Mission and Clear Conditions:
Mission: Capture Command Post
- 2 Combat Echelons
- RF/HG highly encouraged, or Hybrid formations if your HGs struggle to survive.
- 2 Dummy Echelons
- HOCs can serve as Dummies if need be.
Overview & Step-by-Step Guide:
Foreshadowing the trend of EX maps being slight twists on their Normal counterparts, B-3 forces Commanders to fight or avoid the central Hydra Deathstack (92061 CE) in the process of opening the bottom gate so that the enemy Command Post can be encircled.
The enemies here are a brutal mix of KCCO troops. Sporting over 150 Armor, the Aegis need either AP, or very high Damage ARs, as they protect Cerynitis which will shred SMGs and HGs without any mercy. Beyond that, the enemy AI on this map make them easy to lead around, and with some careful play, even the threatening enemies can be overcome.
Resupply and move the left Combat Echelon one node down, one node to the left to fight the Hydra, and then up one node further. This is the start of the bait and switch with the big deathstack Hydra.
Move the other Combat Echelon down two nodes to fight the Cyclops.
Deploy a Dummy Echelon on the Command Post.
Move the left Combat Echelon left two nodes to the Console. Activate it, and open the Gate, as shown.
Move that same Combat Echelon back, two nodes to the right, to continue baiting the Deathstack Hydra.
The other Combat Echelon should move three nodes to the lower-left. End your turn.