The Field Engineer Commandments

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Re: The Combat Engineer Commandments

Post by Surrealistik » 30 Dec 2017, 21:07

immaspaceninja wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 20:41
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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