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: Robot Wars, Part I

"Hi! I'm Steve Dawson and on today's episode of Future Warfare, I'll be giving you an exclusive look at some of the most cutting edge combat robots of the United States military. Now, as a former Force Recon Marine, I'm telling you here and now that wars will always be decided by the boots on the ground. But even in my time with the Corps back during the Global War on Terror, my fellow leathernecks and I fought alongside some very sophisticated unmanned weapon systems. We stormed the coast....

Posted by The_Hunter649 on Apr 25th, 2013

United States of America, 2038

"Hi! I'm Steve Dawson and on today's episode of Future Warfare, I'll be giving you an exclusive look at some of the most cutting edge combat robots of the United States military. Now, as a former Force Recon Marine, I'm telling you here and now that wars will always be decided by the boots on the ground. But even in my time with the Corps back during the Global War on Terror, my fellow leathernecks and I fought alongside some very sophisticated unmanned weapon systems. We stormed the coast of Kazakhstan with an entire swarm of Predator UAVs providing live intel from above, the Rottweiler Sentry Drone covered our backs during the intense house-to-house fighting in Mogadishu and the Cypher Battle Drone kept our Humvees chugging all the way to Tehran. Today, about two decades later, the newer versions of these drones have become a mainstay component of any US military operation and I'm here at Fort Eustis, Virginia to see what's in store for the next time the United States of America go on a world tour - Let's check it out!"


"Back in the Corps, we always had two major rules that we were to follow at all times. First: Do not -ever- leave your fellow Marine behind in a fight. Second: If you can't drop an enemy dead with your gun - use MORE gun! The second rule must have been one of the few things that the R&D eggheads have actually learned from our previous engagement with the GLA, so they created this little guy right here: The Guardian Drone. This amazing box o' fun on treads is basically a remote controlled mini tank - I bet you would have loved to find one of these under the tree on Christmas. Armed with a short 40mm cannon, the Guardian packs enough punch to blast holes through light vehicles and it is both small and agile enough to support our grunts in close quarters. Its treads are built to be very sturdy to compensate for the recoil of the weapon, which also allows the drone to bury itself into a hull-down position for added protection. The Guardian stands as a fine example of our new doctrine: First you send in the robots to secure a foothold and then you get boots on the ground to seal the deal. Rumour has it that the Chinese are currently developing a new type of light tank for the exact same purpose. I hate to break it to the guys in Beijing, but...manned tankettes have been out of fashion since World War II. I guess they missed the memo."


This, my friends, is one of today's highlights: What you're looking at here is the AQ-360 Hunter Killer UCAV, the first -fully- autonomous military aircraft in the world. The state-of-the-art computer system that resides inside this machine is brought to us by some of our most renowned AI researchers and it's right over at Langley AFB where the artificial mind is merged with a lean and mean, all-American airframe made of lightweight but highly durable polymer materials. I know that some of you are thinking right now, but rest assured: There's always a way to pull the plug in case they ever try to go SkyNet on us and the AI itself is still way less intelligent than your average Army PFC. The HK can hold up to four Maverick air-to-ground missiles which makes it an exceptional tank-killer and ideal for close air support missions that are deemed too dangerous to risk the lives of our combat pilots. All of you Chair Force fighter and bomber jocks out there don't need to worry though; your jobs are safe! The Hunter Killer is purely designed to take on ground vehicles, so all that sweet dog-fighting and bomb-dropping is still up to you guys."

"That was pretty neat for a start, wasn't it? Well, let me tell you, there's more where this came from: Tune back in after the break and I'll show you something truly revolutionary. Here's a hint: It walks!"


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nitebones
nitebones Apr 25 2013, 3:33pm says:

the top drone reminds me of the contra unit but its new ability is better than contra's, the second done all I can says is it looks so badass

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 25 2013, 3:34pm says:

ROTR -> Rise of the Robots

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Hackergrad
Hackergrad Apr 30 2013, 10:52am replied:

Niiiiiiiice Oneeeee.
Russians beware. ECA celebrate. The robots are here.

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loltothend
loltothend May 19 2013, 8:30am replied:

lol yea

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gabrielk
gabrielk Jul 8 2013, 9:11am replied:

LOL

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Apr 25 2013, 3:48pm says:

Robots are the future unless they go AWOL

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Nuttah
Nuttah Apr 25 2013, 4:02pm replied:

Hey!
Even multi million dollar machines have to go fishing every now and then.

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 25 2013, 4:15pm replied:

You mean like the robot in this story?

Gizmodo.com

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magachs
magachs Apr 25 2013, 4:43pm replied:

I salute you, unsung hero.

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miniamp
miniamp Apr 25 2013, 5:17pm replied:

why did that give me such a feel...

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TheBlazinLoony
TheBlazinLoony May 24 2013, 2:50pm replied:

That is an epic story!

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 25 2013, 4:38pm says:

Ok Mr. Dawson, I'll take the hint. We are gonna see the Exo-suit from the Shockwave mod right?

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The_Hunter649
The_Hunter649 Apr 25 2013, 6:13pm replied:

Nope :)

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kijebe
kijebe Apr 25 2013, 6:46pm replied: Online

...does it have legs?

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Neo3602
Neo3602 Apr 25 2013, 8:08pm replied:

:( I liked the exo-suit for m shock wave and am sad that it won't be making an appearance.
I always considered it one of your better ideas

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^Namaekeks
^Namaekeks Apr 26 2013, 5:04am replied:

The ability of the Exo suit is already used by the Pandur IFV so it wouldnt make much sense to just do a US-Copy of that :P

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kijebe
kijebe Apr 25 2013, 4:47pm says: Online

machine vs man-in-machines

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 25 2013, 7:12pm replied:

You mean like this?

Youtube.com

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kijebe
kijebe Apr 25 2013, 10:40pm replied: Online

totally

i'm gonna have to watch that one

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GeneralNAD
GeneralNAD Apr 25 2013, 6:23pm says:

oooooh Nice
it will happen :-)

*Can you add a training center for pilots??

thanks

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MARS2588
MARS2588 Apr 26 2013, 8:12am replied:

Pilots are supposed to gain experience through combat. Being able to just buy their veterancy by putting them into some sort of structure would be cheap at best and exploitable at worst.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Apr 25 2013, 8:00pm says:

Will this lead to a Super Robot War?

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies! Apr 25 2013, 10:45pm says:

...The Americans better get on to weaponizing bunnies before their enemy does. It's only a matter of time before the Bunnies begin weaponizing you!

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^Namaekeks
^Namaekeks Apr 26 2013, 5:00am says:

You shuould add Marine Force Recon's for the special force general

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MARS2588
MARS2588 Apr 26 2013, 8:11am replied:

The tricky part would be finding an actual gameplay role for them that isn't already taken by Thorn's exclusive SEALs, Green Berets and other infantry however.

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W0rldEmperor
W0rldEmperor Apr 26 2013, 8:42am replied:

Green Berets you say, In an program called The Deadliest Warrior the Green Berets was against Spetnaz and they have lost for an balistic knife!
Youtube.com
BTW Very nice models!
Green Berets an elite USA spec ops from cold war.

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^Namaekeks
^Namaekeks Apr 26 2013, 6:19pm replied:

The Force Recon could Designate targets with an Laser Designator, should be uncrushable and can go into stealth requires to be unlocked with a Promotion Point and (eventually) call in a single plane (similar to Black Lotus' Beacon in Shockwave)... thats just what i got in mind :P

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Mernom
Mernom Apr 27 2013, 8:44am replied:

lol just like one of the new weapons in the ballistic weapons mod for UT2k4

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Woozle
Woozle Apr 27 2013, 8:41pm replied:

They should be added purely so you can use voice clips from opposing force. "GO RECON!" "LET'S KILL THESE FREAKS"

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KingTiger501st
KingTiger501st Apr 26 2013, 6:36am says:

What if a rogue general would use his robots to kill his superiors just like order 66

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SoraZ
SoraZ Apr 26 2013, 12:28pm replied:

Obviously we pull the plug out of the general because he must certainly work for SkyNet.

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KingTiger501st
KingTiger501st Apr 27 2013, 3:33am replied:

not that kind of general that works for skynet, the rogue general that's more like the guy that wants the US for himself kind, but yeah they can still put a bullet in his head anyway.

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nitebones
nitebones Apr 27 2013, 1:00pm replied:

that could be a new campaign ending

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Kalga
Kalga Apr 27 2013, 10:08pm replied:

US soldiers who [20 some odd years ago] was in the taskforce taking down General Townes's mutiny forces...

"Here we go again..."

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Erick_Auron
Erick_Auron Apr 26 2013, 4:08pm says:

drones!! more drones!! a walker drone? perfect!

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Woozle
Woozle Apr 27 2013, 8:40pm says:

"Here's a hint: It walks!" Metal.... gear?

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daniel8599
daniel8599 Apr 29 2013, 6:11pm says:

I'm thinking a ROBOTIC COL. BURTON! :O

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Hackergrad
Hackergrad May 15 2013, 11:16pm replied:

I was thinking an outlook on the ECA Venom Protocol.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Apr 30 2013, 9:58am says:

i think more like a cybernetic infanrty unit

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WorldW@r
WorldW@r May 2 2013, 6:51pm replied:

the Contra mod already has that

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ArsenalSPT
ArsenalSPT May 2 2013, 10:47pm replied:

I may or may not be wrong but I think Captain Istvan there is referencing the CID units from the Dale Brown books, particularly Edge of Battle and the one that precedes it. I don't know the latter because I just finished the former.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Apr 30 2013, 10:01am says:

this is the one that makes the most sense dont you all think

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Hackergrad
Hackergrad Apr 30 2013, 11:01am says:

Hopper:
1. Built in pairs
2. Makes a good scout with its Binoculars ability

Guardian:
1. Immune to vehicle clearing (neutron) weapons and hijackers
2. Transforms into a Gun Turret at will.

Looks like Steve Dawson here's correct! Tankettes are so 1940s.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Apr 30 2013, 12:52pm says:

no they are not 1940's they are super f**king outdated

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Hackergrad
Hackergrad May 15 2013, 11:15pm replied:

Have you tried downloading the crack and extracting its folders into the program files?

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WorldW@r
WorldW@r May 2 2013, 6:46pm says:

I think Metal Gear ZEKE from Peace Walker should make an appearance. It walks, it talks and it can launch nukes.

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generalsfanatic
generalsfanatic May 27 2013, 4:23am says:

hey theres no update till now

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