Bolas

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The Bolas is a heavy disruptor hovercraft from the Hovercraft Platform.

Bolas (hoverheavyraid)
Disruptor Hovercraft
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Stats
Cost 190
Hit Points 780
Movement Speed (elmo/s) 94
Turn Rate (deg/s) 147
Vision Radius (elmo) 560
Sonar (elmo) 560
Transportable Light
Weapons
Disruptor Pulse Beam
Damage 35
Slow Damage 105
Reload Time (s) 0.33
Damage per Second 105 + 315
Range (elmo) 230
Instantly hits

Description

The Bolas is a second option of raider for the hovercraft factory. Named uniquely a "heavy-raider" it is one of the more expensive ground raiders. It wields a slow pulse beam and excels at one-on-one engagements, but is somewhat fragile for its cost.

Tactics And Strategy

The Bolas is capable of dispatching many units in one-on-one engagements, even the direct-counter ones like riots. As such, the Bolas should never be faced with a lone unit/lower numbers. The key to defeating a group of Bolases comes down to a few options:

- Overwhelm them with numbers;

- Fight them at a great range/disadvantageous terrain (as all hovercraft struggle with hills);

- Create an opening using disabling methods like Imps, Racketeers or Outlaws;

- Use a bait, like Dirtbags or Halberds.

While using the Bolas yourself, remember to group up several of them for greater results. Whittle down your opponent with hit-and-run, accumulating the slow-effect on their units, and allowing the Bolases or other troops to finish the enemy off.