Tips on being a good squad lead.

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Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by conthegodoffire » 07 Jan 2018, 19:36

So i have been trying out SL for a while now, about a week or so, and wanted to ask if anybody has tips on how to maintain a good squad. Or just general things not to do.
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by McRamon » 07 Jan 2018, 19:55

What to do:
Do Not keep silent
Do Not spend all the time shooting
Do Not igore chat window
Do Not be unga dunga
Never ever be priveledged unga dunga

Easy stuff. You will figure out everything you need by yourself
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by conthegodoffire » 07 Jan 2018, 20:27

McRamon wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 19:55
What to do:
Do Not keep silent
Do Not spend all the time shooting
Do Not igore chat window
Do Not be unga dunga
Never ever be priveledged unga dunga

Easy stuff. You will figure out everything you need by yourself
Sounds good, though I swear to god the hardest part of being a SL not getting the marines to listen sometimes, dumb asses love to run off alone all the time.
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by McRamon » 07 Jan 2018, 20:42

conthegodoffire wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 20:27
Sounds good, though I swear to god the hardest part of being a SL not getting the marines to listen sometimes, dumb asses love to run off alone all the time.
Ignore those. They either will stop playing the game at some point or (like myself) will learn the lesson not to wander off alone and spent two + hours dead (thats how i became xeno pro actually...)
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Jroinc1 » 07 Jan 2018, 22:00

conthegodoffire wrote:
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Sounds good, though I swear to god the hardest part of being a SL not getting the marines to listen sometimes, dumb asses love to run off alone all the time.
You WILL lose squad members. Ignore them, as there's nothing you can do about that.

Focus on the "real" squad, those that follow you, or at least talk to you.
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by NethIafins » 08 Jan 2018, 17:11

Yell a lot. Ensure being a good example.
Learn to coordinate CAS with PO
Learn scouting tactics and formation.
Love your SO and they will love you back.

If your squad starts to panic, be the last one to retreat
If you see an opening in enemy defences and your squad hesitates - be the first one in the fray

And most importantly sometimes my advices will get you killed in first 30 minutes of deployment... But sometimes you will get ABSOLUTELY INSANE moments that would have you go WHOA at the end of the round

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Enceri » 08 Jan 2018, 18:32

Don't forget to use your orders, they'll come in handy in heat of the moment situtations, such as retreating, or holding fast.

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by jalen earl » 08 Jan 2018, 21:17

Yeah in general if the unga dungas run off against orders consider them gone. Let them die, do not attempt to save them when they inevitably get captured.

Talk alot be specific repeat commands alot. Ie."everyone stay inside the dome or ill shoot your eye out and skullfuck you" "work in pairs, work in pairs , work in pairs"

Even though its super lame get pfcs to pair up with a "battle buddy" because nothing thins numbers faster than strays.

Talk to command alot , just updates little info things get a good chain of constant communication going.

Hand out your flamers!!!! Seriously they are useful and you wont be on point alot of the time.

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Dumblike » 09 Jan 2018, 00:35

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Kesserline » 09 Jan 2018, 11:12

Ignore the marines ignoring you : if you focus on them, you will only state in your squaddies minds that you have no authority. Psychology.

As said before, focus rather on those following you. Those are mostly the one that will lift you to the highest levels of the round, or at least, make you enjoy your SL-ride.

Discover and understand which SL you are, defensive, supportive, agressive, a mix of two or three? You are the SL that you are as a person. It's a part of you.

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Heckenshutze » 09 Jan 2018, 11:57

Kesserline wrote:
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Ignore the marines ignoring you : if you focus on them, you will only state in your squaddies minds that you have no authority. Psychology.

As said before, focus rather on those following you. Those are mostly the one that will lift you to the highest levels of the round, or at least, make you enjoy your SL-ride.

Discover and understand which SL you are, defensive, supportive, agressive, a mix of two or three? You are the SL that you are as a person. It's a part of you.

Pretty much this.

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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Jenner » 09 Jan 2018, 13:16

If you aren't sure what to do with your squad and command isn't either, find something for them to do. I always issue the buddy system, which lets them go out and wander around as long as they're in groups of 2 or more. Good way to patrol the grounds and keep your men entertained
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by jalen earl » 09 Jan 2018, 16:45

Give your spec or engi one of your supply beacons. If for some reason you are captured or MIA at least they can resupply
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Aestel » 12 Jan 2018, 22:59

Hope you have a decent SO, and be in touch with them the entire round. Keep tabs on what other squads are doing. Anticipate what your squad might need for gear, and order it from the RO.

Look for flanks with your squad; if you catch xenos within two squads, they will run or die.

Also, learn how/when to CAS, and OB.
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Re: Tips on being a good squad lead.

Post by Skimmy2 » 13 Jan 2018, 20:38

Aestel wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 22:59
How to get burst AP'd in the back 'accidentally'.
The Muhreens cant FF burst AP your head, if you take all of their AP.

Besides, we have enough flamethrowers/SMGs/buckshot that nuclear reactors are no problem.
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