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Command & Conquer - Generals Zero Hour
Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour Strategy Guide by Alasdair Lo
System: PC, CD-ROM
Date: 10 January, 2004
3. The Sides
4. A Brief Introduction of the Units
5. USA Campaign
6. GLA Campaign
7. China Campaign
8. More Tips
Appendix I. Feedback Information
Command & Conquer: Generals is the newest installment of the world famous
real time strategy Command & Conquer series. As usual, there is more than
one side. This time, there are 3! USA, GLA and China. This guide will give
some basic walkthroughs to the single player missions. It will also give
some tips for multiplayer games, mainly LAN games, as I play with friends
in the LAN at home, and seldom play online. OK, let's begin. As you can
see, most of the units in the side comparison guide version 3.3 have already
been explained. So, it should not be necessary to introduce them in detail
again. The single player walkthroughs are oriented to the Medium Difficulty.
At present, I have completed the guidelines for all of the missions in
the game. If you have any other tips you would like to share with me, feel
free to e-mail me.
By the way, I have only added a short description for the units of the
USA and GLA. The descriptions of the Chinese Units will be added some time
later, so please be patient.
Added a new chapter that gives a short introduction to the units of the
3 sides available in the game.
Changed some wordings to make the guide more humorous and reader-friendly.
Added a new Submitter's tip.
Added a new Submitter's tip.
Added a new Submitter's tip.
Added Appendix I: Feedback Information
Added a Submitter's tip to China Missions 4 and 5.
Corrected some silly mistakes.
Added a chapter called More Tips.
Added Chapter 3: The Sides
Added Chinese Missions 3-5.
Added Chinese Missions 1 and 2.
Completed the GLA Campaign.
Added the GLA Campaign. The Missions are not completed though.
3. The Sides
USA: (The Boring old Blue Team)
Apparently, the Blue Team is supposed to be the good guys in the Command
and Conquer series, this time, it is no exception. It is also the team
with the most boring and conventional attack methods. (For example,
remember the Allie Forces, anyone?) The United States of America is
definitely the side with the most high tech units. Many units can make
use of many technologies to boost their attack ability. The air power of
the United States is something to be reckoned with, as they have 4 different
air units, suited for various tasks! In fact, a lot of units in reality
appeared in the US arsenal.
GLA: (The Greedy Green Team. They finally have a GREEN Team for a change,
Green is my favorite color, heh heh heh.)
Since Tiberian Sun, there was only the battle between the Blue Team and
the Red Team, and now, after a long wait, with 3 sides available, the
producers of the game have given GLA the Green color! The Global Liberation
Army is a multi-national terrorist organization based in Kazakhstan (They
need not obtain any financial backing from any official government in the
world). They are practically the most cunning and most resourceful side
in the game. 3 of their units can upgrade their own weapons by picking
up the scraps of the enemies they have defeated. Using the Palace and the
Black Market, they can acquire many important upgrades and funds, which
come from the darkest corners of the globe. Of course, these terrorists
have a lot of nasty tricks up their sleeves, as you can see later.
China: (The Ready-on-the-move Red Team. That's where I live, heh heh heh.)
It has been a tradition of the Command and Conquer series that the Red
Team is the evil team of the game, (For example, Brotherhood of Nod, Soviets)
and the Red Team just loves to use superior numbers and brute force to
attack their enemies. But this time, they are the good guys! The People's
Republic of China is certainly becoming more and more powerful these days.
With a population of about 1.3 billion, China certainly has a very large
army. In fact, many of China's units become more powerful, when used in
large groups! The good thing is, certain Chinese units can be produced
en masse in a blink of an eye, and can literally like, squash an elephant
with a horde of ants!
4. A Simple Introduction of the units of the game
*****UNITED STATES OF AMERICA*****
The United States of America is the world's most high tech army. They can
make use a lot of strategy to win, and that's why it takes the most skill
to master. Tee hee hee... Anyway, a lot of America's units are heavily armored
or fast yet expensive, making them the most suitable for "search and destroy
Bullet Based Anti Infantry Units
Ranger Cost: $225 Requires: Barracks
Pathfinder Cost: $600 Requires: Barracks + Level 3 General
Colonel Burton Cost: $1500 Requires: Barracks + Strategy Center
Humvee Cost: $500 Requires: War Factory
Sentry Drone Cost: $400 Requires: War Factory
All of these units use guns, and are very effective against infantry. If
you have the money, pay $1000 so that the Rangers can use Flash Bang Grenades
against infantry, they are very effective in dispersing Angry Mobs.
Pathfinders are simply snipers, and only snipers. So, obviously, they kill
all infantry units in one shot, so does Col. Burton, but he is a hero unit,
so he can stab infantry to death with his knife, and also plant charges
on enemy structures. Humvees and Sentry Drones are all ideal scouting units,
the Humvee can be loaded full of infantry, and they can fire at outside
units! As for the Sentry Drone, you will have to pay $1000 to upgrade them
with the heavy machine gun before you can use them to attack the enemy.
Missile Based Anti Tank Units
Missile Defender Cost: $300 Requires: Barracks
Tomahawk Missile Cost: $1200 Requires: War Factory + Strategy
Raptor* Cost: $1400 Requires: Airfield
Stealth Fighter* Cost: $1600 Requires: Airfield + Level 1 General
Comanche* Cost: $1500 Requires: Airfield
* = Air Units
All of these units make use of missiles to attack their targets. The Missile
Defender is America's "Man-with-a-missile". He can use his laser sights
to improve his rate of fire against enemy vehicles and aircraft. The
Tomahawk Missile Launcher is a long range ballistic unit, its missile NEVER
misses its targets, unless the target is an infantry unit due to its
guidance system. The Raptor fires 4 missiles, the Stealth Fighter Fires
2 while the Comanche fires 4, and reloads in the air, while continuing
to pummel their target with its 20mm cannon. The Stealth Fighter and Raptor
can be upgraded with Laser Guided Missiles to increase their attack power
by $25, while the Stealth Fighter can also be upgraded with the Bunker
Buster missiles to clear out any type of garrisoned building, except
Internet Centers. Note that the missiles of all of these 3 units can be
easily stopped or blown off course by Paladin Tanks, Avengers and ECM Tanks.
Ambulance Cost: $600 Requires: War Factory
Microwave Tank Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory + Strategy Center
Avenger Cost: $2000 Requires: War Factory + Strategy Center
Unless you upgrade them with various drones, all of these 3 units do not
have any direct offensive capabilities against ground units. The Ambulance
heals troops and vehicles near it, and sprays foam to decontaminate areas
with toxins and radiation. The Microwave Tank zaps a microwave beam to
disable enemy buildings, and the beam must be continuously zapped onto
the buildings to keep it disabled. This beam can also fry infantry
garrisoned inside civilian buildings. Its microwave field is automatic,
and does not need any targeting for it to work, any infantry unit that
enters the field will slowly lose health, and will be cooked! The Avenger
uses a beam to "designate" their ground target so that other units can
fire much quicker at it. Its Anti Air Laser can be used to destroy enemy
aircraft, and can stop missiles from coming. But still, when you want to
use these, keep them in the rear at all times, otherwise, you will waste
a lot of money trying to replace them. Particularly the Avenger, which
costs the same as an Overlord Tank!
Crusader Tank Cost: $900 Requires: War Factory
Paladin Tank Cost: $1100 Requires: War Factory + Level 1 General
Both of these tanks use the same type of cannon, with the Paladin Tank
having slightly heavier armor. The Paladin Tank also has a defense laser
to stop missile attacks. That's all I can say about these tanks.
Ultimate Attack Unit
Aurora Bomber Cost: $2500 Requires: Airfield + Strategy Center
The Aurora Bomber is the USA's supersonic aircraft. It flies so fast on
its bombing run, that no one can aim or hit it! After it drops its payload,
it slows down considerably, and becomes as weak as a paper aeroplane, and
only then can it be shot down. You should reserve these to destroy the
enemies' superweapons, as they are just so expensive.
*****GLOBAL LIBERATION ARMY*****
The Global Liberation Army has a lot of Soviet-era weapons in their hands,
and basically, they are light and fast. These guys have the ability to
make the best with what they have got in their hands, as just so many of
their units can scavenge the spoils of their defeated vehicles. The GLA
is an expert on stealth, and has a lot of units that can strike unseen
without the enemy knowing! How's that, you high tech nations?
Bullet Based Infantry and Assault Transports
Rebel Cost: $150 Requires: Battacks
Angry Mob Cost: $800 Requires: Barracks + Palace
Jarmen Kell Cost: $1500 Requires: Barracks + Palace
Combat Cycle Cost: $450 Requires: Arms Dealer
Battle Bus Cost: $800 Requires: Arms Dealer + Palace
The first 3 types of units all attack with their rifles and guns. They
are all effective against enemy infantry. The Rebels can now be upgraded
to place booby traps on neutral structures and vehicles, so if anyone tries
to commandeer those structures, BOOM! Angry Mobs can have up to 10 Mobsters,
when a mobster dies, a new one will "respawn" in a short period of time!
They can be upgraded to use AK-47 Assault Rifles, and hence be a highly
destructive force against both infantry and tanks. Jarmen Kell is GLA's
sniper, and can kill drivers inside vehicles intermittently. The Combat
Cycle comes with a Rebel, and can be ridden by any type of infantry unit.
Note that if you ask the unit to get off the bike, the bike will fall to
the side and explode. So, use it as if you are using a disposable glove.
The Battle Bus is GLA's more heavily armored troop transports. Infantry
units can fire inside through its windows, and when it loses all of its
health, it simply turns into a bunker, and the units will continue to fire
inside until it is destroyed again. Note that when all infantry units have
vacated the "bunker" the Battle Bus will blow.
Hijacker Cost: $400 Requires: Barracks + Level 3 General
Saboteur Cost: $700 Requires: Barracks + Palace
Radar Van Cost: $500 Requires: Arms Dealer
The Hijacker is a stealth thief who can steal enemy vehicles. While the
saboteur can climb over hills into the enemy base to disable enemy buildings.
The Radar Van provides Radar for the GLA, and can be upgrade to use the
Radar Scan every 30 seconds, this can be used to spy on the enemy units,
and detect enemy stealth infiltrators.
Rocket Based Units
RPG Trooper Cost: $300 Requires: Barracks
Rocket Buggy Cost: $900 Requires: Arms Dealer + Palace
The RPG Trooper is GLA's Rocket Soldier, enough said. The Rocket Buggy
is the GLA's long range attack unit. It can fire up to 12 rockets at the
enemy per volley. As the Rocket Buggy has very light armor, you should
use them to hit and run to prevent the enemy from catching up. Both of
these units can be upgraded with the Armor Piercing Rockets from the Black
Market. This increases their attack power by 25%.
Technical Cost: $500 Requires: Arms Dealer
Scorpion Tank Cost: $600 Requires: Arms Dealer
Quad Cannon Cost: $700 Requires: Arms Dealer
Toxin Tractor Cost: $600 Requires: Arms Dealer
Marauder Tank Cost: $800 Requires: Arms Dealer + Level 1 General
All of these units are capable of scavenging their kills to upgrade their
weapons. The Technical is a fast troop transport that can hold 5 units.
Its machine gun can be upgraded to fire rockets. The Scorpion Tank is the
GLA's Main Battle Tank, and can be upgraded to fire 2 Rockets at the enemy
at once. The Quad Cannon is GLA's anti-air unit featuring 4 heavy machine
guns. The Toxin Tractor is GLA's chemical attack unit, it can clear
garrisoned buildings and poison infantry units with its toxin sprayer.
Finally, the Marauder Tank is a more advanced battle tank with the GLA.
It can be upgraded to have, 2 cannons! Much like the Mammoth Tank in Red
High Explosive Units
Terrorist Cost: $200 Requires: Barracks
Bomb Truck Cost: $1000 Requires: Arms Dealer + Palace
SCUD Launcher Cost: $1200 Requires: Arms Dealer + Palace + Level 1
What can a Terrorist Organization do without terrorists? The Terrorists
in GLA aren't like those in Rainbow Six, in fact, they are mainly suicide
bombers. The Terrorists can also commandeer cars to make their attacks
much more faster and powerful. The Bomb Truck can be upgraded to hold a
Bio Bomb and a High Explosive Bomb in its load space, doubling its power.
It can also disguise itself as a vehicle or car to surprise the enemy more.
However, base defenses are not a bit fooled by its disguise, and will unmask
it and open fire on it. The SCUD Launcher is the GLA's more powerful siege
unit. It can be armed with an Anthrax Warhead that can infect and poison
enemy units, as well as a High Explosive Warhead, which can cause huge
amount of damage to anything within its blast radius. As a rule of a thumb,
always consider having half of your SCUD Launcher fire Anthrax Warheads,
while the other half fires High Explosive Warheads for the best effect.
Note that the SCUD Missile can be stopped by anti air defenses and other
laser units like the Paladin Tank.
*****PEOPLE'S REPUBUBLIC OF CHINA*****
China is gradually becoming stronger and stronger these days. In fact,
China has the world's largest army. As China has such an enormous population,
they can rely on overwhelming numbers to defeat their enemies. In fact,
a lot of units can receive increased rate of fire and other bonuses when
used in large groups. So, I guess they are encouraging you to mass units
when playing as China.
Nationalistic Infantry Units
Red Guard Cost: $300 for 2 Requires: Barracks
Tank Hunter Cost: $300 for 1 Requires: Barracks
The Red Guard is China's Rifle Infantry, and you can get 2 at a time by
paying $300 in the Barracks. The Tank Hunter is China's Rocket Soldier,
he can also make use of TNT to blow up enemy buildings and vehicles. Both
of these infantry units have the hoard effect. When they are in groups
of 5 or more, red stars will appear beneath the infantry unit. Then, each
unit will have a 25% increased rate of fire. When upgraded with the
Nationalism Upgrade, these units will have an additional gold ring around
the red star, and they will have a 50% increased rate of fire. If you are
playing as General "Anvil" Shin Fai, the Patriotism upgrade can be used,
this causes an additional white star to appear beneath the Red Star, and
each unit receives a 75% increase in rate of fire! Enjoy.
Hacker Cost: $625 Requires: Barracks + Propaganda Center
Black Lotus Cost: $1500 Requires: Barracks + Propaganda Center
China's computer users have been increasing exponentially in the 1990s.
In fact, the PLA has trained new operatives that make use of IT to do damage
to the enemy. The Hacker can disable enemy buildings by using their wireless
laptop connection to send a computer virus into the building from a range,
and also hack the internet to raise funds for the Chinese Army. The Hacker
has as new cyber-cafe, I mean Internet Center to hack quicker, bringing
more cash to China. Black Lotus is China's elite secret agent. She can
hack into their buildings, and capture them for China's use, and she does
that much faster than the Red Guards! Apart from this, she can steal money
from enemy supply centers. She can also disable enemy vehicles from a range,
and that may be able to help turn the tide of a battle, particularly if
a single Overlord Tank is rolling towards your base.
800 Dollar Tank Units
Battlemaster Tank Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory
Dragon Tank Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory
Gattling Tank Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory
ECM Tank Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory + Propaganda
All of these tanks have one thing in common, they cost $800 apiece in the
War factory. I wonder why they would charge $800 for so many of China's
units. I guess it is because 8 is a lucky number in China. Tee hee hee...
The Battlemaster Tank is China's Main Battle Tank. They can also take
advantage of the Hoard Effect to fire faster when in groups of 5 or more.
In fact, they are the only tanks in the game that can take advantage of
this bonus. They can be upgraded with various nuclear abilities to improve
their attack power and speed by 25%. The Dragon Tank is another powerful
all purpose assault unit of China. It is basically a flame tank, and it
can be ordered to create a 180 degree wall of fire using the Fire Wall
command, and this has significant improvement in damage when compared to
its standard flame attack. It can spray a blue flame and cause 25% more
damage with the Black Napalm Upgrade. Always use these against buildings,
and you will see them fall in no time! The Gattling Tank is China's
anti-infantry, anti-air unit. Its guns can spin faster and faster, dealing
more damage as time passes. Again, it can deal 25% more damage using the
Chain Gun Upgrade. The ECM is basically a protection device. Its magnetic
field can cause missiles to miss their targets, it can also use a magnetic
beam to jam enemy units, but note that while it does that, its magnetic
field will not work.
Happy Meal Transports
Troop Crawler Cost: $1400 Requires: War Factory
Listening Outpost Cost: $800 Requires: War Factory
That's right, kids. McChina is pleased to bring you their Happy Meals!
Firstly, we have the Troop O'Crawler Deluxe, and it comes with 8 real life
Red Guard as toys. Secondly, we have the Listening McOutpost, and it comes
with 2 live Tank Hunters! All meals have a stealth detector for free to
come with them! That's right, you are happy, we are happy! McChina, I'm
Double Big Guns
Inferno Cannon Cost: $900 Requires: War Factory + Propaganda
Nuke Cannon Cost: $1600 Requires: War Factory + Propaganda
Center + Level 1 General Ability
China does not make use of any missile related ballistic units, instead,
they have Artillery! The Inferno Cannon is a flame based artillery. Like
many other Chinese Units, they are most effective in large groups, as when
6 Inferno Cannons fire their cannon at a target, you can be assured that
a Firestorm will be made, incinerating the target and any other units near
it. Use Black Napalm for more powerful effects! The Nuke Cannon is China's
Nuclear Based Artillery. It lobs tactical Nuclear Shells over long
distances, and has a substantial range improvement over the Inferno Cannon.
The neutron shell is another fun thing to use if you want to steal the
enemy's units instead of destroying them. It can also clear garrisoned
buildings that normal building clearers cannot clear out, like Palaces
and Internet Centers. Have fun. Always keep these units in the rear at
all times, or you will lose these quick.
The Swiss Army Tank
Overlord Tank Cost: $2000 Requires: War Factory + Propaganda
It's a good thing that you do not need a General ability to build these
powerful tanks. The Overlord Tank is very lethal indeed. It can also squish
enemy vehicles. Its twin cannons are just the beginning of its story. After
all, a Bunker, Speaker Tower or Gattling Cannon can be mounted on its back,
making it a decent all rounded tank. If you see these coming to your base,
you would have to kill them very quickly, as bullets, missiles and even
bombs tend to bounce off them, and their guns really kill!
MiG Cost: $1200 Requires: Airfield
Helix Cost: $1500 Requires: Airfield
Although China's airforce lacks variety with one main fighter and one
attack helicopter, they ain't too shabby either. The MiG is another fire
based fighter, and each carries 2 Napalm Missiles, its armor can be upgraded,
and when 4 MiGs unleash their missiles at a target at once, a lovely
Firestorm will again be created, barbecuing anything around. Hmm... Needs
some nice barbecue sauce. Of course, the Black Napalm Upgrade works wonders
for them too. The Helix is China's transport helicopter. It holds up to
5 blocks of units. (Infantry = 1 Block, Most Vehicles = 3 Blocks,
Construction Dozers = 5 Blocks). It is also the Overlord of the sky. It
can be upgraded to have either a Bunker, a Speaker Tower or a Gattling
Cannon mounted on it. If you upgrade it with a Bunker and load it full
of Tank Hunters, its attack power can be highly increased. Napalm Bombs
can also be upgraded to each Helix for more devastating attacks. In fact,
the Napalm Bomb will create a firestorm the instant it hits the ground!
Black Napalm works on them too! They don't call it a "heavy lift transport"
5. USA Campaign
*****MISSION 1: Baikonur, Kazakhstan*****
Although the USA Army has had the fragmented Global Liberation Army on
the run, the terrorist threat remains a clear and present danger. The GLA
is still actively using those chemical warheads from their Baikonur
Facility. In fact, they have equipped their missiles with even more newly
designed chemical warheads. They have started to launch those chemical
warheads into US bases in Northern Europe. People have begun evacuating
from the urban areas in Europe. A previous attempt by the Chinese Army
to attack the facility has failed. With the Chinese Army battling local
warlords to the east, the American Army is sent in to deal with the situation.
Your mission is to destroy the launch facility. It is vital that you succeed,
or otherwise, America's strategy footholds and interests in Europe will
more likely be affected.
After this news report by BNN (British News Network, a hybrid of BBC and
CNN, I suppose? Heh heh.), and being shown the GLA hippies in their
motorbikes, you see another missile being prepared for launch, and it fires!
By! The sky really does look realistic in this game. So! The missile's
target is a certain USA base in Northern Europe. The missile explodes!
BOOM! A lot poor souls suffocate in the chemicals that were given out.
Then, you are left to play. You are given your starting units, and your
base. They have given you 2 sets of 5 of Missile Defenders and Rangers.
Load them into the 2 Humvees.
Tip! More about Humvees
As a practice, always load 2 pathfinders (anti infantry) and 3 Missile
Defenders for all rounded support. This should work on single player, LAN
and online. Oh, another thing, when you see slower units coming after you.
Back off a few steps and the people inside the Humvee will get "free" hits
on the enemy unit. If you make use of the Search and Destroy Battle Plan,
then you can shoot even further and harass your enemy more.
Some foolhardy rebels will come over to engage you. Pick them off using
you new Scout Drone. Then move your troops northwest, destroying the 2
stinger sites. You will come to some empty Chinese Tanks in a motor pool,
including a lovely Overlord Tank. Take them with infantry, upgrade the
Overlord Tank with a Speaker Tower, then move northeast.
2 terrorists are planning to car-bomb you, watch out! Then, at the same
time, some infantry would have garrisoned the 2 apartment blocks near the
vehicles, use the Dragon Tank to fry those units.
Now, kill all units and destroy all structures guarding the train station
in order to capture it. I suggest you leave those buildings for your lone
Overlord Tank to destroy, then, gloat as it gains veterancy.
Now, the train will arrive, load your best units into the 2 train cars,
and those units will be taken to the launch site by train. When you reach
the site, destroy everything, garrison the radio station for A-10 support
if necessary, and a large bomber will come with a MOAB, the Mother of All
Bombs (Actually, it stands for a Massive Ordinance Air Burst)! The bomb
hits, and several of their units are blasted all the way to the moon, and
the pilot really likes his job, after all, "I love the smell of a fresh
MOAB in the morning!" Mission Accomplished! You win!
*****MISSION 2: Somalia Coast*****
While the USA is performing the crackdown on the GLA, they are also
delivering aid supplies to desperate regions that are suffering very
heavily. Unfortunately, local warlords linked to the GLA continue to
threaten their convoys of food and medical supplies. Your mission is to
ensure the safe arrival of the supplies, and the total elimination of the
GLA troops in the area. The navy is supporting you in this area. Meanwhile,
other USA armies are busy searching for more Weapons of Mass Destruction
of the GLA.
You are now in Somalia, the land of the movie Black Hawk Down. In fact,
this mission has a lot of parallels with the movie. Like the bombardment
of the docks, and all the street fighting with the heavily armed locals.
Fortunately, no aircraft were downed this time.
The opening cut-scene features many battleships firing on the GLA units
on the docks, note that they are there to clear the docks, not destroy
it, yeah right. Meanwhile, the Raptors, 2 by 2 are bombarding their tunnel
networks (Hey, I just saw them fly over the GLA units, and then they explode!
I wonder if those raptors have some psychic powers or dark force. Heh heh
heh...) You are then left to play.
Move your troops to the warehouse, using the battleships to take out the
bunkers blocking your way. By the time you secure the warehouse, more units
will arrive in the docks, and the supply trucks will begin coming in. Now,
defend the warehouse until all trucks have entered the warehouse. It is
not very hard to do so. While you are at it, call in the battleships to
blow up all the Bunkers and Stinger Sites you can see on the map.
While you are guarding the warehouse, consider playing a game called laser
shooter with your Missile Defenders. Here's how you do it:
Precise Tip! Painting a big Bulls eye on them
The Missile Defenders have a unique ability. The Laser Missile. Using a
special laser sight similar to those of sniper rifles, the Missile Defender
can target enemy units and aircraft much more accurately, and will shoot
much much faster! To use the Laser Missile ability, simply click on the
laser missile button on the command bar, and then click the target you
desire! Then, the Missile Defender will aim the laser at the enemy unit
for a second, then the fireworks begin! Unfortunately, this ability is
useless against enemy infantry and structures, so when you see enemy
infantry coming, run!
After all 10 have arrived, and you have heard the crowd cheer, you can
receive your construction dozer, so, build your base, and build fire bases
and patriot missiles in alternation to each other. However, be prepared,
as GLA will use SCUD Launchers in this level, and they can easily out shoot
your Patriot Missiles and Firebases.
Base Defense Tip! What to garrison in a Fire Base
Always garrison one pathfinder and 3 Missile Defender in each Fire Base!
The Pathfinder can pick your enemy's infantry off, while the missile
defender shoots at the tanks.
You should be aware of a small GLA outpost in the northwest of the city
behind the hills, consider sending a Ranger to capture the barracks there
if you wish, or just send in Col. Burton to destroy everything.
Now, the business of destroying the GLA base is well, easy peasy! Just
continue to bombard them with the battleships and comanches until they
are gone! The Battleship bombardment has similar power to a level 2
Artillery Barrage, and you can use it sooooo frequently! Easy! Just use
them as if they are mini superweapons! I tell you, easy! Much easier
compared to those hectic 15 hours of troops struggling in the city in Black
Hawk Down! Another mission accomplished!
*****MISSION 3: Mount Elbrus, Russia*****
Having successfully protected the supply convoys to deliver their aid in
Somalia, the USA army has found top secret documents related to the GLA
chemical weapon production program. They have identified the location of
a top secret chemical production plant in Mount Elbrus, deep inside Russia,
and will respond to this threat. Your mission is to send in Colonel Burton's
team to take out this facility.
In the start of this mission, we will be treated to a hilarious cut-scene
featuring the B3 (or is it U3?) bombers. Those bombs are so cool, they
fall straight down, totally unaffected by air resistance, and I must say,
those American bombers really do a good job sending people to the moon!
Colonel Burton will be air dropped in with some other infantry units.
Meanwhile, Chinese Secret Agent Black Lotus will be dropped off on the
other side of the river, she brags about the Helix helicopters and
challenges you to a race, "Your Chinooks are durable, but I prefer the
strength of our Helices." and you are left to play.
The race is on! Your task is to reach a certain inn right in the middle
of Casablanca called Riad Catalina! Oh, ahem, excuse me. No, this is not
the Amazing Race, it's just Mission 3. As soon as you can get control of
your troops, snipe at the infantry while Colonel Burton destroys the Radar
Vans before they can squish you all flat.
As you may have probably already noticed, there are just so many garrisoned
buildings in the town, so you will need flashbangs to clear them. So, head
north, engaging any units you meet. Leave the infantry to the pathfinders,
and the vehicles to Colonel Burton.
You will reach the Prisoner-of-War camp. There will be a cut scene. Colonel
Burton says, "I can see the POW camp, looks like they have a tunnel network
that passes under the river."
Black Lotus will then start capturing the GLA buildings in the camp opposite
the POW camp. Boy, and she does a good job out of it. In the confusion,
the Chinese managed to use a Bomb Truck to blow up the Tunnel Network!
How can she do that!? Those GLA troops must be blind or something.
"Nice work, Lotus. I just can take care of a couple of guards, and everyone
will be freed."
So, take everything out in the POW camp, and some rangers will come out
of the camp. They are free! With the new Rangers, you can clean up all
those garrisoned buildings in the town. Go north, and you will come to
several tunnel networks by a bridge, be careful here, as there may be units
waiting to ambush you from the inside. To the northwest is a second POW
camp. You know the drill, destroy everything, and the rangers will be freed.
Notice this strange tank there? It's a microwave tank, good to disable
enemy buildings. You will also notice that the area around the Microwave
Tank looks a little bit distorted. This is due to its Microwave Field,
any infantry unit that gets inside the field will slowly lose health until
they get incinerated. Note that the microwave field does not work while
you use the Microwave Beam.
Tip! A new way to clear garrisoned buildings
With microwave tanks, you can "ding" the people hiding inside civilian
buildings. Just set it to High to bake a delicious meal. Heh heh!
Now that you have the microwave tank, you can continuously disable and
destroy those stinger sites and tunnel networks. Have fun! When you reach
the mountains, order Colonel Burton to climb up. Now, Colonel Burton will
blow up the mountainside, starting the avalanche! The avalanche really
WILL bury the lab forever! Mission Complete!
*****MISSION 4: Amisbad Oil Fields: Iran*****
Information recovered from the Chemical Lab confirms that GLA really is
carrying on its chemical weapons program. The US suspects that the GLA
General code-named Dr. Thrax is behind all of this. Dr. Thrax is an elusive
extremist and has been charged with war crimes by the world court.
Intelligence sources have traced his funding to oil fields in Iran, your
mission is to liberate the oil fields, and destroy the GLA base guarding
Yellow: Misguided civilian population
This mission begins with a lovely air show over the skies of the Amisbad
Oil Fields. The Quad Cannons are busy trying to shoot those planes, but
there are just too many of them. Now that we have landed, the airstrip
is secured. Build your base! Capture the oil derricks around your base
for a start, just use Construction Dozers to remove those demo traps and
booby traps. Supplies are scarce, so it is vital that you capture as many
Oil Derricks as possible.
Discouraging Tip! You had better not try to garrison the buildings, or
you'll be sorry
When you are playing as GLA over the LAN or internet, always try to reach
the towns first and use rebels to place booby traps on the buildings, now,
the opponent WILL think twice before trying to enter those buildings. Of
course, he can also use dozers or workers to remove those traps, but that's
too annoying. Anyway, stealth detectors can easily detect the booby traps,
and the Dozers can clear them with one scoop of their blade.
Now, build fire bases loaded with Missile Defenders and Pathfinders on
the 2 bridges, and place some Paladins and Avengers next to them to stop
the scud launcher missiles.
Tip! How many Avengers and Paladins do I need?
Regardless of offline games or online games, it would be wise to build
a paladin tank or an avenger for each rocket solider the enemy has, and
2 for each Scud Launcher or Tomahawk Missile they have. However, these
2 units cannot stop artillery shells, so be careful when playing against
While you are building your base, you will be informed that a neighboring
town has been poisoned by GLA propaganda, and are sending units to attack
your base. So, go north and destroy the radio station ASAP. Colonel Burton
is good at this. To clear the occupied structures, simply send in the
Microwave Tanks to ding them out! Ha ha ha!
If you are playing on medium difficulty or above, there will be a SCUD
Storm built, luckily, it is in an outer area of the main base, so use a
microwave tank to ding it and disable it, while Colonel Burton destroys
it. Be careful of that single tunnel network there, as units will ambush
you from inside the building. So, I guess you should kill enough units
to get promoted to a 3-star general, then you can A-10 Strike that network,
after that, nothing can react fast enough to stop Colonel Burton from
destroying the SCUD Storm. After that, I suggest you let Colonel Burton
hang around there, as he can keep the Workers at bay from rebuilding
Now, it's time to build an attacking force. I recommend attacking from
the Eastern Side of the base, as you have cleared that entrance with Burton
Already. Send in as many Paladins as you like, but build at least 15 of
them, as the enemy just loves to use Scud Launchers and RPG Troopers. Also,
build Tomahawk Missiles and keep them in the rear. Some Humvees with
Pathfinders and Missile Defenders inside can also support your advance.
Wipe them out, all of them. Although Lieutanent Eva may suggest that you
capture some oil derricks there, it is rather difficult to hold them, as
it will cause the GLA to attack with renewed vigor.
Apart from this, reinforcements will also be airdropped in periodically.
Use those units if you are short of cash. Attack from the east entrance,
and you will experience minimal losses, as all the traps have been cleared.
Wipe them out! All of them!
Caution! Highly Explosive Humvees
When a Humvee is destroyed, the infantry inside all die! (Perhaps it is
because the petrol tank of the Humvee is dangerously close to the passenger
compartment, hence, when the Humvee explodes, the petrol tank will burst
into flames, causing your infantry units inside to scream like canary birds)
So, when you notice that your Humvee's energy bar is almost empty, evacuate
*****MISSION 5: Dr. Thrax's Chemical Plant*****
Dr. Thrax has been tracked to a city, name unknown. He now orchestrates
his last stand against USA. He has now managed to perfect a new and dangerous
type of chemical called Anthrax Gamma. Anthrax Gamma is a new, powerful
nerve agent, and the Dr. is planning to launch these new chemical missiles
to metropolitan targets all around the world. Your mission, is to capture
all 4 missile launch pads before a single missile is released.
Brown: GLA Rebels
Green: Dr. Thrax
The starting cut-scene shows a satellite codenamed Powers tracking the
location of the chemical factory. Then, a lot of funny little missiles
are fired into one of Dr. Thrax's bases, wiping out the storage bunkers.
You are now left to play. Just build your base, and defend it with the
Tip! Info about Dr. Thrax
Before we begin, I must state what is so unique about Dr. Thrax. Dr. Thrax
just loves to use chemical weapons. His rebels and terrorists are all packed
with chemicals. So, if you are playing against him in multiplayer, be sure
to protect your units by putting them in Humvees and Listening Outposts.
Dr. Thrax is so obsessed with Chemical Weapons that even his tunnel networks
spray toxins! He starts with Anthrax Beta, and can upgrade it to Anthrax
Gamma! So, he is the only general who can reduce infantry to lovely pink
salamander man! His Tanks all start with toxin shells, and RPG Troopers
fire chemical rockets! Ugh! Disgusting! Fortunately, he has a weakness,
it is that he CANNOT make use of camouflaged units, so you can detect them
while they are reasonably far away.
Tip! Busting Bunkers
The enemy likes to ambush attackers from inside the Toxin Networks, upgrade
your Stealth Fighters with Bunker Busters and attack their Networks. In
multiplayer game always consider using this technology when playing
against China or GLA, as their bunkers can easily be busted! Anyway, this
method can kill infantry inside buildings too! One thing I find it funny
is that, when I used it on a toxin tractor in this level, the vibrations
caused by the explosion caused it to fly very very high up in the air!
This toxin tractor then did a lot of loop the loops in mid-air, but managed
to land on the ground unscathed! It's crazy, I tell you! Well, those people
in EA must have watched too many Looney Tunes.
To the east of your base, are a GLA camp that wishes to Rebel against Dr.
Thrax. This is because they are all fed up with his obsession with chemical
warfare, and that such toxins could just kill them all. You can now use
their general abilities, like the Rebel Ambush and Anthrax Bomb (Hey, I
thought you were fed up with using Toxins, how come you still get to use
the Anthrax Bomb?!). While you are holding off their attacks, use a spy
satellite on the northern part of the map. The Launchpads are somewhere
at the north of the map. Just watch out for their sneak attacks.
Build a particle cannon, and some Aurora Bombers. You will need the Auroras
to help destroy the SCUD Storm that Dr. Thrax builds. When your Particle
Cannon is ready, use a spy satellite to reveal the area surrounding the
northeast launch pads, then use the particle cannon to fry all the units
guarding the Bunkers. Then, ambush the rebels in and capture those 2 missile
launch pads! You are now halfway to your goal.
Tip! Capturing Enemy Buildings
I have received numerous e-mails concerning how to capture this, how to
capture that. It is very simple, really, simply pay $1000 in the Barracks
for the Capture Building ability, then when it is complete, wait for the
Capture Building ability of your Ranger, Rebel or Red Guard to charge up.
When the whole button is bright, click it, and then click the building
you want to capture. Your infantry unit will then walk over to the building,
and place their country's flag next to the building. Then, you will see
the target building flashing, and beeping. The more frequent the beeps
and flashes, the closer you are to capturing that building. You will be
notified by the infantry unit when he has captured the building. Black
Lotus can capture buildings much quicker than infantry units, and can do
it from a range, due to her wireless network connection. Keep that in mind
if you are playing as China.
Tip! Aurora Bombers and Economy
As you can see, Aurora Bombers are a supersonic aircraft. They cannot be
stopped by anti air defenses until they deliver their payload, which means
they can always reach their target. Unfortunately, after dropping their
bombs, they are just so vulnerable to anti-aircraft defenses, and you will
be disgusted that you have to spend another $2500 for each of the Aurora
Bombers lost. That's why, if you are using Auroras, make sure you target
your enemies' expensive structure, like their superweapons, this can help
make up for the sunk cost.
The other pair of launch pads is more heavily guarded. I suggest you make
use of Particle Cannons, MOABs and Spectre Gunships at the same time to
create a large enough distraction to keep the enemy units at bay before
Rebel Ambushing the missiles and capturing them.
6. GLA Campaign
*****MISSION 1: Outside the City...*****
As the "mercenaries" of the United States continue to hunt down for Dr.
Thrax, GLA leaders have decided to stop trying to protect this deranged
scientist as he is known to be unstable. The USA is still "senselessly"
relying on its air power in an attempt on destroying the last of the GLA.
However, neither the USA or the Chinese could really breakthrough to
capture the GLA chain of command. The GLA leaders promise a continued war
of attrition for world freedom. This is a war that they MUST win! Your
mission is to protect the GLA leader as he travels to the airport for
Red: Our Great Leader
After the news report by ARC (the GLA equivalent of Al-Jazzera I suppose?
Heh heh heh.) You will be treated to this cut scene where some USA Humvees
are in hot pursuit of the GLA leader. However, they were a little unlucky.
They suffered some traffic accidents. One Humvee crashed into a truck that
was "really explosive", while the other was squashed by a falling tower!
Our leader is safe, for now.
You are now left to play. Salvage the resources to upgrade your vehicles.
Tip! Salvage Preferences
When ever you destroy enemy vehicles, always salvage them to units in this
Marauder Tanks > Quad Cannons > Techicals > Other units
Move southeast, engaging the enemies on the way.
Cross the bridge, and you will be treated to more salvage crates, as well
as some more RPG trooper Combat Bikes.
Cool Tip! Which Bikers shall I use?
When using combat cycles, always load them in this order:
Terrorists > Rebels > RPG Troopers
This is because, loading RPG Troopers in those bikes make them much more
vulnerable to tanks. As for the terrorists, well, have fun! It is much
better to use suicide bikers than to load a technical full of terrorists
and rushing them into your opponents' (human or computer) base! Note that
when a Terrorist is riding a Combat Bike, the front of the Combat Cycle
has a yellow box with Red Stripes to warn others of your approach.
There are some patrols to the northeast, and that's the path we have to
go. Instead of taking them on directly, send all bikers to the eastern
path, and go down the cliff. Then, you can easily surprise all of those
units, and liberate the base to the further north east.
Once your base is liberated, build some Maruader Tanks, and upgrade them
with the salvage crates. If any of your combat bikes are damaged, just
send them to the "service station" that is your Arms Dealer to repair them!
Cross the bridge when you have recovered from your losses. There are 3
foolhardy sentry drones near that reinforcement pad, destroy them, you
need not capture the pad though.
As you can see, the USA aerodrome is guarded by 2 Fire Bases. Send in your
troops to "praise" (Stupid accent) and pillage them, and then, you can
send the limousine of the GLA Leader to the transport plane. Mission
Accomplished! The cause lives on!
*****MISSION 2: Cairo, Egypt*****
The USA's hunt for the GLA General Dr. Thrax, who the GLA has discredited
and denounced has caused great damage to the civilian facilities and
buildings. Meanwhile, the USA and Chinese reports that several important
GLA leaders have been killed. This results in a complete power vacuum,
and many splinter groups are vying for control. One of the splinter groups
is led by Prince Kassad, a Libyan General who specializes in stealth tactics
and sneak attacks. Your mission is to destroy all of Prince Kassad's command
centers, and force him to hand over his abilities to you.
Brown: Prince Kassad
This mission starts with a lone rocket buggy codenamed recon-1 patrolling
the area around the great pyramids (Wait, there is something wrong here,
the sphinx is facing the wrong way here! You got it wrong this time, EA.
You better refresh your Geography!). Suddenly, a Scorpion Tank appeared
out of nowhere and blew it apart!
At this point you will be introduced to the man called Prince Kassad, you
now get to see how the GPS Scrambler and Sneak Attacks Work. The GPS
Scrambler allows any unit to strike unseen, while the Tunnel Sneak Attack
allows you to build a Tunnel Network anywhere on the map for surprise
attacks! These 2 abilities are very important for the GLA, so always save
2 general points for those technologies.
Tip! Info on Prince Kassad
Prince Kassad is the stealth general of the 3 talented GLA generals. He
is an important political figure in the Middle East, and has an excellent
spy network to do his bidding. Prince Kossad is a stealth general, but
he does not have any access to any unique units. However, he has many
modifications to his army. All structures can be hidden by camo netting,
and workers can be camouflaged when you camouflage your supply stash.
Rebels and base defenses are all camouflaged to start with. The hijacker
is always available. The GPS Scrambler can be used in Level 3, and has
a shorter recharge time. Seems a very terrifying foe, eh? Not really! Prince
Kossad has a vital weakness. It is that he CANNOT make use any tanks or
the SCUD Launcher! So, any sneak attacks can be ended relatively quickly
if you respond.
Now, you start with some demo traps and a couple of workers and a command
center. Build your base as usual, but not as tightly as before, as the
enemy cannot make use of heavy weapons like the Tanks and SCUD Launcher.
You have 3 Radar Vans to start with, and you can use the Radar Scan thrice!
Watchful Tip! Abusing the Radar Scan
Always build Radar Vans in quantity when you play a multiplayer game. Then
you can really continuously scan the map for intruders! Radar Vans can
also be used to squish stealthy units! (But not Hero Units)
Now, as you build your base, continuously scan the map for his troops.
Build a force of Marauder Tanks, Toxin Tractors, Quad Cannons and
Technicals filled with Rebels. You can now go hunting! Take a Jarmen Kell
to snipe at the enemy rocket infantry, but beware of other snipers!
Move into the town to the north, there are some RPG Troopers here and there,
and can be taken out by your Quad Cannons. Do the same with the Tunnel
Network. Continue to go north, and you will eventually reach their first
base. Wipe everyone out and capture their command center. You now have
the GPS Scrambler!
As soon as you have captured the command center, build some Stinger Sites
and Tunnel Networks by the bridge to secure the area, then you can work
on your next strike.
There is an extra supply dock to the west of your base. Send workers there
to collect the supplies when the current are exhausted.
Now, send in Toxin Tractors to clear those 2 bunkers across the bridge,
then build a team of 2 Quad Cannons and about 4 Rocket Buggies, and bring
Jarmen Kell Along.
Get across that bridge, and play our latest piece of work, rocket "ballad"
(bad accent again by those Rocket Buggies!)! Whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh
whoosh whoosh! That's really musical indeed. Kill everyone, taking care
of the Demo Traps and capture the Command Center to the south west with
a Rebel, you now have the sneak attack!
Fast Tip! Catch me if you can
Always have a practice to "hit and run" when using Rocket Buggies, they
are very fast, and hence can outrun most units in the game. This way, you
can really buzz around your opponent like flies and annoy his tanks! For
best effects, upgrade them to the max, and use at least 4 of these at once!
Then, there should always be rockets flying in the air!
Now, we have to quickly build a team of bomb trucks, this is because, Prince
Kossad will have built a SCUD Storm any minute now, and you will have 5
minutes before he uses it. If he really has built a SCUD Storm, perform
a sneak attack on the south west corner of his base. Then bomb truck the
weapon into submission. After that, you can just continue to sneak attack
from time to time into their base, and eventually you will be able to reach
Prince Kossad's Command Center and destroy it. Just watch out for the
Bunkers and the Palace, as Prince Kassad has been smart enough to garrison
it full of RPG Troopers.
*****MISSION 3: Matala, Crete*****
It is now revealed that the GLA is once united again. A powerful commander
has taken charge. The US is now strengthening their defenses in bases around
the world. Your Mission is to steal a Particle Cannon, and use it against
the US Mediterranean Fleet. Such an action will severely weaken USA's
foothold in the Mediterranean Sea.
You start with a small force of RPG Troopers, Rebels and Hijackers along
with 3 Techicals. Explore the beach, and kill all enemy infantry, but steal
the Crusader Tank.
You will find another Tunnel Network, use it to transport troops to the
neighboring island. There is this lone tomahawk there, steal it before
the pilot can get to it. Now, go north west, there are 3 crusader tanks,
destroy them, and you can liberate that small camp there. Jarmen Kell is
here to help you. So are some Quad Cannons and a Toxin Tractor for the
taking. Now, go to the northeast, and neutralize those 3 tanks. Use Jarmen
Kell on the Firebases! I made a new discovery here.
Tip! Weakness of the Fire Base Exploited!
I found out that, a fire base can be destroyed in 3 shots by Jarmen Kell!
So, whenever you are playing against a USA player, feel free to snipe at
his firebases! When it explodes, the infantry will all die! (and scream
like canary birds, so that's why they call it a FIRE Base!)
See those Cold Fusion Reactors? Send Rebels to capture them. Now, guard
this area with Quad Cannons.
Notice this island to the northeast? That's your next stop on this
Mediterranean cruise, send your Crusaders, Jarmen Kell, Technicals and
that lone Tomahawk Missile over in a sneak attack. Clean the town up, steal
as many US vehicles as you can, and then head northwest to the arms dealer.
Kill everyone and liberate it!
With the Arms Dealer in hand, feel free to build some Marauder Tanks!
Upgrade them with salvage crates. There is another island to the northeast
with more goodies, so dig a tunnel there if you like. Now, head northeast,
to the pass. This pass is defended by some Paladin Tanks and 3 Tomahawk
Missiles, so you should destroy these units before you attempt to go through.
Now, as for the Bunkers, use the Particle Cannon and your lone tomahawk
missile to destroy those defenses. When they are all destroyed, send your
units through the cleared pass, and into your hideout.
Kill the remnants of the enemy guarding the base, and the base is yours.
Start pumping out workers to build an Arms Dealer, more Black Markets and
some Stinger Sites in the east and camouflage them.
You are now ready for the assault on the main base. At this point, there
are 2 methods to reach USS Reagan, one is by brute force and sneak attack,
and another is by stealth infiltration. I suggest the latter. But before
you do it, use the Particle Cannon and destroy the enemies' Strategy Centre,
as they are equipped with Search and Destroy Stealth Detection System.
The best method is to send in Jarmen Kell. Sneak him in with your tunnel
networks, and move east, then south, when you approach a Patriot Missile,
use the Particle Cannon to destroy them to prevent them from detecting
you. It will take a certain amount of time, but eventually, you will reach
the USS Reagan. Fire the Particle Cannon one last time on it, and then,
watch as it gets sawed in half! Mission Accomplished!
*****MISSION 4: Western USA Coastal Toxin Facility*****
After the destruction of its aircraft carrier USS Reagan, the USA has
re-evaluated its position to place forces overseas. The ultimate hope would
be the complete withdrawal of US forces from Europe, and will result in
a complete GLA victory. Your mission is to raid the Western USA Coastal
Toxin Facility and to steal 20 samples of toxin, so that you may have more
ingredients for your Chemical Weapons.
Yes, this is the story of Jarmen Kell and the 40 Thieves! You will start
with 2 teams which are separated by the coastline. It is really a point
to point coordination mission. You follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the mission.
Let's start with Team 1. You are to hijack the automobile ferry. (Hey!
It looks just like the Hong Kong Star Ferry! You lousy copy cats!) Before
you do that, snipe at those 3 vehicles and steal them. After you hijack
the ferry, you can hit the transport button on the ferry to send your troops
over to the other beachhead.
Looks like the perfect place to sunbathe, eh? Suddenly, beep beep beep,
boom! A demo trap is set off! You will now be informed that the Americans
have mined the beach, so we will have to obtain a Radar Van. So, switch
to Team 2.
As Team 2, move east. There are 3 Technical Trucks in a parking lot for
you to use. Commandeer them, and upgrade them with the salvage crates.
Then go down the hill and do some bodywork with the Humvees. When they
are destroyed you can send any infantry unit into the Radar Van to capture
it. Now, you can use the Radar Scan, without having to recharge too! If
any of your Techinicals are damaged, simply send them to the Tunnel Network
to recover health.
With the Radar Scan, you can navigate the beach with ease. Just reveal
the Demo Traps, and have your units destroy them to give them vetrancy.
You will eventually come to 2 Rangers and an empty Paladin Tank. Kill the
Rangers and steal their Paladin! To the south, are some GLA Prisoners of
War in that enclosure. Break down the fence to rescue them. There are many
Terrorists, so let them steal those sports utility vehicles. DO not steal
the Tomahawks yet, though.
Switch back to Team 2. You will notice some Crusader Tanks across the bridge,
along with 2 Patriot Missiles. Use a lone hijacker to distract the tanks
while your remaining forces destroy the Patriots. Once all forces have
been eliminated, send a lone Rebel over to the valve station. Enter it,
and the reservoir will be drained, allowing Team 1 to proceed.
Submitter's Tip! Marcus Krol's Tip
At GLA's mission 4, you can destroy the base defense by the bridge easily...
(you know before you capture the valve station)...
you just need to use Jarmen Kell on the tomahawks, and then capture the
stationary fire base and let it hack away on those paladins and missile
defenses... you get zero losses and many more units to use...
Switch to Team 1, cross the bottom of the dried up lake to the other side,
you will come to an airfield. Destroy it quickly. Once the airfield is
destroyed, you can steal those 2 Tomahawk Missiles that I have told you
to ignore earlier. With the Tomahawk Missiles, destroy all of the Bunkers
overlooking the valve station. Send the Tomahawks to the POW Camp across
the bridge to free more units. Commandeer and upgrade the Technicals to
the max. Then switch to Team 2.
As Team 2, move to the Cold Fusion Reactors and destroy them all. Then
move them up the hill and capture that Artillery Platform there. Then wait
by the warehouse. No need to steal any battle buses.
Switch back to Team 1, and make your way to the northwest, destroy those
units inside the garrisoned structures, and continue the advance, wiping
out any bunkers you find. There is another POW camp to the far west. Free
your brethren if you please. Now, send in your Tomahawks and destroy the
rest of the Bunkers guarding the toxin facility. Then you can move your
troops in and capture them.
See those empty Quad Cannons? You will need them later, as you have to
defend your convoys when the US sends reinforcements. After about 5 toxin
samples are secured, the USA will start sending in Reinforcements. All
reinforcements come from the eastern edge of the map. So, now, it's a matter
of endurance. Just hold them back. Once the 20th Toxin sample is loaded
onto the plane, the mission will be complete! Now, as the transport plane
takes off, some more rebels stay back to hold the Rangers off. You have
not seen the last of us, USA!
*****MISSION 5: Stuttgart-Vichingen, Germany*****
The last so-called superpower in this world, the USA is crumbling. GLA
makes thing worse by humiliating America by penetrating its own borders
and stealing its weapons of mass destruction. Washington decides to abandon
Europe and actively defend their homeland, and the GLA is really ambitious
to force this to happen. Your mission is to destroy the USA base in
Orange: GLA POWs
Navy Blue: USA
Sky Blue: USA Southern Support Base
In the beginning of the mission, you find a large group of GLA Tanks and
Rocket Buggies attacking a Chinese Base. The Chinese tried to stop them,
but failed. Now, you have complete control of the Chinese base! Now, build
your base, including a GLA Command Center, and mainly Chinese Buildings.
Quickly defend the eastern and northeastern entrances to your base, as
this is where the support base will attack. Build some Helices and garrison
Tank Hunters inside the ones with Bunkers. Then quickly raid their base.
The Sky Blue Support Base is poorly defended against air attacks with their
3 far apart Patriot Missiles, and can be taken out very swiftly.
While you are raiding their base, build a propaganda center and quickly
build 2 Nuclear Missiles. Also build an Internet Center and Satellite Hack
1. Garrison Hackers in too! You can now see the area around each command
center. As you can notice, the USA Base is busy building a Particle Cannon.
If you are fast enough, both countdown timers of the Nuclear Missiles will
be less than 4:00 when it is completed. At this point, focus on the defenses
of the north and north east of your base. Build 2 layers of Gattling Cannons
to stop their air strikes and some more Helices with Battle Bunkers and
Tank Hunters, as the USA heavily relies on Air Power. When your Nukes are
ready, fire them on the particle cannon. It will destroy it, and by the
time the USA builds the replacement, you should have less than 4 minutes
left on your Nukes' timer.
The USA will build a second Particle Cannon on the far eastern edge of
their base. To counter that one, sneak Black Lotus in by a Helix in the
Far eastern edge of the map, and drop her to the east of the Particle Cannon,
behind the transmitter station. You can now capture the particle cannon
before they can even react. After you capture this Particle Cannon, the
USA will not rebuild this one again.
With the Superweapons taken care of, you can fight in a more even basis.
First things first, free the POWs in the southern support base before they
are transferred. Then, the freed POWs will set up their own base, and this
can divert the Americans' attack.
Another thing to note is, that the USA base has more than 5 airfields in
use, and hence can attack your base with 24 fighters at once! So, build
lots and lots of Gattling Cannons!
You can now build up a strike team. Build up a team of fully upgraded
Overlords and hide them in Helix Helicopters. Build some Inferno Cannons
too and load them inside Helixes. Upgrade half of your Helices with Gattling
Cannons and the other half with Propaganda Towers. Load the Napalm Bombs
as well. Wait for a Nuke to be ready, and then Nuke their airfields to
clear that area for your units! Then, send in your large group of Helices
in through that eastern edge of the map. Drop everything! Have your Helices
cause Chaos by dropping Napalm Bombs on every Structure you find! Then,
send you Overlords and Inferno Cannons to further flatten their base! This
2 Pronged Attack is very difficult to stop, in spite of the large number
of anti air measures they have. With luck, you should be able to destroy
more than half of the USA base before they can take the upper hand. If
you are fast enough, you can easily destroy the entire base! Brute force
rules! (Of course, another way to win this mission is to endlessly mass
Nuclear Missile Silos, then send all of them into the enemy's base at once,
in different locations. There will be a lovely orange glow in no time...)
With the main base down, all that remains are some USA stragglers still
on the field. Hunt them down, and the liberation of the world will soon
Watch as the GLA erects statues all over Europe in order to show that they
have seized control. Dead symbolic, isn't it. Nah...
7. China Campaign
*****MISSION 1: Stuttgart-Vihingen, Germany*****
As the USA continues to strengthen its homeland defense, China decides
to participate in the war against terrorism. The Premier denies any
affiliations with those GLA hoodlums, and condemns the fact that some of
China's units were used against USA bases. Chinese commanders now pledge
full ambitions to remove the GLA from American bases in Europe. China cannot
stand anymore equipment to be stolen by the GLA and used against the USA.
China has recently Nuked the overtaken American base in Stuttgart, but
some GLA stragglers still survive, you mission is to hunt down those
After this news report by BCTV (a pirated version of the state television
station CCTV, I suppose, heh heh heh.), you will be shown a nuclear missile
being prepared for launch. Apparently, our senior intelligence officer
Lin Zhon was very angry at the GLA for stealing our hardware, she is also
shocked that the United States were defeated so easily, and says that,
they may think that they have won the day, but they have regretted too
soon. Too soon! In fact, a few seconds later, the Nuke was dropped onto
them! Most of the GLA were killed, but there are still some survivors of
You are now left to play. So, build your base, and defend it from the north
with 2 Gattling Cannons and a Bunker filled with Tank Hunters. Then, upgrade
your overlord with a speaker tower, and send your troops east, across the
river. Take the listening outposts with you to detect stealth.
Tip! Extra Value Meals
Through the production of troop transports in the War Factory, you can
easily produce both Red Guards and Tank Hunters en masse now! The Troop
Crawler costs $1400, but comes with 8 Red Guard, so it actually costs $200.
As for the Listening Outpost, it costs $800, and comes with 2 Tank Hunters!
So, it actually costs $200 as well! Keep that in mind.
In the North, there is a town, and it is garrisoned by troops, and has
a couple of Demo Traps here and there. Use the Listening Outpost and detect
those traps, and use the Inferno Cannons to destroy them. AS for the
Garrisoned buildings, clear them out with Flame Tanks.
The rest of the opposition can be taken out by your tanks with little trouble.
Now, it's time to move east. Clear the town, the same way as before. The
GLA base is to the north, past that river crossing. Send your troops across,
but beware of those Demo Traps. When they are clear, call in Carpet Bombs
and Artillery Barrage to weaken the enemies' defenses. Then send your
troops in. To minimize unit loss, try to allow your Overlord Tank to take
most of the strain, as it has the highest HP. Then, when all GLA structures
are destroyed, the mission is complete!
*****MISSION 2: Beijing, China*****
The recent attacks on the GLA has left them stunned, and their command
is going underground again. To counter further GLA attacks, the homeland
security has been tightened significantly. The Chinese Premier assures
that the GLA will not be able to infiltrate China as they have done that
to America. Meanwhile, the people throughout the nation and ready and
prepared for any bad situations to come. Unfortunately, the GLA really
intends to revenge against China for entering the war. Therefore, they
attacked one of China's Nuclear Reactor Complexes outside Beijing, my
beloved capital city. Your mission is to secure the complex until
reinforcements arrive, and then destroy the GLA from the area completely.
If they manage to destroy a Nuclear Reactor or a Nuclear Storage Bunker,
then they would have won the encounter.
Orange: Chinese Communication Outposts
The opening cutscene shows a large horde of terrorists charging towards
your nuclear reactor. They were stopped by your Gattling Cannons, however,
a wave of Bomb Trucks then appeared! They were to much for the Gattling
Cannons to handle, and well, they blew up half of your base!
You can now assume command. It's time to get your bearings. Have a Nuke
Cannon guard each corner of the base, and equip them with the new Neutron
Shells! Then, load all available Bunkers with Tank Hunters. Now, it's just
a matter of endurance. You have to survive for 10 minutes before
Atomic Tip! Take me to your leader, earthling, or I will atomize your face
The Neutron Shells and the Neutron Mines are relying on the power of a
sub-atomic particle, the neutron to kill the enemies. Both have a very
special capability. One, they vaporize, or atomize infantry units
instantly, and two, they can kill drivers inside vehicles, making them
vulnerable to capture! The Neutron shell can also kill enemy infantry
garrisoned in buildings! Ah, this is great!
Maximum Security Tip! About the 2 types of mines
With the release of Command and Conquer: Generals Zero Hour, China has
received a new type of Mine, the Neutron Mine. The Neutron Mine is actually
some kind of proximity nuclear device, and when it detonates, neutrons
get released rapidly, and releasing nuclear energy, and kills instantly.
Even the metal alloy outer armor of the tanks cannot withstand such energy,
and the people inside will get fried. Hence, enemy units will lose its
side, and you can send people out to capture them. Neutron Mines cost $500,
and become available once you mine you structure. Both types of mines are
very effective in preventing saboteurs and infiltrators from wrecking
havoc on your buildings. For instance, if you are inattentive enough, your
opponent most likely will send Col. Burton into your base, and plant demo
charges all over your buildings, and cause major damage. But with the mines
laid, he cannot get close! Hence, if you have the money, mine all of your
structures, and it can save you a lot of trouble. Although mines cannot
effectively stop units that attack from a range, they can easily notify
you if your opponent has snuck a Black Lotus or other Stealth unit into
your base, as they come near your mines, you will be notified "Stealth
Ability Neutralized" in that case, you can quickly take action and put
a quick stop to their sneaky attacks. Another thing to note that, some
new vehicles cannot go without a driver like the Combat Cycle. When they
step on a Neutron Mine, the rider dies, and then, the Combat Cycle will
lean over to the side, and explode.
After you can withstand the GLA attacks for 10 minutes, reinforcements
will arrive in Helix Helicopters. Those Helices are already upgraded with
Speaker Towers and Gattling Cannons, even better!
Now, it's time to re-build your base to its former glory. Make sure you
fortify the north, south and west, as attacks will come from all directions.
Tip! Helices and Hoards
As you can see, each Helix Helicopter can store up to 1 Tank and 2 infantry
units at once. So, which means that for every tank you build, you must
build one Helix. Use this to your advantage, when you have a large number
of Helices in the enemies' base, drop everything, and the enemy will have
to fight very hard to either stop your tanks or your Helices, so there
can be a mutual distraction effect, as the enemy probably will panic and
don't know which units to target first. In the confusion, feel free to
send your Helices everywhere and Napalm Bombing everything while your Tanks
hold off the enemy units and fire on base defenses. Destruction guaranteed.
Space Management Tip! Helix Loads
Different Units take Different Number of passenger spaces in a Helix. Here
is the list of all of the units that can be transported by a Helix Helicopter
and their respective space usage:
1 Space: Red Guard, Tank Hunter, Hacker, Black Lotus
3 Spaces: Battlemaster Tank, Dragon Tank, Gattling Tank, ECM Tank, Inferno
Cannon, Overlord Tank
5 Spaces: Construction Dozer
Units that cannot be transported by Helices: Troop Crawlers, Listening
Outposts, Nuke Cannons
If you want to use a Helix as an infantry transport, always upgrade it
to a Bunker, then, the passengers can fire at enemies while they travel
to their destination. Otherwise, upgrade them evenly with Speaker Towers
and Gattling Cannons for an all rounded assault.
Helical Tip! More about Bunker Helices
A Helix with a bunker installed can go a long way. After all, the infantry
inside can easily fire out from the Gun-Ports, making the Helix much
deadlier than before. The best way to use these babies is to load them
full of Tank Hunters, then you can watch your opponent's tank rush die!
If they use anti air u its, use your smaller tank hoard to take them out,
then let your Helix take care of the rest! In fact, this tactic has allowed
me to win even those I am outnumbered 2 to 1! Even units with anti-missile
abilities get shredded in a flash! Of course, if you are playing as "Anvil"
Shin Fai, the Chinese Infantry General, his Helices come pre-equipped with
Bunkers, and can hold 8 infantry instead of the usual five! Hence, if you
see one of these coming to your base, you really would want to shoot it
When you can finally gain control, start pumping out Battlemasters and
other units, and load them into more Helices! Upgrade each Helix with
different peripherals, and most important of all, the Napalm Bomb! Now,
the first GLA base is to the southwest. Carpet Bomb the Stinger Sites,
then sneak your units through. Drop them before they can react. Then start
wrecking havoc. As soon as all units are dropped, use your Helix Helicopter
to Napalm Bomb their base! The base should be gone in a flash! Just watch
out for those RPG Troopers in the palace. There are 3 other bases, in the
other 3 corners of the map. Use the same tactics against them and soon,
victory will be yours!
*****MISSION 3: Coburg, Germany*****
While the GLA is trying to force China into a nuclear stalemate, the Chinese
Premier has been invited to participate in the European Security Council's
Defense Summit. China has been given the task of driving the GLA out of
European cities. Meanwhile, the Chinese Premier regrets the use of Nuclear
Weapons against the GLA, and promises the United Nations that they will
show more restraint in the future. Your mission is to liberate the city
of Coburg, by destroying all of those GLA statues there, before the whole
world disagrees with you.
You have been given a base in the southwest quarter of the map. Build your
base quickly and fortify it. This mission is rather difficult, not because
of the strength of the GLA, but because of the International Opinion meter.
Apparently, the whole world is watching us! The longer the battle goes
on, the more our International Opinion will fall. If the International
Opinion drops to zero, the results will be disastrous as riots will occur
around the world to all for us to quit. So, we must strike swiftly!
Build a reasonable sized Tank Hoard, accompanied by some Gattling Tanks,
Dragon Tanks and some listening outposts. Start hunting! The first statue
is directly to the north of your position. There are a few invisible Stinger
Sites guarding it, but they can be taken down with no trouble at all. Destroy
the statue, and the International Opinion will rise!
The second statue is to the east of your position. At this time, there
may be a team of SCUD Launchers and Scorpion Tanks coming from the east.
Use a relatively smaller Tank Division and outrun their SCUD Missile. Then
you can destroy those enemy vehicles. This statue is not so well defended,
and you can take it out with ease! Now, you can receive your second time
extension! (Just like those rally games in the video arcade!)
Now, you will notice that there is a statue to the north, and another one
to the east. Go for the one to the east first. Hurry, destroy the Stinger
Sites and destroy that statue! The world cheers again! There is another
statue further east by the GLA outpost. This is the outpost where the GLA
pumps out most of their units against you. So, I suggest that you retreat
as soon as possible after you destroy that statue, otherwise, they will
send in large quantities of troops after you, and will result them being
outgunned. Now, head back west to the other statue there. It again is
guarded by camouflaged stinger sites, take them out and destroy the statue!
Now, there should only be one statue left, in the north of the map. That's
where the GLA's main base is. If you are fast enough, you should have 40+
International Opinion left on the meter or so. So, build up a large strike
force, and go in, and destroy it! Remember to clear out those garrisoned
structures with Dragon Tanks first, though, as there are RPG troopers
inside those buildings. Destroy the last statue, and the mission is
Note: Another way to destroy the last statue is by Carpet Bombing. However,
it seems that EA is planning to remove this ability in this mission in
an upcoming patch, so I advocated the above method.
*****MISSION 4: Halberstadt, Germany*****
China is continuing its liberation of Europe. In the latest Security
Council meeting, the Premier humbly accepted the gratitude of the European
nations. The Premier warns that the GLA is like a wounded animal, but it
must not be able to hide so that it can recover its strength. Meanwhile,
the USA decides to focus on its own borders, so it's up to China to continue
the crackdown on the GLA. Your mission is to destroy all retreating GLA
forces that pass through this area.
Well, the GLA is retreating, and the China is now catching and killing
those enemies. You start with a pre built base, some Helices, some Overlords
and some Nuke Cannons. Upgrade your Helices with Speaker Towers and
Gattling Cannons, and transport your Overlords in them. After all, "Da
Helix isun't dee only powerhaus!" I directly quote from those Overlord
Tanks. Tee hee.
Very soon, you will be informed of the GLA retreating along the path shown
on your radar. The GLA are coming from the western side of the map, and
are moving northeast. Send in your Helices and tanks to stop them! While
you are at it, send Red Guards to all the Artillery Platforms in the area
to capture them, and you can see most of the battlefield.
When wave 1 of the GLA has been stopped, you will be notified. Continue
to pump out Helix Helicopters and upgrade them with various peripherals
for the task. Wave 2 will shortly come from the southern edge of the map,
moving north, so send your Helices and Tanks there. When the GLA sends
in their Quad Cannons, simply use your Overlords to deal with them. After
some destruction, Wave 2 will be defeated. Now, build more Helices and
brace for Wave 3.
Wave 3 comes from the far south west corner of the map. Be aware of it,
the same methods apply. Wave 4 comes from the south east. Wave 5 comes
from the south west.
As for Wave 6, things will get slightly harder. Our intel has been jammed,
so we cannot predict which direction the GLA are going through. However,
I have played this mission several times already, and have found that the
GLA will be entering the region from the west and the south, so watch those
2 areas. You have to be more careful, as more units will enter the region
at once, and sometimes, will be too much for your own units to handle.
When the final GLA unit has been destroyed, the mission is complete!
Submitter's Tip! Nat Ng's Tip
There are several "Keys" to beating this mission without even beginning
to sweat. Here they are:
1. There are NO enemies on the map at the start.
This means that you can send your forces just about anywhere and not
worry about them being killed.
2. Capturing the artillery platforms gives you a very wide sight radius!
If you capture all the artillery platforms, you can see nearly the whole
map. Needless to say, this is vital.
3. The enemy is using almost no infantry.
The only infantry I've actually noticed in this map was a group of
Terrorists coming from the Southwest.
So here is my strategy: Train lots of rocket soldiers and a few Red
Guards. Keep building Helices nonstop from your airfield. Upgrade the
Helices in this order: For every 5 Helices, have 1 prop tower, 1
gattling cannon, and 3 bunkers full of Rocket Soldiers. Always make sure
at least one prop Helix travels with each squadron to heal it and detect
Capture all the tech buildings on the map as and when you have the time.
Obviously, when you receive an alert that the enemy is coming from a
particular point, send all your Helices there and blow them away. You
don't even need to upgrade them with bombs! The only things that might
give you trouble are Quad Cannons, but they won't be appearing in large
groups until you have enough Helices to blast them away.
For the final "two way" part, split your Helices into 2 groups and
station them at the centre of the map... then just wait. The artillery
platforms give you such great sight range that you can spot the GLA
coming and crush them immediately.
I used this strategy on my first run through the mission. At the end, I
had 20 Helices and about $30,000 (if I recall correctly). Not one of my
units was lost.
*****MISSION 5: Hamburg, Germany*****
The China is now destroying scattered GLA forces in the homeland, causing
neither civilian casualties nor collateral damage. The Chinese army
reports one last stronghold in Hamburg, Germany. Your mission, is to
destroy this last stronghold of the GLA.
OK, the GLA is now rather desperate now. They have launched an attack on
a USA base near Hamburg, Germany, and have captured it completely. You
begin with a rather pre-built base. But still, you should defend it well
with Gattling Cannons and Bunkers. Just remember to leave room for
expansion in your base.
The combined attacks from the USA base will begin very soon, so make sure
you also have Helices above your Gattling Cannons and Bunkers for adequate
support. Build a Nuclear Missile as soon as possible. Scatter ECM Tanks
next to your base defense structures. They can really reflect some of the
missiles fired at your base, preventing direct hits, and give more time
for the Gattling Cannons to shoot them down.
Magnetic Tip! The referee blows the whistle, Roberto Carlos lines up for
the kick, he shoots... over the crossbar!
The Easy-M Tank (Funny accent here) is rather effective at causing missiles
to miss their targets, as long as the missile passes through the magnetic
field. This is really helpful. For instance, I once went face to face with
2 Tomahawk Missiles, they fired their missiles at my tank. However, just
before they hit, they sort of bended away and missed! Then, I was able
to disable them while my tanks come over to destroy it. In multiplayer
games, always have an ECM or 2 with your attack hoard, it can make all
the difference when the enemy uses their SCUD Launchers and so on at you.
However, the ECM cannot deflect shells, so watch out.
Now, also build an Internet Center and Satellite Hack! You can easily see
the enemies' command center and the surrounding areas, and of course, you
can easily see what the enemies' up to.
As you see, both the USA base and GLA base will build their superweapons,
and they are heavily defended. The USA base is in the northeast, while
the GLA one is in the southeast. Instead of attacking their base with
impunity, I have a better idea. As it is far too risky to send in the Helices,
I advocate attacking the superweapon first with the Nuclear Missile, then
with your Artillery Barrage. This is guaranteed to wipe them out. Once
they stop rebuilding, you can fight on a more even basis. To minimize
resistance, consider nuking an area of their base with a lot of units and
defensive structures before sending your Helices in! The rest is pure
destruction, enjoy! By the way, this mission is the perfect mission to
have fun with Artillery! Simply back your artillery units in the front
with Overlord Tanks a plenty, and let her rip!
Super Duper Hot Tip! How to start a fire
Now, one important type of unit in the Chinese Army are the flame units,
they all attack with fire-based weaponry. They include the Dragon Tank,
the Inferno Cannon, the MiG and the Helix. All of these are capable of
causing Firestorms except the Dragon Tank, when used in large quantities.
The Firestorm is a very lethal and can decimate large numbers of units,
both Tanks and Infantry. Now you know what it means by Strength in Numbers!
I will list each type of unit and the corresponding number needed to start
Inferno Cannon: 4 Inferno Cannons firing sequentially or 6 Inferno Cannons
firing in unison.
MiG: 4 MiGs, provided that all 8 missiles hit the target within short
intervals of each other.
Helix: 1 Napalm Bomb and a Firestorm will begin
Another thing to note is that when 4 MiGs fire at an enemy air unit like
a Chinook, the flames will not only damage the unit, it will also burn
anything on the ground below the air unit! So, if your opponent has Chinooks
over his Supply Center, sending enough MiGs to hit it will often result
in sufficient damage to destroy the Supply Center as well! For best results,
always pay $2000 to upgrade all Flame Units to make use of Black Napalm.
The resulting blue flame is much hotter than the golden yellow flame, and
causes 25% more damage!
Submitter's Tip! Nat Ng's Tip
Again with the Helices - there's a fairly easy way to beat this one.
Make sure you tech up to nuke silo fast, and deploy a bunch of Helices.
Use them to inch forward and take the artillery platforms to the West.
For your General Powers, select carpet bombing, L2 artillery barrage,
and mine drop. Defend until you have all these powers (it shouldn't take
too long). You may have to endure a couple of Particle Cannon blasts; be
sure to move your units whenever a particle beam is nearby.
Be sure you have an Internet Center with the Satellite Hack 1.
Send a scouting Helix into the USA base with no upgrades. It will almost
certainly die, but the info it gathers will be worth it.
Now hit the USA base with all your General Powers! Aim for the
powerplants. Here is how I did it: first, I dropped an artillery barrage
on one group of plants. Then, I sent the Mine Drop in aimed at the
enemy's largest concentration of AA troops (that would be Missile
Defenders), closely followed by the Carpet Bomber aimed for more
powerplants, and immediately followed by the Helices. The idea here was
that the Mine Bomber and the Carpet Bomber would draw enemy AA fire,
allowing the Helices to pass through the first line of enemy defenses.
Finally, just before my massive attack hit the enemy, I launched a
Nuclear Missile targeted at another large group of powerplants.
If you do it right, your Helices should arrive just in time to destroy
the last couple of plants, thus powering down the USA base and rendering
those nasty Patriot Missiles and the Particle Cannon inoperative.
At this point, it's a matter of mopping up the US base. KO the enemy's
antiair troops ASAP, and destroy all their dozers and their Command
Center. Now, with your Helices, clear out the remaining enemy troops.
Drop Red Guards into the base and begin capturing the US structures. I
don't need to tell you which structure to capture first, right? ;)
If you did it right, all your superweapons will be back on line before
the GLA Scud Storm is ready. As usual, use an artillery drop or mine
drop to scout the GLA base and find the Storm. (It's in the southwest
corner.) Drop the Nuke and Particle Cannon on it simultaneously to level
After that, just keep hitting the GLA base with General Powers and your
Helices. They have heavy SAM defenses on the perimeter, but if you blast
through with the Powers, your Helices can enter the base with minimal
losses and destroy it from the inside out. Its defenses in the centre
Finally, there is a small GLA base to the southeast: your Helices should
be able to flatten it with no trouble at all.
8. More Tips
The Money Collector:
Each side has an infinite supply gatherer that generates money every now
and then. If you want to earn more money in the same amount of time. Build
those gatherers in quantity. Make sure you build them between each money
collection, then, there will almost always money flowing into your pockets.
Clearing Garrisoned Buildings:
Each side has more ways to clear units from garrisoned structures. The
methods and priorities are listed below:
USA: Stealth Fighter > Microwave Tank > Combat Drop > Flashbang Grenade
China: Nuke Cannon with Neutron Shells > Dragon Tanks
GLA: Toxin Tractors
Submitters Tips! Low Wei Shyong's Tips
1)It's good to have base defenses near the command centre, the supply centre
and the superweapon. At least 1 gattling cannon or equivalent. To prevent
against sneak attack by Commanches, Helices, Heroes, auroras.
2)Get multiple supplies ASAP e.g. oil derricks, supply stashes. Vital to
keep pumping out units and attaining a high tech tree.
3)Keep a fast-reacting force e.g. a few commanche, MiGs, gattling tanks
to prevent black lotus/Burton/Rebel attack.
4)Build structures relatively spaced out to minimize effect of
5)Always try to coordinate your attacks with the carpet bombing, specter
gunship etc. They draw fire away from your attacking force.
6)In multiplayer games, one should not over-emphasize on base defenses
unless one is planning to destroy the enemies with just superweapons. Base
defenses are immobile and cost as much money and time to build. Why
not building a force which is mobile which can act both as offensive and
defensive? Additional point is the units can gain veterancy as the game
5)It's better to take the game to the opponent's base. Make them spend
time and money building defenses and all you have to do is to puncture
their base at a particular weak point and let hell run loose.
Offence is the best defense in strategic games sometimes.
1)The spy drone general's promotion is very important. Many players often
fail to notice that. Spy drones are stealthy and can be used to check on
the opponents, monitor vital passages, put it in own base to spot stealth
units e.g. Lotus. It's runned by timer, meaning one can place multiple
2)No. of Auroras required to destroy:
Gattling cannon(or equivalent)-2
Chinese bunkers-not tested
Stategic centre-not tested
Black market-not tested
If the opponent defends his base at particular locations and not within
his base much, one can try using the Aurora strike. 2 airfields of them,
group them in singles or 2s. 1st run can take out base defenses and defending
units. 2nd run, the unit-producing buildings, then the other structures.
He will never know what hit him. =)
3)Diversity is the key for the USA. Always try to make a force with a mixture
of filled up humvees(3MD+1PP+1R), Paladins, Avengers, Tomahawks,
and a few Commanches. The force need not be big. Once I had a force with
2 Paladins, 2 Avengers, 2 Humvees,2 Tomahawks and 2 Commanches. Managed
to take out 100+ Hard army units without much loss.
4)When using Air Force General, can try using the Attack Chinooks + Stealth
Commanches. When en mass and after spotting the enemy base well should
bring it down easily. Does not work well against Superweapon General's
EMP patriot at all.
5)Can Burton swim? Don't think so. But he sure can climb. Have you seen
him slide down a slope before? Looks really cool.
6)Keep a few Pathfinders in the base spaced out and especially near
important structures. They can take out Lotus/Burton/Rebels.
Currently, my favorites are Nuke and Tank Generals. Nuke General is
basically the same as China normal. But it comes with Nuke cannons without
using a general's promotion. Its MiGs have tactical nukes, Helices have
nuke drop, BM and OL come with uranium shell upgrades, Nukes are 500 bucks
cheaper... so they are pretty cool to use. Tank general. The Emperor Tanks,
when used effectively, can be the most awesome force in the game. If an
Emperor tank is not completely destroyed, it comes bask with full hp and
with a vengeance. Excellent for both offence and defense. Usually 3-4
are required to take out a base once the defense is breached. Only things
to worry about are laser-guided missile defenders, garrisoned rocket
troops in bunkers/civilian buildings. And though Emperor tanks are strong,
it would be foolish to throw them straight into enemy base defenses.
1) Can be used to spot stealthy units.
2) Black Lotus + Helix-Overload drop is extremely lethal.
3) Sometimes, when capturing buildings, try to put Lotus as close to the
building as possible, hiding her behind the walls. Opponent can only see
a blinking building and will waste time look for her.
4) Haven't tried Superhacker-Lotus-Helix drop, a friend
told me it's pretty good too.
GLA-I am not so good with them. But kind of know their strengths and
Phew... I am tired after typing out so much. Hope you didn't get too tired
reading them. Many of the stuff you probably know. And I appreciate your
advice very much.
With that, I shall end here. Wishing you health, success in your studies
and happy gaming.
Low Wei Shyong.
Submitter's Tip! Yan Chiaw Bong's tip
Hello! I played C&C Generals and Zero hours and I like the game very much.
I also like the strategy guide you've provided, Good Job!! They are very
interesting and does help a lot on my online gaming (unless I met someone
more expert than me) :)
The side I played the most is China. I'm agree with you that Nuke Generals
is like the upgraded edition of Normal China army. The Air Force Generals
are pretty cool too which loaded with 6 instead of 4 missiles.
Anyway, I would like to share my strategy with you. I don't know it's
a good strategy but just feel like sharing it.
Normally, I'll build 2 gattling guns and 2 bunkers (with 5 rockets soldiers
garrisoned each bunkers) for my base defense. Later I'll built 2 more
Nuke Warheads to against any tanks or units that are approaching my base.
Airfield will be my next option to build to protect my Nuke Warheads from
being destroyed by either Scud Launcher or Air Force. I usually place
the MiGs for air defenses since my Nuke Warheads are ready for ground
For Online gaming, sometimes the Host don't allow SW (Super Weapons) so
all players are not allowed to built unless for Tech.
I found China was pretty good at defense. I tried to use Air force Generals.
It helps me to earn my Generals Point pretty easily because it's good on
offence but if somebody play rush, I probably will be finish, unless I've
few Commaches for defenses.
Anyway, that's what I'm going to say. It's getting late over here. I
wish you all the best in your study and good health and be aggressive in
MORE TIPS COMING SOON!
That's all, for now. As I am rather busy with school, I will update my
guide, little by little, until it is fully complete.
Again, you can read this guide, print it out if you want it to read it
in bed or whatever, just don't copy it! That's all! See Ya!
This guide is intended to be published in GameFAQs at the moment. If someone
else wants to publish it, they must contact me through e-mail.
Appendix I: Feedback Information
Since the publishing of the original version of my side comparison guide,
I decided that I must make some new rules for those people who want to
give me a feedback about my guides. All future strategy guides will have
this section. If the following rules are not observed, I will just consider
your e-mail to be spam mail or flame mail, and I will delete it without
reading it, and will blacklist your e-mail address.
For publishing permission:
I usually will allow people to publish my guides on their websites as long
as I ask for permission. That's it. Although I do not have a lawyer to
sue anyone if they do it without my permission, I expect everyone to have
self discipline about these things.
Feedback Concerning Mistakes: (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, LISTEN
As I am a human, and we are all humans, we all make mistakes. Nobody is
perfect. If I had made any mistakes in my guide, feel free to e-mail me.
But however, you must follow these rules. I have typed out some bad examples
with each rule, and they are from some of the e-mail I received by people
who are dissatisfied by my original Command and Conquer: Generals side
Be polite, as I will take these feedback letters as seriously as formal
letters, and you should specify the version number of my guide, then I
can check my guide out. However, it need not be as formal as business letters,
after all it is only a game. You should also present yourself clearly,
I won't even think about anything that I cannot understand at the first
glance, as I am a busy person.
For example,"I enjoyed reading your guide, but disagreed with you on some
points." From a person called Alex Shikh or "I agree with you that China
is the strongest factions, but it is not much stronger than the other 2."
From Ives Gobau And so on.
You must not:
Say any foul language and offend me.
For example, "Your guide was ********, full of lies and biased opinions."
From K Truin. You are not going to make me listen by saying rude words
to me, you will only give me the impression that you are either uneducated
or have low EQ.
Conduct any surveys about how good my guide is and give it to me, as I
could not care less about your so-called surveys.
For example, "I have conducted a survey about your guide and over 90% said
that it was a trashy tabloid." From Frozak.
Start a petition to have my guide removed.
Before, I was worried about this annoying "Petition: FAQ Removal" board
made by a certain person called GamerEX. That is, "I would like to start
the petition to have kylohk's Command and Conquer: Generals Side Comparison
Guide as it is based on opinions and fluff." When I was asked by IGN to
publish my Side Comparison Guide on their site, I told the sender about
my worries, and he assured me that I can stick with my own ways and need
not listen to angry letter up. So, that's what, if you make any rash moves
like organizing petitions, I really won't bother to negotiate with you.
Finally, you must not say anything I consider to be racist.
For example, "You mentioned that you live in China that is obvious,
considering your bias towards this side, etc..." "I am afraid that your living
in China has blinded your judgment so much." From someone I could not
remember his name. So, what are you trying to say, say that us Chinese
are all idiots? Besides, the word bias is used to describe unfair
comparisons due to neglecting some facts. As I have put all facts into
account, I really cannot have made any bias towards any sides.
From all the 50 or so letters complaint I received, I decided to listen
to less than 5 of them. Why? As only 5 of them could follow the rules stated
above. So, you MUST take those points into consideration, or else, don't
expect me to listen to you.
If you have read my guide and did not understand something, feel free to
ask, but please do not do this too often, as my e-mail account has other
You may have wondered why I put this section up. This is a new
"Anti-disturbance" ordinance I set up for my own use, in order to minimize
all those annoying and insulting things I receive. In fact, during
September alone, I received at least a hundred of mail concerning my Side
Comparison Guide, and I am now to make sure this will never ever happen
Thank you for your cooperation.
Lo Kai Yan Alasdair, kylohk. (Kai Yan Lo From Hong Kong)