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!

Report article RSS Feed Rise of the Reds Update #61: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

General, I think we all know what we our armed foreces needs more of and that's Hummers! Yes, the workhorse of the American military for half a century. We've duck-tapped a grand variety of missiles and gizmos to the backs of these babies and they just kept on hummin'. Well, without out further adieu, we introduce some new hummers.

Posted by NergiZed on Jul 24th, 2012

First fielded in the early 1990s, the M1097 Avenger was conceived as a light-weight, short-range anti-air system based on a modified Humvee. However, the missiles that acted as the vehicle's primary armament for almost three decades started to show their age in the later stages of the Global War on Terror, often proving wholly inadequate when it came to defeating the infamous Scud-missiles launched by the GLA. It was at this time when General Gregory 'Pinpoint' Townes, the head of the Army's R&D branch for laser technologies, came up with a quick and efficient solution in the form of the 'Avenger-L', which replaced the aging missile system with a powerful high-energy laser, supported by a rangefinder and protected by a miniature version of the same point-defence lasers that were successfully introduced by the M1A4 Paladin tank. The new platform proved itself to be effective in combat and what was initially meant to be an interim solution until the full-scale deployment of dedicated tactical lasers quickly became a mainstay weapon system of the US military which received further performance upgrades as the years went by.

In 1945, the US military manufactured nearly 500.000 Purple Heart medals in anticipation of the casualties that were projected to occur during Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands. Thankfully, the war ended before the plan would have been put into action. Throughout the following decades, every major conflict that saw the involvement of American troops slowly chipped away at this enormous stockpile, which was eventually reduced to a few thousands by the time the GLA unleashed its most despicable attacks during the Global War on Terror. As a result, the United States found themselves faced with the challenge of re-integrating thousands of wounded veterans who had sustained permanent, life-changing injuries from chemical agents and IEDs into civilian life after the conflict ended in 2028. In order to ensure a greater level of survivability for American troops in any future engagement, the common field Ambulance was provided with advanced technical equipment and additional personnel, allowing the vehicles to deploy and provide immediate medical care to all surrounding soldiers.

Rather than healing infantry units 'on the go' as the original version, the new Ambulance first has to deploy in order to become operational. Once deployed, the stationary first-aid tent provides a large, visible healing radius around itself. The healing effect is very powerful, greatly increasing the survivability of surrounding infantry units and thus allowing them to continue fighting against otherwise desperate odds. In addition, infantry units can be sent directly into the deployed Ambulance in order to receive immediate care that fully restores their health, just like a Barracks. Beyond that, the Ambulance retains its anti-toxin ability and drone upgrades but is no longer able to transport any infantry units by itself.

As usual, we'd also like to present you some more screenshots of the new 1.72 content.

Finally, allow us to conclude this Humvee-themed update with an exclusive glimpse at another amazing, tacticool vehicle.

And that concludes this update, tune in next week(-ish) for another exciting update!

- SWR team

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ubermensche Jul 24 2012, 9:34pm says:

You guys better put that ice cream truck in game...

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kalidrone Jul 25 2012, 9:04am replied:

Same. :P

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Katana_ Jul 24 2012, 9:49pm says:

uh, last screenshot there is not a link to the larger image?

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GooberTrooper Jul 24 2012, 10:34pm says:

I eagerly anticipate seeing how the Ice Cream Hummer will be incorporated...

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APB_ICE Jul 24 2012, 11:46pm replied:

The Ice-cream Humvee increases the morale of friendly units within a certain radius, which gives them more firepower and armour! :D

An unfortunate side effect is your troops becoming overweight, causing them to move slower. :(

But who cares? You've got ice-cream! :D

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GooberTrooper Jul 25 2012, 12:14am replied:

That unit description was surprisingly realistic!
Bravo to you sir!

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InsurgentCeLL Jul 25 2012, 8:50am replied:

The Ice Cream vee lures your enemies into your trap with the its fine coolness in the hot desert sun. It also has a special ability called the "yumyum bribe" that converts enemy soldiers to your side

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grunt563 Jul 25 2012, 12:23am says:

ha no one cares about the other cool hummers, only the ice cream hummer.
one question, will it play music? =P

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Mernom Jul 25 2012, 12:47am replied:

maybe like hte combat chunok in SHW

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MrTaxikiller Jul 25 2012, 7:12am replied:

i hope the oldskool classic icecream van music :P

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Tunner Jul 25 2012, 3:49am says:

The ice cream truck could be a good infiltration unit. Tell me, who would destroy an ice cream truck coming their way in the middle of desert? Also the truck could be equipped with mini nuke or something.

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AirborneSn1p3r Jul 25 2012, 5:00am replied:

it turns into chuck norris and kicks ***!

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sithpal Jul 25 2012, 5:19am says:

a transformer hummer would be pretty cool lol

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AlexZH Jul 25 2012, 9:36am says:

Where's the Ice vee! :(

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wojciech Jul 25 2012, 9:54am says:

when update?

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Zeke_Dlyoung Jul 26 2012, 4:08am replied:


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phoenix8 Jul 28 2012, 12:01pm says:

There aren't alot of things I believe in, but I do believe in duct tape. USA! USA! USA!

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