The Xenoforce Reborn mod takes the classic Xenoforce mod from CNC Generals and re-invisions it on the CNC3 engine with new units and new designs. The new armies that are currently scheduled to be in the mod are the Earth Federation, ZEON, the Invid, and the Earth Robotech Defense Force. We also have heavily modified the original CNC3 armies, giving the GDI, NOD, and Scrin a much more dynamic gameplay experience. This mod is NOT FOR PROFIT and NON-commercial based.
The Ion Cannon also is the focus of GDI's ultimate defensive weapon, the ICDN. While the cannon is up it will have a spotter drone flying around it. The Cannon also will now reveal quite a large area of the map. If any enemy units come within the site of the Cannon the Drone will tag it and a Direct Ion blast will fire down on the target.
Before I hear "OMG OVERPOWERING!" it's not. This system for all of it's power has a few flaws to it. First, you have to see your enemy for it to work and it does not detect stealth. Second it does not target air units, only ground units. Finally fast units or units that do not stop before moving on will be fine as you can see in the pic the system can not lock down and kill a squad of infantry moving in (well, it does kill the squad, but the squad is able to outrun most of the blast each time until only a single member was left who dies in the Tib field).
What this means is that slow ground base forces will have issues. Also units that get hit by GDI's new sonic weapons (which slow an enemy down for 1 second to 10% of their normal speed will suddenly go AH, THATS why I want sonic defenses, to lock the enemy down so the Ion Cannon can finish them off!.
Oh, one other thing. The cannon DOES have a minimum range. It's range is 2000 (which you can see in the pic as a very long range) to 400 so the cannon will NOT be firing upon its own base. That would just be silly. But if you can get your army within it's range it's suddenly free game. Also the drone itself can be shot down and killed (Suddenly EMP towers are going to be very popular on maps I think) and it takes the cannon 2 minutes to respawn a drone and resume it's defensive operations.
So you see, as great as this is all it really does is make you go "Damn, before I just run in there I really should deal with that cannon first." And thats the point.