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Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 2:04:53 AM   


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What is the tactical difference between "deliberate" vs "shock".
If you want to use engineers to reduce enemy forts, should I use deliberate rather than shock, or does it matter?

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RE: Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 2:43:36 AM   

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Deliberate: a normal attack

Shock: an all out assault, very bloody, may gain what normal can't. Key word may.



I never thought that doing an AAR would be so time consuming and difficult.

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RE: Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 2:59:33 AM   


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Combat engineers work just as well against fortifications in a deliberate attack.


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RE: Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 3:02:50 AM   

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IIRC....Shock Attackers can double their exchange the defenders hit them with an extra fire phase prior to the assault.


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RE: Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 3:18:49 AM   

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...and in practice sometimes shock attacks work but sometimes they shatter your attacking force.

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RE: Ground unit tactics - 4/30/2012 8:55:15 PM   

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Fort reduction can result from two things:
Combat Engineers,
or final force ratio. Generally for every point of ratio you will see reduction by 1 level (so 1:1 reduces by 1, 2:1, by 2 etc.).

So, if you expect assault to push your ratio into another level, you should shock attack. If you do not expect even 1:1, Combat Engineers are your only hope, so deliberate attack is better option.

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