Kill an enemy unit with a cannon blast
Keep Your Distance
Win a non-tutorial battle without ever getting within melee distance of an enemy
First off, the cannon is located north of Xalapa (along the road). You'll have to repair it first before being able to use it.
I strongly suggest using the cannon in the quest Protect the Envoy
. The battle terrain there will be advantageous for AoE attacks. If you use this method, you can easily get the Keep Your Distance
achievement as well.
For this scenario, you will need...
- At least 4 Barricades
- 5 Cannonballs
- A set of traps of your choosing (Torch/Lantern/Spike/Net Trap) depending on your battle composition.
*If you have a Veteran Trapper, you can most likely end it with just the Barricades and Cannonballs due to Hailstorm.
**For extra damage insurance, bring Lanterns.Battle Composition
- 1 Veteran Trapper (if available)
- 1 Man-at-Arms Scholar (for the damage buff)
- 1 Doctor (optional and replacable with Hunter)
- 1 Hunter
*If you don't have a Trapper, you can just stick with Hunters.
When you start the dialogue at the diplomatic site, scout the area, scavenge for barricades, and fortify the entrance. This will allow you to place your traps as close to the enemy as possible (due to having 2 units in front. Make sure your trapper (if you have one) and your other strongest unit are in front before the battle starts.
Set up your Barricades, Cannon, and etc as shown in the screenshot below.
The 4 Barricades will absorb at least 8 attacks total so you'll have a few free AoE attacks at your disposal. The rest of the process should be pretty ovbious. If done right, the enemy will be dead or close to death before they can reach your first 2 units. Just don't forget to use the Scholar damage buff at least once (if available).