, not mini-rockets.

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Post by Deathguise » 20 Jun 2009, 15:29

Zarel wrote:Psst, bunker busters are rockets, not mini-rockets.
My bad under 1.10 the Vtol BB and and fortress rockets had the weaponSubClass ROCKETS.

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Re: How do you...?

Post by psychopompos » 20 Jun 2009, 23:46

vtol-bug-bunker buster

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Re: How do you...?

Post by Zarel » 21 Jun 2009, 00:20

Deathguise wrote:My bad under 1.10 the Vtol BB and and fortress rockets had the weaponSubClass ROCKETS.
Ah, yeah, that was fixed for 2.2.

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