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    Award Strategy Guide by Fatality4u

    Version: 2.0 | Updated: 12/29/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Copyrighted 2005 Josh Shearer
    
    Table of Contents
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    1. Introduction/Contact Info
    2. Updates/Version Info
    3. Badges
    4. Medals
    5. Ribbons
    6. Acknowledgements
    7. Notes
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    Introduction/Contact Info
    ===================================================================
    This strategy guide is for the use of any people who wish to 
    achieve the awards in Battlefield 2. I ask that people do not 
    use this strategy guide and take it as their own for I will gladly
    give permission if you ask for it first. All strategies are subject
    to change and may become out of date as the game expands and is 
    patched. Please note that all requirements for this guide are still
    subject to change as to a firm requirement for each is not known 
    for sure. If there is one blatantly wrong please contact me with 
    the proper requirements. Any person contributing to this strategy 
    guide will be given their own spot in the guide with their 
    strategy. Please follow the basic format that is being used when 
    giving information. Please send only serious strategies. My contact
    is Soccer862923@earthlink.net, and please make sure to put in the 
    subject that this is for the strategy guide or I will blow it away 
    right away. Some awards will not have a personal strategy on them 
    because I have not yet received the award, and therefore they will 
    stay without a strategy until someone sends one or I am able to 
    get the award myself. Please contact also if you see any typos or
    grammatical errors.
    
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    Updates/Version Info
    ===================================================================
    8/17/05
    This is the first version of the guide and more will obviously 
    come.
    8/21/05
    This version contains new strategy for Basic Engineering Badge by
    Tevloque.
    This version contains new strategy for Ground Defense, Helicopter
    Service, and Armor Service Ribbons by =BC=Guardian.
    8/25/05
    This version contains an update on Best Map for Helicopter Service
    and Armored Service Ribbons.
    This version contains new strategy for Basic Ground Defense by
    LugerLobber.
    8/28/05
    This version contains an edit for the ground defense ribbon.
    This version contains new strategy for Ground Defense Ribbon by 
    NJL.
    This version contains new strategy for Basic Engineer by Uoviecka.
    9/1/05
    This version contains a new strategy for Basic Explosive Badge by
    3DZOEF.
    9/3/05
    This version contains 2 new strategies for Air Defense Ribbon by
    ChibiAlpha.
    9/4/05
    This version contains a correction on the Armored Service Ribbon by
    Phsion.
    This version contains strategies for the Air Defense, Crew Service,
    Ground Defense, and Staff Officer Ribbons by Ryan_Mercury.
    9/5/05
    Update to notes/usage of guide.
    9/20/05
    This version contains a strategy for Air Defense by Meggido.
    12/29/05
    This version contains a strategy for Airborne Service Ribbon by
    SN1PE_W0LF.
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    Badges
    ===================================================================
    All badge strategies cover the basic badge only, because many of 
    the Veteran and Expert Badges are just a matter of more time 
    playing, global kills, or more kills in 1 round. I will provide
    what the requirements for each of the badges but only if there is a
    severe part of the requirements that would require a different 
    strategy that there will be another strategy posted.
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    Basic Engineer   -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Sniper     -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Medic      -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Spec-Ops   -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Assault    -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Anti-Tank  -    10 kills 1 round
    Basic Support    -    10 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -------------
    These are the easiest ones to get in the game. Just try to kill as
    many people as you can and getting in a vehicle mainly a tank or 
    jet should make it easier because any kill in a vehicle counts for
    a kill on that kit.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Veteran Engineer   -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    Veteran Sniper     -    15 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    veteran Medic      -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours 
    Veteran Spec-Ops   -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    Veteran Assault    -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    Veteran Anti-Tank  -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    Veteran Support    -    20 kills 1 round
                       -    250 Global Hours
    
    Expert Engineer    -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    Expert Sniper      -    35 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    Expert Medic       -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours 
    Expert Spec-Ops    -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    Expert Assault     -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    Expert Anti-Tank   -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    Expert Support     -    40 kills 1 round
                       -    1000 Global Hours
    
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    Basic Pistol - 7 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be tricky to get if you are not on the right map. Any
    class will work fine but using the Assault and Support seem to do 
    the job very well in that aspect. With assault you can try to get
    them down in health a little in order to finish them off with
    the pistol. If you want practice just use the pistol but be aware
    you may be cut down many times. The advantage to the support kit
    is that you can constantly re-supply your ammo when you just fire 
    off shots a lot.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kits
    ---------
    Support
    Assault 
    
    Veteran Pistol  - 7 kills 1 round
                    - 50 Global kills
    
    Expert Pistol   - 18 kills 1 round
                    - 500 Global kills
    
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    Basic Knife - 7 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is by far the most frustrating one that I have come
    across. You will most likely be very frustrated trying to get this
    one. Contrary to the opinion of others I say to keep your 
    rifle/carbine out unless you have someone you are confident that 
    you can get with the knife. This way if someone comes from the 
    side, behind, or even turns around and you are too far away you can 
    still kill them without them wasting you with your puny knife.  
    The knife is very tricky especially when trying to move so try to be
    a little bit far away but not too much. There is nothing I can tell 
    you in order for you to know exactly but when you get the hang of 
    it you will understand what to do. With people who are crouching or 
    are prone you need to go prone and knife them from that position. 
    Use the UAV to your advantage and try to find people who are not 
    moving or have their back to you. 
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kits
    ---------
    Spec-Ops
    Assault
    
    Veteran Knife   - 7 kills 1 round
                    - 50 Global kills
    
    Expert Knife    - 18 kills 1 round
                    - 100 Global kills
    
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    Basic Ground Defense - 5 min Ground Defense 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is not too bad. Find any ground defense and sit on it for
    5 minutes.  You can try to find one in a hot zone and try to get 
    another award but if you just feel like getting it find a
    non-hostile one and sit on it for 5 min and hop back into the 
    battle.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Veteran Ground Defense - 12 kills 1 round
                           - 500 Global hours
    
    Expert Ground Defense  - 24 kills 1 round
                           - 750 Global hours
    
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    Basic Explosives - 13 C4/Claymore kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be very tricky to do because you can easily frag 
    yourself in the process. Best way to do it is to just run, jump,
    and toss the C4 in an area in which you know people will come and 
    when they do, detonate. Just try not to get fragged and frag fellow
    teammates in the process.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Spec-Ops (Only)
    
    Alternate Personal Strategy
    ---------------------------
    This one is considered lame by many but it works just the same, but
    I don't advocate it personally, I just know you can do it. This is
    the kamikaze strategy. You take a vehicle and load it with your C4 
    and before you get in make sure your C4 is set to the detonator.
    After this you can find some other vehicle or group of people and 
    ram them, blowing yourself up in the process. Or, you can try to 
    hop out and make it to safety before blow the C4, its hard but it 
    can be done.
    
    Best Maps
    ---------
    Daqing Oil Fields
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Spec-Ops (Only)
    
    3DZOEF's Strategy
    -----------------
    his trick works best with at least 32 players or more. Choose the 
    American side and take a jeep  or buggy to the small and narrow 
    path between the mountains. Booby trap the lot by putting two or 
    more C4 in the path and  hiding behind the rock and tree. If you
    kneel down you can just watch over the ROCK and check the road for
    incoming enemy vehicles. When there is only 1 C4 left you  plant 
    that in the path but only use that for JEEPS. 
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Spec-Ops (Only) 
    
    Veteran Explosives - 23 C4/Claymore kills 1 round
                       - 500 Global kills
    Expert Explosives  - 37 kills 
                       - Pending other 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Note this is pending, because I have come across an individual
    who has the badge but not the time that is commonly accepted as the
    amount needed. Please contact with any info.
    
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    Basic Command - 40 Commander points 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be very hard if you do not know what to do or if you 
    are artillery happy. You get 1 point for every flag capture of your
    team and you get 1 point for every person you team kills that is 
    spotted by you or the UAV. So use the UAV constantly and try to 
    spot people a lot. Be aware the artillery can be very useful for
    killing but very bad for your Commander points. For every teamkill
    you lose 4 Commander points. So warn people with text and don't
    assume they will see it on the map and won't go near it, trust me
    people will still charge in. A little side note, yes artillery can
    take down a flying helicopter and if you get lucky a jet, so don't 
    think your forces are safe because they are in the air. You also
    get a point if people use the dropped supplies. Personally,
    giving orders to squads can help if they seem to actually follow 
    orders but for the most part I, personally, don't worry about it.
    In essence, try to use the UAV every chance you get, drop supplies
    as soon as you can, and hope you get a good group of people. In 
    this strategy try to stay and repair stuff if it gets destroyed.
    
    Best Maps
    ---------
    Dalian Plant
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
    Alternate Personal Strategy
    ---------------------------
    I call this the multi-tasker. In this strategy you do several
    things at once. You use your Commander abilities like any other
    time but you also are a foot soldier and attack with the others.
    This strategy works well when trying to get the knife or pistol 
    badge. Just be careful, if you feel like you can't do well at both
    at the same time choose to be the Commander or the soldier.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Veteran Command - 30 min as Commander
                    - 15,000 Commander points
    
    Expert Command  - 30 min as Commander
                    - 150,000 Commander points
    
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    Basic Engineer - 5 repair points 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is pretty darn hard. Getting repair points is not easy to
    say the least.  Don't even think about repairing a vehicle with no
    one in it because that will be a big waste of time. You can repair
    vehicles with people in it but don't be surprised if you don't get 
    a point after 1 vehicle. The best way to get the points is to 
    repair artillery, UAV, and Scan stuff. You can sometimes get 
    more than 1 point per full repair if you are lucky. The best way I 
    found to get this is to be a fighter and do as if you are like any
    other kit, or if you like Engineer, still be it. When you finally
    get to a match where the other team likes to take out your stuff
    go to Engineer and start repairing but let them destroy the stuff
    until you can get the points needed.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer (Only)
    
    Tevloque's Strategy
    -------------------
    Instead of trying to run around find things to repair, just hitch 
    a ride on one of the helicopters with the machine guns... you know
    ,the ones that can hold 6 people and stuff. Keep repairing it as it
    flies around, and when you die, just keep hopping on them when they
    spawn again. I got the awards on accident by staying on a chopper 
    for the entire battle.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer (Only)
    
    Uoviecka Strategy
    -----------------
    Mounted in BlackHawk as gunner with free "passenger" place to make 
    repairs possible. Just change place and fix heli by "wrenching" 
    high over head. One heli can provide at least 5-9 repair points 
    (my max was 12).
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Mashtuur City
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer (Only)
    
    Veteran Engineer - 15 repair points 1 round
                     - 500 Global repair points
    
    Expert Engineer  - 25 repair points 1 round
                     - 1000 Global repair points
                     - 1000 Global hours
    
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    Basic First-Aid - 5 healing points 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is pretty easy.  All you have to do is go around and heal
    others, healing yourself will not work.  The best way to do it is
    to drop a couple of the med packs around in order for others to 
    pick up and get instant health, but make sure to keep 1 for
    yourself in order to heal yourself and others around that can't get
    to a heal pack.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Medic (Only)
    
    Veteran First-Aid - 10 healing points 1 round
                      - 500 Global healing points
    
    Expert First-Aid  - 25 healing points 1 round
                      - 1000 Global healing points
                      - 1000 Global hours
    
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    Basic Re-supply - 5 re-supply points 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is pretty easy.  All you have to do is go around and 
    re-supply others, re-supplying yourself will not work.  The best 
    way to do it is to drop a couple of the ammo packs around in order 
    for others to pick up and get instant ammo, but make sure to keep 
    1 for yourself in order to re-supply yourself and others around 
    that can't get to an ammo pack.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Support (Only)
    
    Veteran Re-supply - 10 re-supply points 1 round
                      - 500 Global re-supply points
    
    Expert Re-supply  - 25 re-supply points 1 round
                      - 1000 Global re-supply points
                      - 1000 Global hours
    
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    Basic Armor - 10 min in Armor 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is pretty easy. All you have to do is stay in a tank for 
    10 minutes in 1 round.  An easy way to do this is park yourself in 
    a tank and wait for 10 minutes, but that really seems to perturb
    other people on your team. My advice is to take the tank and just
    make some small hit and run runs on other unarmored vehicles and 
    troops. If you do run across another tank try to herd it towards
    fellow other troops to help you with taking him down without 
    taking you down in the process. Just stay alive for 10 minutes in
    a tank and the badge is yours.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
    Veteran Armor - 12 kills 1 round
                  - 100 Global hours
    
    Expert Armor  - 24 kills 1 round
                  - 1000 Global hours
    
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    Basic Transport - 10 min in Transport 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    For this strategy all you have to do is be the commander of your 
    side and take a water transport to a safe area and sit be the
    driver while you do your command abilities. These things are 
    usually not in high demand so you won't be ticking anybody off by 
    keeping this one.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any (Commander)
    
    Veteran Transport - 5 road kills 1 round
                      - 100 Global hours
                      - 2000 driver abililty
    
    Expert Transport  - 11 road kills 1 round
                      - 1000 Global hours
                      - 50,000 driver ability
    
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    Basic Aviator - 10 min in Aircraft 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    For this one all you have to do is be in a plane for 10 min and 
    you get the badge. This one is easiest on a server where people are 
    usually not wanting to be in a plane. That usually takes several 
    servers to find the right one but you will see it and if you get 
    lucky you won't have to worry about fighting others to get the 
    plane. Just try to fly smart and not to crash into other things in 
    the process of flying around and be careful when dropping bombs
    because being too close to the ground when dropping will damage you
    and may damage you enough to kill you if you are not careful, hard
    lesson learned. Make sure before you get good to be willing to take
    several passes at the runway to get your armor repaired before 
    going back out to kill the enemy.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Veteran Aviator - 12 kills 1 round
                    - 500 Global hours
    
    Expert Aviator  - 24 kills 1 round
                    - 1500 Global hours
    
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    Basic Helicopter - 10 min in Helicopter 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be very tricky to get. With this strategy you need to 
    get good at dodging incoming anti-aircraft missiles while attacking
    the enemy. Make sure to try and take out any mobile anti-aircraft 
    as soon as you see them because they could spell the end of you
    fast if you are not careful. Don't be afraid to run away and repair
    yourself because there is no dishonor in running away and keeping 
    your helicopter especially since they seem to be very hard to get 
    sometimes. Just stay alive for 10 minutes and you are gold.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Alternate Personal Strategy
    ---------------------------
    I do not really advocate this one by any means but you can do it
    this way. Be the commander of your team and you can just hop in
    a transport helicopter, never an attack helicopter because that is 
    just wasteful. Fly your helicopter to a safe place and sit in 
    there while you are commander. Only take this helicopter if people 
    are not using it, if they are fight on as usual soldier.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any (Commander)
    
    Veteran Helicopter - 12 kills 1 round
                       - 100 Global hours
    
    Expert Helicopter  - 24 kills 1 round
                       - 1000 Global hours
    
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    Basic Air Defense - 10 min Air Defense 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    For this one I am going to advocate just finding a nice safe 
    anti-aircraft that you can just sit and be commander. If you are 
    in a safe one then most likely it is not a combat zone in which it
    could potentially be used.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any (Commander)
    
    Veteran Air Defense - 12 kills 1 round
                        - 250 Global hours
    Expert Air Defense  - 24 kills 1 round
                        - 750 Global hours
    
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    Medals
    ===================================================================
    So far the only medals that I have personally seen myself are the 
    Gold, Silver, Bronze, and the Purple Heart. All possible 
    requirements for the other medals will be posted. If anybody sees 
    another medal please try to contact that other person for a 
    strategy if truly one is needed, well other than plug and chug on
    game time. Even though I do not have practically all the medals
    I will give a strategy on small parts if necessary. No strategy is
    really needed to get the afforementioned medals so none will be 
    given.
    ===================================================================
    Gold Star     - Come in 1st Place
    Silver Star   - Come in 2nd Place
    Bronze Star   - Come in 3rd Place
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Purple Heart - 1:4 Kill:Death Ratio (Minimum of 5 kill/20 death)
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Combat Action        - 3000 Global hours
                         - 25,000 Global kills
                         - 25 kill streak
                         - 30 min in server
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be hard only because of the kill streak and the time 
    in server.  The time in server can't be helped so you just have to 
    hope that the server your in can last that long. For the kill
    streak the best way to get this is to find a map in which you can 
    fly a plane with ease and and not have to worry much 
    about being taken down. Just try to dodge as much as you can and 
    do not worry about getting the kills as fast as you can and try to
    keep the armor on the plane at full. Making several passes at a 
    time to get your armor back is always a good thing.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Operation Clean Sweep
    Kubra Dam
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Air Combat - 3000 Global hours
               - 10,000 Global kills
               - 25 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    The hard part about this one can be the 25 kills in 1 round. The 
    best way to get all the kills is to just hop in a plane whenever 
    you can and start practicing and eventually you will get good 
    enough that you can get 25 kills in 1 round with no problem. 
    Concentrate on using the bomber because it will make getting kills
    easier, especially since get kills with 2 bombs requires far more
    accuracy than the 5 from the bomber. Make sure to re-supply your 
    ammo often especially with the bombs being your greatest threat 
    to the enemy. Be careful with the bomber though because it can be
    taken down with relative ease by an enemy fighter. 
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Operation Clean Sweep
    Dalian Plant
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Armor Combat - 3000 Global hours
                 - 10,000 Global kills
                 - 25 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Along with this one the hardest part is going to be the 25 kills in
    1 round. Being an Engineer will help so that if you take damage you
    can find a nice safe spot and repair your vehicle. I would 
    personally use hit-and-hide tactics. Basically hit them once and 
    hide if you can behind some wall and popout only long enough to
    fire. Try to move to another shooting position if at all possible
    because the other tank will probably waiting to shell you once you 
    pop right out. If you see a helicopter, try to hide behind 
    something that might take a majority of their missiles. If there is 
    nothing to hide behind, well then you should try to move and pray
    that the other guy is reloading or he can't hit the broad side of
    a barn.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
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    Helicopter Combat - 3000 Global hours
                      - 25,000 Global kills
                      - 30 vehicle kills 1 round (Not sure about this)
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Well with this one the best way to get the 30 vehicle kills is to 
    get in a vehicle rich map. You need to also be vigilant in your 
    battles and if you are getting low on armor make sure to repair 
    because it won't take that long and then you can go back and whoop
    up on that unrepaired vehicle. Do not under any circumstances go
    head-to-head with a mobile anti-aircraft, because 9 times out of 
    10 you will be vaped unless you can fire from a long distance 
    accurately and time your chaff perfectly to negate their missiles
    and dodge the shell fire; not that hard: wrong. Just try to avoid
    them and if you see one that is firing at you using your helicopters
    maneuverability and try to make a broad circle to their back and 
    unleash hell on them.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Daqing Oil Fields 
    Dalian Plant
    
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    Good Conduct - 4000 Global hours
                 - 27 kills 1 round
                 - No team damage in round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one will be hard besides the global hour requirements.
    27 kills can be not that difficult, but sometimes in getting 27 
    kills you will hit a friendly vehicle with a stray missile or 
    a friend with some handgun fire. The best way to get this will 
    no team damage would be to take an aircraft and attack only 
    those areas on the map that are controlled by the enemy and have
    none of your guys trying to capture. Also, make sure that your 
    mini-map is set to the widest view possible. The reason I suggest 
    that is because when you are traveling in a plane you will often 
    come across a vehicle moving or on a strafe run to a flag, but one
    of your guys is driving or they are capturing the flag. With the
    widest mini-map you have greater odds that you will not kill them
    in the process.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Operation Clean Sweep
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Combat Infantry - All Basic Medals
                    - 500 Global hours
                    - 35 min in server
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is not that hard when you look at it. If you follow the 
    strategies from before you can get the basic medals pretty easy.
    The global hour requirement is the easiest of all of them and most
    gamers who are semi-serious about the game will rack up 500 hours.
    The 35 min in server is the hardest part of it and you have little
    control over it. My only suggestion is that if you find yourself
    single-handedly holding back the enemy from capturing flags 
    stay back and let them get 1 or 2. I know this advocates letting 
    them win a little but controlling all the flags on a map could 
    turn a fairly long match to one that is done in 15 minutes.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
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    Marksman        - All Veteran Medals
                    - Combat Infantry Badge
                    - 35 min in server
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This strategy is the same for combat infantry and receiving badges.
    The hardest part of this one is the time requirement for the 
    veteran badges. If the accepted values are right you are looking 
    at 1750 hours as different kits. Plug and chug away.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Sharpshooter    - All Basic Medals
                    - 500 Global hours
                    - 35 min in server
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This strategy is the same for combat infantry and receiving badges.
    The hardest part of this one is the time requirement for the 
    expert badges. If the accepted values are right you are looking 
    at 7000 hours as different kits. Plug and chug away.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Distinguished Service - 3000 Commander hours
                          - 2000 Squad Leader hours
                          - 2000 Squad Member hours
                          - Score of 53 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one requires little strategy and a lot of playing. Plug and 
    chug hours is the only way to get this one. After playing that long
    a score of 53 in 1 round should not be that hard.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Medal of Valor - 6000 Global hours
                   - 50,000 driver points
                   - 10,000 defense points
                   - 250,000 teamwork points
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Like most medals this is plug and chug. I am skeptical of the 
    required points because that would seem to take a tremendous amount
    of time and commitment. Other than that, all I have to say is make
    sure not to get so obsessed with getting enemy flags that you let 
    them get yours. Make sure you hop in vehicles with friends as much
    as possible, just because you aren't controlling the driving 
    doesn't mean you can't tear the other team a new one.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Meritorious Service - 1000 Global hours 
                        - 50,000 healing points
                        - 25,000 repair points
                        - 25,000 re-supply points
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Another one that requires so much that no one will get or the 
    accepted values are wrong. Just plug and chug this one with all
    the kits as frequently as you can.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Navy Cross/Golden Scimitar/People's Medallion - 4500 Side Hours
                                                  - 500 round wins
                                                  - Best 100 times
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Another skeptical one. Plug and chug away as usual no real strategy
    can be employed here.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    
    ===================================================================
    
    Ribbons
    ===================================================================
    Ok these ribbons can be some of the most gratifying awards in the
    game so try these and you will really fell that you can do almost 
    anything after you get a good amount of them. Most of the 
    requirements are tested except for 1.
    ===================================================================
    Ground Defense Ribbon - 3 min Ground Defense
                          - 5 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Ok this one has been made easier through some hard work and help. 
    Try to station yourself near a ground defense but don't get too 
    comfortable because you can be cut down fairly easy if you are not
    careful. You may want to find one and stay on it for 3 min in 
    order to get the time and just hope you can use another one for 
    getting the necessary kills.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    =BC=Guardian's Strategy
    -----------------------
    Go MEC on Kubra Dam. Just outside the flag is a TOW and you can see
    the hill where all the enemy armor comes down, the TOW is slightly 
    magnified so you see them much easier than they see you. Takes a 
    little practice to control the missile halfway across the map but 
    easily possible after practice.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Kubra Dam
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    LugerLobber's Strategy
    ----------------------
    I got it easily on Operation Clean Sweep map.  At the start of the 
    round, make sure you are MEC and head to the first TOW located at 
    the tip of the island.  Just blast away rafts and APC's.  Got it 
    first time I did it.  
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Operation Clean Sweep
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    NJL's Strategy
    ------------
    The Ground Defense Ribbon is probably one of the easiest ribbons 
    to get once you realize that "ground defense" refers to tow 
    missiles, AND mounted machine guns.  Just be american at Karkand, 
    and take control of the mounted gun on top of the hill.  MEC will 
    no doubt try and rush the hill to spawn camp, and you can easily 
    get the 5 kills needed.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
    -----------------------
    I got this one on MEC becasue I gave up, with that main Machine Gun 
    where the Tanks/APC is comming from, it can be tough if their there 
    and they shoot you. When their not there its easy to kill USMC 
    coming over that corner, also I found out that, if you aim the gun 
    on the hill where the USMC snipers usualy are (the hill to the 
    right of the right arti, where they spawn) you can occasionally 
    hit them, its hard to see in the "fog" (might have been because 
    of my 90% viewing distance setting), but you'll get alot there. Just 
    keep trying.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Air Defense - 3 min Air Defense
                - 11 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one requires skill, fortitude, and sometimes dumb luck. I 
    would not try to get this in a stationary emplacement because well
    you are stationary and an easy target to anybody. Instead hop in 
    a mobile AA. This strategy will cover Daqing Oil Fields. Hop in the 
    closest and easiest to get to one. Try to find places where lone 
    infantry are and just pummel them. Be aware that Anti-Tank infantry
    will cut you down in 2 shots so take them down ASAP. If you see a
    tank, I have one piece of advice, run like a chicken. They will 
    take you down in 2 shots easy and your rockets won't be able to hit 
    it unless you get lucky. Try to go after helicopters because they 
    usually an easy target and try to go head-to-head because 9 out of 
    10 times you will down them before they can even hit you once. 
    Don't bother the jets or bombers unless they circle above you 
    because if they see a lock they will come back and bomb your butt 
    in to the stone age. Just keep at it because it will not be easy,
    but you can do it.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
    ChibiAlpha's Strategy
    ---------------------
    I found this one rather easy as MEC on Gulf of Oman.  Taking any 
    of the coastal bases and using their air defense stations is a good
    way to bring down American aircraft, however, it does mean keeping 
    a sharp eye out and possibly having a jeep close by to go to one of 
    the other bases so that you can shoot down the jet/heli that's 
    going to bomb your old position. 
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Gulf of Oman
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    ChibiAlpha's Alternate Strategy
    -------------------------------
    Another possible stationary tactic is to play on 32 player Dragon 
    Valley, any of the central bases have an air defense station with 
    good coverage(ranging from 50-75% of the map).  The island base is 
    most recommended, while it has the least coverage over the map, the 
    trees give some cover and it is a fairly decent distance away from 
    the flag, which will give you a warning should it ever be taken.
    If you play as the Chinese, there's the added bonus of being able 
    to shoot at the American helicopters right as they take off.  There 
    is also mobile AA's on the map as well, though it may take a while 
    to find some cover.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dragon Valley
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
    -----------------------
    In Dragon Valley one of the middle MEC bases has an Anti-Aircraft 
    unit that you can use to drive around. It is importaint to try to 
    keep that base on your teams side because it doesn't spawn if the 
    USMC captures it. Just drive around up north or stay close to the 
    bridge and wait for the heli's and jets to fly by. You can also 
    receive the kill points by mowing down infantry, which is easily 
    done, especially when you run out of missles. It may take a few 
    tries depending on the skill of the USMC forces. There is also 
    another anti-aircraft I belive on the left side below the base with
    the blackhawk and the tank.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dragon Valley
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Meggido's Strategy
    ------------------
    Now, for the Air Defense Ribbon, (as well as the Basic Air Defense) 
    being a commander in an Aircraft Carrier works pretty good. It is 
    relatively easy to get the necessary amount of kills through 
    artillery while manning one of the turrets in the carrier. I 
    usually do get the one in the command building as the one at the 
    end of the runway is better left for more active players to take 
    over.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any with Aircraft Carrier
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Combat Action - 10 kill streak
                  - 18 kills 1 round 
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is fairly easy to get. You just need to get 18 total 
    kills, which is fairly easy if you get in a vehicle. The 10 kills
    in a row can be tricky but if you get good with a plane or 
    helicopter it should be a quick 10 before you know it.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Meritorious Unit - 25 min Squad Member
                     - Teamwork of 40
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This is probably one of the harder ribbons to get because of both 
    of the requirements. It is hard to make a round last 25 minutes 
    and you really have no control over it. The teamwork score of 40
    can be brutal especially if you can't capture any flags. For me, 
    I can only see getting lucky and playing a lot to get this flag.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Infantry Officer - 25 min Squad Leader
                     - 250 teamwork points
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one like many others you have to try and keep your team 
    winning but not too much so you can get the minutes for squad 
    leader. The 250 teamwork points should be inconsequential after 
    you have played enough of the game.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Aviator Service - 15 min Aircraft
                    - 20 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Just like the Aviator Medal. Just stay alive as much as you can and
    resupply as often as you can. If you find that someone is being 
    stubborn and continues to go the same route pummel them until they
    learn that you control the skies.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Helicopter Service - 15 min Helicopter
                       - 20 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Just like the aviator ribbon. Except repair as often as you can 
    because getting away with little damage is easier in the planes 
    due to their speed. You will and should repair as often as you can.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Dalian Plant
    Operation Clean Sweep
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    =BC=Guardian's Strategy
    -----------------------
    I got really lucky, I am a fairly cometent gunner, and this AMAZING
    pilot came on the server. He noticed that I could shoot, so he 
    always picked me up. Make sure to be in the chopper the entire 
    round. Essentially this strategy requires a friend or a really good
    pilot to fly you around while you reign hell fire. Make sure to 
    practice the gunner position for this strategy.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Staff Officer - 30 min Commander
                  - 50 Commander points 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    With this one time is really out of control so you have to hope
    that both your team and the other team are equally matched so that
    the round lasts long. Use the strategy of getting the commander 
    badge and the points should not be that hard. With this try and 
    refrain from using the artillery unless they really start to
    take over because the artillery will give you 1 point per 4 kills
    as opposed to someone on your team killing them after you spotted
    them for 1 point. Seems like easy math to me. Use UAV and Scan as
    much as possible.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    Daqing Oil Fields
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
    Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
    -----------------------
    The best time (both for me) that I was able to get it easily 
    was joining a very low unpopulated server. This will allow you 
    to be the commander without trouble. Both times the server was 
    empty (1st time the server crashed and I returned and took command, 
    took awhile for the other side to get in gradually, which helped), 
    the 2nd time I got it, was when joining an empty server (Kubra Dam), 
    and the sides gradually got in, the ticket bleed was slow, thus 30 
    mins was easy, and both sides where equally matched. However I 
    found it harder on Kubra Dam to get points for the radar scans 
    since on that map they are usualy spread out and you only get a few 
    points per scan, it was much easier on Karkland. Try joining an 
    empty ranked Karkland server and wait it out, but on Kubra, the 
    ticket bleed made up for the low point gain, and I pulled it off.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Kubra Dam
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Distinguished Service - 10 Squad Leader hours 
                          - 10 Squad Member hours
                          - 10 Commander hours
                          - Teamwork score of 15 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is mainly plug and chug on hours and little skill on 
    teamwork. Mainly you need to just help others and capture flags
    any map will do but Strike at Karkand seems to be easy to get 
    15 teamwork points.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Medic
    Support
    
    *******************************************************************
    Crew Service - 13 Driver Assist points
                 - 5 kills 1 round
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one may seem daunting because of the driver points but that 
    is actually easy. On Operation Clean Sweep people love the bombers
    but the passenger is actually the most deadly. As long as you 
    have a good pilot you can rack up the 5 kills easy while you get
    driver assist points front their killing. The power of the 
    passenger is very underrated.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Operation Clean Sweep
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
    -----------------------
    I'll be honest, I got this one by luck. I gave up on trying to get 
    it and I found myself in an APC whome my driver was in the back 
    alley way of the first base, where MEC spawns alot.
    Alot of people know there is the occasional APC/Tank or Infantry 
    that sits behind there and spawn kills. My driver was doing this 
    and I just sat in the APC and also fired, but not much, and I 
    began racking up tons of Driver Kill Assist points. After we died, 
    I made sure to get into the same APC with him and he went again.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Valourous Unit - 25 Squad Member hours
                   - 25 Squad Leader hours
                   - Score of 55
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Plug and chug the hours as much as you can and the 55 points will
    be really easy to get especially if you can mow down the other team
    with relative ease.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Legion of Merit - 400 Global hours
                    - Kill Streak of 10
                    - Death Streak of 8 
                    - Score of 50
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one is not that hard it just requires a lot of playing. The 
    kill streak is no problem if you follow the strategy of the combat
    action ribbon. The 400 hours will just take time. The death streak
    can easily be achieved when trying to get the Purple Heart. The 
    score of 50 will be the hardest but can be done easily after a 
    long time of playing.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Good Conduct - 250 Global hours
                 - 14 kills 1 round
                 - No team damage
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    This one can be achieved easiest by just being on foot or in a tank.
    Being in an aircraft or helicopter increases the ease with which 
    you will have team damage so taking out people on foot or on tank 
    will make it easier. Plug and chug the hours, mow down the enemy, 
    and don't hit your fellow players.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Airborne Service - 10 sec parachute
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Easy to get take an transport helicopter that no one is using up to
    250 m and then jump out and deploy the parachute as soon as 
    possible. Use the parachute for 10 secs and you get the ribbon easy
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    Alternate Strategy by SN1PE_W0LF
    --------------------------------
    Go to Kubra Dam and go to the lower dam.Climb the yellow crane and
    jump off the long arm and deploy parachute.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Kubra Dam
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Armored Service - 20 min 
                    - 20 kills
     
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Just follow the same idea as the helicopter and aviator ribbons.
    Stay alive and smoke the enemy as fas as possible but try and make
    the round last longer only after you got the 15 required kills. 
    Note: I think that I came to a revelation. You have to get more
    than just 20 infantry kills because I got 21 kills with infantry
    and 1 transport and did not get the ribbon. I think that you have 
    to destroy one of everything, except probably a chopper. If anyone
    knows I am wrong or can validate this, please e-mail me. Got this
    one only as the tank. Correction: Noted by Phsion that getting
    this with a LAV is possible, thanks for the help.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Strike at Karkand
    Sharqi Peninsula
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Engineer
    
    =BC=Guardian's Strategy
    -----------------------
    With this strategy you really need to practice staying alive. Other
    than that there is nothing really to make this one any easier than
    it is. Do nothing but Armor the entire time. 
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Fushee Pass
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    Mid-East/Far-East - 200 wins for MEC/Chine
                      - Maybe some time requirement
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Play your best and win a lot. Enough said.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    *******************************************************************
    War College Ribbon - 45 Commander points 1 round
                       - 50 Commander hours
                       - Global ratio 1:3 (Debated what it is)
    
    Personal Strategy
    -----------------
    Since it is so debated I am not going to try to give a strategy til
    we get a good idea of what the requirements really are.
    
    Best Map
    --------
    Any
    
    Best Kit
    --------
    Any
    
    ===================================================================
    Acknowledgements
    -I would like to thank EA for making one of the most addictive games
    for me to play.
    -Further acknowledgements will follow.
    -TotalBF2 and UBAR for helping me piece together some of the 
    requirements that are needed for the awards.
    
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