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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin/English Translation Differences/Tutorial

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Zooming

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There are two map views: overview and zoom. Toggle between them with R or by tapping the icon. There are two map sizes: Overview and Zoom. Toggle between the views with the R Button or by tapping the icon. Select the best view for the conditions.

Unit Deployment

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Select the unit you want to deploy, then where you want it to go. Options sometimes appear after a unit moves. Select the unit you want to deploy and where you want to move it to in the area displayed. Options sometimes appear for units to perform actions after moving.

Ending a Day

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You and your enemy will take turns moving your units. Select End Turn from the menu to finish your forces' moves for the day. During battles, you will take it in turns with your opponent to move your units. Select End Turn from the Menu to finish your force's manoeuvres for that day.

Direct Attacks

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To perform a direct attack, move your unit next to an enemy unit and choose Fire. If an enemy unit is within the range of movement of your unit or an enemy moves to a square adjacent to your unit, you can attack that enemy unit.

About Map Info

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(Move Cost, Units, Captured, Unit Info Move Type) (Move Cost, No. of units, Captured, Unit Info Move Type)

About Unit Info

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(Move Type, Armr. Type, Attack, Strong, Weak, X Attack, Fatal, Avoid)

Leveling Up Units/Levelling Up Units

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If you defeat an enemy unit, the winning unit's level will rise, increasing its attack and defense. A single unit can rise 3 levels. Defeat an enemy unit, and your unit's level will go up, increasing attack and defence abilities. *Maximum level=3

Tactics

Part 1

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Open the menu, select Mission Info, then choose the Tactics option to receive strategy for the current battle. Select Mission from the Menu, and choose the Tactics option. You'll get useful advice there.

Part 2

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During each battle in Story Mode, you can select Mission from the Menu and then choose Tactics to get useful tactical advice.

Ammunition/Main Weapon Ammunition

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Most units have main weapons that can run out of ammo. Keep an eye on the ammo indicator. Some units are equipped with powerful main weapons. But be careful to resupply before ammo runs out! Keep an eye on the ammo indicator...

Indirect Attacks

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Indirect-attack units can fire over long distances without facing a counter-attack, but they cannot move and attack in the same turn. Unlike direct attacks, indirect attacks must be launched before moving the unit. Indirect attack units can fire over long distances without facing enemy attacks.

Attack Range/Strike Range

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To see a unit's attack range, choose it and hold down B, or touch the unit and hold down the stylus. You can also view enemy attack ranges. Select a unit and hold down B or touch the unit to see its full attack range, including after it has moved. You can also view enemy units' attack ranges.

Terrain Effects

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Use map info to see features and defenses offered by different terrain. The more stars on the gauge, the more protection it provides. Check Map Info to see the features and defence offered to your units by different terrains. The more stars on the gauge, the safer it is for your units.

Fuel

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Though rare, it is possible for a unit to run out of fuel. Units can refuel at any friendly city or base. It is rare for fuel to run out, but in a long battle it can become a problem and units can grind to a halt. Remember to refuel at your bases.

Unit Chart

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Select Mission Info from the menu and choose Chart to display all of your units. Use this chart to help plan your strategy. Select Mission from the Menu and choose Chart to display all of the units you have deployed. Consulting the chart is useful when considering your strategy.