Originally Posted by Fechdog
Even if you do this method, the hunters still like to focus on the generators. I can confirm that this is the easiest way to get the backstab commendation.
That's true, but they usually don't do enough damage to jeopardize anything. I like to loot some fuel rod cannon ammo from the grunts and shoot the hunters down with it after killing all the grunts. That way the splash damage doesn't take away any assassinations.