Day 1 guide

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      playbabe wrote:

      classic, stats shaming when you can't argue.
      I have more posts than you; therefore, I'd make a better fence. Take that! ;)
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      Don't check mine either, or, ... um, ... or, this winter, ice weasels may sneak into your house at night and nibble on your genitalia.

      I can't be held responsible.
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      KFGauss wrote:

      I have a 100% win rate and a high K/D (In EASY public games, and in coalitions with friends in WW3 games) - That means I'm the greatest of all time and that my opinions are the best??? - Good to know.
      No, my opinions are "point"edly better.
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      Teburu wrote:

      KFGauss wrote:

      I have a 100% win rate and a high K/D (In EASY public games, and in coalitions with friends in WW3 games) - That means I'm the greatest of all time and that my opinions are the best??? - Good to know.
      Only if you agree with me
      :) I'll give you Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday, and Sundays if I can have Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


      PS: I can imagine a 500HP Doom Stack rolling through capitols is pretty effective in most public games.

      I can also imagine that if I, or I and allies, were playing in one of those games, we would tee up some air strikes and/or missile strikes as soon as we noticed the very public pattern the doom stack creates. The defending AAs would take a toll, but the result would probably be a turkey shoot that would convert the doom stack (and the cities that produce replacements for it) into rubble. This result isn't guaranteed, but I like my/our chances.

      As I write this I'm keeping in mind that I'm always astonished by opponents that don't build a bunch of ASF and other AA units because they totally fail to notice (in the CoN News reports) (or at least fail to act on knowing) that I like to rely heavily on air power.

      Consequently I tell people that air power generally works very well in typical public games, and I tell them that one reason for that is that intelligently using air power often translates into not losing any units during combat.

      However, I do not tell them that depending on the cluelessness of opponents means that I or anyone has figured out an excellent playing-style, except in the limited sense of that style being a good match for what typical public opponents have in their armies.

      My usual playing style is simply a correct match for the goal that I have chosen (win often and win quickly in public games).

      There are other goals for which my playing style (and the OP's - In my opinion) sucks.

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      japan samurai wrote:

      Day 30/31 you only have lvl 2 SAM??? What kind of low end units is that? You should have at least a lvl 3-4


      Hello , in addition to 6 SAMs i do have also 7 Mobil Anti Air they have 5 attack(soon 6) vs planes .My season tanks have 6,5 defense probably over 10 each when in stack with bonusses . Until day 30 usual opponents do not have so many bombers .
      In my defense keep in mind my two army bases at lv5 produced all 10 Elite Season tanks and are now building SAM and Theater Def, easy can switch into MRLs if i decided to use any artillery .
      Lv2 SAM is the minimum and enough first weeks . What i am afraid of is helicopters but they have lower range and no enemy can reach/bomb my capital .Special forces is what i am most afraid off btw ,as i am not familiar how sneaky they can be .
      My point of writing here is to show is possible to fully ignore air+navy+arty units(saving days build+research+ressource) and still be highly successful .

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      My (rough) Day 1 guide would be this:

      1) research National Guard
      2) build Recruitment Offices
      3) mobilize National Guard (keep doing this in any city that isn't mobilizing something else, as long as you have manpower to sustain it)

      4) Research Air Superiority Fighter
      5) Build Arms Industry in capital city (plus in Rare Material-producing city, if not the same one)
      6) mobilize ASF in capital when Arms Ind. is finished

      10 ) Buy as much Rare Material from the resource market as you can afford, while still leaving yourself enough money for the rest of your Day 1 stuff
      9) Research something else - could be artillery, could be helicopter gunships if you're Eastern doctrine, could be recon vehicles. OR: keep enough Rare Material in reserve for researching Strike Fighters/Navy on Day 2
      (If researching artillery, make sure to build an Arms Industry in at least one other city than your capital, and start building a level 2 Army Base ASAP afterwards; if doing Recons, build a couple of Army Bases and mobilize Recons there instead of National Guard; if doing Gunships, think about whether you need to build any additional airbases/airstrips to cover territory where you're planning to attack - but that could wait til Day 2, tbh)

      10) Check your neighbours to see which ones are actually building stuff. Prepare to attack one that isn't. If you've got the choice, go for the one that you can finish off most quickly, or has resources that you most urgently need closest to your border.
      11) Perhaps build Bunkers in cities you consider to be vulnerable early on.

      12) Check in on the game fairly regularly in case some bastard attacks you.