Transports are a vital part of the Alliance war effort, for it is these sturdy vessels which allow troops to traverse various
waterways to engage in battle. Designed to carry and deliver several ground units directly onto the shore,
Transports are slow and unarmed, and thus rely upon protection from Destroyers and Battleships.
Transports are huge, skeletal ships charged with ferrying Horde troops across large bodies of water. Being slow
and bulky, Transports rely upon magical armor to reply enemy fire. Although the Horde is known to defend their
Transports with Destroyers and Juggernaughts, some reckless crews will sail straight into a naval engagement
to deliver their troops to land.
Hauling land forces around.
Orc vs Human:
Transports are used to transport your land forces across streams that do not have bridges and large areas of water.
They have no offensive capabilities. 6 units can be fit in a transport. Each unit takes 1 slot in the Transport regardless of
appeared size so 6 Catapults can just as easily fit into a Transport as 6 Peons.
Transports can be repaired
Move a Transport onto the shore and instruct one or more Peons to repair it.
Use Multiple Transports
When you invade, don't go in with just one Transport. You wouldn't send in
only 6 guys on a land map so send in 2 or more Transports. D-Day!
Use Demolition Squads against incoming Transports
When you know the enemy is sending in a Transport place Demolition Squads
near the shoreline where the Transport is going to unload. Then
when it's near the shore click right mouse button on it and your Demolition Squad
will sink the Transport and whatever was on it.
When an enemy Transport is heading towards your shore, wait until it gets close then cast a
Flame Shield on it. When it unloads it will do a large amount of damage
to ALL the units it unloads. This can also work while your enemy is
loading the Transports but is much harder to implement.
Seek out and Destroy Transports
Kill any Transport you see! If you sink a Transport with 6 units inside, especially Mages, you will severely damage
the enemy. Use one or more Destroyers on a Transport.
Hide your Transports
Build a Transport as soon as you can and hide it. That way if your
Shipyard is destroyed you can still get units off your island.
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A Peasants kills a Transport that was left on the shore. Be sure to move the Transport as soon as it's unloaded so this
does not happen to you.
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