The Scallop is an amphibious riot bot (anti-sub) from the Amphbot Factory.
|Amphibious Riot Bot (Undersea Fire)|
|Movement Speed (elmo/s)||48|
|Turn Rate (deg/s)||198|
|Vision Radius (elmo)||430|
A typical riot unit, the Scallop is armed with impact explosives for underwater targets and a quadruple shotgun for fighting above water enemies and on the ground.
Tactics and Strategy
Normally, your Scallops are too slow and short-ranged to be able to close the distance with enemy's skirmishers. However, with help from some Lobsters, they can quickly close the distance towards the enemy units by having some much needed mobility and suprise factor. Such a tactic can also help the Scallops deal with some more modest base defenses like Stardust or Stingers, so long as the Scallops are launched right next to the base defenses, so that their shotguns can deal maximum damage from point-blank range. Beware of Faraday turrets, as those are effective at stopping such advances.
Against ships, while the Scallop can take care of enemy Hunters, Seawolves and Corsairs just fine, unfortunately, it possesses neither the speed, nor the range, to deal with enemy Sirens, which can skirmish the Scallops to oblivion. Although Buoys and Grizzlies could possibly help in dealing with enemy Sirens, as mentioned before, Lobsters can help fix this problem by hurling the Scallops at the Sirens.
Remember that Scallops, just as other Amphbot Factory units, have to surface in order to bring their full firepower to the battle. While moving closer to the enemy underwater they are safe from most raiders due to their torpedoes, but are vulnerable to attack from units such as Claymores.