Thursday, March 5, 2009

Halo Wars Strategies/Ideas

Most of this is obvious for us, but I just want to make sure for my own sake.

Build Order:
Obviously this is one of the most important aspects of the game especially at the beginning, and for any rushes. I normally do supply pad -> reactor -> barracks (for ODST strat). But I noticed some people build a reactor first. I don't think it really makes a difference but I am not 100% sure.

Troop Movements:
One thing I have trouble with is selecting groups of enemies. I often select all units and attack, but what happens is often my ODSTs get stuck in the back and can't be effective. It's a good idea to use smaller groups and set them up in an arc around what ever you are attacking.

Elephant Idea:
I haven't done this, but even though I can drop ODSTs I still find I have tens of troops trekking across the map. I am thinking if I set up an Elephant just outside their view and keep bringing in a flood of troops. What do you think? Is it worth it?

I think the best feeling in the game is when you send out warthogs right away to explore for crates and to see what your opponent is building, and the other guy just has his hog sitting outside. It gives you a pretty damn good idea that they are going to suck. And when you can take their crates it gives you a big leg up.


locopuyo said...

Supply pad first is better. I have tried reactor first a couple times and it slows down your income too much. It is a significant amount of time since it's in the beginning of the game too.

Since you have all ODST it isn't a big deal for you, but for me it is important to have the melee units in the front and ranged units in the back. It is also a good idea to units with more HP in the front. Also they stay in formation when you move them all together which is nice.

I'm not sure if the elephant is worth it for you, if you have enough extra supply it might be.

Exploring is super important and we are doing a good job of it so far. I think it also a good idea to explore their bases in the mid game before we attack too which we have been doing.

locopuyo said...

We're pwning super hard, in the top 200 now.

Daymonster said...

how do you know that? xbox live or

locopuyo said...

in the game you go to multiplayer then leaderboards