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Got it Covered

Build enough armed cannons to cover all remaining tiles in the map (Skilled/Expert)

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16 Dec 2010 22 Jan 2011
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Getting this achievement can be tricky as most maps will quickly result in islands that you cannot reach. To prevent this, make a custom game against an skilled AI and play on the map Pioneer's Peninsula. It is very easy to just build walkers (and an armory or two) and out-maneuver your opponent. Once you have him locked in place you can capture the map and build as many cannons as you see fit. This achievement requires a few things before it pops, however:

1) A cannon cannot target any adjacent tiles, so you must have enough cannons to cover every tile in the game. Be sure to check the range of your cannon by pressing X
2) Your cannons must be armed at the beginning of your turn. Meaning, that if you have the cannons and they cover all the tiles, simply buying the ammo won't unlock the achievement. Every cannon you own must be armed and prepared to fire at the beginning of your turn. Remember you buy ammo one turn, but it isn't "available" until the next.

Get 1 and 2 and when your turn comes around the achievement should pop.
Epsilon ThetaPlaying against an easy AI will not get you the achievement. You need to play against at least a Skilled AI.
Posted by Epsilon Theta on 22 Jan 11 at 11:42
Epsilon ThetaI just got it and am not sure the requirements are correct. I got it when I had all squares covered that were enemy territory and all squares that the AI could go to the round thereafter. A lot of territory was left unclaimed and uncovered. I Also did not fully cover my own territory!
Posted by Epsilon Theta on 22 Jan 11 at 12:29
Stu13xI have changed the skill level for the ai to skilled, thanks for the correction, epsilon theta.
Posted by Stu13x on 22 Jan 11 at 14:20
Epsilon ThetaYou are welcome. But I am still not convinced the solution is actually correct.
Posted by Epsilon Theta on 23 Jan 11 at 12:50
TheCrazyFoxGot the achievement on the map from the first freemen-mission. Just capture the very central tile for the first cannon and build a second one somewhere in your starting territory. To get the achievement the AI has to be at least skilled and the cannons need to have minimum one AVAILABLE shot at the beginning of the turn.
Posted by TheCrazyFox on 27 Aug 11 at 07:46