Rise of the Reds – or ROTR for short – is an ambitious project that started all the way back in 2004, when Red Army started a mod that implemented a resurgent Russian Federation into the universe of Command & Conquer Generals. After a series of leadership changes first to Grazor, then to Creator, the mod saw its first release in 2006. However, the project soon fell into a lengthy hiatus and was subsequently adopted and rebooted by The Hunter of Shockwave-fame in 2008. Development was moved to what was then known as E-Studios where The Hunter and his team started to overhaul the project from the ground up, extensively redesigning the initially imbalanced and somewhat incoherent Russian faction both visually and technically. The project saw its first release under the new management, labeled Rise of the Reds 1.0 SWR Edition, in December 2008, released a follow-up instalment called version 1.5 in 2009 and gained further prominence after a merger with Sir Maddoc’s mod Rise of Europe, leading to the planned inclusion of the European Continental Alliance as a second fully unique faction. Soon after the release, the development team relocated to its own independent forum at SWR Productions where Rise of the Reds along with the team's other projects has remained ever since. 

The most recent version 1.8 was released in December 2012 and added the proud and pragmatic European Continental Alliance, a faction that takes defensive tactics to an extreme in order to rule the battlefield with powerful long range artillery and defy any enemy assault by means of impenetrable fortifications. Man the defences with a wide selection of rugged, well-trained infantry units, strike terror into the hearts of enemy vehicle crews with fearsome Harrier VTOLs and secure your victory with the indomitable Manticore super-heavy tank.

The next version 1.85 will add a number of smaller features and take into account the reactions and experiences that spawned out of the previous release as well as new content for all factions.

Beyond that, version 2.0 will let choose between 5x3 generals that further capitalise on the tactical themes of the factions. Unlike Zero Hour where generals were chosen during the match setup, ROTR's sub-factions will be chosen in-game at the very start of the battle, as it was originally intended in the unreleased beta version of Generals. Thus, vanilla factions in the original Zero Hour sense will no longer be present in the 2.0 version. Additional features including faction-specific naval units (Navy is already present as of 1.7), two story-driven campaigns and a game mode akin to Zero Hour’s Generals Challenge will also be added along the way.

Version 2.0 will have the following Generals:

Russian Federation:
Tactical Ballistics General, General Zhukov
Advanced Weapons General, General Aleksandr
Rapid Deployment General, General Orlov

United States of America:
Airforce General, General Griffon
Tank General, General Bradley
Special Forces General, General Thorn

Peoples Republic of China:
Red Army General, General Chen

Special Weapons General Mau
Secret Police General, General Jin

Global Liberation Army:
GLA Bio Command General, General Ibrahiim
GLA Terror Cell General, General Yusuuf
GLA Warlord General, General Sulaymaan

European Continental Alliance:
Mechanized Assault General, General Wolfgang
Royal Guard General, General Willem
Fire Support General, General Charles

Links:
The official ROTR Website containing all the updates and information on the mod’s content
The official ROTR Forum where you can get in touch with the mod’s fans and developers
The official ROTR Facebook on which you can find exclusive screenshots, polls and questions and promote the mod to other people.

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Originally designed for the British Royal Engineers, the Warhound is a combat engineering vehicle used by the European Continental Army. Rapidly deployable thanks to its light weight of just over 30 tons, this versatile machine can be used for a variety of purposes. Its armament consists of a short 140mm cannon, which is typically loaded with high-explosive demolition shells, and a co-axial .50 calibre machine gun. The cannon, while devastating against static targets, infantry and light vehicles, cannot be fired on the move due to the relatively simplistic fire control systems, and requires the vehicle to be deployed in place. In that state, the Warhound can also be used to repair nearby buildings in a small radius around itself. Finally, the vehicle can use its powerful digging instruments to escavate a small pit to hide explosives in, which can be detonated on a manual command to surprise enemies. In combat, the Warhound has quickly proven itself as a worthy supplement to any defensive strongpoint as well as a helpful force multiplier in urban and mountainous battlespaces since the famous ECA campaigns in North Africa.


The Field Quarters is a handy new vehicle that we've added for the Russian Federation. It is part of a modification that was done to the Rank 3 Conscript Paradrop power. Now known as Conscript Reserves, the unlock will grant you access to the Conscript Paradrop that we all know and love, as well as the Field Quarters, which can be produced at the Russian Supply Depot. You can also individually refit your Supply Wartrucks into these vehicles to get some additional use out of them in the later period of the game. Once deployed, the Field Quarters serves as a kind of mobile barracks which can only produce Conscripts, thus allowing you to deploy basic infantry units closer to the battle and help maintain offensive pressure or defensive opposition against your opponent.

As always, we would like to remind all of you out there that there will be another stream on this Sunday:

Countdown until the stream starts

Also, in case you missed last week's stream, you can check it out on our Youtube channel here

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ROTR Patch 1.802 Release

ROTR Patch 1.802 Release

Feb 27, 2013 Patch 248 comments

ROTR Patch Release 1.802 NOTE: Previous patch of 1.801 not require as it is included

Patch 1.802  No Installer Release (mac compatible)

Patch 1.802 No Installer Release (mac compatible)

Feb 27, 2013 Patch 16 comments

ROTR Patch Release 1.802 NOTE: Previous patch of 1.801 not require as it is included

Patch 1.801 Release

Patch 1.801 Release

Dec 31, 2012 Patch 57 comments

In the past few days, we actually read a lot of comments and looked into the feedback many of you provided. Due to all this and a few observations of...

Patch 1.801 No Installer Release (mac compatible)

Patch 1.801 No Installer Release (mac compatible)

Dec 31, 2012 Patch 9 comments

In the past few days, we actually read a lot of comments and looked into the feedback many of you provided. Due to all this and a few observations of...

ROTR ECA Beta 1.8

ROTR ECA Beta 1.8

Dec 25, 2012 Full Version 293 comments

Greetings SWR Fans! The day you have all been waiting for has arrived and you finally get to play the one faction that you've been looking forward to...

ROTR ECA Beta 1.8 No Installer (MAC compatible)

ROTR ECA Beta 1.8 No Installer (MAC compatible)

Dec 25, 2012 Full Version 26 comments

Greetings SWR Fans! The day you have all been waiting for has arrived and you finally get to play the one faction that you've been looking forward to...

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C&CFans
C&CFans 1hour 34mins ago says:

maybe SWR can change the Russian SU-47 into SU-35 / SU-37 / SU-50
and add buildable A-10 for the US Faction maybe?

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C&CFans
C&CFans 8hours 1min ago says:

its a sad thing that EA shuts their server on old EA Games
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

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BlackRangerXIII
BlackRangerXIII 3hours 18mins ago replied: Online

A little late
Don't you think

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C&CFans
C&CFans 1hour 48mins ago replied:

just to make people keep update, and share some information

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BlackRangerXIII
BlackRangerXIII 33mins 29secs ago replied: Online

but still:
A little late

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NathanCade
NathanCade Aug 28 2014, 9:55am says:

do i need the ROTR beta 1.8 to install the 1.802 patch?

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miniamp
miniamp 22hours 42mins ago replied:

yes

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Stubbornpony
Stubbornpony Aug 28 2014, 10:00am replied:

Well if there is no base game or mod, what is there to patch?

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ShockDivision
ShockDivision 22hours 26mins ago replied:

Andre Rieu - Poliushko Polie: Youtu.be replacement for the old main menu music.

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LordOfCommanders09
LordOfCommanders09 Aug 28 2014, 9:11am replied:

Polyushka Polye or Oh fields, My fields and sung by the alexandrov ensemble. here's youtube: Youtube.com

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awesome mod, with lots of potential rivaling some of the best mods.

the fact that its still in development speaks wonders of whats to come.

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First the most recent updates have caused more problems then they have fixed, balance aside, crashes, bugs, units moving on their own, units stopping mid course are annoying. The drastic change in course of the mod has changed everything as well and has removed the great idea of which was almost complete. The devs had always kept the audience in the dark, which is fine, but when they do give information the public would relish with it. Now they have gone against everything they had told us, even…

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