Wargame: AirLand Battle

Wargame: AirLand Battle

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Aldo 180 Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:17am
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I'm still learning the game, mostly playing skirmish with the AI. Sometimes winning, sometimes losing, quite a lot of draws :-| I'm keen to get stuck in and go online and play against others but my experience so far is that of open hostility to noobs, lack of patience by players and generally what I've come to expect from the console world, I thought the PC would have been different.

Can anyone recommend a way to play against decent players both in skill and manners, or is it just pot-luck?


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orcbuster Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:26am 
Try to make your own deck first, one that you feel confident with. Then try the 10vs10 servers. If you mess up it won't have that big of an impact.
Aldo 180 Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:35am 
Thanks, I'll try that. I've been using the bog standard UK Deck gainst the AI and only today started to pull in other NATO units to flesh out the weaknesses it has. I'll have ago on 10v10 tonight.
compassghost Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:38am 
10v10 skirmishes, no one minds you unless you're doing something horribly wrong, in which case they'll probably drop a beacon telling you you're doing something horribly wrong.

Such examples would be sending a bunch of tanks up a hill with no recon, or in insufficient numbers to overcome the defense, driving on an outside road at the start of a match, or flying a single aircraft into AA.
orcbuster Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:44am 
also remember that you can specify deck perks/limitations such as nationality, specialization and era for added bonuses. Experiment and make a lot of varied decks.
Aldo 180 Aug 15, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Thanks folks, really appreciate the advice :-)
Justin Aug 20, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
I'm in the same boat as you. I'd try to ring you up, but I'm sort of across the pond =P
Last edited by Justin; Aug 20, 2013 @ 1:49pm
Tiirshak Aug 20, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
There's players that don't mind new players, the way I found people to get advice from and play with is via Twitch Streaming - if you search Rangarooo & Captainkun on there you can watch them play and ask questions in chat. Also a good way is to just join a game and play then see what units you were lacking at your disposal when encountering the other opponent then readjust your deck for youre liking. Althought 10v10's can be fun also a good way to test out a new deck you made there's just so much going on it can be overwhelming, smaller games (1v1,2v2 and so on ) are more enjoyable and you learn allot more regarding mistakes you make. All in all it's a really fun game, sadly it's just a underated game there should be allot more people playing it then there is(currently 4th to last game played on Steam) - it's simple but yet very entertaining.
Last edited by Tiirshak; Aug 20, 2013 @ 2:23pm
Aldo 180 Aug 21, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Thanks Arrow and Tiirshak. I'm getting into it more now that I'm playing more online games, had a few 10v10's and I know what you mean about too much going on, and not a lot of money to spend on units.
Justin Aug 21, 2013 @ 9:27pm 
I tried a 10v10 the other day. It seemed to me that there were giant blobs of two things: tanks and IR missiles.

Not entirely sure if I'm missing something per-se, but...yeah. Suffice to say it didn't go well.
Last edited by Justin; Aug 21, 2013 @ 9:28pm
Aldo 180 Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
I really like the mortars, shoot and scoot and they can be effective, especially against the enemy AA. I've spent entire 10v10 games suppressing AA with them to good effect and ended up with not a bad score at the end of the game.
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Date Posted: Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:17am
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