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Offline admiral_wolf

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How is anyone meant to complete the mission where you escort the fleet through the Knossos portal.  I get up to the point where the GTD Titan class jumps in at 34%, but then it gets wiped out by the Ravana chasing it.  Is it an idea for me to not race towards the Knossos and hang around waiting for the Ravana to come so I can take out the Beam Cannons?
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Offline General Battuta

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That's 'Forced Entry'.

The key to taking out the Ravana, if you make it that far, is to be packing Trebuchets. A couple of them will take out the forward beams.

Make sure you have the fixed Ravana model. After the forward beams are down, take out the rear stinger beams if you have any missiles left, and then let the Temeraire do its job.

 

Offline Rodo

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I found that one particulary challenging also...here's some tip:

You might find useful to use the myrmi in this mission, load it with trebuchets (and balor on the 4 cannon slot) as General said and dont use them untill you see that ravana entering, unload with double fire on the front and back beams until you have no more trebs and then charge against bombers and fighters.
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Yea use the trebuchets I concur. The Temeraire didn't really do anything afterwards though, in my game the Ravana had to be destroyed by fighters. I was expecting the Temeraire to turn around and blow the crap out of it but it did nothing.

 
Is it an idea for me to not race towards the Knossos and hang around waiting for the Ravana to come so I can take out the Beam Cannons?

Give the man a cookie. Disarming the Ravana is exactly what you're supposed to do.
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Offline eliex

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Use myrmidon, pack in some trebs.  :nod:

 

Offline General Battuta

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Yea use the trebuchets I concur. The Temeraire didn't really do anything afterwards though, in my game the Ravana had to be destroyed by fighters. I was expecting the Temeraire to turn around and blow the crap out of it but it did nothing.

You probably missed the fact that the Temeraire launches salvos of heavy torpedoes. There's no way the fighters in that mission could take out a Ravana on their own, I think.

 

Offline Mad Bomber

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Well, Delta wing is there along with the Yurok and Navajo. They might be able to take down a Ravana if they're well escorted.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Is it an idea for me to not race towards the Knossos and hang around waiting for the Ravana to come so I can take out the Beam Cannons?
Do you mean that when the Ravana jumps in, you just stand there, stare at it with a mean face and hope it will go away? I suppose that might work if you look evil enough. But the more efficient option is to take out its forward beam cannons.
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Offline eliex

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Standard Fighting Destroyer Protocol: Take out main beam cannons.

 

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Standard Fighting Destroyer Protocol: Take out main beam cannons.

That pretty much sums it up.
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Meh, Sam pretty much makes it one of the commandments by the time the campaign's done...
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Offline eliex

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Indeed.  :nod:

 
That's not even the tough one, at least you can do it from a distance in Forced Entry. Playing on insane mode, later on in the campaign, there's similar moments where you're just flying forward thinking to yourself "This is freaking suicide, this is insane, this is sadistic, oh hail Mary...." etc etc. Amazing campaign though, I just finished it yesterday and loved it.

 
kept trying to beat forced entry on medium,

21 failures and counting. We're almost there, pilots.
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Offline terran_emperor

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Forced entry is uber-hard on very easy. You have to be a super ace to get it on higher difficulty levels
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Offline General Battuta

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Wait, seriously...? It's not that hard. Where are you guys failing?

 

Offline terran_emperor

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For me the duke keeps on getting killed.
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Offline Rodo

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For me the duke keeps on getting killed.

First go for the fighters order your wingmen to destroy them all, then go for the first rakshasa, again order all your wingmen to destroy it, after that go for the second cruiser, fire a treb to it's beam turret and order your wingman to destroy it, inmediately turn to the duke and burn your thrusters till you get those fighters incoming, if you kill 2 of those the duke will surely live through.
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Offline General Battuta

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Just keep one wing guarding each ship that jumps in. Wingman control is key.

Focus your efforts on cruiser main beams first, then on the waves of Aeshmas -- those things are very good at killing the Duke.

When the Sanctuary jumps in, have all fighters defend it. When the Temeraire jumps in, have all fighters defend it, and wait nearby to take out the Ravana's forward beams with Trebuchets.