Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

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GeneralBeers
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#41 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks for the feedback! I have the alloy, credit and safehouse vaults in the middle. So you are right, they are being drawn to that. I also agree with your 50% or more analysis. I think my old base would have been done in by that last attack.

So if you keep the base clear of any turrets and structures, there is no way the enemy can force their troops to start with it?


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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#42 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:36 am

Nope. At first i had no idea what would happen if somebody landed a dropship next to my HQ, but i gave it a try and waited to see what would happen. I got my answer on the second attack. (about half a year ago by now) They just walked away towards the outer ring. Not sure what it was they where prioritising, but it wasn't my HQ :)

The trick is to attack in (at least) 2 directions (& use troops to attack buildings in a row along the edge) to clear a 'gap' wide enough to drop troops, typically from a corner, or at the middle of an edge that will target the HQ as closest. By that time they are getting close to clearing it for 45% already. (if they get that far)

Juggernauts frequently drive around in the stump field close to the HQ, but it hardly ever happens they attack it. They don't live long enough to destroy all shields in most cases.

Most cases where my HQ does get destroyed, the attacker managed to knock out 2 corners, and either troops from one corner or new/other troops who attacked the building in between, are the ones to wonder off to the center. The heavy/medic combo is among the ones doing so most often, but totally depends on how the attack is executed.

I allways have speeder bikes up my SC for defense. Already being the best choice at all, they work verry well with the design, moving around the place freely (walls don't affect defending units). Ones triggered it usually is over soon ;)

My biggest ally in this design is time. There is hardly enough time to execute the attack needed to defeat it.


Another good thing is, on tatooine i only get attacked 2 times a week on average :)

For the last 2 months or so, since i got my trade ports to level 7 and higher, i'm actually capable to 'farm' CB up to 100k+ fairly unmolested and without constant grind, thanks to it.
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#43 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:42 pm

Denroe wrote:I can tell you from first hand experience that you can spawn troops in 1 unshaded tile. In my base the shaded/not shaded areas are inaccurately displayed when my troops are loading out of barracks so I am not sure you can safely rely on that.


The game has a bug on that part. It will show the 'shadow' of your last opponent ;)

To get an accurate picture: Go to your base layout editor (tab any building, then choose 'move')
Pick up a building/wall and drop it again (in the same place is ok), now you will briefly see all squares are 'white' under buildings and turrets, striped for one square around it, and normal for the rest.

You can only land troops on the normal collored squares. The striped ones are blocked. Except! for dropships.
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#44 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:35 am

Dropships prioritize turrets for some reason. Guess they're just suicidal.
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#45 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Shelendil wrote:Dropships prioritize turrets for some reason. Guess they're just suicidal.


Yeah, their turret targeting limits their use to advanced sonic baiting or sc baiting.
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#46 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:27 pm

No base can defeat them by turrets alone. Their brainless commanders, however, can fall victim to a swarm of snipers and speeders


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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#47 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:03 am

MasterCheez0324 wrote:No base can defeat them by turrets alone. Their brainless commanders, however, can fall victim to a swarm of snipers and speeders


Nothing can be defeated by turrets alone. Its always a combination.
But any combo of rapidfire, mortars & (possibly) burst will be ok to do the trick. Problem here is that the attack you see on your base reflects your base defenses (and its flaws).

Meaning: if you create a base that will surely defeat the heavie/medic combo without problems, you're likely not going to see them a lot (anymore) but get (suddenly) kicked by fully mechanized armies, against whom your 'anti-infantry' base now has no proper defense.

So, its useless to try and build a base to defeat 1 specific attack-loadout, when another attack-loadout would benefit and take its place.
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Re: Any base to defeat a medic-heavy?

Post#48 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:28 am

I've started using a variation of the main base in middle - stump field - outer rim of junk buildings and it is working well. The best thing it does is separates the generalist troops from strikers and turret hunters. It is much easier to defeat a force broken into 2, 3 or even 4 small clusters rather than one big ball of death. Even with an empty SC and deka down, time becomes a factor and getting 3 stars or all of the loot is hard.

Also, from watching replies, I am getting ideas on how to tackle these bases myself. They seem to pop up more frequently now.
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