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Gears of War 2

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Trial by, and on, Fire in Gears of War 2

Trial by, and on, Fire34 (20)

Survive first 10 Horde waves on Combustible Map Pack maps as a team

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Achievement Guide for Trial by, and on, Fire

Ichya Paradise
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Ichya Paradise
Achievement won on 22 Jan 09
TA Score for this game: 3,146
Posted on 25 January 09 at 10:42
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First off, make sure you have the combustible maps downloaded. They are 800 MS points right now, might be cheaper or free later, but I did not wait. The choice is up to you.

Next, you and a friend or a couple of friends, choose the three combustible maps to go through; Flood, Fuel Station and/or Goldrush. You just need to get through the first 10 waves on each map, so I recommend you making the game private and putting it on casual. I did this with my wife and on other times with one other person. You do not need 5 people, though it will make it go by a lot faster.

Finally, just some tips. On Flood, stay in the middle where the Boomshot/Torque and Mortar/Hammer of Dawn spawn. There will be grenades just outsied either door, and you will be able to see where the locust spawn. Easy pickings, you can also jam the doors with boom shields after you kill Maulers in the later waves.

Fuel Station is also easy. You just need to stay near the gas station and not too close to the trucks. They blow up after a few hits. Have someone with the Grinder go upstairs rain down bullets or grab a sniper and shoot from above. Just line the stairs with Frags and you will be good. Of course, that is just for when you get up to waves 7-10.

Gold Rush is just a little bit harder, as there is no place to really hide at and the way the Locust spawn is sporadic. Just keep the group together and be able to back each other up. Not hard, just cover each other to make sure no one gets chainsawed by a Cyclops.
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