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Mission 00: Boot Camp[edit]

  • Turn Time: 99 seconds
  • Enemies: None

This is the training mission. You don't have to complete this mission; you can go straight on to the next one if you want, but it's a good idea to if you're new to this game because this guide can't tell you how to aim weapons. You'll encounter a bit of everything here; vehicles (actually only a shelter), a minefield, water, bridges, weapon crates, health crates etc. etc. with the constant encouragement and tips from our friend, the General. It's impossible to lose this mission if you do what he tells you.

Mission 01: The War Foundation[edit]

  • Turn Time: 99 seconds
  • Enemies: 3 Grunts
  • Your Pigs: 3 Grunts

This is your first proper mission. This is probably the time when the two sides are most balanced, since each side (you and the enemy) has three Grunts. You do not need to worry too much about time, because you have been given 99 seconds in which your turn can be completed in. This means you can wander around as you wish. Note: always keep an eye on the map. Winning is simple. You should collect the crate in the opposite corner of the map, since it contains a lovely TNT charge which can kill off any Grunt in one hit. There are health crates dotted around should you need them, and you should use a Grenade-Rifle combination to dispose of an enemy Grunt if you don't have the TNT. There are no mines, and the water can be crossed by walking across the islands or by going around the right-hand side of it.

Strategy 1

There are two enemies on your side of the river, and one on the other. Your first turn should dispatch one Grunt with the TNT, the second and third turns should be killing off one of the other grunts, and the fourth and fifth turns should be killing off the remaining enemy. You should easily get the Survival Bonus in all of these first 5 missions.

Strategy 2

With your first turn, walk your pig into the opposite corner of the map to the pick-up box there, also pick up one health box (heart on the map) along the way (avoid water as it drains your health). This pick-up should be a "TNT x1." Select the TNT and walk back to where you started. There should be an enemy pig near your pigs. Walk next to the enemy pig and place the TNT right at his feet. Then run away (in any direction). The TNT will blow up the pig without hurting any of your own. The reason why you would get this one over any other is because he will pick off all of your other ones and most likely kill one before you end the mission, which will jeopardize your chance to receive all medals.

On your second turn, move your pig around to the corner in which the health is located, then collect the box near the middle of the map on a raised section. Be careful you don't fall off as you will waste time. This box should contain a Sniper Rifle x2. Shoot any of the other two remaining pigs.

The third pig should collect the last pick-up on the small island. Don't forget your health, either! This one is a Bazooka x2. Blow up the pig that still has full health. If you're dead-accurate, you should be able to deal out 40 damage, and if so, both enemy pigs have 10 health left.

Now it's back to pig number one. If he has less than 30 health, get the last health pick up. Then finish off the pig you shot with the Bazooka - if it has less than 30, throw a grenade; less than 20, shoot him with a rifle.

There's one left! Use the Sniper Rifle to finish off the last one.

Completion

Congratulations! You have now successfully finished Mission 1. As a reward, you should be granted 2 coins for upgrade. As a tip, for the next mission, upgrade one pig as an Espionage career pig, and another as Heavy Weapons.

Mission 02: Routine Patrol[edit]

  • Turn Time: 99 seconds
  • Enemies: 1 Gunner, 2 Grunts
  • Your Pigs: 2 Level 1 pigs, 3 Grunts

With the two promotion points you got off the first mission, you should promote the first two of your pigs. This mission has a river leading down the middle and it isn't possible to swim across it, unless you are willing to end up dead or with very little health. Instead, use the paths and bridges to get around. Hills litter this map, and there are Bazooka shots available on your side to collect and also TNT on the other. If you have a Sapper, use the Mine & TNT tactic to damage two enemies (ideally the Gunner and a Grunt, knocking them both into the water long enough to kill them). Scouts can also be used, with a certain degree of luck, to steal the enemy Gunner's Bazooka and disregard him as a threat. Health crates are all over this map if you need them.

Mission 03: Trench Warfare[edit]

  • Turn Time: 60 seconds
  • Enemies: 1 Gunner, 3 Grunts
  • Your Pigs: 4 Level 1 pigs, 1 Grunt

You lose your lovely 99 second turns now, but you should be able to cope fine. You can get around the edge of the map with time to spare. There are patches of mines on the high ground running down the middle but they're easy to avoid. Kill the Gunner first (a carefully-placed TNT charge from a Sapper will knock him off the map) then use your other pigs to kill the Grunts. A Sapper can also use the Mine & TNT tactic AND jump in the Shelter in the enemy camp and protect himself from damage. You may want to steal the Gunner's Bazooka to render him useless. There's no threat of water and you can go up to the high ground crates to pick up two Cluster Grenades (one in each box).

Mission 04: Morning Glory![edit]

  • Turn Time: 60 seconds
  • Enemies: 3 Gunners, 2 Grunts
  • Your Pigs: 5 Level 1 pigs

This is probably where things get harder. You should have all your pigs at Level 1 promotion, which means you will still theoretically have the edge but the Gunners can knock off 20-40 points of health at any range meaning the health crates may well be useful. If you can't use gun weapons to put the enemies in the mine patches, use weapons like Knife or Trotter, as they have a greater knockback effect. TNT and Mines may also work, but they're harder to use to accomplish this effect. Like the 1st and 2nd missions, there's a thick river cutting the map in half with you on one side and your enemy on the other. The crate on your side has 3x Rifle Burst, on the path across the river is a box containing 3x Mortar, and the drop zone on the enemies' half of the map yields an Airburst. Scouts should try and steal the Bazookas from the Gunners, but this is not absolutely vital. Deal with the Gunners first, as they are more dangerous.

Mission 05: Island Invasion[edit]

  • Turn Time: 60 seconds
  • Enemies: 2 Gunners, 1 Scout (hidden), 1 Sapper, 1 Orderly
  • Your Pigs: 1 Level 2 pig, 4 Level 1 pigs

Chances are you will fail to get the Survival Bonus first time. You may even fail the mission the first time, considering this is your first encounter with a proper team. The edge should still be yours however, since you should have a Level 2 pig. Snipers and Engineers are recommended over any other, but it is possible without. You can get a F-Rain Airstrike for destroying the Shelters on the enemy island, but often that will only be too late in the mission for it to be of any use anyway and you should not devote your time to it.

Use the Shelters, however, by sending a Sapper over (of course, only if you have one) and using the Mine & TNT tactic, then hopping inside one during the retreat time. TNT charges can knock the Orderly into the water and possibly kill him in one hit. The Scout is hidden in the ? box on the northern corner island. Health crates are abundant so don't be afraid to get them. Clear the island with the Orderly and Gunners on out first, as they're closest and present the biggest threat. The Sapper will invariably try and get close enough to use his TNT charge when he gets a go so if you have a Sniper or Scout use the first part of their go to try and steal it from him before he has a chance to use it. The Scout presents the least threat, so kill him last.

Congratulations! With this, you have conquered Hogshead, and received 5 promotion points for your troubles. You can now move on to the proper missions - they get a lot harder from here on.