Today we’re in cp_gravelpit.
Being a Medic can be pretty heavy going. Being a Heavy can also be pretty heavy going and that’s why a Heavy makes a great Medic Buddy. A Heavy-Medic pairing can take out many an enemy with or without an ubercharge. So, on maps such as cp_gravelpit where the defence of the points is all important, so is the defence of your medic. Your first two caps are gone and all that is left is Cap C. A Medic-Heavy pairing are keeping that point securely for your team. Your medic is being attacked from a distance by soldiers and demos. Without your Medic, as a Heavy you won’t last very long up there on your own. What do you do?
You could keep pressing on and hope that your Medic’s health regenerates enough to stand some more hits. Yeah, you could do that I suppose. That’s probably the worst option though. It’s pretty unlikely that your Medic can withstand much more pain. Health in read = soon to be dead.
You could run away and hide. Yes, true, you could. However, you’re pretty likely to be ambushed on your way to a safe place and that puts both you and your Medic at a very significant risk.
You could throw your Medic a Sandvich. BY THE WAY, THIS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER. Yes, you could and that is a very good idea. This whole article came to me after playing with a couple of really great Heavies who kept throwing me Sandviches when my health was down but theirs was okay. Show your Medic a little love. When their health is in the red ensure they get fed!
Plus, it will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside to see your Medic all happy!
(Image created by me in Garry’s Mod).