It is advised to recruit 3 Boatswains at a point in the stage, when your main defense has been set up. Their huge health bar, along with a little rally micro, ensures that they will survive throughout the stage, even when facing the toughest of foes, i.e. Blacksurges and Redspines, and when bombed by the Gunboats, allow them to stave off foes that breach through your middle chokepoints, and block those that come in the uppermost path.
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