The Smokey Scorcher
Ever notice how most people tuck their HQ building in the back of the map and then surround it with Flamethrowers and Machine Guns? This is typically done to protect the HQ from an all-Warrior smoke rush, a common raiding technique. But these defenses are no match for Scorchers, and by using the “Smokey Scorcher” technique, you can take down these HQs easily.
One note: this is a high Gunboat Energy style attack, of course that’s always true of Scorchers. But you’re going to want at least a few GBE statues (possibly boosted) before you attempt this technique.
Here’s how it works: first, you’ll only need between 1 and 3 Scorchers to pull off most of your attacks. So give your other troops a rest and let them watch the action from their landing craft.
Next, as with all Scorcher attacks, you want to first take out any Boom Cannons or Doom Cannons that are in range of the area around the HQ. It pays to do a little scouting before you launch your assault on the island. Next, deploy your Scorchers and drop a flare near the HQ, preferably behind it. Then drop smoke screens to cover your Scorchers as they make their way to the HQ.
Once they arrive, they’ll take out the nearby Flamethrowers and Machine Guns and then go to work on the HQ. Use any remaining GBE that you have to take out any pesky defenses still in range.
There you have it: Smokey Scorchers!
Take a look at this tactic in action, courtesy of Steven Hamilton on YouTube.