HC01: Border Skirmish

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Hard Campaign Guide

Mission 1: Border Skirmish


Player CO: Sami
Enemy CO: Flak
Perfect speed limit: 9 days

The main difference with the Normal Campaign map is that Flak now has more
units set up against you. It’s not a hard mission, though, and if you’ve just
completed the Normal Campaign, it shouldn’t be a problem for you at all. If
you have trouble beating this mission, you might not be ready for Hard
Campaign yet, and I suggest you should practise some more on War Room or the
Normal Campaign.

The main thing you should focus on in this map is defense. Hold Flak’s troops
at the bridge and don’t let them get any closer. You should directly head
towards the city with your Tank and place your indirects correct so they are
able to fire on day 2. On the second day, switch your Tank for your MD Tank on
the city and hold out against Flak. Most of the time his units won’t even
attack your MD Tank, so you’re pretty safe there. Place Mechs on mountains for
vision, but watch out where you’ll place your B-Copters, as Flak has some
A-Air riding around. Flak will also send some Mechs over the river in the
south, so you want to have your A-Air placed there and fire at every unit
trying to pass the river. Your Mechs will be of some assistance here. After
the A-Airs and Mechs are destroyed, move in with your B-Copters and Mechs.
Seek and destroy the Rocket as soon as possible. Once you’ve done that, the
main threat is gone and you can move past the bridge and destroy whatever is
left. Destroy 2 units for a perfect power score.

Strategy by HPD. Map image by Tsuruya.