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Some folks are born, made to wave the flag! Oooh, that white eagle on blue!

Posted by open_sketchbook on Feb 15th, 2011

What if they gave a war, and everyone came?

One of the defining series of events of the 1960s was the Vietnam War. The experience of soldiers and the widescale protests against it entered the public concious in an unprecedented way. So in our twisted 1969 universe, the Vietnam War is, of course, at it's height. And you just got drafted.

The Vietcong Bulldog

The Minimod

This minimod will pit two of our minor factions, the valient ARVN and the tenacious Vietcong, against each other in desperate jungle warfare. Unlike in regular Red Alert, on the map in this minimod, you are restricted just to the minor factions in questions, no matter which faction you choose.

The map in question is a gametype called Land Grab. Rather than ore nodes and refineries providing you money, you must capture points around the map with your troops, which begins the flow of cash, unlocks new technologies, and grants protocols. Of course, both sides will need to use different methods to accomplish their goals; the Vietcong will have to rapidly dash between their safe zones, hiding their potent infantry in the jungle from the prying eyes of ARVN helicopters until they build the critical mass to launch a rush of NVA regulars, Mammoth tanks, and rocket strikes, while the ARVN must root the Vietcong out with their copters, destroy their cover with fire or defoilant, and grind their tanks over the VC strongholds.

The ARVN "Viper" Cardinal


  • A fully realized Minimod; no open beta here! Treads will turn, collapse models will burn, infantry will run, and all units will respond with unique voiceovers.
  • A new map, Welcome to 'Nam, playing a modified, Minor Faction-centric version of our Land Grab gametype, with unique props and foilage.
  • Around 20 new units and structures, fully realized and detailed, from the bizarre Peacock Tank Destroyer to the terrifying Mammoth Tank.

Stay Tuned, listener! We'll have more news from the Vietnam front, after these messages!

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Commander_RealWar Feb 15 2011, 6:23pm says:

<3 Welcome to the Jungle.

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Blood-Russia-Mk2 Feb 15 2011, 6:33pm replied:

Fortune's Son! Listening to CCR while burning commies <3

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█Black/Brunez█ Feb 15 2011, 6:50pm replied:

Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-knees, knees XD

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MrTaxikiller Feb 16 2011, 4:35am replied:

Welcome to the jungle
We take it day by day
If you want it you're gonna bleed
But it's the price you pay
And you're a very sexy girl
That's very hard to please
You can taste the bright lights
But you won't get them for free
In the jungle
Welcome to the jungle
Feel my, my, my serpentine
I, I wanna hear you scream

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CanadaMan7 Feb 15 2011, 6:27pm says:

Wow, will the vietcong minor faction make an appearance in the full mod?

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Protroid Creator
Protroid Feb 15 2011, 6:30pm replied:

Yes both of them shall. A complete list of Minor Factions are on our wiki;

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BluishGreenPro Feb 15 2011, 7:14pm says:

Wicked! What a great way to show off your mod in a bite-sized (relatively speaking) package!

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PsychoticLoner Feb 15 2011, 7:32pm says:

So that's why you were concentrating effort on ARVN and VC stuff ...

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K05T4R Feb 15 2011, 9:25pm says:

All of this stuff is looking great, good team you guys have, keep up the good work! :)

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SliderFF Feb 16 2011, 1:33am says:

wow, need to test it today!

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Hijacker Feb 16 2011, 1:37am says:

So the money system in this minimod is kinda like C&C4?

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TotalSnappy Creator
TotalSnappy Feb 16 2011, 1:59am replied:

Have you played C&C 4? In C&C 4 you don't get money by capturing points or powers or tech or anything like that.

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Hijacker Feb 16 2011, 9:36am replied:

tbh I just got C&C4 yesterday so yeah I still don't get how it works..

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Commander_RealWar Feb 16 2011, 7:50pm replied:

Quick! Ask for a refund!

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TotalSnappy Creator
TotalSnappy Feb 17 2011, 2:05am replied:


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HERPADERPII Feb 17 2011, 3:21am replied:

And Therepy! Don't forget the therepy - you'll need it to get over the boiling froth of RAGE!

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Hijacker Feb 17 2011, 11:13am replied:

@Commander_RealWar: No need, A friend of mine landed to me for free..

@Sir_Shockwave: If I look at C&C4 as a C&C RTS game.. oh yeah I need therepy to control myself..
But If I look at C&C4 as a "non-C&C" RTS game.. well its actually pretty good. :)

But enough bout me cause we're really going off topic here.

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Kerensky287 Feb 17 2011, 12:28pm replied:

The only resource in CnC4 is time. The point system here is more like Relic's recent stuff - it seems to work great in Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.

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Hijacker Feb 17 2011, 1:22pm replied:

Ok I never played DoW or CoH so this is really confusing me. I think I'll just wait and see..

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Silvermarch Feb 17 2011, 8:52pm replied:

You should try to get into Company of Heroes and the Dawn of War series. They are both really well done and Relic should be praised for them.

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Spiteful_Crow Feb 16 2011, 4:13am says:

Peacock tank destroyer.

The name alone is the reason I shall download this.

(if it doesn't look like a peacock I shall be sadface'd)

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GriffinZ Feb 16 2011, 5:59am replied:

peacock is actually pretty Much the Ontos tank destroyer from real life. Google it :p

in an abstract way it looks like a peacock if you know what im saying.

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GearsGoAwryMan Feb 16 2011, 6:37am replied:

replace pride of feathers with pride of guns and you're warm.

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Spiteful_Crow Feb 16 2011, 8:02am replied:

Is it a BEAUTIFUL fan of guns? :D

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Joshh Creator
Joshh Feb 16 2011, 10:00am replied:

Your mileage may vary, but I think it looks completely sweet.

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Tayya Feb 16 2011, 10:13am says:

Give it to me. Now.

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Galgus Feb 16 2011, 11:49am says:

This is awesome news!

Does this mean that some normal maps might get these minor factions in the beta?

Will every map have a minor faction?

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Galgus Feb 16 2011, 3:19pm says:

Another thing, will there be new music for the factions, or is that just silly?

I think there was a theme some associated with China in a Paradoxcast that sounded Vietnam-ish.

(I think it had the file name licious, for no reason I know of.)

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open_sketchbook Author
open_sketchbook Feb 16 2011, 4:16pm replied:

We have a nice song picked out for the introduction and trailer. We could do new music, I'd have to talk to Chris about it.

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Protroid Creator
Protroid Feb 16 2011, 5:14pm replied:

Wait, introduction? Like the one with Cherdenko, Krukov, and Zelinsky elimilinating Einstein?

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PsychoticLoner Feb 23 2011, 2:04am replied:

I imagine it will be more like footage from the game itself; that's a good enough introduction for a mod. Worked for CNC3: Forsaken.

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Galgus Feb 16 2011, 6:07pm says:

This seems to be getting more awesome, somehow.

Its an interesting idea to design minor factions to fight each other.

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IFork Feb 17 2011, 6:38am replied:

Well they are the opposing sides in the 'nam war XD so it's pretty obvious they'll have to battle each other in some point

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Tayya Feb 18 2011, 12:34pm says:

Tonight I dreamt that me and my friends took the metro to Vietnam in order to enlist. THIS IS YOUR FAULT.

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axle00009 Feb 19 2011, 8:46am says:

any idea when the download will be out for it?

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Protroid Creator
Protroid Feb 19 2011, 11:55am replied:

Well then, I'm going to let you in on a secret. The exact date of the release is *Protroid gets shot in the head*.

Why be constrained by deadlines when we can have as much time as we like to make it the best?

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GriffinZ Feb 19 2011, 2:04pm replied:

I suggest you build a time machine to see with your own eyes when it really is released. Just don't take anything with you or you may change the course of developement.

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Blood-Russia-Mk2 Feb 22 2011, 9:32am replied:

"Ve musht not disrupt zhee spashe time continuums!"

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axle00009 Mar 1 2011, 4:46am says:

oh yaaa... ze time machine is dismantled

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KIDD1991 Mar 21 2011, 4:01am says:

this might sound dumb. but this mod is gonna have the rest of the stuff for the normal factions that you showed already in this mini mod or is there gonna be a separate release?

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IFork Mar 24 2011, 7:22am replied:

It's a separate release of the battle in 'nam with some new dynamics different from the Vanilla RA3 + they released a MOD which includes the (almost done) Confederates faction

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ConscriptDavid Jul 12 2011, 1:46pm says:

Indeed,You gave us war...
*puts sunglasses on*
and we all CAME


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wtdtd Apr 19 2012, 7:59am says:

its a year ago now since it was announced, so apparently its not that mini at all. that spells bad news for the complete mod...

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