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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Sgt_Shidner Mar 10 2013, 3:38pm says:

Holy...wow... O.O Good ol' unmanned firepower...hurrah for the U.S. of A.!

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Kalga Mar 10 2013, 3:38pm says:

Puts a whole new spin on "an army of one"...

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SveaRikeSoldier Mar 10 2013, 3:46pm buried:


"lightweight aircraft that is propelled into the air by a simple throw in order to launch itself into garrisoned structures with a powerful explosive payload." Taking inspiration from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2?

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Ahrimansiah Mar 10 2013, 3:57pm replied:

this idea was already in fuel of war before BO2

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The_Hunter649 Author
The_Hunter649 Mar 10 2013, 4:02pm replied:

Exactly where my inspiration was from not your Generic mcdonalds shooter :P

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SveaRikeSoldier Mar 11 2013, 7:35am buried:


I've concluded that if you mention Call of Duty on ROTR you'll get downvoted to hell.

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Lionheart2 Mar 19 2013, 3:51pm replied:

If people don't like your comment, you shouldn't post more!

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SveaRikeSoldier Mar 10 2013, 4:16pm buried:


That I did not know.

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SpiritOfNimruzîr Mar 11 2013, 7:11am replied:

Yeah you say you know they planned everything though you do not :P

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DEathgod65 Mar 11 2013, 9:27am replied:

You pretty much get downvoted to hell if you say that a dev took inspiration from CoD anywhere

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The_Freedom_Fighter Mar 11 2013, 10:29am replied:

I'm pretty sure will get downvoted to hell or verbally flamed to **** for even mentioning Call of Duty, cuz hating on Call of Duty is a trend.

*I'm not a fanboy nor do I ever got around playing any of the games. Eat a sentry, dummy*

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Nuttah Mar 11 2013, 3:16pm replied:

If hating CoD is a trend, I'm a ******* hipster.

...anyone got a Walther PPK? 7.65, preferably? Or at least some cyanide? I gotta do something.

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SomaPL Mar 16 2013, 10:32am replied:

Get out.

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Alexali7 Apr 1 2013, 3:51am replied:

Negative 50 karma? I have never seen such a sight!

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Lionheart2 Aug 3 2013, 2:24pm replied:

The Hunter-Killer is the Noob's dream in Call of Duty. It is not even worth talking about!

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ConscriptDavid Mar 10 2013, 3:52pm says:

the sentry brings memories of Half life :D

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Sgt.Awesome Aug 23 2014, 6:48am replied:

I thought the same thing;but instead of Half-life it reminds me of Black mesa

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kijebe Mar 10 2013, 3:55pm says:

the machine...(s)

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Nuttah Mar 10 2013, 4:15pm says:

The minigun turret reminds of of Half Life.
Will they tip over and deactivate when they're destroyed or will they just explode? :p

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Woozle Mar 10 2013, 4:40pm replied:

I was about to say that that looks just like the HECU turret.

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OminousSpudd Mar 10 2013, 6:23pm replied:

Don't you mean tip over, go full retard, and then deactivate?

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Nuttah Mar 11 2013, 9:00am replied:

Well, if you aren't careful, the last bit of full auto before it shuts down can be rather unpleasant and there's little point in keeping the thing running when it can barely spot anything and only risks damaging itself.

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ECA_PanzerKommandant Mar 10 2013, 4:54pm says:

Is this going to be an exclusive for a USA general or is this for all?

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Mar 10 2013, 5:06pm replied:

The Vanguard, along with all of his drones, is planned to be available to all US Generals.

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ECA_PanzerKommandant Mar 10 2013, 5:10pm replied:

Okay, thanks MARS.

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Machine-Reaper Mar 10 2013, 5:16pm says:

reminds me of TAU from Dawn of War....which makes it much more exciting ^-^...

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Vcon8XD Mar 10 2013, 5:23pm says:


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Sgt_Shidner Mar 10 2013, 7:08pm says:

Now....will China's black lotus be able to hack the sentry guns? ....i'm just looking for a chance to say "A spy's sapping ma sentry!" xD

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theonewhonevergivesa Mar 10 2013, 9:24pm replied:

How about reprogramming them?
But anyway that seem to be gosh darn OP

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ECA_PanzerKommandant Mar 10 2013, 7:22pm says:

Another question, What role will this unit preform or is it just specialized infantry?

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IPS Creator
IPS Mar 10 2013, 7:38pm replied:

anti garrison and support

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InsurgentCeLL Mar 10 2013, 8:02pm says:

The most awesome thing I've seen all day.

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murauder Mar 10 2013, 10:56pm says:

The Vanguard looks like it'll do better in urban maps. If it has uses in open maps please, enlighten me.

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Mar 11 2013, 2:36am replied:

It's useful on all kinds of maps. By itself, it makes for an effective anti-infantry unit, the bomb drones can clear garrisons, the sentries add defensive firepower and the Roach UCAVs can take out tanks when used by a group of Vanguards.

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The_Freedom_Fighter Mar 11 2013, 2:42am says:

The Roach UCAV looks a lot like a Tau drone. :) On the other hand...


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Guest Mar 11 2013, 6:54am says:

oh my, 2.0 will be a heavy update :D keep up the good works lads! :D

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Comr4de Creator
Comr4de Mar 11 2013, 9:03am replied:

Actually this is for 1.82 content (not to be confused with the recent release of 1.802) that will be the equivalent of our previous 1.72 in that we added a lot to the other factions after releasing the GLA =)

After this it's off to 2.0.

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ThePotatoGiant Mar 11 2013, 10:03am says:

So... I'm guessing this is the Marine you were telling me. Looks nice. Love it. Keep it up. :D

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JoeKidd Mar 11 2013, 9:13pm says:

*sniff* beautiful

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JeremiahLoh Mar 12 2013, 1:01am says:

Imminent TF2 Comment...


Otherwise reminds me alot of the Engineer Class in Hellgate London which had a Pet Drone (which you can customize with Ranged Weapons/Body Armor) that supported the Player. And also had the ability to build smaller special-roled Drones (Rocket & Phase Bots that can be ordered to suicide bomb like a AoE Bomb)

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Cod_Fish Mar 12 2013, 10:19pm says:

Looks great, How many sentries can you build per operator?

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Rikuo Mar 13 2013, 10:57am replied:

probably infinite...
coz the lore says that it doen't need additional human inputs...
which logically means that the sentries are just "drop 'em and let them tear holes through those bastards"...

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sting2death Mar 19 2013, 4:01pm replied:

But in that case, he would need a much bigger bag to fit all those sentries.
Obviously though they are not going to force you to keep coming back to the barracks to resupply, so yea. Its probably with a cooldown timer per sentry drop.

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rofltaconazi Mar 13 2013, 4:47pm says:

This is amazing.

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Killing_You Mar 18 2013, 4:14pm says:

If this were an FPS class all of the n00bs would get one and camp for the entire game, surrounded by sentries and sniping with their little suicide gliders.

But this is an RTS. The diabolical and strategic implications are buzzing around my head like a hive of angry hornets. The limitless possibilities that the Vanguard represents... I'm as stoked as the next person.

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Arkanium Mar 19 2013, 12:14am replied:

I wouldn't say limitless. The suicide UAV will probably only be target garrisons and the Roach just adds a bit of anti-tank firepower, by the sound of it. Deployable sentries excite me of course but it remains to be seen whether using the ability will have a cash cost or a long cooldown.

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MARS2588 Creator
MARS2588 Mar 20 2013, 5:08am replied:

Funny that you mention this. The Vanguard is basically every cliché about modern multiplayer shooters wrapped into an RTS unit: A gun that was widely considered OP in MW2, a vitriolic attitude and three special weapons that are available as killstreak rewards in CoD games. The best part: This combination may be annoying and cheap as hell in an FPS, but it makes for a very clever, micro-tactical unit in an RTS. I'm sure you're all going to like 'em.

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libbmaster Feb 17 2014, 12:00pm replied:

"vitriolic attitude"

Oh my. Did you dig up an awesome voice actor for this guy?

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Guest Mar 18 2013, 5:52pm says:

This game is awesome. I'm holding off on downloading newer patches until another full release comes out. My PC is picky and I've ruined my CnC files quite a few times trying to patch ROTR lol.

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sting2death Mar 19 2013, 3:57pm says:


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Armed with a fully automatic AA12 assault shotgun, these rugged Marine CQB specialists form the spearhead of any American infantry operation, making short work of enemy foot soldiers at close range. The military role of the Vanguards is brutal, up-close and archaic, but at the same time surprisingly intricate due to the contents of their large backpacks: These contain a number of autonomous weapon systems that can be deployed by the Vanguard and perform a variety of combat tasks without any additional human input: A stationary minigun turret, a Roach UCAV that follows its human master to provide additional fire support with its rocket launchers and a lightweight aircraft that is propelled into the air by a simple throw in order to launch itself into garrisoned structures with a powerful explosive payload.

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