Levies

Minefields (Andromeda) Levies walk-through, completed in 1:41.6

This is a modification of strategy used on a previous post on Levies. The modification gets more of your unit production at the center where it is closer to the battle.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:10, capture the planet in front of green. As your units are on the way, send a few units towards the top single planet. Your goal is to get green to capture the single planet below their initial planet. If green does anything different that what they do in this video, start over.
  2. From 0:11 to 0:32, capture and promote the center planet. If green does anything other than promote its initial planet, start over.
  3. From 0:33 to 0:39, you have two goals here. Collect your units on the single planet adjacent to the green double planet and force green to try capturing the topmost planet within its minefield.
  4. From 0:40 to 0:46, when green starts sending units to the topmost planet in its minefield enclave, destroy the green double planet.
  5. From 0:47 to 0:53, capture the single planet in front of orange. If orange has captured any planet other than its two minefield planets, start over.
  6. From 0:54 to 1:06, use faux attacks on the leftmost single planet to prevent orange from trying to capture it. Then, when green tries capturing another planet, destroy the remaining green planet.
  7. From 1:07 to 1:14, destroy the orange planet outside its minefield enclave.

How you proceed from here depends on what orange does. As a rule, I try to wait for orange to send units to try to capture or promote another planet and then destroy the orange planet the units have been sent from.


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Tariff

Minefields (Andromeda) Tariff walk-through, completed in 3:20.0

This is the same strategy as used in a previous post on Tariff. The key to this strategy is to get two attack forces that you can use to alternately attack your opponents single planets. If you are successful in these attacks your opponents will keep sending reinforcements to their single planets. With their units on the single planets your opponents will keep attacking and defending the center single planet, which will prevent them from attacking you.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:14, promote your initial planet all the way to triple.
  2. From 0:15 to 0:47, capture and promote the top planet to a double planet.
  3. From 0:48 to 1:11, capture both of the single planets.
  4. From 1:12 to 1:19, send units towards the top right of the screen.
  5. From 1:20 to 2:18, while you peel off a second attack force on the top left of the screen, use your existing attack force on the opponents single planet to get them to send reinforcements. This prevents those opponents units from attacking you. When you have both of your attack forces in place, use alternating attacks on the opponents single planets to keep them using their units to attack the center single planet.
  6. From 2:19 to 2:25, start preparing for your attack by bringing units from your double planet down where they will be more useful.
  7. From 2:26 to 2:36, I consider quitting when orange attacks my single planet. Fortunately, I decide to start my attack instead.
  8. From 2:37 to 2:44, you want to start out taking out the bottom double planet of the opponent you attack first. If your attack force had enough units in it, you’ll be able to use the units that survive that attack to take out the double planet within the minefield.

This is really just an all out attack. You have to try to implement the attack in a way that keeps the opponents attacking the center planet as long as possible. The more units they use on each other, the fewer they have left to defend your attacks.


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Tide

Minefields (Andromeda) tide, completed in 1:58.4

The key to a good time on Tide is for your opponents to not use their moving planet to attack your double planets. The strategy here minimizes the chance of that happening, but you still need some luck for to get a good time.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:15, promote your initial planet all the way to triple.
  2. From 0:16 to 0:34, capture and promote one of your double planets.
  3. From 0:35 to 0:46, capture and promote the other double planet.
  4. From 0:47 to 0:54, send your units as far to the left as possible. You are preparing for making faux attacks on your opponents to get them to move their units.
  5. From 0:55 to 0:56, what you want to happen here is to get orange to send the units from its moving planet to one of its other planets. Here I use an attack on orange’s stationary single planet to get that done.
  6. From 0:57 to 1:04, while leaving units on your double planets, send your units back to the left. Then, when green sends units off of its bottom double planet, attack. What you are trying to do here is to get green to send units from its moving planet to reinforce its planet you are attacking.
  7. From 1:05 to 1:15, keep using attacks to make greens stationary single planet weak until orange finally attacks.
  8. From 1:16 to 1:23, reinforce you double planets while you are waiting for green to settle down. Then, use your mass of units to attack the top orange double planet. You are trying to weaken the orange stationary single planet so green will attack.
  9. From 1:24 to 1:42, while I’m waiting for green to attack, orange sends a large mass of units to its moving planet. In desperation to get the units off of the orange moving planet I attack the far right orange double. This gets the units off of the moving planet. Even though I didn’t plan it, this also keeps these units from reinforcing the orange stationary single. This allows green to destroy and capture this single planet. While this is going on, you need to start sending your units down the alleys to a location near your opponents.
  10. From 1:43 to 1:45, the earlier you destroy your opponents moving planets the better. The problem with this is that your opponents are very likely to send reinforcements when you do. In this video I get lucky that orange attacks green instead of trying to recapture its moving planet I just destroyed.

From here you you just have to destroy your opponents planets in the best way possible. I attack their double planets first. The planet that is most likely to keep you from a good time is the moving planet. It is moving away from you and is more difficult to destroy.


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Fleece

Minefields (Andromeda) Fleece walk-through, completed in 1:40.4

If you can prevent your opponents from capturing planets within the minefields you can get a really good time on Fleece. The more units your opponents waste on attempting to capture a minefield planet, the better.

 

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:06, double your initial planet.
  2. From 0:07 to 0:17, capture the top single planet closest to you.
  3. From 0:18 to 0:29, capture the single planet just to the right of the one you just captured.
  4. From 0:30 to 0:37, capture the bottom single planet just under the one you just captured.
  5. From 0:38 to 0:42, capture the remaining single planet.
  6. From 0:43 to 0:56, collect your units on one of your front single planets. You are waiting for one of your opponents to try capturing a planet within the minefield. In this video, orange makes the first move. When that happens, destroy and then capture the planet that orange is using to attempt to capture the minefield planet.
  7. From 0:57 to 1:08, orange almost captured the minefield planet. If that is the case, send some units to weaken that planet. Then start building up units adjacent to green as it will make its move to capture the minefield planet soon.
  8. From 1:09 to 1:12, send some units towards the minefield planet adjacent to green. Green is taking so much time to decide what to do and this seemed like a good way to get green to make a move.
  9. From 1:13 to 1:18, when green makes a move to capture it’s minefield planet, destroy the green single planet making the attempt.
  10. From 1:19 to 1:22, destroy the green triple planet.
  11. From 1:23 to 1:29, destroy the remaining orange planet and the green planet closest to you.
  12. From 1:30 to 1:31, green has almost captured the minefield planet, send some units to weaken its partial capture.

All that is left is destroying the remaining green planets as fast as possible. The key to the time achieved in this video is that both opponents failed to capture a minefield planet. When they tried, they came within a couple of units of completing the capture and required sending some units to weaken the partial capture, but that is a lot quicker than needing to destroy one or more of those minefield planets.


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Levies

Minefields (Andromeda) Levies walk-through, completed in 1:47.7

The key to levies is getting an opponent to throw away units trying to capture planets within the minefields, then destroy the opponent before they can complete the capture.

Walk-through

  1. From 0:00 to 0:02, double your initial planet.
  2. From 0:03 to 0:22, capture the planet just in front of the green planet. If green does anything but capture the single planet nearest orange, start over.
  3. From 0:23 to 0:32, capture the center planet. If green does anything but promote their initial planet, start over.
  4. From 0:33 to 0:37, send some units adjacent to the green double planet. Then, start sending units to the bottom planet in the green minefield enclave. This is the planet that green is most likely to capture next. Attacking this planet should prompt green to use units from its double planet to attempt to capture its other minefield planet instead.
  5. From 0:38 to 0:51, when green moves to capture its top minefield planet, destroy and capture the green double planet.
  6. From 0:52 to 0:59, capture the single planet between your initial planet and the orange initial planet.
  7. From 1:00 to 1:09, start sending units near the green planet, when green attempts to capture its minefield planet, destroy the green planet.
  8. From 1:10 to 1:17, start sending units to the unoccupied planet in front of orange’s initial planet. When orange moves to capture the planet you just destroyed, destroy the orange initial planet.
  9. From 1:18 to 1:28, position units above the orange double planet. When orange moves to capture the planet you just destroyed. Destroy the orange double planet.
  10. From 1:29 to 1:33, once again, destroy the orange initial planet. Orange is trying to finish capturing the planet it has already partially captured. You need to send some units there to prevent this.

All that is left is to destroy the remaining orange planet, while preventing orange from capturing an additional planet.


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