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by ander75it
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have the PC game, can I get a discount for the Mac?
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Thanks for the answer,
even if it's not what I hoped for ;)
by ander75it
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: I have the PC game, can I get a discount for the Mac?
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

I have the PC game, can I get a discount for the Mac?

Having bought Defcon a long time ago when it was released, I'd like to play some more, only my computer now is a Mac. I could run it on Parallel, but I was wondering whether there is a discount for people who want to buy the other version.
by ander75it
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Italian clan
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Lately I have been playing World in Conflict almost exclusively, but I don't see why we shouldn't be able to meet for a nice match of Defcon. Count me in :)
by ander75it
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Glad all of this helped!
Looking forward to gaming with you... I don't play much these days, but when I do I enjoy competent opponents.
Bye!
by ander75it
Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

yes, firing a few nukes (maybe a single sub?) to cover the bomber attack is a good idea, as the sam sites will prioritize the nukes helping your bombers to survive
good idea
by ander75it
Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

sounds like a good plan, if you can win naval superiority
but yes, the beam is usually best done against neighbours
by ander75it
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Yes, well, it has its limits, e.g. you can't do the beam when the range is very long, but still it's a nice tactic. It's somewhat difficult to do in Speed Defcon though :)
by ander75it
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Yeah, exactly. Since it was mentioned on the forums, I have seen several people do it with good success, and I have also heard of it referenced as "the beam attack" so I guess the name stuck :)
by ander75it
Tue May 29, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Also, choose targets so that the leaders of the wave launch first. This draws AA fire from the silos and means a higher % of surviving bombers. Be wary of enemy naval groups even if you have superiority in the ocean (I usually place small 2BB/1CV teams as SAM traps close to my coastline when I can)....
by ander75it
Tue May 29, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: The Debriefing Room
Topic: Perfect loss
Replies: 0
Views: 957

Perfect loss

I played a very nice game a couple of days ago, unofrtunately I don't remember the other players' names, but I'll check a ss when I have time. Anyway, the game was funny for me, because I had no deaths, but still lost. Here's how it went. 6 players, me as NA. Immediately ally with SA, Asia & Afr...
by ander75it
Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Sounds good. Really, the only problem I see with the BA and various variants is enemy fighter coverage. You do have to launch outside his radar coverage, otherwise, surprise is lost and severe losses are assured. A couple of bombers dedicated to taking out coastal radars with the first wave is a goo...
by ander75it
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Blitz
Replies: 13
Views: 3803

xander: the Beam attack is, essentially, launching the bombers in a 90° route to the target, then turning them around together to achieve parallel routes and (close-to) simultaneous attacks; I'll try and do a screenshot to show what I mean, but I have seen this tactic employed several times in onlin...
by ander75it
Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Blitz
Replies: 13
Views: 3803

If I launch over water, I usually do so over a friendly fleet, OR select a not-direct route. For example, as SA, try sending your bombers as close to the south pole as you can, in a horizontal route, and then turn them north.
by ander75it
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Beam Attack
Replies: 46
Views: 21123

Indeed. I am not advocating defending with the Thach Wave, as your post implies, but just saying that if you attack by launching bombers at a 90° degree with the target, you obtain parallel routes and simultaneous launches on the target.
BTW, I believe fighters can target 360° around them.
Regards
by ander75it
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Strategic Air Command
Topic: The Blitz
Replies: 13
Views: 3803

ERTO: this Blitz is the same as my "Beam Attack" that was discussed a long time ago. See here:
http://forums.introversion.co.uk/defcon/viewtopic.php?t=2038&highlight=
Nothing new. But still very effective. :)

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