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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

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Sitting ducks in Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Sitting ducks144 (25)

This is a rare achievementKill 2 enemies with Multi Target AA missiles while they are affected by your EMP strike.

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Achievement Guide for Sitting ducks

Epsilon Theta
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Epsilon Theta
Achievement won on 26 Dec 10
TA Score for this game: 2,715
Posted on 26 December 10 at 13:41, Edited on 26 December 10 at 13:41
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There are two essential parts to this achievement. First, get the EMP! Second, shoot down at least two planes with AA missiles while they are affected by the EMP. This solution is written based on the assumption that you are boosting this achievement and have at least to helpers.

On my quest to getting this achievement I read a lot of methods that claimed to be a 100% guarantee to net you an EMP. In my experience however, nothing is guaranteed. If you do it right then you have a one in four chance of getting an EMP. Here is what I and my boosting partner narvdude did.

Match and plane setup
Choose a plane with the Electronic Warfare perk so you will have an increased change of getting EMP. Don't forget you need Multi-AA missiles too. The F-22 is a good choice.

Create a match, I recommend a private player match, and invite the other players. Set the time limit to 10 minutes and the map to Ulysses. Mountain maps seem to increase the chance of getting EMP. I also recommend you switch on the mode for constant cannon upgrades as it makes killing easier and prunes the Cannon Upgrade from the set op possible supports. Don't forget you need to put your mates on the opposing team and that in player matches teams can be unbalanced.

Getting an EMP support
Once you start the match, let the enemy shoot you down until the score is six to nil. I also recommend one player gets at least four of those kills so he becomes enemy ace and match leader. Now that the enemy team has the advantage you can start getting kills. Kill the player that isn't the ace first. If you don't then you will get a massive amount of points and skip several support. That is not what you want to do. You will need two normal kills to get your first support.

Now cross your fingers. As I said before there is a one in four change to get an EMP. Depending on your luck you are very likely to get either an EMP, Altitude Limiter, Stealth or Awacs. If you haven't gotten the EMP don't loose hope yet. Have the other players get two more kills so they are again ahead by six. Now you get one more kill, again, not the match leader. You should gain another support. Should you be out of luck again you can let the enemy team get one more kill on you and then you finally get to kill the match leader giving you a final support. Now you have had three chances of getting an EMP. Should you not have gotten it then I recommend quitting and redoing the match as supports cost more and more. You should have spent ~5 minutes so far. Repeat as necessary.

Using the EMP
After several tries with different methods I have found that one method is sure to work. Get the enemy planes to fly in formation at any altitude and fly behind them at about 800 to 1000 meters. Be sure to have knocked the health of the enemies down so you can kill them with one Multi-AA missile. Now for the magic part. Activate the EMP and immediately fire the missiles. An EMP is said to be active when the icon besides your score is signaling that it is running out time-wise. You don't need to wait for the flash to get this achievement. Those of you who have attempted this will know that once the EMP-flash hits, the affected planes will drop like stones, making it very hard to hit them with missiles that fly straight at them. Having this particular setup your missiles should hit them before the flash hits and you should be fine. In my experience it is also better to be near the 800m mark than the 1000m mark.

This is how both of us, me and Narvdude got this achievement using a secondary account and I do hope this gives you enough information so that you can get it too!
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