Hint: Knowing the map can mean the difference between a confident plan of
attack and mere guesswork. Give yourself a dry run at a scenario--start a
scenario and simply explore the map, ignoring the mission goals, then restart
the scenario with your newfound knowledge. Alternately, you can use the Brood
War campaign editor to explore the maps of the game before you dive into a
Hint: In the campaign game, pay careful attention to the mission objectives.
The resistance you'll encounter in the scenarios can be simply absurd at
times, and you'll find yourself going home in a body bag more often than not
if you don't limit yourself to the specific tasks at hand. Slash and burn
doesn't work as a viable tactic in the scenarios.
Hint: The new field Medic unit makes guerilla attacks a ton of fun for Terrans.
Set up a number of fire teams made up of marines, firebats, and medics, and
"leapfrog" them into battle. You'll get your best tactical control using small
teams, and with the Medic you can strike with one team, then pull it out and
bring in team two while the first team is getting healed by the Medic.
Hint: Use the Corsair in concert with a transport filled with your favorite
Protoss warriors. Cast a Disruption Web over an enemy's building, then unload
your troops and lay waste to the helpless structure.
Hint: To practice and ready yourself for online play, set up a one-on-one
"direct connection" multiplayer game and make the computer your opponent.
You'll get a great chance to practice your "grow then conquer" strategies.
Hint: When battling against the computer, a defensive posture is often the most
prudent. Human opponents tend to be more trigger-happy, so adopt an
offensive-minded philosophy when battling your flesh-and-blood brethren.
Hint: For fun, play a multiplayer game in which you and your opponents limit
yourselves (via the honor system) to a finite subset of available units.
You'll find that you'll have much more opportunity to think tactically if, for
example, you play with only ground forces.