ArchonOfJustice Jun 9, 2014 @ 12:06am
How to Take Towns?
Hello. I've read the 176 page guide, and played about 10 skirmishes, so I have a BASIC understanding of how to play the game, but I still don't get a good way to take towns held by the enemy. I tried doing what the guide said, and laying down smoke, while moving infantry in to take it, yet all my forces still go slaughtered. Is there a better way to do it?
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TheAverageGamer Jun 9, 2014 @ 2:50am 
Napalm, smoke, push in Infantry (mixed rifle, engineer) with support of antipersonnel helis and support vehicles eg BMPT.
Raskulv Jun 9, 2014 @ 5:33am 
In my latest game my ally and I reduced a stubborn town to rubble with relentless bombing from MLRS vehicles and aerially dropped napalm before moving in to the non-burnt out parts of town with riflemen and special forces with cover from an attack helicopter. Worked like a charm! In general I find accurate artillery strikes to be the best for neutralizing towns/buildings.

Oh yes, forgot to add that a recon helicopter provided the eyes needed to see what was going on! Gotta love recon helicopters.
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Subo Jun 9, 2014 @ 8:45am 
make sure you hit infantry in towns with high HE values, if you go AT the infantry settled in will barely get scratched.
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar Jun 10, 2014 @ 4:26am 
Remember to have direct fire weapons pointed at the buildings as your attacking infantry come in range of the enemies weapons. This way, as the enemy fires and is spotted, you have things that can shoot back, which will protect the quickly panicked troops (smoke and napalm that ♥♥♥♥ if they have ATGMs/MANPADS to stop your vehicles).

Sometimes, simply avoiding a town can be the best option too, especially if the enemy thinks it is more important than it really is.
Lelic, The God of Balance Jun 10, 2014 @ 9:58am 
i like first napalm, then send in special forces like speznaz, after they establish ground send in basic infantry like navals or vdv. Vdv are pretty much deadly to upcoming vehicles and naval infantry is strong against inf. After you have control of town send in additional aa like Igla and some PTUR team.
alak akbar Jun 10, 2014 @ 12:29pm 
Naplam or cluster bomb the city then sendsup your forces
Subo Jun 10, 2014 @ 1:43pm 
just about every person on here has mentioned the use of planes to take a city but none have offered the 'what to do when...' the enemy has the air on lock with air superiority. smoke the advance of a town and use flame tanks. smoke in general to shield your advance is always a must, the other big thing im not see'ing here is the amount of timing and micro control you need to do something like this proper.. get really good with the shift+command to give units several orders freeing you up for other micro movements.
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Date Posted: Jun 9, 2014 @ 12:06am
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