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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Iscariot24
Iscariot24 Dec 19 2012, 6:37am says:

Oh so this is from trailer, portable WMD
Dangerous thing, I guess :D

(More updates please ^_^)

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Wanner-Panzer
Wanner-Panzer Dec 19 2012, 6:38am says:

Nuklear-Railgun-Arty ?

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 19 2012, 7:14am replied:

*Enhanced-Nuklear-Railgun-Arty :D

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri Dec 19 2012, 10:11am replied:

Less arty and more of a giant "possibly IEC" nuclear powered electro magnetic anti everything gun to be honest :P

Personally I find the design of rail guns to be flawed and rather unreliable for combat due to the extremely short lifespan of its internal components ... even with the most advanced materials known to mankind you could only get off about 3 shots before the armature disintegrates :/

This is why I personally prefer coil "Gauss" guns as their design is far more durable.

Regardless tho its a cool looking model.

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 19 2012, 10:57am replied:

Now you say it, it looks like the Nuclear Gauss tank from Crysis 1! :D

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Nuttah
Nuttah Dec 19 2012, 12:35pm replied:

Of course, this was originally a purely civilian design that happened to get the 'ploughshares to swords' treatment.
Takes less time to make a bomb fit the payload of a civilian satellite launcher than to build a dedicated piece of military equipment to do a similar job.
And from what I've gathered, railguns are more efficient as far as power requirements are concerned. General Atomics plans of starting production of a commercial railgun in 2019, according to the wiki.

I'm guessing that even with the thing falling apart in a matter of shots and other issues, a railgun would still be cheaper than a rocket in a lot of cases.

Also worth noting: Both the Pandora and Tremor are most probably suborbital. Only Pandora uses nuclear warheads. A chemical explosive is most probably out of the question because the thing needs a whole lot of maintenance for a single shot. Ergo: Nukes!

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Killer_fagot
Killer_fagot Dec 20 2012, 5:48am replied:

Yup, looks like it shoots mini-nuclear missles :D

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battleben8492
battleben8492 Dec 21 2012, 8:10pm replied:

But coilguns are so hideously inefficient from a power consumption standpoint that even by 2050 I doubt that there would be operational coilguns (aka; Gauss Weapons) unless someone comes up with a room-temperature superconducting material. Even though railguns are inefficient and potentially have an extremely short "barrel" life they are still far closer to to being operational military weapons (at least on naval warships) but material science is advancing all the time so maybe by the mid 21st century both types of weapons would become feasible and used for different purposes, perhaps by using Carbon Nanotubes. I do however overall favor Gauss weapons over Rail guns (especially considering that Depleted Uranium shells would not work on railguns due to the poor electrical conductive properties of DU) but sadly as of this moment laser based weapons are probably more feasible than Coilguns and there are already prototype Railguns but we'll be far more likely to see Electrothermal-chemical (or ETC) cannons on tanks long before Railguns.

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri Dec 21 2012, 10:11pm replied:

Wait till I get my patent for my rotary Tesla coil hybrid mate ill show my crazy *** idea on the matter xD We may not have a room temperature super conductor small enough "yet" but im pretty dam sure I figured out a way to generate enough electrical power to overcome that lil problem to some degree.

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Gamemaster_Fox
Gamemaster_Fox Jan 1 2013, 2:58am replied:

Actually, its due to railguns problem with lifespan that ISN'T going to be solved anytime soon is the reason why coilguns is going to get the bulk of the EMW (Electro-Magnetic Weapon) budget and its not a problem of power consumption but computer reaction time, and when a computer's reaction time isn't good enough energy efficiency suffers greatly.

In my fic "Aaron Fox's World War III" (which I want to make into a game btw) the main tank weapon is a coilgun that uses a dense metal round sheathed in a high-intensity high-temperature magneto-conductive heat shield (then again when the main gun of an American tank's 150mm (technically 155mm, the caliber in the fic now goes by round size, not barrel size) goes 10km/s (max rating), you better bet your *** that the round is sheathed in such a material). A 20kilo round going at 10km/s has the explosive power of 222 tons of TNT... and this isn't the most powerful weapon in the tank arsenal... and that arsenal would make Abigail Hammer from Hammer's Slammers fame drool.

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Crn1p0p
Crn1p0p Dec 19 2012, 6:41am says:

Apocalypse has a new name in RoTR. And it's Pandora. And I can't wait for it...

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Keksz
Keksz Dec 19 2012, 6:43am says:

Loving the part about the remains of the crew inside.
Gives a creepy sense of atmosphere of how ugly war can be and gives the overall colorful and kinda cute "little bit comic" look a dark shade of realism.

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rkraptor70
rkraptor70 Dec 19 2012, 6:47am says:

"If this doesn't stop them, nothing will".

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rkraptor70
rkraptor70 Dec 19 2012, 6:51am replied:

BTW I can imagine China saying: "And they say we copy their ideas". :P

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Nuttah
Nuttah Dec 19 2012, 7:59am replied:

I can imagine the Chinese reaction being closer to the lines of: "Wait, they're using that stuff on people now? Oh my."
Yes, I'm implying GLA aren't people.

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rick42
rick42 Dec 19 2012, 4:05pm replied:

This could then lead to a heavier Chinese nuke cannon

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DEathgod65
DEathgod65 Dec 19 2012, 6:47am says:

Dear lord..war is hell..

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jade335
jade335 Dec 19 2012, 6:53am says:

O.o i already know what to do with these. ;)

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Maskep
Maskep Dec 19 2012, 7:03am says:

This render made me ( ゚ Д゚)

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vandal500
vandal500 Dec 19 2012, 7:03am says:

I can't wait more... thsi mod is amazing!

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t95blackeagle
t95blackeagle Dec 19 2012, 7:48am says:

looks awesome

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asusarmza
asusarmza Dec 19 2012, 8:58am says:

Wow cool Tankkkkkkkk!!!

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Comr4de Creator
Comr4de Dec 19 2012, 9:08am replied:

Artillery piece* =)

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rick42
rick42 Dec 19 2012, 4:06pm replied:

More like LRNRGA

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Guest
Guest Dec 19 2012, 9:13am says:

Sorry but I have to say it: "Wartimes are Darktimes" referending on a Book that im writting and also I mean this some how sick truth about the Nuclearwar escalation you are bringin with Pandora: Possible Qote for the doctrine: "We opened Pandorasbox, now there is no return!"

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grunt232
grunt232 Dec 21 2012, 6:41pm replied:

Why are you writing a book on a game? It seems overly pointless.

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shinmarwan
shinmarwan Dec 19 2012, 10:41am says:

remind me of prism tank

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Dec 19 2012, 10:46am says:

no this is not the prism tank from RA2 its far more cooler

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Guest
Guest Dec 19 2012, 11:28am says:

1.8.0: "Soon"
I wonder how big this update will be, also cannot wait for it to come out

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rnicks95
rnicks95 Dec 19 2012, 1:05pm says:

What version have the Europe faction ?

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Nuttah
Nuttah Dec 19 2012, 3:31pm replied:

The next one.

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kalidrone
kalidrone Dec 19 2012, 3:48pm says:

KKND's Autocannon Tank! XD lol Youtube.com Eladcorps.tripod.com Nice work. :P

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WerewolfGeneral
WerewolfGeneral Jan 7 2013, 10:31pm replied:

HEHEY, someone else have played KKnD, what a nice old strategy game from the 90s

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Sarge_Rho
Sarge_Rho Dec 19 2012, 5:25pm says:

Out of curiosity: Why 3 rails?

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Arkanium
Arkanium Dec 19 2012, 6:40pm replied:

Perhaps a three-phase railgun is more efficient and less prone to breakage, at least in the fluff of this mod.

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Dec 19 2012, 5:41pm says:

This is inconceivably neat.

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Drunken_Soviet
Drunken_Soviet Dec 19 2012, 6:45pm says:

War, war never changes

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WerewolfGeneral
WerewolfGeneral Jan 7 2013, 10:33pm replied:

But the weapons certainly do

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sithpal
sithpal Dec 19 2012, 7:49pm says:

will have crap range compared to what its job was wont it...

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sithpal
sithpal Nov 13 2014, 1:51am replied:

i cant remember how it went when i used this i think my gf destroyed it everytime before i got a chance to try it but im pretty sure i was corrected lol

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Woozle
Woozle Dec 19 2012, 10:03pm says:

I thought there wouldn't be any decrewing in Rotr. I cant say I'm complaining though, this was completely unexpected.

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Kalga
Kalga Feb 11 2013, 11:06pm replied:

Well it was also unexpected ingame...

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Hawky_Helldiver
Hawky_Helldiver Dec 20 2012, 12:45pm says:

"Enemy will vaporize... Soon"

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Hawky_Helldiver
Hawky_Helldiver Dec 21 2012, 11:19am replied:

or "They will vaporize... Soon"

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Arios
Arios Dec 25 2012, 10:54am says:

By the way what will be with Golem Tanks that got hit by Pandora?

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xXxMonteCristoxXx
xXxMonteCristoxXx Jan 1 2013, 8:17am replied:

Just the same.... If your lucky, you can wipe out it's crew so it can be captured.. But it will definitely be destroyed

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Guest
Guest Jan 12 2013, 12:54pm says:

I Dont think this is Moraly Justified.

-Pandora.

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tariannicholas
tariannicholas Jan 14 2013, 5:48pm says:

"Bringing peace in 3... 2... 1..."

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theonewhonevergivesa
theonewhonevergivesa Jan 16 2013, 8:38pm replied:

Actually "Turning keys", but that mishearding is even cooler :)

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tariannicholas
tariannicholas Feb 4 2013, 10:53am replied:

I know its turning keys but i changed it to my own

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One of the most feared albeit decisive weapons deployed in the Russo-European War, the Pandora is a military refit of a European Space Agency payload delivery mechanism that used an electromagnetic railgun to fire small satellites and Solaris maintenance equipment into orbit. By the time Russian forces found themselves at the verge of victory in southern France, ECA high command made a controversial decision to avert its defeat: Despite the official ban on neutron weapons that had been imposed on behalf of China after the Global War on Terror, the European nuclear powers Britain and France have modified some of their regular nuclear weapons into so-called 'enhanced radiation warheads'. Whilst just as devastating as any other tactical nuclear weapon, these neutron bombs are designed to emit an extreme magnitude of radiation during the explosion which is strong enough to penetrate the armour of even the most heavily protected vehicles, leaving them intact for capture by anyone willing and desperate enough to stomach the sight of what remains inside after the crew members have succumbed to the neutrons. The Pandora is capable of launching these terrifying warheads over long distances, letting them detonate right upon impact or upon delayed proximity activation after they have hit the ground.

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