Mines are very important part of defense in Boom Beach. It’s an axiom. There are three types of mines available in the Game: Boom Mine, Shock Mine and Mine. I won’t describe the characteristics of each type here because it can be viewed in the “Wiki” section. In this post I’ll try to share my experience and observations of how to install and hide them and get higher benefits (diamonds and intels for destroyed enemy units).
As I wrote above mines are very important and very often happens that only them help fight off an enemy attack. So it’s not necessary to neglect by such good defensive tool. I’m sure that every more or less experienced player had had failed attacks during which his troops were destroyed or heavily damaged by the well hidden mines (this is especially true for AZ players)…
So I’d like to begin from describing of the two common mistakes, which are often encountered in the Game:
- All mines are installed along the shoreline (as a rule in a several rows). This is an extremely bad placement because in such position it’s very easy to make a corridor for troops with the help of Critters or Barrage. And further way to the HQ will be free of mines.
- All the mines are set tightly around the HQ. The main purpose of such placement is in increasing of protection against Warriors. But it’s also not good position for mines because in almost 100% cases they would be destroyed by one volley of Barrage before troops landing.
I’ve been playing Boom Beach for about a three years and to my mind the biggest benefit from mines we can get if to spread them evenly on the all base territory. Such installation would make almost useless for enemy using of Barrage or Critters for demining and significantly increases chances of destroying enemy troops.
Another important side of mines installation is their hiding. There are 8 types of buildings on the high lvl game suitable for this pretty well. On the picture below you can see 8 buildings with hidden mine behind the every one:
Not bad, isn’t it? But it is important not to overdo with disguise. This because if enemy would see only few mines during exploring your island before attack this will cause suspicion and makes him to peer into your defense more closely. I recommend to hide not more than 8-10 mines (it’s 25-35% of all available on the max lvl).
It’s also not bad to install two mines together. In such case one explosion can destroy a bunch of Riflemen or Zookas at once. But coverage area would be less. An example of paired mines you can see on the picture below:
And lastly a short video which shows how to hide mines behind each of 8 types of suitable for this buildings:
Hope this would be useful for you! Good luck!