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Incoming Enemy Galaxies – A guide to surviving an enemy Galaxy drop.

Please note all diagrams in this post are added as a visual aid only and should not be taken to represent exact troop deployments, enemy movements or base design. I play TR so allies will always be red unless specifically stated otherwise.

During Operations when not engaging larger enemy forces on the edge of a zerg  we in MoX will often find ourselves alone at a base, having either resecured it from the enemy, or attempting to capture it for some wider strategic goal.

Here one of the most serious threats we face is an enemy galaxy transport dropping a squad of enemy troops on the base.

When loaded enemy galaxies approach you can be sure that they will often contain a motivated and organised enemy force inside, who are likely to be communicating and wish for nothing more than to evict you and claim the base for their own. These attacks have become more frequent on lattice controlled continents as outfits attempt to find avenues of attack and opportunities for combat away from a large scale grindfest at a choke point or biolab.

This guide will explore their common methods of attack, as well as exploring some ways of defeating the enemy. Continue reading

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An introduction to Tactical Squad Leading

This guide will offer some general advice followed by some examples of situations you may find yourself in, however be warned, this is purely an introduction as the split second decision making nature of combat squad leading in the more hectic fights is very closely tied to your experience as a squad leader and is best learned out on the battlefield. Continue reading

Leading a Public Platoon

Within MoX we will often open our squads as primarily a recruitment tool, and also to increase our numerical impact upon the battlefield (If you play on Miller come join us!).

Leading a public platoon is one of the most challenging and exhausting roles in Planetside 2. It is a task that sees you trying to mould a group of unknown individuals  into an effective fighting force. Success is demanded, and good administrative skills are required, as is an ability to read and predict the flow of battle.

(This guide is written in the assumption that you have at least 4-5 outfit members online and playing alongside you in the platoon, If you are leading on your own (very brave) some aspects of this guide may not apply) Continue reading