Use of Tactical Units

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m1tanker632
15 April, 2017, 1:53 PM UTC
What are tactical units used for; How do you get them; and how are they best employed?
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redbeard
15 April, 2017, 2:58 PM UTC

Tactical units are used for killing enemy troops, you buy them with rubies in the smugglers den. There is only one way to employ them, send them to your enemy and watch the carnage.


*hugs*

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Crowbar
Moderator
15 April, 2017, 11:21 PM UTC
Might be important to note that each one is for a single use only. Whether you make a full kill or a complete miss, you're not getting that unit (nor the rubies you bought it for) back.
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m1tanker632
16 April, 2017, 12:48 PM UTC
dosent sound very useful then
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Crowbar
Moderator
16 April, 2017, 2:27 PM UTC

m1tanker632 said:


dosent sound very useful then

The appeal comes from several features specific to "tacticals" (usually referred to as "Fireships" or just "FSs"):

  1. They are stealthy: the attacked player does not see them coming, which is the feature that only FSs and scouts have, but scouts can kill only scouts.
  2. They are quick: FS's travel time is random, but always between 1min and 3min.
  3. You know your own losses before the hit (the number of FSs you sent, but nothing else).
Many consider it a cowardly and/or lazy way to play.
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jmoxley2
Moderator
17 April, 2017, 2:14 PM UTC
m1tanker632 said:

What are tactical units used for; How do you get them; and how are they best employed?
You also can get tactical units when you purchase specific ruby packages.
John Your Friendly Moderator
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Icy
Moderator
19 April, 2017, 9:11 AM UTC
Note fireships are 500 rubies but its generally best to get them when they're on sale 50% or better, then stock up so you have them. Speaking of I need to stock up used to have 100 at all timesĀ 
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