Deutsche_Helden Recon

We have been matched with a tough attacking squad that usually win and score in the 40s. Without Tako it’s going to be easy to run out of time before 100%. The good news is I only rate 4 of their bases as A class. Key thing, deploy to get all buildings, use Yavin to destroy bunched turrets in one hit or take out shield and squad centre. We have Dandoran so do not go in with loads of medics (1 or 2 most if at all). Vehicles will have extra power attacking just be sure not too slow to cover whole base with what you deploy.

We will do wave attacks while we hold all three planets – this will be tough because I expect as a German side they will be on at start taking them at same time. Key thing is us coordinating together, and denying them holding Yavin and Tatooine at the same time when they attack.

Ideally Luke (who is on Tatooine), TNT, Val, Tango, Kiks, Roger and myself (hopefully just Dandoran lv9) will look out for planets to help with wave attacks. My plan is for us to use one attack to retake a planet and save remaining 2 to help with wave attacks.

[Edit cup has said they will help with planets]

Hopefully they take all planets first. Plan would be someone takes Tatooine back first. When they start to retake Tatooine quickly take Yavin. In a planet war key here is get one star on planet then end quickly so enemy cannot have 3/3 planets when they try to attack again.

Once we have at least 4 attackers on, we will do our first wave attack – get all 3 planets, then attackers hit players. We coordinate when to hit – so please watch chat. Please be on at start, though if need troops donated to sq centre be on earlier so we are ready to rock at the drop of a hat when war starts.

Please say in chat when you will be ready for second attack. If you will crystal rush to be ready feel free to book three targets below in comments. Otherwise state first target in comments so you can prepare. Key thing: go for a layout you normally ace. Eg I love enclosed square bases as I go in with heavies but I’d rather let someone with jets cover a spreadout base.

It will be easy to run out of time while having had enough troops to have got 100%. So be sure to deploy what is quick and cover all the sides and corners. Remember we don’t have Tako to make short work. Tatooine works well with vehicles, key is use Yavin one hit b Wing to get rid of bunched turrets so troops destroy buildings.

Some level 10s will have to coordinate I expect for wave attacks later on. Our normal tactic is to try and get 45 or over 40 quick as possible so we go on planet take back only.

If Germans wait for us to take planets first we will try and get a big wave in so most attackers get first attack in quickly.

This will be tough, and it could literally be a few uplinks in it even with both sides bringing their A game. On R3S have WRD2 and Qui as main attackers. Apart from Tango [and cup] the other [4] from ORR will be main attackers. That allows for 18 base attacks and 27 for planets/last few uplinks to tidy. Of course planet attackers can look to attack if we have the advantage – planet attackers mentioned above please ask first before attacking a player because I do not know till we play how it will be to liaise with ORR. We might need your attacks to help the other level 10s.

Key thing when we do wave attacks – get planet at same time and attackers ready to go as soon as have planets before they have a chance to take any back.

Prepare for war and may the force be with you commander.

Targets Booked

This is no substitute for checking comments, just to make life bit easier.

Wurst – booked by Qui

Tommez – booked by Blue 5

Zeden- booked by Stu

Squad War As Usual Weekend Sat 27-Mon 29

As in previous post, we have guests from OuterRimRioters. Welcome to Rebel3Squad. Hopefully this will lead to meet ups for squad wars, or even a merger.

Plan is Squad war matchmaking as usual 6PM London time Saturday 27th January, attack phase commencing 6PM Sunday 28th (exact start depends how quickly matched).

From ORR: Stu, Iceman, Kanixaco, Dekin13

R3S: Sarjo, WRD2, Qui, Val, TNT, kiks, Ferguson, Luke, Kenway, Luko, then either Nemisis or Roger.

Please let me know if you can make it, if not, and what time. That will let us know who can be planet takers, wave attackers and late guards for planets. Also, if not using crystals please state in the game say when ready for next attack.

If I have missed anyone out please do say in comments.

To let ORR members know I will do a recon post on enemy squad for Saturday morning London time, which will give you an idea how we execute wars.

Weekday Squad War With Another Squad And Our Own Weekend

A player from the OuterRimRioters has come proposing a merger. As we are ranked 600 and them in the 1000s suggested they come to us. Stu’s suggestion to this is a few of them come over to us and war.

They usually do Squad Wars 9-10PM Central Time. So what I need to know is who is available, and what days of the week?

Even if we don’t merge, I hope minimum we can have a reciprocal arrangement where we do a war in one Squad, and then in the other one.

Do let me know in comments here your availability. We can also look to do our normal time Squad war matchmaking starting Saturday 6PM UK time – so let me know on that too as we can show them how we war.

The Future

After nearly twenty days absence my hope that Fundin and King would return after the holidays is looking doubtful. Fundin, if you do read this thank you so much for leading so many squad wars at the weekend. It meant I could devote time and energies to my brother more, and that of itself is priceless.

Three accounts down (as Fundin had Planetbuster) we do not have the numbers to compete in squad wars and we cannot afford to have no active accounts in with how matchmaking works.

So we need to advertise on the forums and possibly see if there is a band of veteran players who are looking to play squad wars. At the moment only two people that have joined are not high enough level nor communicative enough to help.

I am playing heroic defences, hoping developers at some point sort out the mess they created by having guard defences. I am more actively playing DomiNations which a few of us are on (Rise Again Clan) and Star Trek Timelines (USS-R3S) the later of which has 50 active players. You are more than welcome to join there. I really do recommend DomiNations as you can go a week before being attacked meaning you get to keep resources to upgrade while events are not the grind they are on SWC.

We shall see how things go on SWC. Think coming up to the third year of the squad existing. Which is a good run. We have been here before, so this is more Empire Strikes Back while we await … The Return of The Jedi.

No squad war this weekend

Holiday season is nearly over and with his sterling work over 2017 leading squad wars Fundin deserves the break he has had. Hopefully both he and King will return next week.

I have changed requirements to join squad to 500 medals. Hopefully with The Last Jedi film we will find eager players who want to play squad wars and fit in with our winning tactics.

So so please advertise on the forum, find a Star Wars fan you know that might enjoy playing the game.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will have a Good 2018!

Dandoran has fallen

They have had Dandoran for an hour – yet not attacked any of our bases. However, with 25 attacks left and score at 40 V 12 we still need to bring the game home.

Hopefully someone sees this who can take it back. 

With three 45 V 45 draws this could be our first win in 90 days. Let’s be sure it is! 

Rise Again


I am playing SWC less these days, just defending and keeping resources ticking. Still coming on each day, and reading chat. I have had my fill of busting a gut to get a unique unit to level 10 only to find it superceeded by a unit we can all improve relatively easily. Plus the incompetence which meant we could not play squad wars for weeks, and a ruined matchmaking system which means we are not paired correctly when we could. Also, having upgraded my base to max, not really the same thrill to keep attacking. 

DomiNations

I have started playing DomiNations (from the makers of Rise of Nations) which is a build base fight bases like SWC, where progress is through epochs starting from Stone Age to the Space Age. Key differences which improve the gameplay:

Any troops that survive a battle are immediately available for the next battle.

If you do lose some troops or al of them, and want to use same loadout again, at touch of one button what you need will start to be trained for you. 

[you can save three layouts of your base and in addition a fourth for war events, and leave unfinished to come back to later providing one of the layouts is complete. With an easy copy and paste option of existing layouts to tinker with!]

There are five stars for total victory, one of which will mean defeat for your base and a peace treaty protection period. Result is your base does not lose loads of resources, making easier to save resources to upgrade things. And if you want a win, variety of ways you can go for it. 

You have many nations to chose from with a wide variety of attributes to suite your style of playing. You can chose to change nationality at any point. 

You get tactics which become more advanced as you progress through the epochs. You start with a timed ability to redirect all your units to move to a certain place after being deployed. No more fate dictating where troops happen to go!

You can challenge other members of same alliance to a friendly attack on your base where no one loses troops or resources. Good way to replay attack and defence tactics.

Could go on, but I can see why this game has made over $100 million since it’s release. I like its fun and quirky aspect too. A serious game which does not take itself too seriously, while ensuring gameplay is better than most. 

The clan I have created is called Rise Again. TNT and Qui have joined so far. I hope others will take a look at the game. There are war events which do not seem to require us to be on at same time, only to attack within a certain time period. Once a few more of us are on, we can look at doing that. 

At the very least, it is something to do while waiting for star command to train and droideka to repair in SWC. I also hope rather than anyone just giving up on SWC as in past, they have another game while keeping with the same band of brothers which is why so many of us have stuck with SWC for so long. 

Brave New World

Jets and Rancors

Equipped Jets do seem to be the way forward for defence – not least against rancors that have come to check out our bases in heroic defences. They have not improved rancor stats since turrets and jets were equipped. Result is an easy way to get frags! For attack only way I am getting 100% on main game is using equipped jets. 

Have updated Squad War results. Whilst we have not played in August we have had 33 squad wars this year: winning 23, draw 4, lost 6. 

Hel

In case you have not been following comments on here, Helraiser has not been able to play the game on his device since latest update. Result is they are unintentionally leaving the game. Hel as you know from my previous comment you were a valuable and much appreciated member of R3S. Link your game to Facebook and note your id details, so if you do get a new device in the future you can come back to same account. More than welcome to rejoin us at Rebel3Squad. 

For Squad Wars we are getting thin on the ground without Hel; with AND autobooting and Val telling me today they cannot use their noob account it’s going to be tricky.

Appreciate that Qui and Dantooima want to play, and assuming can make start good options for Fundin. Have asked WRD2 if they want to play Squad Wars however they fail to mention when available. If you are reading please let Fundin know when they do their war post. 

Recruiting

Ignoring the three second accounts we have to help make up numbers means we have below 15 active members. So I need all of you to help me by advertising the game on the forum so we can try and get active players. 

Whilst I am all for trying new people to the game, retention rates are so low for them whilst effort to help is very high. I will not say no because we need active players requesting and donating. However lv7 plus players tend to be more committed to staying on in the game. However, active is the key at this moment not level. 

Squad Level

We are just 600 odd reputation points from being at the maximum squad level! That is a special achievement that reflects the commitment you have given to each other. We should hopefully do that come the Autumn. 

Well done everyone

AND if you are there do please come on to the game before it boots you from squad automatically. If it does please feel free to rejoin.

Our squad war was on a knife edge but our last three base attacks saw us get to 41 and holding the three planets at end. If we had given up going for it we would have lost 38 V 39. So well done for coming on and going for it.

As always if you need to disappear do let us know. Blog is ideal way of letting us know when you will be back, or unavailable. Reason we created the blog. The chat lag can mean messages do not post for five minutes – and easily lost.

It also means for example I ended up with six speeders in sullust squad centre simply because it did not update in time for people wanting to give. We might need to coordinate donating so that does not happen. As ever, give players benefit of the doubt if you do not get what you want – it is a lag chat issue. 

It is a nice problem to have that people are so keen to donate, and with guard equipment using squad centre in attack more useful than ever. Also, with desert jets I suspect many of our bases may need sonics again to deal with, and snipers on squad centre to take out from a distance.

AND has been absent for 27 days, and the game will auto boot – I cannot stop that. Extrachewie decided to leave, though they had not been very active. I fear Ben might also auto lapse. 

Welcome back to WRD2 from his holiday. No idea if they will finally make themselves available for squad wars. All they have to do is comment on Fundin’s sign up posts to be considered. 

Soon we will be a max lv50 squad. A testament to your gaming and commitment to Rebel3Squad. The camaraderie and team spirit is what makes the squad what it is.