Sniper turrets are good. if you can't afford all the iron, try laser turrets and flame thrower turrets.Recon777 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:52 amJust wanted to give you an update on how things are going with the war vs the biters. I noticed that rockets are fairly late on the tech tree. There are also Bob's rockets which are even later on the tree. Still, rockets are not an option at all until ater you get oil. Likewise, Landmines are out of our reach at the moment, but we've got to clear some decent sized nests parked near our perimeter. I really don't see any way of doing this other than sniper turret creep. We actually got the whole base munched and overrun and had to load from an autosave 20 minute prior to focus entirely on turret and bullet construction. Our starter iron is running low, so it is starting to look pretty desperate as we try hard to push for a nearby rich iron patch that will need a train to tap into.Light wrote: ↑Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:44 amThat is correct.Recon777 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:21 pmSo are you saying basically that you don't bring turrets along when attacking a nest? Even to create a safe run-to spot? My tactic was usually to put down a small line of turrets and then rush in to see if I could at least take one spawner down before having to retreat to the turret line and then try again. But without even that to run to, success seems doubtful.
As others have also shared, there's often not a need for a safe spot if you're well equipped for the task at hand. The rockets for nests/worms and flamethrower for hordes handles most of the work. Other weapons can assist when biters slip through the flames at low HP, but always prioritize hitting nests with rockets so the horde continues to shrink. Worms are a lower priority since their projectiles can be dodged and they can't chase you, unless they're directly in the way to the next nest.
The car is also very handy for hit and run assaults. Hop out and rocket what you can, then hop back in the car and shoot down whatever is chasing you. Once the followers are dead, return for another round of nest sniping while remaining careful about getting too close to the worms. Avoid being stationary or driving a straight line so their projectiles won't have a chance to hit you. Bring repair packs should the biters hit the car so you can keep up the harassment.
Also, don't neglect getting the cobalt armour. It's very robust and will increase your survival better than power armour (without shields) due to its high resistances. It's also very easy to obtain well before power armour, so it will likely be your primary protection for a long time.
Best of luck to you in your fight. Just avoid falling back into old habits and keep trying different ideas should you be overwhelmed. You'll get the hang of it eventually.
So while the arsenal you suggest may be useful, I think it's too little too late due to the position on the tech tree. What do you suggest?
if you don't have access to oil yet, you're probably not ready to start wiping out bases, concentrate on researching and setting up basic oil, and aim to reduce pollution generation.