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"Now, here's an interesting factoid for you: In statistical terms, the US military has expended 250.000 bullets on every insurgent killed during our campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq back in the day. When the War on Terror went Global, that number got even worse and we faced about ten times as many bad guys at a time. If you're up against an enemy as blood-crazed and fanatical as the GLA, the last thing you'll want is to run dry in the middle of a firefight. Our ammunition makers could....

Posted by The_Hunter649 on Nov 11th, 2013

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Kept you waiting, huh?

American Mule Drone

"Now, here's an interesting factoid for you: In statistical terms, the US military has expended 250.000 bullets on every insurgent killed during our campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq back in the day. When the War on Terror went Global, that number got even worse and we faced about ten times as many bad guys at a time. If you're up against an enemy as blood-crazed and fanatical as the GLA, the last thing you'll want is to run dry in the middle of a firefight. Our ammunition makers could barely keep up with this extreme demand and even if you've got enough bullets to keep the dakka going, you still need the logistics to distribute them among your troops. This, my friends, is what the Mule Drone is all about. What you're looking at right here is a new, state-of-the-art unmanned ground vehicle. The Mule is rugged, reliable and armed to the teeth: You can load anything from magazines and ammo boxes to missiles and shells onto this thing and grab whatever you need in the heat of battle. That way, our grunts can be extra generous and put out an overwhelming volume of fire. This also brings us to the Mule's own armament which consists of an M134 minigun and an array of flare launchers that can be used to draw enemy anti-aircraft fire away from out planes. It is this excellent combination of mobility, utility and lethality which earned the Mule a spot in the armoury of America's most elite special forces."


"Have you ever watched one of those Chinese or Russian military parades where they roll out their giant, overcompensating Overlord or Sentinel tanks and wondered: What the hell kinda idiot builds something as insane as this? Those slow, sluggish steel monstrosities that plough through roads, demolish bridges and tear giant holes into the pockets of the average commie taxpayer. By comparison, the US military always had a policy that can be summed up in one clear, simple statement: High speed, low drag! Our response to these massive, super-heavy tanks comes in the form of the new AT Drone. Some call it the Redeye, others refer to it as the Alpha-Tango. I like to call it - The Anti-Terror Drone! The ATD is a revolutionary new anti-tank weapon that walks on four mechanical legs that let it run at a stable 70 miles per hour. That's faster than a Californian cougar and I'm not talking about the fortysomething kinda cougar that lives in fancy suburbs. These monsters will run up to a tank and proceed to cut it apart with a plasma torch that burns through steel at over 50.000 degrees. Now -that- is some serious nightmare fuel!"

Termite Drone

"And while we're on the subject of messy things, I also want to show you this pesky fella: The Termite Drone - and boy, let me tell you: This drone is a reeeal pain in the rear! The Termite is the most sophisticated area denial weapons system in the world. Once it has found a nice spot to dig itself in, it waits for the prey. Now, conventional wisdom would tell you that it's basically just a mobile land mine; a robotic drone that packs a charge of, say, ninety pounds of C4 and maybe a copper liner to slice through a tank. Good enough for a nasty explosion to be sure but nothing that the EOD folks couldn't handle, right? Well, in this case, conventional wisdom would be wrong; dead wrong! The Termite contains a highly compact EM emitter that is capable of generating an intense field of microwaves within a large radius. The pulse is brief and it drains the drone's entire battery, forcing it to re-charge for a while but that one charge is all it takes to short-out any piece of electronics in the vicinity and fry the nuts off any poor sucker caught within the area of effect. No exterminator in the world is gonna help you against an infestation of these!"

"Well, this concludes our lovely day here in Virginia. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun watching these mean machines in action and I, for one, welcome our new mechanical overlords. I see you all on the next episode of Future Warfare, oorah!"


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ubermensche
ubermensche Nov 11 2013, 5:30pm says:

Am I the only one who noticed a sharp increase in the rate of updates??? :D

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johnnyxp64
johnnyxp64 Nov 20 2013, 2:29pm replied:

when EA cancels CnC Projects, the RoTR team gets even more motivated to prove that "THIS IS how you make a real CnC game!"

i cant wait for the next update.........i wish we had an estimation time :P

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magachs
magachs Nov 11 2013, 5:31pm says:

Haha, Anti-Terror Drone :D

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namar13766
namar13766 Nov 12 2013, 7:20am replied:

In another universe, the soviets felt the sudden urge to sue the Americans for copyright infringement. :)

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zeFoks
zeFoks Nov 11 2013, 6:06pm says:

BUILD!!! BuilD your little toyzzz! KOVARDS!!!

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NihonTeikoku
NihonTeikoku Nov 11 2013, 6:22pm says:

I assume the Mule will go up in a hugesplosion when it's destroyed?

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The_Hunter649 Author
The_Hunter649 Nov 11 2013, 6:37pm replied:

We considered this at first but considering this unit is always close to friendlies we decided against this to make sure it remains usefull.

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Nov 12 2013, 4:52am replied:

Cool update man i love it this update deserves a 10 out of 10

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DanielKeller
DanielKeller Nov 11 2013, 10:09pm says:

So the [arguably] biggest nuisance of Red Alert 2 is now back and it's fighting on the "right" side? I will definitely enjoy this.

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sting2death
sting2death Nov 12 2013, 7:13am replied:

The ROTR Russians must reopen the dusty files from the parallel universe Soviet union of the 70s, and rebuild the terror drones to even the odds!

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APB_ICE
APB_ICE Nov 12 2013, 6:00pm replied:

I thought they already did...? Since, you know, they've got weaponized Tesla Coils and stuff.

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sting2death
sting2death Nov 13 2013, 2:36am replied:

Yea, but they should open up the files some more, to show the U.S. Anti-terror drone, some real terror drone! :D

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Nov 11 2013, 11:21pm says:

So, Some Real Robot Wars?

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Nuttah
Nuttah Nov 12 2013, 1:16am says:

Yaaaaay, fluffies! \(^_^)/

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JeremiahLoh
JeremiahLoh Nov 12 2013, 2:36am says:

Two Unit "remakes" from other CnC Games what not to like.

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12 Nov 12 2013, 6:34am replied:

And some of my favourites aswell, I always thought C&C3 lacked Limpet Drones and Hunter Killers, wich should be common ground by the time it represents. Let me just vote you up a bit!

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8ft_Robot
8ft_Robot Nov 12 2013, 6:22am says:

America = Game of Drones

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Nov 12 2013, 9:26am replied:

Agreed

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12 Nov 12 2013, 10:54am replied:

Still needs Hunter Seekers from Ts. To be a real drone force it needs a drone Support Power!

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^Namaekeks
^Namaekeks Nov 12 2013, 2:03pm replied:

MAY SKYNET RISE!

ROSN!

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JuanDela_Cruz
JuanDela_Cruz Nov 12 2013, 7:27am says:

this update made me download ROTR ;)

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Nov 12 2013, 9:28am replied:

Me too

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan Nov 12 2013, 9:25am says:

I like this update very much because its shows the ROTR Americans new startegies which relies heavily on its drones too reduce their casaulties.

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Cod_Fish
Cod_Fish Nov 12 2013, 6:48pm says:

The termite drone looks allot like the Limpet drone. I like the use of classic units from other C&C games thats going on, Looking forward to seeing how you put in the floating disk and giant ants! =p

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SoraZ
SoraZ Nov 13 2013, 4:31am says:

Of course, one starts to wonder if the American designers played too much Command & Conquer.

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12 Nov 13 2013, 11:02am replied:

I always thought C&C was ahead of its time, but inspired by real prototype weapons or projects, even the Tesla coil was inspired the dr. Tesla's anti-aircraft electro plasma beam weapon. It was cool that C&c was always futuristic and down to Earth at the same time, unlike many other IPs.

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Fire_Ze_Missiles
Fire_Ze_Missiles Nov 13 2013, 4:04pm says:

Strange how I, as a British person, instinctively read this in an American accent :P Means good writing.
Can't wait for (finishing my degree so I have time to play) the next update!

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Guest
Guest Nov 14 2013, 2:33pm says:

Is the main SWR Productions site down? Haven't been able to connect o it few nearly a week now..

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IPS Online
IPS Nov 14 2013, 5:32pm replied:

It seems to have IP problems lately, try connect with a proxy server, that should work.

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Guest
Guest Nov 15 2013, 12:18pm replied:

..a what now?

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IPS Online
IPS Nov 15 2013, 1:44pm replied:

click on one of those links and connect to website over it.
Proxy4free.com

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Guest
Guest Nov 16 2013, 7:49pm replied:

Got it work! Bit rough but least can read latest stuff. Thanks IPS person!

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Ultima73
Ultima73 Dec 6 2013, 8:03am says:

Is that an MGS reference at the top?

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