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    Advance Wars (c)Nintendo, 2001
    Release Date: 09.10.01
    Platform: Gameboy Advance
    Suggested Retail Price: $34.99
    Developer: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
    Publisher: Nintendo of America (NOA)
    
    Last Update: 23/Sep/2001 16:25 PST
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    Advance Wars FAQ
    (c)Sam Gibson<sam@reactor-core.org>
    2001, Unpublished work
    
    !Legal Info!
     This FAQ is distributed under the Open Content license 
     (http://www.opencontent.org/) with the addition that you notify the 
     author of any commercial redistribution, republication, or
     reproducation.
    
    *Version History*
     23/Sep/2001 -=- V.0.2 - Update
       The Overview, Terrain Effects, and Units lists are all done.
       I also finished all the COs, however the data may not be 100%
       accurate on these just yet. Normal Campaign, S Rank walkthrough
       started as well.
    
     20/Sep/2001 -=- V.0.1 - General Layout
       This is just putting together general info and fixing the basic
       layout.
    
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                              *Contents*
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    1: Overview
    2: Terrain Effects
    3: Units
     3.1: Ground Units
       3.10: Infantry
       ~.11: Mechs (Mechanized Infantry)
       ~.12: APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier)
       ~.13: Recon (Reconnaissance Jeep)
       ~.14: Tank
       ~.15: Md. Tank (Medium Tank)
       ~.16: AntiAir (Mobile Anti-air)
       ~.17: Artillery (Mobile Artillery)
       ~.18: Rockets (M.R.L.S.)
       ~.19: Missiles (Mobile SAM Launcher)
     3.2: Aerial Units
       3.20: Fighter
       ~.21: Bomber
       ~.22: B Cptr (Battle Copter)
       ~.23: T Cptr (Transport Chopper)
     3.3: Sea Units
       3.30: B Ship (Battle Ship)
       ~.31: Cruiser
       ~.32: Sub
       ~.33: Lander
    4: Commanding Officers (COs)
     4.10: Andy
     ~.11: Max
     ~.12: Sami
     ~.13: Olaf
     ~.14: Kanbei
     ~.15: Grit
     ~.16: Sonja
     ~.17: Eagle
     ~.18: Drake
     ~.19: Sturm
     ~.20: Nell
    5: Campaign Mode Guide
     5.10: Mission #1: "It's War!"
     ~.11: Mission #2: "Gunfighter!"
    
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                        *Section 1: Overview*
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    Advance Wars is a seemingly innocent and deceptively deep strategy game
    for Nintendo's Gameboy Advance. A souped up turn based strategy affair
    along with extremely well balanced units and maps as well as a comprehensive
    training mode and different character with unique personalities and 
    strategic play make this game worth the price tag. Recieving rave reviews
    from players and pundits alike, this is a must buy if I ever saw one.
    Now that the formal butt kissing is out of the way...
    
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                         *Section 2: Terrain*
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    Section Summary:
     All terrain has a different movement cost for certain types of units.
     Terrain may also provide extra defence. This is key in many missions
     (and is outlined in the field training)
    
     Here is a quick run-down of how terrains effect units...
    
     Types of Units:
      Tires: Missiles, Rockets, Recons
      Treads: Tanks, Md. Tanks, Artillery, APC, AntiAir
      Infantry: Infantry (duh)
      Mech: Mechs (duh duh)
      Air: Fighter, T Cptr, Bomber, B Cptr
      Sea: Sub, Lander, B Ship, Cruiser, Trans
    
     Terrain Penalties to Movement:
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      Plains - Def:    1
              ~Tires:  2
              ~Treads: 1
              ~Inftry: 1
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    N
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      Woods -  Def:    2  
              ~Tires:  3
              ~Treads: 2
              ~Inftry: 1
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    N
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      River -  Def:    0
              ~Tires:  N
              ~Treads: N
              ~Inftry: 2
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:  N/A
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      Road -   Def:    0
              ~Tires:  1
              ~Treads: 1
              ~Inftry: 1
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    N
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      Mount -  Def     4
              ~Tires:  N
              ~Treads: N
              ~Inftry: 2
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    N
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      City* -  Def     3
              ~Tires:  1
              ~Treads: 1
              ~Inftry: 1
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    N
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      Sea -    Def     0
              ~Tires:  N
              ~Treads: N
              ~Inftry: N
              ~Mechs:  N
              ~Air:    N
              ~Sea:    1
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      Reef -   Def     1
              ~Tires:  N
              ~Treads: N
              ~Inftry: N
              ~Mechs:  N
              ~Air:    N
              ~Sea:    2
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      Shoal -  Def:    0
              ~Tires:  1
              ~Treads: 1
              ~Inftry: 1
              ~Mechs:  1
              ~Air:    1
              ~Sea:    1**
    
    *: Cities includ ALL structures, airports, sea ports, HQ's, and cities.
    **: Only Sea Transports can move here. Other ships can't.
    
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                          *Section 3: Units*
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    Section Summary:
     The 'Units' section is broken down into three major sub-sections:
     ground, sea, and air. Each sub-section contains the stats of the
     units in that class as well as a general overview of the strategy
     that the particular units should employ.
    
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    3.1: Ground Units
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     3.10: Infantry
       Cost: 1,000 Credits
       Movement: 3
       Vision: 2 <increases to 4 when unit is on mountainsous terrain>
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 99/99 <strangely infantry does use gas>
       Ammunition: no cost
       Weapon(s): Automatic Rifle
       Valid Targets: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, (low dmg) Cptr
       ==========
       Description: This is your run-of-the-mill regular guy. Cheap
       but doesn't pack much punch. They can capture cities by moving
       on top of them and selecting the "Capt" command. Useful mostly
       in groups for capturing cities to make money.
    
     3.11: Mech/Mechanized Infantry
       Cost: 3,000 Credits
       Movement: 2
       Vision: 2 <increases to 4 when unit is on mountainous terrain>
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 70/70 <strangely mechs do use gas>
       Ammunition: 3/3 <with the bazooka, no cost with the automatic rifle>
       Weapon(s): Automatic Rifle/Bazooka
       Valid Targets: ~Bazooka: Veh
                      ~Rifle: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, (low dmg) Cptr
       ==========
       Description: This is basically infantry with anti-tank weapons.
       Good against lightly armoured vehicles, and of course capturing
       bases. Their low movement however makes it so that they -must- have
       an APC or transport Chopper to escort them around. The bazooka is
       automatically used against vehicles and the rifle against infantry.
    
     3.12: APC/Armoured Personnel Carrier
       Cost: 5,000 Credits
       Movement: 6
       Vision: 1
       Weapon Range: N/A
       Gas: 70/70
       Ammunition: N/A
       Weapon(s): N/A
       Valid Targets: N/A
       ==========
       Description: APCs are one of the key units in a successful army. Not
       only do they transport troops quickly from one location to another, but
       frequently the AI in the game will make it a point to attack APCs that
       happen to be in range rather than more dangerous units. This makes them
       pivotal to success against the computer in many missions. 
       
     3.13: Recon/Reconnaissance Jeep
       Cost: 4,000 Credits
       Movement: 8 
       Vision: 5
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 80/80
       Ammunition: no cost
       Weapon(s): Mounted Machine Gun
       Valid Targets: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, (low dmg) Cptr
       ==========
       Description: Recon units are really only useful in stages with the Fog of
       War. However, they can be used as a cheap diversion against the AI and are
       also quite effective against infantry units. When using them in in maps with
       the Fog of War, 'jump' them from forest to forest scouting for other enemy
       units, that way they remain hidden.
    
     3.14: Tank
       Cost: 7,000 Credits
       Movement: 6
       Vision: 3
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 70/70
       Ammunition: 9/9 <mounted machine gun is no cost>
       Weapon(s): Cannon/Mounted Machine Gun
       Valid Targets: ~Cannon: Veh, (low dmg) Ship, (low dmg) Sub
                      ~M Gun: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, (low dmg) Cptr
       ==========
       Description: These are the backbone of any army. Good armour, average movement 
       range and good attack damage all add up to one of the most useful units in the
       game. At a decent price, these things are easy to churn out one after the
       other in construction stages. Their only real weakness is their succeptability
       to indirect fire and aerial attacks.
    
     3.15: Md. Tank/Medium Tank
       Cost: 16,000 Credits
       Movement: 5 
       Vision: 1
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 50/50
       Ammunition: 8/8 <mounted machine gun is no cost>
       Weapon(s): Cannon/Mounted Machine Gun
       Valid Targets: ~Cannon: Veh, (low dmg) Ship, (low dmg) Sub
                      ~M Gun: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, (low dmg) Cptr
       ==========
       Description: The heaviest armoured and hardest hitting weapons on the ground
       make this costly behemouth worth the hard earned credits. Almost unstoppable
       on the ground, this technological marvel carries a hefty price tag. A good
       mixture of these and regular tanks in your army will balance out the costs and
       demonstrate to you the destructive force that these puppyies' cannons are
       packing. Their only weakness is their lack of defense against air-born attacks.
    
     3.16: Mobile AntiAir
       Cost: 8,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 2
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 60/60
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Flak Cannons
       Valid Targets: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, Cptr, Plane
       ==========
       Description: General purpose anti-air cannons. Their unique weapon can be
       turned on infantry or mechanized troops as well will great effect. Low
       armour makes them virtually inefective against any armoured ground unit.
       Essential in maps where air units may be present.
    
     3.17: Artillery/Mobile Heavy Artillery
       Cost: 6,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 1
       Weapon Range: 2~3
       Gas: 50/50
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Long Range Artillery Cannon
       Valid Targets: Inftry, Veh, (low dmg) Ship, (low dmg) Sub
       ==========
       Description: Your basic long range unit. It can't defend itself when attacked
       up-close, but it a formidable power at mid-range. A nice unit when you can
       'bottleneck' a mountain pass with one of your tanks and then pound away each
       turn on the opposing forces with it's hard hitting cannon. The major downside
       is their lack of ability to attack in the same turn that they have moved.
    
     3.18: Rockets/M.R.L.S. (Mobile Rocket Launching System)
       Cost: 15,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 1
       Weapon Range: 3~5
       Gas: 50/50
       Ammunition: 6/6
       Weapon(s): Long Range Rockets
       Valid Targets: Inftry, Veh, Ship, Sub
       ==========
       Description: The more advanced and more costly advance over the Artillery.
       With longer range and more punch, these are essential to taking out enemy units
       before they can reach your troops. Extremely good when used in tandem in
       'bottleneck' situations. Their tires are more succeptable to the weather and
       terrain conditions though, so their mobility is limited. They also can't fire
       after moving in a turn.
    
     3.19: Missiles/Mobile SAM Launcher
       Cost: 12,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 5
       Weapon Range: 3~5
       Gas: 50/50
       Ammunition: 6/6
       Weapon(s): SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles)
       Valid Targets: Cptr, Plane
       ==========
       Description: With one of the lowest defence ratings, the Missles are a hard
       unit to deploy efficiently. Be sure to keep them protected and you'll be
       rewarded with an instant kill on almost every air unit that strays your way.
       Their tires make for finiky transport, so don't use them near woods or in harsh
       weather conditions.
    
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    3.2: Aerial Units
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     3.20: Fighter
       Cost: 20,000 Credits
       Movement: 9
       Vision: 2
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Missiles (Air to Air Missiles)
       Valid Targets: Cptr, Plane
       ==========
       Description: Useful only in certain situations. Given it's distinct lack of
       ability to attack any ground unit these are better suited to taking out enemy
       bombers before they can reach your front line. Also good for taking out
       Battle Copters before they can reach your vunerable ground units. With their
       hefty price tag, you might consider using Anti-air or Missile units whenever
       possible.
    
     3.21: Bomber
       Cost: 22,000 Credits
       Movement: 7
       Vision: 2
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Bombs
       Valid Targets: Inftry, Veh, Ship, Sub
       ==========
       Description: With the second highest price tag in the game, these are devastatingly
       effective units. They slice through any ground units (especially tanks) like a hot
       knife through butter. They are also a destructive anti-ship unit. Be cautious of
       Missile units and Fighters though, because they usually get an insta-kill off on
       these gigantic harbingers.
    
     3.22: B Cptr/Battle Copter
       Cost: 9,000 Credits
       Movement: 6
       Vision: 3
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: 6/6 <with missiles, no cost with machine guns>
       Weapon(s): Air to Ground Missiles/Mounted Machine Gun
       Valid Targets: ~Missiles: Veh, Ship, Sub
                      ~M Gun: Inftry, (low dmg) Veh, Cptr
       ==========
       Description: This is made one of the more useful units in the game due to
       it's plethora of valid targets and it's high attack power. The major downside
       is the extremely low defence (in a duel between two B Cptrs the attacker nearly
       always does more than 7 damage). The relatively cheap price tag and moderatly
       powerful punch should make this unit a staple for your air forces.
    
     3.23: T Cptr/Transport Chopper
       Cost: 5,000 Credits
       Movement: 7
       Vision: 2
       Weapon Range: N/A
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: N/A
       Weapon(s): N/A
       Valid Targets: N/A
       ==========
       Description: One of the more useful units in the game. Many times in both
       Campaign and Vs. mode you can use these to get past enemy lines and capture
       their base. Especially useful on Fog of War stages when they don't see it
       comming. The downside of course is that it has no weapons and is therefore
       vulnerable to all enemy fire. These--like APCs--make good decoys in some
       situations.
    
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    3.3: Sea Units
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     3.30: B Ship/Battle Ship
       Cost: 28,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 2
       Weapon Range: 2~6
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Heavy Batteries
       Valid Targets: Inftry, Veh, Ship, Sub
       ==========
       Description: With the huge price-tag comes huge firepower. These can lay
       down the firepower with their twin batteries. They have the longest range
       of any unit in the game and pack a huge punch. These are especially 
       effective in Fog of War stages where you can hide them in the reefs and 
       pound away at ground forces. They remain vulnerable to submerged submarines
       and aerial strikes however, so use them wisely.
    
     3.31: Cruiser
       Cost: 18,000 Credits
       Movement: 6
       Vision: 3
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: 9/9
       Weapon(s): Missiles (Surface to Surface)/A-Air Gun (Flak Cannon)
       Valid Targets: ~Missiles: Sub
                      ~A-Air Gun: Cptr, Plane
       ==========
       Description: These are limited units, but still have their uses. If you
       have a Battle Ship, these are essential to protecting it from sub torpedoes.
       They are also powerful against air units. They themselves remain vulnerable
       to the powerful B Ship however. One thing that is traditionally overlooked
       about the Cruiser is their ability to transport Cptrs. They can hold up to
       two of either the T Cptr or the B Cptr.
    
     3.32: Sub
       Cost: 20,000 Credits
       Movement: 5
       Vision: 5
       Weapon Range: 1
       Gas: 60/60
       Ammunition: 6/6
       Weapon(s): Torpedoes
       Valid Targets: Ship, Sub
       ==========
       Description: The sharks of your army. Their special ability to submerge 
       makes them invisible to your enemy unless he is right next to you. If you 
       can control the seas with these guys and deploy your Battle Ships to pound 
       the shores you will be almost unstoppable on many maps.
    
     2.33: Lander
       Cost: 12,000 Credits
       Movement: 7
       Vision: 1
       Weapon Range: N/A
       Gas: 99/99
       Ammunition: N/A
       Weapon(s): N/A
       Valid Targets: N/A
       ==========
       Description: Essential in many maps where you need to move your troops from
       island to island to remain successful. These act as the APCs of the sea and
       many times draw enemy fire. The most important thing to note about the
       Landers is that they can not only carry Inftry and Mechs but also other
       ground units. It also has a maximum capacity on two instead of one.
    
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                           *Section 4: COs*
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    Section Summary:
     This is a description of all of the COs in the game in addition to telling
     you how to unlock all of them. As with the units, I believe that all the
     COs are good in their own right, in their own situations. I will provide
     a description of what I think their pluses and minuses are and then let you
     decide for youself whether or not you like them.
    
    *note: to purchase COs go to the 'Battle Maps' when you've completed the
     requirements for any given CO.*
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    4.10: Andy
     Specialties: Average all around character
     CO Power: Hyper Repair [repairs two health to all Andy's units]
     To Reveal: N/A
     Cost: N/A
     -=========-
     Description: Andy is the generic all around average guy that's prerequisite
     in every videogame since Street Fighter 2. He is actually a pretty good CO
     in his own right though. His power is one of the more useful ones since it
     not only heals your units, but makes them do more damage that turn as well.
     He's good in just about any situation but specializes in none.
    
    4.11: Max
     Specialties: Naturally has higher direct attack power, but his indirect units
                  have a shorter range making them almost useless.
     CO Power: Max Power [makes him do even -more- direct damage]
     To Reveal: N/A
     Cost: N/A
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     Description: Max is your typical big guy with more brawn than brains. He
     really pumps out the damage, but the limitations on his long range units
     limit him to the situtations that he can be successful in. The best strategy
     with him is the 'blitzkrieg' tactic; hit them hard and fast with everything
     you've got...and hope they don't have anything left.
    
    4.12: Sami
     Specialties: Her Inftry and Mechs are much more powerful than others.
     CO Power: Double Time [her Inftry and Mechs get +1 move and aren't affected
               by terrain]
     To Reveal: N/A
     Cost: N/A                                  
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     Description: Sami is one of my personal favorite characters. She not only has
     the best damn music, but her sexification is through the roof! She is,
     however, one of the more difficult COs to use efficiently. Due to the fact
     that her ground units are underpowered she must rely on her Mechs and Inftry.
     She is usually more useful on Fog of War maps with lots of cover in the form
     of mountains and woods. The other situation in which she's useful is when
     you're on a map with lots of factories (at least four). This makes it so she
     can pump out huge amounts of firepower--in the form of Mechs--with very little
     daily expense. Her CO power is regretably one of the worst in the game and
     only really useful in some situations. (Did I mention she has the best damn
     music?)
    
    4.13: Olaf
     Specialties: Affected by the weather, better in Snow worse in Rain
     CO Power: Blizzard [causes the weather to turn to snow for one turn, his
               units also do more damage]
     To Reveal: N/A
     Cost: N/A
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     Description: Nothing really special here. His CO Power really isn't worth
     anything except to get his attack power up. He's ugly and his music sucks.
     But seriously, if you wanna play Santa Clause be my guest. Oh and as a side
     note, he actually was dressed as Santa in the Japanese version.
    
    4.14: Kanbei
     Specialties: All his units are more powerful, but they cost 30% more
     CO Power: Morale Boost [near as I can tell, this raises his unit's defense]
     To Reveal: Beat normal Campaign
     Cost: 50 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: Similar to Andy, in that he's useful in almost any situation.
     The only thing you really need to be careful of is owning enough cities to
     keep his production going. His CO power is really not that great given that
     his units already have astronomical stats, but it can prove useful in some
     situations. As an anecdote; Kanbei was dressed as a Samurai in the Japanese
     version of Advance Wars.
    
    4.15: Grit
     Specialties: Naturally has a longer attack range, his infighting skills leave
                  much to be desired
     CO Power: Snipe Attack
     To Reveal: Have Max as your CO on Mission 4, and clear that campaign
     Cost: 50 Coins
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     Description: Grit is something like Max's archnemesis. Their powers are the
     antithesis of each other and they are rivals in the storyline too. Grit is
     one of the better COs for a number of reasons. His naturally longer range
     make the already deadly Rocket units even harder to deal with. He can
     'bottleneck' on many stages and make it -very- difficult to get past by
     pounding away at your tanks that are attempting to break through the front
     line. In my opinion, he's a much better defensive play than he is when he
     takes the initiative. This may limit his options, but it can also bring some
     matches (especially in VS) to a standstill. As a brief sidenote, in the 
     Japanese version Grit wore a cowboy hat.
    
    4.16: Sonja
     Specialties: Her troops have a larger vision value, and her HP is hidden
     CO Power: Enhanced Vision [units vision increases, woods and reef are visible]
     To Reveal: Beat her Missions and then Campaign. To reveal her missions you
                must beat: ~Kanbei Arrives in 8 turns or better
                           ~Mighty Kanbei in 10 turns or better
                           ~Kanbei's Error? in 12 turns or better
     Cost: 60 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: Sonja is very similar to Sami in many ways. However she is 
     -only- useful on Fog of War maps. All other maps make her powers (innate and
     CO) useless. On the plus side, she's hot and has awesome music like Sami.
    
    4.17: Eagle
     Specialties: Strong air units that use less fuel, but weakend sea units.
     CO Power: Lightning Strike
     To Reveal: Choose Sami for the following battles in campaign
                ~Captain Drake
                ~Naval Clash
                ~Wings of Victory
                ~Battle Mystery
                Continue with campaign and beat the final mission. If all has gone
                well, Eagle will challenge you to another mission ('Rivals').
                Defeat him and he becomes available in Battle Maps
     Cost: 80 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: Eagle is one of the more useful COs that you can buy. His power
     in my opinion is the best in the game, and if used in corralation with a well
     organized set of Bomber strikes, can turn the tide of any battle to your
     favor. His downside is minor, since his air units can take out any ship units
     besides submerged Subs which are useless against air units anyway. I highly
     suggest you attempt to reveal him.
    
    4.18: Drake
     Specialties: Drake is the Poseidon of the game, his air units are weak though
     CO Power: Tsunami [damage all enemy units by one point]
     To Reveal: Select Andy for the following missions and beat campaign.
                ~Captain Drake
                ~Naval Clash
                ~Wings of Victory
                ~Battle Mystery
     Cost: 50 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: On water missions--especially those with Fog of War--Drake is
     unbeatable. His navy is second to none. His CO power leaves something to be
     desired, but is by no means the worst. The only caveat is that it can't kill
     any unit (meaning it won't wipe out units with just one health left). This
     should be your cap 
    
    
    4.19: Sturm <Sturm can only be used in VS, not Warroom>
     Specialties: Like Andy, Sturm is good all around
     CO Power: Meteor Strike [damages units in the following pattern]:
                         -----
                        |  X  |
                        | XXX |
                        |  X  |
                         -----
     To Reveal: Reveal and purchase all other COs up to this point
     Cost: 100 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: As the final CO in campaign mode he is quite a formidable
     foe. His Meteor Strike doesn't suck (to say the least). He can only be
     used in VS mode though, not War Room, so don't be too cheap ;)
    
    4.20: Nell
     Specialties: Good luck, sometimes she'll do more damage than predicted
     CO Power: Lucky Star [increases her luck even more]
     To Reveal: Get all S Rank on the War Room maps and beat advanced
                campaign (may have to beat this with all S Ranks too)
     Cost: 80 Coins
     -=========-
     Description: Nell is the blonde woman who led you through field
     training. Her luck comes in handy in many situations but is too 
     unpredictabe to be truly effective. As a sidenote, her sleeves were cut
     off in the Japanese version of the game.
    
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                 *Section 5: Camgaign Walkthrough*
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    Section Summary:
     This walkthrough right now is just for normal difficulty. I will finish the
     walkthrough for advanced mode when I finish getting all S Ranks on all the
     normal missions.  
     
     To reveal War Room, Campaign, and Battlemaps as options from the main menu,
     beat the last mission of field training: "Fog of War"
    
     *note: difficulty of missions is based on a five star scale, five being the
     most difficult.*
    
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    5.10 - Mission #1:
     Name: It's War!
     Difficulty: *
     Usable COs: Andy
     Opponent: Olaf
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     Your Units:   ~Mech      x2
                   ~Inftry    x2
                   ~Artillery x2
                   ~Tank      x2
                   ~Md Tank   x1
                   ~AntiAir   x1
                   ~APC       x1
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     Enemy Units:  ~Mech      x2
                   ~Inftry    x4
                   ~Artillery x2
                   ~Rocket    x2
                   ~Tank      x3
                   ~Md Tank   x1
                   ~AntiAir   x3
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     Getting S Rank:
      This mission is fairly easy to get S Rank. If you don't want a step-by-step
      way of doing it here's a brief bit of advice: Consolidate your forces in the
      lower-left corner and then spear-head through his forces and either capture his
      base or pick of the few survivors.
     Step by Step:
      -Day 1:
        Move your Md Tank to the right and attack the Tank that is in range (~90%).
       Move your northern-most Mech to the left to rest against the side of the screen.
       Move the southern-most Artillery directly behind your Md Tank and wait there.
       Load your other mech into the APC and then move it above and to the left of your
       Md Tank (make sure to keep it out of the range of the Rocket Launcher). Move your 
       lower tank to the upper-left of your Md Tank, making sure that you keep him out of 
       the Rockets firing arch.Move all your other troops down to join the southern front. 
       End your turn.
      -Day 2:
        There are two possibilities here: his Tank in the north moved next to the mountains
       thus allowing your Mech access to attack him, OR, he will be one square down from
       there. If your mech can, have him attack the offending tank and then bring your Tank
       up from the south to finish him off. If not, just have your tank attack and move your
       Mech into position for next turn. Now that threat is out of the way and his Mobile
       Artillery is in range of your tank, but not close enough to hit you. Now back to the
       south...have your Md Tank move past the Artillery that has moved in front of you and
       attack the Rockets up to your right (~90%-100%). Now have the Artillery that you
       positioned behind your Md Tank attack the Artillery that you just ignored (~80%). Now
       hopefully the AntiAir unit from the north is now in range of the injured Artillery. Have
       his flak cannons finish off the lame unit. Have the Tank that was near your Md Tank
       attack the AntiAir unit behind the (former) Artillery (~70%). Move the rest of your
       units up to the front, just keep your Recon out of the AntiAir's sights. End your turn.
      -Day 3:
        He will have used his CO power, but [hopefully] none of his powerful units were in range
       to do any real damage. His northern Artillery should have moved in range of both your tank
       and your Mech. Attack with your Mech first and then finish him off with your tank. You now
       essentially own the north front and only have to pick off the measly two Inftry's that are
       trying to capture some neutral buildings. If he moved one of his healthy AntiAirs into range
       of your Artillery blast away at him. Move your Md Tank to up and to the right to attack the 
       other AntiAir (make sure to stay out of the range of Olaf's Md. tank). Have your AntiAir unit 
       take out one of the injured AntiAir units and have your Tank or your Artillery (if it's in range
       drop the other. If you took it out with your Artillery have your tank attack the approaching
       Mech (~60%). Whether you attacked him with the tank or not, attack with your Recon which should
       be in range (~60). Move the rest of your troops forward, making sure to keep your APC well
       protected. End your turn.
      -Day 4:
        Start attacking the two infantry in the north with your Mech and Tank (this should be an
       unlosable battle, so don't ask me how). On the southern front, have your AntiAir and Recon
       start taking out the remaining Inftry and Mechs. Now comes the tricky part...you want to
       move your Artilleries and the rest of your units up and to the right but make sure that all
       of your units stay out of the range of the Md Tank up there. The goal here is to take one
       hit from him NEXT TURN with your Md. Tank and then promptly use your CO power. That way
       both your Artilleries are in range and your can get rid of him in one turn. After you've
       positioned your troops the way you want, end your turn.
      -Day 5:
        Move in with your Md Tank and finish of the Rocket Launcher with just one health. Now the key
       to winning this portion of the battle is to find a unit that won't die in one hit that will
       act as a decoy and take one hit. This can be your APC (if it still has ten hits) or it can
       be one of your Artillery. Your choice, either way you need to keep at least one of your
       Artillery from being hit, and your Tank has to remain in range. Also, drop the Mech out of the
       APC this turn so that he can finish off the Md. Tank if you can't quite kill him otherwise next
       turn. Continue attack the Inftry in the far north and south with the units already positioned
       there. End your turn.
     -Day 6:
        Attack his Md Tank with your Artillery (be it one or both) (~40%). You have two choices here.
       You can either choose to attack him with your Md Tank and finish him off, or you can choose to
       use your other units and have your Md Tank move inside the firing arc of the Rockets in the
       north. I suggest taking out the Md Tank with your equivilent unit, and it shouldn't make a
       difference unless you are racing to beat it fast. About this time your CO power should have
       charged. Save it for next turn. If you can pull your tank away in the north, do so and head it
       toward the AntiAir that's trying to heal on one of the cities up there. When you're done,
       end your turn.
      -Day 7:
        Now use your power. You now have the upper hand. Move your Tank up and attack his Rockets.
       Move your Md Tank inside it's firing arc so that it's safe from retaliation. Move your Tank
       and Mech in the north over to start taking out the Tank and AntiAir that are waiting. Move
       up one of your units to take a hit from the Rockets. If your APC you can either sacrafice it
       or no, it's your choice. Other units that can be used as decoys are your Mech or one of your
       Artillery if it wasn't hit by the Md. Tank. After you've moved all your units you want to, 
       end your turn.
      -Day 8:
        He will use his power again, but this time it should be naught but a minor inconvenience.
       You can basically take out his units however you want now, though I suggest attacking the
       Tank and Rockets from the top so that his units to the left are more accessable and you
       can finish the map next turn. End your turn when you feel you're done.
      -Day 9:
        Finish off his remaining units and reap your twelve coin bounty. Congrats, you got S Rank.
    
    5.11 - Mission #2:
     Name: Gunfighter!
     Difficulty: **
     Usable COs: Andy
     Opponent: Grit
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     Your Units:   ~Inftry    x2
                   ~Artillery x1
                   ~Tank      x1
                   ~APC       x1
                   ~Factory   x2
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     Enemy Units:  ~Mech      x2
                   ~Inftry    x2
                   ~Artillery x2
                   ~Rocket    x2
                   ~Tank      x3
                   ~Md Tank   x1
                   ~Recon     x1
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     Getting S Rank:
      Getting S Rank on this mission (as with any Grit mission) is more annoying than anything
      else. His CO Power not only increases his distance, but also his power. This stage in
      particular is frustrating because you're forced through a bottleneck and then have to
      defeat two Rockets, a Tank, and a Md Tank all within 3 days. Here's the basic strategy
      for those of you who want to do it on their own: keep a steady flow of infantry heading
      up to the northwest corner to kill his infantry and take over the towns. Don't build
      anything your first turn and build a Md Tank your next. Also, you're going to have to
      sacrafice AT LEAST one unit, so don't try making it a perfect win.
     Step by Step:
      -Day 1:
        Move your APC into the gap in the mountains. He's going to take one for the team next
       turn. Move your Artillery and your Tank to the upper-left, and to the rear of the APC
       respectively. Have one of your Inftry units start capturing the nearest building, and
       move the other one toward the river. BUILD NOTHING. End your turn.
      -Day 2: 
        Move your now injured APC back to the town up and to it's left. Now attack the
       offending tank with your Artillery, and then with your Tank (in that order, so your
       Tank remains at full health). Move your Inftry closer to/across the river. Build a 
       Md Tank. End your turn.
      -Day 3:
        Blast his Recon like it was a tin can on the fence. Move your Md Tank up. Start
       capturing the lower city on the north coast. Move your APC directly adjacent to the
       river and directly above your left-most factory (this allows you to ferry new troops
       faster across the river). Make an Inftry on the top factory and a Tank on the lower.
       End your turn.
      -Day 4:
        Move your fresh troop into the APC and then drop him in the ocean. Finish capturing
       the city with your other Inftry. Move your tank closest to the front line down and to
       the right of the mountain range (make sure to keep him out of range of Artillery), and
       then move your Md Tank to where your Tank previously stood. Move your fresh tank
       forward as far as he'll go. Move your Artillery down one square. Build an Inftry. End 
       your turn.
      -Day 5:
        Basically you wanna continue pumping troops up north to take over those cities. Build
       another Md Tank this turn (you first one will most likely be blown to bits soon). Move
       him forward though and have him vaporize the Artillery in front of him.
       Build an Inftry and a Tank this turn. End your turn when you're done.
      -Day 6:  
        Try and get all your tanks down against the bottom of the screen on the east side of the 
       mountains (so you don't take heavy losses when he uses his CO power). Kill the tank that
       attacked you while trying to keep your tanks against the lower edge of the screen. Keep
       attacking his troops up north, but try and keep out of the range of his Rocket up there.
       Build an Inftry and a Tank this turn. End your turn. 
      -Day 7:
        You get your CO power this turn, you can either use it this turn or wait until next, 
       either way doesn't really matter. Again, keep attacking the north front. Move one of your
       surviving tanks up finish off the Artillery while staying out of range of the Rocket.
       Move your other Tanks toward the bridge, but don't go over and attempt to attack yet.
       Build a Md Tank or an Inftry and Tank if you need the Inftry support. End your turn.
       *note: start moving your APC over to your Tanks this turn, it'll need to take a hit and
       if you don't start moving him over now, you won't get him there in time*
      -Day 8:
        Continue fighting his troops and use this turn to consolodate your tanks for an attack
       next turn. If you want you can start moving your APC over there to take a hit for one
       of your tanks. End your turn when you feel done.
      -Day 9:
        This is the crux of this battle and will most likely determine whether you get A or S
       Rank, so be careful. I suggest saving before you do this, but it's your choice. If you
       haven't used your power yet, now would be a good time. Move one of your Tanks up and
       attack the Rocket at the top of the road. move all your other vehicles that you can
       fit up there up to and prepare to get hit hard :) If you have your APC up there, use it
       as a decoy to take on hit and run. Your Artillery can also do this. Build something
       and end your turn when ready.
      -Day 10:
        The most important thing to do this turn is damage his healthy Rocket. If you can do
       that, you've won. Have your Md Tank attack his from a defensable position if you can.
       If you have the extra units, kill his Rocket you hurt last turn. End your turn after
       moving your remaining troops up.
      -Day 11:
         This is pretty much you in control of the battle. Kill him however you can.
      -Day 12:
         Same thing as Day 11 if you need it.