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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Pretty much the most useless infantry in-game.

Its saying something when you realize the AA infantry regiment is more effective versus infantry than Banzais, and the Banzais are useless against their ideal targets (mechs, tanks) unless they have a numerical advantage.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

if you choose to deploy Banzai you'll need at least five-to-six regiments to make it worth the trouble. keep them in favorable terrain to help them survive special op bombs. if you combine them with AT mechs they can be very useful.

you need odds of two-to-one against armor to prevail. in this sense I use the same tactics for Banzai that I might employ for a Commando Rush. give yourself limited objectives. focus everything on just one or two regiments. the idea is to have every unit of the targeted regiment effected by AT stun over a long period of time. this will allow the Banzai to catch up with enemy forces and wipe them out. best case scenario is if you're on a team with access to the Smoke Barrage special op. this op, combined with AT stun, makes Banzai a very effective late-game infantry unit for defensive battles. I also use them as a flanking attack during tank duels. even if all they do is force the enemy to back away from my badly damaged mediums then they've done their job. sometimes I can take out an enemy regiment or two in the process if they get sloppy.

I also use them to escort JPN artillery tank regiments to help protect them in close range tank duels with enemy heavies. (four arty tanks and two banzai is pretty typical) this also becomes useful when the arty tanks cause enemy regiments to rout. often I can get them to panic and run towards my banzai troops where even further damage is inflicted.

when using Banzai Infantry it's important to think of them as part of a larger combined arms strategy that mixes airpower, anti-tank mechs, and artillery tanks.
 
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