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Gen1 Terrorist
I will die for our cause!



Suicide bomber 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

25px-Disambig For the Soviet unit of the same name, see Terrorist (Red Alert).
Gen1 Terrorist Icons
I'll make the sacrifice!
- Terrorist ready to go

Terrorists are suicide bombers working for the GLA in the GLA War.


They will fear us!
- Terrorist

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.


Let's go for a ride!
- Terrorist entering a civilian car
Gen1 Car Bomb Icons Car Bomb Enable the Terrorist to enter an unoccupied vehicle and turn it into a car bomb. The car bomb is fast but poorly armored.

Game unit


- a Terrorist's last moments
Generals Terrorist

Terrorist during GLA attack on a Chinese nuclear plant

Terrorists were potentially deadly. Even a single Terrorist could destroy any faction's basic tank, while fast-moving car bombs could do even more damage. Terrorists were often used alongside other units on the attack, providing a distraction for enemy forces, however, they were best employed in surprise attacks. Just two terrorists can easily subdue an Overlord Tank, meaning despite the cheap costs should not be underestimated.

It was 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, potentially damaging their targets anyway. Also, running them over with a vehicle would cause them to detonate their explosive packs beneath its treads.

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. (General Rodall Juhziz and General Leang had their Combat Cycles driven by Terrorists straight out of the Arms Dealer)



Terrorist and Car Bomb attack.

I fight to the death!
- Terrorist under fire

Terrorists were still soft targets, however. Anti-infantry units could take them down quite easily, although this had to be done from a distance. This was demonstrated during a massed GLA attack on a Chinese nuclear plant, in which a wave of Terrorists was helplessly mown down by Gattling Cannons and Gattling Tanks (although not before killing an entire platoon of Red Guard). Aircraft such as the Comanche could attack and slaughter Terrorists with impunity. Fire weapons are not recommended for killing Terrorists because they will explode when killed by one. They don't fare well against anti-infantry defense structures such as Gattling Cannons and Tunnel networks either. As they weren't the fastest runners, the element of surprise was largely required to employ them successfully.


I love a crowd!
- Terrorist

Terrorists are used extensively in Multiplayer of both Generals and Zero Hour, being great for early base rush attacks. Due to the fact that a large number of terrorists riding bikes into the players base is almost unstoppable, many game hosts choose to make a "No DB" rule, which means "No Demobikes".



  • Cheap
  • Fast
  • Powerful when massed, even against infantry
  • Car Bomb ability hijacks a civilian car for increased speed
  • Can pilot a Combat Cycle for increased speed and damage
  • Can be stealthed with GPS Scrambler.


  • Weak armor, including when using Car Bomb ability
  • Vulnerable to aircraft
  • Vulnerable to anti-infantry weapons
  • Vulnerable to artillery, depending on accuracy
  • Most buildings require multiple Terrorists to be destroyed
  • Group attack can cause friendly fire, possibly leading to a chain reaction among the Terrorists

General Division

Dr Thrax

The Terrorist had been modified to carry lethal toxins addition onto its dynamite payload. After exploding, the Toxin Terrorists would leave some toxin residue which strongly affect infantry.

General Rodall 'Demo' Juhziz

The Terrorists were supplied with more powerful bombs that made them as deadly as a Bomb Truck explosion! The affected area also larger.

Prince Kassad

In multiplayer games, no changes occurred. In the campaign, however, the Terrorist is stealthed. Prince Kassad could sneak them into enemy bases to strike at important targets.

General Leang

Her Combat Cycles have Terrorists but cannot be trained in her Barracks. No changes, though.

Selected Quotes

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
- 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



They are vulnerable!
- Terrorist
  • If a Terrorist runs through numerous Salvage crates he can be promoted.
  • If a Terrorist is attacking a vehicle he cannot get ran over by the one it has targeted.
  • They are similar to Nod Fanatics, except that the latter cannot produce car bombs and have five squad members, not to mention they move much faster and deal comparatively less damage per squad member.
  • Terrorists symbolize the use of suicide bombers by various terrorist factions throughout history.
Gen1 Terrorist in German version

German version of Terrorist.

  • Due censorship, the Terrorist was removed from the German version of both Generals and Zero Hour and instead replaced with a driving bomb. Other than the visuals, however, the functionality is exactly the same. Funny enough, this version became very popular to the modding community.
Gen1 Terrorist German Icons

German version of Terrorist icon.

See also

Gla Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla

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