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Admiral Vostok
06-21-2004, 07:17 PM
Just because I can I thought I'd ask everyone what their favourite unit in the game is. I'd say my favourite is the Naboo Bomber. Their fast engines make them not as painfully slow as other civs. Once you research Taxation, they are pretty cheap too, and when massed in a swarm there are few ground armies that can stand up to them. Just ask Saberhagen's huge assortment of anti-air mobiles I made short work of in our first forum game. Of course they need to be supported by fighters or enemy fighters will easily get rid of them.

So what's your favourite unit from SWGB?

lukeiamyourdad
06-21-2004, 10:11 PM
Rebel Repeaters. I somehow just love them in desperate situations...so many died...

Sithmaster_821
06-22-2004, 12:01 AM
I second FU rebel 'peaters (post patch, mind you), although droidekas kick major ass.

They are so cheap, but they can take a lot of damage and deal a lot of damage for their costs. Just have to watch out for mass unit killers (assualt mechs, air crusiers, artillery, etc.)

Darth Windu
06-22-2004, 12:42 AM
My favourite is the AT-AT. Although it is expensive, it can take out anything and if you get them in large enough numbers, wipe out a base in no time.

FroZticles
06-22-2004, 02:01 AM
I love any unit as long as they make me win :D

General Nitro
06-22-2004, 10:41 AM
im with windu. AT-ATs are probably my favorite unit since they are so powerful. on the rare occasions when i use a civ besides the empire, i find droidekas to be very useful, especially with that sheild.

pbguy1211
06-22-2004, 12:12 PM
upgraded a wings or air speeders!
because a few cheap speeders own a heavy assault mech with relative ease. and a wings own all ground units! especially workers!

saberhagen
06-22-2004, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Admiral Vostok
Just ask Saberhagen's huge assortment of anti-air mobiles I made short work of in our first forum game.

They're not saying much cos they're dead. ;)

AT-ATs are overrated. They look good, but they're not worth the res. One on one, and with good microing, a mounty can own an AT-AT. I've even killed them with repeaters. With the mass MDs that you get in nearly every game, they don't stand a chance.

As for my favourite unit... Rebel repeaters are pretty damn good, and AT-STs. I might go for confed heavy art, because it's powerful and it looks good. Although the wooks have the best art, it doesn't exactly have the best graphics, does it?

FroZticles
06-23-2004, 01:23 AM
A-wings are very lame they own anything thats why in most inter games noone builds them because they know they are to overpowered so we just don't build them. But there are a few n00bs that still do but they got to get to T4 first :D

pbguy1211
06-23-2004, 02:20 AM
dude are you high? a wings are EXCELLENT in taking out workers and troops! Mass a bunch of them cheap boys together and your opponent has one wrecked ass economy.

FroZticles
06-23-2004, 09:21 AM
I agree they are so excellent that they are LAME. :cool:

Kryllith
06-23-2004, 09:52 AM
Gungan medic actually. Primarily cause they extend the life of my army/navy/airforce greatly.

Kryllith

Admiral Vostok
06-23-2004, 11:03 AM
dude are you high?
I agree they are so excellent that they are LAME.I guess that answers your question!

My other favourite unit is Jedi Masters. They are great for distractions, sneak them in to someone's base and start coverting stuff at the back, then when they send their force to deal with them, attack the front! Of course, after their first use your opponent will mass Bounty Hunters, so if you don't destroy their base with that attack you can't use the Jedi again...

FroZticles
06-24-2004, 02:28 AM
If you have like 8k nova spare there great.....

sharpyC
06-28-2004, 11:03 PM
Strike mechs... just cause they don't cost nova or ore to produce.

pbguy1211
06-29-2004, 12:20 AM
though in t2 or t3 the best bang for your buck is in the mountie.
no question. cheap to produce, high HP and attack. and at t3 you want to use your carbon on farms and another CC to start your boomage.

FroZticles
06-29-2004, 02:08 AM
Mounties are great but if you know your wing has mass troopers in t2 mass air/strikes in t3 there is no point in getting them. Scouting is always essential :D

Sithmaster_821
06-29-2004, 08:55 PM
*rubs eyes*

Is that Kryllith? From way back when? Gasp!

BTW, Froz, does anyone in your "inter" games realize how easily a-wings go down? As a reb player, I find that going all a-wings, unless I have complete aerial and land superiority is just asking for half my air force to be shot down. I usually mix it up, fighters and a-wings.

pbguy1211
06-29-2004, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by FroZticles
Mounties are great but if you know your wing has mass troopers in t2 mass air/strikes in t3 there is no point in getting them. Scouting is always essential :D

Well who the F would send in an army of all ANYTHING?

FroZticles
06-29-2004, 10:21 PM
I don't even play SWGB anymore it died a while ago.....

A-wings do most damage in 3v3 or 4v4 so your partners dominate the air while your destroying the enemy economy. I know how easy A-wings are to kill if you can hit them, they kill 20 workers before you can shoot the first one down.

You said mounties are great to cover your back in t2 and t3 but if your opponent goes troopers/strikes/air they won't be covering anything. I only build them if my partner goes artillary, mech destroyers or sometimes a t2 mounty pocket rush is fun to do once in a while.

Kryllith
06-30-2004, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by Sithmaster_821
*rubs eyes*

Is that Kryllith? From way back when? Gasp!


Nope, wasn't me. You didn't see anything. Go back to sleep... :)

Kryllith

pbguy1211
06-30-2004, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by FroZticles
You said mounties are great to cover your back in t2 and t3 but if your opponent goes troopers/strikes/air they won't be covering anything. I only build them if my partner goes artillary, mech destroyers or sometimes a t2 mounty pocket rush is fun to do once in a while.

Covering? Hell I full on attack with them! It's the same as a fast guy with a sword. They have a decent attack amount, have 135 HP in t2. and shred buildings, specifically power cores and turrets.
Mix in a decent amount of troops and you're golden. They draw the fire of the other troopers leaving your troopers free to attack theirs. So your go unharmed and can then attack workers, while the mounted units can go for buildings and the like.

If your opponent goes strikes, they'll handle them because you should be outnumbering them if someone fast T3's. And if they tried a fast T3, they should be without a power core when they get there anyway.

Admiral Vostok
07-01-2004, 03:29 PM
Yes, pbguy's mounty floods are infamous. Though it is quite satisfying if you manage to wipe them out to see all the tauntaun carcasses.

Owen_kenobi
07-12-2004, 11:01 AM
:ewok: Simon the killer ewok is the best, but if we're talking no cheats, A-wing:biggs: :duel:

JediStickmanBob
07-22-2004, 11:14 AM
I second The Mighty Ewok. If no Cheats, I like the AT-AT and the AT-TE

Best Strategy 4 T.L. 4: 1:Get alot of resources 2:Build 12 Assault Mechs (If U cant afford 12, Build 7) 3: Build 100 (count em) Repeater Troopers, 5 Jedi Kns, 5 Jedi Mstrs, 5 Workers, and 5 Medics 5:Load the Troopers on 10 of the 12 AMs, and load the Jedi onto 1 of the 12, and load the Ws and Meds onto the last AM. GO AROUND PEOPLES BASES AND KICK SOME @$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name 4 Strat.: Blitzkrieg

keduba
07-22-2004, 04:06 PM
I like droidekas very much. I also like Nut Gunrey, only because I like neimodians. Jawas are cool as well.
By the way, do you know where I can find unit editor for SWGB Clone Campaigb?

saberhagen
07-23-2004, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by JediStickmanBob
Best Strategy 4 T.L. 4: 1:Get alot of resources 2:Build 12 Assault Mechs (If U cant afford 12, Build 7) 3: Build 100 (count em) Repeater Troopers, 5 Jedi Kns, 5 Jedi Mstrs, 5 Workers, and 5 Medics 5:Load the Troopers on 10 of the 12 AMs, and load the Jedi onto 1 of the 12, and load the Ws and Meds onto the last AM. GO AROUND PEOPLES BASES AND KICK SOME @$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name 4 Strat.: Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg literally means "lightning war". Waiting til T4 isn't exactly like lightning is it?

Counter for that strat: build 50 mech destroyers. Just watch the rec of our last forum game and see how long Vostok's assault mechs lasted!

swphreak
07-23-2004, 10:44 AM
A counter to your counter: Bombers! :xp:

Vostok has created a monster :dev11:

Anywho, my favorite unit is the destroyer droid. Get enough of them, and they can take care of their own.

Admiral Vostok
07-23-2004, 10:23 PM
Hey, bomber-whoring is my trademark!

And yes, Mech Destroyers will eat that army up. I had 14 Assault Mechs, and they died pretty quick.

I'll stick to bomber-whoring in future.

General Nitro
07-23-2004, 10:30 PM
i must find a way to beat the bombers...

saberhagen
07-24-2004, 07:26 AM
I think the only way to get them is fighters, but you have to have more than his fighters and that's a lot of nova.

General Nitro
07-24-2004, 09:13 AM
darn holos...

nerd
07-25-2004, 06:19 PM
I like imperial repeters.....amily cause i like to watch them die.....

Mono_Giganto
07-27-2004, 10:20 AM
Heh, Wookiee Berserkers. They rock! :D

Nairb Notneb
08-12-2004, 12:41 PM
You want to beat bombers, just shoot 'em down with something. I love the Destroyer Droids and the Dark Troopers. The famba shield generators come in handy too.

Admiral Vostok
08-12-2004, 02:09 PM
I'd like to see you try shoot down my bombers. It is a rare occurrence if I've got them at full strength.