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 Coastal Gun Battery is a massive calibre dual cannon turret whose shells pack enough destructive power to tear ships apart. Despite its dated-looking appearance from the outside, its control room is packed with sophisticated computer equipment and a fully automatic loading mechanism, allowing the structure to be operated by sending just a single soldier into it. While the massive range and enormous firepower may be enough to deter hostile ships - or any enemy surface unit for that matter - from approaching, the gun is too cumbersome and slow to deal with multiple fast targets and is quickly overwhelmed when they manage to close into its minimum firing distance, necessitating the deployment of more versatile units and defences to cover it.
On top of these new additions, 1.7 will also feature all the classic tech structures that were introduced in Shockwave, including the Repair Pad, Radio Station, Airport, MG and Flak Bunker as well as the mighty War Fortress.