Rise of the Reds – or ROTR for short – improves upon the C&C Generals formula while also adding its own distinct elements to it. Most notably, the mod adds two completely new factions, the tank-heavy Russian Federation and the defence-oriented European Continental Alliance. In addition, the three original factions China, USA and GLA have been greatly expanded and redesigned in a variety of ways, with several new units, buildings, powers and abilities to explore and combine in your in-game tactics.
The Sentinel, despite completely dominating any and all foes it encounters on the ground, always had something of an Achilles' heel when it came to countering attacking aircraft. First trialled successfully in the '02' model, the Warden Missile Pods, produced by the famous KBP Instrument Design Bureau in Tula, allow the Sentinel to defend itself against enemy attack helicopters and even low-flying jet aircraft, and have been directly integrated into the frame of the '03' model for better protection. The missiles' explosive-fragmentation warheads are also lethal to exposed infantry, though their infra-red seekers are not keyed to the heat signatures of human bodies, and as such cannot track moving foot soldiers. Russian commanders are well advised to integrate Warden Missile Pods onto their valuable Sentinels wherever it is cost-effective to do so.