Operation Defang I Combat II
Objective 1: Capture enemy Command Center
Objective 2: Eliminate all enemies
Recommended Echelon(s): AR/SG, AR/SMG, MG/SG, Dummy
Be sure to have two SGs in your AR/SG echelon. You also want to use a taunt fairy on your MG/SG, it should be doable without it, but it's highly recommended that you do.
These two objectives are...more or less the same, but you just stop early if you're doing objective one. Thus, I will combine the two into the same strategy so I don't need to copy and paste the entirety of objective one into objective two.
For this map, our very very first task in the map is to deal with Gustav. The majority of the enemies that we need to kill are supported by Gustav and we don't have an EMP on this map to make them much easier. So lets get this started.
For easy access to Gustav, we want to head through the line of closed Heliports on the right side of the map. This is guarded by mortar emplacements along with Pixis turrets. So we need to slowly escort our MG/SG echelon that will be handling Gustav up the route. Do note that you'll have mortar fire on you during the Pixis fights. It's not terrible, but it can be annoying. Unless the doll is a SG, retreat it when it gets targeted by the mortar; it shouldn't cause too many issues.
To begin, deploy your AR/SG echelon and move to to the Heavy Heliport to the right. Deploy your MG/SG echelon and end turn. Turn two, move your AR/SG echelon to take the first closed Heliport in the line, and move your MG/SG echelon behind it. For the next few turns...just capture your way up to the last closed Heliport. Once you get to the last closed Heliport, swap your MG/SG echelon with your AR/SG echelon and end turn. We want as much AP as we can to rush down Gustav.
Once the turn starts, go to the left side of the map with your MG/SG echelon. There should be a clear line there with no enemies to bother you. Once you get to Gustav, engage it. If you're trying to finish objective one, stop at the second Gustav train car and end the turn on the Command Center to fulfill that objective.
If you're continuing on, continue to destroy Gustav. Once you've beaten the last Gustav, things should be clear to just roam around the middle of the map to kill the rest of the enemies. We want to deploy an AR/SMG echelon to clean up the middle, since there's a bunch of stuff that MG/SG echelons are...kinda not so good at killing. Push through the Minotaur with your MG/SG echelon and get back to your Command Center to deploy your AR/SMGechelon. From here, it's just a matter of mopping up the rest of the enemies. You may have some issues with the Minotaurs; if you do, make use of your AR/SG echelon to kill them. SGs are very good at tanking them, so it shouldn't be too difficult to deal with them. Otherwise, use your AR/SMG echelon and take out all of the enemies to clear the map.
Videos of me clearing this map
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