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Palace
Generals Palace
Structure
Affiliation

Gla Global Liberation Army

Role

Upgrade center

Properties
Hit points

3000

Armour type
  • Structure Armor
  • GLA Upgraded Structure Armor (with Fortified Structure)
Production
Cost

$2500

Build time

0:45

Produced by

Worker

Requires

Arms dealer

Hotkey

P

Combat
Sight range

300

Function
Upgrades
ZH Fortified Structure Icons
Fortified Structure
ZH Camo Netting Icons
Camo Netting (GLA and Prince Kassad only)
Power

0

Abilities

Garrisonable by five infantrymen

Gen1 Palace Icons

The Palace was a GLA building that was necessary for GLA commanders to acquire and use the more sophisticated weapons, structures and upgrades that the GLA had to offer, as a sort of tech center. Palaces could be occupied by up to five infantrymen at a time and used as a safe house for "hero units" (Black Lotus, Colonel Burton, Jarmen Kell etc.) under the attack of superweapons or air raids, or used as a blockhouse being both a physical and combative obstacle. The palace cannot be captured by the enemy.

Infantry from within can fire on incoming threats, making the palace a heavier version of the Chinese bunker (albeit a far more expensive one), with the added benefit that several building clearing units could not kill the infantry inside (Dragon tank, Rangers via combat drop or flash-bang grenades, or toxin tractors). However, as with all garrisonable buildings, it can be cleared out with Bunker Busters deployed by stealth fighters. Whilst trivial, it is also immune to EMP effects.

Upgrades

ZH Fortified Structure Icons Fortified Structure
(Zero Hour only)
Increases the palace's armour. Purchasable at any Palace for a cost of $1000.
ZH Camo Netting Icons Camo Netting
(Zero Hour only)
Upgrades the palace with camo netting, rendering it invisible to enemy forces until it fires or is fired upon, or detected by detectors. Purchasable at a GLA or Prince Kassad's palace for a cost of $500.

Upgrades available from the palace

Icon Upgrade Description
Gen1 Arm the Mob Icons Arm the mob Increases firepower of angry mobs by giving them AK-47 rifles
ZH Fortified Structure Icons Fortified Structure
(Zero Hour only)
Increases the armour of GLA buildings
Gen1 Camouflage Icons Camouflage
(GLA only)
Gives rebels the ability to stealth (this is enabled by default for Prince Kassad's stealth rebels)
ZH Demolition Icons Demolition
(Rodall Juhziz only)
Allows all units and base defenses to self-destruct
Gen1 Anthrax Shells Icons Toxin shells
(GLA only)
Arms Scorpion and Marauder tanks with toxin-laced shells
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons Anthrax Beta
(GLA and Prince Kassad only)
An improved toxin variant for all toxin-based weapons (this is enabled by default for Dr. Thrax)
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons Anthrax Gamma
(Dr. Thrax only)
A further improved toxin variant for all toxin-based weapons

Trivia

The palace may be an allusion to 2003's invasion on Iraq, as Saddam was accused of hiding his weapon of mass destruction in one of his palaces. Real life palace construction would be much more luxurious and elegant, with little consideration to the building's durability (other than longevity) or any other purpose.

Gla Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla

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