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#1 S.Cohen

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

Who is your favorite general and why?
If you have more than 1, please post them. I am just curious and this thread helps to keep the forums alive - abit.

SW
Mine currently is Super Weapon General. The patriot is the most cost-effective defense system in the entire game, especially after the rank 3 upgrades, that basically makes them bad-ass against everything lighter than an overlord. Security systems are nice, I even use my powerplants with security systems offensively so I can gain early-game dominance, but only against the AI. Mobile force field generators are great to defend vital areas against aerial assaults, especially nuclear migs. Tomahawk storms rock and outperform particle cannons in terms of micro-management, sheer damage and speed, plus they're affordable unlike ICBM's and don't take a metric fuckton of power. Commanches working in conjunction with Humvees to quickly take down enemy artillery and other dangerous units.

Using defenses agressively, that is to say setting up defenses on key locations in the map and then expanding them to the enemies' base, is a very viable and combat-proven strategy thus far and allows you to win an early victory if everything goes well. But SW is not without her drawbacks however. She is incapable of mounting a mobile assault, dozers are absolutely vital to keep alive because you have to rely on defenses to win the game, and fast, mobile artillery are somewhat hard to counter, early-game mortar buggies in particular.

Other than that, I absolutely love her. She's abit overpowered, especially with the affordable and fuck-all security systems.

Infantry
My second favorite is infantry. Unlike SW, you can employ alot of different strategies to win the day, makes you unpredictable even when you play against the same players regulary. Fortified bunkers with a couple of mini-gunners and tank hunters, coupled with one or two howitzers can stop an entire assault. They have excellent early game defenses, and even later in the game when the massive artillery battery gets unlocked. Troop crawlers, both the gatling version and the propaganda version, are absolutely deadly to everything. Put a hacker in it and you can disable chasing vehicles from long range. Put a jammer in em' and it stops an enemy unit from recieving new orders. 1-2 gatling gunners for anti-infantry work and fill the rest with tank hunters. Got this strategy from a replay posted on this forum one or two years ago. Absolutely brilliant, but somewhat fragile, not mentioning the extreme expenses and the rather low armor on the troop crawler's part. Control F'ing a ECM vehicle with the troop crawlers after rank 3 is a pretty wise thing to do, since a squad of rocket infantry will most certainly destroy a TC.

Helixes are awesome, too. That mobile fortress vanquishes everything when you put the right combination of units in it. Bet it can annihilate a lone Shaitan with appealing ease.

Infantry is not without its weaknesses however. Some generals, like toxins, make use of infantry without armored support rather useless. Infantry can mount a devastating assault, but doesn't have powerful armored units until rank 5, not mentioning the fact that mounting a game-ending assault with this general is fucking expensive. Also, the mobile designator is wacky-jacky and I'd prefer a howitzer over it any day of the week.

Other than that, it's fortified bunkers, AP rockets, troop crawlers, helixes and mobile fortresses all the way.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

I really like the USA Robots faction just for their Medusa Drone and speedy infantry. A close second would be the Incendiary General for the A-100 MLRS and the Immolator. Finally, the Infantry General is just so damn versatile, you can use so many different strategies with him that each player can really make him perform to their skill level.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

Tank:
The general whom im strongest with is tank, I think he is the most balanced general of all I can change my tactics according to each general I play against, for example its very easy to rush with him, his helis are great. flame tanks are effective at the begining of the game and his gatlins at the begining are great with the upgrade.
Plus his supply trucks have a mini gun that can take out annoying infantry

Edited by sajezz, 03 January 2013 - 05:11 AM.


#4 Dr. Lord

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Mine favourite is the Demolution General (aka Explosives), who can blow up your day with ease. My favourite strategy is to send Workers all-around planting mines/traps/Quad and AT Sites, while I'm pushing the enemy's base with Technical+5 Terror combo, aiming to destroy the opponent's infrastructure and buying time to undermine the terrain well. Later comes the lethal Buggie+Quad+Invisible Terror combo, which can deal against nearly everthing in the early game. After the 3rd rank comes the real hell: if the circumstances allow, I spam Bomb Trucks with the Engine upgrade, spam Terrors, and Dolphins fall from the skies...I just keep pushing with these, while my base is well defended from any suprise attacks thanks for the plenty of mines. If the my opponent still breathing on my 5th rank, I just send the Sneak Attack+Nuke Truck and send his base to hell. A well placed Nuke Truck can destroy entire armies, the secondary economy (Internets, Black Markets, Drop Zones) or do sever damage to any production facility (War Factory, Command, Barracks) and the radiation keeps the Workers and Dozers far away from the damaged zone, thus my opponent is unable to repair any damaged building.

However I'm best with Explosives, I also prefer to use China Infantry General, Laser General, Cyber General, AF General and Assault General. I've developed my own strategies with them. But if I play random, I'm not afraid of using any other general, however the main question is, what does my opponent do?

Edited by Dr. Lord, 17 January 2013 - 02:52 PM.


#5 Dr Nick

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

Infantry is probably one of my favourite, just load up some choppers and rinse the battlefield XD



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:02 PM

stealth is my ultimate choice,

coz,every week friends come to LAN party and always 2 side,me alone against 3 or more friends in one side.ONLY stealth i can win,its frustrate my friends.

 

i register to this forum just to have a "clue'.actualy i like every generals with its own uniqe,but i can't win and overwhelm when with other general.especialy Air Force,always short battle and im doom,so frustrated cant win with Airforce and infantry,different tactic,timed battle(with 30minute "peace time'at begining),good map position,more money,always lose.especialy when all my friend use Tank general at same time.

 

i'm curious its airforce/infantry weak or unbalance MOD?try 1 AI vs  1 AI,every generals and Air force always defeated.

 

sory for my awsome english.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

stealth is my ultimate choice,

coz,every week friends come to LAN party and always 2 side,me alone against 3 or more friends in one side.ONLY stealth i can win,its frustrate my friends.

 

i register to this forum just to have a "clue'.actualy i like every generals with its own uniqe,but i can't win and overwhelm when with other general.especialy Air Force,always short battle and im doom,so frustrated cant win with Airforce and infantry,different tactic,timed battle(with 30minute "peace time'at begining),good map position,more money,always lose.especialy when all my friend use Tank general at same time.

 

i'm curious its airforce/infantry weak or unbalance MOD?try 1 AI vs  1 AI,every generals and Air force always defeated.

 

sory for my awsome english.

It is difficult because you are playing against three enemies. You don't have any special artillery at rank 1. But anti-air spam is very hard to counter if you are not rank 3. It is considered that the enemy does not have that much anti-air at rank 1, but if they are three enemies - you know it's three times harder. Air Force general is a support general (good attack, low defense). He is very powerful when used to support a teammate. Without Chimera and Colossus at rank 3, it is almost impossible to hold off three enemies. The general is designed for 1 vs 1. No matter how bad your friends are, if they build many units and you have to hold them off at the beginning, you will most probably lose. And for Infantry general, it will be very hard to stop large armies wihout the Mobile Artillery, which is available at rank 3. It will be good if you manage your games with different rules (you have rank 2 or 3, and they have rank 1 because you play alone).

 

If Air Force loses in AI battles, this means the AI is weak, not the general. But it also depends on the map (small, big, what tech buildings are there, etc.). AI uses the same tactics every time.

 

Download Contra 007 and play in Tunngle (VPN program similar to Hamachi). There are many players every day (sometimes up to 50, but mostly around 30). You can invite your friends there if you wish. You can also observe how people play. Remember that 008 is still a Beta version and there are still things to balance.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

thanks for your suggest,

i would like to using hamachi like multiplayer,but i live in develop country tat internet is expensive and quota based,just observe and learn from replay an youtube like web.

may i in wrong place for sugestion for MODs but i think Air Force will great powerfull if group off aircraft can attack enemy with 'smart' way not 5  aircraft destroy 1 tank in time.thats make me learn how to modify .ini and .big files, but dont know how.

just know how make aircraft health more like 300% but still doesnt help from defeat.

Another story if in real world for air force..........



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

may i in wrong place for sugestion for MODs but i think Air Force will great powerfull if group off aircraft can attack enemy with 'smart' way not 5  aircraft destroy 1 tank in time.thats make me learn how to modify .ini and .big files, but dont know how.

F-18 Hornets' missiles retarget automatically in 008. If you use 5 of these planes to attack one tank, when the tank is destroyed, the missiles will target a nearby enemy.






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