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Soviet Medical Truck
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:08:00 AM »
Hi

Does anyone build this and how have you used it.

I have built twice but cannot work out how to use it to good effect.

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 07:44:07 AM »
You can only build one Medic truck at a time. When this truck locks down, all infantry in the area will heal. It can unlock and move around, acting as a mobile med station. Soldiers can also rally to the truck, which allows the truck to srve as a HQ area. Put your truck next to a reinforcement point (the one you build for 250 mp) and it can act like a PE FHQ :P. Hope that helps :D

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 07:41:44 PM »
i use the medic truck mostly in large map games, where i can retreat my guys forward to it, then attack and retreat back to it. put next to a bunker it makes an ideal outpost. how to use to good effect? retreat forward to it.


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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 09:19:27 PM »
It's nice to put a Soviet Med Truck near a British ally's forward truck. The Truck secures resources and provides both your troops and the british troops a form of reinforcing, while the healing truck allows you to retreat to the truck as the forward point, and also allows the british player to heal for free (He'll love you forever, british healing is a pain in the ass and extremely expensive)

Heal Station/Outpost is also a good option. The heal truck can be used in both an aggressive and defensive role. (Allows your troops to be closer to the front and get back into the fight extremely fast/heals your troops and gives support to your allies whom have a lack of foward healing themselves.)
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 10:40:24 AM »
excellent - thanks for this.

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 04:30:10 PM »
Is it me or is the truck too strong for a standard truck.
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 04:43:18 PM »
Is it me or is the truck too strong for a standard truck.

No it even can be destroyed by small arms fire.
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 12:52:48 AM »
Is it me or is the truck too strong for a standard truck.

No it even can be destroyed by small arms fire.

Maybe. But it takes alot of fire to dmg it. By then it can run away :P

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2011, 04:20:32 AM »
but its lock ability does make it an easier target.


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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011, 10:05:49 AM »
Easier target because of increased accuracy towards it while locked down, or simply the fact it's not moving?

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2011, 03:33:52 PM »
Easier target because of increased accuracy towards it while locked down, or simply the fact it's not moving?

B/C its not moving :P

but its lock ability does make it an easier target.

Its pack up time is like 2 seconds. And it has the speed of a Half Track. It can run away pretty fast :P

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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2011, 04:26:07 PM »
But Tankbusters (no pun) and AT grenades make short work of it provided it can be head off. It is a bit too cheap IMO for a secondary retreat point that heals.
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2011, 04:39:18 PM »
I think the medic truck would be better if you could only retreat to it while it was set up, and if it could not be set up in the enemy's base sector. That would prevent retreating into the enemy's base. Or if the idea of a secondary retreat point was abandoned altogether. I mean, isn't gimmicky retreat options one of the reasons people dislike the British and see it as outside the regular CoH style? Seems like the sovs already have enough ways to break/avoid suppression.
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2011, 04:44:52 PM »
Actually, it is a lifesaver on larger maps. Due to the medic truck and fortified OP, retreating to the truck is better than retreating back to base. Agree with SnappingTurtle tho, about the enemy's sector that is.
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Re: Soviet Medical Truck
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 04:57:03 PM »
Make it like an Ami or Wher OP. Can only be used in friendly, connected terriotory. And only rally to it when its deployed

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