Optional bombardment cannon (shown)
Medium + optional sandbags
1500 (3000 with Hold the Line)
USA War Factory or Airfield
|Abilities||Intelligence (Zero Hour only)|
The Strategy Center was an important building on the battlefield for US generals.
It was essential for the acquisition and control of the most powerful and sophisticated weapons in the United States arsenal, including the Aurora Bomber and the Particle Cannon. In addition, the Strategy Center was essential for a general to obtain certain upgrades for his forces. Its dish array, uplinked to a network of satellites, allowed Strategy Center personnel to periodically reveal all enemy positions.
Furthermore, the Strategy Center could deploy a single 'battle plan' that enhanced certain aspects of all units under the owner general's command. These plans were as follows:
Whenever one of these battle plans was chosen, the location of the Strategy Center would be revealed to opposing generals, because of the high usage of communication to inform all troops.
When a different strategy was chosen by a general, all infantry and tanks needed to adjust their equipment, immobilizing them for a few seconds. When they only need to choose a strategy (applying a strategy for the first time) or go back to normal strategy(when the Strategy Center was destroyed) , the change was too small to immobilize them. Capturing another Strategy center may enable Commander to choose more than one battle plan (the real effect to unit remain to be questioned). Strategy center may be deployed near front line due to its access to Bombardment tactic (utilizing artilery cannon which is effective against medium range target. This role is somewhat akin to GLA's Palace.
|Intelligence||The Intelligence ability allows a commander to temporarily reveal the locations of all enemy units on the battlefield.|
Only in Zero Hour.
|Carpet Bombing||Calls in a B3 Bomber to level the area with a line of high explosive bombs. Granger only.|
Upgrades developed at the Strategy Center:
|Chemical Suits||Improved protection for infantry against toxin attacks.|
|Composite Armor||Improved tank armour.|
|Advanced Training||Units gain veterancy at twice normal rate.|
|Drone Armor||Improved drone armour.|
|Supply Lines||Improved collection rate for all supply gatherers and captured oil derricks.|
|MOAB||Allowed a general to deploy the Massive Ordnance Air Burst (aka: Mother Of All Bombs). (For more information, see Fuel Air Bomb.)|
|“|| (technical gibberish)|
- When selected
|“|| Hold the line|
- When ordered to use Hold the Line
|“|| Search and destroy|
- When ordered to use Search and Destroy
- When ordered to use Bombardment