[QUESTION] How to best deploy your mechs?

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Re: [QUESTION] How to best deploy your mechs?

Postby 5thHorseman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:54 pm

I've been playing for almost 700 hours and I still get this wrong.

In general, though, I like to keep my mechs up front, except SOME artillery mechs that should be placed so they can range left/right or forward/back the most, to be able to target the most tiles.

I like to give vek my mechs to target, so they won't target buildings and I can - if necessary - ignore them to deal with greater threats. i also like to if possible put my mechs on empty lines so if they do move, the vek is shooting at nothing, and not a building.

There are many other things, like baiting blobbers and spiders with mechs that shoot something back while firing (like the flame artillery), but they are too numerous to really go into in detail, and I'll forget a lot of them.
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Re: [QUESTION] How to best deploy your mechs?

Postby Casual42 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:42 pm

What 5thHorseman said. Solid advice, covers all the essentials.

Your mechs should be the targets, not the buildings. Your mechs can and will move, your buildings can not. All HP a mech has is expandable, except the last. As a rule of thumb, burn through HP if it provides you any advantage.

Last, deploy Camila Vera closest to webbers (and possibly blocking contact of a building) to waste their turn. You don't play Camila Vera ? Get Camila Vera.

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