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                                 Release v7.01
                   Last Updated: April 20, 1996  23:12 BST
              Written by: Roger Wong
                          [email protected]

     The purpose of this FAQ is to aid the public regarding strategies and 
tactics to use in the game Command and Conquer, by Westwood Studios.  In no 
way should this promote your killing yourself, killing others, or killing in 
any other fashion.

     Roger Wong claims NO responsibility regarding any illegal activity 
concerning this FAQ, or indirectly related to this FAQ.

     Command & Conquer is a trademark, and is so acknowledged. Any trademarks 
not mentioned here are still acknowledged.

     This article is Copyright 1995, 1996 by Roger Wong.  All rights 
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CHAPTER [1] Introduction
      *1-1* Foreword
      *1-2* About the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ
            [1-2-1] Is the FAQ related to the Official Guide to C&C?
            *1-2-2* Is the FAQ related to PC Gamer UK?
      [1-3] Getting the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ
            *1-3-1* via E-mail
                   *1-3-1-1* Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe
                   *1-3-1-2* Antartica, North America, South America
            *1-3-2* via Usenet
            *1-3-3* via Internet FTP
            *1-3-4* via WWW
            [1-3-5] via BBS
            *1-3-6* via IRC
      [1-4] Adding to the FAQ
      *1-5* Acknowledgments
      *1-6* Accurate Information
      [1-7] The format of this FAQ


CHAPTER *2* What can I do with these units?
      *2-1* Infantry
            [2-1-1] Civilian
            [2-1-2] Technician
            *2-1-3* Engineer
            [2-1-4] Minigunner
            [2-1-5] Grenadier
            [2-1-6] Bazooka
            [2-1-7] Flame-thrower
            [2-1-8] Commando
            *2-1-9* Chem. Warriors
      *2-2* Vehicles
            [2-2-1] MCV
            *2-2-2* Harvester
            [2-2-3] Gunboat
            [2-2-4] Hummer
            *2-2-5* APC
            [2-2-6] Medium Tank
            *2-2-7* Orca
            [2-2-8] Rocket Launcher
            [2-2-9] Mammoth Tank
            [2-2-10] Nod Buggy
            [2-2-11] Recon Bike
            [2-2-12] Light Tank
            [2-2-13] Artillery
            [2-2-14] Flame Tank
            *2-2-15* Apache Attack Helicopter
            [2-2-16] Stealth Tank
            [2-2-17] SSM Launcher
            [2-2-18] Chinook Transport Helicopter
            [2-2-19] Mobile HQ
      [2-3] Buildings
            [2-3-1] Construction Yard
            [2-3-2] Powerplant
            [2-3-3] Advanced Powerplant
            [2-3-4] Sandbag/Fence/Concrete
            [2-3-5] Silo
            *2-3-6* Refinery
            [2-3-7] Barracks
            [2-3-8] Hand of Nod
            [2-3-9] Weapons Factory
            [2-3-10] Airstrip
            [2-3-11] Communications center
            [2-3-12] Advanced comm. center
            [2-3-13] Guard tower
            [2-3-14] Nod Turret
            [2-3-15] Advanced guard tower
            [2-3-16] Obelisk of light
            [2-3-17] SAM Site
            [2-3-18] Heli Pad
            [2-3-19] Repair Pad
            *2-3-20* Temple of Nod
      [2-4] Special Units
            [2-4-1] Airstrikes
            *2-4-2* Nuclear strike
            [2-4-3] Ion Cannon

Chapter [3] Important information not in the manual
      *3-1* What are the keys?
      [3-2] What is that colored bar?
      [3-3] What is a blossom tree?
      [3-4] How do I view the radar?
      [3-5] How do I suspend or cancel build commands?
      *3-6* How do I manage multiple barracks?
      *3-7* Can I run over walls with mammoth tanks?


CHAPTER [4] Cheating
      [4-1] What are the cheat keys?
      *4-2* How, then, can I cheat?
      [4-3] How does the computer cheat?
      *4-4* What cheating programs are available?
      [4-5]  What are some C&C quirks I can exploit?
            [4-5-1] Tiberium harvesting without silos
            [4-5-2] Preventing the computer from rebuilding
            [4-5-3] The Reservoir Dogs scenario
            [4-5-4] The silo money cheat
            [4-5-5] The ultimate A-10 defence
            [4-5-6] Money making ala SimC&C
            [4-5-7] Place buildings anywhere cheat
            [4-5-8] Infinite minigunner cheat
            *4-5-9* Seeing stealth tanks
            [4-5-10] Transport helicopter denial
            [4-5-11] Safe Orca killing
            [4-5-12] Longer ranged towers
            *4-5-13* Blind Spots
            *4-5-14* Long range bazookas
            *4-5-15* The engineer black hole
            *4-5-16* Wraparound radar
            *4-5-17* Confusing the enemy
            *4-6* Are there any hidden game elements or easter eggs?
            [4-6-1] Visceroids
            *4-6-2* Hidden cutscenes
            *4-6-3* Covert Operations Funpark
            *4-6-4* Dinosaurs

CHAPTER [5] Defensive tips
      [5-1] Sandbag defense
      [5-2] Building base defenses
      [5-3] Help! I'm being attacked by enemy...
            *5-3-1* Nukes
            [5-3-2] Orcas
            [5-3-3] SSMs
            [5-3-4] Advanced guard towers
            *5-3-5* Transports loaded with engineers
            [5-3-6] Attack helicopters
            *5-3-7* Recon bike gangs
            [5-3-8] Airstrikes
      [5-4] Suppressive fire

CHAPTER:[6] Offensive tips
      [6-1] How do I destroy?
            [6-1-1] Obelisks of light
            [6-1-2] Flame-throwers
            [6-1-3] Gun turrets using Orcas
            *6-1-4* Temple of Nod
            [6-1-5] Tanks in general
            [6-1-6] Flame Tanks
            [6-1-7] Mammoth tanks
            [6-1-8] SAM sites
            [6-1-9] Strong bases
            [6-1-10] Harvesters
            [6-1-11] Gunboats
            *6-1-12* Advanced guard towers
      [6-2] The spiderbase strategy
      [6-3] How do I drain the computer's funds?

CHAPTER [7] Miscellaneous tips
      [7-1] How do I sell my infantry/vehicles?
      [7-2] How do I control Orcas in mid-flight?
      [7-3] Why should I destroy villages?
      [7-4] How do I make a convoy?
      [7-5] How do I get rid of trees?
      [7-6] How do I hide under trees?
      [7-7] How do I stop the computer from rebuilding?
      [7-8] How do I keep my harvesters from gathering all the tiberium?
      [7-9] How do I get nukes in the last Nod mission?
      *7-10* How do I squish things?
      *7-11* How do I destroy patches of tiberium?

CHAPTER [8] Single player tactics
      [8-1] Blue Aardvark's Anti-Crummy AI Tactics

CHAPTER *9* Confucious says

CHAPTER [10] Technical Issues
      [10-1] What determines my score?
      [10-2] What is the CONQUER.INI file?
      *10-3* KALI related issues
      *10-4* How can run C&C off my hard disk?


CHAPTER [11] What is a mission tree?
      *11-1* GDI mission tree
      *11-2* Nod mission tree

CHAPTER [12] I'm stumped! Can you help me?
      [12-1] GDI missions
            [12-1-1] GDI Mission 1, Estonia
            [12-1-2] GDI Mission 2, Estonia
            [12-1-3ea] GDI Mission 3ea, Latvia
            [12-1-4ea] GDI Mission 4ea, Belarus
            *12-1-4wa* GDI Mission 4wa, Belarus
            [12-1-4wb] GDI Mission 4wb, Poland
            *12-1-5ea* GDI Mission 5ea, Ukraine
            *12-1-5eb* GDI Mission 5eb, Ukraine
            [12-1-6] GDI Mission 6, Czech Republic
            [12-1-7] GDI Mission 7, Czech Republic
            [12-1-8ea] GDI Mission 8ea, Austria
            [12-1-8eb] GDI Mission 8eb, Slovakia
            *12-1-9* GDI Mission 9, Hungary
            [12-1-10ea] GDI Mission 10ea, Slovenia
            *12-1-10eb* GDI Mission 10eb, Romania
            *12-1-11* GDI Mission 11, Greece
            [12-1-12ea] GDI Mission 12ea, Albania
            [12-1-12eb] GDI Mission 12eb, Bulgaria
            [12-1-13ea] GDI Mission 13ea, Yugoslavia
            *12-1-13eb* GDI Mission 13eb, Yugoslavia
            *12-1-14* GDI Mission 14, Yugoslavia
            [12-1-15ea] GDI Mission 15ea, Bosnia/Herzogovina
            [12-1-15eb] GDI Mission 15eb, Bosnia/Herzogovina
            *12-1-15ec* GDI Mission 15ec, Bosnia/Herzogovina
      [12-2] Nod missions
            [12-2-1ea] Nod Mission 1ea, Libya
            [12-2-2ea] Nod Mission 2ea, Egypt
            *12-2-2eb* Nod Mission 2eb, Egypt
            [12-2-3ea] Nod Mission 3ea, Sudan
            *12-2-3eb* Nod Mission 3eb, Sudan
            *12-2-4ea* Nod Mission 4ea, Chad
            [12-2-4eb] Nod Mission 4eb, Chad
            [12-2-5] Nod Mission 5, Mauritania
            [12-2-6ea] Nod Mission 6ea, Ivory Coast
            *12-2-6eb* Nod Mission 6eb, Benin
            [12-2-6ec] Nod Mission 6ec, Nigeria
            *12-2-7eb* Nod Mission 7eb, Cameroon
            [12-2-7ec] Nod Mission 7ec, Central African Republic
            [12-2-8ea] Nod Mission 8ea, Zaire
            [12-2-8eb] Nod Mission 8eb, Zaire
            *12-2-9ea* Nod Mission 9ea, Egypt
            [12-2-9eb] Nod Mission 9eb, Egypt
            [12-2-10ea] Nod Mission 10ea, Angola
            [12-2-10eb] Nod Mission 10eb, Tanzania
            *12-2-11ea* Nod Mission 11ea, Namibia
            [12-2-11eb] Nod Mission 11eb, Mozambique
            [12-2-12ea] Nod Mission 12ea, Botswana
            [12-2-12eb] Nod Mission 12eb, Botswana
            [12-2-13ea] Nod Mission 13ea, South Africa
            *12-2-13eb* Nod mission 13eb, South Africa
            *12-2-13ec* Nod Mission 13ec, South Africa
      *12-3* GDI Covert Operations
            *12-3-1* Blackout
            *12-3-2* Hell's Fury
            *12-3-3* Infiltrated!
            *12-3-4* Elemental Imperative
            *12-3-5* Ground Zero
            *12-3-6* Twist of Fate
            *12-3-7* Blindsided
      *12-4* Nod Covert Operations
            *12-4-1* Bad Neighborhood
            *12-4-2* Deceit
            *12-4-3* Eviction Notice
            *12-4-4* Tiberium Strain
            *12-4-5* Cloak and Dagger
            *12-4-6* Hostile Takeover
            *12-4-7* Under Siege: C&C
            *12-4-8* Death Squad

CHAPTER [13] I need help playing multiplayer
      [13-1] What do I do with crates?
            *13-1-1* Stealth technology
            [13-1-2] Units
            [13-1-3] Visceroids
            [13-1-4] Explosions
            [13-1-5] Cash
            [13-1-6] Nukes, airstrikes, ion beams
            [13-1-7] Map modifiers
            [13-1-8] Heal all units
      *13-2* Offensive tactics
      [13-3] Defensive tactics
      [13-4] Capture the flag
      [13-5] Various player strategies
            [13-5-1] Aardvark's strategy
            [13-5-2] Joseph's strategy
            [13-5-3] Kokko's strategy


CHAPTER [14] Tables
      *14-1* Armor
      *14-2* Weapons
      [14-3] Units
      [14-4] Buildings

CHAPTER [15] Internet resources
      *15-1* Third party programs
      *15-2* World Wide Web sites
      [15-3] Other resources

[16] Bugs, updates, future games
      *16-1* The wishlist
      [16-2] Questions regarding C&C present and future
            *16-2-1* Mouse problems
            *16-2-2* Multiplayer savegames
            *16-2-3* The Covert Operations
            *16-2-4* Red Alert
            *16-2-5* C&C for Win95
            *16-2-6* C&C 2
      *16-3* Update patches
      *16-4* Errors in the C&C manual

CHAPTER *17* Conclusion

CHAPTER *18* Revision History

CHAPTER [1] Introduction

*1-1* Foreword
     This is the twelfth incarnation of the C&C strategy FAQ. I've had a lot 
of fun putting this FAQ together. Even six months on, there still seems to be 
no end to the sheer volume of suggestions. More importantly, the daily 
letters of support and encouragement I receive tells me that C&C is here to 
stay. Thus, I toil into the early morn.

*1-2* About the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ
     Welcome to v7.0 of the Unofficial Command and Conquer Strategy FAQ. 
Version 7.0 is a major revision written after v6.0. 'Unofficial' means that 
this FAQ is not supported by Westwood Studios. Command and Conquer is the 
name of the game. FAQs are (F)requently (A)sked (Q)uestions.

     Revision classification works something like the following. If a new 
version of the FAQ has only a small amount of information changed or added, 
the version number is increased by 0.1, and is called a 'minor revision.' If 
a new version of the FAQ has a substantial amount of new information changed 
or added, the version number is increased by 0.5, and is called a 'standard 
revision.' If a new version of the FAQ has a huge amount of added or changed 
information, major parts of the FAQ are rearranged, or major parts of the FAQ 
are rewritten, the version number is increased by 1.0, and it is called a 
'major revision.'

     You may be wondering why chapter numbers are enclosed in either []'s or 
**'s. The definition of these is as follows:

     [] Chapters enclosed in square brackets mean that the information
         contained in the chapter has not been updated since the
         previous FAQ.
     ** Chapters enclosed in asterisks mean that the information
         contained in the chapter is new or has been updated for the
         current version of the FAQ you are reading.

[1-2-1] Is the FAQ related to the Official Guide to C&C?

     No, the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ is not related in any way with the 
Official Guide to Command & Conquer other than in topic.

     Nor is the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ meant to be competition to the 
Official Guide. If you need complete printed maps, step by step walkthroughs 
and the like, then by all means, get the book. (ISBN: 1-566-86-247-7  Brady 
Publishing  1-800-428-5331  http://www.mcp.com/brady/ 19.99 USD)

*1-2-2* Is the FAQ related to PC Gamer UK?

     The Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ is not in any way related to PC Gamer UK.
Portions of the FAQ appeared in the December issue of PC Gamer UK. They have
apologized for the copyright violation and have tightened their controls to
ensure that something like this never happens again.

[1-3] Getting the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ

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     The Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ is posted on the first of every month 
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     The Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ is also posted as new versions are 
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*1-3-3* via Internet FTP
     New releases of the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ can be found at the 
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[1-3-5] via BBS
     I am not responsible for uploading new releases of the Unofficial C&C 
Strategy FAQ to bulletin board systems. I have control over neither them or 
their naming conventions, and can not guarantee that any given BBS will hold 
a copy of the FAQ in their files area.

     ATTENTION: ALL BBSes, CompuServe, America On-line, and all other 
information services.  PLEASE conform to the naming standard of the 
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name should be 'ccsfaq??.zip' where the '??' is the version number of the FAQ 
or 'ccsfaq??.txt' if the FAQ is a text file instead of PKZIPped.

*1-3-6* via IRC
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     Channel: #Singapore
     In the channel, type "!send ccsfaq" without the double quotes.

[1-4] Adding to the FAQ

     If you have something to add to the FAQ, please send E-mail to 
'[email protected]' (no quotes), explaining what your addition is. 
It will be reviewed, and if accepted, added to the next FAQ version.  In the 
E-mail, please supply your name and E-mail address.

     Please note that all submissions to the FAQ become property of the 
author (Roger Wong) and that they may or may not be acknowledged.  By 
submitting to the FAQ, you grant permission for use of your submission in any 
future publications of the FAQ in any media.  The author reserves the right 
to omit information from a submission or delete the submission entirely.

*1-5* Acknowledgments

     Westwood Studios for making this great game.
     Mom. (Hi mom!)
     Mike Fay, author of the Official Guide to Command & Conquer, for being a 
patient and understanding guy, and for giving me support, enthusiasm, and an 
autographed copy of the Official Guide to Command & Conquer
     Hank Leukart, author of the 'Official' DOOM FAQ, for his advice on FAQ 
     Mike Lee for his work on the weapons damage tables.
     Philip Lochner, for letting me absorb his FAQ into mine
     Andrew Griffin for his stunning and thorough effort in deciphering the 
C&C data tables.
     Aaron Glover, for nitpicking.

     To the people who E-Mail me their tips and tactics, and to those who 
take the time to answer questions on the Internet:  You have my undying 
gratitude and thanks.

*1-6* Accurate Information
     An attempt has been made to make the information in this FAQ as accurate 
as possible.  Unfortunately, it has been difficult to match strategies and 
walkthroughs to the proper mission identifications.

     If a walkthrough tip for a certain level variation doesn't work for you, 
try one of the other variation tips. To identify your mission, look at the 
numbers that are displayed above the version number in the options menu.

     I try hard to make sure there are no bogus entries in this FAQ, but, 
undoubtedly, one or two will probably slip by. Please let me know immediately 
if there is any information in this FAQ that you know is incorrect.

     Future updates and add-ons may render parts of this FAQ obsolete.

[1-7] The format of this FAQ
     I have been copying the format and style of the granddaddy of all FAQ 
keepers, Hank Leukart ([email protected]) of the 'Official' DOOM 
FAQ. Many thanks to Hank for allowing me access to his FAQ.


CHAPTER *2* What can I do with these units?

     This chapter contains information on the various units available for use 
in C&C. The availability of each unit in any given mission depends on who's 
side you are on and how far into the missions you are. I.e. - Construction 
options for minigunners are available early on to both GDI and Nod players, 
but the option for the Temple of Nod is available only to Nod for the last 

     Full unit and weapon statistics can be found in Chapter 14.

*2-1* Infantry

     Military infantry units take half of normal weapons damage while prone. 
They will fall prone when fired upon, and move by crawling on their bellies. 
Crawling reduces movement rate by half.  To force any prone infantry unit 
back on to their feet, double click when you give them movement commands.

     It is more difficult to shoot at moving targets. 

[2-1-1] Civilian
     Civilians carry pistols with 10 round magazines.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Civilians inhabit villages. Fodder for Nod, must be protected (usually) 
by GDI.

[2-1-2] Technician

see also [2-1-1] Civilian.
     Technicians carry pistols with 10 round magazines.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     I actually saw one of my stealth tanks get killed by one (the tank was 
just about dead anyway).

William Jang ([email protected])
     Even though they can't be used as expendable scouts, you can force the 
issue by sending them off to the enemy's lines.  Once they get fired upon by 
the enemy, the map lights up a nine-square area around the dead technician 
and an even larger area around the unit that pulled the trigger.

Colin Jacobs ([email protected])
     You don't need to do that. Move them to the edge of the darkness, and 
have them fire into it using the CTRL key. The square they shot at will light 

Alan Lam ([email protected])
     Have you guys ever wonder what the technician can do? They can't take 
out buildings, they can't (not practically) kill other units except another 
technician and they can't even map!
     Well this is what I have actually done with my technician(s):
     1) I have actually blown up 2 mammoth tanks in their full power with 1 
technician only.
     2) I have blown up a SAM site and 2 blocks of concrete wall with 1 
     When you resign a game, all your units and buildings will blow up. The 
technician just seems to blow up MUCH better than any other unit. So when you 
have only a few units left, move your technicians to some enemy structures or 
units, and then resign the game, thereby killing some of your enemy's units 
and structures.
     This may be useless in 2 player games but it will help your ally a lot 
if there is more players.

*2-1-3* Engineer

     If you are going to take over a refinery with an engineer, wait for the 
harvester to return. Not only do you get a free harvester in the process, but 
your opponent can not sell a refinery that contains an unloading harvester.

KnoX ([email protected])
     The engineers the computer sends to your base always try to capture your 
northern most building.

Scott King ([email protected])
     I have found that it is effective to send a medium sized force into a 
base to engage the defensive forces, then send engineers guarded by riflemen 
to capture buildings. This works well for the well-armored buildings because 
even if your assault team gets defeated, the enemy will destroy the  captured 
buildings for you. (EDITOR'S NOTE: It is better to sell the buildings 

Dave Glue ([email protected])
     One of the most powerful weapons- they take over buildings and then you 
control them.  Take over your enemy's construction yard, then you can produce 
Nod/GDI forces, right in his own base!  Just direct them to the building you 
want to take over, and once they enter it it's yours.  Of course, they're 
fragile, so it's wise to use an APC to transport them.  

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     Engineers cannot take over enemy gun turrets, SAM sites, guard towers, 
obelisks, advanced comms centers, or the Nod Temple.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Before taking over buildings, try "pre-building" a guard tower 
structure, such as the Advanced Guard Tower for GDI, or an Obelisk of Light 
for Nod. The moment you take over the enemy's building, dump it right next to 
it. And if you're playing as Nod and want to be real slack, start building 
lots of them turrets :).

Charles Anderson ([email protected])
     If you're going to take over the enemy's barracks/hand of NOD, build an 
engineer and put it on hold just before it's done. After taking over the 
building double click on it so that it's "primary" and continue the engineer 
build. It'll pop out almost immediately.

Ben McCulloch ([email protected])
     Capture enemey silos if you see them full of tiberium. Sell the silos, 
and within a few minutes, the AI will build them back, chock full of spice. 
In the end, you will come out 1075 credits richer per silo, and you can build 
more engineers to recapture them.

[2-1-4] Minigunner

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     These soldiers, although easy to overlook, can be very useful in mass 
amounts. They also make good, cheap decoys and can be used as fodder to draw 
out enemy tanks and soldiers. With three barracks, Minigunners pop out so 
quickly that you can amass a nice twenty or thirty man army which is more 
than enough to deal with most enemy attacks. They must be very close to 
targets to attack, and will take damage if your supporting grenades attack a 
target they are standing right next to.
     It's usually a good idea to leave a small detachment of two or three to 
Guard each important building in your fortress just in case. The computer 
seems to prefer Barracks over your construction yard, refineries over your 
barracks, and guard towers over everything else. Rarely will they attack your 
silos or communications center.

Karl Kilborn ([email protected])
     Minigunners can totally destroy bazooka dudes. A minigunner beat to 
within an inch of his life can easily kill two bazooka infantry.

[2-1-5] Grenadier

Ethereal ([email protected])
     Whenever possible use grenadiers, they can move faster, and kill turrets 
+ tanks the best in my opinion. Also Jeeps + Grenadiers Are a very good 
combination, The jeeps prevent the grenadiers from getting run over, if you 
don't have a jeep just make the grenadiers move, to my knowledge, they don't 
get squashed almost at all if they are moving. APC with four grenadiers and 
one engineer are very good combinations.

     In my experience, if you have one flame thrower vs. a grenadier about 
half of the time he will kill the flame guy with one grenade.

[2-1-6] Bazooka

Ethereal ([email protected])
     Bazookas are OK for long distance such as putting about ten of them up 
on a ridge.  Putting Bazookas in a APC is not good since they usually cannot 
move fast or hit as reliably as grenadiers.

Luke Duff ([email protected])
     Bazooka guys fire on helicopters and they're much better against 
vehicles. They're worth what you pay for 'em. Just make sure they don't get 
run over.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     If you can afford it, try keeping 4 or 5 bazookas around your tanks 
(especially flame tanks). Alot of people assume your tanks do more damage 
than the bazookas and will totally ignore these guys, and they do pack a 
punch in groups. Unfortunately, they're next to useless against infantry. 
Bazookas are also great against Orca's. (Not Apaches!)

[2-1-7] Flame-thrower

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     These guys are Nod's best antipersonnel weapon apart from the gun 
turrets. They can take out up to 16 opponents on full energy in one shot at a 
ridiculous range (much further than the flame extends, don't be fooled by 
that!) Best to use in conjunction with bazooka troops, because they do not 
work well against vehicles, although they are somewhat effective against 
buildings. Group 3-4 flamers for maximum effect.

Mr. P / Powersource
     Flame-throwers make up an important part of your building-destruction 
and infantry-halting capabilities. If you're fortunate enough, one flame-
thrower firing at a building can cause it to erupt in flame, thereby cutting 
its "life" in half. Groups of these guys are also indispensable in 
eliminating any type of enemy infantry.

     If you are not careful with their firing, they can burn friendly units, 
as well as themselves. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Didn't their mothers tell them not to 
play with fire?) Trees will start to pose a hazard - if a tree ignites, say 
good-bye to any units within a 1-person radius of it.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Unbelievable firepower against infantry and buildings for their price! 
Send four of these up to a group of 20 or more infantry, and watch them light 
up in toast (especially if you're against other flame-throwers or grenadiers, 
since they literally explode and kill everyone else around them). They're 
also great against structures, having two or three tagging along with a main 
assault force can really make a difference.

[2-1-8] Commando

     When planting demolition charges, let the computer move the commando to 
a safe range on its own.  The damage the commando takes when a building blows 
up is not from the explosion, but from the enemy soldiers who evacuate the 
building from within.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     Only available on special missions, the Commando is pretty cool. The 
Commando is also available for $1000 in high tech-level multiplayer games. 
Their super-long eyesight and damaging weapon (one shot takes down any enemy 
soldier) makes them a great unit for base defense, but they are worthless 
against enemy vehicles. They can also plant charges on enemy structures to 
blow them up instantly.

     They are great fun in multiplayer games. They can be airdropped from a 
chopper right near enemy armies (or their Hand of Nod) and set to Guard. 
They'll effectively kill off soldier after soldier as soon as they come 
within their considerable range, until the enemy gets a clue and sends some 
Cycles or Buggies after them.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     These units are good for very specialized missions, but that's about all 
they're useful for. For their high price ($1000), I'd much prefer five flame-
thowers(Nod) or 6 grenadiers (GDI). However, it's real good fun to march 
these guys through an enemy base, blowing everything up, when the end of the 
game is near!

     If you want a cheap way of taking out guard towers, they can also do it. 
Send up a decoy unit to the structure (e.g.: harvester, hummer), and while 
that's distracting the guard tower's attention, send in the commando to blow 
it up.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Commandos are also great fun when it comes to killing harvesters 
especially those well out of the way of your base defense. Against the 
computer merely shoot a harvester and run back to your own base ... the 
harvester will try to run over you and follow. So long as the commando does 
not die the harvester will walk right into your defenses (*grin* if you have 
an Obelisk of Nod) and be happily blown away. Commandos are best because they 
move much faster than ordinary troops and are unlikely to be mown down by 
tanks or humvees before you reach the safety of your base.

*2-1-9* Chem. Warriors

Kareem Harper ([email protected])
     These troops are identical to the flame-thrower infantry but with the 
following differences:
     1. They wear an insulated outfit that protects them from taking damage 
in tiberium fields.
     2. They produce a poison gas that is 50% more lethal than a flame-
     They are available in the Covert Operations and multiplayer games only, 
and can be found in crates, or can be built with a hand of NOD and temple.

Ong Yang ([email protected])
     They're immune to their own gas. Extremely effective in a group, these 
also make great structure destroyers.

*2-2* Vehicles

     Numerical data on all vehicles can be found in Chapter 14.
     It is more difficult to shoot at moving targets. 

[2-2-1] MCV

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Mubile construction vehicle. As you might expect from Dune 2, this 
allows you to build another construction yard somewhere on the map. It is 
ridiculously expensive (5000), slow, and utterly useless in combat. As yet, 
in 30 multiplayer games (the only place other than level 15 it appears) it 
remains unused.

Thenardier ([email protected])
     Build it up as a back-up base. Drive it somewhere and don't deploy it 
until Nod or GDI have nuked or ion cannoned your construction yard into dust.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     I played a friend the other day with an interesting and legitimate 
tactic; he drove down a MCV almost next to my base (being guarded by stealth 
tanks, so I couldn't do much to attack it), plonked a construction yard right 
next to my base, and immediately dumped a pre-built Obelisk right there. Not 
that I should have allowed this to happen in the first place, but it's a non-
cheating method of sandbagging (and judging by the distance that some people 
sandbag, this may be cheaper as well!) 

*2-2-2* Harvester

see also: [5-3-6] Attack helicopters

Karl Kilborn ([email protected])
     You should manually select the mature crystals in a tiberium patch for 
harvesting purposes. It not only fills the harvester up quicker, but also 
adds to the life of the cabbage patch. When you let the harvesters attempt to 
grow a brain, they farm the new growth rather than the ripe and mature 
patches. EDITOR'S NOTE: The moral of the story is: Harvesters are as stupid 
as commercial fishermen.

Aaron Glover ([email protected])
     It's great for taking flags in multiplayer. Especially when teamed up 
with humvees and recon bikes. Holds 700 credits when full.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Collects tiberium and transports it to your refinery. You get one 
whenever you buy a refinery, and can have multiple harvesters working for a 
single refinery. They can't attack, but can run over infantry and recon 
cycles. However, occasionally the computer will get their harvesters to 
attack a building of yours, or some armor, and they can do damage to it! This 
only happens when it can no longer collect tiberium for refining.

Michael Stango ([email protected])
     If the enemy destroys your harvester, your ability to wage war against 
him is seriously crippled at least temporarily. If you don't have the ability 
to build a new harvester, you must sell your refinery and rebuild it. If you 
don't have enough credits to rebuild the harvester, you must sell the 
buildings you can do without for quick cash to rebuild it. Fortunately, the 
harvester is a tough vehicle. If it is attacked, you'll usually have enough 
time to get some forces to it to defend it.

     Never attack the enemy harvester until you have otherwise hobbled their 
efforts. Taking a potshot at their harvester early in the game, while 
tempting, will bring all the force the enemy can quickly muster down upon 
you. In plain English, the computer gets pissed if you attack its 

Jay ([email protected])
     The harvester can also be used to run over any offending attack bikes, 
those nasty little suckers with the missile launchers. Providing of course 
that the opposition is slow on the uptake.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Ohhh - and don't allow more than 2 harvesters to share a Refinery ... 
there will be long waiting periods for one harvester and on occasions the AI 
will screw up and one harvester will just sit around and not do anything.

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     If you know that your base is going to get vaporized by your opponents, 
the best thing you can do is use your Harvesters to help gather Tiberium for 
your ally. Move the harvesters clear of your opponents' units and manually 
direct them when full into your ally's tiberium refinery.

[2-2-3] Gunboat

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Provides missile support from oceans/rivers. Can be taken out with 1 
blast from an obelisk, however.

[2-2-4] Hummer

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Light recon jeeps, similar to Nod buggies. Best used earlier in the game 
for recon and light attack, but will die against anything more than one 
minigunner. Quite useful in the base assault strategy with engineers.  Send 
two hummers in first, with your APC full of engineers following. The hummers 
attract all of the heavy fire from tanks, arty, obelisk, leaving you time to 
rush the APC through and squash everything, then pile  the engineers out.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     This quick little scouting unit has more armor than the Nod Cycle, but 
seems to do as much damage as an enemy Minigunner, albeit with longer range. 
They are good for zipping around the board, luring enemies to follow them 
down into a classic Warcraft Archer trap. Beware bazooka soldiers and gun 
turrets. Their low cost, however, makes them unnecessary to repair.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Also an excellent support unit for tanks ... since tanks are not good at 
attacking infantry moving humvees together with tanks allow the tanks to 
concentrate on wiping out the armored targets while the humvees concentrate 
on killing the infantry pests. This way the tanks firepower is not wasted nor 
do they have to waste time moving to run infantry over. Also better than 
infantry in that they can move through Tiberium. Have found that 6 Humvees 
guarantee instant death to any unit of infantry (even prone). Thus 6 of them 
kill infantry at the rate of one every 3 seconds.

*2-2-5* APC

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Armored Personnel Crusher (er... surely carrier)
     This has four roles. Firstly, in can be used to carry men into battle in 
relative safety and speed (especially across tiberium). To load men in, click 
one at a time and click on the APC when you see the three green arrows. The 
man will enter the APC. Then select the next man, etc.
     Secondly, a personnel sqauasher. Holding down alt and running over 
squads of enemy troops (especially flame troops) is very useful. Thirdly, its 
chaingun allows a limited antipersonnel / anti-vehicle role, but is more 
suited to forming a barrier so troops do not get squashed. Fourthly, recon. 
The APC has the largest recon radius in the game (four squares all around), 
and is the third fastest land unit. Most useful for recon.

Seth Bowden ([email protected])
     If the troops are squirming around, fire at them first. They'll hit the 
deck and then you can squish them.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     The order of units exiting an APC is the reverse of their order of entry 
i.e. the last unit to enter is the first unit to exit. Important that the 
most powerful units (commandos or whatever) go in last so they can kickass 
right from the start.

Thenardier ([email protected])
     Combination of APC and engineer is possibly regarded as one of the best 
tactics in C&C. Load your APC with engineers and give it a tanks escort. APC 
is agile. And it can withstand more damage.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Possibly one of the best-value units in the game. Can be used for 
exploration (it's fast and has a high scouting range), is the most effective 
Squasher Of Infantry, and transports troops, including those engineers. One 
cool little tactic to try sometime: many people will send in decoys to the 
enemy base (e.g.: nod buggies, hummers) and send in the APCs after it. Of 
course, humans won't fall for this trick and will almost always target the 
APC. Simple solution! Send in two or more APCs. Which to target? Depending on 
how lucky you feel, either load one up full with engineers, or split the 
number of engineers evenly between them. Watch your opponent's confusion when 
he sees five APCs walking toward your base! These units are also good for 
capturing flags, since they're fast and can take a fair bit of damage.

[2-2-6] Medium Tank

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Great against light tanks (can take 2 out in one for one combat), and 
against flame tanks (can take LOTS out in one to one combat, the main gun 
outranges the flamer seriously). Limited use in base attack (tends to die vs. 
obelisks) Useless against enemy troops (far too slow to run them over 
effectively, too inaccurate to cause firing damage). Back these up with 
infantry or lose them.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     A staple in any GDI army. With a low cost ($800), these tanks pack a 
punch and can be very effective in packs. You should always bring along a 
squad of Minigunner or Grenadier Guards around these tanks, as they have very 
big problems targeting and destroying enemy footsoldiers up close. They do 
great damage for their price, and make good Guards for key installations. 
Their speed makes them poor support for attacking footsoldiers, as the 
soldiers must wait for them to keep up. It's easier and more effective to 
make soldiers support the tanks.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     The best support for Medium Tanks are actually Hum-Vees or Nod Buggies. 
These kill infantry faster, move much faster and last much longer than 
supporting infantry.

Douglas Jacobs ([email protected])
     I haven't seen my tanks automatically run over infantry in C&C (Dune2's 
units were pretty smart.)  You can still force-move them using the  key.  
Unfortunately, unlike Dune2, enemy units don't just sit there so you can run 
them over - they tend to move around.  I use one unit to fire at the 
infantry, causing them to drop and start crawling, this way they're too slow 
to move away from my tank.

*2-2-7* Orca

     Orcas have air to air capability. If you target an enemy helicopter that 
is on the ground, the Orca will fire missiles at it even if it takes off and 
tries to escape. This helicopter carries six missiles.

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     Helicopters tend to hover over a moving target, taking their time to 
fire.  If you're trying to destroy a moving target with an Orca or Apache, 
the best thing to do is predict where it is heading and click on that area.  
When the helicopter approaches there, click on the intended target, and it 
will deliver its payload faster.  If you do this, you can destroy Harvesters 
easily--even with Apaches.

Hale Walker ([email protected])
     If the enemy chopper is in the air, force attack on the ground on the 
opposite side of the enemy helicopter. In other words, if the enemy 
helicopter is on your right, fire you missiles at the square to the right of 
the helicopter. Your missiles will fire towards the ground, but they will hit 
the enemy chopper instead since they pass through the enemy's airspace.

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Armament: Six missiles of a similar type to those fired by bazooka guys, 
i.e. useless vs. infantry, excellent against vehicles / buildings.
     In order to get them to attack coherently, you need to group them 
together on the ground. To do this effectively, DO NOT BUILD any Orcas on 
their own. ALWAYS build pads, or you spend forever charging them. Once in the 
air, use the unit keys to redirect them. They need to be re-fed information 
about fast moving units (faster than a tank) before they get there.
     They will get MAULED vs. SAM missiles. Expect to lose at least one if 
your strike loiters near a SAM or Adv. guard tower.
     First strike capabilities:
     (1) can serve as a decoy for incoming missiles.
     (2) will take out a flame tank/buggy
     (3) is best for gun turrets, although two will work on earlier levels: 
Send one up to attack first, then when he comes in, send them both out. After 
the first one, the turret will not have suffered enough damage to warrant a 
repair early on, to the second two will kill him!
     (4) will kill a light tank
     (5) will take down a medium tank, obelisk, or SAM site
     (6) one harvester or mammoth at full health.
     (7) will get gun turrets/spice silos/power plants
     (8) is a reasonable building assault force 
     (10) construction yards and other big buggers
     They work best in multiplayer for air support of harvesters!

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     They also 'track' enemy units which are moving, and usually fly over 
them and then return to attack. Keep this in mind if you are attacking 
swiftly moving units, as they can move closer to the Nod SAM sites before 
your Orcas can 'draw a bead' on them and fire missiles.
     They also zip around a target after firing some missiles, and this may 
also bring them closer into SAM range. It is HIGHLY advisable that you Group 
these units before sending them out, as it is impossible to select them while 
they are in the air to change their mission orders. When grouped, you can 
simply select the number group and redirect them elsewhere. It takes three 
SAM missiles to kill an Orca, and they are targets for enemy Bazooka 
soldiers, Cycles, Rocket Launchers, and Stealth Tanks. Note that you can also 
land these units in remote locations for quick use later. They cannot target 
or land in areas which ground units have not explored, although you can 
exploit their mobility by landing them right on the corner of an explored 
area (such as the top of a cliff), and then 'leapfrog' them to adjacent areas 
to uncover ground quickly.
     It takes three full Orcas to take out an enemy gun turret, and four full 
Orcas to take out an enemy SAM site or Obelisk. They're also great to attack 
the lone enemy harvester, but it will take repeated runs to destroy one.

Philip Banks ([email protected])
     A single Orca is invaluable for scouting out large chunks of the map. 
Initially I had blocked off the passes that afforded entry to the valley 
wheremy base was located, which prevented me from sending out scouts much. 
But an Orca doing gradual hop flights could scout out a significant fraction 
of the map without any trouble.

Jonathan Haas ([email protected])
     The 'S' key, which normally causes a unit to stop, will cause selected
Orcas or Apaches in flight to immediately turn around and return to base.
This is EXTREMELY useful when you need your choppers out of an area in a 

Durren Shen ([email protected])
     If you find that your opponent is attacking your orcas a lot while they 
are on their helipads with apaches, or vice versa, then after the aircraft is 
done reloading, you should hide it behind a building or somewhere else by 
moving and landing there.  My opponent thought that all of my orcas were 
destroyed one time when I did that.

[2-2-8] Rocket Launcher
Requires: Advanced comm. center, Weapons Factory

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Mobile rocket launcher, a good weapon, hampered by the ease with which 
it can be killed. Great anti-aircraft weapon, two can usually take out a 
transport helicopter. Also, their excellent range means they can take out 
turrets without being hit. The ammo has a largish explosion radius, so can 
take out multiple infantry units. Very poor aim, however.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     Fragile and powerful. They can only take a few rounds from a bazooka 
solder or tank, but their dual rockets are faster and more deadly than 
bazooka rockets. They have a longer range, and the exhaust from the rockets 
appear to do damage to targets underneath them, making them effective for 
shooting into packs of enemies. They need support from other  units as 
defense only, as they are quick enough to get out of the way. Their range 
makes them perfect for destroying the remote gun turret or SAM site.

[2-2-9] Mammoth Tank

Mammoth tanks have two weapons, a dual cannon and a missile pack. The missile 
pack is only fired either if an enemy helicopter comes into range, or you 
manually target a unit that requires the tank's turrets to turn by more than 
45 degrees.

([email protected])
     Mammoth tanks are the biggest and most expensive of all tanks. They are 
worth buying/making large numbers of, for four main reasons: 
     They squish troops. (though a bit too slow if their scattering.)  
     They squish walls.  (only tanks that can, and walls take ages to shoot 
     They squish helicopters. (four shots with their missile packs.) 
     They self heal right back up to 50%.
     Basically, if you're planning on building up your forces, Mammoth tanks 
are a good choice. One tip though: infantry support from grenadiers will go a 
long way to clear the pesky enemy infantry.

Stephen Jones ([email protected])
     If your Mammoth Tank is surrounded by infantry firing at it and there is 
no way to get units suitable for taking out infantry there in time, command 
your tank to attack the infantry opposite the direction it is facing. This 
will trigger its missiles and massacre the infantry fairly quickly.

[2-2-10] Nod Buggy

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Also an excellent support unit for tanks ... since tanks are not good at 
attacking infantry moving buggies together with tanks allow the tanks to 
concentrate on wiping out the armored targets while the buggies concentrate 
on killing the infantry pests. This way the tanks firepower is not wasted nor 
do they have to waste time moving to run infantry over. Also better than 
infantry in that they can move through Tiberium. Have found that 6 buggies 
guarantee instant death to any unit of infantry (even prone). Thus 6 of them 
kill infantry at the rate of one every 3 seconds.

[2-2-11] Recon Bike

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Fastest ground unit, but very lightly armored. Equipped with rockets, a 
great unit in packs, especially against hummers and APCs. Can be squashed by 
tanks and harvesters.

Michael Brenner ([email protected])
     Recon bikes are best used in groups of 4-10. Use them to take out enemy 
harvesters. Be aware that they can be run over, so don't let the harvester 
get too close to them. If you're attacked you can retreat to your own base 
faster than any GDI unit can pursue you. A group of 6 bikes can take out a 
mammoth tank with losing only 1 bike. They're also great for defending your 
own harvesters esp. against Orca attacks. Since they're so fast usually one 
large group is enough to protect all your harvesters. Vs. the computer drive 
one bike close to the enemy base (the computer uses his Orcas mainly to 
defend his base), let the computer launch his Orcas, drive your bike back to 
your SAM sites. As long as you keep your bike on the move the Orcas won't be 
able to hit. Let your SAM sites do their work.

Mike Zimmerman ([email protected])
     Find the enemy harvester in its tiberium patch.  Drive the recon bike by 
the harvester.  The harvester will always chase the bike because it can be 
crushed. Lead the harvester to your turrets or obelisks and watch the fun.

[2-2-12] Light Tank

see also [2-2-6] MEDIUM TANK

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     These are smaller than medium tanks (Surprise, surprise) but is also 
Nod's heaviest tank. One on one against a GDI medium tank is a sad contest, 
but two on one is as well, the other way. They should be backed up by 
infantry and possibly artillery as well, never work alone. They cannot handle 
infantry except by running over it, and cannot handle tanks, because armor-
wise they are at the bottom of the tank food chain.

[2-2-13] Artillery

Ethereal ([email protected])
     These make INCREDIBLE offensive weapons when they are firing at close 
range, at long range even if it appears that they hit the target, often it 
doesn't do full damage. They aren't that good a resource since they cannot 
take much damage, but if you plan to use them remember that they function 
VERY well at close range.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Slow moving, this unit can take very little punishment. It does have a 
very long range, and the blast radius from its shots are very large. Can take 
out multiple infantry with a single hit. Tends to be inaccurate though. Also 
good for attacking buildings from a distance.

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     The first and biggest tip is, never attack with them. I do not mean, do 
not use them in an attack, just NEVER ORDER THEM TO ATTACK. Against enemy 
rocket turrets, for instance, if you order it to attack, it will move within 
a comfortable range, and then open fire. The problem, of course, is that 
'comfortable range' means the rocket turret eats it up first. Move it towards 
the turret one square at a time, and when it starts firing, just leave it 
alone. The artillery has better range than any other unit. Remember that, use 
it, and the artillery units is Nod's best weapon. Cheap, too... but 
vulnerable. To take them out? Attack it. All you need to do.. it's slow, it's 
weak, it's pathetic when someone fires back at it... so it needs backup.

[2-2-14] Flame Tank

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Awesome anti-infantry weapon. Fires twin flame jets. Especially 
devastating against closely-packed infantry. Also good for taking out 
buildings. Nod only. You get access to these after a few missions.

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     These are great fun against infantry. A single flame tank can waste 
heaps and heaps of infantry. They are weak against armor, though, so back 
them up with bazooka units to keep things balanced. It's a paper-scissors-
stone thing where you have both a paper and a stone. If he uses infantry 
(which is good against bazookas) the flame tank wastes it. If he uses armor, 
which the flame tank is powerless against, the bazookas wastes it. This works 
nicely, but the flame tank is not strong enough to fight sustained battles.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     I took out 60+ infantry with one flame tank once. Nothing else to say
about them, really :).

*2-2-15* Apache Attack Helicopter

see also [2-2-7] Orca

     The Apache carries enough ammo for fifteen weapon discharges.

Bonczkowski ([email protected])
     Nod gets them in later scenarios if you capture a GDI construction 
center and build the heli pad, that lets you build heli pads with attack 

Seth Hutchins (seth.hutchins[email protected])
     The Nod attack chopper is basically a flying Guard Tower, and as such is 
a DELIGHTFUL weapon to kill lowly GDI infantry. If your opponent doesn't have 
any bazooka/missile support, the chopper also does well to weaken armored 
vehicles (harvesters, and the like). It can also destroy a re-arming Orca on 
the platform. Watch out for Advanced Guard Towers, Bazooka Infantry, Mammoth 
Tanks, and Rocket Launchers, who can all make short work of the chopper.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     a) Apaches can make short work of infantry. Orcas well, merely waste 
rockets on infantry. 
     b) Apaches are slower to deliver their full payload ... while this means 
you can keep them in the air longer, it also means that they take much longer 
to destroy an armored target.  Against armoured targets, the Orca has the 
edge because its faster delivery means it stays in the area a shorter time, 
reducing its vulnerability to SAM sites, Advanced Guard Towers etc. Orcas 
also kill structures faster as again, the faster delivery allows the 
structure less time to repair.
     c) Apaches take twice as long to reload as Orcas.

[2-2-16] Stealth Tank

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     Keep at least one square away from his units and you can launch an 
effective attack. Even with enemy units and guard towers present, four of 
these could take out the opponent's building facility. And the next batch can 
take out the tiberium facility. It is too weak to operate alone, and rather 
costly to use in large numbers, so it's not the best units as such, but it 
has its uses when you fight an opponent that is too well defended for an open 

Seth Hutchins ([email protected])
     Purchase LOTS of Stealth Tanks and group them into "Wolf Packs" of 5 or 
more. Attack your enemy's harvesters. It never fails to be annoying. These 
Wolf-packs also make short work of Mammoth Tanks. You can also toast grouped 
infantry, simply run over them. You'll become visible for a moment, so stay 
clear of any evil tanks.

James Hindman ([email protected])
     Here is another one of my strategies. It is to place 5-6 Stealth tanks 
in your enemies favorite Tiberium field. When his harvester shows up, have 
your tanks unstealth and annihilate his harvester. It will be dead before he 
even knows what's going on. Then take your tanks and run away so he doesn't 
retaliate by killing them.

Michael Brenner ([email protected])
     Against a human player it is also a neat trick to let stealth tanks 
protect your harvesters. Many human GDI players will launch an Orca attack 
against a single harvester outside the reach of visible air defenses, not 
follow the attack too carefully if they've got other things to do and be very 
surprised if their Orcas don't come back. Like most multiplayer tricks this 
only works once or twice though.

Eric ([email protected])
     Here's an AI strategy I exploited like no tomorrow while playing NOD. 
Use Stealth tanks as walls.  As long as they're stealthed, the computer won't 
advance or attack.  AND you can position artillery or other ranged units a 
few squares behind them so they can just pick off anything at a distance.

Jeremy Butcher ([email protected])
     There any good ways of hiding them so in a multiplayer base so that they 
can't be found. Almost all buildings have a few squares under them where you 
can't place a building. Place them on those things, then when your enemy 
tries to place a building there, everything's normal because you never can 
place a building there.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     If the computer (or player's) refinery is fairly far away from any 
units, drive a stealth tank directly in front of his refinery, cutting off 
the entrance for the harvester to get through. It can take quite a long time 
for your opponent to realize something is dreadfully wrong.

[2-2-17] SSM Launcher

Phil Lochner ([email protected].com)
     The SSM launcher is big and powerful. Though they take a terribly long 
time to reload, each missile they shot has a tremendous amount of damage 
potential. The flame which shoots from the missile toasts footsoldiers, and a 
direct SSM hit takes out practically any Nod unit. It has the longest range 
of any unit.
Mike Mulligan ([email protected])
     Have two or three SSMs and a few tanks as a protecting force. Then just 
move in to attack!  I had three SSMLs take out two Obelisks in less then 30 
seconds. When your opponent comes after the SSMLs, let your tanks lag behind 
and buy time for the SSMLs to get away. If she presses her attack, she will 
get a mouthful of SSMs!

[2-2-18] Chinook Transport Helicopter

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Like the APC, the order of exit is the reverse of the order of entry 
i.e. the last units to enter are the first to exit.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     These slow moving troop transports are expensive and troublesome. They 
suffer from the same loading and unloading problems of the APCs, and have a 
tendency to circle aimlessly before landing in any area. They make easy 
targets for SAM sites, and their cost and low capacity makes them tough to 
     Note that they are not usually available to be built on computer 
missions. They also cannot be used to land in unexplored areas.

Tan Tot Lit ([email protected])
     Two big advantage of the chopper over APC
     - Few units can shoot at you.
     - You don't appear on radar until you land.      

Josh Eckels ([email protected])
     Send in an Orca or Attack Helicopter a few seconds before the transport 
helicopter.  Since your opponent can't change the targets of SAM sites or 
Advanced Guard Towers, they will continue to shoot at the first thing they 
see.  This gives your transport helicopter enough time to land, deploy its 
cargo of engineers, and get out. 

Scott Shaffer ([email protected])
    Despite the limitations of this craft (small capacity, slow movement) 
there are some cases when it is very effective.  Often times an enemy base is 
vulnerable to attack from a certain angle or direction.  This is especially 
true of bases built against a corner of the map.  You can often then direct 
your Chinook to an undefended area (like the very corner) by making it hug 
the edge of the map.  It can land in areas that other units can't get to if 
they opponent has built his base in such a way to prevent easy unit movement.

[2-2-19] Mobile HQ

     These units only appear in multiplayer games of capture the flag, when 
bases are turned off. They are unarmed, and are weak units. You must protect 
your own mobile HQ while destroying your opponents' mobile HQs.

     Keep them surrounded by your units. Even a Hummer can destroy one in a 
few shots.

[2-3] Buildings
     Buildings lose productivity with damage. This is especially true of 

[2-3-1] Construction Yard
     Selling your last construction yard is usually not recommended. If you 
do this, all is not lost, however. You do get an engineer in the bargain, and 
if you're skillful (or really lucky) you might be able to capture the 
opponent's construction yard.

[2-3-2] Powerplant
     It's good to have a few backup powerplants to keep defenses running.

[2-3-3] Advanced Powerplant

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Building 2 power plants is more cost effective than building one 
advanced power plant (by $100), but makes your base larger.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     It might be better to use normal powerplanets since it ensures more 
equal distribution of power output (i.e.: if one of them is taken out by a 
nuke/ion/air strike, there's a lesser chance you'll be left without your 
guard towers firing!), and they're faster to build.
     In multiplayer situations: if playing against Nod, build Adv. Power 
plants. If playing against GDI, build normal Power Plants. The reason? Nukes 
can kill (many) normal Power Plants in one hit, they cannot however destroy 
the Advanced version. However, an Ion Strike will kill an Advanced Plant in 
one hit, so it's not worth it to build them.
     Protect these very well, and ALWAYS make sure you have *excess* power, 
in case one of them is taken out by an ion cannon, nuke or strike, especially 
important if you have Obelisks.

[2-3-4] Sandbag/Fence/Concrete

     These have different levels of damage. After getting hit by a certain 
amount of hitpoints, they lose a level of damage and start to fall apart. 
Concrete walls have three different damage levels, fences have two, and 
sandbags have one.

[2-3-5] Silo

     Holds 1500 credits worth of refined Tiberium. See also [4-5-4] The silo 
money cheat.

*2-3-6* Refinery

     Home base for Tiberium harvester. It will hold 1000 credits worth of 
refined Tiberium. One harvester included in price. You can build a refinery 
much faster than you can build a harvester. You can not sell a refinery that 
contains an unloading harvester.

[2-3-7] Barracks

     GDI Barracks can produce minigunners, grenadiers, bazookas, and 
engineers. Two Barracks builds infantry twice as fast. If you have more than 
one, double clicking on one will make it the primary building for unit 

[2-3-8] Hand of Nod

     The Nod infantry creation building can produce minigunners, flame-
throwers, bazookas, chem. warriors, engineers, and commandos. Two Hands of 
Nod builds infantry twice as fast. If you have more than one, double clicking 
on one will make it the primary building for unit construction.

[2-3-9] Weapons Factory

     GDI Weapon factories are easily destroyed by a single nuke. They are 
less than half as strong as Nod airstrips. Two weapon factories construct 
vehicles twice as fast as a single factory. If you have more than one, double 
clicking on one will make it the primary building for unit construction.

[2-3-10] Airstrip

     In a multiplayer game, try to build your airstrip such that incoming and 
outgoing cargo flights do not fly over an enemy base and give away the 
presence of additional vehicle units.
     You cannot have a constructed unit delivered while the cargo transport 
plane is still on the map. If a unit is constructed before the transport 
plane has had time to fly off the screen, the unit must be loaded onto the 
transport plane manually by clicking on its icon once the plane is no longer 
     Two airstrips construct vehices twice as fast as one airstrip. If you 
have more than one, double clicking on one will make it the primary building 
for unit construction.

Scott Shaffer ([email protected])
     If possible, make sure to build your airstrip as close to the right edge 
of the map as possible.  Since they C130 transport plan only goes from right 
to left, building it on the right edge of the map means your units arrive 
faster.  The delay between unit completion and its arrival is a penalty for 
NOD that GDI does not have.  This penalty can be reduced significantly if you 
build on the right edge of the map.
     Also, make sure to leave room around the top of the airstrip for the 
arriving units to deploy.  Don't build an airstrip up against the top-left 
corner of the map.

Raymond Lee ([email protected])
     As GDI, purchasing an MCV through a Nod airstrip yields a GDI 
construction yard, not Nod.

[2-3-11] Communications center

     Enables the overhead satellite view.

[2-3-12] Advanced comm. center

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     Other than the Ion Cannon, it is necessary to build this structure to 
gain access to the more 'high tech' units and buildings.

     Contrary to the manual, it does appear to be well-armored, and can take 
quite a beating before going down.

Scott Shaffer ([email protected])
     Once you build an advanced comm. center, sell your normal communications 
center. The ACC will function as a normal communications center.

[2-3-13] Guard tower

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     These fire bursts of machine gun fire (once every 3 squares of 
minigunner movement) which will *usually* kill a standing up troop, and do 
about 25% to a dug in trooper. It is not effective against armoured vehicles.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     They're cheap and effective against infantry. They're not so effective 
against vehicles and flame throwers, but at their cost you should be able to 
afford two or three of them throughout your stronghold. They do require 
maintenance, and you'll find yourself repairing them often. Beware the enemy 
artillery gun and tanks, as they do not even have to be in their gun ranges 
to damage them.

[2-3-14] Nod Turret
EDITOR'S NOTE: Prior to version 1.18, turrets cost $250 each. The tactics 
expressed here may be prohibitively expensive and/or impossible in versions 
1.18 and beyond.

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     These are real good against armor, as long as you build enough of them. 
Considering the cost...no problem. Since they use cannons, they are 
dangerously weak against infantry; a grenadier one on one with a gun turret 
is somewhat even, which is rather weak for a defensive installation.
     It has okay range; you are protected as long as you have enough deployed 
so that they chop up the infantry early. You can shift the odds to your favor 
while fighting infantry by repairing them during battle.

Scott Shaffer ([email protected])
     An effective strategy is to build the walking line of Gun Turrets/sand 
bags from your base to your opponents. The Gun Turret can be easily built and 
repaired in the field, and the "walking line" technique gets around the 
mobility problem. GDI can also do this with the Adv. Guard Tower, but it is 
less effective since they cost so much more.

[2-3-15] Advanced guard tower

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Very useful against vehicles. Anti-air role also, as good as a SAM site, 
but can be otherwise engaged during a fight!. Fires two rounds every three 
minigunner square moves. Best to use as perimeter defense, but support with 
armor! A flame tank getting close is deadly, and they cost a lot of money! 
Remember to keep repairing them in battle. 
     Keep putting two together for best results, but watch the power 
consumption. They don't work when out of power.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     They're most effective when coupled with normal Guard Towers. Their 
rockets are ineffective against close targets, although they seem to have the 
same 'exhaust burn damage' of the Rocket Launcher. One Advanced and two 
normal Guard Towers in problem areas are usually enough to deal with threats. 
Beware that if you place them near sandbags or walls, their stray rockets 
will usually knock them away quickly.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Advanced Guard Towers rockets are less powerful than SAM site rockets. 7 
AGT rockets vs. 3 SAM rockets to kill an Orca or Apache. Also more vulnerable 
as SAM sites are protected while underground.

[2-3-16] Obelisk of light

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     These are completely wicked against armor units. Remember that they are 
tall, so build concrete walls around them to stop cannons, and they can 
easily stop five or six medium tanks without problems. As has been commented, 
they are energy intensive, and shoot slowly (but surely), so can also be 
fuzzy-wuzzy'd. Always have a lot of energy to spare, so you can keep firing 
if one power plant is destroyed. (Or be prepared to sell off a lot of 
buildings to keep it firing if a major attack is launched coordinated with 
the destruction of a power plant.)

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Try to make sure you have at least two; many humans will Ion Strike 
against one Obelisk when their attack force is coming down; if you have two, 
it will ensure that you have at least one Obelisk left if he decides to use 
his Ion Cannon. Also be sure to back them up with Flame Tanks, since they are 
unless against masses of infantry.

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     1 Shot  - Any infantry, assault cycle, hum-vee, Nod buggy, MLRS, SSML.
     2 Shots - Light Tanks, Medium Tanks, APC.
     3 Shots - Harvester, Mammoth Tank
     All the above are considered from full health to full death.

     Players who think Obelisks of Light are a steal for 1500 credits should 
think twice. They require POWER, typically one Advanced Power Plant per 
Obelisk, so the cost is more like 2200 credits

[2-3-17] SAM Site

     Selling a SAM site will net you four minigunners for the price of two 
and a half. SAM sites have tough outside armor, but become more vulnerable to 
damage when the missile launcher exposes itself while it fires.

[2-3-18] Heli Pad

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     Helipads come with a helicopter. You shouldn't be buying extra 
helicopters, as it is five times faster to build a helipad than a helicopter 
on its own.
     You should try to designate an inner, well-protection area of your base 
for your Helipads, and keep them built close to each other. Otherwise, you 
will have problems with those distant helis 'catching up' with the main 
helicopter attack force when a problem arises. 

[2-3-19] Repair Pad

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     It is usually a better idea to just buy a new humvee than repair a 
damaged one. All vehicles, including helicopters, and harvesters, can be 
repaired. Soldiers cannot be 'repaired' using this building.

Douglas Jacobs ([email protected])
     The repair pad has a few quirks. Once, while repairing a tank, an 
airstrike came along and destroyed the tank during repair. The bay survived, 
but it would no longer accept units to be repaired. Neither could I sell the 
reapir pad.

Scott Butler ([email protected])
     I actually had a repair bay die on me. I built it in a cleared out patch 
of tiberium, not far from a tree (stupid, but I was in a hurry). It *seems* 
that the tiberium started growing back, wrecking the repair bay. 

*2-3-20* Temple of Nod

     In a single player game, you are given only one nuclear missile per 
temple. In a multiplayer game, one temple will yield an infinite amount of 

VT ([email protected])
     To use nukes, building the Temple of Nod is not enough. You'll need to 
get the crates in missions 6, 8, and 12.  You may have to capture or destroy 
some of the buildings to get at the crates.

EDITOR'S NOTE: There is a bug in versions prior to 1.18 that makes it 
impossible to fire nukes when the temple is constructed, even when all the 
necessary crates are collected.

[2-4] Special Units

[2-4-1] Airstrikes
Reload: 12 minutes.
Weapon: multiple napalm bombs
Level: Tech ?; GDI 5

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     Available for GDI forces after all SAM sites are taken out. Slow 
recharge rates means you won't be using it too many times a mission.

Phil Lochner ([email protected])
     If the enemy rebuilds the SAM sites, the Air Strike option is still 
available. It recharges faster than the Ion Cannon, but it takes time for the 
aircraft to reach their target, so timing assaults with Air Strikes is 
important. Depending on the mission, one or two A-10s will zip down and drop 
fire bombs around the target area. These bombs can do mass damage to enemy 
troop stockpiles, destroy buildings, level Tiberium fields, or harass the 
Construction Yard. Coordinate the strikes with other attacks for maximum 
effectiveness, but try not to rely on Air Strikes to take down SAM sites, 
Obelisks, or Gun Turrets. I usually use them to clear out the twenty or 
thirty soldiers which meander around the Hand of Nod..

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     Airstrikes are available in Multiplayer Missions. They come in crates.

see also [5-3-8], AIRSTRIKES

*2-4-2* Nuclear strike
Reload: 20 minutes
Weapon: nuclear warhead
Level: Tech 7; Nod 13

see also [5-3-1] NUKES

     Single player nukes are two to three times more destructive than 
multiplayer nukes. 

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Feeling nasty? Directly target the weapons factory. It'll take it out in 
one hit, and seriously damage all other buildings around it. Or, if your 
opponent has only one deposit of tiberium next to his base, nuke the tiberium 
and  watch his eyes widen. Otherwise, if you see lots of full silo's, nuke 
there. $3000+ down the tubes.

Lars Pedersen ([email protected])
     To do the most damage, direct your nuclear strike to the base of the 
building you are attacking. The center of the building is where the sand 
stops and the building begins.

David Brandt ([email protected])
     In team play, have your teammate lay a nuke at the same time and place 
as when you lay one. Will take out anything in a huge area.

Ian ([email protected])
     Just like a real small-yield nuke, buildings are relatively big, 
unprotected targets and get vaporized. Armored units, because they are low to 
the ground, airtight, made of metal, and very heavily protected, are much 
less vulnerable to radiation/heat effects.

[2-4-3] Ion Cannon
Reload: 15 minutes
Weapon: ion cannon
Level: Tech 7; GDI 14

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     GDI's special 14 & 15 + tech level 7 weapon:
     Advanced comm. center (2800 - need comm. center) is used to recharge it. 
It stops recharging if you are low on power!
     The weapon will destroy from full health:
     Five troops
     Light tank
     Flame tank
     Gun turret
     Obelisk tower (VERY useful)
     Stealth tank
     Tiberium silo
     Wall (WASTE!)
     One patch of tiberium.

Terrence ([email protected])
     When a SAM site is out of its protective shell and firing at an 
aircraft, a single hit will take it out at full health.
     Also can take out both a Flame tank and an artillery unit side by side 
at full health by targeting the Flame tank. The secondary explosion from the 
flame tank will finish off the artillery unit.
     Targeting a group of troops with a flame thrower will result in further 
damage to the group. Again, due to secondary explosions from the flame 

Lee Yu Tang ([email protected])
     When compared to NOD's nuke attacks, GDI's most powerful weapon the Ion 
Cannon may seem pretty weak in many people's eyes. It needs more than one 
shot to take out some of the units and buildings with heavy armor. There are 
2 buildings that for certain will fall prey to one blast of the Ion Cannon 
which are the Obelisk of Light and the Power Plant.

Chapter [3] Important information not in the manual
     There is important information missing from the manual!

*3-1* What are the keys?

G : Guard Area
     This will cause a selected group of units to go into guard mode. In this 
mode, units will scan with binoculars for enemy units, and move to attack any 
that come within their sighting range.

X : Scatter Units
     This causes a selected group of units to scatter. Useful when infantry 
is under attack by tank treads and incendiary missiles

S : Stop Unit
     Causes a unit to stop dead in its tracks. Very useful when one of your 
units is braindead and begins to wander nonchalantly into the guns of the 
enemy base. 

F7-F10 : Map Bookmark System
     Use CTRL+F7-F10 to mark a spot on your map, then use F7-F10 to jump to 
that spot at anytime.

-# : Team Creation
     Mark a group of units as a team using either using your mouse button and 
shift key or the bounding box. Then use CTRL and a number key (0-9) to 
assigned the selected units as a team.

0-9 : Team Selection
     This selects a team as active.

TAB: Open/Close Sidebar
     Opens and closes the sidebar. Use it when you need to see more tactical 

H : Home unit
     Selects your construction yard, and centers the tactical map around it.

N : Next unit
     This is almost a useless command. It runs through the internal lists of 
units, selects the next one, and centers the tactical view around it.

R : Resign
     I bet you didn't know that all your units carry suicide demolitions. Hit 
'R' and find out. In a multiplayer game, your civilians and technicians 
actually do a large amount of damage when you resign. Position them by the 
enemy before resigning, and maybe you'll take a few of them with you.

 : Homing
     This will center the tactical view around the currently selected unit or 

-# : View team
     Centers the tactical view over a predefined team.

Multiplayer Options

A : Alliance
     Select an enemy unit and press 'A'. From that point on, your troops will 
treat that enemy as a friend and not target them.

     This only works one way. The other side is still welcome to blow you to 
smithereens, so they must also ally with you to complete the team effort.

     Allying with an enemy is also useful when you want a deep strike 
operation into the heart of the enemy base, but don't want your units to slow 
down and fight. Such operations might include recon or engineer infiltration.

     Pressing 'A' for a second time will negate the previous ally command.

Cursor Modifiers
Bill Elliot ([email protected])
SHIFT : Select Additional Units
     Holding down the shift key will let you select additional units to a 
group of selected units.  For examples, to select your six advanced guard 
towers to fire on the four flame tanks approaching, SHIFT - click click click 
click click click.  Bingo, six selected towers ready for orders.

CTRL : Force Attack
     Holding down the CTRL key will turn your movement cursor into the target 
crosshair. This lets you target friendly units, trees, and empty squares.

ALT : Force Move
     Holding down the ALT key will turn your movement cursor into a movement 
only cursor. Subsequently moved units will move instead of attack. This is 
how you get your tanks to squish enemy infantry instead of blowing craters 
around them.

CTRL+ALT : Guard Area or Unit
     Holding down CTRL+ALT turns your cursor into a defend cursor. Selected 
units will patrol around a building or unit and protect it from attack.

[3-2] What is that colored bar?

     The colored bar represents the current power output. The blue marker 
represents the current power usage. When you use more power than available, 
your base experiences blackouts and brownouts.

     A green bar represents a surplus of power.
     A yellow bar represents a brownout
     A red bar represents a serious blackout.

     Facilities that totally shutdown during power outages are Obelisks of 
Light, Advanced Guard Towers, Communication Centers, Advanced Communication 
Centers, Temple of Nod.

     During blackouts and brownouts, other buildings serve at a diminished 
capacity. It will take longer to produce a unit, and so forth. A brownout 
seems to cause production to drop to 50% of normal. A blackout seems to cause 
production to drop to 10% of normal.

Mr. P / Powersource
     The power scale is logarithmic, not linear.

[3-3] What is a blossom tree?

Scott King ([email protected])
     They serve as replenishing centers for tiberium. After you harvest all 
of the tiberium from around a tree, it will grow back around it. Whenever the 
blossom tree releases spores, it damages any units directly next to it.

[3-4] How do I view the radar?

Vance Hampton ([email protected])
     There are two different radar maps, one long range and one short, and 
you can cycle through them by clicking the Map button -- provided, of course, 
that you have a communications center.

[3-5] How do I suspend or cancel build commands?

     You can suspend or cancel build commands by clicking with your primary 
mouse button on the unit icon that is currently being built. This will turn 
the unit icon gray to signify that the building has been put on hold. From 
this stage, clicking with your primary button will resume building, and 
clicking with your secondary button will cancel the build order.

*3-6* How do I manage multiple barracks?

Stuart Loh ([email protected])
     If you build more than one Hand of Nod or barracks, or more than one 
weapons factory or airstrip, you can double click on one to select the 
primary building. Troops and vehicles will arrive out of this building. If 
you are NOD and capture GDI barracks, GDI only units will come from the 
barracks. Common units such as bazookas and minigunners will come out of your 
primary building. The same applies to airfields and weapons factories.

*3-7* Can I run over walls with mammoth tanks?

     Contrary to what the manual and the cutscene videos imply, it is not 
possible to drive over walls with a mammoth tank or any other unit.


CHAPTER [4] Cheating

[4-1] What are the cheat keys?

     Easy. There are none. The cheats were removed after beta testing and 

*4-2* How, then, can I cheat?

     You can cheat by using programs written by the kind folk on the 
Internet. See Chapter 15 for a listing of such programs.

[4-3] How does the computer cheat?

Min He ([email protected])
Eradicator ([email protected])
     The computer starts out with more funds than you do.
     The computer can place units inside scenery at the start of a mission.
     The computer can rebuild gun turrets when they are destroyed without 
needing to have adjacent buildings.
     The computer can build a construction yard without needing a MCV.
     The computer doesn't have to clear out SAM sites to launch an air-
     The computer may rebuild destroyed buildings even if they are not 
adjacent to any other building.
     The computer's Orcas may attack NOD attack choppers in mid-flight.
     The computer can build harvesters immediately as long as funds are 
available. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Though it may seem like the computer builds 
harvesters immediately as long as it has funds available, it does not. The AI 
starts building a new harvester when it senses that an existing harvester 
will be destroyed.)
     The computer can use harvesters to attack tanks and other vehicles.

*4-4* What cheating programs are available?

     See Chapter 15 for a listing of such programs.

[4-5]  What are some C&C quirks I can exploit?

[4-5-1] Tiberium harvesting without silos

Mike Means ([email protected])
     When your refinery storage is getting full, start constructing another 
building. The construction will use up the tiberium in your storage. When the 
construction is finished, cancel the building. You will get your money back, 
but the tiberium will not return.

[4-5-2] Preventing the computer from rebuilding

Richard Stone ([email protected])
     You can prevent the computer from rebuilding a structure by placing a 
unit on the same square.  You can permanently prevent the computer from 
rebuilding a structure by sandbagging your way to the structure, destroying 
he structure, building a sandbag on the structure's square, and then sell the 
sandbag.  You now 'own' that square, and the computer can't rebuild from 
scratch on it.

[4-5-3] The Reservoir Dogs scenario

Douglas McCreary ([email protected])
     Unlike NATO, the computer does not choose to ignore friendly-fire 
incidents. Whenever one of the computer units hits another accidentally, the 
units go into full combat against each other. 
     Once I discovered this bug, I started exploiting it by moving my units 
to the middle of enemy groups before attacking.

[4-5-4] The silo money cheat
EDITOR'S NOTE: This cheat only works with versions of C&C prior to 1.18

     Build a silo, and let it fill up with tiberium. When it is full, build 
another silo but do not place it.  Sell the silo that is full of tiberium. 
Quickly place the built silo down before the silo sell animation is over. In 
return for this, you will get over a thousand credits for the tiberium in the 
silo you sold, and have the tiberium you just sold transferred over to the 
silo you just created.

[4-5-5] The ultimate A-10 defence

see [5-3-8], AIRSTRIKES

[4-5-6] Money making ala SimC&C

Oliver Schade ([email protected])
     If you have defeat the computer except one or two buildings and your are 
sure that you will win with your existing troops sell all your buildings and 
attack after that the remaining buildings. You will get lots of money and a 
'efficiency-rate' of 100% which will results in many points.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A variation on this is to leave an enemy building standing, 
and go into tiberium farm mode. With good harvester management, it is 
possible to rack up a near infinite amount of money without running out of 
harvestable tiberium.

[4-5-7] Place buildings anywhere cheat

EDITOR'S NOTE: This bug was corrected with version 1.19. Trying to abuse the 
radar map in this manner in versions 1.19 and beyond will have unpredictable 
results. You have been warned.

Tim Brutton ([email protected]) wrote:
     A working radar map is required for this cheat. Scroll your screen in 
such a way that a part of a building you own is cut in half by the menubar at 
the right. Select that building.
     Start construction on the building you want to build anywhere. When the 
construction is complete and the building is ready, move your cursor over the 
building that is on the map. Drag the hash marks past the building as your 
move your cursor into your radar map. It is important that it leaves an area 
of white hashing - one white hashed square is enough.
     Move your cursor into the radar map. It should display a no-smoking 
sign. Wherever you click your mouse button now will deploy your building on 
that spot in the map.

[4-5-8] Infinite minigunner cheat

     Sell any building that has a weapon (turrets, obelisks, etc) Quickly 
select the building, and press 's' to stop the sale. The building will remain 
where it is, but the minigunners will have already poured out. Repeat this as 
many times as you like to get an army full of minigunners. These minigunners 
can be sold using the sandbag proximity technique to get infinite cash as 

*4-5-9* Seeing stealth tanks

Neil Bradley ([email protected])
     Select an Orca. Move your cursor around in the radar map. When the 
cursor drifts over a square occupied by a stealth tank, the cursor will turn 

Mark Lockland ([email protected])
     If you ally yourself with an opponent, you will see your opponent's 
stealth tanks.

[4-5-10] Transport helicopter denial

Matthias Gutfeldt ([email protected])
     If you place a unit on the exact landing spot of a computer transport 
helicopter, it will not land on top of your unit. It will not look for 
another landing site either. It just hovers there with infinite fuel. Get 
some bazooka guys, and blast away. Then wait for the next transport chopper, 
and do the same.

[4-5-11] Safe Orca killing

Colin Jacobs ([email protected])
     Attack an Orca on its pad with a stealth tank. The Orca will lift off, 
but your tank will cloak, and the orca will land, allowing the next volley to 
be fired.

[4-5-12] Longer ranged towers

Jeremy Gilbert ([email protected])
     The obelisks and advanced guard towers have a one square advantage when 
attacking units to the north because the origin of fire and the base of the 
structure are not the same. Enemies can only target the base of the 
structure. It is therefore possible for two obelisks or advanced guard towers 
to be built in such a way that the first can target the second, but the 
second can not target the first.

*4-5-13* Blind Spots

Toni Ali-Mattila ([email protected])
     It is possible to shoot enemies with a medium tank without them shooting 
back. I have blown away light tanks and rocket infantry.

Ong Yang ([email protected])
     This is a trick over the AI of computer. There seems to be a 'blind 
spot' to certain units (I've found it applies to turrets and advanced guard 
towers, haven't tried the rest). Sometimes, when a unit is within the AI 
controlled tower's range, they will not fire back, even when they're fired 
upon. I've found that it works in certain directions only. I've only 
discovered the Southwest. eg. Place your Nod turret 7(approximate) squares 
west and 2(approximate) squares south of an advanced guard tower. You'll find 
that the tower is oblivious to your turret's presence. Proceed with the order 
for the turret to attack the tower and it'll still be a sitting duck. (This 
strategy is EXTREMELY useful in one of the NOD covert ops mission .. Cloak 
and Dagger I think, where the construction yard is built right in the middle 
of the enemy base)

*4-5-14* Long range bazookas

     To take out a guard tower with bazooka units, place them four squares 
directly to the side or above or below the guard tower. They will attack on 
their own, out of reach of the guard tower machine guns. The same can be done 
using the bazookas mounted on recon bikes.

*4-5-15* The engineer black hole

([email protected])
     This may sound cheap to some people, but probably most of you have had a 
base taken over by enemy engineers before and have been really ticked off by 

     Here's a way to counteract that in an extremely cheap way: You've 
probably noticed that all enemy units aim for the top structure on the map. 
We can use this to our advantage. If you place a SAM site north of your base, 
the engineers will go for it. But, instead of taking it over, they enter and 
nothing happens! Of course, all your other enemy units will go for that too, 
but the SAM site can take lots of damage and you can place an Obelisk or two 
near it.

*4-5-16* Wraparound radar

Greg Long ([email protected])
     The person I was playing against had all entrances to his base blocked 
and I could not see a thing inside it. His base was up against the left side 
of the map. When I moved an SSM all the way to the right of the map, a small 
segment of the left side could be seen on my radar. I used this to send my 
choppers out to destroy his poorly defended construction yard.

*4-5-17* Confusing the enemy

Dave Mitton ([email protected])
     The computer AI tends to attack the last thing (perhaps of equal class) 
that attacked it. The way to attack a large enemy unit such as a harvester 
with bikes or infantry is to circle around it so that everyone gets a shot, 
and the harvester will spin around trying to take on the last one that hit 

 *4-6* Are there any hidden game elements or easter eggs?

[4-6-1] Visceroids

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     It regenerates when in a tiberium field, and unlike a mammoth tank, can 
regenerate to full strength from a low red condition. They are pretty slow 
and don't have many hit points, but their weapon is the chemical spray.

*4-6-2* Hidden cutscenes

Robert Whisler ([email protected])
     If you decide to completely liquidate the Temple with your Ion Cannon 
(after your forces reduce the place to wreckage and after you have destroyed 
all other Nod forces so that only the temple remains), you will get a 
different ending sequence than if you destoyed the Temple using conventional 
forces alone.

*4-6-3* Covert Operations Funpark
P. Habib ([email protected])
     When you start Covert Operations, type "c&c funpark". You will enter a 
special mode of play. If you start a new game, you will play a series of 
dinosaur missions. If you load a previously saved game, you will be able to 
build the units and buildings of both GDI and Nod.

     Nod players should take note. Building an advanced comms center will not 
give you the ion cannon.

     GDI players can only build chem troops or SSM launchers if they capture 
a hand of Nod or Nod airstrip.

     In some missions, a new type of barrier, razor wire, will be available 
for construction.

*4-6-4* Dinosaurs

     There are two ways to get the Dinosaurs in C&C. The easiest way, if you 
have the Covert Operations disk is to run C&C with the funpark option, and to 
select either GDI or Nod as your transmission.

     If you do not have the Covert Operations mission disk, you will need to 
visit Andrew Griffin's Internet webpage and download some hacking utilities.

     The dinosaur movies are only available with the Covert Operations 
mission disk.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     There are four dinosaur units: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, 
Stegosaurus and Triceratops.  There seems to have been a fourth team in 
multiplayer mode after GDI, Nod and civilians, called JP, obviously for 
Jurassic Park.
     Their bite is great against infantry, and they can squish all the soft 
targets (including walls and sandbags), but they aren't that good against 
heavy tank armor.

Amer Khan ([email protected])
     Velociraptors regenerate hitpoints when they eat chem warriors.

CHAPTER [5] Defensive tips

[5-1] Sandbag defense

Dave Smith ([email protected])
     The computer does not know how to deal with sandbags. It treats all 
barriers as impassible terrain. It is possible to wall the enemy inside its 
own base. This is especially useful for keeping their harvesters out of your 

[5-2] Building base defenses

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     Always use your advantage on a level. Sun Tzu said, first become 
invincible, then destroy your opponent's invincibility. Do so. Make a base 
that can shrug off any (reasonable) attack, and assure a steady cash flow. 
Once this is done, a computer opponent is lost. On most levels, doing this is 
the problem, not destroying the opposing base. Against GDI, he can always 
attack your base with air strikes, and you will grow to loathe the A-10's, 
simply because making a base impervious to air strikes is so difficult it is 
inefficient, and so your opponent can always harm you. GDI does not have this 
problem, as long as they have enough guard turrets and walls. This is some of 
the reason that the common guard turrets cost almost double that of the NOD 
gun turrets (I think.), so that making a base impervious to ground assault 
would cost too much. 

James Hindman ([email protected])
     As anyone who has used NOD knows, turrets suck against men. SO a very 
useful strategy is to take either Flame tanks, or flame men and tell them to 
guard the turrets. This will prevent grenadiers from getting close and 
thrashing your turrets, and the turrets protect the Flame units against tanks 
and other large units.
     Of course for any base defense you should build flame infantry, because 
they are your best infantry defense. Build turrets, lots of turrets. They are 
great against tanks and other large vehicles, don't bother with obelisks 
unless you have A LOT of extra power, in case your enemy takes out one of 
your power plants, it may still function.

[5-3] Help! I'm being attacked by enemy...

*5-3-1* Nukes

David Tong ([email protected])
     When choosing warhead targets, the computer will pick advanced guard 
towers, and, lacking that, your refineries for termination.

Ong Yang ([email protected])
     In Covert Ops, the computer will aim its nuke at the first advanced 
guard tower you've built.

Craig Kazial ([email protected])
     Spread your base out through the use of sandbagging, all structures must 
touch each other but sandbags count.  You can sell them afterwards if in the 
     Have excess power.  Your power plants will go down in a nuclear blast if 
near impact almost all the time.  Building is outrageously slow when your 
power is low.  If stuck in this situation perhaps sell off some of your 
     Two weapon factories don't hurt.  Unfortunately this thing usually also 
bites it in one shot.  Yes it's expensive, but it's slow to build and if your 
enemy follows up a nuke with a conventional attack you may want units 
churning out.
     If you can, right from the start bottle up all entrances to your 
territory. Obviously some scenarios make this more or less difficult.  Avoid 
putting your structures in the extreme corners.. if I was shooting a nuke 
blind that's where I would go.  Ideally get some concrete walls  and advanced 
guard towers going before your enemy has more than scouts to check out your 
situation. Stealth tanks and recon bikes aren't going to make keeping your 
base hidden easy, but I don't imagine you thought you were signing up for a 

Raymond Lee ([email protected])
     NOD airstrips and the Temple of Nod are the only buildings that can 
withstand a direct nuclear attack. The computer Nod player will always fire 
its nuclear missiles at the GDI advanced communications center. It is best to 
build it in an out of the way area.

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     If you play GDI and hear "Nuclear Warhead Approaching", hurry back to 
your base (hit "H" if you still have a Construction Yard or use map 
bookmarks), and be ready to sell your Weapons Factory. Most intelligent NOD 
players will go after it because it is a sure target. You'll get 1000 credits 
back if you sell it. But you have to be FAST--sometimes you just won't get 
the opportunity.

[5-3-2] Orcas

     Build bazooka or recon bike units. Unlike SAM sites, these are mobile, 
and can be deployed anywhere. Scatter them around a bit.  Lay a bunch of them 
around your harvester routes.
     If you are Nod, follow your harvesters around with stealth tanks or 
recon bikes. If you are GDI, you can use rocket launchers, but they are too 
easy to kill, and a smart opponent will target the escorts before attacking 
the harvester.

Casper Lund ([email protected])
     A trick: If the enemy (computer or human) sends Orcas against one of 
your (fast) vehicles, and you have bazooka's/adv. guard towers/SAMs 
available. Simply drive your vehicle towards one of them and circle it 
manually. The Orca will follow, circling around trying to get a shot off 
(they fire slowly on fast moving objects), and your SAM/tower/bazooka's will 
bash away at it, usually killing it. Actually, if the opponent hasn't put his 
Orca under "CTRL-control", you can tie his Orcas up pretty much by simply 
driving around the map like crazy with the Orca(s) in pursuit, but this only 
works if your "bait" vehicle is pretty fast! :)

[5-3-3] SSMs

     These have very few hit points. Three choppers can take this out in one 
and a half volleys, as can three stealth tanks.

[5-3-4] Advanced guard towers

     Don't send infantry against them. Use armored vehicles instead.

*5-3-5* Transports loaded with engineers

     Sandbag your base. Do not leave any openings where a helicopter or APC 
can land.  Block entrances to your base.

Kjetil Svendsberget ([email protected])
     As soon as you have build the weapon factory churn out 4 Humveess and
scatter them around your CY. Assign them to a high number, one which you 
rarely use; I use '9'. Now when the hated APC keeps rolling in just press 
'9', or your own number and blast away at anything that churns out of it. Any 
men will die almost instant death, and will only be able to crawl a couple of 

[5-3-6] Attack helicopters

     If you are Nod, use SAM sites against these. Bazookamen die too easily 
unless they are deployed in groups of six or more, and are spread out. You 
shouldn't use recon bikes as anti-attack chopper escorts. Recon bikes have a 
particular weakness to the attack helicopter machine-gun.

     If you are GDI, you can send an Orca or two and destroy the attack 
helicopter while it is on the pad. Even if the attack helicopter takes off, 
it will still die, because the Orca has air to air capability, and will chase 
the attack helicopter and keep pumping rockets up its backside.

Ossi Mantylahti ([email protected])
     Follow your harvesters around with two APCs packed with bazooka dudes.  
When your opponent attacks your harvesters with his Apache's, quickly unload 
the APCs, and watch his helicopters go BOOM!

*5-3-7* Recon bike gangs

Ola Olsson ([email protected])
     A group of Humvees packs about the same punch as a group of recon bikes. 
If you don't believe me, try it.

Jeff Montondon ([email protected])
     I'd suggest using Orcas as a kill/distraction.  When a human player 
stops his bikes to attack the Orcas, run 'em over with the tanks.  When the 
bikes move in to kill the tanks, shoot 'em with the Orcas.
     Come to think of it, I'd say use infantry and APCs. The APCs would have 
to have cover by the infantry to keep the bikes off their back, but when the 
bikes stop to attack one target, run 'em over with the APC.

Jason West ([email protected])
     Get a GDI APC, maybe a "pack" of equal cost to his wolf pack.  And just 
run those wimpy little bikes over.  Have fun.

Richard Wesson ([email protected])
     Throw a couple of Orcas into the melee. He can't target them while 
they're in the air, he can only stop attacking and let the bikes fire on 
their own, which he'll be loath to do while they're being shot at and run 
over by APCs and things.
     In the meantime, send an APC full of bazookas tagging along with your 
harvester.  After you do this a few times, he'll avoid attacking any 
harvester that has an APC around it.  So you can save money sometimes by 
using an empty APC. Like Dirty Harry says, "Do you feel lucky, punk?"

Ola Olsson ([email protected])
     Pound for pound, a group of humvees are better than a bike gang. Try it!

[5-3-8] Airstrikes

Joachim Rijsdam ([email protected])
     One can draw away enemy a10's with only one minigunner. The AI only 
attacks from left to right and from top to bottom when 'paving'; like reading 
a page, really. So you just move one minigunner a little to the northwest of 
your base, and viola, damage is restricted to 100 credits.

[5-4] Suppressive fire

     There is no reason to wait for the enemy to come to you before firing. 
Use the CTRL key to force your units into continuous fire mode. This works 
well with area effect weapons such as artillery, flame-throwers, rocket 
launchers, and grenadiers. This will intimidate a human opponent into 
thinking twice before attacking, and will utterly decimate any AI opponent 
who will walk blindly into the killing field.

     This is also useful to preserve the integrity of your choke points. 
Build a concrete wall one square thick across the river crossing. Build two 
turrets in front of this wall. Place a couple artillery units behind the 
walls, and concentrate their fire at a point two squares in front of the 
turrets. Because of their inaccuracy, you will end up laying a large area of 
suppressive fire that will rip to shreds any infantry trying to destroy the 
turrets.  Back up with bazookamen as AA support, and nothing but a very 
determined attack will breakthrough.

CHAPTER:[6] Offensive tips

[6-1] How do I destroy?

[6-1-1] Obelisks of light

Lynda Myer ([email protected])
     Nod obelisks use much power.  If you can take out a power center with an 
Ion Blast, the entire base usually goes down, and you can walk right in!   

Mike Mulligan ([email protected])
     An ever better way to take out the Obelisks are the SSM units!  There 
range is greater then the Obelisks. They can just keep lobbing rockets on it 
without being hit!  Try it, it works!  The only thing though is you have to 
protect them!  It doesn't take much to kill and SSM, one recon bike can end 
the bombardment really fast!  So have 2 or 3 SSM and 2 mini tanks as 
guards....works great!

Douglas William Cole ([email protected])
     (1) Air raid it if there are no SAM sites around (fat chance).
     (2) Overwhelm it with minigunners.  (It can only pick off one at a 
time...  so just swamp it with guys and you'll come out on top with minimal 
     (3)  Take out the power supply.
     Whatever you do, DON'T bring any kind of armor in there.  You'll 
get nowhere fast.

[6-1-2] Flame-throwers

Lee Beng Hai ([email protected])
     Use minigunners, but do not send them together... keep them separated, 
usually 2 or 3 minigunners from different direction can take out a flame 
thrower easily. Send them one at a time will work but you'll have more 

[6-1-3] Gun turrets using Orcas

Casey Robinson ([email protected])
     First, attack the turret with just one Orca, it will damage the turret, 
but not so much that the computer repairs it.  Then hit it with both Orcas, 
leaving it a pile of rubble.

*6-1-4* Temple of Nod

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     Don't even think about sending Orcas against a Temple of Nod. It takes 
15 Orcas to destroy a Temple in one sortie. You're better off taking out 
something else or building a Commando.

[6-1-5] Tanks in general

Stephan Lau ([email protected])
     (1) Don't take on tanks head on, use the APCs to lure them into your 
killing zone;
     (2) In the kill zone, place mini-gunners up front for use the described 
single attack, place grenadiers behind as a main line of defense, and have 
three or four bazooka guys behind to take on the tanks;
     (3) Once the tanks gets into the zone and enemy infantry have been 
mostly eliminated, surround the tanks with your grenadiers in the "circle of 

[6-1-6] Flame Tanks

Stephan Lau ([email protected])
     Use your Orcas against these guys to soften them up. Assign a very 
expensive medium tank or two take them on; send the tank back to your repair 
shop for immediate reconditioning.

[6-1-7] Mammoth tanks

Douglas William Cole ([email protected])
     (1) Air strikes are always nice.
     (2) 5+ infantry guys should take a single one out easily.  DON'T         
forget to keep hitting the 'X' key to scatter your troops when it gets too 
close for comfort.
     (3)  Stealth tanks.  I've seen 3 do it, but use 4 or 5 to be safe.
     Mammoths actually aren't that great, they just have a lot of hit points.  
Use infantry on it if you can rather than armor, though...

[6-1-8] SAM sites

Thenardier ([email protected])
     Beside the Obelisk of light, the other structures which people would 
most possibly like to destroy are SAM sites. SAM sites have really strong 
armor and long bar of health. One strategy of taking down SAM sites is to fly 
an Orca close to it. When you see the cover open, blast it with the ION 

Zeff Yusof ([email protected])
     Try taking out the SAMs with 4 Orcas at once, all 4 will survive. If 
there are two sites within striking distance use two waves, one for each - 
you'll get back unscathed.

[6-1-9] Strong bases

Rune Fostervoll ([email protected])
     Three tactics work.(At least.). 

     One is to attack him through his harvesters. He will usually have more 
than one working, and can usually get more even if you attack all you find, 
so it could take some while. But eventually this will cripple him. Then you 
can pick him off at leisure. But, especially early, destroying a harvester 
can bring an all-out attack. Be prepared for it. 
     The other tactic is to attack with an attack not designed to destroy his 
base, but to cripple part of it. Stealth tanks are good at this. The 
construction center is usually the first priority, then the refinery, then 
the unit builders. 
     Thirdly.. no base is perfect. It has a weakness. Find it, and exploit 
it. A back entrance, a cliff overhang, something should be there.

[6-1-10] Harvesters

Tucson Luke Loh ([email protected])
     While its true that when you attack a harvester the enemy sends a huge 
force after you, they comprise mostly infantry so an adequate defense will 
easily mop them up and pay huge dividends i.e. lots of troops lost on the 
enemy side vs. few (if any) of your own. Of course, please make sure you have 
adequate defenses first. Strategy works best if you are NOD (with an Obelisk 
and a turret or two).

[6-1-11] Gunboats

     Gunboats seem to have a one track mind. To destroy them easily, move a 
minigunner towards the gunboat as close as you can without the gunboat firing 
at you. Even though the gunboat can not hit your minigunner with missiles, it 
will have selected it as a target, and will ignore all other units from then 
on. You can now move something heavy into range and blast the boat without 
fearing retaliation.

*6-1-12* Advanced guard towers

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     Any armored vehicle can make short work of the advanced guard tower. The 
guard towers have horrible aim and find it difficult to attack targets that 
are at point blank range. One flame tank can creep up to an AGT and destroy 
it without becoming badly damaged. Assuming, of course, that no other units 
are attacking it.

[6-2] The spiderbase strategy

Jim Varner ([email protected])
     I developed a strategy for Dune2 I call the spider base, and it works 
just fine in C&C. The concept is simple, build a sandbag wall from your base 
to your opponents.  Then start building turrets right in the middle of their 
base.  It is tedious and expensive, but it is sometimes the only way to 
destroy the enemy in those SERIOUS wars of attrition.  You can also use your 
wall to block off choke points. You see, the AI doesn't recognize walls as 
targets so you can build a sandbag fort right in the middle of their base, 
just have plenty of $$$ for replacement turrets though. All's fair in love 
and war...  Exploit your enemies weakness...  I am NOT cheating!!!! OK, It is 

[6-3] How do I drain the computer's funds?

Drone ([email protected])
     I just send a few units to bomb or shoot at the SAM sites.  Not enough 
to ever destroy them but enough so the computer just repairs them until its 
broke.  I'm sure a human would never fall for this.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     If playing against the computer, you take over a base and he still has 
another construction site somewhere, sell the tiberium silos which he had (or 
make sure that spot is vacant so he can build there again). Occasionally the 
AI will build another one there, usually full of money. Send an engineer to 
capture it. Repeat process. This will only work if the silos are surrounded 
by his own structures, so it might be an idea not to capture the buildings 
around them, if possible.

CHAPTER [7] Miscellaneous tips

[7-1] How do I sell my infantry/vehicles?

David Hulet  ([email protected])
      A Westwood bug that turned into a feature for us.  You can sell 
infantry, vehicles and even civilians!  Build a sand bag and move the unit as 
close to the sand bag as you can.  Click on the sell button.  Move the cursor 
over to the sand bag. Move the twirling dollar sign as far away from the sand 
bag (toward the unit) as you can without it loosing its rotating property.  
while its spinning near the unit click and sell him down the river!!!!  This 
is a great way to make money if you are seriously down and out and about to 
get your butt kicked.  It takes a little practice to figure out, but once you 
have done it the first time its simple.

Frank Wen-heh Lee ([email protected])
     If you put the unit in the repair bay (no infantry, of course), click 
sell, and move the cursor over the unit, a little green $ will appear. You 
can sell the unit for half-price.

Kenneth Chen ([email protected])
     I find this useful when my units are injured. Usually, I will bring back 
a vehicle that is almost dead and sell it away to build a new one. It's 
better to gain some money then none at all.

[7-2] How do I control Orcas in mid-flight?

     Group the Orcas. You can then select the Orcas using the group keys and 
give them orders, even when they are in flight.

[7-3] Why should I destroy villages?

[email protected]
     Because you can find crates full of money under churches.

[7-4] How do I make a convoy?

Seth Hutchins ([email protected])
     When you've got a group of units, and want them to follow one another in 
a "single-file" style grouping, make use of the CONTROL+ALT key combination 
like this...

 1. Send the leader towards destination.
 2. Control+Alt Click on the next unit to follow him
 3. Repeat 2 until you have your group

     This tactic can be altered to get an interesting "circling patrol" 
effect out of Hummers, Buggies, and Tanks.

 1. Select a "lead" unit.
 2. Control+Alt Click the next unit.
 3. Repeat 2 until you have all but one of the units in your group.
 4. Control+Alt Click the LAST unit on the leader.

     This can annoy your opponent on the modem, and is a decent way to patrol 
an area. It works well (for me) in closed spaces.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  This technique can also be used to keep faster units from 
traveling too quickly.  Make all the faster units 'guard' the slowest unit in 
the group (e.g.- mammoth tank) and wherever you move the unit, the faster 
units will follow at the same speed.

[7-5] How do I get rid of trees?

Craig M. Kazial ([email protected])
    You can destroy trees. However it has to be just one lone tree. In other 
words, you can not destroy a clump of trees.  It is not really useful except 
if you need to place port of a base at a location that the tree is at. 
Usually grenadiers and rocket launchers are the best to destroy trees.

[7-6] How do I hide under trees?

Richard Lio ([email protected])
     Well, you can do it.  Select your unit to move past the tree.  When your 
unit is under cover, hit 's' to stop the unit.  Your unit will be behind the 
tree and invisible to other human eyes. :)  My friend does that often in 
multi-player games.

[7-7] How do I stop the computer from rebuilding?

Michael Stango ([email protected])
     Park a vehicle on the spot where an enemy building or turret was, so it 
can't be rebuilt there.

[7-8] How do I keep my harvesters from gathering all the tiberium?

     Put a vehicle on a patch of tiberium. The harvester won't be able to get 
to it. The tiberium patch will then regrow around it. If you have a blossom 
tree, parking a vehicle is not necessary because tiberium will begin to 
sprout around the tree.

[7-9] How do I get nukes in the last Nod mission?

VT ([email protected])
     To use nukes, building the Temple of Nod is not enough. You'll need to 
get the crates in missions 6, 8, and 12.  You may have to capture or destroy 
some of the buildings to get at the crates.

Jon Osborn ([email protected])
     On level 8, the crate is by an Orca pad. On level 12, the crate is 
underneath the GDI construction yard.

Brian Albers ([email protected])
     I didn't get the nukes after installing  the 1.18 patch halfway through 
the game.  So I went back and replayed _all_ the missions and made damn sure 
I had gotten all three crates using that version.
     No nukes.
     So I loaded 1.19 and restarted the last mission, as they instructed.
     Still no nukes.
     For Chrissakes, Westwood, I hope that in the 1.20 patch you will quit 
screwing around with event flags that don't work and just GIVE EVERYONE WITH 

*7-10* How do I squish things?

     Some objects and vehicles can be run over by tracked vehicles and 
dinosaurs. Tracked vehicles are harvesters, tanks, and APCs. Use ALT-click to 
do a forced move to a location with the object/unit directly in its path of 
     Infantry can be squished easily.
     Recon bikes can only be crushed if they are hit side on.
     Sandbags, fences, and walls can not be crushed or driven over by any 

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     In multiplayer games, it's often risky to try squashing Recon Bikes. 
There seems to be a bug in C&C that makes it very difficult to do this even 
with the fast-moving APCs.

*7-11* How do I destroy patches of tiberium?

     The only weapons that can directly target a tiberium field are 
airstrikes, ion cannons, and nuclear warheads.

     Normal units can destroy tiberium only if they are armed with inaccurate 
weapons such as bazooka rockets, missiles, artillery shells, or 
flamethrowers. To destroy tiberium with these units, force attack on a clear 
square adjacent to the patch of tiberium you wish to destroy. The inaccuracy 
of these weapon will mean that a few hits will stray into the tiberium patch 
you want to destroy.

     Depending on the maturity of the patch, it may take more than a single 
hit to destroy.

CHAPTER[8] Single player tactics

[8-1] Blue Aardvark's Anti-Crummy AI Tactics

Phil Sykes ([email protected])
     Punch a hole in their wall where they aren't expecting it. They won't 
react unless you attack buildings, and you can waltz through, and they still 
won't react until you open fire (N.B. Turrets will!)

     Go up on a hill behind or beside the enemy base (every other enemy base 
has one that isn't guarded very well)

     APC engineer assaults
     Load up your APC, and have two Hummers ready. Select a safe forward 
staging post to meet the squad up. If you haven't got recon on their 
perimeter defenses, do that now, but DON'T attract enemy attention to the 
massed armor, cos they'll die. Group all of the units together, and send the 
APC in AFTER the Hummers, straight through the main gate, or a hole in the 
wall (much preferred) if you made one. 

     Don't worry about:
     Light tanks, troops (except flame-throwers and minigunners close to the 
engineers final objective - run them over if you can)

     Do worry a bit about:
     Gun turrets, obelisk tips - the Hummers are there as a sacrifice, and 
the APC can (just) survive one Obelisk hit!
     Hopefully if and when your APC dies, you'll have got close enough so 
they can't fire again on the engineer.

     Do worry a lot about:
     Flame tanks and artillery, and I suppose stealth tanks (never faced them 
defensively), near the objective. All of these eat APCs and engineers for 
breakfast. If possible, go for another objective, or abort the mission until 
you can draw them out or confuse them.


     (1) VITAL to take out the construction yard, first, or any captured 
buildings can just be rebuilt. He will *NOT* be running out of money at this 
stage (if he is, why aren't you doing a mass assault??)  He ISN'T restrained 
by building coherency rules on later levels.

     (2) Vehicle yard (he's still got money, remember, so not much use in 
removing his spice yard just yet, cos he'll have enough for loads of 

     (3) Refinery (hurt him bad, but remember he's got a huge strategic 
reserve of cash). This is good for money, especially if there's a harvester 
in it at the time

     (4) Hand of Nod. These are VERY difficult to actually get an engineer 
close to, but worth it. Capture it and churn out a couple of flame-throwers 
to hold it for a bit.

     (5) Power Plants / Spice silos / whatever else
     Take 'em for money. Easier and cheaper to blow em up, but shutting down 
obelisk power can be useful.

     Interesting things to try:

     Draw 'em out: Send a recon unit inside the base, shoot someone and run 
out. He will follow you to his doom.

     Lead enemy troopers across tiberium field, they will follow in droves 
and die.

     The Nod base, on every level has at least one tactical weak point. 
Things to look out for:
     (1) Wide entrances - unguarded or with no turret guards.
     (2) Hills to the side or rear of the base that can be used for assaults 
without being directly hit with base defenses.
     (3) Weak spots where there are no defenses round a wall
     (4) Having two bases, one big and well defended the other not. Take over 
the one that isn't well defended, and built some advanced guard towers to 
defend. This will really annoy them
     (5) Harvesters going a long way from home - blow them up, and more will 
be built. If you can get them every time, then they will continue to waste 
their money!

     Retaliation: Sometimes after a successful engineer raid or limited 
attack, they will retaliate by going after your harvester. Make sure they 
don't get this chance by keeping the harvester in the base following a 
limited attack, or light tanks will hunt it down

     Tiberium field guarding: Often, the enemy will send rocket troops or 
tanks to guard spice fields. Sometimes, the troops will keep dying trying to 
get to the tiberium field, and they will be replaced indefinitely. 

CHAPTER *9* Confucious says

Confucious says: "Bird in hand worth two in bush."

I have dropped this section from my FAQ. I will, however, add Murphy's Laws 
of Combat and Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' to my C&C Field Manuals webpage: 

CHAPTER [10] Technical Issues

[10-1] What determines my score?

Craig M. Kazial ([email protected])
     Leadership is based on the number of units killed. Efficiency on ending 
cash (note, not the same as cash used).
     Time taken does NOT enter into final score and is only for your 
information. GDI scores the above two [L+E] higher when determining final 
     Nod emphasizes simply accomplishing the mission (in other words, the L+E 
do not factor in much)... Terrorist style "who cares about the cost".
     Final score ONLY impacts how much cash is brought forward as a 
percentage ranging from a fixed minimum (enough to get started) to a max. 
allowable, so players can't become an unstoppable cash machine. Some 
scenarios zero-out score and all past cash allocation info is lost.

Raymond Lee ([email protected])
     Destroyed civilian buildings will go under GDI structure loss even if it 
is a Nod village. Also, when I have no casualties, my leadership rating under 
Nod is 75% where as GDI, it is 100%

[10-2] What is the CONQUER.INI file?

     The CONQUER.INI file sits on your hard disk in your C&C directory, and 
supplies C&C with startup values for various configuration items. Most of 
these startup values can be changed within C&C, but there are some that are 
only available by editing the file directly using a text editor.

Robert J. Trembley ([email protected])
          Default = 0
          If set to 1, each time a GDI or NOD unit is lost, the female 
computer voice will state "GDI (or NOD) unit lost". It gets old kinda fast, 
and I rather prefer the screams...

Alan Schneider ([email protected])
     Last night we found a new feature (?) in C&C. Editing the CONQUER.INI 
file .... and under the multiplayer section, change side=1 to side=3.

     What this apparently does, is allow both GDI and NOD to build EQUALLY, 
i.e.- NOD can build medium tanks (by first building a GDI Factory) and GDI 
can build NOD bikes (by first building an Airport)

*10-3* KALI related issues
see also [15-3] KALI C&C SERVERS

     Kali is a TSR program that emulates an IPX network through a PPP or SLIP 
connection. Connect to a Kali server, exit the control program, and load the 
game. Its usage is completely transparent. As far as your computer is 
concerned, you are simply connected to a local area network that has a few 
dozen people playing computer games.

     If you have Windows 95, use Kali95 instead of DOS Kali. It will solve 
most of your connection and memory related problems.

     You can find out more about KALI at www.axxis.com.Please do not E-Mail 
me for help regarding Kali related issues.

Nemesh ([email protected])
     If you are planning on playing a lot of C&C over the net, you should try 
to get the latest copy of KALI.  At this point, kali1.2e is out, and is an 
INCREDIBLE improvement over 1.1g.  Everything is much faster, and the game 
almost never locks up.  Check it out if you can (talk to someone on one of 
the servers...the kali.exe is around.)
Stephen Vakil ([email protected])
     I finally got C&C and KALI to work. I'd like to say that when people 
were asking why it wasn't working, it wasn't very informative for people to 
say "it's a known bug.." without saying _what_ is a known bug.  Basically, 
from what I can see, using any sort of slip tsr derived from the 16550 one 
will not work.  It would cause frequent crashes on C&C, sometimes a reboot.  
I got pppshare from kali.jedi.net and got that to work, and that worked 
through 3 games of C&C and 1/2 hour of descent.

Stanley Hu ([email protected])
     I have compiled a brief checklist of things to do to check to get Kali 
C&C games to work. The most important rule after following all this:


     Don't send messages in the Network Game Setup. I've found that the 
chances of getting games working are significantly reduced the longer you 
talk and wait. 

     Don't talk in the first five minutes of the game. C&C seems to speed up 
later in the game--probably because it is trying to verify that all players 
have the same map, unit specifications, and so on.

     1) Ping times should be very low among all the users. Try to hit sub 600
        ms consistently.
2)  Don't use a busy server that is handling a lot of traffic. Playing 
        over @central is not always a good idea if you're trying to aim for 
        speed and reliability.
3)  Make sure everybody is connected at least with a 28.8k modem. I 
         played a three-player game that was sluggish because some idiot 
         didn't tell us that he was using 14.4k.
     4) If a lot of C&C games are going, use a different IPX socket by 
        entering "-socketnn" as an argument (where nn is a digit).
     5) Under Windows 95, try setting "Idle Sensitivity" all the way down to 
     6) The person with the fastest connection should start the game.
     7) Playing during off-hours, when your provider is usually the fastest, 
        is a good idea.
     8) Keep trying to start the game a few times. The first time often 
        doesn't work.
     9) Use a provider that has a fast connection to the Internet. T1/T3 
        accounts work nicely.
    10) Pray until the next technological revolution comes when everybody 
        will have at least a T1.

Jet ([email protected])
     If you want to run DOS Kali and C&C under Windows 95, look on my 
Internet webpage for a step-by-step guide. http://www.aloha.com/~jet

*10-4* How can run C&C off my hard disk?

If your CDROM device drivers take up too much memory to run a program such as 
Kali, or if you have a laptop that does not have a CDROM drive, you can play 
C&C completely from your hard disk.

Running C&C off the HD:
     step 1: install C&C like normal
     step 2: copy all the files from the root directory of the CD-ROM into
             the directory you just installed C&C into.
     step 3: now copy the general.mix file from the other CD-ROM into this 
             directory as well (rename the first one before doing this).
     step 4: before playing C&C, make sure you have the general.mix file 
             representing which side you want to play (I use gdi.mix and 
             nod.mix as the filenames and rename one to general.mix 
             depending on which side I want to play).
** step 5: **
     Instead of typing C&C to start, type in C&C -cd where path is the 
full path to the C& directory. ie.- If you installed C&C to c:\games\c&c, 
start the program by typing in:
     c&c -cdc:\games\c&c\
Notice that there is no space. Though the trailing backslash is optional for 
DOS 6.xx users and below, Windows 95 users *must* include it.

You no longer have to have the CD-ROM loaded to play c&c. This takes up a 
little under 30M if you omit the video and music files.


CHAPTER [11] What is a mission tree?

     When playing C&C, sometimes you will be given a choice of countries to 
fight over. The hierarchical listing of these choices and the possible paths 
one may take is described as the mission tree.

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])
     About the mission path, it seems that (for some countries), if there are 
multiple arrows into the same country, clicking on a different arrow will 
bring a different map layout.

     If you look at the option screen (press ESC from the game), above the 
version number is a group of numbers that represents which mission this is.

*11-1* GDI mission tree

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])

           [4EA][5EA]                                       [15EA]
           [4WB][5WA] \--- [8EB]   [10EB]    [12EB][13EB]    [15EC]

Trevor Ruppe ([email protected])

     GDI 1. (one map)
     GDI 2. (one map)
     GDI 3. (one map)
     GDI 4ea.  Right arrow.  Mission goal: recover stolen crate in Belarus.
     GDI 4wa.  Left arrow.  Will say "Poland" but then you'll be re-routed to 
Belarus goal.
     GDI 4wb.  Middle arrow.  Mission goal: find and protect village in 
     GDI 5ea/eb.  From mission 4ea only, there are two arrows into the 
Ukraine. Both the left and right arrows lead to 5ea.  5eb, as far as I can 
tell, is completely inaccessible. 5ea has the same goal as 5wa and 5wb and 
also has the EXACT SAME MAP as 5wa.
     GDI 5wa.  From 4wa and 4wb there are two arrows into Germany.  This is 
the top arrow.
     GDI 5wb.  From 4wa and 4wb; this is the bottom arrow. 
     GDI 6.  Both arrows lead to the exact same mission map. 
     GDI 7.  (one map) 
     GDI 8ea.  Left arrow is Austria. Mission goal: repair and defend GDI 
     GDI 8eb.  Right arrow is Slovakia. Mission goal: protect Mobius and 
village hospital. 
     GDI 9.  Both arrows lead to the exact same mission map. 
     GDI 10ea.  Left arrow is Slovenia. 
     GDI 10eb.  Right arrow is Romania. 
     GDI 11.  (one map) 
     GDI 12ea.  Left arrow is Albania. 
     GDI 12eb.  Right arrow is Bulgaria. 
     GDI 13ea.  Right arrow. 
     GDI 13eb.  Left arrow.  Same exact terrain as 13ea but a different 
letter code. 
     GDI 14.  (one map) 
     GDI 15ea. Northwest arrow. 
     GDI 15eb.  South arrow. 
     GDI 15ec.  Northeast arrow.

*11-2* Nod mission tree

Andrew Griffin ([email protected])

                       [6EA][7EA]                           [13EA]
     [2EB][3EB][4EB]  [6EC][7EC][8EB][9EB][10EB][11EB][12EB][13EC]

CHAPTER [12] I'm stumped! Can you help me?

[12-1] GDI missions

[12-1-1] GDI Mission 1, Estonia
Objective:  Use the units provided to protect the Mobile Construction 
Vehicle. (MCV) You should then deploy the MCV by double clicking on it. Then 
you can begin to build up a base. Start with a Power Plant. Finally, search 
out and destroy all enemy Nod units in the surrounding area.

Group your minigunners in teams of 5. Scout with your vehicles. When you find 
trouble, retreat your vehicle back to your minigunners, and they will make 
short work of the pursuers.

[12-1-2] GDI Mission 2, Estonia
Objective:  Defend your position, deploy the MCV, then build a sizable force 
to search out and destroy the Nod base in the area. All Nod units and 
structures must be either destroyed or captured to complete objective.

     Build the MCV next to the barracks. Build a power station. Build a 2nd 
barracks. Crank out 20 to 30 minigunners. Group the minigunners into groups 
of ten. Scout the surrounding area using one of your hummers, but do not 
engage the enemy.  If you come across soldiers, run your vehicle to your 
infantrymen to drag the enemy into an ambush.

     When attacking the base, it is best to form a two pronged attack. Have 
1/3 your men attack from the west, and 2/3s of your men attack from the 
south.  Move your engineers behind your main force. Have them capture the 
construction unit, the refinery, and the powerplant.  

     Do not capture the refinery until the enemy harvester has returned to 
unload. This way, you capture the harvester as well.

     Destroy the remaining structures save for one tiberium silo. Build two 
more tiberium refineries, and tiberium silos as needed. You want to harvest 
the map clean of tiberium. Once all the tiberium is harvested, sell all the 
buildings for cash, and destroy the last remaining silo to finish the 
mission. You should end the mission with over 20,000 credits.  Half of these 
funds will transfer to the next mission.

[12-1-3ea] GDI Mission 3ea, Latvia
Objective:  Build up forces to destroy Nod base. Once all Nod SAM sites are 
neutralized then air support will be provided to combat obstacles such as 
turrets. Destroy all units and structures to complete the mission objective.

Make your base and get harvesting as soon as possible. Churn out as many 
grenadiers as you can, and use them to pummel the SAM sites you find along 
the way.

[12-1-4ea] GDI Mission 4ea, Belarus
Objective:  Nod has captured classified GDI property. You must find and 
retrieve the stolen equipment. It is being transported in a shipping create. 
Use the new APC to strategically transport infantry through Nod forces.

Mark Willoughby  ([email protected]):
     Explore in one turn, scrap the mission and start again.
     Load up the APCs and sprint for the base. De-bus south of the river, and 
try to take out the tank and the troopers. Once this force gets trashed, use 
the reinforcements to mop up the rest of the troops, and steal the crate 
     Take advantage of the extra range the APCs have to avoid the Nod troops 
where possible. Hopefully once you get trashed in the first attack, the 
Noddies try to launch a counter attack which you sidestep, and fulfill your 
     Not too much fun this mission IMO. Although I did use this quick and 
dirty strategy.

Lemming ([email protected]):
     I didn't unload my APC at all. Just loaded 'em up, and run like hell to 
the Nod base, tag the carton, and that's it.

*12-1-4wa* GDI Mission 4wa, Belarus
Objective: Same as previous

Stick all your men into the APCs and go straight for the crate. Don't stop to 
shoot and run down anyone in your way.

[12-1-4wb] GDI Mission 4wb, Poland
Objective:  Nod is moving to capture and hold a civilian town. Your mission 
is to reach the town first and hold off invading Nod units until GDI 
reinforcements can arrive. All invading Nod units must be destroyed.

The town is south of where you start off. The best way to do this is to hold 
your position at the bridge that leads to the village. The Nod guys will have 
to get through your massed forces first, and you can cut them down with no 

*12-1-5ea* GDI Mission 5ea, Ukraine
Objective: A GDI field base is under attack. They have fended off one attack 
but will not survive another. Move to the base, repair the structures and 
then launch a strike force to destroy the Nod base in the area. Destroy all 
Nod units and structures.

Trevor Ruppe ([email protected])
     The GDI base is east of your start position.  Keep your infantry out of 
the tiberium field as you head for it.  Repair everything but the silos.  
Sell the silos; you should be spending tiberium on this mission, not saving 
     Go north and then west across the river to find a SAM site near a cliff.  
On the other side of this cliff is a money crate.  There is also a SAM site 
on the south side of the river, west of the bridge.  His base is in the NW 
corner.  One entrance on the east side guarded by 2 turrets and (outside the
wall) a SAM site.  The fourth SAM site is deep in the back of his base.

*12-1-5eb* GDI Mission 5eb, Ukraine
Objective: Same as previous

Same as 12-1-5ea, but your base is located near the center of the map.

*12-1-5wa* GDI Mission 5wa, Germany
Objective: Same as previous

Same as 12-1-5ea.

*12-1-5wb* GDI Mission 5wb, Germany
Objective: Same as previous

Trevor Ruppe ([email protected])
     The GDI base is at the bottom of the map and has TWO entrances, east and 
west.  One SAM site is N of your base.  The Nod base, at the top of the map, 
has 2 SAM sites on its south side, both guarded by turrets.  The 4th SAM site 
is near a hill.  From this hill you can fire down onto his airstrip, 
powerplants, and construction yard.

[12-1-6] GDI Mission 6, Czech Republic
Objective:  Use a GDI Commando to infiltrate the Nod base. **** ** destroy 
the ******** so that the base is incapacitated. Get in, hit it, and get the 
**** out.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Easiest way I found to do this (and it was very easy!) is after the 
Chinook arrives, land to the left of the village/flare. With the commando, 
march him up and left in the pass, so you enter the base from the left. The 
AI should start sending many troops to attack the Chinook, and your commando 
will probably get hassled by a light tank or Nod buggy. There is one SAM site 
southwest of the base by itself; get your commando to take it out, then send 
the Chinook in to pick him up, and drop him off inside, to the left of the 
base (the chopper can just withstand two shots from the one SAM site in the 
southwest corner of the base). Run up and right, and blow up the airstrip.

Matt Ho ([email protected])
     Take out the SAM site on the island to get your transport off.  Have the 
commando run around the edge of the map and take out the infantry and SAM  
sites on the edge.  Bring your transport to your commando by following the 
path that the commando made.  Send your commando at the base.  A ton of 
troops will start pouring out.  Pick off the lead infantry to give yourself 
more time and then run like Hades.  The tanks and buggies should come out
to chase you.  Send the transport in to extract you.

     Once you're airborne, fly into the enemy base toward the top edge.  A 
SAM will probably peg your transport a few times ... ignore it and go on ... 
Drop the dude down and have him dash for the airstrip (or whatever it was ... 
I forget) and nuke it.

David Hulet ([email protected])
     It's best to work north then east once you cross the river in your 
transport chopper.  Jumping from location to location in the chopper also 
works well to confuse the patrolling buggies.  Once in the base what ever 
building you take out will not be there for the cleanup mission.  It's best 
to take out the tiberium refinery.  AI does not rebuild and
so Nod runs out of money quickly!

[12-1-7] GDI Mission 7, Czech Republic
Objective:  Previous mission objective not complete. Airfield was to be 
targeted. New objective: Build up a base and Destroy remaining Nod structures 
and units. Reinforcements will be provided.

Rick Murray ([email protected])
     Once reinforcements land, proceed due north, continue past the first 
tiberium. You will find another field. Establish your base just south of the 
field. Build guard towers(mostly on the north side of the base) and hoard 
your forces on the south side of base. The towers will handle most all that 
the NOD will send your way. You will need to destroy the gun turret, which 
can be found by following the northernmost boundary. After you have destroyed 
the turret, use what ever you have left to attack the north wall of the NOD 
base. The purpose at this point is just to open up an easier route of attack. 

     After building a considerable amount of forces, I used 6 tanks, 5 APCs 
mostly with grenadiers, 4 Hummers, and about twenty grenadiers on foot. Stage 
your forces north of the tiberium field which is to the east of the base. 
Send in the Hummers first. Set two outside and just north of the main 
entrance to the base and the other two. Use the hole you made in the wall and 
send to the center of the base mostly as a diversion of sorts. Do not 
immediately attack the Hand of Nod. Time it out where the tanks and APCs 
follow the Hummers through the hole. Dispatch two APCs and foot soldiers to 
dispatch the tanks within the compound( your route of entry leads directly to 
their parking area). Send the rest of your force on around north and attack 
the airfield and power plants in this area. This strategy seems to reduce the 
amount of resistance encountered while attacking this base.  

[12-1-8ea] GDI Mission 8ea, Austria
Objective:  UN Sanction has cut funding to the Global Defense Initiative. 
Field Units are helpless. Use the repair facility to keep your units in the 
field long enough to destroy the Nod base in this region. All Nod units and 
structures must be destroyed.

Tim Hardy ([email protected])
     If this is the mission I am thinking about, I found a technique that is 
extremely effective and easy, and I haven't heard it mentioned yet.  If you 
clear out the meager troops straight above the base, then all the way to the 
top and over to the left, you'll find a cliff overlooking the Nod base 
(you'll also be able to kill most of the SAM sites).  From this cliff your 
rocket launchers can pound the heck out of his airfield, several silos, and 
the Hand of Nod, as well as the infantry he tries to mass there.  The cool 
thing is he never figures out how to get to your rocket launchers.  You can 
kill every single one of his mobile forces and ability to produce mobile 
forces without losing any of your units.  Then can just walk in the base with 
bells on.

Jason Thomas ([email protected])
     That's the same thing I did.  I think the AI wants to stay close to home 
because its base is under attack, but once you destroy the airstrip, no more 
vehicles.  Once it's all gone, you can leave one rocket vehicle up there and 
about ten bazooka guys, and just blast the crap out of anything that gets 
built as it's coming up. Also humvees are pretty good against infantry so you 
can keep one of those up there to provide machine-gun support.  I wasted 
about 3 hours playing this mission and dying, before I discovered this 
technique.  In Aikido and other "soft" martial arts, there's a principle of 
never meeting force with force.  In other words, when the enemy attacks, you 
should let your forces fall back a bit to surround and absorb.  In attack, 
don't keep hammering a strong point, but use recon to find enemy weak points 
and then strike hard.  It's a lot easier in the long run than just throwing 
cannon fodder into the meatgrinder.

[12-1-8eb] GDI Mission 8eb, Slovakia
Objective:  Dr. Moebius is establishing a Hospital to treat the civilians in 
the region who are falling ill due to exposure to Tiberium. Protect Moebius 
and the civilians. Eliminate Nod presence in the area.

     Move all units to the southwest. The village is there. There are large 
tiberium fields to the northeast and northwest that you can mine. Build MCV 
in the clearing north of village, past the bridge.

     Build sandbags around the blossom tree in the village to keep the Nod 
paratroopers from wrecking havoc.  Also sandbag off the eastern bridge 
entrance to the village. Paratroopers land there also.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     You might have to blow up some of the tiberium (with the rocket 
launchers) to the east of the village, since a couple of the stupid civilians 
tend to wander off into that area and commit suicide. Make sure to repair 
your rocket launchers regularly in this mission, as you can't build them.

*12-1-9* GDI Mission 9, Hungary
Objective:  Take out Nod turrets along shore so Gunboats can move in safely 
on the Nod base. The Nod base must be destroyed. If gunboats can get in, they 
should be able to destroy the base with no difficulty. Keep an eye out for 
the new weapon Nod is rumored to be working on.

Francis Ho ([email protected])
     There is a crate of cash in the southwestern corner.

Dave Glue ([email protected])
     In mission 10 (the one with the first appearance of the laser obelisk), 
I beat their base by basically using 4 humvee's and 2 APCs of engineers.  I 
used two hum-vee's to map their base, then used 2 more and filled 2 APCs with 
3 engineers each.  The 2 humvees went in first and drew the enemy away, and 
when they would out of line I drove my APCs in, unloaded the engineer's and 
took their airstrip, construction site, and sold some silo's for my own 
profit, as well as providing some infantry to keep tanks and other guys busy.  
Then I started making a mass of gun turrets and destroyed their own base from 
the inside out.

     Engineer's and APCs boys, and hum-vee's for their speed and ability to 
attract the enemy.  That's the secret.  Then again, we'll see what happens in 
mission 12.

[12-1-10ea] GDI Mission 10ea, Slovenia
Objective:  UN funding has been re-established. You now have access to a new 
aircraft, the Orca. This unit is to be used to scout out the immediate area. 
Destroy all Nod presence in this region.

Zachary Harrison ([email protected])
     North of his base is a plateau of tiberium which the computer will 
eventually harvest. If you send an APC full of engineers to this plateau, all 
the way east, and then south, there is a back door to his base.
     With five engineers, one can take the airstrip, construction yard and 
many silos. Build a Hand of Nod, sell the useless buildings (especially the 
power plants, to disable the Obelisk) and pump out engineers to take over the 
base with extreme ease. The only weapons the computer has in range of this 
part of the base is a turret a SAM site.
     Blow through the wall, and there's nothing to it from there on in.

Robert "Crash" Cullen ([email protected])
     I think this mission is the most fun of the entire bunch.  Pretty easy 
too. Start by securing your location in the upper left hand corner.  Get your 
power station, barracks and refinery up ASAP.  Produce a few grenadiers, and 
bazookas, and take out the NOD forces on the ledge behind you.  Good job.  
Now put them on guard duty.  Get three guard towers up to guard the left 
pass.  Build a weapon factory, and repair bay, then the Comm. station.  Keep 
building grenades and bazookas for guard duty.  You should be mining the 
tiberium out of the upper right hand corner of the map.  
     By this time, you should have the upper third of the map under your 
control. Build a second harvester.  Now you are ready to build a second power 
station and 4 helipads.  Add a bit of sand, and guard with 3 towers on the 
right pass.
     Position secure, let's go find George and Gracie.  Produce 2 Hummers and 
explore like crazy.  Once you have two thirds of the map explored, start 
sending the choppers to take out the turrets.  Stay away from the lower third 
of the map with the choppers, or you'll get waxed by SAMs.  Explore as much 
of the NOD base, (lower third) as possible with the hummers.  Your hummers 
won't survive, but hey, you're over it.  Besides, revenge is just around the 
     By this time, you should control 2 thirds of the map.   Cool.   Now the 
fun begins.  Start building tanks.  Lots of them.  20 in all.  Your Tiberium 
is probably running out in the upper right hand corner, so start harvesting 
out of the lower left side.  With your 20 tanks, take the left pass down.  
You will need to stop short and regroup.  Stopping at the 2/3 point worked 
for me.  Now move the group to the lower left hand corner.  The reason for 
stopping and regrouping is simple.  Moving down that pass strings your forces 
out like a bunch of Christmas tree lights.   If you were to move into the 
base one at a time, you wouldn't stand a chance.  Especially against that 
     Now you have a group of tanks across from the NOD base.  Don't just sit 
there....ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!  Move the group in and take out that Obelisk 
     Next, move the group all the way to the right and take out the 
construction yard.  Next the airfield, and finally the Hand of NOD.  Now lets 
pillage this village.  The nice thing about so many tanks in such a small 
area, is that the soldiers have nowhere to run.  It's splat city everywhere 
you turn, and I suggest you turn a lot.  Blow up everything in sight.  Don't 
even think about engineers or taking over buildings in this one.  Game over, 
You've won.  Now wasn't that more fun than listening to Black Sabbath at `78?

*12-1-10eb* GDI Mission 10eb, Romania
Objective: Same as previous

Trevor Ruppe ([email protected])
     The objective is the same, but the terrain is different.  You start in 
the SW corner of the map.  Tiberium is due north and due east.  The latter 
field is smaller but has a blossom tree.  There are two valleys, north on the 
left side of the map and northeast toward the center.  Most attacks will come 
from the northeast, but before you defend it, take out the Nod turret that's 
sitting on the edge of the hill that separates the two valleys.  (Infantry 
that attack from the left usually get weakened by walking through the 

        Also that beautiful lake east of your base has a river with a weir in 
the center of the right edge of the map.  The weir leads down onto a hill 
that goes due south then due west to the southwest corner of the map.  From 
here Nod has a great place to shoot down onto your base.

        Once the valleys and your backyard are defended, you have a big 
grassy field to build Orcas.  Three are good for taking out a turret in one 
sortie.  In addition to the one above, there are three more on the same hill, 
spaced out heading north.  There are two on the hill east of the northeast 
valley and two on the hill west of the northern valley.  One of these guards 
a blossom tree.  This is where you'll need to send your harvester next.  But 
be warned: unless you block off that central hill with troops or sandbags, 
you're going to watch your harvester make every return trip by driving up 
onto the hill, scouting all along the edge of the cliffs, then going back 
down the hill and finally turning south to come home. Ooo, don't get me 
started on harvester steering!  I've seen more intelligent maneuvering 
performed by freshly-beheaded chickens.

        Now the Nod base.  It's in the northeast corner.  One entrance, on 
its southwest corner guarded by two turrets and an obelisk.  There are SAM 
silos in all four corners of the base.  Along the south wall are the airstrip 
and two power plants.  You can also drive along the narrow strip at his north 
wall to hit his comm.center, tiberium silos, and more power plants.  But Nod 
usually parks a mobile artillery near this northern wall which can hit you 
repeatedly as you drive by.

        For those of you who don't think the "prison/sandbag" strategy is 
cheating, then choose this mission, Romania, instead of Slovenia when it's 
time to select level 10.  By building sandbags up the northeast valley, you 
can quickly reach his one and only entrance and block him in before he gets 
more than just a handful of troops onto the battlefield.

*12-1-11* GDI Mission 11, Greece
Objective:  Intelligence operative, code-name Delphi, has info on Kane and a 
new bio-research laboratory. After landing on the beach here in Corinth move 
north to make contact with him. Nod will attempt to stop you. You must reach 

EDITOR'S NOTE: You need to break through the wall at the east end of the Nod 
base and move a unit next to the cliff that Delphi is on to trigger the 
helicopter to come.

Bill Seurer ([email protected])
     First, immediately follow the coast to the right.  Ignore the turrets. 
You'll run into a tank but your 6 grenadiers should handle it without a 
problem.  Follow along the cliffs to the right (they wind a lot) until you 
hit the crops.  Set up your base there.
     Send the 6 grenadiers slowly to the SE.  There are some bazooka guys 
just across the river.  Kill them and move just far enough to see the fields.
     Build a refinery first, then a Weapons Factory, then a Barracks. Build 
tanks and APCs as fast as you can.  Line them up diagonally NW of your base.  
You may want to build a sandbag line out a bit and build a couple of guard 
towers too.  Build a repair platform ASAP.  Repairing a tank is a *LOT* 
cheaper than building a new one.
     You'll be faced with hoards of flame-thrower guys at first.  It is 
impossible to defeat them without tanks backed up by APCs or guard towers.  
Their flames don't hurt tanks much and the APCs will chop
them up.  Put a few infantry in front of the line of tanks and APCs if there 
are still some alive.
     After a while the attacks will die down a bit.  Send an APC across the 
river to the NE and explore that area.  You'll see the Nod base up on the 
hill.  Move the APC up to where it can fire at the SAM site and let it hammer 
away.  Yes, it won't really do anything, just leave it though.
     This will trigger another flood of Nod attackers.  By now you should 
have 4 or 5 tanks and a like number of APCs.  Line them up with tanks in 
front in a line straight south from the river just south of the Nod SAM site.  
You will slaughter the Nod guys as they come.  I find
putting a few grenadiers in front works even better but they do tend to get 
     **IMPORTANT** Be sure to cycle your damaged vehicles back to the repair 
     Take any extra tanks you are producing to where you left the APC and 
kill the SAM site and any adjacent buildings.  The computer will kindly keep 
building new ones for you to kill.  Keep at them.  The
buildings are power sites and once all three in your range are shot up the 
Nod base will start to fail.
     Gradually move the line to the west until you start seeing the Nod 
harvesters and your tanks shoot at them.  This will trigger another Nod wave 
which by now will be a piece of cake to slaughter. Your tanks will kill off 
the harvesters quite handily and they rumble past.
     Eventually you will notice that the attackers are reduced to a dribble 
of infantry.  Now is the time to attack!  Sell off all the buildings of your 
base and rush the dozens of infantry that will produce up to the "front".  
Load them in the APCs.  Send one humvee or APC to run all the way through the 
Nod base and spot things.  It may get toasted by one of those laser towers.
     Send all your tanks against the laser tower and mix in the APCs with the 
trailing elements.  Once the tower is gone unload the infantry and attack 
whatever Nod units show up with the infantry and APCs while the tanks hammer 
at the Nod barracks and airfield.  Once those are gone it's all over but the 
mop-up.  I sent in an APC full of engineers that took over 5 buildings, which 
I immediately sold.
     I build a couple of Orcas but didn't find them that useful in this 
scenario.  4 more tanks would have been much better.
     What a minute, where's the guy you'll supposed to rescue?  He'll appear 
on a plateau in the NE corner once all the SAM sites are gone.  A transport 
chopper will appear to pick him up.
     And what about those turrets by where you first entered?  Ignore them.

[12-1-12ea] GDI Mission 12ea, Albania
Objective:  A GDI base is under siege in this region. Dr. Moebius is trapped 
in the base. Move in, grab Moebius, and then a transport helicopter will be 
sent to you. Get Moebius into the transport. Make sure that there are no SAM 
sites in the area or else the transports will be useless.

Yannick Asselin ([email protected])
     In the upper left of the map there is a crate containing 2000 credits.

David Tong ([email protected])
     This one is actually very easy. Repair everything, then send all your 
forces except the APC to the bottom left corner. Cross the river, then head 
North to the bridge.
     Park the Mammoth north and to the east of the bridge.
     Park the APC next to it.
     Park the Rocket Launcher south and to the west. 
     Park the medium tank on the bridge. 
     Eventually a harvester will come to try and cross the bridge. If it's to 
the north it realizes that it can't cross, so waits  to the west, within 
range of the rocket launcher. Destroy it. After you destroy a harvester NOD 
will send a tank or two and  a few bazookas. The tanks and APC makes 
mincemeat of them.  Repeat this until he stops sending harvesters (he can't 
afford them).
     In the meantime, build 5 engineers. Sell the hospital and the heavy 
weapons factory. KEEP THE REPAIR UNIT. and use it often. Send the troops 
round to the bridge.
     When you're ready, advance the mammoth slowly until you can see the
wall of the base. Make holes in it. Now send all the grenadiers and 
minigunners against the left hand obelisk. It will fire a couple of times, 
and then he will sell it! Kill the troops who come out of it. Now do the same 
thing to the right hand obelisk.
     Use your tanks against his vehicles, and send in the engineers. From 
then on it's a mopping-up exercise. Take out all the SAM sites (there is one 
in the top right hand corner) and the chopper will come.

[12-1-12eb] GDI Mission 12eb, Bulgaria
Objective: Same as previous

Kevin McQuire  ([email protected])
     There may very well be a more elegant way to do it, but I sold off all 
of my buildings, built as many tanks and engineers as I could afford (plus 
the bonus cash crate up near the northernmost SAM site) and then charged the 
Noddie base en masse, concentrating on getting my engineer-laden APC near 
enough to capture the construction yard, the hand of Nod and their tiberium 
refinery.  By the time this had happened, I had taken out the Nod death rays 
and their units.  The only thing you need to take out are 
the SAM sites, though.

Jeff Powell ([email protected])
     That's what I did.  One APC full of minigunners to draw the death rays 
while the 2nd APC full of engineers shot around the airstrip and unloaded 
without taking a hit.  From there it was a race for the construction yard and 
the hand of Nod.  Sold the yard immediately, started repair and flamer 
building on the hand. Piece o' cake.

[email protected]
     The key to scout with your hummers.  Don't worry about the turrets your 
faster than their shots just look out for the laser towers.  Make some tanks 
and hummers after they stop attacking your base ( don't leave the base until 
this happens your guard towers make quick work of tanks and infantry when 
backed up by your vehicles) and go to the very top of his base with about 3 
or 4 tanks and maybe 2-3 hummers and an APC ( with some engineers).  At this 
point blow away the wall then hammer the powerplants with you tanks.  He will 
send infantry to stop you but your hummers should keep them away from the 
tanks.  Once the power stations are down roll the APC into the base and take 
over stuff and sell it.  
     Make sure you keep repairing your vehicles don't lose any!!!! There is 
also a money crate in the top left corner near the SAM site and the turret.
     Once all SAM sites are down GDI will send another chopper. Also use your 
Mammoth tank as the point tank since after battles it will heal itself to 
half way.

[12-1-13ea] GDI Mission 13ea, Yugoslavia
Objective:  Delphi's info decoded and Kane has been found. He is overseeing 
experiments at a Bio-research facility in this area. Destroy facility while 
we have him cornered. Build an Advanced Communications center to access the 
new Ion Cannon. It will greatly assist you in your objective.

Howard McGee ([email protected])
     Level 13ea was the best level in the game.  I started out by moving 
everything from the south east corner to the south west corner.  I built my 
base there.  Then I quickly got 2 harvesters going.  Then built comm. and 
advanced comms.  The barracks and weapons factory.  Then a third harvester.
     By this stage I was earning more money than I could handle.  I built a 
large force then took the small base above me.  I captured his refinery and 4 
silos(when full). Sold them he rebuilt them I captured them again.  By 
continually repeating this I was able to build 10 advanced comms. and still 
have 60000 dollars.  With the endless supply of $$$$ I built a sandbag wall 
to lock him in his own base.  Blasted him with ion cannon and rockets.  Till 
I walked through his base with bells on to mop up and destroy the research 
base.  The mission took over 7 hours but scored over 1100 points.  I loved 
this mission.    

*12-1-13eb* GDI Mission 13eb, Yugoslavia
Objective: Same as previous

Trevor Ruppe ([email protected])
     This is the same exact terrain as 13ea.  It seems unlikely that Westwood 
would waste disk space on two of the same map, so I'm guessing in situations 
like this and GDI mission 5, where the maps are identical but the letter code 
is different, there must be variations in the strength of the enemy forces.  
That would seem to be the case here.  The only difference between 13ea and 
13eb that I could tell is that on 13ea, Nod parks 2 flame tanks at the 
blossom tree on the right side of the map.  On 13eb, he doesn't park anything 
here (making this mission slightly easier than 13ea).

*12-1-14* GDI Mission 14, Yugoslavia
Objective:  We have learned the path of evacuating Nod forces. They are 
moving through this valley. Cut them off so that they can't rejoin the main 
force. Attack and destroy all the vehicles in the Nod convoy.

Indramin Darmadi ([email protected])
     I used the formation below :
        R R
     T = medium tank
     M = mammoth tank
     R = rocket launcher

     Use the mammoth tank as the shield and always move a bit by a bit.  When 
you meet a bridge, park the tank formation below the bridge, facing to the 
left. Map with the humvees or APC. For the flame thrower, just send the two 
tanks to take care of them. With no casualty (100% leadership) and 100% 
efficiency, you should be able to reach score 1500. 

Joe Pantuso ([email protected])
     If you clear the whole map but still can not finish the mission, you 
have missed some stealth tanks. There are at least six.

[12-1-15ea] GDI Mission 15ea, Bosnia/Herzogovina
Objective:  The Temple of Nod has been located. We are sure Kane is there. 
Destroy him, the temple, and any other remnant of Nod that exists there. Nod 
has been rumored to have completed its own nuclear device so it's do or die 
time. Let's do it!

([email protected])
     Wow, did you have the frustration of running out of Tiberium in the last 
stage of GDI? Well, consider the problem solved.
     In the last stage, Nod always have a little section of base for silo. It 
is usually lightly guarded with only 2 turrets and maybe 1 stealth tank. At 
the start of the game harvest as usual to build up a nice base to fend off 
the invading Nod. After you have enough force to take out those turrets I 
mentioned above, build an APC and have 5 engineers in it. 
     With you first force take out the guards and the north wall of the "silo 
compound". Then leave for home otherwise it will attract more Nod tanks. Wait 
until the silo fills up and then send your engineers in carefully. Once you 
take over a silo, sell it so it's easier for the next engineer to take over 
the next silo. Before you know, you have about 8000 units of tiberium to 
build some mammoth tanks. Be sure you have some silo ready otherwise you'll 
waste all those effort. There is more. Once you sell their silo. They'll 
rebuild it so that we can take over again. Isn't it just so thoughtful of 
them. :)
     Those newly build silo only take one full harvester to fill it up. (What 
kind of motherless harvester do they have??) All you have to do is to repeat 
the trick ....forever. I even sold my refinery. Before I attacked their base, 
my base was already bigger than Nod's. (and you know how big their base is!) 
I even had a nice parking lot for all those tanks that I build and all those 
harvester that 'retired'. With about 25 mammoth tanks and 25 SSM's, I believe 
anyone can pulverize the Nod base in less than half an hour.
     There's one more thing, I attacked Nod from the north. I don't know if 
other directions will have the same situation. 

[12-1-15eb] GDI Mission 15eb, Bosnia/Herzogovina
Objective: Same as previous

Robert A. Hayden ([email protected])
     On that final mission, engineer-steal the power plant and hand of Nod, 
and then park an infantry right in the place where the obelisk would pop 
up.  the computer is stupid and won't build with you standing there, and 
won't build somewhere else.

Brian Cornett ([email protected])
     The key to this level is endurance and patience; along with some quick 
mouse clicking. I must have played the first twenty minutes five times before 
I was able to get everything set up and not lose my Construction Site. The 
key is the very beginning.

     First, when your MCV is unloaded, drive it immediately to the left edge 
of the screen. When your tank comes ashore, immediately put it between the 
construction yard and the flame tank. Not right in front of the MCV. Away 
from the MCV. Keep the flame tank away from the MCV. Once the flame tank 
begins to move toward the MCV, start moving it toward the bridge on the 
northeast corner of this little island. There will be two NOD bazooka 
infantries. Use the MCV to run over them. Once this is done, drive the MCV 
over the bridge and then left. 
     DEPLOY and begin building your base in the following order: Power plant, 
Refinery, Communications Center (CC), sandbags, Advance Guard Towers (AGT), 
and Advanced Communications Center (ACC). 
     Place the AGTs on the Northern and Eastern sides of your base. Use 
sandbags to build them away from your Base. The Eastern AGT should be placed 
on the northeast corner of the bridge. Sandbag across the bridge and 
disregard the island. (You'll find out why later.) Sandbag in the rest of 
your base leaving only space for the harvester to get in and out right by the 
northern AGT. Also, build a 3/4 concrete barrier around the AGTs in order to 
protect them from flame tanks. Make sure to repair them continuously while 
engaged in battle; especially when fighting flame tanks.
     This is the point where your options begin to open up. If you can 
control their flow around your base, then you can slowly begin to expand 
outward. I decided to build a second Refinery to get the harvester and then 
sold the Refinery. Build a silo instead. they're cheaper. Keep building your 
power plants as well. The AGTs don't work without adequate power. Once you 
have enough money, build the Advanced Communications Center (away from your 
Construction Site). Sell your old CC. Let the clock start ticking.
     After you build your ACC, build your barracks. Now your probably 
wondering why up to this point, I haven't built a Barracks or a Weapons 
Factory. Well, I didn't need either  until I decided to go on the Offensive. 
Just prepare yourself with AGTs for their onslaught. Build one more AGT in 
the northeast corner of your base, and just be patient. When your harvesters 
are attacked, just move them  back in and watch the AGTs do their job. Then 
go back out and harvest until there is nothing left in the Tiberium Field 
just north of the
base. This is when you have to begin to take control. 
     Now build your Barracks and your Weapons Factory. Then build one to two 
(1-2) APC and ten (10) grenadiers.
     Tell your Harvesters to stay put for moment. Use the mini gunners you 
got out of the Refinery and the CC and explore the area to the north and 
north east. Don't explore to the East yet. Begin placing sandbags north along 
the bottom of the ridge you'll uncover running north from the northeast side 
of your base. Then when the ridge turns right, run the sandbags east along 
the bottom of the ridge. When the ridge turns south keep running the sandbags 
east until you sandbag across the valley. Sell all those sandbags except for 
the ones running across the valley and a few at that corner of the ridge 
where you make the first turn right. Once you kill the turrets and remaining 
units inside this area with your roving grenadiers in APC(s), you'll have 
control of 1/3 of the screen, and 1/2 the tiberium; and NOD forces cannot get 
in. The sandbag defense works very well and continued to work well throughout 
the mission.
     Once you have control of these areas, it is time to move East. If you 
have not uncovered the south plateau, then their base will not be built yet, 
and it will be time to strike. Fill an APC with Two engineers, one technician 
from the sold buildings, and two Grenadiers. Drive your APC and a harvester 
directly east, and then take the first turn South. Then drive west to the 
northwest corner of the plateau and let your grenadiers stand guard. Place 
the tech on the northwest square as previously mentioned. Move the Engineers 
to the south and wait. While you're waiting, have the harvester eat a path 
through the tiberium so that you can build sandbags east. When the Fist of 
Nod sprouts up, take it over. Now build a wall running from the Fist east 
until you close off the opening to the plateau. Now take over the power 
     Now, sandbag north until you reach their southwest base and sandbag them 
in. Now you have control of over half the map, and there is a HUGE tiberium 
field in the southeast corner. Take out that south turret and it's yours. 
(After I took out the turret, I went and sold all the walls except the ones 
that would keep my harvesters from taking their usual "long cuts" in front of 
their obelisk. Then I built a refinery right below their base. They never 
touched it.)
     Now build 2 APCs worth of engineers, 10 grenadiers and three Mammoth 
Tanks, and about 6-10 Orcas. Keep blasting the infantry they keep building 
with the Ion Cannon. You can take out up to nine (9) grid squares or 45 
infantry at a time. Just think of those thousands of credits they keep losing 
every time you knock out a platoon of engineers. I couldn't stop laughing 
from this point until the end of the game.
     SAVE the GAME. Knock out the obelisk with the Ion cannon. Build a 
sandbag and place it where the obelisk was. They won't build it back. SAVE. 
Kill the two turrets at the front of the base with the Mammoth Tanks. SAVE. 
Now, build a AGT and place it inside their compound on the northwest corner. 
Build another. Run the Mammoths into the center of the compound and run your 
engineers in behind. SAVE. Take over everything. Don't sell anything. Place 
the other AGT right beside the Fist of GDI. PROTECT AND DEFEND. SAVE. Take 
out that Northeast SAM site inside the compound  with the tanks and 
grenadiers and brace for his first NUKE. SAVE. If you don't like where the 
nuke hits (it's got to hit somewhere), then just like Dune II, you can 
restart and it will hit somewhere else. If you're a purist then accept 
wherever it hits and go on. If you do things right, you won't lose another 
building until the end of the game.
     Building a Repair Bay in the middle of GDI base 3 makes an ideal repair 
station on the way into battle.
     Now that you have two hands of NOD, it makes building Engineers much 
quicker. Also, use that Airfield to build those new GDI Recon Bikes! Map out 
the area using three bikes at a time so that you can continue on mapping if 
the remaining three obelisks get one or more of your bikes. You will find if 
you can get to it, a Construction Site in the extreme northeast corner of the 
screen. This will become your base 4
     Sandbag north until you get to the front of their base. Sandbag them in. 
Now clear the area of turrets, tanks and SAM sites with your Orcas and 
Mammoths. Repair and repeat. There is one hidden turret that you'll have to 
park an infantry on once you destroy it.
     Now fly your Orcas up to the northeast corner and take out the turret. 
     Build three more recon bikes, an APC and five engineers. Drive up to 
their base and use the recon bikes as fodder while the APC sneaks by. Blast 
the obelisk with the Ion Cannon right when the APC goes by. Now head for that 
construction site and power plant.  If any bikes survive (they will 
immediately rebuild the obelisk), then send them  up as guards. Build another 
Fist of GDI and build six engineers. Load up the APC and drive them along the 
very top edge of the screen until you reach the silos. Don't drive down to 
them until you're at the end away from the north central obelisk. Park at the 
left end and just take all of them over. You'll get about 8,000 credits from 
     Now build four Mammoths and move them to the ridge below their southwest 
wall of the north central base. Blow the wall, the SAM site, and the 
airfield. Sandbag from their front gate over to here and build a Fist of GDI, 
and two guard towers. Build five mini gunners and seven engineers. Move the 
mammoths around to the southeast corner of their base outside the range of 
the obelisk. Run the mini gunners toward the obelisk and get those engineers 
into those power plants. Sell them and kill the obelisk. Build some guard 
towers and plant them out in front of their Fist. Now take everything with 
engineers, and kill the other obelisk on the north east corner. Blow up the 
remaining obelisk in the northwest corner with the Ion Cannon and destroy the 
Temple of NOD. Leave the other building for now. Take over the power plant. 
Blow up the SAM sites. and then sell everything except your infantry and 
vehicles. All the walls -- everything except for the tiberium silos. Then 
blow up the last building and watch the cool preview of C&C2.

*12-1-15ec* GDI Mission 15ec, Bosnia/Herzogovina
Objective: Same as previous

Radiation ([email protected])
     When you first start out, move your mcv right next to the NOD comms 
center and build your base. Get your tank that arrives and kill off the 
invading NOD guys. Then use the apc full of engineers to  take the NOD 
structures (the power plant and comms center). Once that is done, build up a 
pretty big base. 
     Build an attack force of about 5 mammoth tanks and two APCs full of 
engineers and some missle launchers for the infantry. Invade the smaller NOD 
base in the NW corner from the top, taking all the buildings. Once that is 
done, fix up that base and take the remaining mammoths south along the edge 
of the map.
     You will come to a river and then go across the bridge . There will be a 
cliff overlooking the Temple of NOD, an adv. power plant, and maybe an 
obelisk. Attack the Temple of NOD. When the first bullet hits, they will 
launch a nuclear missle at your guard towers of your NE base,  try to sell 
those off so the missle is useless. Finish off the Temple with your mammoths 
and maybe an ion cannon if you have it ready. Now you can build up a gigantic 
force without worrying about them getting nailed by a nuke. 

[12-2] Nod missions

[12-2-1ea] Nod Mission 1ea, Libya
Objective: In order for the Brotherhood to gain a foothold, we must begin by 
eliminating certain elements. Nikoomba, the nearby village's leader, is one 
such element. His views and ours do not coincide, and he must be eliminated.

     Nikoomba is on a plateau north of the village at the extreme west of the 

[12-2-2ea] Nod Mission 2ea, Egypt
Objective:  GDI has kept a stranglehold on Egypt for many years. Set up a 
forward attack base in your area. To do this you must double click on your 
Mobile Construction Vehicle. (MCV) From here you can begin to build a base. 
This area contains plenty of Tiberium, so establishing the base should be 

     Build lots of minigunner dudes and keep them in packs of 5. Attack the 
base from the north, and send in a couple engineers to take over the refinery 
and the construction yard.

*12-2-2eb* Nod Mission 2eb, Egypt
Objective: Same as previous

Same as 12-2-2ea.

[12-2-3ea] Nod Mission 3ea, Sudan
Objective:  GDI has established a prison camp, where they are e detaining 
some of the local political leaders. Kane wishes to liberate these victims. 
Destroy the GDI forces and capture the prison, do not destroy it.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     Easy mission after finding the enemy base! Send in some decoy units to 
his base (Nod buggies), and walk in three or four engineers behind them. At 
least one engineer should make it to the prison safely, and the moment it's 
captured, mission accomplished.

*12-2-3eb* Nod Mission 3eb, Sudan
Objective: Same as previous

Same as 12-2-3ea.

*12-2-4ea* Nod Mission 4ea, Chad
Objective:  GDI is attempting to relocate a village of sympathetic civilians. 
Intercept the convoy and destroy it. It is imperative that the villages be 
totally destroyed, as a lesson to any other natives who may oppose us.

Run all your men south and west. Destroy the APC and all villagers and 

[12-2-4eb] Nod Mission 4eb, Chad
Objective:  A small village friendly to our cause has been increasingly 
harassed by GDI, and the Brotherhood wishes you to assist them in their 
efforts. Seek out the enemy village and destroy it. The event will be 
disguised as a GDI attack.

Peter Hearty ([email protected])
: I'm stuck in NOD Mission 4, where you have to destroy an enemy
: village, and you just have a couple of buggies, three mots and some
: infantry. How do you deal with those grenadiers ?
: They always kill my people really effectively - how do you solve this
: mission ???

     I solved it by going really slowly.  Advance slowly, and while no enemy 
troops are around, send one buggy to the closest enemy, and then return to 
where all of your men are.  Then kill it.  Keep doing this, they have no way 
of rebuilding vehicles or men, so if you just fight everybody on your side 
against one or two of their men, then you can beat everyone and have no 
trouble destroying their village.

[12-2-5] Nod Mission 5, Mauritania
Objective:  Our brothers within GDI tell us of A-10 strike jets scheduled to 
be deployed here soon. Our suppliers have delivered new Surface to Air 
Missiles to aid you. Use the SAMs to defend your base, then seek out their 
base and destroy it.

Fabrice Timmermans ([email protected])
     First of all, don't build SAM sites immediately, they are slow and not 
at all useful (you will just need to build one at the end to end the 
mission). Build your base in the southeast corner of the map, go for a 
refinery, hand of NOD and airstrip.
     Go ahead and explore the map to the west with your buggy. One big point, 
SCATTER your troops in groups no bigger than three or four units because off 
A-10 strikes !
     If you follow the road to the west, you will come across a bridge. Go 
north along the edge of the map and at the top a little east. You will arrive 
just near his construction yard. Send your four recon bikes while building 
new ones and hammer the yard to dust !
     He will probably send one heavy tank after you so if you can, protect 
the bikes with light tanks. OK yard is out of business so no more 
construction! Time to take his base piece by piece.
     From your base, follow the eastern edge of the map to the north. You 
will eventually cross a small tiberium field. There head west. You will 
arrive near his base just near his construction yard. Send a tank and an 
engineer. Launch the tank in the middle of the base to attract enemy fire and 
take the construction yard. Sell it immediately to build more tanks or bikes. 
OK, no more GDI vehicles !
     You can now send a massive assault to the base and kill the remnants of 
GDI forces or send more engineers to capture the rest of the base.

[12-2-6ea] Nod Mission 6ea, Ivory Coast
Objective:  GDI has imported a Nuclear Detonator in an attempt to sway a few 
local political leaders. Penetrate the base and steal the detonator. A 
chopper will be sent to meet you at a designated landing zone. Look for the 
landing flare once you have stolen the device.

     I had the light section (the one with the recon bike) attack the 
sandbags of the base and create openings. My cycle blow a gap in the fencing, 
ran it through, and made it pick up the nuke. I boogied to the pickup site by 
going south and following the ridge.

*12-2-6eb* Nod Mission 6eb, Benin
Objective: Same as previous

This is another run-into-the-base-and-dash-out mission. Do just that. Run 
into the base, and dash out when you've touched the crate.

[12-2-6ec] Nod Mission 6ec, Nigeria
Objective: Same as previous

Ray Van Dolson ([email protected])
     One of my friends found an interesting solution by capturing the enemy's 
refinery with the harvester inside. He then used the tough harvester to grab 
the detonator without being easily destroyed.

Brian Hassink ([email protected])
     After a few initial failures, have figured out how to win it. Of these 
missions, mission 6 has been the hardest so far (I finished it with just one 
remaining unit who almost died because I had to force him across the Tiberium 
field to reach the helicopter).
     It took several tries, but I managed to cross the bridge and arrive at 
the northeast corner of the map with most of my units (leaving the Engineers 
back in the southeast corner).
     I now took this surviving group and walked them along the ridge at the 
top of the map to the northwest corner, and then south. I then opened fire on 
the GDI buildings with the Bazooka men. This cause the AI to send its men out 
of the base and up along the way I came in. As his men came in, I ran my 
tanks up and down squishing them. This was far more effective than trying to 
take them out with gun and tank fire.
     Eventually you'll bleed off most of his men and you can move your group 
back around to the base entrance. Use the tanks to take out the towers (and 
place a man where they used to stand or the AI will
usually replace them). You'll now have to clean up any residual units in the 
base and can also bring up the Engineers.
     Take over any GDI buildings you want, or simply grab the crate and head 
for the helicopter.

[12-2-7ea] Nod Mission 7ea, Gabon
Objective:  The Brotherhood has located a huge field of Tiberium in the area. 
The nearby village has laid claim to the field. Eliminate the villagers, as 
to prevent any infection of our own workers. GDI forces are reported to be 
minimal, so elimination of them is of secondary importance.

Fabrice Timmermans ([email protected])
     The goal of the mission is to kill all villagers (by the way, you can 
destroy all buildings also) and eliminate GDI forces (only scientist they 
say!   Ah, Ah, let me laugh !!) At the beginning your are north of the first 
part of the village. Just destroy everything in sight there is no opposition 
there. Use your two tanks to scout ahead (you have only one path possible 
between two ridges) but back them with your bazookas. Your will arrive soon 
to the second part of the village (south of it is the GDI base). There also 
destroy any buildings north of the church for the moment (if you go south, 
you will attract GDI forces). 
     Cross the bridge and you will have access to the remnants of a NOD base. 
Repair what you can and go for a hand of NOD and construction yard as soon as 
you can. For the moment, don't go for the money crate south of the church 
because it will trigger a massive GDI attack. West of the church and a little 
south, there is a power plant and a hospital. Take them with your two 
starting engineers and sell them so you can borrow a little cash. Now, 
fortify your positions north of the bridge by moving all your units there and 
build tanks and bikes. Be careful to protect also your west flank because it 
is possible to cross the river a little west of the bridge. 
     When you feel confident enough to withstand a GDI attack (grenadiers and 
tanks), send a suicidal unit to take the crate (it's suicidal because you 
will be in the fire range of two guards towers). With that money, you can 
build another harvester. After that, repel each attack by running over the 
grenadiers crossing the bridge and stay north of the river. Keep building 
tanks (you can also build a buggy or two to recon his base). I've waited then 
that he runs out of tiberium and I've destroyed his harvester as he tried to 
cross the bridges. He has then launched nearly all his remaining forces and I 
have then sent a massive assault on his base to destroy all in sight. His 
last move was to send an APC with engineer at my base but if you keep there 
one tank or bike, you can easily defend it.

*12-2-7eb* Nod Mission 7eb, Cameroon
Objective: Same as previous

Destroy the main buildings inside the GDI base; you don't want GDI 
reinforcements breathing down your neck. Build a bonfire inside the village. 
Toast some marshmallows. Have a nice day.

[12-2-7ec] Nod Mission 7ec, Central African Republic
Objective:  GDI have left themselves open to the deadliest weapon of all, 
information. Our spies tell us the GDI base in your area contains an advanced 
attack helicopter, the Orca. Steal this weapon, then fly to the nearby 
village and destroy it. The attack will be blamed on GDI.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     The hard part is clearing out all the infantry surrounded at the 
barracks, they're the whole reason engineers can't get through. You have to 
send in your tanks (the second group) to the base and take out at least the 
barracks, after this is done, piece o' cake. Walk all your units in from the 
north of the base in one huge group, placing an engineer somewhere around the 
middle. They should make it safely since the guard tower aims for the first 
troop that comes in and not the engineers. Then, just capture the helipad.

Brian Hassink ([email protected])
: When I sent the engineers into the ORCA installation, they came 
: right back out. Much to the amusement of the few remaining GDI gunners 
: who promptly killed me good. Don't tell me I needed all 4 engineers to 
: complete the mission?! DOOHH!!!
     I had this happen as well. What I ended up doing was moving the Engineer 
around to the other side and entering the structure from the bottom.
     Some advice for this level...
     Use the cluster of vehicles to bleed away enemy units from the GDI base. 
I ended up rolling them along in a row, and using the recon-bike unit to lure 
enemy units to their death. Attacking the GDI harvester is a very good way of 
getting him to send his units out of the base.
     As for the squads of men, I space each man out so that the grenades and 
tank fire from the GDI don't do collateral damage to nearby units. Generally 
I don't use them until I've almost completely drained the GDI base of units 
with the vehicle group.
     Once the GDI base is drained, use your tanks to eliminate the machine 
gun towers from a distance. It may take a little time, but it'll save you a 
lot of grief. Once the towers are gone, send in the engineers and grab the 
Orca. You can use your other engineers to grab the other GDI buildings (hint: 
Don't grab the refinery until the harvester is in it).
     OK, you've got the Orca. Next thing is to get rid of that pesky patrol 
boat. If you don't, your Orca may get hit by its missiles. For this, I took 
all my remaining units (you can build more if you captured the other GDI 
buildings) and lined them up along the shore. A few tanks are usually enough 
to take out a patrol boat.
     Now that the boat's gone, send the Orca after the lone GDI Bazooka unit 
in the village. You need to take him out first or his missiles will kill the 
Orca and you lose the mission. The Orca will fire off missiles automatically 
and return to the helipad to reload. It takes a few trips to kill the 
Bazooka, and several more to wipe of the village.

[12-2-8ea] Nod Mission 8ea, Zaire
Objective:  Since we are low on troops, you will have to make use of all 
available resources. Locate the abandoned GDI base in the area and restore it 
to operational status. Once that is done, use GDI's own weapons against them. 
Be sure that no GDI forces remain alive.

Andre Pang ([email protected])
     The key to this mission is engineers. Take out any units/structures 
which can cause damage to a transport helicopter, send in a small attack 
force, then while they're distracting the enemy, send in the transport 
helicopters with the engineers. Target the construction yard, barracks and 
weapons factory in that order.

Jay 'PyRo'  ([email protected]):
     I sold the old base, made flamers transported three flamers, and two 
engineers.  That was all I needed.  That was a pretty simple mission. If you 
think that's hard... boy do you have a thing coming.   Just wait till the 12 
and 13 mission... damn ION Cannons and bombers!.  And those 'missile towers' 
don't help your stealth tanks at all.

[12-2-8eb] Nod Mission 8eb, Zaire
Objective: Same as previous

Douglas McCreary ([email protected])
     I found that the civilian church on this level is hiding a crate worth 
$3000.  Discovering that fact really helped me solve that level.

*12-2-9ea* Nod Mission 9ea, Egypt
Objective:  GDI is attempting to retake Egypt. Use every available resource 
in your efforts to stop them. The populace has once again swayed in support 
of GDI forces, so show no mercy in dealing with the villagers.

Neil Bonner ([email protected])
     After you get your base up and running, the key is to build 2 turrets to 
the south to protect your base from the gunship.  After that concentrate on 
building up base defenses and getting the tiberium flowing in.  I used two 
refineries and 3 harvesters.  That combination works well on this mission.

     The end-game strategy is to build up an offensive punch to cut off 
access to the large tiberium field in the east.  Once that is done build an 
attach force of 8 to 10 light tanks and 4 or 5 flame tanks.  Also take along 
about 5 Nod bikes if there are any Orcas left.

     My secret to the big offensive is to NOT walk thru the front of their 
base.  It's guarded by two guard towers and two AGTs.  Take out the guard 
tower in the southwest corner of the base and then blast thru the wall mid-
way along the south wall.  This can avoid a lot of casualties!  Then have the 
tanks take out the Construction Yard in the northeast corner.  Have the flame 
tanks take care of any infantry and concentrate on taking out the power 
plants.  Once a few powerplants are destroyed the AGTs will go off-line and 
can then be destroyed at your leisure.  Once the AGTs are off-line the game 
is basically over as it turns into a mop-up job.

     With this end-game plan you should not need to send a second force to 
finish the job as is the case with most offensives.  When I finished this 
mission I had a few tanks left in the GDI base and over 6500 credits in my 

[12-2-9eb] Nod Mission 9eb, Egypt
Objective: Same as previous

John C. Price ([email protected])
     Well, here's the Doc's Guide to GDI Base Bashing.

i) Build up a strong defense.
     You heard me. Defend FIRST. Why? Because any assault on a CPU base must 
destroy the construction center, or it accomplishes nothing, so you need a 
hellacious attack force. Throw up a few turrets and an Obelisk if you can 
afford it. SAM bases are mostly useless, but if you build enough of them, the 
CPU will get scared and bomb your harvesters instead (they'll survive, but 
keep 'em in good repair). Once your defenses are up, you have as much time as 
you want, because you're invulnerable. The computer is just too dumb to mass 
an assault force, so it sends in wave after wave of unsupported infantry and 
the occasional tank. Just have a flamer guy standing around and you'll have 
no problems.
ii) Pick your plan.
     a. The Rommel Attack:
     This revolves around building a slew (15-20) light tanks and roaring in 
through the enemy's front gate, blasting the bejesus out of everything. The 
tanks take an incredible amount of damage to kill, so odds are you can wreak 
so serious havoc before you die. Again, the construction base MUST die, or 
the CPU will just rebuild all you knocked out. Note: Since tanks SUCK against 
infantry, you might need a couple of flame tanks.
     b. Flame On:
     As the name implies, this tactic revolves around flame tanks. Build a 
horde (at least 10, because they're lightly armored), and a few light tanks 
as damage sponges. Send in the light tanks to draw fire, then charge the 
flame tanks at any advanced guard towers (they'll cause too many casualties 
if allowed to live). The flamers do HELLACIOUS damage, so the towers should 
die rapidly. Next, everybody goes after the construction base, with one or 
two tasked to kill the hordes of infantry pouring out of the barracks. If you 
get the construction base, you've won, regardless of your losses, because you 
can just rebuild your attack force and attrition him to death since he can't 
rebuild his lost defenses.

[12-2-10ea] Nod Mission 10ea, Angola
Objective:  GDI is developing an orbital weapon. Our spies have told us of a 
large lake near the location of the R&D center. Find the base, and use the 
sniper to eliminate their scientist.

Marcus Augustus Alzona  heal all units and buildings to full strength

*13-2* Offensive tactics

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Much of the information found in Chapter 6 is directly 
related to multiplayer offensive strategies.

Stanley Hu (hu@valisys.com)
     If you are allied with another player, it's not a bad idea to build 
structuers in your partner's base.  The easiest way to do this is have your 
partner build a silo, which only costs $150, and send an engineer to take it 
over (use CTRL to force the engineer to capture the building).  Just make 
sure your partner doesn't have any tiberium stored in the silo, otherwise he 
might be a little upset to see his money supply dwindle.

     This works especially well with a GDI-NOD combination.  A NOD player can 
build Obelisks and SAM sites in his partner's base, while the GDI player can 
build Advanced Guard Towers and Guard Towers.

Seth Bowden (bsb3@cornell.edu)
     Always, always, ATTACK your enemy. If you're down to your last two units 
on the whole map--ATTACK. Don't just settle for a good defense. Defending 
your base is not the goal of the game, offing the other guy is.

     If you do build up an impenetrable defense, it is really useless in and 
of itself (unless playing against the computer). You can easily be boxed off 
and slowly drained of money. It takes money to repair your base, and you will 
eventually run out if you are denied tiberium.

     Consistently attacking, however, has the very important advantage of 
unnerving and distracting your opponent. It forces him to think primarily 
about base/harvester defense. Notice, he will not be thinking about what 
really matters in the game, and that is killing your base.

     The best, and most effective place to focus your attack is on the enemy 
harvester. Kill it and he has no money. Everything else in the game can be 
rebuilt, even MCV crates can be found, but when you're out of money, you're 
out of luck.

     Of course, your attacks must be intelligent--sending bazooka guys 
against flame guys is not something you should do unless it turns you on to 
hear that chick saying "unit lost." Sending a few tanks and recon bikes after 
a harvester is, however, a sound tactic.

     Another general principle: don't fight in your enemy's defensive zone. 
If you're following a harvester, for example, and you come upon his turrets, 
run away. He'll just have to send the harvester back out, and then you can 
finish what you started. The general idea is not to do what he wants you to 
do, namely get gutted on his defenses.

Firefox (tnorris@hti.net)
Diversionary Tactics (can be used by both NOD & GDI)
     I have used this strategy successfully in net games as well as against 
the computer:
     Build up about 20 minigunners, a hum-vee (or nod bike) and maybe a 
cheapie tank. The idea is to make this force look as convincing as possible. 
Group this "Attack Force" and hold it in reserve.
     Build an APC and load it up with 4 engineers and a bazooka (NOT a flame 
thrower, they'll sometimes kill the engineers). Move the APC on the side of 
the map that the enemy's construction yard is on.
     Now, with the Grouped Attack Force attack the enemy base from the side 
OPPOSITE of where the Construction Yard, other important buildings are. You 
ARE NOT concerned about what happens to the attacking force. 
     Just as the force starts to engage in battle and you see the enemies 
troops, etc. running to defend the base, bring in the APC and unload the 
engineers. Take over (in order of priority: Construction Yard, Airbase (or 
Weapons Factory), Hand Of Nod (or Barracks). The enemy will be defenseless!
     If the enemy has tanks around his base, build a turret and have it ready 
to deploy as soon as you take over a building, then put it next to it so it 
can destroy enemy forces.
     I have successfully used this diversion many times to the disdain of my 
enemy. It works almost all of the time. The key point to remember is that 
your attacking force should be convincing. A mammoth tank in it will convince 
the enemy that the force is REAL and not a diversion and hence will draw all 
his troops to attack it.
     In general, use this tactic to draw forces AWAY from something you 
REALLY want to attack.

     One of my favorite ways to annoy the enemy is to build a bunch of 
Grenadiers/Bazooka's and send them out, one at a time to attack different 
buildings of the enemy base. This really only works if he has not yet built a 
Obelisk Of Light. The enemy will be so preoccupied killing the annoying 
attackers that they won't see (hopefully) your APC or REAL strike force 
attacking his base from another point of the base. This tactic also wears 
heavily on the enemy finances since he is constantly repairing many different 
buildings. Your enemy will be become paranoid and demoralized, THEN you can 
send in the tanks, etc. that you have been building the whole time and wipe 
them out.

Overwhelming Force
     If your enemy has an Obelisk Guard Tower (and hopefully no flame-
anythings), then build about 40 minigunners and send them to attack his 
Obelisk Guard Tower. The Tower takes so long to recharge that it cannot 
possibly kill off all of the attackers. Also send 1 or 2 off to attack a 
power plant (which makes the enemy rebuilding take just that much longer).

Jason Thomas (hiro@mill2.millcomm.com)
:I was on the losing end of a game when I got lucky with an APC
:full of engineers and took most of his base - my opponent promptly resigned.
:Yes, I won technically, but it felt like a hollow victory.  It also places 
:way too much emphasis on that tactic instead of a mix of strategies.
     There's no such thing as an unfair tactic.  If you haven't arranged your 
defenses so that you can defend against a couple of APCs with engineers, 
perhaps you should reevaluate your strategy.  It is, however, a devastating 
assault.  Picture this: A few waves of humvees driving  parallel to the wire 
to snipe at infantry units.  Follow this up with a wedge of medium tanks, 
spearheaded by a heavy if you have it, directed at a turret.  Follow this up 
with rocket artillery.  Then the APCs with engineers come through.  If the 
APCs get through, game over.  If they don't, then the defender's base is 
going to be pretty much toast, and his defending forces crushed. Your attack 
force is going to be gone too, but it underscores the principle of attacking 

Don Good (treygood@aol.com)
     It appears that most players use a defense first strategy.  Sorry, but 
this is not the most effective way to go.
     At the outset, you should hunt aggressively for your foes base.  Assign 
a humvee/recon bike to a ctrl number, and send it first to one corner, then 
the others.  While the unit is in transit, build your base right next to a 
tiberium field.
     Your order of build for NOD is powerplant, refinery, Hand of NOD.  For 
GDI it's powerplant, then refinery.  If you have found your foes base, and he 
has no Helipads yet, then GDI should build the barracks.  If your foe has 
Helipads, or Hand o NOD; GDI should build a communications center.  The comm. 
center allows you to build Advanced towers, the barracks allows everything 
     During this phase, listen for sounds of gunfire.  When you here gunfire 
it's your scout being attacked.  Do an alt+# to jump to him and thoroughly 
scout out his base.
     If he has no SAM's/advanced towers, your in luck, quickly build 2 
Helipads, and 1 powerplant and start attacking his harvester.  Meanwhile, if 
your GDI, train to engineers and load them into your APC for an assault on 
his construction yard.
     From this point on, your main objective is to build more harvesters, and 
constantly attack his harvesters and powerplants.  When a powerplant gets 
knocked out attack his ground units on his base.  Concentrate on units which 
can attack helicopters/Orcas.
     By attacking from the get go, you force the "base builders" into a 
constant rebuilding mode.  If they insist on still trying to build and 
advance their bases they will leave themselves open to further attacks upon 
production.  If they try to return the attack, you will have already gained 
significant ground in offensive punch over them.
     This strategy is especially effective against the GDI "spider base" 
builders.  In the early stages of the game their defenses are too spread out 
to prevent constant air attacks, and too spread out to deal with an 
APC/engineer attack.

Terminator (termy@challenger.net)
     When playing NOD build a Power Plant, Tiberium Refinery, and Airstrip in
that order.  Don't build anymore buildings.  Just keep churning out Recon 
Bikes until you run out of money.  You should have about 10-20 bikes now (you 
started with 9999 credits right?).   You now have an unbeatable army.  Send 
them to destroy the other guy's harvester(s). Usually they won't have enough 
time to put together a defense by then. Your bikes can then just head in and 
blow the bejesus out of them.  This tactic works very well and I haven't 
found anything else that can stop it.  The only problem is that once you've 
used it on the other poor guy a few times he'll start doing the same thing.  
Then it bogs down to who builds first. :)
     Build Power Plant, Tiberium Refinery, and Barracks/Hand of NOD, and then 
build as many helipads as you can.  You should be able to gather a nice 5-10 
chopper/Orca force.  If the other guy is GDI then you'll usually be able to 
go over and blow their Construction Yard away before they can form a good air 
defense.  If the other guy is Nod then they might have made a Sam Site by 
now.  Go and blow the Sam Site away. You shouldn't lose one chopper/Orca if 
you sent at least four or five. Then blow the Construction Yard away.  This 
really annoys people, and half the time they'll lose self confidence and 
     Make the all famous engineer/APC combo.  Before you send them over have 
an Obelisk/Adv. Guard Tower ready to put down.  When they capture a building 
put down the Obelisk or AGT right there in there base!  If you're NOD keep 
building turrets and put them in their base. Destroy them from the inside 
out.  If you're GDI then building a barracks (if you haven't captured theirs) 
and putting it in and building more engineers to capture more buildings might 
be best, since Guard Towers build slower.  It's just like cancer.  Once it's 
started it can't be stopped.

[13-3] Defensive tactics
EDITOR'S NOTE:  Much of the information in Chapter 5 directly relates to 
multiplayer defensive strategies.

JB Hall (jbhall@acs.ucalgary.ca)
     Here is a great tip for 4-Player Net Games with alliances. Both you and 
your teammate pick Nod and GDI.  During the game (after you've both got 
things rolling) build an MCV each and send 'em across to the other guy's 
base.  After that set them up build an engineer and VIOLA!! both of you have 
Nod and GDI capabilities.  Sure it's REALLY expensive but well worth it.
With both capabilities, the perfect base defense is:
     -2 Turrets (Hum-Vee Killers)
     -Guard Tower (Infantry Killer)
     -SAM Site (Bye Bye Aircraft)
     -Missile Tower (Chews up leftovers)

Jason Thomas (hiro@mill2.millcomm.com)
     Now, what if you had two layers of defense?  An outer wall, possibly 
sandbags, with gun turrets, infantry, et cetera.  Then, an inner wall of 
chain-link or concrete surrounding your buildings with gun-turrets, grenade 
guys, et cetera.  That might help keep the engineers away a bit better.  It's 
a legitimate tactic; use it and learn how to defend against it. 


Phil Sykes (root@sykic.demon.co.uk)
     Surround your base with guard towers. If an enemy (even an allied one) 
approaches to try and get recon info, waste them. The less they know at the 
start, the more costly it is in the middle.
     Spice harvesters are great to hassle with Orcas.
     Pointers to remember during netgames:
     The computer player ALWAYS repairs structures when they get damaged. The 
same is not true for the humans however.
     Humans may get demoralized and quit if you kill their construction yard!
     Always keep a couple of engineers next to your refinery and construction 
yards - to recapture them immediately.
     Humans have VERY limited money, especially if you've killed their 
harvesters! Those ion cannons are much more useful when repairs can't be made 
and obelisks / guard towers can't be replaced indefinitely. 
     Try to cripple your opponent early on by making them spend money on 
repairs and replacements so their 'base-economy' cannot develop.
     If playing against a tech 6 or 7 Nod opponent, wall up your base apart 
from one choke point which should have a guard stationed there who moves out 
of the way to let units in / out. This prevents stealth tanks.
     Never leave your base open anyway - the other guy will be fighting a 
penetration war if he has to get through walls! 
     Often, humans will repair their units. Clobber them on the way out if 
you don't like this!

[13-4] Capture the flag

Kevin 'Zaph' Burfitt (zaph@torps.apana.org.au)
     Playing 4 player Capture the Flag, with Alliances:

The Zaph strategy:
     As soon as the game starts, gear to building fast vehicles 
(humvees/Bikes) and run groups of 3 or 4 into the enemy base, grabbing the 
flag and dragging it further away - they wont have the defenses to prevent 
this in the opening stages...

The Anti-Zaph Strategy:
     After forming an alliance with your teammate, run a tank into their 
base, and take their flag. Then drive it a few squares away, somewhere 
convenient and hard to get to!. Now the only way someone can take the flag is 
by destroying your tank (they can't just grab it and run). - have your 
teammate do the same for you!

[13-5] Various player strategies

[13-5-1] Aardvark's strategy
Phil Sykes (root@sykic.demon.co.uk)

     (1) Get recon on the enemy base as soon as possible.
     Preferably, send all of your recon capable guys out to corners of the 
map to get info on the areas around the base. This saves you enormous hassle 
getting it later on, when it will be needed to detect buildups, aim 
airstrikes / Orcas and mount an attack.
     When your guy gets there, offer (verbally or using f1-f4) to make an 
alliance. If you command the respect I do in C&C, they will probably agree. 
Say you will team up and crush the other two (so the other two can here it). 
This will cause them to ally (maybe)
     Once you've made the alliance, run all the way round the base (if 
someone else tries to do this to you, unally and whack them). Then set off to 
another base.
     (2) Defend your base from recon.
     Put fences up around 'choke points', areas where the base is protected 
by natural features to prevent other people getting in. Put a tank at the 
entrance (and a guard building) to discourage people from getting in. With 
any luck, no-one got a good look round your base.
     If anyone did, offer to make an alliance with them - they could be very 
     (3) Build more base.
     Put at least two tiberium refineries in, preferably on opposite sides of 
the base. Make sure harvesters have easy access to them, but put them inside 
the fence, or engineers will attack them. Don't worry about defense too much 
at this stage, but be sure to make a 
base that is easily navigable (so troops can get through to defend).
     Avoid making 'transport chopper magnets', that is large areas of open 
ground deep inside your base. If you have any, be sure to station a 
minigunner and a bazooka guy to shoot down or mop up any penetrators. 
     My personal preference is for a fairly open plan base, with all areas 
defended by advanced guard towers or SAMs.
     If you're playing NOD, put your obelisks RIGHT next to SAM launchers, 
and preferable within range of two or three SAMs, because this will mean any 
air attack to remove it takes hideous casualties.
     Be sure to produce five or six bazooka dudes to plant around the inside 
of the base for SAM cover.
     In areas where a tank attack seems probable, place fence 2 squares deep, 
or concrete if you can get it.
     DON'T leave huge gaps in your defenses. If possible, only two or three 
squares should afford entrance or exit to your base, and these should be 
defended with advanced guard towers like so:
               ************ ************     
                        *** ***
                        G** **G
 * = fencing / natural defenses  G = advanced guard tower / obelisk

     This fencing two deep prevents flame-throwers or minigunners from 
getting next to the targets.

(4) Be really evil.
     At this point, everyone's base is defended. A frontal assault would be 
suicide and lose you the game, so you have to fight dirty, using attrition or 
psychological tactics or luck to destroy the other three.
     Build three harvesters and two harvester plants at least.
     If you're GDI, get around five Orcas. Start blowing up harvesters. It 
doesn't take long for the human to feel the pinch. If he gets stuck without 
enough money to build more harvesters, he has to sell units or buildings. If 
you can see areas in the enemy base not under SAM cover, blow them up. This 
works especially well against weenies who build their construction yard right 
at the back, and form a front line to stop enemies.
     If your harvesters start to get blown up, complain violently. Protest to 
the other guy, and suggest to everyone that a punitive raid should be 
launched on player X to stop them from being so evil. Also, send a few 
bazooka guys to the spice farms. Orcas aren't much good at hitting moving 
targets, so this is where they are most vulnerable.
     If you can afford it - spider base. Build a line of sandbags out to a 
large spice field, and plonk an advanced guard tower or a SAM site (protected 
by a tank). This is an excellent place to mass troops prior to an assault, as 
they don't get pummeled by aircraft (it's also a big target for ion cannons / 
nukes, deflecting the attention away from your base.
     If another player looks stronger then you, say so. Explain to the other 
players how it would definitely be best to take this guy down 'I can see 
troops massing in his corner, he's going to attack' or 'I'm sure he's got 
stealth tanks in your base!'
     Launch a combined assault. This will undoubtedly remove him from the 
game if you are playing with anyone half decent. Offer to lend 'air support' 
but not ground troops.
     Whilst they're doing this - engineer attack their base or blow up their 
harvesters. Chances are they'll be too pre-occupied to notice.
     If you're NOD - Stealth tanks! - Sneak em in through enemy defenses and 
mass them in the gaps between his buildings. Go for his construction yard 
first, because once the construction yard is gone, the will to fight can go 
too, and they may resign. Also, use stealth tanks or recon bikes to hunt 
harvesters in packs ;)
     Crates are always useful. No matter what you got, say it was a good one 
to your enemies. If you're nod, decloak one of your stealth tanks to make the 
noise, and say it was a stealth APC/engineer/mammoth tank. Make sure you have 
recon all around the map, and periodically scan it for crates. Have a humvee 
ready to go after the crates (be sure to tell an ally what you're doing if 
you approach his base, or he may attack you)
     Set up a buffer zone around your base. If anyone comes inside a LARGE 
radius, say 'that (unit) better get out of here or my Orcas / assault 
choppers are gonna whack him'. 'You got 10 seconds - 9 - 8 - 7 (launch the 
Orcas now) - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 (Orcas attack now) - damn, I can't count.'
     This will scare weenie players a bit.
     Of course, no treatise on being nasty would be complete without the 
engineer assault. I've already described the best method for this, but after 
a bit more multiplayer playing, the enemy has got wise to these tactics 
(remember - you can target your AGTs and obelisks manually). 
     So, a few more pointers:
     The enemy will whack any APC approaching his base, for sure. (I know I 
would). If he sends choppers up, the APC is in trouble. Guard it with bazooka 
guys, who get out when you're nearly there and march with the APC.
     Remember to ally with him in the middle of this. It might confuse him, 
but your APCs won't stop to shoot that way.
     Say 'OK . he's turning around now - he was just doing some recon', turn 
him round, and move straight back in again (or attack one of his harvesters, 
to divert attention).  
     There must be a weak point for the APC to get through. Defenses like I 
have described will chew up APCs and engineers every time without a problem. 
If you've got stealth tanks inside, use them to divert his attention away. By 
the time he notices, it may be too late. Else use an Orca strike to remove a 
gap big enough to get an engineer through.
     If there's no way that's going to work, use a chopper. Land it as far 
from SAM sites as possible, and get out four grenadiers and one engineer. Use 
the grenadiers to chew up a power station or two, and send the engineer in.
     To defend against this, just put a wall down where the chopper is about 
to land. It has to take off again.
     Once you've got the building, sell it. Use the minigunners to get more 
recon, or to attack a building. Don't suicide them into the nearest guard 
     Power: If an GDI enemy runs out of power, send the Orcas in. If a nod 
player does, have a quick engineer attack ready ;)
     Always turn your sound down if you know you will lose power (same for 
building nukes/ion cannon/air strikes). Turn in up again afterwards.

(5) Endgame
     You got walloped? Had to sell all of your buildings to pay for a few 
units? Got a few guys left (or a mass of minigunners from building attack?). 
Make use of them! Send them to attack harvesters or camp out close to an 
enemy base, inviting an attack (which will cost the enemy dear if you are 
going to try a head on assault - make sure you send the armor in first.
     Offer to send any harvesters you have to other people's bases in return 
for air support / backup in an assault. In short, get the other guys to help 
you against the guy that beat you. You may still win!
     Everyone else has no money and a load of units which are crap?
     Start building up defenses. Close up entrances you no longer need, and 
plant extra advanced guard towers in. Say 'come on then - finish it off - 
I've got bugger all money left now' and other such things to entice an 
attack. When it comes, mass all units inside the fence and pound away. Two 
advanced guard towers and a wall can kill a virtually infinite number of men, 
especially with money to repair them.
     Send up the assault choppers and or Orcas to attack them on the way in. 
you start getting beaten, fall back inside your base a bit more. They 
generally can't prosecute an attack against a multilayered base (units too 
scattered - not enough armor etc.).
     HOUSE RULES FOR C&C (+ interesting deathmatch games)
     No engineers attacks
     No engineer attacks in the first half hour
     No attacking harvesters (in the first half hour)
     No sending out first minute recon buggies
     No resigning (sell all your buildings and try a head on assault)
     Must resign and abort once beaten (to speed up the game)
     Two on two alliances
     Nod and GDI vs. Nod and GDI (capture allies buildings for a nice mix of 
     Three on one (I've won a few playing the one)
     No bases - 50 units tech level 1
     No bases - 50 units tech level 4
     No bases - 5 units tech level 4 (this is a hoot!)
     Tech levels 6&7 are the most fun to play on.
     Use CCEDIT to edit the weapon loadouts for all players.
     Bazookas guys armed with SAMs, cost 700
     Nod recon buggy armed with SAMs, cost 900
     MCV only costs 2000
     Orcas only cost 300, SAMs 400 and AGTs 450 (air war!!!)
     Flame-thrower troops have obelisk lasers, but cost 1200
     Nod buggy and Hummers both have high velocity machine gun, but cost 100 
     Engineers cost 1000
     Everything is half price (this is FUNNY!)
     Everything is one credit (this is SILLY!)

[13-5-2] Joseph's strategy
Joseph E. Bellerose (oz@cris.com)

     One can win against any opponent with a Low Tech Strategy. I have 
overrun my opponent with just foot soldiers as the NOD and as the GDI. 
Basically I NEVER build the advanced structures. I put my cash into 
"troopers" or some other low tech capability. My "Chinese strategy" is to 
overwhelm the opponent early on with a combination of grenadiers/flame-
throwers and a few bazooka and mini-gunner troops. While he is building all 
those fancy buildings I'm sending groups of 12 to 15 troopers at him from 
several different angles. The trick is to attack from two or preferably three 
different directions. This has the effect of inducing the greatest military 
weapon of all...PANIC into the heart of your opponent.
     Another favorite of mine is the HELLS ANGELS strategy. I build Recon 
Bikes as fast as I can and nothing else. 12 Recon Bikes can easily overcome 
any Orca strategy and I have rushed the enemy base with Recon Bikes and taken 
out his Construction yard, Vehicle Building and usually 1 or 2 of his Orca 
Pads before the 12 Bikes expire. In the meantime I am building the second 
wave of HELLS ANGELS for the finishing moves. It is amazing to watch 12 to 15 
HELLS ANGELS shred a harvester or a squadron of Orcas. They can reduce a 
couple of Mammoth tanks to scrap iron in a matter of no time at all.
     The basic idea is to get there "furstus with the mostus" and to have a 
"second punch" to finish off the enemy after your first attack has caused 
chaos. The money you save by NOT building the fancy structures and going for 
the Wunder Weapons allows you to get there with a killer punch FIRST.
     The basic defense against the HELLS ANGELS...Hummers of course. The 
Recon Bikes are lightly armored and the Hummers or Nod Buggy can run with 
them and shred the Bikes quickly as well. So it is a good counter. Of course, 
if you are building all those Monuments to Greatness (Advanced Comm...NOD 
temple etc..) well you are not going to be able to produce too many Hummers 
or Buggies are ya? Hahahahaha

[13-5-3] Kokko's strategy

In our small (10 player, local net) C&C group it's become very apparent that 
1 or 2 refineries and 3-4 harvesters just gets you killed.

As we start with just 3 units, it means you just can't mount a good offensive 
real fast, so we go like this:

     start - send fastest unit (humvee/buggy) to explore. Find enemy ASAP as 
mapping the base area helps a lot. at the same time build:
     construction yard->
     power plant->
     advanced power plant->
     troop or vehicle factory->
     some defensive troops->
     (start building defenses and buildings in your preferred order)

     Usually mid-game we have 3 refineries and 5-6 harvesters. 
     If you stick to two refs. (or one, for god's sake) you get overrun 
sooner or later as you are out of funds/waiting for harvester while other 
player keeps on building and building...
     We also usually frown upon 'hunt the harvesters' strategy, and in 4-
player game it's simply enforced by the fact that whoever starts to kill 
harvesters (unless they wander into base defenses) usually becomes public 
enemy no.1 and gets killed by the other 3 players :) I wish 'guard' option 
would work better so you could put some bikes or rocket launchers to guard 
harvesters but as of now (at least with bikes) they just prevent the 
harvester from entering refinery unless you manually do so.
     It's a shame the areas are so small. 4 times the current size, please. 
4-player game gets REAL claustrophobic. Real fast. And even with 9999 funds 
at start, you need to use 'low tech' approach or capture one enemy with 
engineers *fast* or you just run out of cash. Too little tiberium for each 


CHAPTER [14] Tables
     The data in these tables are the result of the hard work of Andrew 
Griffin and Mike Lee. My many thanks to Mike for his initial field 
experiments, and to Andrew for his dedication to cracking that rascally 
game.dat file. What a patient guy! Also thanks to Max Ahston 
(karon@mnet.medstroms.se) for some time to build values.

*14-1* Armor

     The armor levels of units in C&C range from 0 to 3. Each react to 
weapons in different ways. Armor level 0 has high resistance to armor 
piercing munitions such as tank shells. Subsequent levels are less resistant 
to tank shells and bazooka missiles, but have higher resistance to small arms 
fire such as miniguns and grenades.

       Unit Armor
Level  Description
0      infantry. resistant to anti-armor weapons. squashable
1      recon bike. squashable 
2      stealth tank, artillery, hummers, buggy, MRLS, harvester, MCV, SSM,
       rocket launcher, a-10, chinook transport chopper
3      flame, light, medium and mammoth tanks, APC, gunboat, orca, apache,

*14-2* Weapons

Weapon type    : Name of weapon
Weapon ID      : Internal ID number of weapon
Damage to armor: Hitpoints damage to units of specified armor
Area damage    : Radius of damage area in game squares
Range          : Range of weapon in game squares
Reload         : Reload rate of weapon in minutes and seconds
Accuracy       : Accuracy of weapon. AA is excellent, FF is hopeless.

Weapon         Weapon   Damage vs Armor Area Range Reload
type               ID   0   1   2   3   Dam. (sq.)  mm:ss Accuracy
Sniper rifle        0  99?  4   4   4   N/A    6     :05  AA
HV machine-gun      1  22  19  14   6    1     3     :05  AA
Pistol*             2   ?   ?   ?   ?   N/A    1     :25  CC
Minigun             3  15   8   8   4   N/A    1     :03  AA
Rocket              4   8  22  22  30    ?     4     :06  BB
Flame-thrower       5  26+  ?  24   ?    3     2     :05  AA
Tank flame-thrower  6  50+ 35  35  13    2     2     :05  AA
Chemical Spray      7  40+  ?  36   ?    3     2     :07  AA
Grenade             8  39   ?  26  13    2     2     :07  BB
70mm cannon         9   ?  19  19  25    ?     4     :06  BB
120mm cannon       10   8  22  22  30    ?     5     :05  BB
120mm cannon APR   11  10  30  30  40    ?     5     :09  BB
Turret cannon      12  10  30  30  40    ?     5     :06  BB
Missile pack       13   ?   ?   ?   ?    1     5     :07  CC
227mm rocket       14   ?   ?   ?   ?    2     6     :09  DD
Ballistic charge   15   ? 112  85  40    1     6     :06  FF
50 cal. machinegun 16  15   8   8   4   N/A    4     :03  AA
Gunboat missile    17   ?   ?   ?   ?    2     8     :03  DD
Adv. GT Missile    18   ?   ?   ?   ?    2     8     :05  DD
Napalm bomb        19   ?   ?   ?   ?    1    N/A  12:00  AA
Obelisk Laser      20   ?   ? 200   ?    ?     5     :05  AA
Surf to Air Miss.  21   ?   ?   ?   ?   N/A    8     :06  AA
Surf to Surf Miss. 22   ?   ?   ?   ?    4    10     :24  AA
Dinosaur Bite 1    23   ?   ?   ?   ?   N/A   N/A    :05  AA 
Dinosaur Bite 2    24   ?   ?   ?   ?   N/A   N/A    :05  AA
Ion Cannon            592 578   ? 450    1    N/A  15:00  AA
Nuclear warhead         ?   ?   ?   ?    5    N/A  20:00  AA

     * Pistols have a fire rate of about half a second, but take 25 seconds 
to reload the 10-round magazine.

[14-3] Units

Unit Type : The name of the unit.
Hit Points: The amount of damage a unit can sustain before it is destroyed.
Armor     : The armor level of theunit.
Cost      : Cost of unit in credits.
Weapon ID : Type of weapon carried, according to internal ID numbers.
Mission   : The mission number in which the unit becomes available for 
            building purposes.
Tech      : The tech level that must be met or exceeded to build the unit in 
            a multiplayer game.
TTB       : Time to build the unit at the slowest gamespeed on my (t)rusty
            Gateway P5-66. Anyone want to send me a new computer?

'I stopwatched the building time for all vehicles, infantry and buildings and 
came to the conclusion, that TTB is linear to the cost except the following 
units: refinery needs only 1/3 of the time, helipad; 1/5th the time, walls 
need all the same (as if costing 150 credits), a harvester needs a little 
more time (15%), and orcas, attack helicopters need almost twice the time.'
     -Stefan Sautter (t1163ci@sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de)

     On my system, it takes approximately nine seconds to build 100 credits 
worth of units/buildings. The times to build presented here are only meant to 
give a rough idea of construction times.

Movement  : Higher numbers indicate faster movement.
Turning   : Higher numbers indicate better turning capabilities.
Scout     : The radius of the unit's visual range in game squares.
Req.      : The buildings required before a unit becomes available for 

Unit         Hit               Weap                  Mov. Turn Scout
Type         Points Armor Cost ID    Mis. Tech  TTB  Rate Rate Rad.  Req.
Minigunner       50   0    100   3    1     1   :10    8         1   Bar
Grenadier        50   0    160   8    3     1   :10   10         1   Bar
Bazooka          25   0    300   4    3     2   :25    6         2   Bar
Flame-thrower    70   0    200   5    5     1   :18   10         1   HON
Chem Warrior     70   0    300   7   N/A    7   :25    8         1   HON+Tmpl
Engineer         25   0    500  N/A   2     3   :45    8         2   Bar/HON
Commando         80   0   1000   0   N/A    7  1:30   10         5   Bar+ACC/
Attack Heli.    125   3   1200   1   10     6  1:15   40    4    0   Air+Hpad
Orca            125   3   1200   4   10     6  2:00   40    4    0   WF+Hpad
Transport Heli   90   2   1500  N/A   0     6  2:20   40    5    0   WF+Hpad/
A-10             60   2    N/A  19    3   N/A   N/A   40    4    0   N/A
Transport Plane  25   2    N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A   N/A   40         0   N/A

Flame Tank      300   3    800   6    9     4  1:10   18    5    4   Com+Air
Stealth Tank    110   2    900   4   12     5  1:20   30    5    4   Com+Air
Light Tank      300   3    600   9    5     3   :50   18    5    3   Air
Medium Tank     400   3    800  10    7     3  1:10   18    5    3   WF
Mammoth Tank    600   3   1500 11/13 13     5  2:15   12    5    4   WF+RBay
Harvester       600   2   1400  N/A   7     2  2:15   12    5    2   WF+Ref/
MCV             600   2   5000  N/A  15     7  8:00   12    5    2   WF+ACC/
Artillery        75   2    450  15    9     6   :40   12    2    4   Air
Humvee          150   2    400  16    5     2   :35   30   10    2   WF
Nod Buggy       140   2    300  16    5     2   :25   30   10    2   Air
Recon Bike      160   1    500   4    5     2   :35   40   10    2   WF
Rocket Launcher 100   2    800  14   11     7  1:10   18    5    4   WF+ACC
APC             200   3    700  16    5     4  1:00   35    5    4   Bar+WF
SSM             120   2    750  22   N/A    7  1:05   18    5    4   Air+
Visceroid       150   1    N/A   7   N/A   N/A  N/A   18    5    4   Hacking
T-Rex           750   3    N/A  24   N/A   N/A  N/A   18    5    5   Hacking
Velociraptor    180   3    N/A  24   N/A   N/A  N/A   40    5    5   Hacking
Triceratops     700   3    N/A  23   N/A   N/A  N/A    8    5    5   Hacking
Stegasaurus     600   3    N/A  23   N/A   N/A  N/A    8    5    5   Hacking

[14-4] Buildings

Building type: Name of unit.
Req Power    : Power drain in power units.
Power Output : Power generation in power units.
Hit Points   : Amount of damage absorbed before destruction.
Armor        : Armor level of building.
Cost         : Cost of building in credits.
Weapon type  : Type of weapon carried, according to internal ID numbers.
Mission      : Mission in which building becomes available for construction.
Tech         : Tech level that must be met or exceeded to construct building 
               in a multiplayer game.
TTB          : Time to build at slowest gamespeed on a Gateway P5-66.
Req.         : Prerequisite buildings before construction.

Building          Power   Hit             Weap     
Type              in  out Pts  Armor Cost Type Mis. Tech TTB  Req.
Construction Yard  15  30  400   1   5000 N/A    1    1  N/A  MCV  
Sandbags            0   0   20   2     50 N/A    5    2   :15 Cyard
Fence               0   0   10   2     75 N/A    9    5   :15 Cyard
Concrete            0   0   70   2    100 N/A   13    7   :15 Cyard
Power Plant         0 100  200   1    300 N/A    1    1   :20 CYard
Adv. Power Plant    0 200  300   1    700 N/A   13    5   :45 Pp
Refinery           40  10  450   1   2000 N/A    2    1   :55 Pp
Silo               10   0  150   1    150 N/A    2    1   :10 Ref
Comm. Center       40   0  500   1   1000 N/A    3    2  1:35 Ref
Helipad            10   0  400   1   1500 N/A   10    6   :20 Bar/HON
Repair Pad         30   0  400   1   1200 N/A    8    5  2:00 Pp
Barracks           20   0  200   1    300 N/A    1    1   :20 Pp
Weapons Factory    30   0  200   2   2000 N/A    5    2  3:20 Pp
Guard Tower        10   0  200   1    500   1    7    2   :42 Bar
Adv. Comm. Center 200   0  500   1   2800 N/A   13    7  4:10 Com
Adv. Guard Tower   20   0  300   2   1000  18   13    4  1:35 Com
Hand of Nod        20   0  200   1    300 N/A    2    1   :20 Pp
SAM Site           20   0  200  3/1   750  21    5    6  1:05 HON
Turret             20   0  600   3    250  12    8    2   :22 HON
Airstrip           30   0  500   3   2000 N/A    5    2  3:20 Ref
Obelisk of Light  150   0  200   2   1500       11    1  2:20 Com
Temple of Nod     150   0 1000   2   3000 N/A   13    7  4:50 Com

(1) Turrets cost $250 in versions prior to 1.18

CHAPTER [15] Internet resources

*15-1* Third party programs

C&C Edit v2.0
          change hitpoints, cost, weapons, power data, tech levels, vehicle 
          speeds, stealth capabilities and ownership of infantry, vehicles
          and structures. 
     written by Andrew Griffin (buggy@adam.com.au)

C&C Scenario Editor
          With this editor, you can edit the map, the overlays, the terrain,
          the structures, units and smudges that occur on the map.
     written by Andrew Griffin (buggy@adam.com.au)

C&C Ultimate Map Editor v2.1
          A graphical mission editor for C&C.
     written by Jeroen Rimeijer (jarit@xs4all.nl)

C&C Mix Manager v2.0
          Allows you to view, extract, and replace any of the files inside
          GENERAL.MIX with your own. This utility is required for making 
          third party missions and scenarios.

C&C Mission selector v1.4
     change the mission of a savegame
     written by Andrew Griffin (buggy@adam.com.au)

*15-2* World Wide Web sites

     Westwood Studios Home Page
     This is Westwood Studio's Official site.

     The Roger Wong Home Page
     The official home of the Unofficial C&C Strategy FAQ.

     Andrew Griffin's Homepage and Editor List
     Andrew writes scenario and unit editors for C&C.

     The Temple of the Conquerer
     The message board here gets more C&C messages per day than Usenet.

     Command & Conquer InfoCenter
     All roads lead to Rome, and every custom mission ends up at this site.

     Command & Conquer Multi-Player Maps
     Radar images of the original C&C multiplayer maps.

     The Ultimate Command and Conquer File Collection.
     Many C&C files are here also.

     The Command and Conquer Modem Players List
     A list of C&C players to help you find a local challenge.

[15-3] Other resources

The Official C&C FAQ
by virtualted@westwood.com
available from:

Unofficial Command and Conquer Multi-player Strategy Guide
by gbl1@cec.wustl.edu
available from:

by buggy@adam.com.au
available from:

The Command & Conquer Internet Edition Group
     The C&CIE group are compiling a group of fifty custom made missions to 
replace all the existing ones in the general.mix. We are looking for plot 
line editors, scenario and multi player mission producers and programmers.  
     Please email hon@liv.ac.uk

[16] Bugs, updates, future games

*16-1* The wishlist
     The wishlist was successful. Much of what you asked for has apparently 
made it into the design of Red Alert (please do not send me any more material 
for the wishlist--send your comments to support@westwood.com). Here is what 
Westwood had to say:

From:             support@smtpgwy.westwood.com
Date sent:        Fri, 23 Feb 96 16:11:54 PST
To:               Roger Wong 

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