Tordin Varglund wrote: brogan123 wrote:
Tordin Varglund wrote:If you are able to use helicopters effectively then thats more the fault of you opponent than you doing it right.
AA outranges helicopters by such a huge margin they are more or less useless outside of the very start of the game when units are still setting up. After the initial setup, any decent player will have no issues at all dealing with any amount of air units.
There are no useless categories of unit in this game. If the enemy has no AA, helicopters become very effective. If the enemy buys AA, your helicopter has just been extremely effective because that's money he isn't spending on defending against your push.
Helis are the easiest units to kill off in the entire game. Hell its not even like you need more than 2-3 long range platforms to almost completely negate their effect, and your example is flawed, because while he (may) have to spend money to counter your air units, many AA units are cheaper than the kind of helicopters often employed, and it also means you spendt cash to make him spend cash, which puts you in the exact same situation you were in before, except you both got an extra set of units, and his AA units can actually be used to cover an attack, thus nullifying any potential air support you could give your troops, rendering an entire class of units worthless in the operational area.
I agree, Air units are useless eventually.
However deploying infantry with air units doesn't has any weakness to AA unless you suck deploying them, and do it in the middle of a combat zone.
Also if you use air units as a defense, instead of offence I can promise you, they're much more effective.
If you send an ATGM helicopter to your friend's frontlines while he's being swarmed by tanks, chances of the enemy getting AA through that is very small.
I'm not saying I ONLY use Air Units, but you're suggesting that Air Units as a whole is useless. Which is wrong. They're great for moving around the map quickly, etc.
It's easier to spend money on helicopters in the beginning of the map, capture a Reinforcement zone somewhere in the middle of the map, take out the enemy's first wave of tanks, and call in units to deal with the AA they've called in due to their high loss of tanks.
So yes, Using air units is very difficult, and often dumb. But I've seen other players use them extremely effectively which makes me kinda jealous of how I use them myself.