100+ Waves, The Victoria Cross
Requires at Start:
Preferably Regular Deploy
The Anti-Gunner Defensive is focused on a smaller squad. As this strategy is made for Regular Deploy
(such as your very first game) no ribbons are necessary but it doesn't discourage them. However, the layout is similar to the strat above, utilising a map with barely any natural cover; but, seeing as our main goal with this strat is to obtain the Victoria Cross
, don't quit because your terrain isn't the best. Adapt.
To start off buy a Spec Ops right away: he will be your main anti-infantry force. Stick him nearly at the very top so he can rack up kills and buy an Engineer. Have him make a Camnet in the bottom middle of the screen, and if there's anything blocking line of sight use some TNT. After this buy an Officer and stick him and the Engineer under the Camnet and put two Soldiers in front of them. After that buy a Medic and keep him up in front of the Spec Ops and a Signaller. By wave 40 your Spec Ops should be up to 50+ xp, so have the Engineer buy a Bunker and place it above the middle of the 'Battle Paused' mark. Normally this is when the Germans start getting accurate, so move the Medic to the Bunker (he'll distract the Flakpanzers and Wespes) and the Spec Ops down to the Camnet, during which you buy a Mortar Pit for it. Then get an Antenna and another Camnet and put the net beside the other one. Then get a Bazooka and save up for a Halftrack with the 75mm AT Gun. Finally, once your Spec Ops is an NCO give him an M1 Carbine. VERY IMPORTANT: It's called the Anti-Gunner Defensive for a reason: I hate gunners with a passion and never use them unless I'm just in an experimenting mood (blasphemy, I know), and this strategy doesn't compliment them at all. So they should not be used in any shape, form, or fashion unless it's the one that comes in the Halftrack. The main anti-infantry force should be your Spec Ops; however, if he dies don't panic and buy another one. Remember, we're in this for the Victoria Cross, and you'll need all the waves you can get.
The main downside to this strategy is, of course, its lack of people, and the fact it relies on a single Spec Ops to kill most of the infantry. So your main focus is to keep him protected while making sure he gets the proper amount of kills. I find it helps if a medic (with low xp) stays around him at all times and that he's kept away from high-priority targets like Signallers making calls. The most precarious time is around wave 40 when he's at the top and vehicles start showing up and the Germans get more aggressive. As long as he leapfrogs from the top to the bunker to the bottom he should be fine. Also, the other main target for the Germans is the Halftrack: unlike the Spec Ops this isn't easily protected. The best thing you can do is keep it away from your other soldiers and Concentrate Fire
on any Panzerschrecks
that show up, if of course there's not a tank or anything of the sort along with him. However, once ranked up the AT gun upgrade can really pay for itself.