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For the Soviet unit of the same name, see Terrorist (Red Alert 2).
Gen1 Terrorist

Gla GLA (except Dr. Thrax)


Suicide infantry


Explosive dynamites

Hit points


Armour type

Human Armor



Build time


Produced by

GLA Barracks



Ground attack

500 (Explosion)


25 (15 if badly wounded)

Attack range


Sight range


Gen1 Car Bomb Icons
Car Bomb
  • Suicide soldier
  • Strong vs tanks, buildings
  • Weak vs infantry, light vehicles
Gen1 Terrorist Icons
I'll make the sacrifice!
- Terrorist ready to go

Terrorists were GLA suicide bombers seen during the War against the GLA.


One of the GLA's greatest triumphs was convincing ordinary people of the worthiness of the organisation's cause. Some GLA recruits were willing to sacrifice themselves for the cause by becoming human bombs. These terrorists would strike fear into enemy forces. Cheap to train, terrorists ran at the enemy and detonated as much C4 as they could carry when they got close. Terrorists could also commandeer cars, creating car bombs.


Gen1 Car Bomb Icons Car Bomb Orders the terrorist to enter an unoccupied vehicle and turns it into a car bomb, which has increased speed and firepower.

Game unit

Generals Terrorist

Terrorist during GLA attack on a Chinese nuclear plant

Terrorists were often used alongside other units, providing a distraction for enemy forces, but they were best used in surprise attacks. Even a single terrorist could destroy any faction's basic tank, while fast-moving car bombs could do even more damage. Just two terrorists can easily destroy an Overlord tank.

A particularly devious GLA commander would order Terrorists to commandeer combat cycles and look for a weakness in his opponent's defenses, before delivering a highly explosive shock as their lightning quick speed allowed them to zip past enemies easily, giving their opponents little time to retaliate. Rodall Juhziz and Leang had their combat cycles driven by Terrorists straight out of the arms dealer.


Terrorist and Car Bomb attack.

It is critical to use units firing bullets or non-explosive projectiles when attempting to neutralize terrorists, because rockets, cannon shells and flame weaponry would detonate their explosives, damaging all objects in their vicinity anyway. Also, running them over with a vehicle would cause them to detonate their explosive packs beneath its treads. Aircraft such as the Comanche can attack terrorists without fear of any damage.


Terrorists are used extensively in multiplayer, and were ideal for early rush attacks. Due to the fact that a large number of terrorists riding bikes into a base is almost unstoppable, many game hosts choose to make a "No DB" rule, which means "No Demobikes". Their car bomb ability was particularly potent on maps such as Tournament Desert, as such maps had lots of civilian cars eligible for commandeering. As a result, some competitive matches use versions of these maps without cars.

German censorship

Gen1 Terrorist German Icons
Gen1 Terrorist in German version

German replacement for the terrorist

The terrorist was replaced with a driving bomb in the censored German releases of Generals and Zero Hour. Apart from the visual appearance, its functionality is exactly the same.


Prince Kassad

In multiplayer games, Kassad's terrorists are the same as regular ones. In the campaign, however, his terrorists are stealthed.

Rodall Juhziz

Juhziz' terrorists were supplied with more powerful bombs that made them as deadly as a bomb truck explosion, with increased area of effect. However, they do not detonate when run over by vehicles.

Dr. Thrax

Main article: Toxin terrorist

Dr. Thrax's toxin terrorists carry lethal toxins addition onto its dynamite payload. After exploding, they would leave some toxin residue effective against infantry and lighter vehicles.


Leang's combat cycles come with terrorists as default drivers, but they cannot be trained in the barracks. No other changes were made.



  • Cheap
  • Deals splash damage
  • Can hijack a civilian car or pilot a combat cycle for increased speed and damage


  • Poorly armoured, including when using Car Bomb ability
  • Vulnerable to aircraft, anti-infantry weapons and artillery
  • Most buildings require multiple terrorists to destroy
  • Causes friendly fire, leading to a chain reaction among nearby terrorists
  • They die in order to damage the enemy.


I'll make the sacrifice!
- When emerging from the Barracks
I am prepared!
- When selected
They will fear us!
- When selected
We must have justice!
- When selected
Our following is strong!
- When selected
I love a crowd!
- When selected
I will die for our cause!
- When selected
I must position myself well!
- When moving
Supreme truth!
- When moving
We have a network!
- When moving
I move to a secret place!
- When moving
I know people there!
- When moving
On the true path!
- When moving
I'll make a run for it!
- When moving
They are vulnerable!
- When ordered to attack
This will make a difference!
- When ordered to attack
Fully vested!
- When ordered to attack
For the cause!
- When ordered to attack
I will be remembered!
- When ordered to attack
I will not bow to you!
- Under fire
I fight to the death!
- Under fire
They won't take me alive!
- Under fire
I will die with honor!
- Under fire
Find me a good car to drive!
- When ordered to make a car bomb
I'll make a car bomb!
- When ordered to make a car bomb
This car will do.
- When making a car bomb
Preparing for deliverance.
- When making a car bomb
Explosives assembled.
- When making a car bomb
I love driving cars.
- When making a car bomb
Let's go for a ride!
- When making a car bomb

Car Bomb quotes

Ready for impact!
- When selected
Driver at the wheel.
- When selected
My car is wired up.
- When selected
I own this road!
- When selected
Nothing will stop me.
- When selected
I will complete my task.
- When selected
- When moving
I'll get through.
- When moving
On my way.
- When moving
Changing my approach!
- When moving
Good handling!
- When moving
Step on it!
- When ordered to attack
Here we go...!
- When ordered to attack
There is my target!
- When ordered to attack
For my people!
- When ordered to attack
I brake for nothing!
- When ordered to attack


  • If a terrorist runs through numerous salvage crates, he can be promoted.
  • If a terrorist is attacking a vehicle, he cannot get run over by the one it has targeted.
  • Terrorists were inspired by the use of suicide bombers by various terrorist factions throughout history.

See also

Gla Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla