Wargame: AirLand Battle

Wargame: AirLand Battle

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Berserk Jun 3, 2013 @ 8:39pm
A Lesson For All - Don't Spam Junk
Everytime I see my ally call in 30 T-55s I just go to the nearest brick wall and bang my head. I am by no stretch of the imagination a pro at this game, however quality always comes before quantity.


Notice how the only tanks on the quality side that die are the cheap light tanks? Who even knows why they were there. Anyways, all the new people out there, please stop spamming crap. If your going to spam, at least spam jets or rocket choppers.
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skyan Jun 3, 2013 @ 9:00pm 
"If your going to spam, at least spam jets or rocket choppers."

This advice is not credited
Viss Valdyr Jun 4, 2013 @ 12:02am 
cheap Tanks and other cheap units are able (with the right tactic) to kill enemy forces with ease. Massing them is not the right answer. Flanking from diffrent directions, or using more expensive units in the back is a valid strategy. Also: I make most of the kills with Heimatschützen-Groups. Those sneaky little ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s can kill unaware tanks in notime PLUS getting elite rank with just 1 high-lvl Tankkill or two ca. 40 point vehicle kill... I usually end up with more deployment points than actually needed and a ratio of 3-4 (like: 1000 killpoints. 250 looses)
Berserk Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:31am 
Originally posted by skyan:
"If your going to spam, at least spam jets or rocket choppers."

This advice is not credited
Jet spams work really well since they went and nerfed aa.
Viss Valdyr Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:37am 
they are not this nerfed
compassghost Jun 4, 2013 @ 5:08am 
Spam in general is not effective against players who are prepared for it.

The issue at hand is you should not be buying units you don't need or aren't going to use effectively. In game modes like destruction, I don't mind if you break the bank because you're half dead. But I've watched a lot of people buy stuff in Economy just because they had points to spend, and they were on a side with no fighting at all and they just kept reinforcing it until the grid had several dozen tanks in it.

The issue comes from the fact that people seem to see tanks or mobile armor of any quality as "invulnerable" to infantry.

When they really aren't.

These, for example, are the less advanced PACT ATGM (15 x 4, the transports were discarded for scouting missions to determine the presence of 4x PIVADS and 4x APCs + dismounts in that forest). The air strikes take out most of the very expensive PIVADS (which should not ever replace Chaps, Avengers, and Hawks), the Faktoriyas snipe the CP, and then pick off 4 additional PIVADS when they appear to reinforce.


Also notice that I have 6 Air Superiority Migs just sitting in my airport, waiting to be used to shoot down any spam bombers I see. Didn't see any jet spam so I ended up just focusing on the infantry.
Intimidator Jun 4, 2013 @ 8:14am 
I do not agree. I won several battles with my Polish '75 deck with only T-34 and T-55 as the main battle tank. The power with these tanks is their quantity, you can buy dozens of them for 10/15 each !! And if you are able of flanking the enemy it will be a great show :)
Grokdragon Jun 4, 2013 @ 11:05am 
low cost infantry spams work pretty if they keep to towns and are well supplied, I've withstood "quality" vehicle and infantry attacks on key locations with large quantities of 10 costing infantry, I've also taken over towns with hordes of infantry which were defended by high costing tanks, soooooo maybe not "always"
SUSEd Jun 4, 2013 @ 11:58am 
How to fight with tank spamming
Fapmaster_Flex Jun 4, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Helicopters, especially the mi-28 and the apache make short work of at least 12 tanks (medium to light) before needing to resupply, can even shoot on the move to evade mobile ballistic AA
iMainYORICKx420x May 28, 2014 @ 11:24am 
That idiot doesn't know what he's doing. I would have had those tanks flanking from multiple directions. I'd have a set on the road with Move Fast. Quantity DOES triumph over quality. You just have to know how to exploit it properly. Those guns CANNOT fire in multiple directions at the same time. Once they are stunned, they are as good as dead for those cheap tanks.
Viss Valdyr May 28, 2014 @ 1:37pm 
*ech* *ech* wow. that stuff is old....
Demo "The Owl" Aug 18, 2014 @ 12:13pm 
The reason your "Quality" tanks survived is because their ♥♥♥♥♥♥ T-55 had little to none stabilizers, while your "Quality" tanks remained still. This way the T-55 could only hit at ~10/20% at most while your tanks would have ~70% hit percentage. Would BluFor tanks have charged as well, they would lose significantly more.
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Date Posted: Jun 3, 2013 @ 8:39pm
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