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The Support kit is one of 7 playable kits in the game Battlefield 2. It's main role is to re-supply friendly teammates and provide heavy supressing fire for the team. Players who use this kit are very important in Squads as they resupply squad members, meaning they will not need to keep calling in Supply Drops for ammo all the time.

Tactics

Basics

As a Support soldier, your main role is to replenish the ammo of friendlies, as well as providing heavy cover/suppressing fire for them in the case a large group of enemies charge at them. You will last quite long in firefights as your have Heavy body armor, but this, plus your equipment, will reduce your sprinting time.

Combat Against Infantry

Support users will have a great advantage over many in firefights as they have a highly powerful Light Machine Gun, which can keep enemies pinned down, as well as inflicting heavy damage against them. You will have to fire many rounds at your enemies since the LMGs in the game are not very accurate, as well as the fact that the LMG bullets are not very powerful. An LMG's high Firing Rate, as well as it's high magazine capacity, will help you inflict heavy damage on enemy squads, as well as keeping them pinned behind cover. Also, be aware of the LMG's main downside; It's reload time. It takes much longer to reload the LMG than any other weapon in the game. If you have run out of ammo during a firefight, retreat and head for cover to reload, or draw out the Handgun or Knife.

You should rarely ever use the pistol unless you have to, because the LMG does not have any downside the pistol can possibly exceed. The most recommended time to use on is when you LMG runs out of ammo in a short-range firefight.

The Combat Knife is slightly more useful than the handgun, since it has the capability to insantly kill enemy infantry in a single knife thrust, abeit the very short effective range it has. The most recommended time to draw out and use the Knife is when your LMG runs out of ammo during a Point-Blank firefight, or to humuliate enemies.

Hand Grenades are very lethal to infantry and Light Vehicles, and as a Support soldier, you can maximize the lethality of these Grenades to their limit. How to do this is simply re-supply yourself when you have used up all 4 of your grenades. Then keep throwing them until you feel like you should stop. Because of this, it makes the Support kit great for Grenade Mortaring/Nade Spamming.

Combat Against Vehicles

The only vehicles you should engage are Light Vehicles and Medium Vehicles since they do not have adequate armor to fully resist small arms fire. Light Vehicles such as the DPV will be easy to destroy as their armor will not be able to withstand a signifigant amount of small arms fire and/or lots of hand Grandes for a short time. Since you have an Infinite amount of Bullets and Grenades to use, you will pose a major threat to them. Medium Vehicles such as the Vodnik will be much harder as their armor is much more resistant to Grenades and small arms fire. Both these vehicles will be hard to destroy as Light Vehicles are faster (therefore, a harder target to hit) and Medium Vehicles have more resistant armor.

You should never engage armored vehicles such as APCs as the Support kit's armament is not suitable for Anti-Armor purposes. The vehicle's weapons will make short work of you. The best damage you could do alone is by throwing numerous Hand Grenades at it. The best thing you could do is resupply an Anti-Tank soldier while he/she combats the armored vehicle.

Inventory

Battlefield 2

  • Combat Knife
  • Handgun (varies by team)
  • Light Machine Gun (also varies by team)
  • 4 M67 Hand Grenades
  • Infinite ammo bags (replenished over time)

Battlefield: Bad Company

  • Combat Knife
  • Light Machine Gun (faction default or unlockable)
  • Infinite Medkits (replenished over time)
  • Mortar Strike
  • Power Tool

References

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