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Command Center
  • American Command Center
  • Chinese Command Center
  • GLA Command Center
Structure
Affiliation
Role
  • Main headquarters
  • Special reinforcement abilities deployer
Protection

Very High

Properties
Hit points

5000

Armor type

Structure Armor Tough

Production
Cost

$2000

Build time

0:45

Produced by
Hot key

C

Combat
Sight range

300

Function
Upgrades
Gen1 Land Mine Icons
Land Mines China only)
ZH Neutron Mines Icons
Neutron Mine (China only)
Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons
Radar Upgrade (China only)
ZH Fortified Structure Icons
Fortified Structure (GLA only)
ZH Camo Netting Icons
Camo Netting (Prince Kassad only)
Power

0

Produces
Abilities

Generals Power

You destroyed my command center. I'm impressed general. Few could survive this long.
- Kwai
Gen1 USA Command Center Icons
Gen1 China Command Center Icons
Gen1 GLA Command Center Icons

The Command Center was needed to organize data, initiate advanced tactics and authorize the production of most units and structures. Generals Powers were also utilized from the Command Center to get special and advanced weapons.

BackgroundEdit

The USA Command Center came with a built-in radar and could build Construction Dozers. A Spy Satellite could be accessed periodically via the US Command Center every 1 minute.

China's Command Center also built Construction Dozers and could be upgraded with a radar.

The GLA Command Center trained Workers and like all GLA buildings would leave behind a GLA Hole that could rebuild the Center if destroyed. GLA generals could fortify the building against enemy attacks with Fortified Structures upgrade, while Prince Kassad could also stealth the building with Camo-Netting as he learned to do with all GLA buildings. A Fake Command Center could also be built instead of a real one.

Being mostly useless after the initial dozers and workers were constructed, the Command Center was often sold for a cash boost after initial construction had been completed. This did, however, make the USA and China's dozers irreplaceable (at least until a Command Center was rebuilt later), putting great emphasis on their destruction and protection and also took away radar if your were playing as USA or China (the GLA could build a radar van hence they could keep their radar). This also made the Generals Powers unusable.

UpgradesEdit

ChinaEdit

Gen1 Land Mine Icons Land mine Deploy standard mines around the Command center. Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $600.
ZH Neutron Mines Icons Neutron Mines Upgrades the standard to neutron mines thus allowing them to kill vehicle pilots instead of destroying them. Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $500. Requires Land mine to be installed.
Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons Radar Upgrade Online the radar system Available for building for a cost of $500.

GLAEdit

ZH Fortified Structure Icons Fortified Structure Fortify Command center against enemy attacks. Purchasable at any Palace for a cost of $1000.
ZH Camo Netting Icons Camo Netting Upgrades Command center with camo netting, rendering it invisible to enemy forces until it fires or is fired upon, or detected by detectors. Purchasable at the building for a cost of $500. Prince Kassan only.

Command Centers of Generals Edit

Nicely play, General.You destroyed my Command Center, now I be forced to fight dirty....
- Prince Kassad

All the Command Centers of all the Generals where slightly different, having logo's in their color in front of their main door:

USA Edit

Logo General Description
USA Super Weapon Logo Super Weapon Big shield, with a small star in the middle
USA Laser Logo Laser Triangle, with a small star in the middle ("Optical Radiation" warning sign)
USA Air Force Logo Air Force Plane, seen from the up-side-down (similar to airport road sign)

China Edit

Logo General Description
China Tank Logo Tank Battlemaster Tank seen from the side
China Infantry Logo Infantry An AK-47 assault rifle
China Nuke Logo Nuke Radiation Warning trefoil, inverse (clear central circle and radiating arcs)

GLA Edit

Logo General Description
GLA Toxin Logo Toxin Bio-hazard warning trefoil
GLA Demolition Logo Demolition A few dynamite sticks with a plunger-style detonator.
GLA Stealth Logo Stealth Small circle with a larger circle around it(x 4) and an cross trough it (crosshairs with extra rings)

Abilities Edit

Icon Name Ability Countdown Timer Levels
Gen1 Emergency Repair 2 Icons Emergency Repair Instantly repair vehicles in an area 4 minutes
  • 1: Light repair
  • 2: Medium repair
  • 3: Serious repair

USA Edit

Icon Name Ability Countdown Timer Levels
Gen1 Spy Drone Icons Spy Drone Reveal targeted area permanently until destroyed. Cloaked and can detect stealth units 1.30 minutes none
Gen1 USA Construction Dozer Icons Construction Dozer Build and repair American buildings. Clear mines 12 seconds none
Gen1 Spy Sattelite Icons Spy Satellite Revealed targeted area for 15–18 seconds. Spot hidden objects 1 minute none
Gen1 Paradrop 3 Icons Para Drop Drop Rangers from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area 4 minutes
  • 1: 5 Rangers
  • 2: 10 Rangers
  • 3: 20 Rangers
Gen1 A-10 Strike 3 Icons A10 Missile Strike Strike the targeted area with gattlings and rockets by using A10 Thunderbolts. Reveal the targeted area and the A10 Thunderbolts paths 4 minutes
  • 1: 1 A10 Thunderbolt
  • 2: 2 A10 Thunderbolts
  • 3: 3 A10 Thunderbolts
Gen1 Fuel Air Bomb Icons Fuel Air Bomb Drop a bomb from the C-130 Hercules plane which firstly spread an amount of on-air fuel that takes about several moments later to explode. The explosion destroy everything in its range. Recommended for enemy concentrations. This special weapon does not has any long effect. Reveal the targeted area for a while. The processes are aborted if the plane has been destroyed before the bomb could be dropped. 6 minutes none
ZH Leaflet Drop Icons Leaflet Drop The Leaflet Drop is dropped by plane, and will spread propaganda leaflets over nearby targets. Any units will cease to fight while they take their time to consider the message delivered. 5 minutes none
ZH Spectre Gunship 3 Icons Spectre Gunship When deployed, the Spectre Gunship will strafe the area for a given amount of time, bombarding the target with chainguns and its on-board howitzer. 5 minutes
  • 1: 10 seconds
  • 2: 15 seconds+
  • 3: 30 seconds+

+ Only accessible by AF and SW General.

China Edit

Icon Unit/Upgrade Cost Descriptions Build Time (s) Levels
Gen1 China Construction Dozer Icons Construction Dozer 1000 Builds all Chinese structures and repairs buildings. Clears mines 13 none
Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons Radar Upgrade 500 Online the radar system 20 none
Gen1 Land Mine Icons Land Mines 600 Create mines around the building and harm enemy that pass through 20 none
ZH Neutron Mines Icons Neutron Mines 500 Replace the mines to the neutron mines around the building and harm infantry that pass through. Kill vehicles and tanks crew when pass through. 25 none
Gen1 Cluster Mine Icons Cluster Mines 1 General's Promotion Point Send a plane at the targeted area which drop a bomb that spread a set of cluster mines which harm enemies when go through it. Recommended to launch at your base entry or enemy production buildings (War Factory, Barracks, Supply Center, etc.). Does not harm Worker and Construction Dozer 4 minutes none
ZH China Carpet Bomb Icons Carpet Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point One bomber drops its payload of high explosive bombs on the target area. 3 minutes none
ZH Nuke Carpet Bomb Icons Nuke Carpet Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point One bomber drops its payload of tactical nuclear bombs on the target area. General Tao only. 2.30 minutes none
Gen1 Artillery Barrage 3 Icons Artillery Barage 1 General's Promotion Point Fires several howitzers from the outer map at the targeted area. The shells destroy everything in their way. Recommended to attack enemy concentrations (Level 1) and buildings (Level 2 & 3) 5 minutes
  • 1: 12 shells
  • 2: 24 shells
  • 3: 36 shells
Gen1 Cash Hack 3 Icons Cash Hack 1 General's Promotion Point Steal money from enemy Supply Center or Supply Stash via internet 4 minutes
  • 1: $1000
  • 2: $2000
  • 3: $4000
ZH Tank Drop 3 Icons Tank Drop 1 General's Promotion Point Requests a reinforcement in the form of Battlemaster Tank to be parachuted on the map by plane. General Kwai only. 4 minutes
  • 1: 1 Battlemaster
  • 2: 2 Battlemaster
  • 3: 4 Battlemaster
Gen1 Paradrop 3 Icons Para Drop' 1 General's Promotion Point Drop Mini-Gunners from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area. General Fai only. 4 minutes
  • 1: 5 Mini-Gunners
  • 2: 10 Mini-Gunners
  • 3: 15 Mini-Gunners
ZH Frenzy 3 Icons Frenzy 1 General's Promotion Point Increases the firepower of the affected friendly/allied units 4 minutes none
  • 1: +10% in 10 seconds
  • 2: +20% in 20 seconds
  • 3: +30% in 30 seconds
Gen1 EMP Pulse Icons EMP Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point Drop a bomb at the targeted area with a plane which freeze all mechanical units and buildings. Recommended to attack after launch this ability. 6 minutes none

GLA Edit

Icon Unit/Upgrade Cost Descriptions Build Time (s) Levels
Gen1 Worker Icons Worker 200 Builds all GLA structures and repairs buildings. Clears mines and collect supplies. 5 none
Gen1 Rebel Ambush 3 Icons Rebel Ambush 1 General's Promotion Point Creates Rebels anywhere on the map 5 minutes
  • 1: 4 Rebel
  • 2: 8 Rebel
  • 3: 16 Rebel
Gen1 Anthrax Bomb Icons Anthrax Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point Drop a bomb at the targeted area with a plane which spreading lethal toxins and corrosive agents over a wide area.ability. 6 minutes none
ZH Sneak Attack Icons Sneak Attack 1 General's Promotion Point This allows the player to spawn a Tunnel Network anywhere on the map. The tunnel doesn't have a weapon mounted, but is connected to the main network. 4 minutes none
ZH GPS Scrambler Icons GPS Scrambler 1 General's Promotion Point Cloaks all friendly units within its area of effect. These units retain their cloaking ability indefinitely, and only reveal themselves when firing. 2.30 minutes (3 minutes with Prince Kassad) none

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In the final game, the Command Centers of the individual generals are only differentiated by a symbol printed on the ground. However, every general was supposed to get a totally new Command Center specifically designed for that general. It was probably cut due to time constraints, but the normal models are all in the game and can be viewed with a model viewer.
  • Tank General's Command Center is the only one that's fully absent. Maybe they never got around to finishing him. Note also that the two other Chinese Command Centers have a green roof, whereas the normal Command Center has a brown roof.
  • The American Command Center has an unused animation which shows the radar dish building up, like when the player purchased the radar upgrade. This is unused because America starts with radar at all times. However, the players may have been required to purchase the radar upgrade at some point in game development. Note also that in the Worldbuilder, the American Command Center appears without the radar dish, even though this never been see in the game.


Generals USA icon United States of America First GLA War Arsenal Generals USA icon
China People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China
Gla Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla

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