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Marauder Tank
Generals Marauder
Marauder tanks: (bottom left) basic, (bottom right) salvaged once, (top right) salvaged twice
Structure
Affiliation

Global Liberation Army

Role

Medium Tank

  • Anti-tank
  • Anti-structure
Armament

Cannon (Dual cannons if salvaged twice)

Protection

Medium

Tech level

1

Properties
Hit points

500

Armor type

Tank Armor

Production
Cost
  • $800
  • $900 (Juhziz/Thrax)
Build time

0:10

Produced by

Arms Dealer

Requires

General's Promotion (Level 1)

Hot key

M

Combat
Ground attack
  • 60 (Armor Piercing)
Cooldown
  • 2000
  • 1500 (salvaged once)
  • 750 (salvaged twice)
Speed

40 (30 when badly damaged)

Attack range

150

Sight range

125-300

Function
Upgrades
Gen1 Anthrax Shells Icons
Toxin Shells (GLA only)
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons
Anthrax Beta (GLA only)
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons
Anthrax Gamma (Thrax only)
Gen1 Junk Repair Icons
Junk Repair
Notes

Can upgrade weapon with salvaged parts.

Marauder Tank assembled.
- Marauder Tank rolling out of the Arms Dealer
Gen1 Marauder Tank Icons

The Marauder tank was used by the Global Liberation Army during the War of Liberation. It was the bigger cousin of the lighter Scorpion tank, and was the heaviest tank of the GLA.

BackgroundEdit

You got something for me?
- Marauder tank awaiting orders

The Marauder tank was more heavily armored than the Scorpion tank, and was armed with a more powerful cannon. The cannon could be upgraded by using parts salvaged from destroyed vehicles. The first upgrade increased the cannon's rate of fire, while the second upgrade added a second cannon as well as further increasing the rate of fire.

The Marauder tank had no turret, making it more of an assault gun than a conventional tank. Because of this, the entire tank had to turn and face the target in order to fire. As a result, the Marauder could not fire while moving unless the target was directly in front of it. This made the Marauder especially vulnerable while retreating or against fast-moving units.

The Marauder tank was only accessible with a General's Promotion, obtainable at Level 1.

UpgradesEdit

BaseEdit

It better be worth it.
- Marauder Tank on the move.
Gen1 Anthrax Shells Icons Toxin Shells When purchased, Marauder tank shells were laced with toxin, improving effectiveness against infantry. Purchasable from any Palace for a cost of $1000.
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons Anthrax Beta When purchased, Marauder Toxin Shells became even more effective against infantry. (Dr. Thrax instead upgrades to Anthrax Gamma.) Purchasable from any Palace for a cost of $2000.
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons Anthrax Gamma When purchased, improved the toxin used by the Toxin Shells further. Purchasable Dr.Thrax's Palace for a cost of $2000.
Gen1 Junk Repair Icons Junk Repair When purchased, Marauder tanks gained the ability to slowly self-repair. Purchasable from any Black Marketfor a cost of $2000.

SalvageEdit

This may work for now.
- Marauder Tank salvaging enemy parts

Marauder tanks could also be upgraded with salvaged parts from destroyed vehicles.

  • The first salvage upgrade improved the reload speed of the main cannon
  • The second salvage upgrade gave the Marauder twin cannons, each of which did the same damage, and further improved the reload speed of both cannons

StrategyEdit

TacticsEdit

I'll be sorting through your scraps, hahahahaha!
- Marauder tank on the offensive

Marauders are very cheap and can be mass-produced easily and quickly. Compared to other tanks, it is fast and possesses tough armor. The cannon becomes extremely powerful after upgraded twice with salvaged parts, as the twin cannon fires extremely rapidly with good damage per shot.

The Marauder fares well against enemy tanks of similar price, such as the USA CrusaderPaladin, and Chinese Battlemaster. With veterancy and with salvage upgrades, a Marauder can even go toe-to-toe with the Overlord tank.

Compared to the Scorpion, the Marauder is tougher and possesses a more powerful cannon, making it a better choice for taking on enemy armor and structures. However, the Scorpion (with Scorpion Rocket upgrade) is a better choice for early attacks, due to the lower price and higher speed. It also does not require a Generals Point to be spent.

CountersEdit

Avoid the bumps!
- Marauder tank

However, like all tanks, the Marauder has no defense against enemy aircraft. They are also highly vulnerable to anti-tank infantry, especially when the infantry are garrisoned. As a result, Marauders should be used in conjunction with other units able to deal with such threats, such as the Quad Cannon.

AssessmentEdit

ProsEdit

  • Heavier cousin of the Scorpion tank
  • Can handle most tanks without any upgrades
  • Fast movement
  • As cheap as Battlemaster
  • Toxin Shells upgrades improves anti-infantry capability
  • Salvaged parts further increases damage and rate of fire
  • Can go toe-to-toe with an Overlord with full upgrades and veterancy

ConsEdit

  • Available through General Promotion
  • Shorter range than MBTs
  • Fixed turret
  • Vulnerable to missiles
  • Vulnerable to aircraft
  • Can be overwhelmed by smaller units
  • Requires salvage and upgrades to maximize potential

Selected QuotesEdit

Marauder Tank assembled.
- When emerging from the Arms Dealer
Treads tightened.
- When selected
What can I say? I'm a taker.
- When selected
You got something for me?
- When selected
It all works.
- When selected
Armor bolted in.
- When selected
It better be worth it.
- When moving
Get to the goods!
- When moving
Just show me where they are.
- When moving
Avoid the bumps!
- When moving
Let's see what we find.
- When moving
Piece by piece.
- When ordered to attack
I'll take a piece of you!
- When ordered to attack
Winner takes all.
- When ordered to attack
It's never enough for me.
- When ordered to attack
I'll be sorting through your scraps, hahahahaha!
- When ordered to attack
Why go around?
- When ordered to run over
There won't be much left, hehehehe.
- When ordered to run over
I will grind them up.
- When ordered to run over
This may work for now.
- When ordered to salvage a wreck
I need a few things.
- When ordered to salvage a wreck
Is it worth my time?
- When ordered to salvage a wreck

VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Marauder tank is similar to the Allied Tank Destroyer, as both lacked a turret.
  • The Marauder Tank was supposed to have a third salvage upgrade, allowing the Marauder to have a triple-barreled cannon gun, but this was overpowered and unbalanced and it was removed. The third salvage upgrade model still remains in the Generals game files and the World Builder map editor when the Marauder Tank is being placed.
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