Youve all faced this situation before, the online match starts, a guy on your team resigns, and then the other one does- you can sense the oppsing team waiting for the third domino to fall, but not today I decided!
This post will tell you how I almost took out three guys on my own and how I did it, it should also give you a rough story from which you can learn some techniques to utilize yourself or be aware of if your facing the covenant.
(I am by no means a professional and do not claim such)
Part 1: Scouting and scavanging
I made a temple on my base, warehouses and then expanded onto the empty base slots of my cowardly allies, who shall not be named. I sent my ghost out to their side of thr map (fort deen) to grab as many of the crates there, indirectly robbing them of supplies. I then shot up there warthogs with my ghost to prevent them scouting me out or getting any supplies.
Part 2: Bringing out the beetles
I would like to note that this strategy has a high degree of risk, and will only work on tech focused adversaries. If the enemy decided to rush, id have been wiped out-
however, most players stay relaxed and tech up, especially when theres only one guy on the other team.
BY this point i had a couple of small bases, full of warehouses and my temple base, equipped with many warehouses. After teching up 3 times, i had sufficient supplies to make a scarab AND SENT HIM TO ATTACK IMMEDIATELY.
The scarab had no trouble taking out a forward base just behind there side of the energy barriers, and my fully upgraded prophet allowed the scarab to destroy the turrets from long range. By which time, i had another scarab under production.
Both scarabs took out the lightly defended bases of one of my opponents, and then proceeded to take out his next door neighbour, who luckily had not expanded from his second base. Then came the real trouble…
Part 3: The human swarm
My final opponent had thousands of odsts running all over the place. They used their rocket launchers on my scarabs whenever they could and whenever i killed some of them, more of them dropped from the sky. Soon my scarabs were surrounded by odsts, and due to game mechanics, could not simply walk over them. Trapped by the odsts, my immobile scarabs were subsequently mac blasted and shredded. One survived and made a lucky escape.
Before I knew what was what, he was counter attacking on my side of the map, how? I asked. Scarabs being the slow things they are, I decided to build bases on the other side of the map and let the others burn.
Part 4: A war of attrition.
By this point he had the advantage. I had to rebuild my bases from scratch while he was making more bases all over the map. I got a second scarab out but they were beaten in a similar fashion. MY prophet ran over the map, trying to re establish bases and ground units, but the odsts were all over the place- i couldnt even get the jackals to do any damage as he was just replacing his units faster than i could destroy them!
The battle continued into the night, and I got sick of having to restart my bases all the time. He controlled most of the map through bases and out resourced me.
I fought to the last and before I turned off the xbox, i could hear him yelling YES YES YES down the mic. THe only thing I could remember was his motto: I love jersey.
In hindsight i realised now that our different styles of warfare were completely opposite: He had thousands of cheap, fast produced odsts, and I had the expensive uber unit scarabs, which take ages to make. He could just drop in more odsts when any got killed and i honestly thought he had no regard for human life- seeing the stacks of bodies blasted by my scarabs and prophets cleansing beam. But he could outproduce me, and out resource me, and deserved the win- regardless of my noble last man efforts. Bravo!