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aspect of play and we hope you will find them useful. For the most
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American Conquest not only offers crisp graphics, but also a realistic
simulation of warfare in the 15th century. Creating formations not
only ensures a better overview but helps in building up defence
points and adding strength in morale to the respective units. Handle
formations well, and you will not waste any of your fighting power.
In fact, this feature allows you to beat an army that actually outnumbers
your forces just by using proper formations. Officers are to lead
formations and control the soldiers. It's all about discipline!
To form different formations, officers are needed to control the
soldiers. With the proper formation, you will even be able to defeat
an enemy whose forces outnumber your own, so use them well.
When you find yourself captivated in a real-time mayhem commanding
up to 16 000 units, you will be playing one of the most epic and
grandiose RTS experiences ever: American Conquest. To keep an overview
over this massive amount of units, developers GSC incorporated the
"L-Mode" in American Conquest. It allows the user to zoom out of
an area and get an overview, to prevent him from becoming lost during
epic battles. The "L-Mode" goes beyond a basic zoom function, as
the player is still able to control every and each unit of his troops.
This offers a whole new field in tactical combat, as the player
will be able to organize his attacks in a much broader view. L-mode
is activated by the pressing of "L" in game.
Fire when the enemy is close
Be aware that your soldiers are much stronger if they are organized
in formations. Every fired weapon needs time to charge, during which
the soldiers in question are completely exposed. You should therefore
always cover your troops in the charging phase with other soldiers.
The damage of all weapons decreases as distance from the enemy increases.
That means that you should try to get as close as possible to ensure
that your weapons are doing the most damage to enemy soldiers. This
also means that you should wait until the enemy has fully approached
to ensure that you fire your weapons with the greatest efficiency!
Your tactical orders heavily influence the morale of your soldiers
in our RTS American Conquest. Your victory or defeat depends on
it! You’ll need to know the strengths and weaknesses of your enemies!
A small raiding patrol is therefore able to defeat a much bigger
opposing force if their morale is better than that of your enemy.
Try to attack your enemies on the flank, surround them or kill the
high rank officers to scare them off the battlefield. Crush their
morale, and victory is yours!
The proper usage of artillery in American Conquest is essential,
especially for European nations! There are basically two different
modes to choose from: The “Ricochet” Mode is used if you want to
fire cannon balls almost horizontally, so that they will bounce
off the ground. This attack is very dangerous if the enemy soldiers
are in rows, and will cause the famous domino effect. The “Grapeshot”
Mode is like a shot with fine gravel. The enemy has to be very near,
but this mode can tear big holes into the enemy’s troops. For timesaving
reasons you can also preload your cannons
By clever combination of armored units and shooters you’ll succeed
in taking over a blockhouse. An advance guard of Pikeniere serves
as a protective shield for the shooters, while they approach the
building. While the shooters fire, the second formation, fighting
with lances, marches in. For a more detailed guide to storming blockhouses
check out HERE