In-depth tactical discussion on how to lose the least
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world idiot wrote:well, i have developed a silo style that i use, kinda stole it of you hi there, deploy 2 triangles and each triangle attacks a different territory, but my subs keep getting killed before defcon 1 arg, any way to help em survive?
splitting up silos is generally a no-no...only works well for me in africa...or europe, if you launch early. Maybe Asia, if you're allied with africa and put some in middle-east.
Don't use many subs for defense, 3 or 4 maybe....and obviously send the striking subs places/routes that your opponent wouldn't expect. naval support is a necessity against stronger players, or in high-traffic areas, but you've gotta be crafty.
*protect/hide silos, but don't put them completely out of range of any population.
*Destroy a neighbor's defenses, with a full air/naval assault. hit big cities fast and pick up the little points, all throughout the game. (save bombers/carriers...nukes=points!)
*do smaller strikes on big cities further away, using subs and a few carriers. Don't go too far away, tho, or there might not be anything left by the time you get there!
that's basically all I do and most of the time I win....can't remember finishing in the bottom half many times.
Why? wrote:splitting up silos is generally a no-no...only works well for me in africa...or europe, if you launch early. Maybe Asia, if you're allied with africa and put some in middle-east.
I can think about at least 3 different reasons why you should split silos.. I usually split at least 2 away from the main group. Not when I'm NA though.
It depends a lot about who you ally and how the start of the game goes, but I can think of good reasons to split the silos for all continents except NA.
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times have changed from when that silo formation sort of worked, read the dates (talk about necromancing a dead thread). these days i doubt it is anywhere near as effective, though i havent played in a while. I dont play often, but very occasionaly (sorry for the awful spelling) i use it to confuse opponents, with my friends like why on earth r u doing that.
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