Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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Roundpixel Jun 28, 2013 @ 12:41pm
starting units for 1500 pts?
I am just beginning and got wiped in my first multiplayer 1vs 1. So I decided to try to make p a force that would consist of two groups plus a few estras like cobrs. Note that most of my units cannot be chosen yet since most are unlocked. What do you think of this for each group?

artillery 2x M110 110
recon SP2 Luch 30
AA Flakpanzer 15
challenger 140
4x Patton AOS 160
2x rep Famas +VAB 60
2x LAAD Stinger MVB 60

I would have 2 balanced groups like this plus 2 cobras (100 pts) and 2 Gazelles (90 pts). I hope that this wold avoid what happened in the above game where the grouped enemy units wiped out my dispersed forces piecemeal. Perhps the artillery could be left at base and bought forward as needed, in which case I probably could do with only 2 units instead of 4.

Of course the infantry could be Pazergrenadiers or other available infantry. I chose the above because they have missiles. Any ideas?
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BigDog622 Jun 30, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Leave Arty at home on you opening push, grab a 2nd CV. An aggressive player will most likely crush a split force 1 at a time. Grab you a high value zone and bring your follow on force.

Most important units 1500 pt game are

x2 CV’s
x2 Missile AA
x2, or 3 Cheep fast APC Infantry (I vet mine lvl 2)
x2 or 4 Main Battle Tanks (Medium)
x2 Main Battle Tanks (Heavy)
x1 Recon (I prefer using SF inf as mine but if you play NATO nothing beats the optics and Tows of a Bradly Recon)
x1 Helo Recon
x2 SF Airborn (use as advance to cover objectives, or as road blocks
x2 Large Capacity Supply Trucks

That’s a nice balanced combined arms force.

4 Hints
1. Never leave CV without protection (Inf & AA)
2. Hide your CV, a CV left in open is a Snipped CV
3. Don’t use Jeep CV, to fragile you just need to spit on it to kill it
4. Unless you plan a lot of arty delete your FOB that will give you 100 points to spend on that opening set up
Last edited by BigDog622; Jun 30, 2013 @ 11:41am
jason.norval Jul 1, 2013 @ 7:22am 
BigDog's on the money....

I'd suggest searching and watching 1v1 multiplayer games with commentary on LinkedIn.

Great way to identify the base tactics. After that developing your deck effectively and experimenting with compositions.

Avoid all in rushes generally - little skill, maybe a 30% you'll win - and look for balanced set ups. Not too many MBT, not too much arty (if any to begin), at least one other CV. You need money to buy new units.

If you wan to link up I'd happily play a few times by way of tutorial?
Roundpixel Jul 1, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
Thx guys, good advice. I am not quite ready for multiplayer (afrter losing all my units on my first try with only one kill). I need to get familiar with the units first in single player, but thanks for the offer.
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Date Posted: Jun 28, 2013 @ 12:41pm
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