The path to a good time in Recoil is to coerce orange to promote its initial planet. If orange captures a nearby planet you will need 100 units each to destroy those two planets. If you can get orange to double its initial planet instead, you will only need 100 units to destroy that planet. The approach I developed to coerce orange into promoting its initial planet is shown in the video below.
- From 0:00 to 0:10, the initial moves are to send slightly more than half of your units towards one of the double planets adjacent to orange, then send the rest of your units against the other double planet. This doesn’t guarantee that orange will promote to double, but you have limited the options. Now orange can only promote or attack the singleton directly above its initial location. Occasionally orange will attack one of the doubles you are attacking, but that shouldn’t happen often.
- From 0:11 to 0:16, when orange promotes its planet, you want to redirect your units and keep them nearby, while continually sending more reinforcements.
- From 0:17 to 0:23, eventually orange will try to capture one of the adjacent double planets, when it does you need to immediately destroy its double planet and if necessary send units towards the planet it was attacking to prevent it from capturing the planet.
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