TIPS AND TRICKS
strongly increase your units’ visibility, therefore you should always keep them manned.
in houses or bunkers enjoy excellent cover. A fully occupied house can stop an entire infantry attack. However, if the enemy
starts shelling the house with tanks or artillery, it’s time to evacuate so your men won’t be buried under the
possible, leave enemy guns intact and don’t attack them with cannons, hand grenades or bombs, but rather with shooters,
snipers or machinegun-equipped vehicles. After getting rid of the gunners, man the guns with your own soldiers and beat the
enemy with his own weapons.
is everything in Sudden Strike. Therefore you should deploy single units over the entire map in order to keep visible as much
terrain as possible. True, 20 soldiers distributed over a large area aren’t exactly a powerful force, but they allow
plenty of pre-warning time on enemy action. This is particularly important in multiplayer mode.
the game is paused (pause key), you can take your time to have a look around and make plans, and also issue orders to multiple
units. These units then carry out our orders as soon as the break is over.
the game becomes too hectic or too slow, you can set the game speed with the appropriate menu.
Repairs and Experience
always pays off to repair damaged vehicles using the maintenance truck. Damaged units often have plenty of experience, and
experience is valuable. An experienced unit shoots more accurately, sees farther, moves quicker and is harder to hit.
can be a nuisance in many ways. They’re always blocking the road, your sight or your target, so sometimes you should
just make short work of them – with a handful of well-placed shots.
WAY too often. Shooters can plant mines, like they should. Wherever you can expect an enemy advance, lay some mines.
weapon should definitely be used, especially in multiplayer games. Every balloon you – not the enemy - have taken, should
be liberally sprinkled with mines. This goes also for all other key positions on the map, such as bridges.
you manage to occupy the enemy base (in locations where reinforcements enter the map), you should cover the area with mines
where these reinforcements enter the map (the edge). This move is often crucial for the game’s outcome.
excellent method for slowing down your enemy is to blow up bridges. This often prevents surprise enemy counterattacks.
you leave behind a few units to guard the destroyed bridge, your enemy will have a hard time repairing it.
can often avoid strong enemy positions by deploying pontoon bridges across a river.
it also pays to destroy your pontoon bridges after you’ve crossed the river, in order to keep the enemy from using them.
Using Command Chains
you press and hold the Shift key, all commands for a unit are saved and carried out in sequence. This way you can set waypoints,
for instance. A Jeep or a Kübelwagen, speeding along your waypoints through enemy troops, can often do much damage before
erect multiple anti-tank obstacles select the maintenance truck, then select the anti-tank obstacles, then hold the Shift
key and right-click those places where you want to erect them.
Combine Good Visibility With Far Range
(far range) and officers (good visibility) are a particularly excellent team. This combination often allows you to take out
many enemy soldiers without losing a single man.
Using Combined Forces
alone are weak because they can’t see far. Only in combination with infantry they can unleash their full power.
can, for example, have some soldiers (submachine gun) sneak up to a house and then lob hand grenades across the house onto
field of sight. If you’re on a plateau, you can’t be seen from below! Hence: always occupy high ground
neglected, but quite useful since they slow down the enemy and sometimes keep just in fighting range of your own weapons.
Especially in combination with mines you can use them to direct your enemy in a particular direction.