Wilhelm Triple Wotan – Iron Harvest

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This guide is a Saxon build order for multiple player. It will discuss the possible variants, build order, strengths, and weakness of the strategy. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
 
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General Information

Objective
 
The aim of this strategy is to survive until your reserve 2, then deploy 2 more wotans. This will give you a strong main army with lots of firepower. From there, you will trade better than your opponent and slowly, but surely, push back your opponent.
 
 
Recommended Maps: Night Raid, Oil Spill
 
Inadvisable Maps: Dark Forest, Deserted Tracks.
 
 
Strengths:
 
Trades very well in late game.
 
Wilhelm can provide strong supporting fire with his abilities.
 
Very good against armour.
 
 
Weakness:
 
Not as effective at pushing.
 
Wotans are not very effective against Infantry.
 
Wotans can die easily to artillery.
 
 
 

Reserves

The primary reserve choice for this build are:
 
 

Stormtrooper Wilhelm Wotan

 
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Mortar WIlhelm Wotan

 
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Other options:

 
 
You can have any units in reserve 1 as long as you have a Wilhelm and Wotan in reserve 2. However, the ones depicted above are the recommended ones.
 
 
 

Build Order

2x Engineer
 
Barracks at 2:00
 
Reserve 1 at 3:00
 
1st Iron Upgrade
 
Stormtrooper (Not necessary but highly recommended.
 
1st Oil and 2nd Iron Upgrades
 
Workshop at 4:50 (Approximate)
 
Reserve 2 at 9:00
 
2nd Oil Upgrade (Not necessary but highly recommended)
 
Advanced Workshop at 11:30 (Approximate)
 
 
You should have 3 wotans by the 16 minute mark.
 
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Alternative Build Order
 
2x Engineer
 
Workshop at 2:20
 
Grimbart
 
Reserve 1
 
1st Oil and 1st Iron Upgrades
 
Barracks at 4:40
 
Reserve 2 at 9:00
 
2nd Oil and 2nd Iron Upgrades
 
Advanced Workshop at 11:40
 
 
You should have 3 wotans by the 16 minute mark.
 
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Tips and Tricks

  • Avoid leading a charge with Wotans, although their heavy armour may give the impression that they can tank, they only have 700 health!
     
     
     
     
     
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    Run away from field cannons!
  • The Stormtrooper’s veteran ability can turn battles in your favour. Remember to use it during infantry versus infantry fights, especially in larger battles.
     
     
     
     
     
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    The veteran ability can allow storms to fight even mechs!
  • Use Stormtroopers and Wilhelm’s Rocket Swarm to eliminate gunners and Field Cannons. Those units are 2 of the biggest threats to your Wotans.
  • Wilhelm’s Lay Waste ability can decimate enemy units that get too close to him.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wilhelm preparing to unless his lay waste.
  • Avoid retreating your mechs. Use Reverse Move (C + right click) to pull them back instead.
  • It may be necessary sometimes to replace 1 Wotan with a Stiefmutter, especially if you are playing on a map with lots of Corners or if you are fighting against an Infantry Heavy Build.
  • Assign all your Wotans to 1 hotkey so that you can easily access them.
     
     
     
     
     
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Other Units

Gunners

 
Gunners presently are very strong. However, they require u to reach tier 2 barracks, and Wotans more or less fill the same role, so gunners are a poor choice in this build.
 
However, if you are fighting against Lech you may need to deploy a gunner or two to fight him.
 
 

Medics

 
Your army will be heavily based around mechs so medics are not a good choice.
 
 

Field Cannon

 
Wotans already fill the same role as Field Cannons and do it better.
 
 

Mortar

 
Mortars are really good against Infantry. If you wish to add a mortar to your force it is best to deploy if from reserve 1, since building one from Advanced Barracks takes far too long and rarely is worth the cost at that point.
 
 

HMG

 
Heavy Machine Guns are good for holding chokepoints, especially against infantry. Same as with the Mortar, building HMGs from Advanced Barracks simply isn’t worth the resoures.
 
 
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Eisenhans

 
A poor choice since the Wotan does the same thing.
 
 

Grimbart

 
Very good choice to fight infantry spam or to prevent infantry from capping a particular area.
 
 
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Isegrim

 
Isegrims are just very bad in general.
 
 

Erlkonig

 
A good choice to destroy field cannons or infantry. It can also use its flare to reveal enemies and the Erlkonig can provide counterbattery or supporting fire.
 
 
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Stiefmutter

 
Stiefmutters are useful to guard flanks since they can deal good dps to all sorts of units. They can also fire around corners.
 
 
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Kaiser

 
Since majority of your forces will be glass cannons, a Kaiser will be necessary to tank for your units, especially during a push.
 
 

Skybike

 
Skybikes are quite useless, so never build them.
 
 

Gunship

 
Gunships share the same role as your wotans, so it is recommended against to build them.
 
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Conclusion

So this is the Wilhelm Triple Wotan strategy. This strategy is not perfect, but is one that you can get started with. I will be updating it as the meta changes over time. Please feel free to reach out to me on the official Iron Harvest discord (Discord Username is Steel_Legionaire#4252).
 
 
Iron Harvest Discord Link: https://discord.gg/ironharvest – [discord.gg] 
 
 
I also recommend to check out NickFatNite’s video on the Wotan in his MECHanized guide series for more information on how to use Wotans.
 
 
Here’s the video:
 
 

 
 

Written by Count Of TIlly

 
 
Here we come to an end for the Wilhelm Triple Wotan – Iron Harvest guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
 


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