FAQ/Walkthrough by Skye7707
Act of War: Direct Action on SuperCheats.com
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FAQ/Strategy Guide
Version 0.2
For PC
Written by Devon Kerkhove aKa Skye7707
Last updated on 09/6/2005

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01. Legal Information             [LI]
02. Version History               [VH]
03. Basics                        [BS]
04. Taunts                        [TS]
05. Act of War Map Editor         [ME]
06. Walkthrough                   [WT]

    1.  Prologue
    2.  A Peaceful Demonstration
    3.  A Shot in the Fog
    4.  Traffic Jam
    5.  Walk in the Park
    6.  "We're going in!"
    7.  Our People Need Us Here
    8.  Golden Gate Under Threat
    9.  Opening S.F. Air Space
    10. Financial Interests in Frisco
    11. Healing and Progression
    12. Peers and Prototypes
    13. USS Truman to the Rescue
    14. New PLanes For New Strikes
    15. "Sand between the Toes again"
    16. Track in the Sand
    17. At the Gates of Oil Hell
    18. Countdown to Mayhem
    19. "Ever Been to Russia?"
    20. Strong Enough to Strike
    21. Under the Kalinin Sun
    22. Blowing the Enemy's Fuses
    23. A Very Sensitive Situation
    24. Operation Under Cover
    25. With Us or Against Us
    26. Strange Bedfellows
    27. The American Way of Fighting
    28. VIPs to Rescue
    29. A Major Hide and Seek Game
    30. Escort and Extract
    31. The Law of the Lawn
    32. Go For the Birds
    33. The Last Stronghold


    -==- Units / Buildings -==-

07. U.S. Army                     [A1]
08. Consortium                    [C1]
09. Task Force Talon              [T1]

    -==- In-depth information -==-

10. U.S. Army (2)                 [A2]
11. Consortium (2)                [C2]
12. Task Force Talon (2)          [T2]

13. Credits                       [CD]

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    01. Legal Information                                                 [LI]
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This guide is Copyright (c) 2005 to Devon Kerkhove
All rights reserved.

This file may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
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    02. Version History                                                   [VH]
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Version 0.2 09/03/2005
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- Added buildings
- Added units
- Added controls

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Version 0.3 09/06/2005
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- Added AOW Map Editor section
- Added Taunts section
- Added walkthrough section


Coming in next updates:

- In -depth information

Mail me with suggestions

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    03. Basics                                                            [VH]
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A. UNIT COMMANDS
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A           Attack
M           Move
S           Stop
D           Defend/Heal Zone/Repair Zone
T           Land/Take Off
C           Capture
U           Unload immediately
V           Unload on location
W           Crawl/stand up
O           Load
B           Ambush
Z           Attack area

B. GENERAL BUILDING COMMANDS
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O           Set rallypoint
L           Sell

C. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION UNIT COMMANDS
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X           Open Undercover/Defcon 3/Battlefield Construction menu
C           Open Revealed/Defcon 2/SHIELD Technology Construction menu
V           Open Defcon 1/Drone Technology Construction menu
E           Return to previous construction menu
TAB	    Rotate structure footprint before placement on map


D. GENERAL GAME COMMANDS
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F1          Launch Tactical Weapon
F2-F4 	    Launch airstrike
F5          Quicksave
F10         Quickload
'           Chase camera on selected unit
Alt-'       Aircraft chase camera
ESC         Pause game
SPACEBAR    Center camera on last message
BACKSPACE   Center camera on Headquarters
ENTER       Open/send chat message
=           Center camera on idle construction unit
TAB         Toggle unit type within selection
SHIFT       Keep pressed to queue commands, or to add/subtract units to a 
            selection
Alt-O       Display objectives (single-player) or list of players (multiplayer)
Alt-I       Display intelligence (single-player only)

E. NAVIGATION/SELECTION COMMANDS
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LEFT MOUSE  Execute command/select unit
RIGHT MOUSE Move
Mouse wheel Zoom in/out
Cursor      Move map
CTRL        Keep pressed while left-clicking on a unit to select 
            all units on the screen of the same type (or double-click the unit)
SHIFT       Keep pressed while left-clicking on a unit to add/subtract units 
            to a selection
CTRL-#      Assign hotkey (number between 1 and 0) to selected unit(s), or a 
            building
#           Select hotkeyed group
##          Center camera on hotkeyed group

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    04. Taunts                                                            [TS]
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         U.S. Army
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    05. Act of War Map Editor                                             [ME]
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Like every good RTS game AOW also has its own map editor. It may be confusing
for several among us. Well this isn't the best map editor around, believe me.
First time I opened it, it loaded to 206% and I got some french errors X_x.
Anyway, this is nowhere the same as the Final Alert Map editor (for Red Alert)
In fact it's just a poor constructed map editor from some French company.
Too bad Atari didn't make in ENGLISH. When I get it to work properly I'll
write a nice guide for it until then, here's the FAQ from Atari:

How to Create a Map Using the Act of War Map Editor

Introduction
This map editor is a professional tool intended for advanced users, and we 
encourage you to experiment exhaustively to utilize its full potential. 
This "manual" will only cover the basics, and most commands are pretty 
self-explanatory. 

Save often, keep in mind there's an Undo functionality, and have fun!

Follow these six steps to create a new map:

NOTE: this editor is more of a construction tool than a design tool; 
we recommend you make a detailed sketch and design of your map before you 
start constructing it in the editor!

1.	Launch the editor
2.	Create an empty map and decide map size
3.	Place required elements (starting points & money sources)
4.	Place decorative elements (structures, terrain, textures, etc.)
5.	Map validation
6.	Compile map data into single file

1.      Launch the Editor
        Launch the editor by couble-clicking the file "aoweditor.exe". 
        Make sure that it resides in the same folder as the game executable 
        ("actofwar.exe"; default path "C:\Program Files\Atari\
        Act of War - Direct Action").
2.      Create an Empty Map and Decide Map Size

1.	Click the large New Map button in the opening dialog New or Open Map.  
        Skip the bumper videos. Loading the editor may take a minute or two.
2.	Select MapSettings > Map Infos… from the menu bar. 

1.	Select the Description tab and enter the Map Name and Map Description 
        in the provided areas (this is the description shown in the game menu;
        number of players, map summary). 
2.	Click Save, then Close.
3.	Select MapSettings > Canvas Size… 

1.	Set the Width and Height of the map by entering a value between 40 
        (smallest) and 200 (largest), that is a factor of 4. 
2.	Click Apply.
3.	A message box appears to alert you that we recommend you not to adjust 
        the size of the map once created. (If you reduce the size, you may 
        accidentally lose elements that are outside the new size. And in case 
        you wondered, Oui means Yes in French.)
4.	Stand by a few moments while the map rescales. 

Note: if you have previously created custom maps, these will be listed in the 
      bottom part of the "New or Open map" dialog. You can also access these 
      from the File > Open a Custom Map… menu option.

Now that you've created the blank map, take a moment or two to familiarize 
yourself with the different camera modes:

Camera Modes

There are four different camera modes available in the editor, accessible from 
the tool bar next to Camera Mode.

"	Top down (icon looking like a chair): this will place the camera above 
        the map, looking straight down. Zoom in/out with mouse wheel, 
        go left/right with arrow keys, rotate by pressing mouse wheel.
"	Isometric (icon looking like angle): this is the default view; same as 
        in-game. Same camera controls as in-game.
"	Free camera, aircraft style (icon looking like aircraft): 
        free-roaming camera, change camera height (altitude) with up/down 
        cursor keys, move sideways with left/right cursor keys, and rotate and
        tilt 
        camera by pressing the mouse wheel.
"	Free camera, "Quake style" (Quake icon): free-roaming camera, 
        move sideways with left/right cursor keys, and rotate and tilt camera 
        by pressing the mouse wheel. You cannot change the camera height 
        (altitude) in this view.
"	NOTE: if you zoom out far enough, the camera will clip through the sky
        dome and you won't be able to see the ground mesh. If this happens, 
        press Ctrl and hit the / and * keys on the numpad to move the clipping 
        plane in/out.
3. Place Required Elements (Starting Points & Money Sources)
   Before going into more detail, let's just place down one or two Starting 
   Points to try out the interface:

Starting Points

1.	Select Units > Create… from the menu bar.
2.	In the Units Creation Tool palette (the floating window that now 
        appears on the map), select TypeWarrior > GameDesign > Tools_Warrior >
        typewarriorunitstartingpoint.
3.	Right-click on the map to place a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 
        Starting Points on the map. 

Note: the Starting Points are the locations of the players' HQs at the start 
      of the game. For each Starting Point you define, one player slot will 
      be available. You must define at least 2, and a maximum of 8 Starting 
      Points.

Congratulations!!! In theory, your map is now ready to be finalized and played!
However, let's go into a little more detail opn how the map can be customized…

General Object Selection and Modification Interface

"	As you just saw with the Starting Point, to place an object on the map,
        whether it's required or decorative element, simply select it in the 
        Units Creation Tool palette, then right-click on the map.
"	To select an object, left-click on it. You will see a green bounding 
        box around the currently selected object. Left-click on the ground or 
        click the Unselect icon (red arrow in top left part of the menu bar) 
        to deselect it.
"	To move an object, select it and right-click + drag it to the new 
        location.
"	To rotate an object, select it and keep shift pressed while 
        right-clikcing on it and moving the mouse to its new facing.
"	To load the cursor with an object that's already placed on the map 
        (to create dupliactes), select the object, then press alt while 
        right-clicking on it.
"	To delete an object, select it and hit the del key.
"	To copy/paste an object, select it and use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, 
        respectively.

Object Layers / Visibility Palette

"	Go to Windows > Unit Visibility. By selecting this you can toggle the 
        Visibility palette on or off.  This window contains 20 different; 
        objects you place will be placed in the currently selected layer. 
        Click on the eye and lock icons to show/hide a layer, or to 
        lock/unlock it.
"	Clicking the palette icon in the top left corner of the Visibility 
        window toggles editing of the Decorative elements on/off, and 
        clicking the joystick icon toggles editing of Required elements on/off.

Once you've familiarized yourself with these basic commands and options, 
let's move on and make some $ available out there on the map.

Oil Wells

"	Select TypeWarrior > GameDesign > Tools_Warrior > 
        typewarrioraowgisementpetrole from the Units Creation Tool palette. 
        There are four different oil wells to choose from, the only difference
        is the amount of oil they contain by default, it is however more 
        convenient to edit this manually:
"	Select the oil well by left-clicking on it (make sure that there's a 
        green box visible on top of it)
"	Select Command > Oilfield or bank Setting to edit the amount of $ that 
        the Oil Well contains.

Banks

"	Select TypeWarrior > AOW  > Buildings > Banques in the Units Creation 
        Tool palette to place a Bank.
"	Select the bank by left-clicking on it (make sure that there's a green 
        box visible inside the bank).
"	Select Command > Oilfield or bank Setting to edit the amount of $ 
        that the Oil Well contains.

Note: make sure to leave sufficient space to expand the base around the HQ. 
      If you place an Oil Well close to a Starting Point, it will automatically
      have a Derrick on it at the start of the game; be careful though as 
      you cannot place any new structures too close to Oil Wells.

4. Place Decorative Elements (Structures, Terrain, Textures, etc.)

Decorating your map can be done in any order but we recommend you follow this
order:

1.	Set Topography
2.	Apply Ground Textures
3.	Place Roads
4.	Place Vegetation
5.	Place Objects and Buildings

Set Topography

There are four tools available to modify the topography of the map. 
You can change the behaviour of these tools by pressing Shift, Alt and/or Ctrl
while clicking, as described below.

While editing the topography, we recommend you have the ground mesh polygons
visible (select Debug > Land Wireframe from the menu bar), as the editor will
not recalculate the lighting in real-time (see below), and it may be difficult
otherwise to make out the topography, especially if you've already applied 
ground textures.

To edit the topography, from the menu bar, select Landscape > 

"	Plateau: Raises the (left-)clicked area to the defined height. 
        Press Alt while left-clicking on a height to set it as default. 
        The Plateau palette contains various options to set the size of the 
        brush, the height, the feather value (amount of slope around the 
        plateau).  If "one click = one action" is unchecked, then your cursor
        will act like a brush that you can move around the map.
"	Bump: Raises the (left-)clicked area for as long as you keep the mouse 
        button pressed. Keep Ctrl pressed to lower the area instead. 
        Check "Noise mode" if you want an irregular crest of the knoll.
"	Ramp: Automatically creates a ramp between two elevations 
        (to allow units to travel between them); left-click on the origin and
        drag to the destination.
"	Soften: Softens an edge, for example on a ridge or coast line. 
"	Import: Allows you to import a height map from a grayscale TGA file 
        (.tga), a height map from another Act of War map (.iff), or a RAW 
        format file (.raw). 

Note: The editor doesn't recalculate the lighting and shadows in real-time, 
      so the actual visuals may be deceiving. Select MapSetting > Sunlight… 
      and click the button Recompute LightMap when you're done editing all 
     the topography.

Note: If you modify the topography under objects that are already placed, 
      the elevation of these objects won't be immediately re-adjusted. 
      To readjust the elevation and put such objects firmly back on the ground,
      either select them and nudge them slightly, or save, close and reload 
      the map.

Apply Ground Textures

The tools for applying and modifying the ground textures can be found under 
Materials > Brush. As with the topography tools, Ctrl, Alt and Shift can be 
used to alter the actual functionality of each tool.

Ground textures are applied in layers, each layer can be manipulated 
individually; locked, hidden, etc. just as with the objects. You can change 
the order between layers or create new ones as necessary (similar to how most 
popular art packages work). The layers window isn't visible by default, 
to show it, go to Windows > Material layer.

"	Selecting and Applying Ground Textures: Click in the list in the 
        Material Brush palette. You can have two textures loaded at the 
        same time; one in the foreground (applied by left-clicking) and one 
        in the background (apply by right-clicking).  Toggle between the two 
        by clicking on the curved arrow icon.
"	If you press Alt while left-clicking, the brush will pick up the 
        clicked texture and place it in the foreground layer; right-click to 
        pick it up to the background layer. 
"	If you press Ctrl while clicking, the brush will erase the clicked area

Place Roads

The tool for creating roads can be found under Units > Road Creation. 
This will open the Roads Tool palette.

To lay down a road:

"	Open the Roads Tool palette and select AOW > Stickers, then locate your
        desired road texture. The road textures are organized by environment.
"	Right-click where you want the road to start, then right-click again
        where you want it to end. The road will automatically be laid down
        between these two points.
"	Each time you right-click on the map, a new waypoint will be created, 
        originating from the last selected waypoint of the existing road. 
        The new waypoint will automatically be selected; you can simply keep 
        right-clicking until the road is finished. 
"	When you're finished with the road, left-click on the map to deselect 
        the last waypoint.
"	You can connect two existing waypoints by selecting the first one and 
        then right-clicking on a second one, a blue box will appear on the map 
        when the cursor is in the correct position.
"	Note that certain road types are directional.
"	Note that if you connect more than two waypoints to each other, 
        the editor will attempt to create an intersection. Not all combinations
        for intersections are possible. 

Objects, Structures and Vegetation

To place objects and structures, select Unit > Create… form the menu bar to 
open the Units Creation Tool palette. See General Object Selection and 
Modification Interface above for more details.

Some more useful tools:

"	Units > Tree Brush : select this tool to "spray-paint" the ground with 
        the types of trees/plants you have placed in the bottom box of the 
        Tree Brush palette. You don't have to use the tree brush to place
        vegetation - you can also place the trees individually - the tree brush
        is however the fastest and easiest way to do this. 
"	Units > Facing… :  select this tool to rotate objects. In the snap box,
        you can enter the value to rotate the selected object each time you 
        click one of the curved buttons.
"	Units > Scale… : select this tool to change the scale of selected 
        object(s). For trees, it's very useful to use the Random Scale 
        function to create an impression of a dynamically growing forest; 
        select all the trees, enter for example "65%" in the Min% box, and 
        "150%" in the Max% box, then click Apply. You'll see each tree be 
        individually but randomly rescaled to between 65 and 150 % of its 
        original size (click the number "1" in the Relative Scale box to undo).
        Under Options, you can set to which axes you want the changes to apply.
"	Units > Altitude…: select this tool to change the altitude above ground
        of the seletced object(s). 
"	You can toggle free-form placement and snap-to-grid in the Windows > 
        Unit Position menu. Not all objects can be placed in free-form.

Note: not all tools work with all objects; for example, most buildings can 
      only be faced to 90 degree angles.

Note: certain groups of objects can be turned/scaled/altered simultaneously 
      (as a group), if this doesn't work however, try manipulating a smaller
      group or even individual objects.  Note also that once you have changed
      the scale of objects, you will no longer be able to move them around as
      a group.

Hint: to facilitate aligning objects in straight lines, select Debug > 
      Land Wireframe to display the ground mesh.

5. Map Validation

Note: these steps are not required, but strongly recommended.

Adjust Ligthing

The tool for adjusting the texture and color of the skydome, as well as overall
lighting and density of the clouds, is accessible from the menu bar: 
MapSettings > Sky (to set the skydome texture) and MapSettings > Sunlight… 
(to set the position, color and intensity of the sun).
If you make any changes here, don't forget to click the button 
Recalculate Lightmap to re-render the shadows.

Flag Restricted Areas

Certain areas of the map will automatically be flagged as restricted to ground
troops (for example, steep slopes, water), but some areas will have to be 
flagged manually. This tool can be opened from the menu bar: 
Landscape > Forbidden Areas…

Left-click on the map to flag an area as restricted to ground troops 
(for example, plateaus and pits without entrances/exits). Press alt to 
erase a manually restricted area.
Note: pay special attention to very narrow terrain passages, as these tend 
to confuse the pathfinding A.I.; try rather to block these as restricted.
Note: a pilot that is shot down over a restricted area will be placed next 
to the area; be careful not to leave any holes in the middle of a 
restricted area.

Generate Mini Map and Cube Map

"	The cube map is sort of a 3D photo projected onto all reflective 
        surfaces on the map (the default projection is solid blue).  
        This step can be skipped if you have a map without reflective 
        surfaces (windows, water, etc.), but if you have these and want your
        map to look great, simply select the menu option Command > 
        Generate CubeMap to generate the cube map.  
"	Select the menu option Command > Generate Minimap to generate the 
        minimap used in the in-game interface and in the various menus.  
        (The default minimap is kinda awful; we strongly recommend you don't 
        skip this step.)
6. Compile Map Data Into Single File

1.	Select the menu option File > Finalize 
2.	Click Pack to verify that the map is valid and has been correctly 
        compiled. (For those of you that don't speak French, the message 
        box "Le fichier … existe déjà, voulez-vous lécraser?" means 
        "The file … exists already, do you want to overwrite it?".)

To test your map in the game:

1.	close the map editor
2.	launch the game
3.	your map should appear under the tab Custom Maps in the 
        Select Theater section of the game session creation screens 
        (in both Online, LAN, and Engagement modes). 

Miscellaneous Hints and Tips

"	Make a detailed sketch of your map before you start.
"	Save your work frequently and don't be afraid to use the Undo feature.
"	Before distributing a map online, make sure to have played in in 
        Engagement mode several times - and watch the replays carefully ! - 
        to ensure that:

"       all Starting Positions are OK
"	no terrain paths are blocked
"	all building entrances are accessible

"	it's possible to construct Refineries close to all Oil Wells
"	If you select to join a game that uses a custom map, that map will 
        automatically be downloaded to your Custom Maps folder.

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    06. Walkthrough                                                       [WT]
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    07. U.S. Army                                                         [A1]
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       Infantries
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U.S. Marine
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Infantry Unit, effective against infantry.
M116A4 5.56mm fully automatic rifle with a Medium kevlar jacket.
This unit can crawl, ambush, capture and occupy buildings.

Cost: $200

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JAVELIN Anti-Tank Missle System
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Anti-Tank infantry unit, very effective against vehicles.
Javelin anti-tank missle system with minimum body protection.
This unit can ambush and occupy buildings.

Cost: $500

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Mortar Squad
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Indirect fire infantry unit, effective gainst infantry and structures.
M-252 81mm medium range mortar with minimum body protection.
This unit can provide barrae fire.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Cost: $600

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Sniper
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Sniper infantry unit, very effective against infantry.
XM-25 rifle, 7.62x51mm NATO, scoped with minimum body protection.
This unit can snipe, ambush, crawl, capture and occupy buildings.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Cost: $700

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DELTA FORCE Elite Soldier
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Elite infantry unit, very effective versus infantry.
HK MP5/10 10mm submachine gun with heavy kevlar jacket.
This unit can ambush, crawl, capture and occupy buildings.
Stealth detection capability.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 1
Cost: $700

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     Vehicles/ Air units
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Excavator
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This construction vehicle is used to construct all buildings. It can also
repair damaged buildings (no civillian buildings). You can buy an Excavator
from your headquarters. You can immidiately select this unit by pressing the
= button or clickong on the "Zz" button on your screen.

Game info: fully tracked construction vehicle
Cost: $500

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Oil Tanker
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This unit transports oil dug up from derrecks into the refinery. The more you
got of them the faster you get money. An Oil Tanker can be bought in a 
Refinery.

Game Info: Transport fuel tank
Cost: $800

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FAT-V (Future All-Terrain Vehicle) Scout Control
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Scout vehicle, effective against infantry
Future All-Terrain Vehicle (FAT-V) with M60 7.62mm caliber machine gun.
Minimum armor, has stealth detection capabilities and can carry up to four
infantry units.

Cost: $900
Shortcut: H

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M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
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Infantry/cavalry fighting vehicle and troop transport. Effective against all
vehicles. 25mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun with high-explosive or armor piercing
ammo with medium reactive armor. Can carry up to four infantry units.

Cost: $1800
Shortcut: B

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Avenger low-level air defense system
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Fast Anti-Aircraft vehicle, very effective against all air units.
Stinger short-range ground-to-air missles with minimum armor.

Requirements: Field Hospital
Cost: $1000
Shortcut: A

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M113A3 Armored Personnal Carrier
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Heavy transport, effective against infantry.
M2 12.7mm caliber machine gun with medium steel armor.
Can carry up to eight infantry units.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Cost: $1200
Shortcut: M

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M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank
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Heavy main battle tank, effective agianst vehicles and tructures.
120mm M256 smoothbore gun with heavy depleted uranium armor.

Cost: $3000
Shortcut: A

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M109A6 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
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Medium artilly, effective against vehicles and structures.
M284 155mm howitzer with medium Kevlar armor.

Cost: $2600
Shortcut: P

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MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
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Heavy Artillery, effective against infantry and structures.
M26 tactical rockets with minimum steel armor.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 1
Cost: $3000
Shortcut: M

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AH-64D Longbow Apache
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Attack helicopter, effective against vehicles and helicopters.
30mm automatic M230 chain gun, AGM-114D Hellfire air-to-surface missle.
Heavy boron armor shields with Kevlar seats.

Cost: $2200
Shortcut: A

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UH-60 Black Hawk
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Light-transport helicopter, effective against infantry.
5.56mm mini-gun with minimum armor.
Can carry up to eight infantry units.

Cost: $1600
Shortcut: B

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F-15 Eagle fighter
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Air supriority fighter, effective against all air units.
3 x AIM-9L/M Sidewinder missles with light armor.

Cost: $2400
Shortcut: F

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A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog"
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Close air support fighter, effective against vehicles only.
4 x AGM-65 Maverick missles, 30mm GAU-8/A seven barrel gatling gun.
Medium titanium armor plated.

Cost: $2900
Shortcut: A

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B2 Spirit stealth bomber
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Stealth bomber, effective against all ground targets.
8 x Mk. 84 2.000lbs gravity bombs.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 1
Cost: $4000
Shortcut: B

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HMRH-82 Angel Repair Helicopter
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Heavy maintenance and repair helicopter, unarmed.
Can evacuate vehicles ("techevac") to the repair depot.

Cost: $1000
Shortcut: S

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        Buildings
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Headquarters
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Deploys cionstruction units. Most valuable building, defend it well!
Can raise DEFCON levels and activate world media support.
Heavy damage resistant. Units available: Excavators.

Shortcut: HQ button and Q
MW usage: 0
Cost: $3000

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Refinery
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Converts oil into funds. An oil tanker transports oil from the derricks to
this building. So it's more efficient when placed near derricks.
Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Oil Tankers

Shortcut: R
Cost: $2000

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Derrick
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Medium damage resistance
Needs an oil deposit to be built.

Shortcut: O
Cost: $1200

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Barracks
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Deploys infantry units.
Light damage resistance
Units available: U.S. Marines, Javelin, Mortar, Sniper and Delta Force soldiers

Shortcut: B
Cost: $1500

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Field Generator
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Light damage resistance, produces energy (60MW)

Shortcut: P
Cost: $800

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Light Armor Depot
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: FAT-V Scout Patrol, Bradley, Avenger and M113 light armored
vehicles.

Shortcut: F
MW usage: 30
Cost: $2000

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Sandbgs Shelter
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Medium resistance.
Up to four soldiers can assume defensive positions inside this structure.
Effectiveness varies based on type of infantry deployed.

Shortcut: S
Cost: $500

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Field Hospital
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Heavy damage resistance.
Units available: UH-60Q Medivac helicopter.
This structure generates funds when prisoners are inside.

Shortcut: I
MW usage: 30
Cost: $2000

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Adats Defense Turret
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Medium damage resistance.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Shortcut: T
MW usage: 20
Cost: $1000

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Heavy Armor Depot
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Abrams, Paladin and MLRS vehicles.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Shortcut: F
MW usage: 50
Cost: $2800

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Heliport
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: AH-64D Apache attack helicopters and 
UH-60 Black Hawk transport helicopters.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Shortcut: H
MW usage: 30
Cost: $2000

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Air Force Control Tower
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: F-15 Eagle fighters, A-10 Thunderbolt close-air-support
aircraft and B-2 Spirit stealth bombers.
Each Air Force Tower gives capacity to control three aircrafts.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2
Shortcut: C
MW usage: 50
Cost: $2500

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Repair Depot
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Angel Repair helicopter.
Repairs all units within radius.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 2, Light Armor Depot or Heavy Armor Depot.
Shortcut: R
MW usage: 30
Cost: $2000

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Wolverine Missle Silo
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Medium damage resistance.
Ability: launches Wolverine cruise missles effective against all ground targets
Silo capacity is limited to one Wolverine missle.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 1
Shortcut: W
MW usage: 60
Cost: $3000

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Patriot Ballistic Defense System
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Heavy damage resistance.
Ability: launches Patriot PAC-3 counter-tactical weapon missles.
Each launcer can be armed with up to four Patriot missles.

Requirements: Alert Status DEFCON 1
Shortcut: O
MW usage: 40
Cost: $2500

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    08. Consortium                                                        [C1]
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       Infantries
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AK-74 Assault Rifle Soldier
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Infantry unit, effective against infantry.
Kalashnikov AK-74 5.45mm assault rifle with minimum body protection.

Can ambush, capture and occupy buildings. Can change weapons to a RPG-7 or MM-1

Shortcut: S
Cost: $150

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Kornet Anti-Tank Missle System
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Anti-Tank infantry unit, very effective against vehicles.
Kornet-E HEAT high-explosive anti-tank guided missle.
Minimum body protection.

Can increase firepower by entering a BTR-80

Shortcut: P
Requirements: Field Prison Camp
Cost: $900

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SA-7 Grail Surface-to-Air Missle System
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Anit-Aircraft infantry unit. Extremely effective against helicopters and
aircraft only.
SA-7 Grail (9K32M Strela-2) thermal guided missle.
Minimum body protection.

Can go inside buildings and ambush.
Can only shoot at helicopters and aircrafts.

Shortcut: G
Requirements: Field Prison Camp
Cost: $1000

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Optical Camo Soldier
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Stealth infantry unit, extremely effective against infantry.
Armed with the latest generation of 5.56mm infantry Combat Weapons.
Heavy kevlar jacket and stealth protection.
Can go inside buildings, ambush and capture.

Shortcut: C
Cost: $1200

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     Vehicles/ Air units
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AMX-10RC Wheeled Armored Medium Tank
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Medium tank, effective against vehicles and building structures.
TML Turret with a 105mm NATO standard gun.
Medium reactive armor.

Shortcut: A
Cost: $1800

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Porcupine Mortar Tank
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Mobile defense vehicle. Very effective against groups of infantry.
120mm heavy mortar with high-explosive shells.
Light to heavy sandbag damage protection.
Must change to Turret Mode to get full protection.

Shortcut: P
Cost: $1600

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BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier
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Heavy transport, effective against vehicles.
BPU-1 Turret with a Kornet Anti-Tank missle system, medium steel armor.
Kornet crew inside to increase the missle launcher's firepower.
Can carry up to 8 infantry units.

Shortcut: B
Cost: $1500

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Tunguska 256-M low level, self-propelled air defense system
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Anti-Aircraft vehicle, effective against helicopters and aircraft.
2 x twin-barrel 30mm Anti-Aircraft gun, medium steel armor.

Shortcut: T
Requirements: Field Prison Camp
Cost: $1800

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MI-35 HIND-D attack transport helicopter
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Attack and transport helicopter, effective against infantry and light vehicles.
YakB four-barrelled, 12.7mm, built-in flex mounted machine gun. 
Heavy steel armor.

Can transport 6 infantry units.

Shortcut: H
Cost: $2000

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BMM-1 Medevac Transport
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Armored medical transport, unarmed with medium armor.
Can bring eight heavily-wounded units back to the Field Prison Camp.
Heals surrounding infantry units.

Shortcut: M
Cost: $1400

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V-24 High-Speed VTOL Transport Rotorcraft
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Fast transport rotorcraft with vertical take-off and landing capability.
Unarmed with minimum armor.
Can transport 8 units.

Shortcut: V
Cost: $1800

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V-22 Repair VTOL Rotorcraft
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Fast deployment vertical take-off and landing repair aircraft.
Unarmed with minimum armor.
Can repair vehicles and helicopters on ground.

Shortcut: W
Cost: $1800

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FENNEK Stealth Reconnaissance Vehicle
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Stealth reconnaissance vehicle, effective against infantry.
RPD model 4 7.62mm cal. light machine gun.
Has stealth armor with minimum ballistic protection.

Has stealth detection capability.
Can carry up to 4 infatnry units.

Shortcut: F
Cost: $1400

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AKULA Stealth Battle Tank
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Stealth battle tank, effective against vehicles and buildinh structures.
160mm Hypervelocity Railgun with Armor-piercing discarding SABOT shell.
Medium depleted uranium armor with stealth protection.

Shortcut: A
Cost: $3200

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Piranha 180mm Self-Propelled Heavy Howitzer
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Heavy Artillery, very effective against building structures and vehicles.
180mm experimental XM-777 howitzer gun with medium kevlar armor.

Must be deployed before firing a shell.

Shortcut: P
Cost: $2800

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YF-23 Black Widow Experimental Stealth Fighter
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Multi-role stealth fighter-bomber.
Effective against vehicles and aircraft.

2 x AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missles.
2 x AGM-65D air-to-ground guided missles.
Medium armor with stealth protection.

Can be upgraded with bombs to povide capabilities against buildings.

Shortcut: Y
Cost: $3200

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        Buildings
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Headquarters
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Heavy damage resistance.
Units available: M-17 Hip construction helicopter.
This is your most important building!

Shortcut: Q or the HQ button
Cost: $3000

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Refinery
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Ural Tankers

Shortcut: R
Cost: $2000

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Derrick
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Medium damage resistance.
Needs an oil deposit to be built.

Shortcut: O
Cost: $1200

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Barracks
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Light damage resistance.
Units available: AK-74 Soldier, Kornet and SA-7 missles.

AK-74 Soldiers can replace their weapons for an RPG-7 or an MM-1 Mortar.

Shortcut: B
Cost: $1500

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Motor Pool
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Mediumdamage resistance.
Units available: AMX-10 RC, Porcupine, BTR-80 and Tunguska vehicles.

Shortcut: P
Cost: $2500

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Chopper Pad
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: MI-35 Hind-D helicopters

Shortcut: H
Requirements: Motor Pool
Cost: $1800

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Field Prison Camp
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Heavy damage resistance.
Units available: BMM-1 Medevac Transports
This building generates funds if prisoners are inside.

Shortcut: I
Requirements: Motor Pool, Barracks
Cost: $2000

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Tokamak Reactor
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Medium damage resistance.
Produces energy for all buildings.
Produces Energy: 80MW

Shortcut: P
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed
Cost: $1000

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Railgun Turret
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Medium damage resistance.
120mm all automated railgun cannon with heavy SABOT shell.

Shortcut: T
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Tokamak Reactor
MW usage: 20
Cost: $1000

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VTOL Pad
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Medium damae resistance.
Units available: V-22 Repair Rotorcraft and V-24 Transport Rotorcraft.

Shortcut: R
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Tokamak Reactor
MW usage: 30
Cost: $1800

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Stealth Armor Lab
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Akulas, Piranhas, Fenneks and Optical Camo Soldiers.

Shortcut: F
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Tokamak Reactor
MW usage: 50
Cost: $2500

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Air Control Tower
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: YF-23 Black Widows

Each Air Control Tower gives the capacity to control three YF-23s.

Shortcut: C
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Tokama Reactor
MW usage: 50
Cost: $2750

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Sleeper Cell
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Medium damage resistance.
Can be buil anywhere. Allows you transport units from one sleeper cell 
structure to another.

Shortcut: N
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Tokamak Reactor, VTOL Pad
Cost: $2000

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Fallling Star Uplink
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Heavy damage resistance.
Ability: launches Falling Star satellites effective against all ground targets.
Up to four killer satellites can be brought down on the enemy from this uplink.

Shortcut: W
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Stealth Armor Lab, 
              Air Control Tower.
MW usage: 120
Cost: $5000

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Electromagnetic Shield Ballistic Defense
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Medium damage resistance.
Ability: Electromagnetic Shield Pulse.

You can charge the Electromagnetic Shield up to four pulses that are activated
automatically to protect against incoming enemy tactical weapons.

Shortcut: D
Requirements: Increase alert status to Revealed, Stealth Armor Lab, 
              Tokamak Reactor
MW usage: 40
Cost: $2500

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    09. Task Force Talon                                                  [T1]
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       Infantries
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Drone Constructor
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Fast tracked drone construction unit. Unarmed.
Can construct and repair all Task Force Talon structures. Each structure
requires one drone which cannot be reused unless the structure is sold.

Shortcut: O
Cost: $250

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Oil Tanker
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Transport Fuel Tank, unarmed.
Transports oil from a Derrick to a Refinery.

Shortcut: $T
Cost: $800

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Task Force Commando
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Elite infantry unit, very effective against infantry.
XM-177E1 5.56mm full auto rifle with medium kevlar jacket.

Can ambush, crawl, capture and occupy buildings.

Shortcut: M
Cost: $450

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Heavy Sniper
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Sniper infantry unit, effective against vehicles and infantry.
Calibre 35mm Model 82A1 with scope, light kevlar jacket.

Can ambush crawl and occupy buildings.

Shortcut: S
Cost: $900

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Buggy
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Scout vehicle, effective against infantry.
M-249 5.56mm cal. Machine Gun, minimum steel armor.

Stealth detection capabilities.
Can be upgraded with Stinger missles effective against aircraft and
helicopters.
Can carry up to two infantry units.

Shortcut: B
Cost: $1000

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Stryker Infantry Combat Vehicle
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Medium transport, effective against infantry.
M-2 12.7mm cal. Machine Gun

Can be upgraded to carry either an Anti-Tank gun or a Heavy Mortar.
Can carry up to six infantry units.

Shortcut: I
Cost: $1200

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RAH-66 Commanche recon and attack helicopter
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Stealth lgiht recon helicopter FA-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Shortcut: C
Cost: $2400

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S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Super-High Mobility Infantry Electronic Defense System.
Effective against either vehicles and structures or against infantry
and helicopters.

5.56mm six barrel Gatling mini-gun vs. infantry and helicopters, or Javelin II
missles against hard targets, medium kevlar-mylar combat suit.

Can switch between two firing modes.
Can be upgraded with stealth detection capability.

Shortcut: S
Cost: $1800

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Repair FAT-V with maintenance and repair crew
---------------------------------
FAT-V (Future All-Terrain Vehicle) with stealth detection capability and
vehicle repair team, effective against iinfantry while carrying crew only.
Minimum steel armor.

Stealth detection capability.
Can repair vehicles and landed helicopters.
Can carry up to two infantry units.

Shortcut: H
Cost: $1400

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V-44 Heavy Transport VTOL Rotorcraft
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Heavy transport, effective against infantry.
Twin 7.62mm six barrel Gatling mini-gun, medium armor.

Can transport up to eight infantry or vehicles units.

Shortcut: W
Cost: $2000

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Spinner UGCV multi-role drone
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Multi-Role Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle. Anti-Tank mode effective against
vehicles and structures.

105mm anti-tank railgun.
Can switch mode to anti-aircraft or Bomb Drone launcher mode.
Medium depleted uranium armor.

Shortcut: S
Cost: $3200

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FA-35 Joint Strike Fighter
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Advanced fighter-bomber, effective against aircraft and structures.
Two AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missles.
Bombing capability with four JDAM GPS-guided bombs against structures only.
Medium steel armor.

Shortcut: J
Cost: $3200

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RQ-4A Global Hawk Drone
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Unmanned reconaissance vehicle (URV) upgradeable with air-to-ground missles.
Unarmed/Effective against vehicles after upgrading.
Light stealth armor with good vision range.

Stealth detection capability.
Can be upgraded with two Hellfire missles (note stealth capabilities are lost
while attacking.)

Shortcut: G
Cost: $1900


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        Buildings
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Headquarters
---------------------------------
Heavy damage resistance.
Units available: Drone Constructor

Shortcut: Q
Cost: $2750

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Refinery
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Oil Tanker

Shortcut: R
Cost: $1750

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Derrick
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
Needs an oil deposit to be built.

Shortcut: O
Cost: $950

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Forward Operations Center (F.O.C.)
---------------------------------
Medium to heavy damage resistance after upgrade.
Units available: Drone Constructor.
Serves as supply source for other Task Force structures.

All Task Force structures requires a Headquarters or an F.O.C. in their
vicinty.

Shortcut: P
Cost: $1000

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Barracks
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Light damage resistance.
Units available: Task Force Commandos, Heavy Snipers.
Can be upgraded with the Field Intelligence Center.

Shortcut: B
Cost: $1250

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Vehicle Command Center
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Strykers, Buggies and RAH-66 Comanches.
Strykers can change weapons to carry either a Mortar or an anti-tank Gun System

Shortcut: F
Cost: $2000

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Sentry Turret
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
30mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun
Netfire Loiter Attack surface-to-air missle.
105mm anti-tank railgun.

Can be upgraded with extended range anti-aircraft and anti-tank pods.

Shortcut: T
Requirements: Barracks, Vehicle Command Center, Field Intelligence Center.
Cost: $800

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Control Center
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Medium damage resistance.
Units available: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Has two modes: missles effective against vehicles and structures or a 
Gatling gun effective against helicopters and infantry.

Shortcut: F
Requirements: Upgrade S.H.I.E.L.D. Technology
Cost: $2250

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Repair and Logistics Center
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
Units available: V-44 Heavy Transport Rotorcraft and Repair FAT-V

Shortcut: R
Requirements: Upgrade S.H.I.E.L.D. Technology, Shield Control Center
Cost: $1550

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Mjolnir Super-Heavy Howitzer
---------------------------------
Heavy damage resistance.
Ability: launches artillery strikes effective against all ground targets.

250mm artillery field system. Can only be countered by a counter-tactical
weapon. Can be loaded with two salvos at a time.

Shortcut: W
Requirements: Upgrade S.H.I.E.L.D. Technology, Shield Control Center, Repair
              and Logistics Center
Cost: $3750

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Spinner Command Center
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
units available: Spinner drones

The Spinner has three modes.
Anti-Tank, Anti-Aircraft or as a platform for bomb/reconnaisance drones.

Shortcut: D
Requirements: Upgrade DRONE Technology
Cost: $2250

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Aircraft Control Tower
---------------------------------
Medium damage resistance.
Units available: Global Hawks and FA-35 Fighter/Bombers

Each Aircraft Control Tower gives the capacity to control three aircraft.

Shortcut: C
Requirements: Upgrade DRONE Technology, Spinner Central Command.

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    13. Credits                                                           [CD]
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People who I like to thank:

- CJayC for daily GameFAQs updates.
- The people of my guild on Final Fantasy XI (www.phoenixember.com)
- My brother, William & Quentin for playing AOW together
- Atari for the game itself

Devon Kerkhove.