The Field Engineer Commandments

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Re: The Combat Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 30 Dec 2017, 21:07

immaspaceninja wrote:
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Since you mentioned bolting doors open, in my opinion, its also a good idea to disable the environment in the APC of an area you control, which powers down the doors. That way you can just pry them with your crowbar to keep them open, saving you some time, and giving an ability to close and weld them shut very fast, if needed.
I generally like to keep the power on in the event I want to electrify a door or even manipulate it with signalers; gives me options, but this can be a timesaver for sure.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 21 Jan 2018, 05:48

Added after a recent incident on Prison Station (and countless others on Big Red):

#6: Thou Shalt Mind Thy Flanks

Never forget to be wary of weak points in your defense; your defense is only as strong as its weakest link.

For example, Tcomms on Big Red which allows Xenos to flank typically far heavier defenses concentrated to the southeast of LZ1, or the bathroom bordering LZ1 on Prison Station which allows them to circumvent the layers of barricades in the hall approach. Be sure to check and reinforce these flanks as necessary.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 31 Jan 2018, 21:08

Will be overhauling certain sections of the Engineering guide soon due to recent changes, most notably the sentry nerf and the buckshot nerf (it no longer reliably stuns T2s).

It seems probable that the new best engineer weapon will be a gyro/flamethower/BFA mag rifle with a bayonet, silencer or extended barrel.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 01 Feb 2018, 17:37

Added: Commandment #7: Thou Shalt Communicate.

Also added examples of secured supply/casualty lines in Commandment #4.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 02 Feb 2018, 19:57

Added:
  • If you have a gyro equipped weapon, try to have it in hand ready to be switched to and fired whenever possible; it always pays to be prepared.
  • You can use electrified vendors as impromptu traps/barricades; however be careful not to shock fellow marines. Especially effective when paired with mines hidden underneath the vendors and/or beside them (which might prompt the xeno retard to try to push the electrified vendor/machine to create a 'safe path'). Again, best paired with closet/coffin/bodybag ambush to finish off the stunned xeno.
  • Use glass panes salvaged from broken windows to act as a barrier protecting fellow marines from electrified grilles, airlocks and other objects where feasible.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 05 Feb 2018, 19:36

Redid the weapon attachment loadouts/recommendations with the Utility PFC format for simplicity and ease of reference/use.

Added a picture of a push base/outpost as an example.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 20 Feb 2018, 22:09

Added some pictures of push bases for reference.

Added mortar references; waiting on a wiki entry for them.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 21 Feb 2018, 04:40

Added another tip, and additional notes to the miniflamer attachment, disclosing their handy ability to remotely detonate hidden grenades (and other explosives) as traps; also 'super mines'/explosives:

As stated earlier, you can remotely and safely detonate hidden grenade traps (and other explosives) with the miniflamer by catching it in the gout of fire; simply hide a grenade under crap as you would a mine, wait for a hapless idiot beano to come within the blast radius and shoot fire at the hidden explosive; bonus points if you can catch it in the flames at the same time you detonate the grenade.

You can make 'super mines' by hiding a grenade or two alongside the mine, thereby creating a bigger, more deadly blast on detonation. Mortar shells and flamer tanks also work for this purpose.

Custom made primer grenades rigged to a signaler/motion sensor also work for this purpose of detonating other explosives.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 21 Feb 2018, 15:11

Added mention of mortars and linked to their operating instructions.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 25 Feb 2018, 17:43

PSA: Sentries suck and minding them is now no longer central to doing a good job as an engineer; more extensive updates to come.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Weaselburg » 26 Feb 2018, 14:44

You forgot a Combat knife in your boot
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 26 Feb 2018, 15:04

Weaselburg wrote:
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You forgot a Combat knife in your boot
Thanks, updated.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 14 Mar 2018, 19:33

Updated in light of recent changes.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Bronimin » 30 Mar 2018, 16:14

Here's another one for your 'do's and don't''s from the latest round:
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I think the goal here is to stop the marines from shooting the sentry but it doesn't even do that because the barricades are facing the wrong way. It got flanked and slashed by a hunter 30 seconds later through the male dorms because all the engineer had put there were wooden barricades.

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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Weaselburg » 03 Apr 2018, 23:09

Question - HOW DO YOU MAN A TURRET? I have never managed to figure that out.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by WinterClould » 03 Apr 2018, 23:47

Weaselburg wrote:
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Question - HOW DO YOU MAN A TURRET? I have never managed to figure that out.
Drag it onto yourself.
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Re: The Field Engineer Commandments

Post by Weaselburg » 03 Apr 2018, 23:52

Oh dang, so simple now that I think about it.
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Kaptin Morgan: we must unite to collect the shattered pieces of the tribes code that are spread among the 16 feweh alts
Hivemind, Mature Crusher (21) hisses, 'I CAN MEME AGAIN'
You know, it really surprised me when IKEA bought Disney.- The biggest surprise was KFC buying IBM, to be honest
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