GDI - Mission 8ea 'Austria'
UN Sanction has cut funding to the Global Defense Initiative.
Field Units are helpless. Use the repair facility to keep your units in the
field long enough to destroy the Nod base in this region. All Nod units and
structures must be destroyed.
Tim Hardy ([email protected]):
If this is the mission I am thinking about, I found a technique that is
extremely effective and easy, and I haven't heard it mentioned yet. If you
clear out the meager troops straight above the base, then all the way to the
top and over to the left, you'll find a cliff overlooking the Nod base
(you'll also be able to kill most of the SAM sites). From this cliff your
rocket launchers can pound the heck out of his airfield, several silos, and
the Hand of Nod, as well as the infantry he tries to mass there. The cool
thing is he never figures out how to get to your rocket launchers. You can
kill every single one of his mobile forces and ability to produce mobile
forces without losing any of your units. Then can just walk in the base with
Jason Thomas ([email protected]):
That's the same thing I did. I think the AI wants to stay close to home
because its base is under attack, but once you destroy the airstrip, no more
vehicles. Once it's all gone, you can leave one rocket vehicle up there and
about ten bazooka guys, and just blast the crap out of anything that gets
built as it's coming up. Also humvees are pretty good against infantry so you
can keep one of those up there to provide machine-gun support. I wasted
about 3 hours playing this mission and dying, before I discovered this
technique. In Aikido and other "soft" martial arts, there's a principle of
never meeting force with force. In other words, when the enemy attacks, you
should let your forces fall back a bit to surround and absorb. In attack,
don't keep hammering a strong point, but use recon to find enemy weak points
and then strike hard. It's a lot easier in the long run than just throwing
cannon fodder into the meatgrinder.