Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour that adds the Russian Federation, European Continental Alliance and is packed with overhauls and changes to the original factions. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - Rise of the Reds has a faction for everyone's tastes - even to take your opponents on land, air and sea!

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rkraptor70 Nov 1 2012 says:

Wait. Isn't 'Peter the Great' or Pyotr Veliky is the name of the real-life Kirov-class battlecruiser serving as the flagship of the Russian Northern Fleet? What happened to it in the ROTOR universe?

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MARS2588 Nov 1 2012 replied:

Well, a lot of things could have happened to that particular ship in the many decades prior to the Russia/ECA conflict. Not really an important detail, but I liked the name and since the ROTR Russians seem to have aircraft carriers acting as flagships for each of their various fleet, it seemed fair to have that name for one of them.

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rkraptor70 Nov 1 2012 replied:

Awwww but I like the Kirov-class, the only active ship that carries looots of dakka!

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Nuttah Nov 3 2012 replied:

Well, the game is set about a third of a century into the future. Plenty of time to design and build a new batch of battlecruisers, if they were so inclined.
Some big ships to go with all those big tanks of theirs.

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SpiritOfNimruzîr Nov 1 2012 replied:

''Pyotr Veliky'' Is also the name of the Russian tsar back in the 18 century =)

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Arcus2611 Nov 9 2012 replied:

It got decommissioned, it got blown up by GLA terrorists, it got sold off to some other country. Or something.

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YourGeezuz Nov 1 2012 says:

You guys should really feel bad for the enemy, like come on they are literally getting raped by the sun...

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kijebe Nov 1 2012 replied:

... and now we know the origin of helios

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waldo101 Nov 1 2012 says:

SO let me get this straight can you choose from high concentration beams or wide area attacks?

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Comr4de Nov 1 2012 replied:

High Concentration burst or a slower effect wide spread effect. Yes. Do note the demonstration video we put up only shows the high concentration burst.

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(2142)Gen.Reaper Nov 1 2012 replied:

What demonstration video?

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Comr4de Nov 1 2012 replied:

Well modDB takes some time to put up our updates:


So go check it out. It's also on our facebook:


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ConscriptDavid Nov 1 2012 says:

The power of the sun, in the palm of my hand!

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WNxHeadShot Nov 1 2012 says:

Lol ppl in real life should use the solar energy(not for weapons) but like the ECA Solar Reactor.

If someone would invest in something like that :]

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Nuttah Nov 1 2012 replied:

Still under research. You can't just plot a satellite with a mirror into orbit and aim it at the closest solar panel. Well, you can but it's about as useful as nipples on armour.
Anyway, Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power

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rkraptor70 Nov 1 2012 says:

Need some sunblocks for my troops...

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CptIstvanofArdeal Nov 1 2012 replied:

sunblock wont help them they going get fried anyway

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CptIstvanofArdeal Nov 1 2012 says:

Yay the Eca's superweapon this is ******* awesome

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PsicoPato Nov 1 2012 says:


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eric35 Nov 1 2012 says:

Seen the video...this weapon is shockingly cool! Wonder what wide spread effect would look like...

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liberty_wings Nov 1 2012 says:

I saw the video and it's amazing!! Kinda reminds me of ARCHIMEDES II in New Vegas :)

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ConscriptDavid Nov 1 2012 replied:

oh my god, you are so right.

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Woozle Nov 1 2012 replied:

Oh my god, your right, both are a satalite based power plant turned into a weapon.

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phoenix8 Nov 1 2012 says:

Somethin's cookin!

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Arcus2611 Nov 1 2012 says:

Soon your base will glow like the sun.

There, I'm going to start misappropriating quotes from General Tao.

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Nuttah Nov 1 2012 replied:

Better yet: RA2 desolator.

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CandCJosephNoob Nov 2 2012 replied:

Love the irony seeing as the desolator was a soviet unit RA2

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murauder Nov 1 2012 says:

the power of a god in an etti, bitty little space.

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APB_ICE Nov 1 2012 says:

Awesome! Looks like our speculation was right! :D

Did you get the idea from the 'Sun Gun', proposed during WWII?

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kalidrone Nov 1 2012 says:

Looks nice from the video. :)

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rick42 Nov 1 2012 says:

it would be cool to add kirov class battle cruisers for the russian navy latter

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The_Freedom_Fighter Nov 1 2012 says:

Epic popcorn machine :D

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king_ghidorah93 Nov 2 2012 says:

Will you guys post a video of the slow wide spread effect firing mode of this weapon?

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Chief122 Nov 4 2012 says:

Looks like the Guard command center from Dawn of war.

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agostinho Nov 7 2012 says:

So it's like the Archimedes II from Fallout New Vegas, right?

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Arcus2611 Nov 9 2012 says:



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Admiral*Alex Dec 2 2012 replied:

whats next nukes to whole fleets?

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Kalga Mar 31 2013 says:

ECA Master Spark!

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Since the inception of ESA's famous Solaris energy project, high-ranking Russian officials have heavily criticised it for its possible use as a highly devastating orbital weapon and missile defence. While much of the criticism at the time was in no small part motivated by the fact that a self-sufficient Europe put an end to the long-standing fossil fuel deals that kept the Russian economy going, the alleged military potential of Solaris turned out to be more than just a slanderous conspiracy theory as early as 2046, when the Russian aircraft carrier 'Peter the Great' got melted to slag by a pillar of sunlight striking down from the sky without warning in the Baltic Sea. In addition to these short, concentrated bursts, European commanders can also experiment with a longer, broader solar saturation to turn entire areas into cooking wastelands for extended periods.

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