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Halo Wars tips
Posted: Posted July 19th, 2017
Edited July 19th, 2017 by Vandy

Currently on mission 6 playing on normal difficulty. I've enjoyed the last few missions but I'm just here seeking general advice (for campaign; I won't be playing skirmish).

Which UNSC units are garbage? Should I even use marines or just mass tanks and hornets? So far I've just been upgrading warthogs to gaus cannons and using them with tanks and hornets. Once I am near the unit cap I just send my army to its destination and kind of let them do their own thing. I'm sure this wouldn't work on legendary though. Spartans with spartan lasers seem pretty effective.

@Count Dooku:
Have you beat legendary? Legendary co-op might be fun.

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The main issue with campaign is that they limit your technology until the very last few levels. So units that are great when fully upgraded are just 'ok' or are downright bad in early missions.

Marines are generally useful if you at least have access to the rocket launcher upgrade. You'd never want a whole army of them* but they're decent for unit diversity.

*Unless you have access to ODSTs. If you have ODSTs just spam them.

I've always found tanks a little underwhelming unless you get the anti-infantry ability. Which is also pretty good against smaller vehicles too.

Gauss Hogs are never a bad choice.

Hornets are ok but they're fragile. Better with upgrades.

Vulture is great even without upgrades. Basically OP with them.

Units I don't bother with:

Flame troopers. Because they're almost purely anti-infantry. I prefer marines because they can take on vehicles with upgrades.

Wolverine. This one is tricky, because with upgrades it's actually a decent base killer. But if you're just using it for AA you're better off just having your ground forces deal with it.

Cobra. I like the idea but I've never been able to do much with them.

Probably forgetting a few units but that should be the main gist of it.

I have beaten legendary, but I'd be down for co-op legendary.

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Count Dooku

Thanks for the tips.

Do you feel like Halo Wars 2 improved upon Halo Wars? I'm debating how much I'm willing to spend on it.

Posted July 19th, 2017 by Vandy
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