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Controllers tips and expert advice

Controllers tips and expert advice

For many years, I have played BSP with many deadly secrets. Since maps are going to be harder, I like to shared them with you.

First, the controller - Xbox 360 wireless for PC.  Download patch under gaming from Microsoft. Also you need a USB wireless Microsoft receiver that send signals to the Xbox 360 wireless PC controller.

My tactics and Strategies.   

Conquer then destroy later,

Use Japan Tabbies / US sky trains in the beginning of the game - fast. Very important when flying to capture a supply base, cruise in game mode. DO not touch or move the plane. When you approach an supply base, for example, with a troop transport plane at .07 distance, the FIRST set of troops will drop. Immediately clear this AI dropped command with back space; so that the other two sets of transport troop planes DO NOT DROP. Strike the view map button, usually Tab, direct the planes to another drop. You have just captured one supply base with two troops on reserve.

Use US TBMS with tiny tins: You can destroy two supply bases with one single pass by if two supply bases are next to each other.. Allow to explain.  Cruise, allowing the game do the work, at the first target until the others two planes use AI (artificial intelligence) to strike at no more than .03 distance. Since you did not fire your own tiny tin, you can approach the second nearby base and destroy it. We called this double whammy.

NOTE: As the rule of thumb, you can capture a supply base with one troop transport plane.  With two troop transport planes, you can neutralize an enemy supply base.

For new single maps, the enemy's AI will try to stop you from capturing neutralized bases with automatic fire, armor piercing shells, and etc. Less stress means more fun for you while playing. I hope that these tips help in the future.

Take care always, Bushidocode.

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Re: Controllers tips and expert advice

Another tip to share to everyone,

Let us say, you have no seaplanes or planes equipped with depth chargers. An enemy wolf pack - subs - are approaching your base as a blockade. Another problem: you have no destroyers or patrol torpedo (PT) at port. However, you have CAs or BBs. At the shipyard, pawn the ships of your choice. Quickly, on each ship,  two battleships or cruisers, launch seaplanes by pressing "control" button on the computer's keyboard. Order them (two seaplanes) to attack one sub at a time. Now, with the battleships or cruisers, decommissioned them (the ships) by pressing the button "C"  - first and hold and then press "D" - the money sign. Now you can stop the blockade without any damage to your ships. Conserve your resources and achieve victory after victory.  Hope this helps. Your samurai of the code, bushidocode!!

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  • Mokeo67 : No problem Thanks for the help
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  • Mokeo67 : Ok thanks anyway. Do you know who does?
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