Monday, July 16, 2012

Erlenberg (Goharu)


Credit : Goharu,Garro

Let’s review the combat tactics for the Erlenberg map.

Green dots – heavies and destroyers.
Yellow dots – points of lighting.
Red dots – artillery.
Red areas – hot spots, main combat locations.
Green arrows – directions exposed to fire.
Yellow arrows – MT attack directions.
Blue arrows – HT attack directions.

Let’s begin with light tanks. The tactics are simple: most of the time, light tanks follow two directions starting from every base. The most effective light on this map goes through the bridge closest to your starting position, because you can cross it without any interruptions caused by the enemy, as there is no way the opposition can reach it in time. Sometimes, light tanks can light up the enemy through the bridge very well. To make lighting more successful, you need to move without crossing the main movement paths of the enemy forces (blue and yellow arrows on the map), remember to use the terrain to your advantage and don’t hesitate to hide or change direction if being in danger.

The starting points are marked with Roman numerals I and II. As you can see, every side has an additional destroyer respawn point, destroyers start closer to the bridge on this map. The rest of the vehicles spawn in aforementioned points.

Tanks destroyers usually prefer to fight defensively on this map. Defense/support of the bridges (green dots). TOP anti-tanks frequently attack the enemy together with main forces.
Artillery is placed in one of the two forests behind the starting location. All of the possible artillery locations are marked with red dots on the map.

On Erlenberg, heavy tanks should break into two groups and move to the northern and southern bridges, crossing the closest bridge and setting up an ambush near the farther one. A sturdy HT should be places at the exit road from the central bridge, serving as a blocker, to destroy enemy LTs and protect the flag. After moving into positions and scouting, it’s time for action.
On Erlenberg map, MTs form the vanguard of the offense, scouting and holding positions until heavy tanks arrive. Main force strikes from flanks. You can attack the central bridge at the very beginning of combat, but it will prove ineffective because of blockers, being supported from above the hill and castle location.

Special attention should be paid to the lighting points, marked as yellow dots. The whole hill and the enemy flag position is easily observed from the B (B5) sector. The brush in the A (K7) sector is a good location to light up the hillside and enemy vehicles behind it.

As for the winning tactic for this map, it should be mentioned, that victory will be achieved by the team that can correctly spread its forces across all key direction, reinforcing weakened flanks is to be done mostly by MTs.

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