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Strategy Center
Gen1 Strategy Center
Strategy center with Bombardment strategy enabled
Unit
Affiliation

USA

Role
  • Support structure
  • Upgrade center
  • Anti-ground base defense (with Bombardment)
Armament

Bombardment cannon (with Bombardment)

Protection

Medium, reinforced with sandbags (with Hold the Line)

Properties
Hit points
  • 1500
  • 3000 (with Hold the Line)
Armour type

Structure Armor

Production
Cost

$2500

Build time

1:00

Produced by

USA Construction Dozer

Requires

USA War Factory or Air Field

Hotkey

Y

Combat
Ground attack

200 (Explosion)

Cooldown

7000

Attack range

400

Sight range

400

Function
Power

-2

Research
Abilities
Gen1 Search And Destroy Icons
Detect stealth units (with Search and Destroy)
Gen1 Intelligence Icons
Intelligence (Zero Hour only)
Gen1 Strategy Center Icons

The strategy center was an important battlefield structure for the USA.

Background

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:

Icon Name Ability
Gen1 Bombardment Icons Bombardment Increased damage of all friendly ground units by 20%. Deployed an artillery piece from the strategy center for defense.
Gen1 Search And Destroy Icons Search and Destroy Increased weapon range of all friendly ground units by 20%. Installed sensors that enabled the detection of stealthed units within a large radius around the strategy center.
Gen1 Hold The Line Icons Hold the Line Increased health of all friendly ground units by 10%. Reinforced the strategy center with sandbags to increase its resilience.

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.

Abilities

Icon Upgrade Description
Gen1 Intelligence Icons
Intelligence Allowed a commander to temporarily reveal the locations of all enemies on the battlefield.
ZH Granger Carpet Bomb Icons
Carpet Bombing Calls in a B-3 bomber to level the area with a line of high explosive bombs. Exclusive to General Granger.

Upgrades

Icon Upgrade Description
ZH Chemical Suits Icons Chemical Suits Improved protection for infantry against toxin attacks.
Gen1 Composite Armour Icons Composite Armor Improved tank armour by 25%.
Gen1 Advanced Training Icons Advanced Training Units gained veterancy at twice the normal rate.
DroneArmorIcon Drone Armor Improved drone armour by 25%.
ZH Supply Lines Icons Supply Lines Improved yield for all supply gatherers, supply drop zones, and captured oil derricks.
MOAB icon 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.

Selected Quotes

(Technical gibberish)
- When selected
Hold the line.
- When ordered to use Hold the Line
Search and destroy.
- When ordered to use Search and Destroy
Bombardment.
- When ordered to use Bombardment

Gallery

Videos

Generals USA icon United States of America First GLA War Arsenal Generals USA icon

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