Take a Look at Different Formations for Your Starcraft Strategy

By: Ling Tong

It is quite common to use the Recon as a Starcraft strategy, but there are other formations you can use as well. One of these is the True Cost of Peons. Ten peons are worth twenty times the value of one peon. With each loss of a probe, your cost increases greatly. As long as you have probes, they can keep on mining for minerals, so each one you lose decreases the amount of minerals you mine. Since an average probe mines 50 peons, this is what you lose for each one you lose. On a ladder map, a probe can mine about 12 minerals in the same amount of time that it takes to build a probe.

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You have to know what constitutes a good formation. Many times your enemy could attack while you are trying to get your unit into formation. When you do form melee formations, you have to make sure you are within the enemy's firing range. While this may not be a good thing for you, it is also advantageous. The key to making the best formations is to surround the enemy. This will give you maximum firepower and if you make your formation on the edge of their formation so that they will not be able to bring the full force of their firepower to bear on you.

If you are outnumbered by the enemy troops, this strategy could pose a bit of a problem, but it will enable you to have a far better ratio of kills than if you only had a shallow formation. You need to form at least a 30?formation, so that your troops are lined up in the shape of a crescent. This will do more damage to them than if they were dealing.

In a situation where the enemy positions its troops so that they are in front in order to do damage to your troops while holding them back, you can counter this with a flanking action. You can do this by engaging the troops with your melee troops, and hold back troops to walk around their flanks and attack their missiles. This strategy will give you much better results because the missile troops will die at close quarters. The strategy means taking the firepower applied and the firepower dealt into consideration. When firepower is applied to low hitpoints, you can do more damage than if you applied it to a low damage high hitpoints unit.

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When you have high mixes, the best strategy to use is that of bottlenecks. Effective use of bottlenecks depends on the power and the type of attack of the units that you use. You should have your melee units surrounding the opening of the bottleneck. This way you can concentrate on a much larger surface area. Your ranged troops can also catch any troops that are caught in the bottleneck. When using melee troops, the best strategy to use is to delay their advance but at the same time beat them on with ranged attacks.

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