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Guide for playing 'Sledge' on 'Border'.

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[DISCLAIMER: This guide is intended to be as bare bones as possible in order to give general advice to any new Rainbow Six: Siege players. In addition to this article being opinionated, I would like to also state that zero-sum strats in this game do not exist and the tell of a good Siege player is their decision making and adaptation to the changing battlefield.]   Border is a double-level map (consisting of two floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the map is generally balanced though a slight edge may be given to attackers as the map is highly destructible.   Sledge is a two speed, two armour attacking operator. The operator’s ability is his ‘Tactical SledgeHammer’ which is capable of destroying surfaces (such as, soft flooring, soft walls, and even Castle Barricades) that commonly prevent attacking teams from moving the round forward. Sledge is a very versatile operator and, for this reason, the operator will commonly be used for strategic purposes as well as for entry fragging. Sledge can be useful on almost any bomb site on any map due to the operator having frag grenades in his loadout. Since Buck’s nerf, which replaced his frag grenades with a claymore, Sledge has become even more valuable due to the scarcity of viable frag op’s to choose from.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Sledge’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: L85-AR (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: SMG-11 (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FRAG GRENADES   ALL SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] ARMORY(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers gaining control over CCTV and Break room located on the north side of the second floor. After establishing control over CCTV-Break room, attackers will then proceed to breach the reinforced wall of the outside balcony leading into the Armory(A) bomb site. Attackers will then plant the defuser in or around the breach hole made by the hard breachers. Sledge will be needed by the attacking team to act as an entry fragger while establishing control over Break Room and Security. Sledge may also be needed to use his frag grenades as a way of eliminating any entry denial utility placed on the ‘box’ wall - note that if Sledge is to be utilized in this way, attacking teammates will need to support him by first eliminating any ADS’s or Wamai Disk’s placed inside of ‘box’ as this will allow Sledge to successfully destroy Bandit Batteries or Kaid ElectroClaw.   VALLEY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] BATHROOM(A) - TELLERS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall separating Tellers(B) from the outside - located on the north eastern wall of the first floor. Attackers will also typically need control of the second floor ‘Offices’ as it is very common for defenders to defend Bathroom(A)-Tellers(B) vertically from the second floor. Sledge will be essential on this bomb site as his sledge hammer will be incredibly valuable in breaching the ceiling of the Tellers(B) bomb site. Communicate with teammates as they drone the second floor Break Room, Security, and Armory. After attackers have isolated all of the defensive presence on the second floor into Office, attackers will then need to flush the remaining second floor defenders out of Office. Sledge can be very useful for this task due to the operator having frag grenades which can be thrown over the walls separating Office from Fountain, Long Hall, and Archives.   EAST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SUPPLY(A) - CUSTOMS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the south-western reinforced wall leading from the outside into Detention. Attackers will also commonly attempt to gain control over the second floor CCTV and Break Room as these positions will provide great vertical control over the two first floor bomb sites. After attackers have established control over the second floor Security and Break Room, Sledge can add an enormous amount of value to the attacking team with the operators Sledge Hammer. Communicate with your teammates as they apply horizontal pressure onto the bomb site from 1F Detention and try to isolate defending anchors inside of Supply(A). After attackers have cleared Supply(A) of any defensive presence, attackers will have a great opportunity to plant the defuser securely inside of Supply(A) while Sledge prevent’s additional defenders from recapturing the bomb site by applying vertical pressure from the second floor Security Room.   WEST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] WORKSHOP(A) - VENT(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers establishing full control of the second floor Armory-Archives rooms located directly above the Workshop(A)-Vent(B) bomb sites. After gaining control of the second floor, attackers will breach the reinforced hatches located inside of Armory Desk and Archives in addition to destroying the flooring of the second floor as this will allow attackers full vertical control of the two ground floor bomb sites. At the beginning of the round, Sledge should be focusing all of his attention into establishing full control of the second floor Armory and Archives as these two rooms will be essential for applying vertical pressure onto the Workshop(A)-Vent(B) bomb sites. It is common for Sledge to be accompanied by an operator like Hibanna or Ace as the hatches located on the flooring of Archives and Armory are typically reinforced. Breaching these hatches will not only add additional vertical pressure onto the Workshop(A) bomb site but they can also provide a secondary route of attack for attackers to use when executing their final site push. Attacking teams should always remember to have an additional attacking force apply pressure horizontally from either the Front Door or Bathroom in tandem with the vertical pressure being applied from the second floor.   Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful for you guys.   If you are interested in more content or want to ask me questions, you can always find me on Twitch or connect with me via discord - I always enjoy discussing Siege with fellow enthusiasts; regardless of skill level. Discord -

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