Flares in the Sand

砂上に揺らめく炎

Grade ★★★
Area Effect Heat
Number of units 9: 9 slots
CP Start 7(+2), 7(+2) per turn
SP 3
Turns for S rank 6
Objectives Occupy the enemy bases
Failure conditions The enemy succeeds in taking your base
20 turns pass
Morale 0
All infantry defeated
Enemy ace(s) Shocktrooper3-insignia.png Aria Sorrow
Ace Location Area 3/4


Mission Briefing

An Empire incursion comprised of an armor unit has been detected in the deserts to the northeast of Yuell.

Stop the incursion by taking the bases in area 2 and 3.

Strategy

Make sure to update your equipment. The new Brondel(ブロンデル) sniper rifles have a burst fire mode on top of already stellar damage which makes it absolutely exceptional when coupled with the +20 accuracy trinket to offset it's only shortcoming.

You'll want to equip your tank with the Medium chassis to allow the setup of both rockplow plating and the humidifier (散水), which serves to defeat the desert heat.

Starting from either area is fine, but area 4 is your main camp so this strategy will use an offense to defend the lose objective.

Deploy your tank in area 4.

You can leave area 5 with an assault or two.


Phase 1

  1. Select your tank and fire your main gun into the side of the tank. Move back into camp.
  2. Use Open Fire on Imca and take out the emplacement and the tank.
  3. Free action.
  4. Move for the east camp using a sniper.
  5. Same action.
  6. Check area 5 for snipers, kill the sniper.
  7. Redeploy your tank into area 3, take out the boulder.
  8. Move a lancer through the gap and take out the emplacement before it turns to you.
  9. Deploy an assault to take the defender out of the base.
  10. Take the base.

Phase 2

  1. Move your tank for the south base, end your turn within it.
  2. Same action.
  3. Move a scout from the north base for the south camp. Take it. Check the southeast corner for the ace.
  4. Deploy Riela into the last area using Valkyria. Take the emplacement out.
  5. Use a second Valkyria and move behind the tank, destroy it from behind.
  6. Take out the ace if it's on top of the tower.

Phase 3

  1. Clear the area of as many enemies as you want with a sniper on top of the tower.
  2. Take the objective. You can use up to three phases to do this.

Rewards

Base Reward Enemy Ace Reward
EXP 7,000 Ace Drop 1 RF002 Plan
DCT 10,000 Ace Drop 2 Gun Parts.png ZM-MPX
Reward Armored Vest/Tank Vest
Rank Rewards
S Rank EXP 0 S Rank DCT 0
A Rank EXP 0 A Rank DCT 0
B Rank EXP 7,000 B Rank DCT 10,000
C Rank EXP - C Rank DCT -
Additional Rewards
EXP for Leaders N DCT for Leaders N
EXP for Aces 0 DCT for Aces 0
EXP for Tanks N DCT for Tanks N
EXP for Key Targets N DCT for Key Targets N

Notes/Trivia

  • The armor vest is a game-changing accessory that gives +20 defense to front, side, and back of a character. A character equipped with it can shrug off 2-3 heavy troopers without any problem, which makes it indispensable for certain missions where the enemies get to go first.
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