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In today's update, we present you the overhauled versions of two ROTR classics as well as a new vehicle that replaces the BRDM-1 in the Russian Armour Reserves drop power. Also, do not be alarmed by the sudden skip in the timeline. These renders were originally part of an upcoming story update that was scheduled for later, which prevented us from showing new screenshots featuring these units because we didn't want to spoil them before the update. Now that you're about to see the actual renders,

Posted by The_Hunter649 on Nov 22nd, 2013

In today's update, we present you the overhauled versions of two ROTR classics as well as a new vehicle that replaces the BRDM-1 in the Russian Armour Reserves drop power. Also, do not be alarmed by the sudden skip in the timeline. These renders were originally part of an upcoming story update that was scheduled for later, which prevented us from showing new screenshots featuring these units because we didn't want to spoil them before the update. Now that you're about to see the actual renders, you can also expect to see these units in action as well soon. Enjoy.


The TT-2 Tesla tank is the successor of the original TT-1 testbed vehicle. Despite the impressive lethality of its experimental electrolaser weapon, the first model was marred by early design flaws due to its lightweight construction as it was merely a tank in name only. Taking these issues into account, General Aleksandr has chosen the BMPT combat vehicle as the basic platform for the new model. The chassis has been extensively modified to accomodate for a high-voltage power capacitor and the single 'embedded' Tesla coil of the original vehicle has been replaced by a set of two smaller coils mounted on a rotating turret. Prior to seeing service at the frontline of the Russo-European War in late 2048, the new Tesla tanks were spontaneously redeployed to Slovakia, where they put a definitive end to the famed Bratislava uprising within only three days.


Originally designed to survive on a nuclear battlefield but scrapped upon orders of Chairman Khrushchev in 1960, the experimental heavy tank 'Obyekt 279' was given a new life as the T-279 'Golem' by General Aleksandr. During the Russo-European War, the Golem tanks of the Shock Divisions attained a reputation that even rivalled the mighty Sentinel tanks of the Russian Army. Some of the war's most notorious Russian tank aces such as Anatoliy Kovalenko, who was the first to force a Manticore tank to retreat with severe turret damage, or Polina Novikova, who stalled the advance of ECA Battlegroup Boudica for an entire day outside Amsterdam, commanded a Golem tank and as the front shifted back to Russian-held Germany in early 2049, many of these elite veterans were granted access to the new T-279M variant as a last ditch effort to turn the tide of war in Aleksandr's favour once again. The already massive 130mm cannon of the original tank was replaced by an excessive 152mm gun and the turret was equipped with two heavy 14.5mm KPV machine guns for anti-aircraft duty. In addition to its updated weaponry, the new model was also outfitted with the Shtora-2 active protection system, which consisted of two components: An array of powerful electro-optical jammers that prevent any missile or rangefinder from getting a clear lock on the tank and a battery of extremely powerful flash grenades which blind infantry. This combined effect of jamming, confusion and sheer terror makes it momentarily impossible to attack the Golem. However, even the new Golem only managed to delay what many already regarded as inevitable - including President Nikolai Suvorov himself.


With his armed forces hard pressed to resist the joint counter-attack of the Europeans and their American allies, President Suvorov has ordered the mobilisation of additional vehicles from Russia's vast reserves of Cold War era equipment. The fast, lightly armoured BRDM-2 has been refurbished and armed with any surplus anti-tank guided missile available. Despite their overall dated technology, the vehicles can take advantage of their agility to surprise enemy tanks, which made them a useful, airdroppable support asset during the massive armoured engagements that took place in northern and central Germany during the ECA's advance on Berlin. It is also worth noting that the BRDM-2 has enough internal space to transport four soldiers in full gear.


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hellodean
hellodean Nov 22 2013, 8:58am says:

dat tesla tank.. :O

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sting2death
sting2death Nov 22 2013, 9:57am replied:

RA1 Tesla Tank, has evolved into a RA2 Tesla Tank :D

Also, I loved the BRDM-1. Then there's the lovely frogfoot (I understand the reason for it) that took the boot. =(

Still, the BRDM-2 is a nice vehicle, and the Golem upgrade put a huge smile on my face.

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hellodean
hellodean Nov 22 2013, 10:02am replied:

yeah its a shame to see the old ones go, but they are getting good improvements

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Galacticruler
Galacticruler Nov 22 2013, 4:17pm replied:

just as long as they don't do a RA3 tesla tank later, it looked horrible in RA3.

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Nuttah
Nuttah Nov 22 2013, 4:31pm replied:

I don't think anyone's feeling any sort of nostalgia for the third one.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Nov 22 2013, 9:06pm replied:

I mean why would anyone like new c&c's?

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Neo3602
Neo3602 Nov 24 2013, 2:33am replied:

Better unit path finding?

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JeremiahLoh
JeremiahLoh Nov 24 2013, 3:18am replied:

Yeah the Third iteration didn't really get alot of fanfare. Hell the RA3 concept Art even showed RA2 Conscripts & Tesla Tanks not the "Space" Style seem in the release.

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The_Freedom_Fighter
The_Freedom_Fighter Nov 25 2013, 8:16am replied:

Speaking about the RA3 Tesla Tank (we're not discussing about RA3 in general, go talk somewhere else), are we talking about the Tesla Tank or the Stingray. Cuz the Stingray does look derpy but the Tesla Tank looked like a stylized version of the RA2 one imo.

Sorry if there were any captain obvious moments.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Nov 22 2013, 9:43am says:

dat golem tank

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pato203
pato203 Nov 22 2013, 10:45am says:

What a wonderful tesla tank has grown from that "ugly duckling" :D
Yeah, and it´s also great to hear something about Slovakia in RotR universe :3

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wojciech
wojciech Nov 22 2013, 11:13am says:

please santa claus bring us Rise Of The Reds update

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OpposingFarce
OpposingFarce Nov 22 2013, 11:41am says:

Pumping out updates, everything looks amazing. Great stuff. Pretty hype for next release, even if it was a visual upgrade only release.

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attackmike
attackmike Nov 22 2013, 1:19pm says:

152mm cannon? derp.

would this mean a firepower increase in game?

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JG2
JG2 Nov 22 2013, 1:51pm says:

Man, yet again I feel Russians are gonna be crushed by the "good guys". But then again, name me a piece of Western media there they aren't. Oh well.

Nice update though.

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Nuttah
Nuttah Nov 22 2013, 2:42pm replied:

Most WWII flicks, I'd wager. And they're only 'good' because they're in the same universe as the GLA.
Though, I also think the war ends with Russia still kind of standing, for the most part.

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The_Hunter649
The_Hunter649 Nov 22 2013, 3:17pm replied:

You'll be proven quite wrong by the time all information is availible.

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MARS2588
MARS2588 Nov 22 2013, 3:26pm replied:

There are no 'good guys' in this setting. Russia may technically be the aggressor of this war, but they're fighting solely because the rest of the world has antagonised them to the point where conquest became the only way for them to save their imploding economy. The ECA brought this upon themselves through their own ego-centric attitude and are only sort of justified in that they are defending their own land while using several illegal weapons in the process. The only parties that could be regarded as straight up bad guys would be Aleksandr's troops and the GLA.

As for the conclusion, Russia will -not- end up destroyed, conquered, occupied or otherwise humiliated by the West. It's gonna be more ambivalent than that for all parties involved.

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SoraZ
SoraZ Nov 23 2013, 5:25am replied:

...and even then even the GLA have parts that don't agree with their more egocentric and fanatical sections and would much rather fight a less brutal and casual war and not turn civilians into hostages or kill them for their loot. Sulayman might be an example as were the dudes from the last ZH USA mission who thought that Dr. Thrax went too far with his weaponry.

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Karpet
Karpet Apr 11 2014, 10:03pm replied:

Well, and possibly the Chinese government. They're pretty bad.

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OminousSpudd
OminousSpudd Nov 22 2013, 3:26pm replied:

Couldn't agree more... But if Hunter says good things are coming for the Russians, well, I anticipate them greatly.

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MARS2588
MARS2588 Nov 23 2013, 1:59am replied:

Oh, I definitely wouldn't call them 'good' things but Russia will come out alive and, in a certain way, stronger from a crisis that would likely break any other nation.

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Neo3602
Neo3602 Nov 24 2013, 2:37am replied:

Dose it involve Aleksandr going on some sort of power trip and trying/succeeding to kill Suvorov and then trying to take over Russia or dose the rest of Russia find out about the False Flag Operation that Aleksandr and Suvorov did to start the war in the first place?

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Soviets
Soviets Nov 22 2013, 4:00pm says:

LLLLLLOVELEEEEYYYY!

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Soviets
Soviets Nov 22 2013, 4:04pm says:

I also have i question, the other day I tried playing the latest patch through LAN with my brother, it gave me problems when the game finished loading, it said something about a sync error and I tried changing compatibility and some other stuff but the same message appeared.

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Kestrel1993
Kestrel1993 Nov 22 2013, 5:58pm says:

BRDM-2 "Konkurs" ^^ nice!

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AtlasTasume
AtlasTasume Nov 23 2013, 3:46am says:

Very interesting. Especially the part with a fully evolving storyline.

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tutituti87
tutituti87 Nov 23 2013, 4:04am says:

10010010101110
translate:

Can't Wait

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tjarek129
tjarek129 Nov 23 2013, 5:17am says:

I'm late for the updates as always...

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johnnyxp64
johnnyxp64 Nov 23 2013, 12:29pm says:

omg i love the ROTR models so damn much! But what i love even more that they are keep going back to redifine them and keep them fresh again and again.

defenetly an other donation for Cristmas :)

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MPGM
MPGM Nov 23 2013, 12:35pm says:

Thousand Times Greater Than Before.

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BigDeadLama
BigDeadLama Nov 25 2013, 1:23pm says:

how to download this update?

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alaahasan
alaahasan Dec 11 2013, 5:29am says:

when you finish this mod ?????????

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