Strategy center with Bombardment strategy enabled
Bombardment cannon (with Bombardment)
Medium, reinforced with sandbags (with Hold the Line)
Intelligence (Zero Hour only)
The strategy center was an important battlefield structure for the USA.
The strategy center was essential for the requisition and control of the most powerful and sophisticated weapons in the United States arsenal such as the Aurora bomber and the particle cannon. In addition, it granted a general access to several advanced upgrades that further augmented his forces' capabilities. The strategy center was also directly linked to the USA's network of spy satellites and allowed its personnel to periodically reveal all enemy positions.
Furthermore, the strategy center enabled a general to employ a single 'strategy' or 'battle plan' that improved certain characteristics of all ground units under the general's command. These were as follows:
Whenever one of these battle plans was chosen, the location of the strategy center, as well as the activated battle plan, would be revealed to opposing generals. Switching from one battle plan to another caused all ground forces to re-adjust their equipment and to be thus immobilized for a few seconds. If the strategy center was destroyed while a battle plan was active, the battle plan would be immediately cancelled and any bonuses conferred by it would be lost.
Although only one strategy center at a time could be built per general, capturing enemy strategy centers technically allowed a general to activate more than one battle plan. This made it possible to combine the effects of the three battle plans available at the strategy center. However, more than one strategy centers employing the same battle plan did not cause the bonuses they gave to 'stack'.
Strategy centers may be deployed near the front line and act as a powerful base defense due to its access to the 'Bombardment' strategy, which gave it a long-range cannon to deal with enemy ground units. This role is somewhat akin to that of the GLA's palace.
|Intelligence||Allowed a commander to temporarily reveal the locations of all enemies on the battlefield.|
|Carpet Bombing||Calls in a B-3 bomber to level the area with a line of high explosive bombs. Exclusive to General Granger.|
|Chemical Suits||Improved protection for infantry against toxin attacks.|
|Composite Armor||Improved tank armour by 25%.|
|Advanced Training||Units gained veterancy at twice the normal rate.|
|Drone Armor||Improved drone armour by 25%.|
|Supply Lines||Improved yield for all supply gatherers, supply drop zones, and captured oil derricks.|
|Mother Of All Bombs||Allowed the use of the Massive Ordnance Air Burst (a.k.a. 'Mother of All Bombs'), replacing the fuel air bomb support power.|
|“|| (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