Rise of the Reds – or ROTR for short – improves upon the C&C Generals formula while also adding its own distinct elements to it. Most notably, the mod adds two completely new factions, the tank-heavy Russian Federation and the defence-oriented European Continental Alliance. In addition, the three original factions China, USA and GLA have been greatly expanded and redesigned in a variety of ways, with several new units, buildings, powers and abilities to explore and combine in your in-game tactics.
The Sentinel is the super-heavy tank of the Russian Federation. It has gone through several upgrades, always sporting the latest in technology the Motherland has to offer. The tank was first introduced while China and the US fought in the Global War On Terror but the old Mk.1 line never saw actual combat. The more successful Mk.2 version entered service with a wide range of exclusive protection and armament systems. As such, the Sentinel casts an iconic shadow that looms over the battlefield. Its immense barrel can fire battleship-calibre shells and its thick armor plating ensures that the tank will remain standing after all opposition is annihilated. The real mystery is the powersource of this behemoth, as it can keep functioning for extremely long periods of time without overheating. It is rumoured to run on a specially developed fuel that is both efficient and easy on the engine. A lone Sentinel is a rare sight on the battlefield due to the fact that merely the most seasoned Russian commanders have the clearance to field them in combat and even then only as part of an elite armor battalion deployed where the battle is thickest.
To help deal with anti-tank threats, the Arena defense system was made available to the Sentinel as well. The system fires a cartridge into the air that detonates and spews a spread of mercury and lead into incoming anti-tank munitions to intercept them before they can harm the Sentinel. It is advised however that footsoldiers that are foolish enough to venture near the tank while the Arena is firing will meet the most unfortunate end. Since the beginning of the Russo-European War, there have also been rumours of the so-called 'Black Bears'; the crew of a highly modifiable prototype Sentinel variant that unleashed havoc during lone wolf operations in at least two theaters of war. We have been unable to confirm the existence of this 'Sentinel Ace' at this time since both ECA and Federation spokesmen were unwilling to comment. In any case,