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fhtrg
10-16-2013, 05:59 AM
Why is the best chaos start 2 miners 2 crawlers? For order, you almost never get 2 miners at the start except on long maps, and why do you get no bombers?

_Ai_
10-16-2013, 06:16 AM
Cause any other openings are ineffective. If you open with 3 miners, you have no army to defend yourself with.
5 crawlers : You'll have a *quite* great army, but swordwraths will wreck your ass apart if you cant micro. And its not eco-friendly.
6 bombers : The moment you explode them, you lost. You have no army, no eco. If you go for the miners, they'll just garrison, and perhaps a castle archer.
2 miners 2 bombers : It's a slightly better situation than 6 bombers.

Sevarus
10-16-2013, 01:39 PM
2 Crawlers + 2 miners in a very solid opening. You can be flexible with it and you are unpredictable. You should weaken the opponents Swordwrath or archers. (Archers are more important to kill). once you have a decent amount of control and crawlers 4-6 is good. you send in bombers to gain pillar. Then attack opponants miners with bombers or tech up to Juggerknights and or mass a ranged unit Deads or Eclipsors that is another augment for another thread. Then win!

fhtrg
10-16-2013, 03:03 PM
How about 3 crawlers 1 miner? or 2 miners, 1 bomber, 1 crawler?

jerrytt
10-16-2013, 03:09 PM
well queue times matter too. If you go 2 miners 2 crawlers then you can just buy another crawler aftre your first round of gold. So theres not much difference other than the fact that your delaying your second miner (miners take 8 seconds to build, while crawlers take 11, so it has no impact on crawler queing but impacts miner queuing more). And the reason why you shoud not get a bomber early on is because bombers get better as the enemy has more units. Make a small solid army first, and then get bomber support to do more damage. Bombers that early are not very helpful, and leave you with a weak army.

fhtrg
10-16-2013, 03:41 PM
well queue times matter too. If you go 2 miners 2 crawlers then you can just buy another crawler aftre your first round of gold. So theres not much difference other than the fact that your delaying your second miner (miners take 8 seconds to build, while crawlers take 11, so it has no impact on crawler queing but impacts miner queuing more). And the reason why you shoud not get a bomber early on is because bombers get better as the enemy has more units. Make a small solid army first, and then get bomber support to do more damage. Bombers that early are not very helpful, and leave you with a weak army.

well I never gave queue a second thought, but probably your right