A mobile game based on Warhammer 40k
We are continuing our look at Warhammer 40k Tacticus, a turn based strategy game that I’ve been recently playing on mobile.
You can check out our Introduction and Character articles or just dive into the resources!
Mobile games thrive on multiple resources and Tacticus is no exception have no fewer than 5 core resources, and many additional items and equipment that we’ll review in future articles. For now let’s take a look at the five you’ll be using most times you play!
That’s four, but to get to the fifth you’ll need to click on the Shop… and right at the top there’s requisition:
Requisition – also repeated below the big picture of drop pods.
But how do you get these resources and what are they used for?
Gained from everywhere (battles, raids, chests etc…) you’ll gain loads of these and there’s not a lot of spend large amounts on. You’ll need it all the time though so don’t spend it all in the shop on the daily deals section. It’s needed for giving upgrades to characters, upgrading abilities (along with badges), and upgrading items.
I’ve never found it to be limiting and, even though you can buy coins for real money, you won’t need to do that for much of the game.
Gained from chests, once again you’ll get loads of these but they are only spent in one place. Once you have completed a campaign battle with 3 stars you can Raid it which gives you some coins and a possibility of an item or a character shard. It’s a quick way of farming for what you may need but be careful – raiding also uses energy – so it’s not the only resource limiting raiding. As with coins I have never come close to running our of Raid Tokens.
This is the key resource and one you’ll want more of than you’ve got. Each Campaign battle or Raid uses an amount of energy (normally 5 or 6). It regenerates at 1 point in 5 minutes (even when not logged in). This means that you can play a game every 30 minutes (or so).
There is a maximum you can reach as well to encourage the player to return to the game regularly (this is increases as your ‘power level’ increases. As the most important resource for actually playing the game, you can get 50 more of them for watching an advert (only once per day) and then buying them with Blackstone – but unless you desperate to fight this is an expensive method – I prefer to just wait.
This in the first of the two premium resources and it can cost a lot to buy. It is used for getting items and upgrades from the shop and can be used to gain additional energy if required. I tend to save mine for when requisition is available in the shop (300 Blackstone).
Blackstone can by purchased with real world money, by opening chests or by completing achievements. You’ll definitely run out of this if you spend it on everything offered so be careful! It is possible to slowly build it up though.
As a bonus for using a referral code you and your friend also pick up some additional Blackstone (our referral code is LIT-20-RAP).
Requisition is how you can get drop pods to support your fighting. In practice this means you’ll get new characters, character shards or orbs.
Requisition can be seen in the shop (it replaces the ‘slot’ of the Raid tokens). You spend them in the shop and you can spend 1 at a time, but you’re going to want to wait for 10 of them (or 3,000 Blackstone). This is because you get a guaranteed character if you pay in 10 at once. (If you already have the character you’ll the shards for them based on their starting rarity, so it’s not quite as good as it first seems).
You’ll pick up loads of these at the beginning of the game as the tutorial guides you through the start, but pretty soon they start drying up. However you’ll get one when you get 45 medals in a Campaign section, increase your Power Level or from completing Battle Tactics. Once you get started there’s enough of these being awarded to keep you gaining characters or improving them.
Keep an eye out for when you finish a campaign subsection of 15 missions – these often spawn time limited aims to gain a Requisition. Make sure to do them within the time limit. There is no second way to get the Requisition if you miss it here.
I’ll be bringing you regular articles on the game as I progress and learn more; with the first articles being about some of the concepts of the game including the large number of resources available. I hope you’ll join me; and let us know if there’s anything in particular you would like me to cover.
I may even be joined by Woehammer Peter as he also plays so expect the occasional second opinion.
If you think this game may interest you, follow along this series of articles. I have been playing for a while already so some of it will based on what I know from further down the process. Woehammer isn’t receiving any sponsorship for this article (it’s just Declan and Eeyore – and Peter – having fun), but if you want to support me on my Tacticus exploration then please use my referral code: LIT-20-RAP
See you all next week!
— Declan and Eeyore