Boom Beach Defense guide: Mines
There are two types of Mines in Boom Beach, I'm going to be focusing on the earliest type you get: the bog standard Mine.
But just because they're vanilla, it doesn't mean they don't pack a wallop.
Mines are most often used in one of two ways: lining the beach area of your Home Base to make an immediate dent in attacking forces, or surrounding your Head Quarters as a final stand-off.
Both strategies have their positive and negative points.
Lining the beach area will chip away at the strength of an enemy force's initial attack, making it easier for your other Defense structures to kill those troops. The potential downside is that the other player has the option of countering their effectiveness by sending in disposable troops.
Placing Mines near the Head Quarters will minimise the effectiveness of any strategy your opponent has, as they'll be able to less well control their forces by this point. However, you don't get the bonus damage upfront, and the Mines effectively end up representing your very final line of defence.
How do you like to use them? Let us know.
Peter Willington 30 April 2014