Death's Head- I tried that a few times during my first play-through of WC3. Its a hard battle but not only does it not make you much of an officer, Vaquero dies in the process.
Kain- Here's how I usually handle it. Like everybody else said, check your nav map but if you want a good clue of when to cloak, its when you fight endless reincarnations of Stalker. When he's rolling around in death, thats when I usually cloak and gun the afterburners towards the nav point until autopilot activates. Then when that point is reached, I uncloak and take out Thrakath and Hobbes. They fall quite easily to an Excalibur.
We shall slice of their heads and thrust them upon tiki sticks!
playing WC makes you an officer? Anyway playing the strait and narrow get's boring eventually, I play to have fun and I think it's fun gunning down hobbes in a hellcat, especially when he is in a tbolt.
who cares? In the short term, I have enough pilots. Besides, you can just reload the game before you go to the flight deck, assuming you did save it, and decide to listen to reason when you have had enough fun being unreasonable.
odds are you don't live to see that vaquero dies anyhow.
[This message has been edited by Death's Head (edited February 12, 2000).]
Actualy I care, because when I'm going to Kilrah I want to have wingman that listen to orders. Since you can't count on Maniac and Flash, Cobra is dead, and Hobbes is a traitor, you only have 3 pilots that will listen to you. Vagabond, Flint and Vaquero.
A good soldier is not the one who die for his country, it's the one who makes his enemy die for his.
Actually, Earthworm, on the Kilrah run Maniac does follow orders, to the letter. The Kilrah series is the ONLY one where he does, though. IIRC Flash is more attentive, but I'm not sure on that, and can't find my official WC3 strategy guide.
Earthworm: Actually, both Maniac and Flash obey you in the Kilrah mission. That's what really got across to me just how important this was. When Maniac follows orders, you know you're in trouble
But at any rate, the wing commander that accepts the loss of the third pilot in the same day as unimportant in the short term, won't remain the WC for long. You must keep in mind that while Blair takes off on his mission, the others have other assignments to undertake. So if you lose them, who's gonna fly the boring patrols, or escort the garbage scow to the asteroids