Planetary Annihilation Gameplay Summary:

Massive Planetary Annihilation Army matches are awesome – and this one is no exception. Non stop action with lots of explosions over the course of an hour. Very impressive macro combat from ZaphodX. He’s able to manage multiple engagements and economic expansion all at the same time.

Lots of nukes, lots of explosions. What’s not to like?

Some unfortunate UI bugs and flying tanks made things difficult.

Lessons, Tips, and Tricks (spoilers)

Always expand. Always expand. Always expand.

In Planetary Annihilation Army matches with more than two teams, there’s some interesting meta gaming. If you attack all of the players and piss them off, they’ll attack you and you’ll be fighting multiple enemies while they may only be fighting you. It’s imperative that you only fight as few enemies as possible. If you can concentrate all of your forces on only one enemy at a time, you’ll have a much more likely chance of winning.

If you do lose a Commander in a , it’s imperative that you protect your remaining Commander. This may seem like a “duh” – but you’d be surprised how many players don’t put their commander in the middle of their base with anti-air and Anti-nukes.

Don’t forget to scout! In matches with multiple opponents, scouting is more important than ever.

Naval is very powerful with its high damage and long range. Great for protecting and attacking shorelines. However, it’s very weak to bombers. Bumblebees can do an outstanding job at taking out a navy. Be sure to have fighters circling overhead and anti air ships in support. Bluebottles can shoot farther than they can see, so have Sun Fishes escorting with their superior vision, or give them radar coverage.

Always have anti-air. Missile Defense Towers are limited in their defense capabilities, but still effective. Patrolling Hummingbirds and Peregrines are the best form of anti-air.

Keep units moving! The second you make them stop or pull them back at the wrong time, you might as well have not built them.

Scouting a commander and launching two nukes at one time is an instant kill.