heli hopping

2001-06-21: tactic from MacMark
This tactic isn't new, but was undocumented until today. The most advanced players are familiar with it and so we should put this to the record:

Scouting the enemy is essential to win. If you don't know what he's doing, you're toast in a few minutes. But it's not always possible to scout him. The usual scouting units are vehicles or, with low start unit count and / or low start money, infantry.

Did you ever think about helicopters for scouting? You can land them only where you can see the ground, but if the heli lands, around himself more terrain becomes revealed. Then you can see more ground and land him there and you see again more ground and so on. This is called heli hopping and enables you to scout in emergency cases.

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