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A few rookie questions
Only started playing it a few days ago. Often by the time I've decided it's an enemy soldier, I'm dead. Do the small coloured circles above heads identify someone on my side? If so, what do the different colours represent (I've seen blue and green, not sure if there are others)? Is one colour for the squad I'm in, and the other for other troops on my side?

Do I actually have any control over the unit and rank of soldier I am when I join a server? Or is it always randomly allocated?

When I join a server I'm not initially sure if I'm supposed to be attacking or defending for the first ten seconds or so, until the indicator appears in the top centre of the screen, which sometimes costs me a life (I get killed enough already without that!). Is there some other indicator for this?

This hasn't happened yet, because I don't last that long, but how do I replenish my ammunition? I don't see any way to pick up ammo. (or other weapons) from corpses.

Cheers!
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Bishop May 7 @ 4:46am 
Yes the colours are team and squad. Blue is team mate and green is squad mate.

Depends how you go about joining matches. You can use the play now button to be assigned at random to a squad, role and map or can choose a map and be assigned randomly a squad and role or directly choose yourself by clicking the squad and role you want (if vacant) or make a squad yourself and be put in a random opening.

Looking at the mini map, where you spawned and the rest of your team can be an indicator at first.

Currently no method to refill ammo during combat in frontlines.
Blue circles = allies, same team.
Green circles = your squadmates. A squad is always composed by 4 soldiers.
There's no friendly fire in this game, but shooting teammates will earn you negative points.
In time you'll learn all the differences between factions and uniforms, so it will be easier to recognize enemies and roles.

If you simply join a match you'll be placed in one team/squad without being able to choose. You'll always be deployed in the team with less players to balance the match.
However, when selecting a server, you'll be able to see which squads are playing the match on the right side of your screen and if you click on a squad you'll see which roles are occupied or free, so you can try to choose one and join the match as a soldier in that squad/role. Free spots are occupied by bots, you will recognize them because they have real names and surnames. Again, in time you'll learn how squads and roles work.

Try to not join a squad as NCO (1st role in a squad) if you are not experienced. NCOs are usually a mobile spawn point for their squadmates (so they should stay alive as long as possible), are able to issue orders and call in artillery/smoke/gas.

Usually, a basic squad (ex: British Tommies) has these 4 roles:
- 1st role: NCO
- 2nd role: Rifleman/Sharpshooter
- 3rd role: Machine Gunner
- 4th role: Grenadier/Assaulter
Some other squads have kinda different roles, but the 1st one is always NCO.

When you join a match, take a moment, don't rush in the open. M is the default key for the Map. You'll be able to understand if your team is attacking or defending just by looking at it.

There's no way to replenish ammunition. Once you're out of ammo, go melee and die. If you are playing as a machine gunner, don't go full auto, shoot bursts or single fire.

Last edited by Arcangelo; May 7 @ 8:44am
Thanks for the replies. I'll try to put all this advice to good use. I doubt whether I'll ever be any good at this game, though. My reaction times are shot.
Originally posted by rebelstar5:
Thanks for the replies. I'll try to put all this advice to good use. I doubt whether I'll ever be any good at this game, though. My reaction times are shot.

It gets way easier with experience and map knowledge. Don't worry about your K/D ratio, taking enemy trenches is all that really matters here.
One more question... Is it possible to shoot down the reconnaissance aircraft?

Btw I find it more enjoyable to join a server that's at least half populated by bots, rather than one almost full of humans. Yes, I'm a wuss, but it's good to actually rack up some kills!
Last edited by rebelstar5; May 9 @ 5:46am
Bishop May 9 @ 7:26am 
Originally posted by rebelstar5:
One more question... Is it possible to shoot down the reconnaissance aircraft?

Btw I find it more enjoyable to join a server that's at least half populated by bots, rather than one almost full of humans. Yes, I'm a wuss, but it's good to actually rack up some kills!
No, it's not possible to shoot down the planes, although does remind me that it was once considered, forgot about that lol
Ah, a shame. I was thinking of having a pop at it when I get to use a Lewis Gun.
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