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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European Gepard Flakpanzer
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assidiq178 Nov 24 2012, 1:22am says:


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Fearsubzero Nov 24 2012, 1:33am says:

Similar to the Russian anti-aircraft gun "Tunguska"

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rkraptor70 Nov 24 2012, 1:44am replied:

Hardly, the Tunguska is a gun/missile system while the Gepard is gun only. Also the Tunguska fires solid shells while the Gepard uses flack shells.

But yes they both have the same function in-game.

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Sarge_Rho Nov 25 2012, 3:42pm replied:

Actually, the Gepard can also carry missiles. The Gepard is also older than the Tunguska.

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Fearsubzero Nov 25 2012, 11:26pm replied:

Captain obvious, I mean model !1

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rkraptor70 Nov 24 2012, 1:50am says:

Well so much for my Fogfoot rush strategy.

BTW Can you guys add a "Hold position" button for individual units in the next release? It's so annoying when my perfectly placed unis go chase out from defensive position and ruin the entire defense layout.

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RussianSniper Nov 24 2012, 2:44am replied:

I can still Frogfoot rush the enemy even with these because the armor of the frogfoot is good enought to witstand upto 4/6 stinger hits for me......

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grunt232 Nov 28 2012, 4:18pm replied:

the "hold position" button is a really good idea!

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IPS Creator
IPS Nov 29 2012, 7:02am replied:

it's allready there in the cnc settings

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The_Freedom_Fighter Nov 24 2012, 3:19am says:

Great redesign. If only the Leopard had this chassis (its a Leopard after all :P)...

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rkraptor70 Nov 24 2012, 3:47am replied:


It's using the Leopard chassis.

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Woozle Nov 24 2012, 4:00am replied:

He means the rise of the reds leopard.

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zuegma Nov 24 2012, 5:26am says:

I guess this is going to be the Medium range AA for the ECA, I wonder what the long range one will be

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Guest Nov 24 2012, 8:43am says:

Are there any British units yet or is this side purely German/french? May I suggest a unit akin to the Taranis automated UCAV or an especially super heavy tank for taking punishment what with the British armour being dominant today.

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RussianSniper Nov 25 2012, 3:00am replied:

I probably think the Challenger tank might be for General Charles only....

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rkraptor70 Nov 24 2012, 12:37pm says:


Since the French got credits for most ECA infantry weapon and the Germans got for the armors, I think it's pretty safe to say the British will get credits for most of the ECA aircraft's.

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Nov 25 2012, 2:42pm replied:

We aren't actually using that kind of distinction. There may indeed be many German vehicles, but that's only the stuff that's been revealed so far. Our coming updates will reveal many units, including infantry, vehicles and aircraft, that represent the other countries e.g. the UK.

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Timgao929 Nov 24 2012, 1:35pm says:

This unit reminds me of "Twin-Fang" of yours, which sports the same 35mm guns, but it only have flak shells and cannot fight infantry. Will you guys add the same "Birdshot" rounds to "Twin-fang"?

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Nov 25 2012, 2:43pm replied:

Why would we do that? It'd take away from the uniqueness of both units. Also while the Twin Fang fires those typical 'black cloud' flak-rounds, the 'Birdshot' actually creates a 'cone' of shrapnel that looks very distinct.

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ruzara98 Nov 25 2012, 2:56am says:

hmmmm interesting....
this Gepard have Leopard 3 chassis with a Newly introduce Skyshield system.....
let me build this XD

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Arkanium Nov 27 2012, 6:14pm says:

Seems like a lot of the main tanks of the ECA will have close area anti-infantry defenses. Will they be an upgrade? If not, the GLA might find their terrorists pretty worthless against the ECA.

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Comr4de Nov 29 2012, 7:32pm replied:

Don't worry it still happens but the ECA can prevent it if you pay attention, these fragmentation coutnermeasures help but it won't fix the problem it for you =)

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glogtrot97 Nov 30 2012, 12:11pm says:

I like the other one with the rotateing loader a little better, or is that the upgraded version?

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With the initial mission of NATO first rendered absurd, then obsolete in the wake of the 2028 GLA insurrection, many European armies once again changed their operational doctrines back to a heavier, more localised Cold War era home defence mindset. As a result, the German Army decided to re-introduce the trusted Gepard Flakpanzer, whose most recent model was updated with the same fire-control radar and 35mm anti-aircraft gun used by the Sky Shield system, including the highly effective 'Birdshot' fragmentation round. This allows the Gepard to engage both air and soft ground targets and achieve effective results despite its slower rate of fire, an issue that can be mitigated via the installation of the new Revolverkanone 35 autocannon. In order to protect itself from infantry units that somehow make it past the two massive guns, the Gepard is also equipped with the same close area defence fragmentation grenades as the Leopard which proved to be an effective repellant against the suicide bombers of the GLA in North Africa.

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