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Surveyor
CNCTW Surveyor
Unit
Affiliation

GDI icon test GDI
CNCKW ZOCOM Logo ZOCOM
CNCKW Steel Talons Logo Steel Talons

Role

Expansion Unit

Protection

Light

Tier

1

Properties
Hit points

2000

Armour type

Light (100% Cannon, 100% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 75% Gun, 1% Sniper)

Production
Cost

$1500

Build time

0:15

Produced by

GDI Construction Yard

Hotkey

F7

Combat
Speed

60

Sight range

Medium

Function
Produces

Construction Yard

Allows

Added ground control and building space

Abilities

CNCTW Deploy Cameo Unpack into Outpost
CNCTW GDI Call for Transport Cameo Call for transport

Notes

Unpacked Surveyors are permanently deployed and cannot relocate.

Need some more space?
- Surveyor
CNCTW Surveyor Cameo

The Surveyor is a rapid deployment vehicle used by GDI to during the Third Tiberium War.

History

Completely defenseless, the Rapid Deployment Ground Control Vehicle (aka Surveyor) is the GDI's equivalent to Nod's Emissary and the Scrin's Explorer.

Conception

In the final years of the Second Tiberium War and during the subsequent Firestorm CrisisNod's near-total control of Yellow Zone population and CABAL's near-total control of Nod presented a big problem for local GDI forces. Losses were horrendous among GDI ranks as sometimes whole divisions were rounded up and utterly destroyed without pity or mercy. It was clear that something had to be done to level the battlefield and equalize control of the situation, so the Board of Directors commissioned their old friends in the Corps of Engineers to design something capable of doing just that. The result was surprisingly quick in delivery.

GDI had a large surplus of transport trucks that had been abandoned after the First Tiberium War, which were perfect for the job. It had been made clear that the design should be low-profile and unobtrustive, with nothing to associate it with any kind of GDI military action. Therefor, all the Corps of Engineers had to do was remove the top-mounted machine guns, replace the old canvass with fireproof material and fill the rear section with sophisticated early warning and stealth detection equipment. The first vehicle rolled out of the workshop looking like another part of the decaying, shell-cratered, bullet-riddled Yellow Zone landscape. It was dubbed the Surveyor.

Deployment

Surveyors first saw service during GDI's assault on Temple Prime in Sarajevo, where they enjoyed a high survival rate thanks to their shabby Yellow Zone appearance. They projected GDI's control over strategic points and also provided a place of refuge for the local Forgotten population, which pledged its support in return for food, munitions and other supplies. However, in their efforts to make the vehicle invisible, anything that resembled something of a military nature might betray its true function. Therefor, the Surveyors were lightly armored, and their low-power engines limited their speed, making them easy targets for anyone caring to look close enough.

Surveyors were used through the end of the war with consistent frequency according to the battle conditions. Of those deployed, roughly a third were lost. Unarmed, painfully slow and lacking armor, discovered Surveyors were cut to ribbons by hostile forces. They didn't even have sufficient mass to crush infantry. Thus, they were of little use beyond base expansion and ground control.

Legacy

The legacy of the Surveyor is one of mixed proportions. On the one hand, it was used to tremendous tactical and strategic advantage, providing ground control or dominating strategically important locations. On the other hand, its lack of the three fundamental wartime necessities made it little more than an oversized plaything. Totally helpless in the face of enemy fire, operation of a Surveyor came to be seen as a punishment; a mark of shame, as it were.

Abilities

CNCTW Deploy Cameo
Deploy This ability orders the Surveyor to unpack into an Outpost. It can only be issued on flat terrain and once given, cannot be revoked. Surveyor deployment is permanent (Ctrl+S).
CNCTW GDI Call for Transport Cameo
Call for transport If an Airfield is deployed, Surveyor can call in a V-35 Ox Transport for pickup for a small fee of $200. This ability has a 2 minute cooldown (Ctrl+A).

In-Game

Surveyors lack weapons, speed and armor. Therefor, it's easy prey for any enemies lurking nearby and can't be relocated once it's deployed. However, following deployment it gains the ability to detect stealthed units, provides a small area of construction space and can be repaired like any other building.

Quotes

Creater

  • Ready for base expansion!
  • I'll find us a location!

Select

  • Let's have a look around!
  • Surveyor!
  • We'll find some new land!
  • Need some more space?
  • What do you have in mind?
  • Let's see what's out there!

Moving

  • Not bad!
  • How's it over here?
  • This may work!
  • Let's check it out!
  • Sure thing!
  • Okay!
  • Gotcha!
  • Take your time!

Retreating

  • Got to be safe there!
  • A little help here?

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Videos

GDI icon test Global Defense Initiative Third Tiberium War Arsenal GDI icon test

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