Boom Beach Defense guide: Machine Guns
Machine Guns are an extremely powerful weapon early on in Boom Beach, though their effectiveness diminishes if you don't keep upgrading them in-line with your overall level.
They continually fire round after round into enemy forces, mowing down most squads of soldiers at an alarming rate.
Because of this, it's best to have Machine Guns spread throughout your Home Base so that they can pick away at units and thin the numbers before they come anywhere near your Head Quarters.
If you do need to deal with Machine Gun defences, you'll be wanting to lead the charge with a Heavy, as this unit soaks up bullet damage like nobody's business.
Keep the more fragile unit types to the rear of your attack, and use Zookas to destroy the Machine Gun encampment quickly.
Peter Willington 1 May 2014