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                               The Red Alert
                          Internet Strategy Guide

                                Release 1.01
                              December 20, 1996

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                             Table of Contents
    1.3.1 E-mail
    1.3.2 Usenet
    1.3.3 WWW
    1.3.4 BBS

    2.1.1 Construction Yard
    2.1.2 Power Plant
    2.1.3 Advanced Power Plant
    2.1.4 Ore Refinery
    2.1.5 Ore Silo
    2.1.6 Barracks
    2.1.7 War Factory
    2.1.8 Naval Yard
    2.1.9 Helipad
    2.1.10 Pillbox
    2.1.11 Camouflaged Pillbox
    2.1.12 Turret
    2.1.13 AA Gun
    2.1.14 Service Depot
    2.1.15 Radar Dome
    2.1.16 Technology Center
    2.1.17 Gap Generator
    2.1.18 Chronosphere
    2.1.19 Sandbags
    2.1.20 Concrete Wall
    2.1.21 Fake Structures
  2.2 ARMY
    2.2.1 Rifle Infantry
    2.2.2 Rocket Infantry
    2.2.3 Engineer
    2.2.4 Spy
    2.2.5 Thief
    2.2.6 Tanya
    2.2.7 Medic
    2.2.8 Mine Layer
    2.2.9 Ore Truck
    2.2.10 Ranger
    2.2.11 APC
    2.2.12 Light Tank
    2.2.13 Medium Tank
    2.2.14 Artillery
    2.2.15 Mobile Gap Generator
    2.2.16 Mobile Radar Jammer
    2.2.17 MCV
  2.3 NAVY
    2.3.1 Transport
    2.3.2 Gunboat
    2.3.3 Destroyer
    2.3.4 Cruiser
    2.4.1 Longbow
    2.5.1 GPS Satellite
    2.5.2 Sonar Pulse
    2.5.3 Chronoshift

    3.1.1 Construction Yard

    3.1.2 Power Plant
    3.1.3 Advanced Power Plant
    3.1.4 Ore Refinery
    3.1.5 Ore Silo
    3.1.6 Barracks
    3.1.7 Kennel
    3.1.8 War Factory
    3.1.9 Sub Pen
    3.1.10 Airfield
    3.1.11 Helipad
    3.1.12 Service Depot
    3.1.13 Radar Dome
    3.1.14 Technology Center
    3.1.15 Flame Tower
    3.1.16 Tesla Coil
    3.1.17 SAM Site
    3.1.18 Iron Curtain
    3.1.19 Missile Silo
    3.1.20 Barbed Wire Fence
    3.1.21 Concrete Wall
  3.2 ARMY
    3.2.1 Attack Dog
    3.2.2 Rifle Infantry
    3.2.3 Grenadier
    3.2.4 Flame Infantry
    3.2.5 Engineer
    3.2.6 Mine Layer
    3.2.7 Ore Truck
    3.2.8 V2 Rocket Launcher
    3.2.9 Heavy Tank
    3.2.10 Mammoth Tank
    3.2.11 MCV
  3.3 NAVY
    3.3.1 Transport
    3.3.2 Submarine
    3.4.1 Yak
    3.4.2 MiG
    3.4.3 Hind
    3.4.4 Chinook
    3.5.1 Iron Curtain
    3.5.2 Nuke
    3.5.3 Parabomb
    3.5.4 Paratrooper
    3.5.5 Spy Plane

    4.1.1 Center of Gravity
    4.1.2 Combat Tactics
    4.1.3 Concentrated Firepower
    4.1.4 Scatter!
    4.2.1 Offense
    4.2.2 Defense
    4.3.1 The Wolfpack
    4.3.2 Antisubmarine Warfare
    4.3.3 Obstacles
    4.4.1 Economics
    4.4.2 Minefields
    4.4.3 Undocumented commands

  5.3 QUIRKS
    5.3.1 Ore silos
    5.3.2 Multiple weapons factories
    5.3.3 Minefields
    5.3.4 Finding submarines
    5.3.5 Deny transports a beachhead
    5.3.6 Prevent the computer from rebuilding
    5.3.7 Inaccurate cruiser fire
    5.3.8 Cruisers versus submarines
    5.3.9 Allying with the enemy
    5.4.1 Morse code in the manual

  6.1 SCG01EA
  6.2 SCG02EA
  6.3 SCG03EA
  6.4 SCG04EA
  6.5 SCG05EA
  6.6 SCG06EA
  6.7 SCG07EA
  6.8 SCG08EA
  6.9 SCG09EA
  6.10 SCG10EA
  6.11 SCG10EB
  6.12 SCG11EA
  6.13 SCG12EA
  6.14 SCG13EA
  6.15 SCG14EA

  7.1 SCU01EA
  7.2 SCU02EA
  7.3 SCU03EA
  7.4 SCU04EA
  7.5 SCU05EA
  7.6 SCU06EA
  7.7 SCU07EA
  7.8 SCU08EA
  7.9 SCUO9EA
  7.10 SCU10EA
  7.11 SCU11EA
  7.12 SCU12EA
  7.13 SCU13EA
  7.14 SCU14EA

  8.2 MODEM
  8.3 WCHAT
  8.4 KALI



  11.1 RAEDIT


    13.1.1 Running Red Alert From Your Hard Disk
    13.1.2 Windows 95 Video Problems S3 Diamond Stealth and other S3 chipsets Matrox Millennium Number 9 Imagine 128 Series 2 Espresso Accelerator Card
    13.1.3 Windows 95 Sound Problems Stuttering
    13.1.4 Network Problems Can't even see the network game option Sluggish game Stragglers
    13.2.1 Buildings
    13.2.2 Units
    13.2.3 Weapons

                               End Contents

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Constructing more than one facility of the same type will increase 
production of any units that facility can create. Two weapon factories, for 
instance, will produce units twice as quick as a single weapon factory.
     If a building is damaged by fire, there is a good chance it will burst 
into flames. A building sustains flame damage for as long as the fires are 
burning. The repair tool can be used to combat the flames.

2.1.1 Construction Yard
You need an MCV to build a construction yard. If your constantly hammered 
by tank fire, build a concrete wall around it.

2.1.2 Power Plant
Build a power plant as your first structure. If the power to your base 
drops below nominal, your buildings will take damage, and active systems 
like radar, Tesla coils, AA guns, and gap generators will fail. 
Productivity will also fall

2.1.3 Advanced Power Plant
This provides twice the power for less cost and space than two normal power 
plants put together. It's easier to destroy a single advanced power plant 
than two normal power plants, so weigh your options.

2.1.4 Ore Refinery
Build more than one ore refinery. Leave space around the ore refinery for 
the ore trucks to navigate. Each refinery has enough storage space for 2000 
credits worth of ore.

2.1.5 Ore Silo
Each silo can hold 1500 credits worth of ore. The ore is divided equally 
between all your silos and refineries. If you run out of space, any ore you 
mine is wasted.

2.1.6 Barracks
Build a barracks after the power plant. In early stages of the game, it 
might be your only defense.

2.1.7 War Factory
War factories produce the vehicles you need to fight your battles. Leave 
space around it for vehicles to maneuver.

2.1.8 Naval Yard
Naval yards can only be built on water, and within eight squares of an 
existing base structure. The computer will give priority to naval yards 
when choosing a structure to attack.

2.1.9 Helipad
Helicopters reload and rearm from here. Each ammo rock takes two and a half 
seconds to reload. 

2.1.10 Pillbox
These are infantry shredders, and are wonderful against engineer 

2.1.11 Camouflaged Pillbox
They are tough to spot and destroy than regular pillboxes.
2.1.12 Turret
The turret is an anti-tank weapon with heavy armor. Repair them in the 
midst of combat.

2.1.13 AA Gun
They'll knock MiGs, bombers, spy planes, and helicopters out of the sky. 
The guns are heavily armored, and fire rapidly. They are most effective in 
groups of two or more. Deploy them several squares in front of units you 
wish to protect. Knock out the planes before they get to their targets, not 
when they are dropping bombs on them.

2.1.14 Service Depot
Build the service depot near your front lines so it doesn't take too long 
to get units back home to repair. It repairs aircraft just as well as 
vehicles, but you can not select multiple aircraft to repair like you can 
with vehicles. The service depot repairs 10 points of damage every time it 
goes 'tick'.
     You can sell vehicles for half of their purchase cost by sending them 
to the vehicle depot and clicking on the sell icon. 

2.1.15 Radar Dome
The dome will give you a radar system that shows the whereabouts of enemy 
units and building in explored territory.

2.1.16 Technology Center
Enables the construction of advanced buildings and vehicles. You'll get a 
free GPS satellite with every purchase.

2.1.17 Gap Generator
Gap generators create a shroud of darkness in a 10 square radius. Enemy 
radar can not penetrate it unless there are enemy units inside the gap. 
Even then, they can only see their immediate surroundings.

2.1.18 Chronosphere
The chronosphere can shift a unit to another location for a limited time by 
manipulating space. Frequent use of the chronosphere will trigger a chronal 
vortex that can appear at a random location on the map. It will actively 
seek out and destroy five units or buildings until it dissipates. The best 
way to dissipate a chronal vortex is to sacrifice rifle infantry to it. You 
have a 20 percent chance of getting a vortex every time you use the 
    Only vehicles can be chronoshifted to a new destination; living matter 
will spontaneously combust.

Using the chronosphere, you can send a mine layer into an ore deposit deep 
in enemy territory, or shift a cruiser into firing range of an enemy base. 
It can also be used to send an MCV to another part of the map and set up a 
second base.

2.1.19 Sandbags
Infantry and light vehicles can't pass through these barriers, but if they 
have explosive weapons like grenades or rockets, they can blast their way 
through. Tracked vehicles will move through sandbags at a reduced rate.

2.1.20 Concrete Wall
Not even the heaviest tanks can pass through concrete walls. Use concrete 
barriers to block access to the base, to protect vital structures, and to 
herd enemy units into chokepoint kill zones. Concrete will block line-of-
sight weapons like rockets and tank rounds, but not artillery or similar 

2.1.21 Fake Structures
Mockups of your construction yard, weapons factory, radar dome, or naval 
yard can confuse your enemy. However, they are nowhere near as structurally 
sound as your real buildings.

2.2 ARMY

2.2.1 Rifle Infantry
Most useful in numbers. They can take a lot of fire from tanks and turrets 
before dying. They are cheap, and can be used as fodder to lure enemy tanks 
and soldiers into ambushes.

2.2.2 Rocket Infantry
They are excellent against both aircraft and armored vehicles. Unlike 
turrets or AA guns, they can be moved  where they are needed most.

2.2.3 Engineer
Only structures that have over 75 percent structural damage can be taken 
over by an engineer. If the arrows are green, the engineer can only damage 
the building. When it is red, it's okay to take it over. Engineers can 
repair friendly structures back to full health.

2.2.4 Spy
Spies look like the enemy's own infantry. A human player will certainly be 
suspicious of a unit that he can not control, so some subtlety is called 
for in multiplayer games.
     They make great scouts since they can pass unmolested by enemy units, 
but guard dogs will sniff them out with messy results.
     Spies can infiltrate various buildings and pass along a steady stream 
of intelligence. The information they can collect is as follows:
     Barracks, weapon factory, construction yard: Find out what units the 
enemy is building.
     Subpen: Get a sonar pulse that shows enemy subs.
     Refinery, silos: Learn the financial status of your enemy.
     Radar dome: Track the movement of every enemy unit, seeing what they 
see. In multiplayer games, you'll hear the conversations of the enemy you 
     If the enemy sells a building that your spies infiltrate, your spy 
will emerge.

2.2.5 Thief
Sneak them into an enemy building to steal half their credits.

2.2.6 Tanya
You can only train Tanya if you are in a multiplayer game. Otherwise, she's 
assigned to you. If Tanya ever dies in a single player mission, your 
mission will fail. She can kill 3 soldiers every second.

2.2.7 Medic
A doctor heals 50 hit points at a time, but he can't heal himself.

2.2.8 Mine Layer
The best weapon against tanks is a mine layer. Mine the routes used by the 
enemy. The best places for mines are river crossings and narrow passes. If 
you mine an ore patch, an ore truck is almost guaranteed to stumble onto 

2.2.9 Ore Truck
The ore truck is the most important unit in the game. If you destroy your 
enemy's ore truck, he'll starve to death, and the same also applies to you.
     The computer gives high priority to defending its ore trucks, but a 
quick, decisive strike will destroy the ore truck before reinforcements 

2.2.10 Ranger
Rangers are inexpensive and fast, making them good for quickly exploring 
dark areas of the map.

2.2.11 APC
The APC was meant to ferry supporting troops along with tanks. Their speed 
and maneuverability means they can rush through many base defenses intact 
to unload engineers, saboteurs, and thieves.
     Shove rocket infantry into an APC and escort your ore truck. If enemy 
airpower attacks, unload the APC to give them a nasty surprise.
     The speed of an APC makes it just as good for crushing personnel as it 
is for carrying them.

2.2.12 Light Tank
Light tanks have a high rate of fire. In the long run, it will deliver more 
damage in the same amount of time than a medium tank, but light tanks 
seldom last that long.

2.2.13 Medium Tank
The main battle tank of the Allies. It lasts a third longer in battle, and 
can thus squeeze off at least two more rounds than a light tank.

2.2.14 Artillery
The long range and power of their shells give artillery a role in 
destroying stationary base defenses and ranks of infantry, but their weak 
armor and slow movement make them easy targets.

2.2.15 Mobile Gap Generator
A mobile gap generator will hide nearby units under a shroud of darkness. 
Surprise is a paramount strength in a multiplayer game, and denying an 
opponent from knowing the nature of your attack will leave him with an 
exploitable weakness.

2.2.16 Mobile Radar Jammer
If you move a radar jammer within 15 squares of the enemy radar dome, you 
will shutdown his communications and radar. This interference appears as 
static on the radar display. Use the confusion to launch a surprise attack, 
or to prevent an enemy from communicating with any allies.

2.2.17 MCV
Mobile construction vehicles are necessary to build construction yards.

2.3 NAVY
2.3.1 Transport
Its high speed and armor make it very effective at charting unexplored 
waters. It can hold five land units of any type. If you stick your infantry 
into APCs before loading, you can transport 25 of them.

2.3.2 Gunboat
The gunboat is fast, and has a gun range of 5 and a half squares. Since 
three direct hits from a submarine will kill it, keep it moving during ASW 
operations. Two depth charge hits will cripple, if not destroy, a 

2.3.3 Destroyer
The Stinger missiles aboard destroyers fire twice as quickly at enemy air 
units than land or sea targets. A destroy can attack a Tesla coil at a 
distance without casualty. Smart submarine commanders will attack 
destroyers from maximum distance.

2.3.4 Cruiser
Each shot a cruiser fires has three times the destructive power of an 
artillery shell.
     Cruisers can shoot at the water around submarines in hopes of hitting 
them with stray shells, but have no defenses against air targets.

2.4.1 Longbow
An empty Longbow helicopter can pick up a full load of ammo in 15 seconds.
     If you target an enemy helicopter, the Longbow will chase it around 
firing missiles. Each of its six heat-seeking missiles is equivalent to a 
shot from a mammoth tank, making it a good tank buster.

2.5.1 GPS Satellite
Charges in eight minutes.
     Provides free radar coverage for the whole theater of operations.

2.5.2 Sonar Pulse
Charges every ten minutes.
     Shows the locations of all enemy submarines.

2.5.3 Chronoshift
Charges every seven minutes.
     Moves any vehicle or ship from one destination to another for a 
duration of three minutes. Frequent use of the chronosphere will trigger a 
chronal vortex that can appear at a random location on the map. It will 
actively seek out and destroy five units or buildings until it dissipates. 
The best way to dissipate a chronal vortex is to sacrifice rifle infantry 
to it. You have a 20 percent chance of getting a vortex every time you use 
the chronosphere.
    Only vehicles can be chronoshifted to a new destination; living matter 
will spontaneously combust.

Using the chronosphere, you can send a mine layer into an ore deposit deep 
in enemy territory, or shift a cruiser into firing range of an enemy base. 
It can also be used to send an MCV to another part of the map and set up a 
second base.



3.1.1 Construction Yard
You need an MCV to build a construction yard. If your constantly hammered 
by tank fire, build a concrete wall around it.

3.1.2 Power Plant
Build a power plant as your first structure. If the power to your base 
drops below nominal, your buildings will take damage, and active systems 

like radar, Tesla coils, AA guns, and gap generators will fail. 
Productivity will also fall

3.1.3 Advanced Power Plant
This provides twice the power for less cost and space than two normal power 
plants put together. It's easier to destroy a single advanced power plant 
than two normal power plants, so weigh your options.

3.1.4 Ore Refinery
Build more than one ore refinery. Leave space around the ore refinery for 
the ore trucks to navigate. Each refinery has enough storage space for 2000 
credits worth of ore.

3.1.5 Ore Silo
Each silo can hold 1500 credits worth of ore. The ore is divided equally 
between all your silos and refineries. If you run out of space, any ore you 
mine is wasted.

3.1.6 Barracks
Build a barracks after the power plant. In early stages of the game, it 
might be your only defense.

3.1.7 Kennel
Attack dogs are trained in this facility.
3.1.8 War Factory
War factories produce the vehicles you need to fight your battles. Leave 
space around it for vehicles to maneuver.

3.1.9 Sub Pen
Sub pens allow you to build and repair submarines and transports. Stay on 
the lookout for spies. Don't let them gain a sonar pulse.

3.1.10 Airfield
Airfields are heavily armored, but the aircraft they harbor are not. Giving 
your enemies a free shot at your planes is a dumb thing to do, so keep them 
to the rear. Air crews can reload one ammo unit every two and a half 

3.1.11 Helipad
Helicopters reload and rearm from here. Each ammo rock takes two and a half 
seconds to reload. 

3.1.12 Service Depot
Build the service depot near your front lines so it doesn't take too long 
to get units back home to repair. It repairs aircraft just as well as 
vehicles, but you can not select multiple aircraft to repair like you can 
with vehicles. The service depot repairs 10 points of damage every time it 
goes 'tick'.
     You can sell vehicles for half of their purchase cost by sending them 
to the vehicle depot and clicking on the sell icon. 

3.1.13 Radar Dome
The dome will give you a radar system that shows the whereabouts of enemy 
units and building in explored territory.

3.1.14 Technology Center
Enables the construction of advanced buildings and vehicles.

3.1.15 Flame Tower
Armored flame-throwers on steroids, this automated system launches 
exploding fireballs. These are great against infantry and buildings, but 
tend to not do more than scorch the paint of heavy tanks and vehicles. 
Allied rocket infantry can take them out from a distance since their 
rockets have greater range.

3.1.16 Tesla Coil
The Tesla coil is the best defense against enemy land and sea units. The 
arcing electricity will destroy a light tank outright. It takes eight 
seconds for the Tesla coil capacitors to recharge.

3.1.17 SAM Site
This is the only anti-aircraft structure at our disposal. Five direct hits 
will down an enemy chopper, and two will ruin a jet or propeller plane 

3.1.18 Iron Curtain
The Iron Curtain will change the molecular structure of a unit, making it 
impervious to all damage. This effect lasts for 45 seconds.

3.1.19 Missile Silo
Launches atom bombs.
3.1.20 Barbed Wire Fence
Twice as strong as sandbags, but tanks and other tracked vehicles are still 
able to bulldoze through.

3.1.21 Concrete Wall
Not even the heaviest tanks can pass through concrete walls. Use concrete 
barriers to block access to the base, to protect vital structures, and to 
herd enemy units into chokepoint kill zones. Concrete will block line-of-
sight weapons like rockets and tank rounds, but not artillery or similar 

3.2 ARMY
3.2.1 Attack Dog
They can detect spies and kill any infantry unit instantly. If dogs are 
needed somewhere in a hurry, command them to attack a unit near the 
location they are needed, and they'll run 50 percent faster.

3.2.2 Rifle Infantry
Most useful in numbers. They can take a lot of fire from tanks and turrets 
before dying. They are cheap, and can be used as fodder to lure enemy tanks 
and soldiers into ambushes.

3.2.3 Grenadier
Grenadiers explode when they die, so keep injured grenadiers away from 
healthy units.

3.2.4 Flame Infantry
Their flame-throwers have a wide splash area. Friendly fire isn't. 

3.2.5 Engineer
Only structures that have over 75 percent structural damage can be taken 
over by an engineer. If the arrows are red, the engineer can only damage 
the building. When it is green, it's okay to take it over. Engineers can 
repair friendly structures back to full health.

3.2.6 Mine Layer
Anti-infantry mines are destroyed by vehicles passing over them. Use them 
to lay personnel mines around your sub pens or other structures prone to 

3.2.7 Ore Truck
The ore truck is the most important unit in the game. If you destroy your 
enemy's ore truck, he'll starve to death, and the same also applies to you.
     The computer gives high priority to defending its ore trucks, but a 
quick, decisive strike will destroy the ore truck before reinforcements 

3.2.8 V2 Rocket Launcher
These rockets have a range of ten squares. Two rockets can destroy 
camouflaged pillboxes. Three rockets will take out turrets and AA guns. 
Slow units like infantry and cruisers are also easy to hit with V2 rockets.
     The launchers themselves are only lightly armored, so keep them out of 
close combat.

3.2.9 Heavy Tank
In packs of five or more, they are fearsome. The key to destroying heavy 
tanks is to either spread their weapons fire, or to blow them up with 

3.2.10 Mammoth Tank
The mammoth is armed with twin 120mm cannons, and if damaged, can self heal 
up to 50 percent of its hit points. It's mammoth tusk missile is effective 
against infantry and airplanes, but not very good against helicopters.
     It's a slow tank, and takes five seconds to reload. If you're trying 
to destroy a mammoth tank, make sure you kill the weaker tanks around it 
first. Mammoths are sitting ducks without their supporting units.

3.2.11 MCV
Mobile construction vehicles are necessary to build construction yards.

3.3 NAVY

3.3.1 Transport
Its high speed and armor make it very effective at charting unexplored 
waters. It can hold five land units of any type. If you stick your infantry 
into APCs before loading, you can transport 25 of them.

3.3.2 Submarine
Submarines work best in packs. They can fire at ships 9 squares away and 
are invisible when submerged. Submarines in guard mode will attack any 
ships that come into range.


3.4.1 Yak
An empty Yak fighter can reload in 40 seconds.
     Yaks are good for strafing infantry and destroying light vehicles and 
structures. The strafing run begins one square in front of the target. The 
Yak will open fire and walk the bullets to the target.

3.4.2 MiG
An empty MiG can reload in eight seconds.
     They are very fast, but delicate. Six MiG fighters together will 
destroy any structure or unit in the game.

3.4.3 Hind
An empty Hind chopper can reload in 30 seconds.
     Hind choppers carry the same chaingun as the Yak, but instead of 
walking their fire, they hover over a fixed vantage point.

3.4.4 Chinook
Transport helicopters only appear in multiplayer games. A transport 
helicopter can carry five infantry units.

3.5.1 Iron Curtain
Charges every 11 minutes.
     Renders a unit or structure invulnerable for 45 seconds.

3.5.2 Nuke
Charges every 13 minutes.
     The atomic warhead does widespread damage at ground zero. Big and 
unprotected targets like buildings get vaporized, but because armored units 
are low to the ground, airtight, made of metal, and very heavily protected, 
they are much less vulnerable to the effects.

3.5.3 Parabomb
Charges every 14 minutes.
     Parabombs are really inaccurate, and unless your target is fairly 
large, you can forget about scoring any direct hits. Each time you drop 
parabombs, the plane will arrive from a different direction, making it 
almost impossible to predict the path of destruction. Each of the five 
bomblets has the explosive power of two artillery shells.

3.5.4 Paratrooper
Charges every seven minutes.
     You can drop paratroopers anywhere on the map, even in place you've 
not yet explored. Use paratroopers to scout a distant area of map, or to 
destroy power plants and other critical buildings in an unprotected area of 
an enemy camp.

3.5.5 Spy Plane
Charges every three minutes.
     The spy plane can take a lot of AA damage, so don't be afraid to send 
it downtown. You can use it to spot enemy air defenses by using it this 



4.1.1 Center of Gravity
An enemy's center of gravity is the thing which, when removed from the 
equation, paralyzes his forces. It's not his source of strength, but his 
critical vulnerability.
     What is the enemy's center of gravity? It's not his mammoth tank or 
cruiser. Sure, they are powerful units, but even if you destroy them, the 
enemy can still fight, and the enemy can still win.
     The center of gravity is the enemy ore facility. Without ore there is 
no money. Without money, there is no further construction, and no more 
units. Without ore, the enemy is paralyzed. 

4.1.2 Combat Tactics
The computer doesn't know to retreat when up against superior forces, and 
will always fight to the death. Use this to force the computer into 
committing forces to battles it can not possibly win.

4.1.3 Concentrated Firepower
Always bring your firepower to bear on a single unit at a time. Concentrate 
your fire on enemy units that are easy to kill, but have the strongest 
weapons. For every enemy unit knocked out, your own units will take less 
     If faced with three heavies and a mammoth, destroy the three heavies 
before tackling the mammoth. If you were to concentrate on the mammoth, the 
three heavies would pummel your forces by the time the mammoth died. By 
leaving the mammoth for last, you take less damage.

4.1.4 Scatter!
You can scatter your units with the 'x' key while they are attacking. 
Moving targets are more difficult to hit by the enemy, and suffer no 
disadvantage in return.


4.2.1 Offense
Airpower is best used to remove targets of opportunity that can't fire 

4.2.2 Defense
Place anti-aircraft defenses well forward of whatever it is you are 
protecting. Enemy aircraft launch their weapons from a distance, and you in 
turn want to knock them out before they release their payload. 


4.3.1 The Wolfpack
Submarines work best in packs of five or more. Allied ships can only 
concentrate on one boat at a time. If you can put five torpedoes into a 
ship, your submarines won't take much damage.

4.3.2 Antisubmarine Warfare
To do massive damage to submarine forces, you need to get your ships close 
to them. Submarines can't shoot through each other, so getting close will 
hamper their efforts at concentrated fire.
     If you're hunting for subs, fire area effect weapons into random 
points in the water. If you damage the sub even the tiniest amount, it will 
surface. Smuggle a spy into the sub pen and use the sonar pulse. You can 
also use some of the techniques described in chapter five.

4.3.3 Obstacles
If a bridge is in your way, and you need to get to the other side, destroy 
the bridge. You'll need to destroy two sections to make a big enough gap to 
squeeze through.


4.4.1 Economics
When ore is tight, micromanage your ore trucks. Gather ore in diagonal 
strips, leaving a checkerboard pattern. This pattern will ensure quick 
regeneration of the ore field.
     Each truck holds 28 bales of ore. One bale of gem is worth 50 credits, 
while a bale of gold is worth 25. Gather the gems first, because gems don't 
     It's a good idea to build one ore refinery for every major patch of 

4.4.2 Minefields
I present to you the following ways to spot mines:
     Run over one. Not recommended.
     Observe and remember where the mine layers lay their mines, and 
destroy them with weapons fire.
    Actively sweep the territory in front of you with weapons fire. V2 
rocket launchers make the best mine busters, followed closely by grenadiers 
and artillery shells.
     If a mine layer drops a mine in an ore field, you can't destroy it 
even if you know exactly where it is. Make hunting mine layers your new 

4.4.3 Undocumented commands
The 'f' key will put a group of units into formation mode. This doesn't 
mean that they'll march in formation, but that they'll get back into their 
original formation at the end of their journey.

The 'q' key will let you assign waypoints. If you give a unit movement 
commands while you hold down the 'q' key, it will follow them in the order 
you give them. Unfortunately, you can not terminate your waypoints with a 
command to attack.

Other keys:

'n' - next unit
'b' - back one unit
't' - select repair mode
'y' - select sell mode
'u' - cycle through radar modes


There are no cheat keys.

The RULES.INI is a text file embedded within the redalert.mix in your Red 
Alert game directory. It contains editable parameters for just about every 
aspect of the game. By placing an edited RULES.INI file in your game 
directory, you can override the default settings with your own. This will 
let you change the price of units, their firing rate, their speed, the time 
it takes nuclear missiles to recharge, and other variables.
     To extract the RULES.INI file, load redalert.mix into Windows 95 
Wordpad. Search for the string RULES.INI, and cut and paste everything from 
the line "RULES.INI" to the last line, "Rate=.1" into a new document. Save 
this new document as RULES.INI and place it into your game directory. Be 
careful that you do not accidentally overwrite your original redalert.mix 
file, or you may have to reinstall Red Alert.
     It is impossible to play a multiplayer game unless everyone uses 
identically modified (or non-modified) RULES.INI files. 

5.3.1 Ore silos
Ore silos aren't necessary. When you start constructing a building, the ore 
stored in your refineries are converted cash. If you cancel your 
construction order, the money is returned as cash, and not converted back 
to ore.

5.3.2 Multiple weapons factories
In the previous version of the strategy guide, we wrote that switching 
primary buildings when finishing construction would give you two vehicles 
for the price of one.
     If you don't know it by now, this was false information fed to us by 
evil secret agents working for the other side. We've shot all the spies, 
and we hope something like this never happens again. We apologize for this 
serious breach of national security.

5.3.3 Minefields
If you suspect mines around your construction site, build a building, but 
don't place it. Sweep the white placement marker around the buildings. If a 
square within the white marker turns red and you can't see a visible 
obstacle, there is a mine underneath.

5.3.4 Finding submarines
Select a gunboat or destroyer, and move your movement cursor into the radar 
map. Slowly sweep across the radar map with the cursor. If the cursor 
changes to the red attack cursor, there is a submarine there.
     Select a transport and hold down the CTRL key as you sweep your 
movement cursor over water. If it suddenly turns into a "I can't move 
there" cursor, there is a submarine at that spot.

5.3.5 Deny transports a beachhead
Place tanks on the shoreline where enemy transports try to land. The 
transports will never unload.

5.3.6 Prevent the computer from rebuilding
Place a unit on top of a spot that once contained the turret or building 
you do not want the enemy to rebuild.

5.3.7 Inaccurate cruiser fire
Long range cruiser fire will overshoot their intended targets. To correct 
your gunners' aim, manually target a square short of your intended target. 
If it's still long, bring the target closer to the cruiser. If it's short, 
fire a little closer at the building.

5.3.8 Cruisers versus submarines
Cruisers can't target submarines directly, but they can target the empty 
water next to submarines. Submarines will still take damage from near 
misses. If your cruiser is far enough away, you might even miss the patch 
of water you targeted and score a direct hit on a sub.

5.3.9 Allying with the enemy
The computer player will ignore attacks from players it is allied with.

5.3.10 Country bonuses
England has thinner, not thicker armor. France has a slower, not faster
rate of fire. These are arithmetic errors that are present in the original
version of Red Alert (v1.04).


5.4.1 Morse code in the manual
Lines of Morse code dot the bottom of your manual pages. Converted into 
letters, they read the following:

Red alert! Red alert! Soviet forces in sector seven building runways. 
Assault units dispatch ASAP.

Allies lose Verdun. Forces destroyed. Dispatch troops ASAP. Retrieve Tanya. 
Critical movements spotted NWSAHX. Nuclear warheads destined to Washington 
delayed. Strike AX Zulu, advise ETA.

Investigate sudden death of fourteen allies. Toxic tests show formic acid 

Formic acid complaint accurate. Also find crushed vertebrae and slashes on 
head and face, and two thousand headless. No bleeding. Respond.

Say again? Formic acid?

Roger that.
  What is it?

The acid ants use.
  For what purpose?

Killing, neutralizing. Describe slash marks.
  Like big knives. Checking. Twelve inch marks on headless. Some marks, 
some acid ... do you hear humming?

Negative humming. Do you spot small hills?
  Affirmative. Not on map.

How far your location?
  Six clicks.

Investigate now.
  Looking for what?

Giant ants.
  Like some sci-fi flick!

Serious. All areas.
  Giant ants?

Roger that.
  Use Raid.

No joke! Ants ten feet high.
  What's humming mean?

Ant radar. Watch out.
  I hear some now!

Get out of there! Respond! Get out of there!

Ants that big never happened. System Alert. Sectors report now!
  Alpha sector negative.
  Charlie sector negative.
  Bravo sector none.

Delta sector? Delta sector, report. All sectors, tune Delta.
  Confirm deaths! Red Alert! Red Alert! Giant ants spotted!

Identify sector!
  Echo sector!

Number, size?
  Maybe one hundred, red, huge!

Fire at will!
  Targeting fire ... Oh, God! I can't ...

Come in, Echo sector! Come in, Echo sector!


6.1 SCG01EA
Shoot the infantry who charge your position. When Tanya makes an airdrop, 
kill all the infantry with her that you can. Set a C4 charge on one of the 
power plants. If you shoot the infantry surrounding the tech center, 
Einstein will emerge. Direct him to the helicopter and you're outta here.

6.2 SCG02EA
Move packs of  infantry to the south, south west, and north-west of your 
construction yard to defend against enemy troops. You get reinforcements 
each time you construct a major building. The kind of base you build is 
important, because you have to use the base you build now in a future 
mission. Build two pillboxes up by the ore field in the north, and another 
two pillboxes in the south and west of your base.
     Group your vehicles together and follow the road south. Use 
concentrated fire in killing the opposition, and kill the grenadiers first. 
You'll find the enemy ore truck in the south west corner. If you destroy 
it, the enemy won't have enough money to make any more reinforcements.
     Move your pack of Jeeps into the enemy base. Kill the grenadiers, 
infantry, and dogs then get back on the road and continue your trek north 
to kill the units guarding the pass. Afterwards, go back to the enemy base 
and destroy the buildings. Your convoy will automatically arrive when all 
of the opposition is killed or destroyed.

6.3 SCG03EA
Immediately tell the medic being shot to move north. Send Tanya down to 
kill the enemy soldier attacking him, then shoot any soldiers trying to 
kill Tanya. Tanya will never fire a weapon in defense of herself, but as 
long as you keep squeezing her trigger finger, she'll keep firing. Heal her 
with the medic if she's damaged.
     Move to the west, and curve south, shooting the enemy along the way. 
If you can land an artillery shell on the transport that drops off the 
troops, you can wipe them out en masse. Keep trekking southwards until you 
get to the enemy base. Let Tanya pick off the soldiers one by one as your 
artillery pounds the flame turret. This base here is not your objective, so 
you just want to kill all the enemy infantry.
     Move east around the base, and swing northwards. Shoot any barrels you 
see. A V2 rocket launcher will take a pot-shot at you, but probably miss. 
Shoot the barrels nearby to take it out.
     Take out the first bridge. There are enemy soldiers hiding behind the 
trees, so proceed carefully. Shoot the barrels by the bridge at the top of 
the screen and you'll destroy it. If Tanya gets herself stuck on an island, 
your artillery unit can destroy any bridges that remain. 

6.4 SCG04EA
This mission takes place on the same map as your second mission, and you'll 
start out with whatever units and structures you had leftover from that 
     Constructing a radar dome will give you a better picture of what's 
going on. Put up a weapons factory. You're going to churn out at least a 
dozen light tanks. There's a pass up north you should mine heavily. The 
enemy has air support. If you place rocket infantry to the north-west of 
the buildings they are strafing,  you'll take them down.
     Send you horde of light tanks to the top of the screen where the 
Soviet's are gather ore. If you can take out the ore truck with shots fired 
from below the plateau, do so. If not, you'll have to swing around the 
corner, past their base and get right into their ore deposit to take out 
that ore truck. If you don't kill this ore truck, the Soviets will keep 
throwing their armor at you.
     You've got a dozen tanks in this field of ore. After the ore truck is 
dead, shoot at the attacking tanks using the focused fire tactic, and 
squish the infantrymen. Then destroy the refinery, and the flame turrets. 
Send your jeeps up to the enemy base to help kill the infantry.
Enemy resistance from this point on is minimal, and you won't have 
difficulty mopping up.

6.5 SCG05EA
To get the spy past the guard dogs, you need patience. The patrols will 
change position every so often, and you'll need to observe them for a 
minute before you make your move. Get the spy into the weapons factory, and 
you'll hijack a truck. The truck will drop you off by the prison compound.
     Get the spy into the prison to release Tanya. Tanya has to take out 
all the SAM sites before her rescue chopper can come in. Take out the two 
SAM sites on the peninsula, then run upwards into the base compound. Kill 
the soldiers who are in your way. While you're in the base compound, 
demolish the airfields and shoot any barrels you find. When all four SAM 
sites are gone, the chopper will pick Tanya up.
     You'll get some reinforcements at the top of the map. You want to use 
your engineers to capture the construction yard, weapons factory, and 
barracks. Remember that engineers can only capture buildings that are down 
to 25 percent health. Once you have a refinery going, crank out some tanks. 
Wait until you've built up enough tanks to deal with the enemy's 
reinforcements before you attack the enemy ore truck, but don't wait too 
     Construct V2 rocket launchers to take out enemy base defenses from a 
safe distance. Allowed to pass unmolested, your tanks will wreck havoc upon 
the enemy. Kill everyone and everything. The mission won't end if you let 
anyone live.

6.6 SCG06EA
Deploy your MCV where it lands. Get a power plant and barracks up straight 
away, followed by a refinery. The enemy will send troops and tanks from the 
south. Your only anti-tank weapons at this time are your rocket infantry. 
Build a pillbox to act as sponge for enemy fire while your rifle and rocket 
units work on the enemy units themselves. Your rocket units will also 
handle any enemy aircraft that try to strafe your base.
     Crank out some medium tanks and attack the base in the south. Capture 
the barracks with an engineer, and infiltrate the radar dome with a spy. 
Now you can see what the enemy is doing. Build a naval yard by the barracks 
you captured.
     Block your coastline with tanks to prevent the enemy from landing 
troops on your island. Get a spy into the enemy subpen, and get another one 
into one of the tech centers. It's easiest if you land them on the craggy 
piece of land that juts out before their Tesla coil.
     The next stage of the mission is destroying all enemy units and 
buildings. Land 30 medium tanks in the north and slowly work your way down, 
destroying all the enemy units. The computer will sell all the buildings at 
the last moment, and a horde of tanks and V2 launchers will erupt from the 

6.7 SCG07EA
A combat situation arises immediately. Kill those troopers with your jeep 
and tanks. Deploy the MCV, and set up your base. Scout the ore fields to 
the east and south with the jeep. Build a pillbox to help kill enemy 
troopers. Build another refinery. Make some medium tanks.
Build rocket infantry to combat enemy airpower. Put a permanent AA gun 
in the north of your base. Also put rocket infantry where the ore truck 
travels so you can shoot down marauding MiGs.
Your first objective is to capture the radar dome in the south. A 
handful of tanks and an engineer will do it. You can sell the radar dome 
after it's been captured.
The key to finishing the second objective is to destroy the enemy ore 
trucks and starve your opponent of cash. The only way to do this is to use 
your minelayers to lay thick fields of mines. Once the ore trucks are gone, 
you can mass as big a force as you want to destroy the enemy subpens. 

6.8 SCG08EA
Move the two destroyers by your power stations. Train five rocket infantry. 
You need to get your MCV into the base where your construction yard will be 
better protected, and where you can put your mine layers to good use.  
Clear the pass of enemy tanks using focused fire, and move all your 
remaining vehicles into the base.
Plop the construction yard down somewhere inside. Replace the 
destroyed advanced power plant. Stick an AA Gun in a corner. Lay solid 
minefields on the road outside your northern entrance and in the pass that 
faces your easternmost entrance. Construct a camouflaged pillbox next to 
one of the northern turrets.
Build several light tanks, and line the open areas of coastline with 
them to block the enemy from landing ground forces. Keep those minelayers 
busy replacing detonated mines!

6.9 SCG09EA
Build the base by the ore deposit to the east. Build fifteen rocket 
infantry, and place them in groups of five by the north shore. Build light 
tanks, and block the beaches the enemy uses for its invasion attempts.
     Put a spy and an APC into a transport, and carry the them to the top-
right corner of the screen. Land the spy on the beach, and move him across 
the bridge, into the enemy base. Once there, inter the headquarters 
building, and free the defector, Kosygin.
     A bunch of dogs will appear. Keep Kosygin north of the headquarters 
building for now, and wait for all the dogs to "settle". Land the APC, and 
command it to run over the dog that parked itself by the top Tesla coil. 
With the dog gone, Kosygin can safely pass by the buildings, run over the 
bridge, and get to the transport. Your mission ends once you transport him 
back to your base.

6.10 SCG10EA
Deploy the MCV in the protected area to the east. Scout with your light 
tanks and run away from superior forces. The enemy armor is too strong for 
you to defeat, so don't plan on too many tank battles. Build a tech center 
to see where everything is. Observe the enemy ore trucks, and mine what ore 
deposits you can. If the ore trucks are gathering ore from a field behind 
enemy lines, build five helipads and go after those ore trucks. It will 
take two sorties to destroy each truck.
     Without ore trucks, the enemy will leave you be. Concentrate on 
gathering ore and building a massive horde of medium tanks. Pick off what 
units you can from the air. The enemy infantry is only an annoyance, and 
annoyances are quickly cleared with a couple pillboxes. Build rocket 
infantry for air defense, and place two AA guns in the northern part of 
your base.
     Focus your fire on the nearby Tesla coils before attacking the tanks. 
When you've destroyed a large portion of the base, Stalin will launch the 
missiles. Run a group of engineers up to the control center in an APC and 
capture it.

6.11 SCG10EB
You are deep inside the control center, the clock is ticking, and you have 
very limited resources. Move your units south until you hit the mammoth 
tanks. Send your spy south towards the "exit", and Tanya will appear. With 
Tanya as your point, explore the passages. 
     Take Tanya and an engineer north and east. Kill the soldiers, disable 
the first control center. Go west, and do the same to the second control 
center. Head north until you see the flame turret. Heal Tanya to full 
health, then set a demolition charge on the flame turret. Heal Tanya again, 
     North of the flame turret is the third control center. Disable it with 
an engineer, and head all the way east and north, and disable the final 
control center.

6.12 SCG11EA
At the start you'll have two MCVs. Deploy both of them. Get your base up 
and running, and build two refineries early on. Explore with one of your 
light tanks. There's a mammoth tank patrol to the east and north Make note 
of their resting locations, and mine them. Get a tech center up to see 
where the enemy ore truck is. Build six helipads and destroy the ore truck. 
Use rocket infantry as anti-aircraft batteries.
     Assault the base with a task force of medium tanks. Don't destroy the 
subpen; infiltrate it with a spy since we need a sonar pulse. Capture the 
construction yard and weapons factory. The enemy base on the other side of 
the river will start construction. Destroy their ore trucks with your 
Make some V2 rocket launchers to take out the Tesla coils on the 
island. Break a whole in the concrete wall on the coastal side of the base, 
and send your tanks through to the northern section of your land mass and 
destroy the power stations. Create a naval yard and make a transport. If 
submarines attack the naval yard, destroy them with V2 rocket launchers and 
helicopters. Land V2 rocket launchers on the Tesla coil island and get rid 
of the SAM sites.
     Fire the sonar pulse. The V2 rocket launcher should take out some of 
the submarines nearby. To get the others, use your transport as a decoy to 
make the subs surface, and blast them from the sky with helicopters.
     Friendly naval power will arrive and if you've destroyed all the subs, 
your mission will be accomplished.

6.13 SCG12EA
Deploy the MCV near where you land. Stick a camo pillbox as far to the 
north-east of your base as you can. Use the jeep to scout to the east. When 
you see the mammoth tank, turn around. Scout east, and north, shooting any 
dogs you come across. Retreat at the first sign of enemy armor.
     A mammoth tank will move towards your base, followed by a civilian. 
Shoot the civilian before it drops a signal flare. The mammoth tank will go 
invulnerable, and try to attack your ore trucks. Drive the trucks around in 
circles until the invulnerability wears off, and then kill the mammoth with 
your medium and light tanks.
     Expand your base, and put camo pillboxes in your extreme corners. Push 
the spy north through the center, and follow the river crossing east past 
the Tesla coil into the enemy base. Follow the coastline and infiltrate the 
enemy subpen.
     When your GPS satellite goes up, you'll see two bases, one on the 
left, and one on the right. The base on the right has an ore truck that is 
using a northern ore deposit. Send six Longbow helicopters after the ore 
truck and destroy it.
     Mine the road that leads through the village. The enemy will almost 
always use roads, and if you can kill those mammoth tanks with mines before 
it has a chance to go invulnerable, more power to you.
Now, the base on the left side will start ore refining. To avoid the 
SAM fire when attacking the trucks, send your helicopters to a place near 
the west edge of the map before commanding them to attack. With those ore 
trucks out of action, the computer will stop building things, and you can 
finish the mission by sniping at your targets with helicopters to weaken 
their base defenses so you can roll in your engineer-laden APCs and tanks.

6.14 SCG13EA
Your top units are Group A, and your bottom units are Group B. Move Group A 
engineers to the control panel to destroy a flame turret. Move Group B to 
the east, and kill everyone there. Move Group B further east, and use the 
control panel to destroy the northern turret.
     Move Group A east past the tanks. If you have trouble killing the 
enemy infantry, remember to group your riflemen in groups of five. Follow 
the riflemen with the medic, and heal the soldiers while they fight. Let 
the enemy come to you; riflemen can't shoot on the move. Go north through 
the passageway; the first generator is here. Head back out and east, where 
there's another turret control panel to disable.
     Backtrack a bit with Group B, and advance south. There's a grenadier 
at the generator controls. Rush him with rifle infantry. When your engineer 
sets a charge on the generator, you'll get some more rifle infantry as 
reinforcements. Move Group B east until you hit another room with a 
generator. Set a charge on this one, and continue east until you reach big 
room with flame turrets and several control panels.
     The center control panel takes out the north-west turret. The north-
west panel takes out the center turret. With good timing, you can send a 
single engineer to do both of these without getting hurt. The south-west 
panel is a generator, but you can't get to it safely just yet. Instead, 
move Group B up to Group A, and make a new team consisting of five rifle 
infantry, two doctors, and one engineer.
Move the team east to another generator, then south and west. You'll 
be back at the central hub. Kill all the infantry now that you have two 
medics helping out with the healing. Head south. A very small computer is 
in the west wall. Place an engineer here to activate the turret control. 
Head west from the V2 room, and kill the flame thrower and the dog by 
shooting the barrels. Two control panels on the wall disable turrets, and 
the one in the room to the west itself is another generator.
There are two generators left in the central hub. Disable both of 
them. If the flame turrets are still up, don't worry. The engineers will 
get to the control panels before dying. Take the lower right passage. Move 
all your units inside. Move your spy into the room with all the units. 
Something strange will happen! All the bad guys will ignore your men and 
run out of the room! Move your engineers east, and reprogram the last 
generator computer.

6.15 SCG14EA
Move Tanya and the thieves down to protect them from the barrel explosion, 
then move them up to protect them from the other barrel explosion. Shoot 
all the infantry while you move west. When you hit the coast, move north 
into the base. Destroy the small power stations. Shoot at the delivery van 
with Tanya's pistol. If it runs away, go back south the way you came and 
cut it off and the river crossing. Shoot at it some more, and it will 
explode, revealing a crate full of money. 
Don't  pick it up yet. Go back up, and destroy the large power plants. 
Move the thieves into the ore silos and steal their money. Reinforcements 
will arrive. Deploy the MCV where you see the signal flare.
Like in the previous missions, the Soviets will send invulnerable 
mammoth tanks at you. These tanks travel in a predictable path to get to 
your base, so by mining their paths, you'll pre-empt this particular 
threat. Rocket infantry will protect you from planes. Back them up with 
some AA guns around your power stations. Find the enemy ore truck once the 
GPS is launched. Build six helicopter pads, and destroy the ore truck. 
Without the ore truck, the enemy will stop sending units at you.
When the ore truck of the southern base is destroyed, the eastern base 
will start sending out its trucks. Their ore fields have no SAM cover, so 
destroying them shouldn't be a problem.
Construct a naval yard and build a cruiser. To extend your base to the 
water, build a chain of barracks building until you hit the coast. Put up 
some anti-air defenses by the naval yard. The chronosphere can move units 
from one place to another for a limited amount of time. Chronoshift the 
cruiser into the lake by the southern base, and tear their buildings to 
shreds. If the cruiser guns overshoot, force attack on a game square that 
is slightly above the building to correct it.
Repeat until they give up and sell all the buildings. Next, 
chronoshift the cruiser into the small lake in the bottom left corner and 
shell the airstrips and power stations to the north.
Send your helicopters on SAM site busting missions. You'll lose a 
helicopter in the process, but that's what money is for. With the SAM sites 
gone, you can destroy the power stations at your leisure to silence the 
Tesla coils, then your tank groups in for the kill.


7.1 SCU01EA
The Allies store barrels full of petrol next to their buildings and units. 
Shoot all the barrels you see with your airplanes. A few friendly soldiers 
will drop in to assist. There's a heal-everyone crate under the church to 
the west. Move your men north, and as you explore more of the map, you'll 
find more barrels to shoot.
Edge a few soldiers near the unexploded bridge. Shoot the barrels by 
the pillboxes to destroy them. The map  will reveal more buildings and 
barrels. Blow up the other barrels. If your mission doesn't end, it's 
because you've left the civilians alive. Kill them all and destroy their 

7.2 SCU02EA
Shoot the stacks of barrels by the bridge. Build a refinery, aircraft, 
power plant, and barracks. Send one man to scout up north. It's okay if he 
gets killed by the jeep. Strafe the jeep with both aircraft. You'll notice 
that a rocket infantryman shoots at you. Next time you're up there, strafe 
him, too.
     Gather all your rifle infantry and organize them into two groups of 
equal size. Move south past the river crossing, and head past the ore 
deposits to the west. Always keep the two groups next to each other for 
defense. Inch your way one square at a time until you begin combat with the 
     If a jeep appear mixed with the infantry, kill the rifle infantry 
first, the jeep second, and any rocket infantry last. The enemy ore truck 
will show up. Destroy it with concentrated rifle infantry fire.
     With the ore truck gone, the enemy won't have enough cash reserves to 
put up much of a fight. The turrets are best destroyed with concentrated 
rifle fire. The Yak aircraft is good for lightly armored buildings such as 
power plants and construction yards.

7.3 SCU03EA
Kill the soldier defending the farmhouse and you'll get riflemen and 
grenadiers. Send a grenadier south to blow up a line of barrels to destroy 
the pillbox.
     Send the men south, killing enemy infantry. Move all the units west 
until you see the enemy village. Move the dogs back. Cluster the infantry 
in a counter ambush formation at the pass. Send a dog into the village, and 
immediately pull it back when computer starts the ambush. Kill them. The 
spy escapes up north. Move all your units half way east then north through 
the valley, killing the little men there. Get a grenadier to blow up all 
the barrels again.
     Move all units north, then into an attack formation where you can 
grenade the enemy soldiers one by one until they die. Move everyone west. 
blow up more barrels. Move everyone west, kill the spy. Mission complete.

7.4 SCU04EA
We're going to do this one slightly differently. Move your units west until 
you get to the village. Deploy the MCV along the road that stretches to the 
bottom corner of the map. Build your base with a power plant first, 
followed by a barracks and a refinery. You're surrounded by minerals, and 
there's not much space to build buildings, but as you gather ore, the real 
estate will open up.
     Dogs make good border guards if you put them near your perimeter. 
They'll die in the crossfire if you mix them up with your normal infantry. 
Build an airstrip. Send a spy plane to an area at the very top of the 
screen, aligned vertically with the first river crossing, counting from the 
west. See that radar dome? You've got to take it out. When your 
paratroopers are ready, drop them next to the radar dome and destroy it.
     The one major strength of the Soviets is armor, so take advantage of 
it by building as many heavy tanks as you can afford. Send your armor north 
from the gap generator and destroy the ore truck and refinery. Stay out of 
reach of the turrets, but destroy any tanks and jeeps that you see. Destroy 
the weapons factory also. With unit production crippled, the enemy will lie 
still. Build more armor and finish them all off.

7.5 SCU05EA
Set up your base just south of the road. Get a radar dome up as soon as you 
can. Scout to the north with one of your rifle infantry, and see if you can 
drag the bad guys down to your turf. Pump out some tanks. Move them into 
the ore fields in the north and destroy the enemy ore truck. Retreat back 
to your base where your infantry can help destroy the remaining "rescue" 
     Build three V2 launchers, and use them to take out enemy turrets. Keep 
a squad of infantry close, and follow them with your tanks. Capture the 
Allied construction yard, and radar dome, but don't touch the refinery or 
any of the barrels.
     Build six airstrips and Yaks to go with them. Use the spy plane to 
reveal portions of the middle island. You're looking for the enemy 
refinery. When you find it, strafe it with your Yaks to destroy it. Pick 
off the units on the island one by one by air assault, or build a naval 
yard to bombard them from the coast with gunboats. If you do this, you'll 
need to get rid of the enemy destroyer cover with submarines. The mission 
ends when every last soldier on the middle island is dead.

7.6 SCU06EA
Retreat to the west, and set up your base at the far edge of the map. 
Several waves of enemy rocket infantry and light tanks will attack. Counter 
them with rifle infantry and five or six heavy tanks.
     Send an APC into the base in the north to scout a little bit. Try to 
find the refinery. Build three airstrips, and make two strafing runs on the 
refinery to destroy it. Build three V2 launchers to remove enemy 
fortifications, and let your tanks and your infantry deal with the other 
enemy units. Capture the weapons factory and build another repair bay by 
it. Repair your tanks before fighting your way east.
     Cruisers will open fire on you as you reach the main island in the 
east. That's okay. Concentrate on getting rid of the tanks on the island. 
Move the convoy trucks through the path you cleared. Your mission ends when 
you get them on the island.

7.7 SCU07EA
Run for it! Move all your men down the east passageway. When you reach the 
end, light the barrels and give them a taste of their own barbecue. Head 
past a guarded control room to the west, and turn south. There's a pillbox 
with a barrel fuse and a bunch of dogs wagging their tails. Light the 
barrels to free the pups from the pound.
     Split the dogs into four groups of roughly even size. Attack the 
control room guards and kill them all. Move a soldier onto the control 
panel plates to destroy the flame turrets.
     Head west, but stop before you get a bunch of barrels. A pair of 
rocket infantry will fire on the barrels, hoping to catch you in the blaze, 
but they will have no such luck. Unleash the dogs on them. Continue moving 
through the corridor, shooting the barrels you come across. It will widen 
up into a large area full of more barrels. Stand back. Chase after the 
enemy soldier and kill him. Move further towards the engineers and kill 
their lone guard.
     Move one engineer onto each computer terminal. Some flame turrets will 
pop out of the ground and fry the Allied intelligence team. Move your 
remaining engineer to the core computer terminal to end your mission.

7.8 SCU08EA
This is a difficult mission. Quickly build a barracks and place it 
somewhere. The enemy will disperse. If a few still linger around, a couple 
rifle infantry will silence them. Construct a refinery. Build a war 
factory, and pump four or five heavy tanks.
     You'll get several shipments of infantry reinforcements. Put the flame 
infantry in front of the rifle infantry, and pay attention to that 
manufacturer's label that says "This side towards enemy". Explore the 
coastline with a transport.
     Ore is going to be a problem soon. First, deal with the civilians who 
keep popping flares to signal enemy transports by killing the civvies. Move 
your tanks north to the large ore fields. Destroy the mine layers before 
they lay mines, or you'll wish that you had later. Rush back down to your 
base and defend against marauding jeeps.
     Capture the tan enemy's power station and build a barracks and 
refinery up there. Roll out big numbers of heavy tanks and go after the 
enemy ore trucks. If you don't kill those ore trucks, it's impossible to 
     Use hit and run tactics to slowly deplete the enemy reserve of 
vehicles. When it's time to assault the base, use the V2's to take out the 
turrets and pillboxes. Your mission will end when everything is destroyed.

Destroy all enemy units in your base and immediately repair all your 
damaged buildings. Send the ore truck south to mine gem deposits. Construct 
an advanced power plant. Construct a weapons factory. Build two heavy 
tanks, and an engineer.
     You have to move quickly to capture an enemy base being established in 
the western portion of the map. Move your tank units and your engineer to 
the west. Capture the construction yard, and destroy the other buildings.
     The enemy will attempt to land on a strip of beach by your original 
base, accompanied by helicopters to destroy your Tesla coil. You can build 
Allied structures now, so build an AA gun by the Tesla Coil, and move your 
tank units to the beach to deal with the enemy land units.
     Later, an engineer laden APC will attempt to infiltrate your east 
base, and a group of helicopters will go for your west base. Be on the 
lookout for both of these. You can build an Allied barracks and make some 
rocket infantry to counter the air threat.
     With three refineries, you'll have enough income to build another 
weapons factory and produce a dozen heavy tanks. Drop paratroopers into the 
blackness at the west edge of the map, on the same line as your captured 
Allied construction yard. Move them north and expose the bridge. Advance 
northwards from your western base and destroy the armor. Park your two 
mammoth tanks at the start of the bridge.
Move your group of heavy tanks east until you hit a clump of pine 
trees. There's an isthmus here. It's heavily mined, so advance your tanks 
one square at a time, shooting the square ahead of each tank to destroy any 
mines that might be there. An Allied cruiser will open fire on the tanks. 
Luckily, it is so far away that it will miss, and its shots will destroy 
the Allied Force's own mines. Destroy any enemy tanks and artillery that 
attack your armor column.
We want to flush the convoy truck out. Push through their base, 
without stopping to destroy their turrets. The convoy truck will panic and 
leave. That's what we want. Pursue it with your heavy tanks. The convoy 
truck will eventually make it down to the bridge where we parked our 
mammoth tanks and paratrooper infantry. Your mission will end five seconds 

7.10 SCU10EA
Destroy the enemy tanks with concentrated tank fire. The convoy trucks will 
always follow the closest unit. Since we want them to be safe, leave one 
tank behind as a shepherd to keep the flock out of trouble.
     Kill rifle infantry with Yaks. Kill rocket infantry by running over 
them with your tanks. Kill other vehicles by picking on them with 
concentrated tank fire. Kill AA guns with tanks. Kill turrets with MiGs. 
Kill ships with a combination of MiGs and tanks. Destroy barrels with 
anything that is convenient. Use the spy plane to uncover your surroundings 
screen by screen. If you lose a Yak, replace it with a MiG. Two Yaks and 
three MiGs seems to work best on this level.
     Shoot the barrels by the radar dome to destroy the AA gun, then 
destroy the turret from the air. Proceed west through the trees, and squish 
the rocket infantry who attempt to ambush you. Keep heading west until you 
see an AA gun on a plateau. Destroy it, and head south past the barrels. 
Don't stop to fire at the turret. Once in the clearing to the south, 
destroy the southern AA gun. Shoot the barrels leading up to the central AA 
gun to destroy it.
     Three friendly engineers will airdrop. Move them to the enemy base and 
capture the repair bay and the construction yard. Destroy the ship to the 
south, and destroy the ship in the north You can now repair your aircraft 
without fear of being shot down.
Keep going west. Destroy the barrels on the southern plateau. Use a 
Yak to destroy the barrels on the northern plateau. Continue west. Destroy 
the tank, squish over the rocket infantry. Blow a hole through the concrete 
barrier. If you now move your "shepherd" tank to the far west, the convoy 
will follow. The mission will end when the convoy trucks make it to the 
western edge of the map.

7.11 SCU11EA
Make landfall slight to the north-west of your starting position. Build a 
refinery and weapons factory right away. You need some heavy tanks for 
protection. Move your subs east. From time to time, a cruiser will pop up 
in the eastern sea, and the subs will take it out. Use your leftover 
transport to scout the contours of your island. If you don't stop, you can 
map out almost all of the islands despite the massive Allied naval power. 
     When you have four heavy tanks, send one of them east to scout past 
the bridges. In the ore fields north of the bridge is a minelayer that you 
should destroy quickly. Some enemy tanks will invade your beach, but the 
three heavy tanks you left behind can contain them without any problem.
     To safely cross the bridges without getting them blown to hell, you 
need to destroy the cruiser in the east. This can only be done with 
airpower. Three MiGs will kill the cruiser in a short period of time.
     Build two subpens. Place one past your north shore, and the other one 
past your south. Create a wolfpack of five or six submarines in the north, 
and replace any subs you lose in the south. Destroy the Allied sea power in 
the channel, culminating in the destruction of their shipyard in the bay.
     There is a crate worth 2000 credits on the island in the north-west. 
You can drop some paratroopers to get it if you need it, but because you 
need to get rid of the enemy navy, you might as well destroy their northern 
fleet with your submarine pack. Any enemy transports you see can be 
destroyed by your MiGs.
     Use a combination of helicopters and MiGs to kill the enemy defenses 
around the only approachable beach head. The pass is heavily mined, so 
destroy them with helicopters by firing at random squares. Begin destroying 
AA-guns, starting from the west. Three MiGs will destroy one gun 
emplacement without losing aircraft. With the gun emplacements gone, strafe 
the rocket infantry with your Hind helicopters, then knock out their power 
stations. Destroy whatever you can from the air.
     Land some heavy tanks. The bridge may blow up. Route your units 
through the narrow gap east to avoid the heavy minefield in the west pass. 
Destroy all units and buildings. If your mission doesn't end after you've 
destroyed everything in sight, you missed some of those camouflaged 
pillboxes hidden behind clumps of trees.

7.12 SCU12EA
Save the V2 rocket launcher at all costs. Kill the enemy vehicles with your 
armor, and destroy the turrets with the V2 launcher. Set up your base. To 
begin with, put up a weapons factory, barracks, and a repair bay. Send some 
of your leftover grenadiers exploring. If one of them attracts the 
attention of an enemy helicopter, lead it to the mammoth tank. Snipe at the 
tanks and men in the southern valley with the V2. Make some heavy tanks.
     Watch out for a chopper landing in the northern area of the base at 
the same time of an enemy tank attack. Your V2 can take out the chopper, 
and your armor can deal with the tanks. A thief incursion is possible at 
this point. Kill them with the mammoth. Move your tanks to the ore field 
just east of the base. Ambush the mine layer as the transport delivers it. 
Speaking of mines, there are some mines south and to the west of the ore 
field fencing.
     Kill all the tanks and men on this side of the island. Five tanks from 
the enemy base will attack under the shadow of a mobile gap generator. In 
combat, you'll catch glimpses of the enemy units. Remember to concentrate 
your fire, and you'll have no problem with this.
     Capture the Allied tech center in the south-west. You'll get a GPS map 
that will show everything. Take over the allied base in this sector using 
the V2's to remove gun emplacements, and using the tanks to project your 
might. Capture the weapons factory and construction yard, but only after 
you've sunk the cruisers. Hind choppers are best for this because they 
won't fly over AA on the other island. Drop some paratroopers over the 
power plants to silence the AA guns.
     Clean up the lake of naval units. Fill the transports with five 
mammoth tanks, five heavy tanks, three V2s, and two APCs loaded with 
engineers. Unload the transports on the south shore. When the beach head is 
secured, use the V2's to destroy all the turrets and pillboxes.
     Capture the three tech centers to complete your mission.

7.13 SCU13EA
Destroy the enemy tanks. Deploy the MCV. Build a refinery, barracks, 
weapons factory, and repair bay. Train some grenadiers for base defense. 
Build three heavy tanks, and move your tank units south through the ravine. 
Destroy the tanks and artillery, and continue until you've gone to the very 
end. Turn back. Build another refinery.
     Construct a subpen and make enough subs to destroy the Allied ships in 
the bay farthest south. Send a transport full of heavy tanks right up the 
bay, and destroy the radar dome and the power plants, including those on 
the top of the cliffs.
     Charge the enemy camp with six or seven tanks, with the aim of 
destroying the center radar dome. Drop paratroopers nearby to assist. Curve 
your tanks northward and remove another radar dome.
     Construct a new armor column. The enemy will have run out of nearby 
ore, and will send the ore trucks farther north. Destroy the trucks with 
some tanks, and then destroy the enemy's weapon factory. If you don't, 
you'll be up to your ears in enemy tanks and artillery.
     Send ten tanks all the wa*y north, and then west. Cross the bridge and 
do not stop for anything! Carry on south through the enemy camp, past the 
ore fields. There is one more radar dome you need to take out. Do it.
     The chronosphere is south of those cliffs. Don't send a spy plane over 
there, however, because the Allied units will try to destroy the 
chronosphere. Make a large group of tanks to clean a path for your 
engineers, and capture the chronosphere.
     When I did this, I heard EVA say, "Objective reached." A split second 
later, our mission failed. I don't know if this is a bug, but there's 
another way to complete the mission. Instead of capturing the chronosphere, 
capture the barracks to the north-west of it. Build a large group of rocket 
infantry and destroy the helicopters that attack the chronosphere.
Keep some tanks and infantry down there to keep the chronosphere safe. 
Systematically destroy every Allied vehicle, structure, infantryman, and 
ship. Regardless of your originally assigned mission, you'll see the words 
"Mission Successful" when the last Allied unit is killed.

7.14 SCU14EA
There are several mines in the area, so only move your units straight up 
and down, and not to the east or the west. Concentrate fire on the light 
tanks, artillery, then medium tanks. Deploy your MCV. You can check for 
mines in the vicinity of your base by constructing a building, and moving 
the white placement markers around your perimeter. If a square within your 
placement marker turns red for no apparent reason, there is a mine under 
that square.
     Group your mammoth tanks together as an air defense system. Destroy 
the other enemy units using your heavy tanks. Don't wander into the mines. 
Defeat the Allied vehicles that approach from the south and from the west. 
Destroy the turrets guarding the bridge north of your base with V2 rockets.
     Get a weapons factory and repair bay quickly, and create tank units. 
Scatter two or three SAM sites around your base. The Allies will make 
constant landings at certain points on your shore. Block their landing 
sites with heavy tanks. Scout the rest of your land mass with a heavy tank.
     Construct a subpen and build a wolfpack of submarines and a transport. 
Scout the eastern contours of your island. Some cruisers will open fire on 
your base. Build an airfield in the north-eastern corner of your base as a 
cruiser fire sponge. Sink the cruiser with your wolfpack. If the cruiser is 
close enough to shore, V2 rockets will also work well. Take your wolf pack 
north, and destroy any other naval units, the naval yard and a large 
section of bridge.
     The enemy ore trucks will start coming down to your island to gather 
ore. The loss of their ore trucks will be the deathblow to the Allies, so 
take them out any way you can. For best results, place your mammoth tanks 
in the middle of the ore patch and wait for the trucks.  The Allies will 
end up sending six or seven trucks, so be prepared to wait a while before 
they run out of money.
     Run a large group of heavy tanks up the bridge north of your base. 
Concentrate your fire on the turrets, and try to squish the rocket 
infantry. Take out the power plants.
     Run more heavy tanks up the western side of the island and take out 
the power plants, but leave the AA guns and construction yard intact.
     Time to assault the base. The enemy helicopters are painful, but the 
base lacks AA guns in the west part of the base. Send an infantry squishing 
heavy tank up into the base from the western side. Render it invulnerable 
using the Iron Curtain, and run over the rocket infantry. If you're lucky, 
the cruisers will end up destroying much of their own forces.
     To take out the cruisers, take out their destroyer escorts from land. 
The channel is narrow enough for several heavy tanks to get good shots at 
the destroyers. Then, the cruisers can be sunk by either MiG or Hind 
Put 10 heavy tanks and 5 V2 launchers into transports. Send them north 
through the east channel, and make landfall on the strip of beach. Move the 
V2s north to the very edge of the cliff, and destroy more power plants. 
Move west, eliminating everything you can see until the very last Allied 
unit and structure is gone. 


Eight player games are possible over a local IPX network. If you are having 
network problems, please see Troubleshooting in the Appendix.

Two player games are possible over a modem. Turn off error correction and 
data compression for best results. Technical support questions should be 
directed to either Westwood or your modem manufacturer.

Two player games are possible over WChat. Before you can play Red Alert 
over WChat, you must register. Red Alert will handle this automatically. If 
you get an error message that reads "Fatal Winsock Error (10060)", it means 
that the Westwood server is busy, and that you should try again later. 
Technical support questions should be directed to Westwood.

8.4 KALI
Eight player games are possible using version Kali95 1.1b or later. Read 
the enclosed documentation for installation instructions.


Crates can appear in water too, so keep an eye out for them.
Crate contents vary, but here are some of the things you can expect to 

Armor upgrade: Doubles the armor of nearby objects.
Darkness: Shrouds entire radar map.
Explosion: This hurts.
Firepower upgrade: Doubles the shot power of nearby units.
Heal base: All buildings are restored to full health.
ICBM: Free single-shot nuke.
Money: 2000 credits
Napalm: This hurts too.
Parabomb: Free single-shot parabomb.
Reveal: Reveal entire radar map.
Sonar: One-shot sonar pulse.
Speed upgrade: Nearly doubles the speed of nearby units.
Squad: Gives a squad of random infantry
Unit: Gives a random vehicle
Invulnerability: Makes units invulnerable for one minute.
Timequake: Damages all units and buildings by 33 percent.

Certain countries have special adjustments made to their unit and building 
values. These apply only to multiplayer games and skirmish mode.

England - 10% thinner armor
Germany - 10% stronger firepower
France - 10% slower firing rate
Ukraine - 10% faster units
USSR - 10% cheaper construction costs

Build tanks, and build lots of them. If you attack the Allied construction 
yard with a large force, you'll destroy it. Knock out the refineries next, 
and your opponent will surrender.

Build concrete walls to keep out the Soviet hordes. Build you own armada of 
tanks to counter the Soviets. Until you build advanced structures and 
units, you'll be at the Soviet's mercy.


No patches are known to exist at this time. Westwood does plan to release a 
patch that enables savegames in multiplayer mode.

The armor values for the units and vehicles are not completely accurate. 
Also, the radar jammer is listed as a Soviet unit when in fact it is an 
Allied unit.


Andrew Griffin's RAEDIT was not complete at the time of writing. Internet 

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12.1.1 Running Red Alert From Your Hard Disk
Copy the Red Alert CD to your hard disk in its entirety to a directory. 
From your Westwood directory type:
     ra95.exe -cdc:\path
where c:\path is the complete path to the RA CDROM files you copied.
     This will require approximately 650Mb of hard disk space.

12.1.2 Windows 95 Video Problems
Red Alert uses DirectX version 3.0. It solves synchronization and pixel 
redraw problems, but it requires certain hardware and chipsets to be 
present on your video card. If you don't have the latest drivers for your 
video board, you might have trouble getting Red Alert to run. As Microsoft 
releases newer versions of DirectX, a wider variety of video cards will be 
supported. S3 Diamond Stealth and other S3 chipsets
To cure the radar glitch, run the Red Alert setup program and enable 
hardware filled blits. The latest drivers are available from Matrox Millennium
The latest drivers are available from Number 9 Imagine 128 Series 2
The latest drivers are available from Espresso Accelerator Card
The latest drivers are available from

12.1.3 Windows 95 Sound Problems Stuttering
If the size of your CDROM cache is set to maximum, it will stutter. Halving 
the cache size will eliminate the stutter.

12.1.4 Network Problems Can't even see the network game option
Red Alert requires an IPX network to play. You must load IPX drivers into 
your Win95 network configuration. If you are playing from DOS, check to 
make sure the IPX drivers are loaded and running. Sluggish game
Rather than a network problem, this is likely to be caused by a slow 
computer. If you have Pentium 100's or 486-based machines, make them run 
the DOS rather than the Win95 version of Red Alert. Stragglers
When starting a multiplayer game, sometimes a person is left behind in the 
chat room. Use another computer as a host for the game. If that fails, 
reboot all the machines.


12.2.1 Buildings

12.2.2 Units
Cost is in credits.
Time is in minutes and seconds.
Visibility (sighting range) is in squares.

Name       Cost  Time Vis HP   Armor Spd  Weapons
AttackDog  200    :10  5  12   None   4   Big Fangs
Rifleman   100    :05  4  50   None   4   M1 Carbine
Flameman   300    :15  4  40   None   3   Flamer
Rocketman  300    :15  4  45   None   3   Red Eye,
Grenadier  160    :08  4  50   None   5   Grenade
Engineer   500    :25  4  25   None   4   --
Spy        500    :25  5  25   None   4   --
Thief      500    :25  5  25   None   4   --
Medic      800    :40  3  80   None   4   Medikit
Tanya      1200  1:00  6  100  None   5   (2) Colt 45
Ranger     600    :30  6  150  Light  10  M60 mg
MineLayer  800    :40  5  100  Heavy  9   Mines (ap/at)
APC        800    :40  5  200  Heavy  10  M60 mg
Lt. Tank   700    :35  4  300  Heavy  9   75mm
Med. Tank  800    :40  5  400  Heavy  8   90mm
HeavyTank  950    :48  5  400  Heavy  7   (2) 105mm
Mamm.Tank  1700  1:25  6  600  Heavy  4   (2) 120mm,
Artillery  600    :30  5  75   Light  6   155mm
V2 Lncher  700    :35  5  150  Light  7   V2 Rocket
MobileGap  600    :30  4  110  Light  9   --
RdrJammer  600    :30  7  110  Light  9   --
Ore Truck  1400  1:10  4  600  Heavy  6   --
MCV        2500  2:00  4  600  Light  6   --
Transport  700    :35  6  350  Heavy  14  --
Submarine  950    :48  6  120  Light  6   Torpedo
Gunboat    500    :25  7  200  Heavy  9   2" gun,
Destroyer  1000   :50  6  400  Heavy  6   (2) Stinger,
Cruiser    2000  1:40  7  700  Heavy  4   (2) 8" guns
Yak        800    :40  -- 60   Light  16  (2) Chainguns
MiG        1200  1:00  -- 50   Light  40  (2) Mavericks
Hind       1200  1:00  -- 225  Heavy  16  Chaingun
Longbow    1200  1:00  -- 225  Heavy  16  (2) Hellfire
Chinook    1200  1:00  -- 90   Light  12  --

12.2.3 Weapons
Shot range is in cells. Firing rate is in rounds per minute.
(HP) Hollow point
(AP) Armor piercing
(HE) High explosive shrapnel
(SA) Small arms

                Shot  Fire     Damage vs. Armor 
Weapon     Type Range Rate  None  Wood Light Heavy
Colt 45    HP   5.75  180   50    2     2     2
AA Gun     AP   6     90    --    --    18    25
Vulcan     SA   5     22    40    20    24    10
Maverick   AP   6     300   15    37    37    50
Fireball   Fire 4     18    112   125   75    31
Flamer     Fire 3.5   18    63    70    42    17
Chaingun   SA   5     300   40    20    24    10
M1Carbine  SA   3     45    15    7     9     3
Dragon     AP   5     18    10    26    26    35
Hellfire   AP   4     15    12    30    30    40
Grenade    HE   4     15    45    37    30    12
75mm       AP   4     22    7     18    18    25
90mm       AP   4.75  18    9     22    22    30
105mm      AP   4.75  13    9     22    22    30
120mm      AP   4.75  11    12    30    30    40
TurretGun  AP   6     18    12    30    30    40
Tusk       HE   5     18    67    56    45    18
155mmArty  HE   6     14    135   112   90    37
M60 mg     SA   4     45    15    7     9     3
Tesla      Spc. 8.5   7     300   300   300   300
SAM        AP   7.5   45    --    --    37    50
Red Eye    AP   7.5   12    --    --    37    50
8 InchGun  HE   22    5     450   375   300   125
Stinger    AP   9     15    9     22    22    30
Torpedo    AP   9     15    --    67    67    90
2 InchGun  AP   5.5   15    7     18    18    25
DthCharge  AP   5     15    --    --    60    80
V2 Rocket  HE   10    2     540   450   360   150
Parabomb   HE   --    --    270   225   180   75
Medikit    Spc. 1.83  11    (80)  --    --    --
Big Fangs  Spc. 2.2   90    100   --    --    --
Nuke       Spc. --    --    900   1000  600   250

These are some of the books I read. I recommend them to anyone seriously 
interested in strategy. Look for them in your library. You are also welcome 
to purchase these and other strategy-related books from my on-line 

Leonhard, Robert R. 1991. The Art of Maneuver: Maneuver Warfare Theory and 
Airland Battle. Novato: Presidio Press.
ISBN: 0891415327
     With a genius for apt analogy, the author shows how our obsession with 
fighting and winning set-piece battles causes us to overlook an enemy's 
true vulnerabilities.

Hanzhang, Tao. 1987. Sun Tzu's Art of War: The Modern Chinese 
Interpretation. New York: Sterling Publishing Co.
ISBN: 0806966394
     A key theme of Sun Tzu's work is defeating the enemy without fighting. 
Defeat is a psychological phenomenon, not a body count, and the emphasis is 
on human psychology in war. This is the best translation of Sun Tzu's 
ancient wisdom I've ever read.

Anthony Bourov, High priest of the Vortex god.
Ben Flickinger, probability and statistics engineer.
Boomer, Soviet multiplayer tank strategy.
Eekman, Virgin sacrifice of the Vortex god.
Erik Van Riper, network geek turned Go Master.
Gerald Inman, direct-X guru.
Johan Persson, suggestions.
Punisher, skirmish AI cheat.
Thomas Weng, saved my butt.

December 5, 1996. First revision.

December 20, 1996. v1.01.
     Corrections: Donations, 1.3.1, 1.3.4, 2.2.3, 5.3.2, 9.2
     Additions:   5.3.10

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