HC21: A Mirror Darkly

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Hard Campaign Guide

Mission 21: A Mirror Darkly


Player CO: Sonja
Enemy CO: Lash
Perfect speed limit: 9 days

This mission is pretty fun and easy to complete. Lash needs to move one unit
on your HQ in order to win the mission. All you have to do to make sure that
that does not happen is to move one of your MD Tanks on it and keep it there
at all times. The other one should be placed on a nearby city and attack from
there. Move the Artillery and Rockets in the center field into the forests
just southwest and southeast respectively. Lash will have trouble locating
them there while you will have no trouble shooting things.

Positioning of the units behind the mountain ranges is pretty straightforward.
Have Mechs move on the mountains for vision, but in such a way that they can’t
be hit directly. The rest should be placed as close to the mountains as
possible so they can strike the farthest. If Lash sends Mechs over the
mountains, take those out first. The Neotanks have the next highest priority,
as they can bring down the MD Tanks while at full HP. Artillery or Rockets
threatening to take out any indirects or Mechs also should be taken care of
immediately. After that, the only possible threat comes from the enemy MD
Tanks, but they are so slow that they can be picked off by your indirects
pretty easily. Lash won’t attack your MD Tanks with anything else, so all
other units are just cannon fodder for your indirects. Low HP Neotanks and
hurt MD Tanks also won’t attack them.

Once the scary units are dealt with, have the MD Tank on the city and the
Mechs move in to sweep the area of surviving units and complete the mission in
9 or 10 days.

Strategy by HPD. Map image by Tsuruya.