This is one of the more challenging missions for the GLA generals. At least the Demolitions General has Marauder tanks at his disposal to help deal with the Tank General’s arsenal.
This is practically nonstop, hands-on action to deal effectively with the powerful tanks coming toward your base, but the mission can still be won. You may want to save frequently for reloads when battles don’t go exactly your way.
The goal is to find the right balance between having a sufficient minimal defense and still build two Scud Storms before the Tank General launches his Nuclear Missile. A northern and eastern group of vehicles backed up by a Stinger Site will work. Jarmen Kell needs to be kept busy on the east sniping troops and vehicles, with extra Rebels on hand to capture them. Extra Quad Cannons need to be added to the northern defense to handle the area where Jarmen Kell is not present.
The tide finally begins to turn slightly in your favor when you have the opportunity to snipe and capture your first Emperor tank. The intensity decreases a bit each time an Emperor is added to your front-line defenses to heal your surrounding units and fight off enemy armor.
- Build one supply stash at the large pile and another supply stash at the north east piles to kickstart your campaign. Build around 6 worker each.
- Build stinger sites and back them with quad cannons to deal with infantry and aircraft
- Rush Jarmen Kell. He is your main defense against Emperor Tanks. Once he snipes an Emperor send a worker to enter it from the conveniently placed supply stash
- Dont forget SCUD storm. You should only need one to destroy the nuclear. Rebel ambush + suicide if not.
Queue up eight extra workers. You will need to raise funds quickly to eventually build two Scud Storms and a reasonably strong defense.
Build a Supply Stash. Build a Barracks directly east of your base. Build a Stinger Site slightly to the east of the Barracks. Build a Stinger Site to the north of your base.
Build an Arm’s Dealer and crank out two Quad Cannons and then six Marauders, to be divided between the two flanks, north and east.
Immediately start building a Palace, then recruit Jarmen Kell. Place him to the east of the base to start sniping vehicles and protect against infantry. Recruit a few Rebels so they can capture these vehicles.
The first Emperor may come from either direction, so be alert. Snipe it with Jarmen Kell and capture it with a Rebel. Place it at either your northern or eastern flank. Upgrade it with Gattling Cannons only after you have started building your second Scud Storm.
As soon as you have the funds start building your first Scud Storm. By now you should be Level 3, so select your Cash Bounty General’s Power to quickly build up funds for a second Scud Storm.
If you want, sell your Barracks for a nice secure position for your second Scud Storm, plus this will give you a few extra credits to start the building more quickly. Don’t delay or you will be hit by the Nuclear Missile.
Choose the Rebel Ambush General’s Power to create more Rebels to capture sniped vehicles. Place captured Gattling Cannons behind your enemy lines on the southeast and northwest corners of your base to be sure troops don’t get past your other defenses.
A second Emperor should be rolling around about the time the second Scud Storm is finished building. Be sure to capture it. If it comes on the wrong side of the base where Jarmen is not located, it may be best to go back to your last save and try again.
Before your Scud Storms are ready to launch, try to capture a third Emperor. Be sure to upgrade all of them with Gattling Cannons.
Important: Center the Scud Storm strikes on the northern edge of the Nuclear Missile. This double strike should destroy both the Nuclear Missile and the Propaganda Center. Once the Propaganda Center is destroyed, the Nuclear Missile will not be rebuilt.
Keep capturing further Emperors and build a total of five or more Scud Storms. When they are ready to fire, destroy the Command Center, then all dozers that come back to rebuild it. Once you do this, the Tank General’s base can be disassembled at will.
You can also use the Rebel Ambush and Sneak Attack tunnel to help you destroy the dozers returning to this area and other enemy units and structures.
It is not necessary to destroy Speaker Towers, Bunkers and Gattling Cannons for the Tank General to surrender.
Hard difficulty strategy
Use your best defensive structures, such as Palaces equipped with five rocket soldiers. First, sell your command Center to shorten your line of defense, then build a Supply stash and nine workers, a barracks, an Arm's Dealer, two palaces to the North & East (make sure to occupy them). Make sure you can squeeze in two Scud Storms behind your Palaces.
When the first attacks arrive you should have your Palaces up and occupied. Beef them up with a Tunnel Network on either side, two Scud Launchers, three Quad Cannons, and Jarmen Kell. This should be enough to stop all attacks. Make sure you have Workers ready to maintain your Palaces.
Once you have enough funds, build two Scud storms and a new Command Center. If you must, sell the Arm's dealer and Supply Stash to make space. Meanwhile, use Jarmen Kell to snipe Overlords, but don't bother to send Rebels to capture them. Rebels will most likely be killed as they make their way to the site. Just use JK for that and train another one.
When you have three veteran Overlords and the Nuclear Missile is killed, scud storm the Chinese East Air Field, then stealthily approach them with everything you've got and immediately scud storm one leg to the west. This should kill all incoming forces and let your Overlords finish off the rest of the base.