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     Command & Conquer 2
       Tiberian Sun
     By humaetorcH
        version 0.1
     This is a basic FAQ describing all the units available in Tiberian Sun.This 
     guide does not cover mission strategies.You might want to check out other
     FAQ's available on www.gamefaqs.com if you want a full walkthrough.Also
     if you haven't yet played through the game i suggest you don't read this as
     this guide contains some major spoilers and can be hazardrous to your gaming
     experience.Please also note that all the information is discovered by myself.
     If there is some strategy  that does not coincide with mine,feel free to
     e-mail me and notify me so i can add your suggestions.Now let's get down to
     System Requirements 
     Operating system Windows 95 or 98
     CPU Pentium 133 
     RAM 32 MB
     Hardisk space 100 MB
     CDRom drive Quad speed
     Video Card 1 MB local bus,Ms Direct Draw compatible card
     Sound blaster or Ms Direct Sound compatible soundcard
     History of Command & Conquer
     *Global Defensive Initiative*
     Founded October 12.1995,the Global Defense Initiative has always stood to
     enforce the United Nations Global Defense Act by providing nation at war
     with assistance,and to suppress terrorist acts.Not long after the
     formation of GDI,were they forced to contend with the quasi-terrorist 
     group known as the Brotherhood of Nod,during the first great tiberium war.
     They emerged victorious,and to this day have managed to maintain a way of 
     life among the planet's population despite the ever dangeroud alien 
     Now,twenty years later,the mineral continues to grow stronger and engulf
     in an increasing amount of the earth's land mass.Rumor has it that the
     leader of the Brotherhood,Kane has survived and is in the process of
     rebuilding his empire.GDI is now faced with several new and dangerous
     problems.Problems of such magnitude that only time will tell if they will
     *Brotherhood Of Nod*
     The Brotherhood of Nod,previously believed to be only a small terrorist 
     operations,are now considered to be the most powerful and well-equipped
     organization out there.Their considerable economic and political strength
     allows them to secretly purchase military hardware.
     During the first tiberium war,Nod's leader Kane battled the Global Defense
     Initiative for control of the alien mineral,Tiberium.Things didn't go well
     for the Brotherhood and they were not successful.Kane was believed to be
     killed when the Temple of Nod was destroyed.
     Twenty years have passed.and Nod has moved underground to build up their 
     forces.Assuming the role of the leader is Hassan,and the Brotherhood plans
     on making a second attempt at taking control of the Tiberium.But,there is
     some turbulance within the Brotherhood,as it is rumored that Kane has 
     survived and he has quite a backing.Before they can start the attack on
     GDI,they will have to settle their differences.And Nod doesn't settle it's
     differences over a cup of tea......
     *The Forgotten*
     The Forgotten are a growing organization of people mutated by the alien
     mineral,Tiberium.Many are former Nod soldiers who were experimented with in
     the Brotherhood's search for the ultimate soldier,while others were mutated
     by coming into contact with the deadly plant.But they are all rejected from
     society and they aren't too happy about it.They have grown to be quite a 
     powerful group,with many of their own units to protect their cause,and are
     willing to rent them to anyone willing to pay.Their cause is still yet to be
     known,but whatever it is, it probably has something to do with revenge.They
     are not to be underestimated and they want to make sure everyone knows it.
     Construction yard
     The most important structure in the entire game.All constructions of other
     structures are handled here.In short if you happen to lose this sturcture,
     you won't be available to build anything.
     GDI power plant
     The GDI power plant supplies power to emable other structure to function
     to it's full power.A normal power plant supplies an amount of 100 power.
     Tiberium refinery
     The processing plant for tiberium harvested ny the harvester.Raw tiberium
     that has been harvested are processed here in exchange for money which 
     allows you to purchase other units.
     This is where the GDI elite infantry forces are trained.With a GDI flag
     hanging at the front,it shows the loyalty of GDI's elite force in protecting
     the human race.
     Power turbine
     An add-on for GDI's power plant.When a turbine is added on an available slot
     on a power plant,the power production of that certain plant will be increased.
     Cheap and effective.
     Tiberium silo
     This is bassically a warehouse to store processed tiberium.All processed but
     unused tuberium are stored here waiting to be spent.IF a silo has run out of
     room,tiberium being processed won't be credited so make sure there is always
     plenty of silo's available.
     The radar is a structure that enables a GDI commander to have intelligence of
     the enemy.When deployed,a map on your right taskbar will be visible allowing
     you to view areas in a sector that has already been previously explaored.
     Component tower
     A tall erected tower for the purpose of defensive means.
     Vulcan add-on
     A vulcan cannon to be added on a component tower.Excellent for handling 
     infantry units but useless agaisnt high armoured tanks.
     RPG add-on
     Another add-on for the component tower.Superb for handling very high armoured
     vehicle and even infantries.The only drawback is has is it's very slow firing
     SAM add-on
     Missile launchers that can only provide cover on air attacks.Not that effective
     but it does the job to keep pesky air crafts at bay.
     GDI war factory
     Ah....the place where all kick-ass GDI mobile vehicles are assembled.From 
     towering mechs to four-legged tanks,this place has it all.
     Concrete wall
     Defensive walls to provide cover from enemy fire.Virtually useless as a few shots
     even from the most pathetic cannons can bring it down.
     As they name says,a gate to shield bases from enemy fire.
     Stone slabs that can be deployed around bases to stop pesky NOD burrowing vehicles
     from appearing out of no where in the middle of your base.
     Service depot
     A repairing bay which repairs all mechanical units for a small price.Very slow and 
     only 1 unit can be repaired at a time so that makes it uneconomical.
     GDI tech center
     This is where GDI scientist are continously developing new technology to counter Nod
     forces.Once constructed,other advance structures can be constructed.
     Reloading bay for orca aircrafts to reload ammunition.
     EMP cannon
     A cannon that generates a powerful electro magnetic pulse blast.Once the blast hits
     a mechanical unit,it will be temporarily offline where you can move in for the kill.
     Very slow at regenerating but a worthy weapon nevertheless.
     GDI upgrade center
     An upgrade center providing slots to be added once new technology has been developed.
     Fire storm generator
     The fire storm generator provides fire storm defense which is strong enough to even
     keep out chemical missiles.As long as a fire storm compartment is built in the perimeter
     of your base,you're quite safe from enemy nukes.
     Ion cannon uplink
     An add-on for the upgrade center.2 uplinks can be added on to increase the power of the
     all time favourite-ION CANNON which i don't think i need to elaborate on how powerful it
     Construction yard
     Has the same purpose of the GDI's con yard.All construction are handled here in this facility.
     Nod power plant
     Supplies power to other structures.
     TIberium refinery
     Processes raw tiberium into money with the aid of a harvester.
     Hand of Nod
     The training ground for all Nod infantry troops.This high-tech facility even experiments on 
     mutants which is evident as the production of cyborgs are also handled here.
     Nod wall
     A wall to shield your base from enemy fire.Very weak but luckily the cost to construct a gate 
     is very cheap.
     I don't think i need to explain the purpose of this structure twice.
     Nod's first defensive structure.It fires a beam of light thus incinerating enemies.Weak but at 
     least it has a fast firing rate to counter for it's weak firing laser.
     Tiberium silo
     As identical as GDI's,the tiberium silo stores unused processed tiberium.
     Nod war factory
     Here is where the cream of the Nod mobile vehicles are constructed.Powerful mechanical units
     are being produced whenever orders are issued and provided there are enough funds to assemble
     the units.
     Nod radar
     Provides radar for a Nod commander to spot enemy intelligence.
     Emp cannon
     Freezes mechanical units for a short period of time.The powerful Emp blast covers a certain 
     radius thus allowing multiple units to be stopped.The only drawback is that the range of this
     particular cannon is not that great.
     Provides defensive measures against aeriel GDI aircrafts.Strong and very reliable.It's just 
     too bad it's not mobile so using rocket infantries is a better option.
     A landing site and reloading bay for Nod Harpees and of course their very advance Banshees.
     Nod tech center
     Once constructed,other advance structures will be available to be built.
     Advanced power plant
     An upgraded version of the Nod power plant.It produces twice the amount of energy a normal
     power plant will so it is an obvious choice over it's predecessor.
     Laser fence post
     A higher technology version of the wall.This fence post is surrounded by laser beams.It is
     very highly armored so it's ideal to cover up the perimeter of your base provided you can
     find enough flat terrain to build it on.
     Stealth generator
     This interesting but costly structure will cloack any units or buildings in it's surrounding.
     A good way to defend your base from incoming attacks and also to suprise your enemy with
     defensive obelisks.Be aware though that it eats up a lot of power so be sure to have sufficient
     power before deploying it.
     Obelisk of light
     Wooohoooo.....this advance laser tower fires a large beam of light that eats through armor
     faster than anything else.It's laser beams are so deadly that even a Mammoth's cannon
     cannot match this.The best defensive structure in the game but marred by a very slow recharge
     rate.A favourite among old timers.
     Temple of Nod
     The temple allows Nod commander to gain alien technology.Once built,the all powerful Cyborg
     commander and the mutant hijacker will be available at your service.
     Tiberium waste facility
     Works very much like a tiberium refinery but the weed-eater harvests deadly weeds provided by
     alien plants found everywhere.In case you don't know what i'm talking about,it's the orange 
     colored weed produced by a big lumbering plant.Once collected and filled,the wastes will
     be produced into deadly chemical missiles.The missiles works very much like an A-bomb.
     Light infantry
     The most basic soldier.Wields a minigun and can be very deadly in packs.Good for attacks early in
     the game
     Disc thrower
     Basically,it's identical to grenadiers found in red alert.It's disc can hurt your own troops so 
     proper navigation is required.I prefer to stick to light infantry as they are cheaper and more
     economical.Good for taking out tanks though.
     Medics automatically heals any friendly infantry units near it.Very useful in battle.
     Engineers have the ultimate task of repairing damages structures and bridges.Any friendly structure
     entered by an engineer will be fully repaired although you will lose the engineer.However,the engineer's
     most deadly arsenal is it's capability to capture enemy buildings.You don't have to damage a building
     before capturing it like in Red Alert.This time, you can capture a building in any condition.Very
     annoying so make sure your important buildings are well guarded. 
     The job of a harvester is to cut tiberium and bring it back to it's processing facility.Although it
     does not have a weapon,it is very very heavily armored.An important unit as all your credits depend on 
     Amphibious APC
     This vehicle has the task of shieling infantry units from enemy fire.It is now modified to a certain
     extent that it can now even go under water.As such,a weapon had to be discarded from the vehicle.
     Lightly armored and only useful for shielding engineers.
     The Titan is perhaps GDI's best arsenal.Protected by very highly armored plating and equiped with
     a deadly 1-handed cannon,it can easily mow down bases without much effort.The most interesting 
     feature however,is it's ability to fire over walls,not to mention it's cheap price.Truly a deadly
     Very fast but it's speed has a drawback.It's very lightly armored.Wields a twin autocannon making it
     only useful against infantry units.The funny thing is that the price of a Wolverine is almost identical
     to a Titan's.You're better off with Titans if you ask me.
     Jump jet infantry
     This GDI soldier had been provided with jump-jets.Thus they have the ability to fire on air or even on
     ground.It's most useful in uncovering the fog-of-war as they can fly anywhere and you don't have to
     discover a terrain first for them to fly there.Too bad they have a crapy weapon.
     Hover MLRS
     The MLRS is a hover tank that fires deadly strings of missiles.Very useful as it can even move on 
     water and the ability to fire aeriel units.It is however lowly armored and priced exorbitantly.
     Mobile sensor array
     A detection vehicle.Once deployed it can uncover cloacked Nod units and even detect those pesky 
     underground units.A must-have in any GDI base.
     Mobile construction vehicle
     A mobile version of the construction yard that has yet to be deployed.It is not functional until deployed.
     Very expensive but an important unit nevertheless.
     A tank that uses sonar waves as it's weapon.Deadly sound waves are fired from the mouth of it's cannon 
     incenarating everything in sight.Good but not great because of it's costly price.
     Mammoth Mark 11
     Oooookay...I don't think this monster needs any more introduction.The strongest mobile vehicle in the
     entire game.It's fire power is so immensed that 3 shots from it can take down even a Nod temple.Heavily
     plated,it is one hell of a killing machine.The only drawback is it's awfully slow moving rate.I however
     will not complain as it's firepower more than makes up for it.Did i also mention that it can only be
     consrtucted 1 at a time?
     A transport vehicle.It can only carry 1 mechanical unit so it's virtually useless.Good for sneaking in 
     engineer filled APC's or dropping the deadly mammoth in the middle of an enemy base.
     Orca fighter
     An attack aircraft that is fast and reliable.Fires a machine gun and holds quite an impressive amount
     of ammunition.I however prefer bombers for the little more extra credits.
     Orca bomber
     A more advance version of the Orca fighter.It's bombs really rock but only very little of them can
     be carried at a time so frequent reloads are expected.
     Light infantry
     Works very much the same as GDI's
     Rocket infantry
     A more useful soldier compared to the GDI's disc thrower.Fabulous at bringing down tanks,capped with
     the ability to fire air,it certainly is a useful arsenal.
     Identical to GDI's incarnation.
     A super soldier developed by mutating human beings using the alien plant,Tiberium.Highly armored
     and equiped with a twin auto cannon,it is perhaps one of the strongest infantry units.It even
     provides humor when it tries to walk even after its legs are blown apart.Too bad for the costly
     price though.
     I guess i dont need to explain it twice.
     Attack cycle
     Very similar to the recon bike,this is the fastest unit in the game.It packs quite a punch in it's
     missiles but it's very very very low armor lets it down.However,if you need to scout the map then
     this is the ideal vehicle.Other than that,don't even bother.
     Subterranean APC
     This armored-personal-carrier is extremly sly and cunning.Burrowing itself underground,it can appear
     out of nowhere carrying pesky engineers.Very useful in crippling an enemies production facility.
     it is clearly a better choice compared to GDI's amphibious APC.
     Nod's answer to the Titans.It's extremely high powered cannons are a pain in the ass.Backed up by 
     a cruiser-alike range it is the greatest asset to the Nod forces.If you ask me,i think this unit
     is a little too much.Maybe Westwood oughta reduce the range a little bit.
     Tick Tank
     You could have mistaken this for a medium tank and nobody would blame you.Fires the exact cannon and
     looks exactly the same,it is nevertheless a good unit.It also has the ability to burrow itself into
     the surface.Once burrowed,it's armor is increasedd tremendously.Good support for the Attlilery.
     Mobile repair vehicle
     If GDI has a medic,then Nod has this.This repair vehicle automatically repairs any mechanical unit
     around it for free.Yes.You heard me.Free.Nice.
     Attack buggy
     A rip-off of the wolverine.No difference at all.Okay maybe it looks different.But that is all.
     Stealth tank
     Making a return from the original game,this tank has the ability to cloack itslef.It will not be
     visible until it fires.It might sound cool but in reality,this unit suck.Lowly armored and very
     expensive, i don't know why Westwood ever bothered to include this.
     Devil's tongue
     A subterranean flame tank.It's ability to burrow makes it look useful but actually no.It's worthless.
     Try damaging a Titan using this.Zilch.No damage will be done.Good for taking out infantry though.Also
     provides an excelent diversion for your burrowing APC.
     Weed eater
     The other version of the harvester.This one harvests weed for the construction of chemical missiles.
     If you would like faster missile production,then build lots of this.
     Cyborg commander
     Nod's answer to the Mark 11.It works exactly like the mammoth only this is a soldier.It is more
     lightly armored and slightly cheaper.Other than that,it works like the mammoth.Oh but it can 
     automatically heals itself when come into contact with tiberium.
     Mutant Hijackeer
     Although can only be trained 1 at a time,it still kicks ass.As the name says,it can hijack any vehicle.
     Imagine hijacking a GDI mammoth and working it side by side with a Cyborg commander and a MRV.
     Fast and deadly,but somewhat losing out to GDI's orca bombers.Still,it provides a good cover for your
     ground assaults.
     A crappy aircraft similar to the orca fighter only with less speed.You'll be better off with Banshees.
     Well, that's my description of the units available in C&C 2.If you would like to add anything or 
     correct me,please feel free to e-mail me.You are also welcomed to post this up anywhere you like.
     I don't mind at all as long as you give me credit.Remember to check back for updates soon.
     Copyright 1999-Joe Lee Tze Vern
                    September 19,1999

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