Nod - Mission 9eb 'Egypt'
GDI is attempting to retake Egypt. Use every available resource
in your efforts to stop them. The populace has once again swayed in support
of GDI forces, so show no mercy in dealing with the villagers.
John C. Price (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Well, here's the Doc's Guide to GDI Base Bashing.
i) Build up a strong defense.
You heard me. Defend FIRST. Why? Because any assault on a CPU base must
destroy the construction center, or it accomplishes nothing, so you need a
hellacious attack force. Throw up a few turrets and an Obelisk if you can
afford it. SAM bases are mostly useless, but if you build enough of them, the
CPU will get scared and bomb your harvesters instead (they'll survive, but
keep 'em in good repair). Once your defenses are up, you have as much time as
you want, because you're invulnerable. The computer is just too dumb to mass
an assault force, so it sends in wave after wave of unsupported infantry and
the occasional tank. Just have a flamer guy standing around and you'll have
ii) Pick your plan.
a. The Rommel Attack:
This revolves around building a slew (15-20) light tanks and roaring in
through the enemy's front gate, blasting the bejesus out of everything. The
tanks take an incredible amount of damage to kill, so odds are you can wreak
so serious havoc before you die. Again, the construction base MUST die, or
the CPU will just rebuild all you knocked out. Note: Since tanks SUCK against
infantry, you might need a couple of flame tanks.
b. Flame On:
As the name implies, this tactic revolves around flame tanks. Build a
horde (at least 10, because they're lightly armored), and a few light tanks
as damage sponges. Send in the light tanks to draw fire, then charge the
flame tanks at any advanced guard towers (they'll cause too many casualties
if allowed to live). The flamers do HELLACIOUS damage, so the towers should
die rapidly. Next, everybody goes after the construction base, with one or
two tasked to kill the hordes of infantry pouring out of the barracks. If you
get the construction base, you've won, regardless of your losses, because you
can just rebuild your attack force and attrition him to death since he can't
rebuild his lost defenses.