This map is littered with GLA structures that are not visible – but that is not the most challenging aspect of this mission.
The first issue is dealing with the hopped-up Rocket Buggies that can destroy your ground units before they even get a chance to fire.
The second key challenge is dealing with the Sneak Attack tunnels that pop up on your base, spewing out Quad Cannons and Rocket Buggies.
Without air power, this mission would probably be impossible. The Helixes will serve as your main defensive line, with Overlords helping to protect the back part of your base.
The timetable is tight to get your Nuclear Missile launched before the Scud Storm activates, but it is still possible to build two upgraded Helixes before construction of the nuke begins.
The first few battles with the Sneak Attacks can go either way, so be ready to reload if it doesn’t go well.
Basic start: Build a Reactor, an extra dozer, a Barracks and Supply Center. Build a second Supply Truck. Research the Capture command and create a pair of Red Guard.
First capture the Artillery Platform, then the oil derrick.
Build two Gattling Cannons, above and below the Artillery Platform. Place them a bit closer to the base than the actual Artillery Platform, so that they will be safer from Rocket Buggies.
Build a third Gattling Cannon by the oil derrick to control any Ambushes that pop up.
Keep one dozer near the front of the base to repair the Artillery Platform and Gattling Cannons for as long as possible.
Build an Air Field as far to the northeast as possible to keep it out of the range of the Anthrax attacks.
Immediately build two Helixes, upgrade them with Gattling Cannons and put them in Guard mode centered on the Artillery Platform.
Build a War Factory.
A Sneak Attack tunnel will pop up about now. Target the Quad Cannons first with your Helixes first and you should be able to survive this attack.
Build a Propaganda Center, a second Reactor, then your Nuclear Missile. You may have another Sneak Attack before it is completed.
Build an Overlord, upgrade with Gattling Cannons.
Important: Research Chain Guns at the War Factory. This will make both your Helixes and your Overlord more powerful.
Your base will suffer an Anthrax attack. You will probably lose both of your Supply Trucks. Replace at least one of them. Your Overlord should be safe in the very back of your base.
As soon as a Sneak Attack starts to occur in the back of your base, immediately send your Helixes to the area. If your Overlord is well-positioned, he can almost handle the attack on his own.
Build a third Helix and upgrade it with a Propaganda Tower. From now on, your Helixes and all other vehicles in the area will be healed.
Go ahead and purchase the Radar function at your Command Center to activate your radar map on the control panel.
Build a fourth Helix, upgrade it with a bunker, then fill it up with Tank Hunters. Have all four Helixes separately numbered for quick response and put them in Guard mode centered on the Artillery Platform.
Your base is now reasonably secure. Congratulations!!
Destroy the Scud Storm with your Nuclear Missile and level three Artillery Barrage. Be sure the Nuclear Missile hits first. You will NOT completely remove the Scud Storm if you Barrage it first; even if the Nuclear Missile finishes it off, it will rebuild (via GLA Hole). Cripple it first with your Missile, then let the Artillery Barrage shells wipe out the rest of it (including the Hole).
Start building Hackers and put them safely behind the oil derrick. Set them to work hacking the Internet for much-needed cash. Eventually, buy an Internet Center and fill it to capacity with the Hackers.
Tired of repairing your base and losing your Supply Trucks during the Anthrax attacks? Build four MIG fighters and put them in Guard mode versus air units. Build six to nine Gattling Tanks and park them behind the Artillery Platform. Problem solved!
Go ahead and put a second Overlord in the back of your base for insurance.
Continue to build additional Nuclear Missiles to aid your offensive operations. Do not allow enough space between buildings so that Sneak Attacks can appear between the buildings. This way, they will come out directly onto your Overlords.
The GLA has two bases that must be destroyed – the one in the northwest and the one in the southwest.
Start with the one in the southwest.
Leave all of your Helixes and Overlords previously built at your base.
A contingent of Overlords will do a great job of destroying the hidden bases. Have a backup of Red Guard to recapture Overlords lost to Jarmen Kell.
Don’t wait until your Overlords arrive at garrisoned buildings to blast them with your Nuclear Missiles. Attack them ahead of time to speed up the process.
Be sure to have detector units to help you avoid Jarmen Kell and other hidden units.
Here is a list of the eleven buildings that must be destroyed to finish the mission:
In the southwest base, going clockwise from the bottom: Arms Dealer, Barracks, Black Market, Supply Stash, Command Center and Palace.
In the northwest base, going counterclockwise from the top: Barracks, Arms Dealer, Command Center, Black Market and Palace.