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How to beat level "Surprise!"?: 6/16/2019 18:31:39

Napoleon
Level 23
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Anyone got any clues on how to beat single player level 47, map called "Surprise!"?

You play on a map of Uruguay, all but one field belong to you, but opponent starts with 500 armys, you start with 0.

No matter what I tried, I always get overrun. I tried about 30 times and no option to skip, so frustrating.
How to beat level "Surprise!"?: 6/16/2019 20:59:35


Timinator • apex 
Level 65
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slowly whittle down the armies while keeping your income higher than the AI.
How to beat level "Surprise!"?: 6/17/2019 13:21:57

red
Level 43
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try to keep enemies income below 5. keep your stacks out of reach from his bigger blocks. try to get late turns, where you occupy back territories from him. try to get at least on territory out of each bonus back, so he gets no income.
How to beat level "Surprise!"?: 6/19/2019 20:35:40

Napoleon
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Thanks, just beat the level, although I think the map is horrible and no fun at all. I hope the next maps get back to regular fun, not such strange "surprises".

I kept to the advice to keep his income at 0, and managed to do that for most rounds.

In case someone else has the same problems:

I started by surrounding his countries with blocks of 1-3 armies, to stop his puny attacks. The big attacks, I could not stop, so I just had to accept them.

Luckily, the AI is stupid enough to leave many countries nearly undefended, and without income, it is easy to calculate how many armies you need to place where to get the poorly defended countries back at the beginning of the next turn.

Regarding trying to get late turns, at first, since I'd surrounded his strong armies with my weak armies (to stop the puny attacks), I just moved one small army from one country to the next in a circular motion, kind of like riding around his territories. Then, at the end of the round, I attacked his strong countries with 1 army from each side. That way I didn't lose too much if he stayed in the country, but had a chance of taking that country if he'd moved out his main force earlier in the turn.
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