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After the success of the RQ-16 Targeteer vehicle support drone, the US military has recently introduced the RQ-32, a more advanced model with an all-new quadrotor design which is quickly replacing the original Targeteer thanks to its more efficient build. Its function remains unchanged.

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Targeteer Drone

After the success of the RQ-16 Targeteer vehicle support drone, the US military has recently introduced the RQ-32, a more advanced model with an all-new quadrotor design which is quickly replacing the original Targeteer thanks to its more efficient build. Its function remains unchanged.

ATV Humvee

The All-Terrain Vehicle - or simply ATV - is a lightweight, air-droppable modification of the American Humvee which incorporates some design features of the vehicles that were at some point intended to replace the entire Humvee fleet altogether. It is fast, very manoeuvrable and armed with the M268, a lighter triple barrelled successor of the original 7.62mm Minigun that makes it an ideal support vehicle for airborne raiding operations. As of Version 1.85, the ATV Humvee will serve as a mostly visual replacement for the old Airborne Humvees that is available via the Paradrop power.

Green Berret

Founded in 1952 as the original special forces of the United States Army, the Green Berets have taken part in covert operations around the entire globe. Highly proficient in the use of the enhanced M16A5 assault rifle, these elite warriors strike fear into the heart of every infantry man faced with the prospect of fighting them and they can use their underbarrel grenade launchers to fire powerful 40mm high-explosive/fragmentation grenades to obliterate footsoldiers and lighly armoured vehicles with ease. The Green Berets performed excellently during the Global War On Terror and after the US' entry into the Russo-European War, General Francis Thorn, himself a veteran of the Army's 1st Special Forces Group, has requisitioned a large contingent of these excellent soldiers to spread fear and chaos behind the Russian lines in support of ECA resistance groups. As of the upcoming Version 1.85, Green Berets will replace the Rangers that are currently delivered by the American Paradrop General Power.

Delta Force Operator

The members of the 1st SFOD-D, commonly known as Delta Force, are among the most elite soldiers in the United States military. As the most secretive and well-trained special forces unit of the US Army, the Deltas have achieved an unparalleled degree of mastery in the use of countless weapons. Their heavy gunners serve as fire support specialists and wield a combination of weapons that enables them to deal with any sort of threat: Their primary armament is the Mk.48 Mod 3, a machine gun that spews out lethal 7.62mm rounds at an amazing rate of fire, allowing the Operators to rip through infantry, light vehicles and even low flying aircraft with ease. In addition, they carry a lightweight 60mm commando mortar whose advanced precision guided shells make up for their lack of explosive punch through nigh-pinpoint accuracy. As of Version 1.85, Delta Force Operators will replace the generic Missile Defenders that are currently part of the Paradrop General Power. As of 2.0, they will be available as an exclusive trainable unit of General Thorn.

This brings us to a new game mechanic of the American faction which we will introduce in ROTR version 1.85: The POW feature. Since the original pre-release version of Generals already contained assets for such a system which was scrapped during development, we have decided to re-implement POWs as a neat little game mechanic for the American faction. As of 1.85, Ranger Flashbangs will no longer kill enemy infantry. Instead, enemy soldiers who are brought down to zero health via Flashbangs will enter a surrender animation and remain on the battlefield as prisoners that can be captured by Rangers. Every captured prisoner will be automatically transferred to the Detention Camp which is now home to a revised version of the CIA Intelligence power: Each prisoner acts as a single-use 'ammunition' for this new power which will temporarily reveal all enemy units on the map. In effect, it works just like the old CIA Intelligence power, except you now actually have to do some work in order to get your intelligence. The payoff is that the power will be available as many times as you can obtain it. Be warned, however, that not all infantry units may be willing to surrender and if you leave a prisoner on the field for too long, he will regain his senses and return to the fight, albeit weakened by the concussive power of the Flashbangs. Check out the following video for a brief in-game demonstration of the new POW mechanic.

Sgt_Shidner - - 236 comments

Eh....mah.....gerd...........the Paradrop power will now be a rain of DOOOOOOM! ATV Hummers...Delta Force....Green Berets.............poor Ruskies, GLA, and Chinese forces....poor, poor souls....

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Der_Dämon - - 105 comments

i don't think so, the chisese shenlong tank can easily kill a lot of them at once

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Woozle - - 2,617 comments

I really like this new PoW mechanic, and the new infantry models are excellent.

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Woozle - - 2,617 comments

Just realized something; is this update named after "Act of War: Direct action? That game had very simaler PoW mechanics.

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attackmike - - 524 comments

probably on issue i can think of its the same in act of war is that the enemy would just use tanks and planes....though in act of war tanks and planes when destroyed releases the pilots...

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Nuttah - - 1,201 comments

No fluff? :'(

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liberty_wings - - 924 comments

I love this new update!! :D
Also, dat ATV *w*

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Prince_Kassad - - 257 comments

Just awesome!

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DanielKeller - - 79 comments

Great update and as always good to see that the crew is still working on this mod.
I'm silently hoping that the article title is a nod to a different RTS game...

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johnnyxp64 - - 27 comments

keep them coming guys! i cant wait for the next release :).

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CptIstvanofArdeal - - 2,362 comments

This is one off the best updates that i seened

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Dead|Wing - - 3,063 comments

Like to see yo Green Berets take on mah Spetsnaz!

Very nice update, can't wait to use the Delta Force Operators. >:D

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savageguard - - 222 comments


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^Namaekeks - - 166 comments

This update....
I thought about which role the Marine Force Recon's (or FORECON's) can take in ROTR, since i would really love to have them for General thorn..

He could serve General Thorn as an Replacement to the Sentry Drone. I had in mind that he can place (with an cooldown for sure)an temp. lttle sensor array(seperately bought in tech building) with an detection ability (very low Radius) also should he be stealth (even while moving) or at least be uncrushable, to scale him up towards enemy light vehicles (technical)

Thanks for reading!

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igo96 - - 12 comments

still, they're no match for ak-47 upgraded insurrection's angry mob, they'll kill those soldiers within seconds

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