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British Strategies

By Sepha - 29th January 2008 - 01:34 AM

Welcome to British strategic and tactical training! This is a summary of all of the basic information you need to know about the British in order to be effective in game. You'll start off with basic background information behind the various units and weapons, and then move on to applied strategies with the information you learn. Please click on each of the following items to learn more.

Basics



British Headquarters Command Truck
The British HQ Command Truck is the first building available to the British, from it they can build Infantry sections that are the basic british multi-purpose infantry, bren carriers which are mainly used to transport units around...
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Field Support Truck
The Field Support Truck is the Tier 2 building for the british and should be obtained asap as it houses the only effective anti-vehicle/armor the british have early on. Available from the field support truck are 3 units including...
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Armored Command Truck
This truck is the third unit production building available to the british, it allows them to deploy heavy armor such as the Cromwell tank which is good against both vehicles and infantry, the command tank that provides veterancy...
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Support



Royal Canadian Artillery Support
The best artillery commander in all of Company of Heroes, lay down devastating creeping barrages from priests or 25 pounders, howitzer bombardments from any British officer. Royal Canadian Artillery focuses on improving...
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Royal Commandos Support
Glider's fly from the skies and onto the battlefield providing powerful units and offensive reinforcement positions, powerful artillery and recon intelligence abilities help to confuse the enemy and allow the british commander to...
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Royal Engineers Support
Down the right hand side of Royal Engineers are powerful tank call-ins, the main tank is the churchill infantry tank which has a turret mounted main gun backed up with heavy armor. The 2 other tanks available are both hybrid's of...
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Tales of Valor Units



Staghound
Our third Tales of Valor unit guide, produced by Otherside and VelocityGirl, is on the British Staghound. The Staghound is a late game Stuart that replaces the Command Tank and...
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Kangaroo
To round up our British ToV unit guide, Otherside and VelocityGirl created a guide for the Kangaroo Carrier. This is a unique vehicle that...
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Abilities



British Abilities Guide: Part 1
Sjceran, Otherside and DucknCover present the first round of exploring the abilities of the British faction. Just when you thought you knew everything about playing Brits, this guide explores...
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British Abilities Guide: Part 2
Part 2 of British Abilities is brought to you by SM Otherside. In this second installment, Otherside covers some key and some underused abilities to...
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The Complete British 1v1 Guide



Index & Part 1: Maps
In this guide I will explore and recommend various approaches on how to play the British faction in 1v1 play. These recommendations will predominately be made...
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Part 2: Approach to Tiers
The factors/questions in approaching T1 are as follows: What is my first unit out of the HQ? When do I move my HQ? How many units should I have before...
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Part 3: Emplacements
Emplacements are a heated topic amongst CoH players (especially Axis players), so much so that if you even build one emplacement be prepared to get flamed and hear (see) the words Sim City spam...
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Part 4: Regiments
The British Support Regiments consist of Royal Canadian Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Commandos. In 1v1 play, the overwhelming favorite Regiment is...
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Part 5 & 6: Know Thy Enemy and Final Comments
Although there is little variation for British strategies due to their linear tech tree, a Brit player stills need to know the enemy, their units/abilities and various strategies. Regardless of which axis faction...
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Applied Strategy Guides & Tips



Meet the Bren Carrier
Learn all about one of the most versatile and efficient T1 unit in the game, the Bren Carrier. In-depth strategy on how to use this unit effectively, covering various tips and techniques...
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British Tactical Map Base Placement
This guide will show you the basics of where to set up command trucks and emplacements on maps while playing as the British, also included are the best places to defend and attack from with a description of what to do on each map...
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British Defense Building Guide
Most of the time, you'll want to build your trench directly in front of a captured strategic point because of two major reasons. The first is that it gives you a solid road block that you can use to off-set enemy movement...
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Tommies Field Guide
Good vs. Infantry, Light Vehicles, Constructs Defenses: British Infantry are dogged, well-trained soldiers with a variety of versatile upgrades that enable them to tackle a variety of combat tasks....
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Inside the Secrets of the Top British Players



Player Analysis: Sepha
Learn how to play as the top tier British player Sepha as you learn about what he builds, when he builds it, and why in a complete interview and analysis of this player's techniques...
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Player Analysis: Sweix
Learn how to play as the top tier British player Sweix...
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Player Analysis: DGN
Learn how to play as the top tier British player DGN...
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Player Analysis: IplayForKeeps
Learn how to play as the top tier British player IplayForKeeps...
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Player Analysis: Rizky
Learn how to play as the top tier British player Rizky...
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Important Resources



British Technology Tree
Direct download to a print-friendly, complete layout of the British technology tree, abilities, and units in .pdf format...
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Tip of the Week Archive
A complete listing of every single Company of Heroes tip ever written. Over 100+ tips, from overall general tips to faction help for each of the four factions, the British, the Americans, the Wehrmacht, and the Panzer Elite...
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British Strategies Forum
Forums completely dedicated to British strategies including the latest strategy topics and even a Q&A. Each strategy forum has Strategy Specialists who are there to answer questions and help players improve their game...
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