If I wasn’t into the object lesson, I would have dropped Madame’s UAV behind the truck and then backed off a little to see what you did. The UAV cannot be moved by bombs or squirts (but it can move toons when it blows up). Since you seemed aggressive, I would have let you come to me, probably taken a grenade but it would have not killed me. Then collapsed on whoever I could from 3 sides.
With what did happen, Dave ran away without doing any damage to get healed. The problem though is that arty has the longest range on the map and there are some odd oblique angles that long shots can squeeze into. The fryer is the longest direct fire weapon on the map. It benefits from the same odd angles. Anyway, I got lucky to take out your Dave before he used his grenade.
You can see where an enemy can shoot by tapping it. You can get an idea of where an enemy might be able to shoot by moving your capt there and seeing what he can hit with arty.You can also use your arty/squirt/bombs to move an enemy around by a square or 2 to see where else they might be able to shoot (then be sure to undo afterwards).
The grenade is one of the most useful specials available. As direct fire, it is very powerful. As AOA (area of affect), it has good area and does a lot of damage to a group. As a mover, it is the only thing to move toons that are 2 squares away instead of one. It can also be used in some weird corner shots, kinda like a Knight’s move. Some players use Dave with fists just as a disposable launcher the grenade. Some players will run an all Dave clone squad that -can- be really effective if used well or worthless if not used well.
I moved my Dave into your flank to worry you and deny you cover. He can’t stand by himself, so if you threaten him, he will back/run away. If you really pressed, you might dislodge him with some arty or a squirt on the other side of the fence but I doubt you have a follow up shot.
You Gus is tough with the spray & pray (S&P) (arguably the best weapon for medics) but if he takes damage, it’s real (no healing) so its tough to think of him as an assault troop but if he does get in close, he gets a boat load of shots with the S&P.