Veil

Fog (Cygnus) Veil walk-through, completed in 1:45.7

Deny your opponent the planet they most want to capture on their first move. It took me a long time to apply that to Veil, but when I did, my times started improving dramatically.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:04, capture the single planet just to the right of your initial planet.
  2. From 0:05 to 0:21, use units from both of your planets to capture the double planet just visible on the edge of the fog directly to the right of the planet you just captured. Quite often, orange will attack this planet before you can complete the capture. When this happens, start over.
  3. From 0:22 to 0:30, promote the double planet you just captured. At 0:24 you can see that orange sends units to capture a planet below it. This is the move that orange makes when I’ve had my best times. Sometimes orange will capture the double planet just below the two planets you just captured. You can also get a good time when this happens. If instead of capturing another planet, orange moves to promote its top right planet, start over.
  4. From 0:31 to 0:47, try using the attack and release method to get orange to promote its double planet. I tried that here, but orange promoted its planet in spite of my attempts, not because of them. When orange moves to promote its double planet, you need to destroy and capture its planet.
  5. From 0:48 to 0:58, capture and promote the double planet on the far left. Promoting this planet burns off some fog and allows you to see more of your opponents.
  6. From 0:59 to 1:11, use the attack and release method on the lower left green planet. When green absorbs its units into that planet, destroy and capture that planet..
  7. From 1:12 to 1:22, first build up your units for the coming assault on green. When you have enough units destroy and capture the leftmost green planet.
  8. From 1:23 to 1:31, build up your units on the planet you just captured and wait until your opponents start attacking each other. When that happens, destroy the bottom green double planet.
  9. From 1:32 to 1:36, destroy the other green double planet.

From here you only have one planet of each of your opponents left to destroy. It’s best to destroy the orange double planet first, since it is the most likely to be able to capture another planet.


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Assault

Fog (Cygnus) Assault walk-through, completed in 2:39.3

After figuring out the best way to get rid of purple and capture the top three planets, I would wait a long time to mass a lot of units prior to going on the attack. My times in Assault didn’t start getting a lot better until I quit doing that and now I attack and destroy an opponent’s planet at the first opportunity.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:34, double your initial planet and immediately start sending units to the planet between you and purple. If purple doesn’t attempt to capture that planet within a couple of seconds, remove your attack but still send your units in the vicinity of the planet. when purple finally attacks, resume your attack and capture the planet.
  2. From 0:35 to 1:08, send your units to the side of the purple double planet. Wait until purple attacks your single planet, When it does, attack purple and use the units from your double to reinforce your single planet. After destroying the purple planet you want to capture and promote it.
  3. From 1:09 to 1:25, mass your units on your lower double planet and wait for one of your opponents to attack the lower planet of the other opponent. When this happens and the opponent being attacked sends reinforcements from its top planet, attack and destroy that planet.
  4. From 1:26 to 1:38, continue massing your units on your lower planet. Watch the relative strength meters in the lower left to see what is going on with your opponents. At 1:35 you can see that the lower green double is destroyed by orange. At 1:38 it is captured.
  5. From 1:39 to 1:45, when orange sends a mass of units to promote the planet it just captured, you want to destroy its top double planet, then capture and promote it.
  6. From 1:46 to 1:56, now you want to destroy and capture the orange single planet that was just uncovered.
  7. From 1:57 to 2:06, destroy the orange double that was just uncovered.
  8. From 2:06 to 2:13, wait for orange to send reinforcements from its lower left double planet, then attack and destroy it.
  9. From 2:14 to 2:21, here you want to attack the orange planet that green is not attacking. In this video you can just see that green is attacking the bottom orange planet. That is why I attack, destroy, capture and promote the top orange double.

Here I was lucky that the bottom planet was destroyed but not captured by green. Either way, all that is left is destroying the remaining planets as quickly as possible.



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Myopia

Fog (Cygnus) Myopia walk-through, completed in 2:09.4

The best times in Myopia come when both of your opponents make their initial capture on the same side. This gives you the chance to capture all of the planets on the other side and makes it more likely that your opponents will attack each other instead of you.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:13, double your initial planet. Now you want orange and green to capture a planet on the same side, leaving the other side for you. What I usually do is make alternate attacks on the planets on one side in an attempt to get the opponents to go to the other side. In this video, just as I begin the first attack, both opponents move to capture planets on the same side. I just send my units to the other side.
  2. From 0:14 to 0:28, now you want to capture both of the planets accessible to you on the other side.
  3. From 0:29 to 0:50, once you have captured both of the double planets, you want to capture both of the single planets that are now visible. Attacking both of them simultaneously prevents an opponent from capturing one of them.
  4. From 0:51 to 1:00, as soon as you’ve captured both single planets, you need to promote the two double planets.
  5. From 1:01 to 1:05, capture and promote the remaining planet on your side.
  6. From 1:06 to 1:11, you can see that green has already promoted its triple planet all the way while orange is only promoted to a double. For this reason I start sending units to the side of the green triple, both to prevent it from attacking me and to prepare for an attack on it.
  7. From 1:12 to 1:14, as soon as green captures the center planet, move your units close to the green triple. Green should be making a move to promote the center planet to a double and you want to be ready.
  8. From 1:15 to 1:25, as soon as green sends units from the triple towards the center planet you want to destroy, capture and promote the planet all the way to triple. Don’t use units from the two planets nearest the orange triple or it will make them an inviting target for orange. Promoting this planet all the way to triple will burn the fog off of the lower right quadrant and allow you to see and attack all of those planets.
  9. From 1:26 to 1:39, as soon as orange starts attacking the center green planet, you want to get your units ready to attack the orange triple. When you’ve massed enough units, destroy the orange triple planet, then capture and promote it all the way to triple. Now the fog is burned off where you can see all planets.

How you attack from here depends on who is the strongest opponent and how the opponents are attacking each other.


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Horizon

Fog (Cygnus) Horizon walk-through, completed in 2:39.2

The strategy for Horizon is to get your gas giant promoted as efficiently as possible. This burns off enough fog that you can mount an attack on the green gas giant. To keep orange in check while you are preparing to take out green, you need for green to be strong in the center. You can use attacks on green planets to get it to send reinforcements towards the center and be your shield in the coming assault by orange.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:15, promote your gas giant all the way to triple. You don’t want to promote all the way to gas giant right away because the last two levels take more than 100 units to get promoted. It’s better to capture the single planets prior to promoting the gas giant all the way.
  2. From 0:16 to 0:36, capture the first two single planets. You don’t want to capture the third single. Your opponents will destroy it in short order, so just let them have that single.
  3. From 0:37 to 0:51, promote the gas giant one more time.  This will allow you to see what is going on with green and the center planet. In this video green has already captured the center planet. This is a rare occurrence. Usually I use attacks on green planets to get green to send reinforcements down to the planet which will then capture the center planet when I remove the attack. If orange gets the center planet, I start over.
  4. From 0:52 to 0:58, promote the gas giant the rest of the way.
  5. From 0:59 to 1:16, send units from all of your planets into the vicinity of the green gas giant. Use attacks on green planets to get green to move units down towards the center planet. This is beneficial in two ways, green being stronger in the center will slow down orange when it gets to full strength and it will  also delay the green gas giant from getting promoted all the way which will make it easier for you to destroy.
  6. From 1:17 to 1:22, attack, destroy and capture the green single planet just in front of the green gas giant.
  7. From 1:23 to 1:46, now you want to destroy, capture and promote the gas giant. You want this gas giant promoted one level below gas giant. This allows you to see more of orange, but that last level to gas giant takes so much time that it will really allow orange to strengthen.
  8. From 1:47 to 2:08, you want to destroy and capture the green single planet closest to you. In this video I forgot that step for just a few seconds and then had to bring my units back to get that planet.
  9. From 2:09 to 2:12, now you want to attack, destroy and capture the middle orange single planet.
  10. From 2:13 to 2:22, time to get that last orange single which will open up the orange gas giant for an attack.
  11. From 2:23 to 2:31, start attacking the orange gas giant. When you believe you are about to destroy the gas giant, start using units from your two gas giants to attack other planets.

From here, you just need to destroy any remaining planets as quickly as possible.


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Towers

Fog (Cygnus) Towers walk-through, completed in 1:38.8

Setting up a blockade seems to be a recurrent theme, but to get a really good time with Towers that is what is necessary.  With a blockade, what you are really doing is limiting the opponents to a smaller area where they are likely to attack each other. And that is a good thing.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:21, first double your initial planet then, attack and capture the furthest planet you can. In this video I’m capturing on the green side, this works no matter which side you go to first.
  2. From 0:22 to 0:32, attack the planet the fog just uncovered and then immediately redirect your units to the furthest planet you can see on the other side. The reason for the fake attack is it prompts green to use the units building up on its planet to double that planet instead of sending them to capture the planet we just did a fake attack on.
  3. From 0:33 to 0:48, now you need to capture both of the single planets that have been uncovered by your previous captures.
  4. From 0:49 to 1:07, continually send your units to your furthest captured planet and wait for one of your opponents to attack the center planet. When that happens destroy, capture and promote their double planet.
  5. From 1:08 to 1:21, as soon as the other opponents double planet makes a move for the center you need to destroy, capture and promote their double planet as well.

How you proceed from here depends on what you discover when the fog is lifted. In this video I could see that the bottom center planet was unoccupied and green was trying to capture it. In order to prevent that I attacked green first.


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Lookout

Fog (Cygnus) Lookout walk-through, completed in 1:44.1

The key to Lookout is to get both of your triple planets promoted to triple as soon as possible. This will burn off the fog so that you can determine how to proceed.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:49, get both of your triple planets promoted all the way to triple so you can burn off enough fog to see what is going on. When the fog burns off so you can see your opponents triple planets, notice which one is not already promoted to triple. It seems counter intuitive but this is the one you want to destroy first. In this case that is orange, the reason orange hasn’t promoted this planet to triple yet is because they have captured the far right triple planet. If you attack green first, orange will get very strong.
  2. From 0:50 to 0:56, build up some units, then use them to attack the green singleton. This should get green to send reinforcements from their triple planet.  When you remove your attack, green will use these units to attack the far right orange triple and as a bonus, the green triple doesn’t have enough units to attack you.
  3. From 0:57 to 1:08, now use that mass of units to attack, destroy and promote the orange triple planet.
  4. From 1:09 to 1:28, attack, destroy and capture the green triple planet. While doing this you also want to take advantage of opportunities to further weaken orange. That is why I’m attacking the orange double planet.
  5. From 1:29 to 1:37, attack, destroy and capture the green single planet.

At this point I was lucky and can see that the far right triple is unoccupied and all that is left is to destroy the green double and the orange single planets before either one can capture the triple.


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Lighthouse

Fog (Cygnus) Lighthouse walk-through, completed in 1:41.7

The key to Lighthouse is to get a blockade in place to limit the area for green and orange, this will make it likely they will attack each other. To do this their first move needs to be away from your position. If you watch as the fog is descending you can usually see which way they are going.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:06, double up and then watch you opponents. If either of them move towards your position, start over. Here, you can see they both are moving away.
  2. From 0:07 to 0:31, you need to expand as fast as possible to capture the planet next to green and set up the blockade.
  3. From 0:32 to 0:47, now it’s time to blockade orange.
  4. From 0:48 to 1:00, time to promote your double planets. Make sure to send your units to your blockade planets to discourage orange and green from trying to break through.
  5. From 1:01 to 1:23, time to take out the orange and green double planets next to our blockade. After taking them out you need to capture and promote so you can burn off some fog.

With one of the captured doubles promoted, you can now see all of the remaining planets. How you attack from here depends on what you find when the fog is lifted. You also need to keep an eye on the center triple planet and prevent one of your opponents from capturing it.


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