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    Red Alert Atlas of Knowledge
    
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    Last update 4/16/00
    Table of Contents
    Written by: RaceCar2003 
    (RaceCar2003@aol.com)
    
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    I.  Copyright and Distribution Information
    II. Version Information
    III.  Allies
      A.  Story
      B.  Units
        1.  Infantry
        2.  Vehicles
        3.  Aircraft
        4.  Naval vessels
        5.  Other...
      C.  Structures
        1.  Production
        2.  Defense
        3.  Other buildings
        4.  Walls
        5.  Building Tree
      D.  Strategies
        1.  Offensive
        2.  Defensive
    IV.  Soviet
      A.  Story
      B.  Units
        1.  Infantry
        2.  Vehicles
        3.  Aircraft
        4.  Naval vessels
        5.  Other...
      C.  Structures
        1.  Production
        2.  Defense
        3.  Other buildings
        4.  Walls
        5.  Building Tree
      D.  Strategies
        1.  Offensive
        2.  Defensive 
    V.  Cheats and Tips
    VI.  FAQ
    VII.  Thank yous 
    VIII.  Email
    
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    I.  Copyright and Distribution Information
      A.  This guide to Westwood's Command and Conquer Red Alert may not be 
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    (RaceCar2003), and GameFAQs
      B.  Copying rights
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        3.  (Suggested) Economy mode in b/w
      C.  Copyright
        1.  Copyright 2000 Red Alert Atlas of Knowledge
    
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    II.  Version Information
      A.  Version 0.1 - Tried to make my own guide with my own website, 
    failed miserably.
      B.  Version 0.2 -  Found out about how to submit to GameFAQs.com.  
    Worked on the guide with unit descriptions, my personal ratings of them, 
    and costs.  
        **Took story, unit armor, weapon, and range from instruction manual
        **Ratings are not official just my opinion on a scale of 1-10
    
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    III.  Allies
    
      A.  Story - To resist Soviet aggression against any first and second 
    world powers.  Uphold ideals defined in World Association of Nations 
    charter
    
      B.  Allied Units
    
        1.  Infantry
    
          a.  Rifle Infantry - Has an M-16, this unit is best used against 
    other infantry units, and light vehicles (when in groups).  *Do not use 
    against CPU Harvesters, or else they will squish you or send out there 
    entire force at you which can be a good thing*
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: M-16 Rifle
            4)  Rating: 6
            5)  Cost: 100
            6)  My Strategy:
      Put in groups of four of five to attack enemy infantry or light 
    vehicles as a base defense (The ones that CAN'T run over you!).  Make 
    sure that when attacking that you select all of the units at once, and 
    attack one enemy unit until you or it is destroyed.
    X = Enemy Light vehicle              X   x    
    x = Enemy Infantry                      x x    x x
    Z = Your Minigunner                             x 
                                          Z Z            
                                           Z          
                                          Z Z            
                                +------------------------+          
                                |         Base           |
    
    **Do not use againsted ANY tracked vehicles, whatsoever.
    
      These versitile units can also be used when attacking as "suicide" 
    units.  Used in ones or twos to force soviet V2s to waste there ammo on 
    them, to clear the way for an assault.
    Z = Your Minigunner 
    
     |  Enemy Base       |
     +-------------------+
                      
                      
               ^    
               |      
              ZZ    
                     
      When facing large attacks set a few about 15 spaces out in front of 
    your base, as they will attack anything that comes within range.  If 
    your opponant has targeted his troops to attack the center of your base, 
    then they will run right by, allowing you to weaken the enemy's units 
    (great for anti-V2 defenses).
    Z = Your Minigunner 
    --+                   Z   
    B |                 Z     Z
    a | <----------<---------------<--Enemy-path---<----------Incoming Units
    s |                   ZZ
    e |                    
    --+                    
    
          b.  Medic - He's a doctor (Can't heal himself, go figure?).  Put 
    him in guard mode by infantry, and he will run around like crazy healing 
    them relatively quickly when they are injured; best used in groups of 
    two or three (Use the buddy system: thanks Mom).  (Always keep two near 
    Tanyas, as they will not go on guard and only attack when provoked, 
    especially near front lines.)
            1)  Range: N/A (about 1 3/4 spaces)
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Bandages
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy:
      Use only for expensive units (Tanyas/Engineers) Have one for every two 
    or three of these units (and put in guard mode).  It is a good idea to 
    keep these units near each other so they can heal each other.
    X = Your Infantry
    m = Medic
       
    X
    m  X
     X
       X
     m  X
          c.  Rocket Soldier - Good at killing Tanks, and Harvestors (not 
    CPU), and air units.  Put in groups of four or five.
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Dragon TOW rocket
            4)  Rating: 8
            5)  Cost: 300
            6)  My Strategy: 
    Anti-Ground
      Just one; put behind wall inside of base, provides efficiant air cover 
    too.
    R = Rocket Soldier
    B = Base Defense
          +-----------------------+
          |BB R R R BBRRBBR R R BB|
          |R R R R R R R R R R R R|
    
    Anti-Air
      Find out where the enemy's base is.  Then make a line from your 
    building that you want to protect about 5 cells long (one cell for every 
    mig, or helicopter) with 4 dudes in each cell towards the enemies air 
    fields
    AA = Enemy Air Field
    R = Your Rocket guy
    CY = Your Construction Yard
    AA  AA |                                      Your Base       
      AA   |                                               
    AA     |                                +--------------------     
    -------+                                |RR          
    Enemy Base                              |RR RR RR    +--+
                                            |   RR RR RR |CY|    
                                            |         RR |  |
                                            |            +--+
                                            |         
    
      A sneaky strategy to damage you enemy's aircraft, is to find a area on 
    the route from their base to yours that is covered (like behind a tree)  
    Then you can get a few free hits on your enemy's expensive aircraft (Do 
    not use against CPU), Works 80% of the time!
    T = Tree
    R = Rocket guy
    AA = Enemy Air Field
    
    AA   |
      AA |
    AA   |
    -----+
    Enemy Base
                                     +-               
                        TTTTTT       |R R      
                        TTTTTT  <----| R          
                          TT         |R R            
                          TT         +-              
                                                     +----------
                                                     | Your Base
    
    
          d.  Spy - Make them, send them out into unexplored regions early.  
    Send into Construction Yards, Refineries, _Radar_ , Sub Pens, War 
    Factories, Barracks, Power Plants, etc... Reveals enemy info.  Use as 
    scouts under Gap Generators.  **Watch out for dogs**
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Information
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 500
            6)  My Strategy: Send them into enemy or allie powerplants (to 
    know when they are low on power, so you can attack at the right time), 
    refineries (to monitor their money situation, silos (same reason), 
    Construction Yard, War Factory, Barracks, Helipad, Air Field, etc... (to 
    know what they are making, and Radar to know how many troops  they have, 
    and where.
    Enter cursor looks like this:  \/
        (But it is green)          \/
                                   \/
    
          e.  Engineer - Repairs any of your damaged buildings instantly, 
    captures enemy buildings (When it is in RED), injures enemy buildings.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: None (can be used as a weapon against buildings)
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 500
            6)  My Strategy:
    
    Against the Computer
    1) Put one engineer each into 3 apc's.  Send them all at enemy base 
    where it is ungarded.  Deploy  (Make sure not to deploy near an anti-
    infantry defense).  Go after vital buildings (Construction Yard, War 
    Factory, etc...).  It is good to have another engineer (or Tanya) at 99% 
    on hold, and a barracks done (or a tesla coil (Turret)).  As soon as you 
    take over a building find space around it.  If taking the first method: 
    place the building.  Designate it primary.  Continue building on almost 
    done engineer (or Tanya).  Then make defenses, you tear apart the 
    computers base from the inside out.  Primarily used to distract the 
    enemy before a large scale attack
    X = Enemies
    A = APC's with one engineer in each
    B = Section of Building
    D = Spot to deploy barracks, if you choose to
    
        B B     BBB^DD BB      BBB                  XB|     Path of APC's 
         BBB    BBB|DD BB      BBB +--------------+ --+                   
         BBB    BBB|DD BB+---+XBBB++  Less Guarded \------------+         
                BBB+-----+   +----+   Entrance                   \       
      BB    X                                       --+           \      
      BB             XX|         |XX             X   X|            \   
      BB          XX XX|Main     |XX XX               |             \      
         X     XXBXXBXX|Entrance |XXBXXBXX      X  B  |             |              
    -------------------+ (Well)  +--------------------+             |      
                       (Defended)                                   |  
                                                                   A      
                                                                 A   A    
    
    Against a human opponant
      When playing a human player, one must remember to think different than 
    when playing a computer player.  This is the same strategy against a 
    human.
    A human player should easily detect your raid and stop the engineers in 
    and their APCs before they get a chance to unload and cause any damage.  
    Now add a small attack force (but big enough to grab a lot of attention) 
    to attack a little to the left of the main entrance (See pic) at the 
    same time you sneak your engineers past their weaker entrance.  Unless 
    your oppant is really smart, or stupid, depends which way you look at 
    it, he will probably go for the larger force that is attacking his base, 
    and be so distracted by the oncoming force he will either forget the 
    APCs or neglect attacking them.  This can easily become the beginning of 
    the end for your opponant.
    X = Enemies
    A = APC's with one engineer in each
    B = Section of Building
    D = Spot to deploy barracks, if you choose to
    F = Your distration attack force
    
        B B     BBB^DD BB      BBB                  XB|     Path of APC's 
         BBB    BBB|DD BB      BBB +--------------+ --+                   
         BBB    BBB|DD BB+---+XBBB++  Less Guarded \------------+         
                BBB+-----+   +----+   Entrance                   \       
      BB    X                                       --+           \      
      BB             XX|         |XX             X   X|            \   
      BB          XX XX|Main     |XX XX               |             \      
         X     XXBXXBXX|Entrance |XXBXXBXX      X  B  |             |              
    -------------------+ (Well)  +--------------------+             |      
                       (Defended)                                   |  
                                                                    |     
                     ^                                              |     
                     |                                              |     
                     \                                              |     
                      \                                             |     
                       \                                            |     
                        \                                           A      
                         \                                   F F  A   A   
                          \-------------------------------- F F F        
                                                           F F F 
                                                            F F                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                
          f.  Thief - After entering Refinery or Ore Silo it steals half the 
    credits in it.  Don't even waste your money on this unit 99.99% of the 
    time.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Fast Fingers (kind of corny, huh?)
            4)  Rating: 2
            5)  Cost: 500
            6)  My Strategy: None, except maybe send into ungaurded ore 
    refineries, but who is lucky enough to find one of those?
    
          g.  Tanya - Has two .45s, Tanya is the ultimate infantry killing 
    machine.  Don't let her near vehicles, especially APCs, Jeeps, 
    Artillery, and V2s.  Has C-4 to blow up buildings (Nice!).  Tanya can't 
    be put in guard mode (this sucks), you must manually target all enemies 
    that you wish attacked (or let them shoot at her first).
            1)  Range: Upper Medium
            2)  Armor: None (teamed up w/Medics can make her last longer)
            3)  Weapon: Dual Colt .45s and C-4 explosives
            4)  Rating: 7 overall, 10 against infantry
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: Kill infantry !!(2 tanyas should do the trick)  
    As Allies: put one Tanya, two medics, and two rocket dudes in an enemy 
    ore field and, they should last quite a while, unless they get squished 
    (Note: don't forget that Tanyas don't attack unless provoked, so keep a 
    watchful eye on them.  When the opponant relizes he has a Tanya near 
    him, he may send out a lot of forces to kill her, now that he is 
    distracted crush his base with your main force.
                                                                          
                 \ O /    \ O /    \ O /                                                                        
                  \|/      \|/      \|/       +-----+               To enemy     
                   |        |        |        | APC |  ---------->  ore     
                  / \      / \      / \       +**---+               field
                 /   \    /   \    /   \         ^                        
               |                         |      /|\                       
               +-------------------------+       |                        
                             |                   |                        
                             +-------------------+                       
                                                                                                                                                
    Use against computer raids of infantry, very effective!
    
    
        2.  Vehicles
    
          a.  AT (Anti-Tank) Mine Layer - This unit has Anti-Tanks mines, 
    they are powerful, but yes, there is a catch; it takes forever to lay 
    them, so only do it if you can spare the time.  The Mine Layer carries 
    only 5 mines, and can be reloaded at the Service Depot.
            1)  Range: N/A (Click deploy cursor to lay a mine)
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: AT Mines
            4)  Rating: 5 (because of time consumption)
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy: Lay them in an ore field (Pic 1)(Note: Can not 
    destroy when in ore fields), in front of your base (Pic 2), or in front 
    of an opponant's base (Pic 3).
    X = Anti-Tank Mine
    Pic 1                    Pic 2                    Pic 3                
    +--------------------+   +--------------------+   +--------------------+
    |Ore field X -- X X X|   | X X X X X X X X X X|   || Opponant's Base  ||
    |X X X X X---  --- X |   |X X X X X X X X X X |   |+------++  ++------+|
    | X X X---        ---|   |                    |   |  X X X++  ++ X X X |
    |X X---              |   |                    |   |   X X X X X X X X  |
    |---                 |   |      ++   ++       |   |    X X X X X X X   |
    |         Regular    |   |+-----++   ++------+|   |     X X X X X X    |
    |         Terrain    |   ||    Your Base     ||   |      X X X X X     |
    +--------------------+   +--------------------+   +--------------------+
    
    **Don't worry about your own guys running over your mines, because they 
    are smart enough to avoid them.  However your own missles, guns, etc... 
    can destroy them so make sure you keep them out of range of all units, 
    especially cruisers, V2s and Artillary (Like you would have any!).
    
    
          b.  Ore Truck - Your cash truck (delivers 700 per load of Ore, and 
    1400 per load of Gems).  Send them to closest ore patches, give escort.  
    Protect at all costs.  If destroyed, this seriously cripples your war 
    machine.  Has the ability to heal up to half-life.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: None (effective at squishing infantry, watch out!)
            4)  Rating: 8
            5)  Cost: 1400
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Ranger - Useless, except for at beginning to scout.  (Use APCs 
    to take out infantry, because of heavy armor.  Good for p-o-ing your 
    opponent, by attacking their Harvestors (hehe).
            1)  Range: Short (about 4 spaces)
            2)  Armor: Very Light
            3)  Weapon: M-60 Machine Gun
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 600
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Light Tank - With  Little gun and low armor this unit is a 
    waste of money unless used in LARGE groups (20-30).  Good for in depth 
    scouting of enemy bases at the beginning of a game.  What it lacks in 
    firepower, it makes up for in speed and rapid fire.
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: Medium (pretty crappy)
            3)  Weapon: 75mm Cannon
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 700
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          e.  APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) - Transports five infantry 
    units, including dogs (assuming you have them!) across land.  Being the 
    lightest tracked vehicle it is ideal for mashing infantry.  Has a 
    machine gun, to help against infantry threats.  
            1)  Range: Short (about 4 spaces)
            2)  Armor: Heavy (very nice!)
            3)  Weapon: M-60 Machine Gun
            4)  Rating: 8
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Artillery - Don't buy these, computer does because they are 
    stupid.  If you do use as  base defense behind wall.
            1)  Range: Long
            2)  Armor: Very Light
            3)  Weapon: 155mm Cannon (nice!)
            4)  Rating: 3
            5)  Cost: 600
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          g.  Medium Tank - This is the only Allied tank that is worth 
    talking about, but barely, yeah, it is 150$ less than the heavy tank, 
    but has less firepower.  Having one 105mm cannon it takes two of these 
    "tanks" to destroy one soviet heavy tank, and up to four to one mammoth 
    tank.  Well anyway, since your allies, and you have to buy tanks, buy 
    these, and a _LOT_, "remember strength in numbers".
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: 105mm Cannon
            4)  Rating: 6.5
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          h.  Mobile Gap Generator - The mobile version of the Gap 
    Generator.  Much smaller range, use to conceal sneak attacks.  Don't 
    bother with these against the CPU.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: Shroud Generator
            4)  Rating: 0 against CPU, 7 against human
            5)  Cost: 600
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          i.  MCV (Mobile Construction Vehicle) - A new base all in one, 
    what you start with.  To deploy click on the unit's deploy cursor.  Be 
    sure to keep these well protected, as are a favorite target of the enemy 
    (human enemy), especially the MIG.  Very expensive, another reason to 
    keep safe.  The MCV is useful to have around if the original 
    Construction Yard (a favorite target of the enemy) is destroyed or 
    captured.  The more of them you have the faster construction will 
    proceed.
            1)  Range: N/A 
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: None
            4)  Rating: 6
            5)  Cost: 2500
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          j.  MRJ (Mobile Radar Jammer) - If near the enemy's radar dome 
    (within 15 spaces), this unit will effectively shut down the enemy's 
    radar.  Good to put near an enemy base, before attacking.
            1)  Range: Very Long (15 cells)
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: White-noise generator
            4)  Rating: 0 against CPU, 6 against human
            5)  Cost: 600
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
        3.  Aircraft
    
          a.  Apache Longbow - The Allied attack that is useless.  
    Impossible to kill infantry, and hard to hit moving targets.  Longbows 
    will get slaughtered if they encounter a lot of AA defenses, so only 
    attack unguarded objects, and keep AWAY from rocket dudes.  Can attack 
    other helicopters in the air??  
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: Heavy (yeah, right)
            3)  Weapon: Hellfire missiles
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: 
      
        4.  Naval Vessels
          a.  Transport - Carries up to 5 land units across the water at 
    once, must unload and reload on shoreline.  Most vulnerable when 
    loading/unloading.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: None
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 700
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Gunboat - Fast ship good for scouting for subs, I would rather 
    use a transport, don't bother buying them, they suck.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: 2-inch deck gun and depth-charge launcher
            4)  Rating: 3
            5)  Cost: 500
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Destroyer - Effective against land, sea and air threats.  Good 
    at killing subs, use this to protect Cruisers.
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: Stinger missiles and dual depth-charge launcher
            4)  Rating: 8
            5)  Cost: 1000
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Cruiser - Just buy a bunch, but keep away from your own base, 
    and protect with destroyers, and then let the winds of death come.
            1)  Range: Extreme
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: 8-inch Artillery cannons
            4)  Rating: 9.99 (can't attack air or subs, leave that up to 
    destroyers, but who cares!?)
            5)  Cost: 2000
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
    C.  Allied Structures
    
        1.  Production
    
          a.   Construction Yard - Once the MCV deploys, it turns into the 
    Construction Yard: this structure constructs all other structures in 
    your base.  Protect at _all_ costs!!
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Allows construction of all other base structures
            3)  How many per base: 2 at least
            4)  Cost: 2500 (MCV)
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Power Plant - Output is 100 power.  Only build one of these at 
    the beginning of battle, then construct Advanced Power Plants.  Total 
    output is determined by it's health, so keep them at full health to 
    receive maximum power output.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides power for base structures
            3)  How many pb: 1 to start with only at one base
            4)  Cost: 300
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Advanced Power Plant - Output is 200 power.  Use these as your 
    main source of power.  Use them to power power-hungry structures like 
    the Allied Technology Center, and the Soviet Tesla Coil.  Beware as the 
    fool who groups his power, shall lose them all in one big bang (Nukes), 
    be not this fool.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides power for base structures
            3)  How many pb: as many as needed plus 5+ (Especially with 
    soviet)
            4)  Cost: 500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Ore Refinery - Processes and stores Ore that is delivered via 
    Ore Trucks.  Very important structures to protect (especially against 
    air units).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Smelts, stores, holds, and converts ore into 
    spendable credits.
            3)  How many pb: 3-7
            4)  Cost: 2000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          e.  Ore Silo - Don't buy these.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Holds smelted ore 
            3)  How many pb: 0 (due to bug in game they are not needed!)
            4)  Cost: 150
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Tent Barracks - All Allied infantry are produced here.  Don't 
    bother investing a lot of resources into protecting these, as how they 
    build quickly, and are cheap.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Trains Infantry units
            3)  How many pb: 2 at original base, and 1 every other base
            4)  Cost: 300
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          g.  War Factory - Builds all vehicles.  Protect dearly.  Costs a 
    bunch so don't let them get destroyed.  Building multiple War Factories 
    decreases the amount of time required to create a vehicle.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Construct vehicles
            3)  How many pb: 2 (one in front of each base, one in the back 
    of each base)
            4)  Cost: 2000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          h.  Naval Yard - builds and repairs all Allied naval vessels.  
    Building multiple Naval Yards decreases the amount of time required to 
    create a naval vessel.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Constructs and repairs naval vessels
            3)  How many pb: 2 at original base, and 1 every other base
            4)  Cost: 650
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          i.  Helipad - Builds the Apache Longbow and reloads it.  
    Recommended one pad for each helicopter.  Each new helipad comes with an 
    Apache.  Note: when the primary helipad is occupied additional 
    helicopters will be flown in from any direction (not necessarily from a 
    safe direction).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Constructs and reloads helicopters
            3)  How many pb: in packs of 4, 6, 8, or 10
            4)  Cost: 1500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        2.  Defense
    
          a.  Pillbox - Is pretty good at mowing through infantry, but has 
    pathetic armor.  Don't use, well not recommended.  
            1)  Armor: Medium
            2)  Purpose: Anti-Infantry defense
            3)  How many pb: 0
            4)  Cost: 400
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Camouflaged Pillbox - Identically equipped as the Pillbox and 
    better armor,  is excellent at ripping holes through soviet uniforms.  
    This structure is the recommended choice of anti-infantry defense for 
    the allies, and great for internal base defenses.  Very effective 
    against paratroopers.  The best, but sometimes neglected feature of the 
    Camouflaged Pillbox is the fact that it IS camouflaged! it has the 
    ability to blend in with the surrounding terrain.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Anti-Infantry defense
            3)  How many pb: 2-4 per entrance, and up to 15 scattered 
    throughout each base
            4)  Cost: 600
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Turret - A Turret-mounted 105mm cannon.  Very effective at 
    killing tanks, one-on-one it can almost take out a mammoth tank! Also, 
    in groups the Turret is effective against infantry threats too (but not 
    mass raids, use Camo Pillboxes with Turrets for those).  This unit is a 
    effective anti-tank defense, because it is heavily armored, and has a 
    pretty good range.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Anti-tank defense
            3)  How many pb: 4-6 per entrance, and up to 10 scattered 
    around, and in each base
            4)  Cost: 600
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  AA (Anti-Aircraft) Gun - Great firepower, but it's range is 
    not good.  Don't try to send aircraft over these (when they're powered, 
    spys can reveal that info to you)  or else they may not come back.  Very 
    deadly when at close quarters.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose:  Anti-aircraft defense
            3)  How many pb: 1 for every 3 buildings (not including wall)
            4)  Cost: ???
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        3.  Other buildings
    
          a.  Radar Dome - The Radar Dome gives you an overhead view of the 
    battlefield when fully powered, and the access to new and more powerful 
    units.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides radar
            3)  How many pb: 1 (Sell once you get Tech Center, and replace 
    w/ power)
            4)  Cost: 1000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Technology Center - In addition to it's function is to provide 
    more advanced units on the Allied side, the Allied Technology Center 
    gives the Allies use of one of the most powerful units... well weapons 
    in the game, the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS).  Allows production 
    of the units Gap Generator, CRUISER, and Tanyas (yeah!).  Don't forget, 
    you do not have to launch the GPS Satellite, it will launch itself; so 
    don't waste your time by watching for the icon to say "ready".
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: GPS Satellite launch and construction of high-tech 
    structures
            3)  How many per base: 2 at original base, 1 at every other base
            4)  Cost: ???
            5)  My Strategy: 
            **Takes 8 minutes for GPS to launch
    
          c.  Gap Generator - Excellent structure for multiplayer games, 
    pointless for single player.  With its ability to hide itself from 
    radar, and on screen view, the Gap Generator is a very useful unit, when 
    trying to conceal your actions from your enemies.  The Gap Generator 
    allows the Allies to hide their base from enemy sight.  Even after an 
    enemy scout comes, his explored terrain will be re shrouded quickly by 
    the gap generator if he explores under that area.  Requires power to 
    function.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Creates shroud
            3)  How many pb: enough to cover base, and a little outside of 
    it only in multiplayer, in single do not bother to build any, the 
    computer can see under your base anyway.
            4)  Cost: 500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          d. Chronosphere - The Chronosphere has the ability to 
    "cronoshift", or teleport any unit to any explored area on the map.  
    There is what some might consider a drawback, the shift is not 
    permanant, the shifted unit comes back to it's origin location when the 
    Cronoshift bar is halfway done.  Since this is a new technology, certain 
    side effects have been shown, that is if the Chronosphere is used 
    excessively...
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides chronoshift
            3)  How many pb: 1 total, 2 if your paranoid about capture or 
    destruction
            4)  Cost: 2800
            5)  My Strategy: 
            **Takes 7 minutes to charge
    
          e.  Service Depot - repairs any damaged vehicle that you move onto 
    it.  The Mine Layers can be re-loaded by setting them onto the pad.  
    This is efficient, because repairing a vehicle is much faster than 
    building one, and costs a fraction of the original price.  This 
    structure is also required to have the ability to build MCVs.  This is a 
    worthy investment.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Repairs and reloads vehicles
            3)  How many pb: 1 or 2 (up to three at forward outpost)
            4)  Cost: 1200
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Missile Silo - Provides nuke, nuf said.  (Use Nuke on infantry 
    and buildings, not defense buildings)
            1)  Armor: Medium
            2)  Purpose: Mechanism used to launch Nuclear Missile
            3)  How many pb: 1 total, 2 if your paranoid about destruction
            4)  Cost: 2500
            5)  My Strategy: 
            **Takes ?? minutes for the nuke to charge
    
          g.  Fake Structures - The Allies have four fake structures that 
    they can build in order to trick their opponents the are the fake  
    Construction Yard, War Factory, Radar Dome, and Naval Yard.  These only 
    have a small percentage of the hit-points of a normal structure, but can 
    be used to attempt to trick the enemy into attacking them, saving you 
    valuable time (Suprisingly this works against the computer!).
            1)  Armor: None
            2)  Purpose: Deceives the enemy
            3)  How many pb: As many as you want
            4)  Cost: 50
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        4.  Walls
          
          a.  Sandbag Barrier - is good for nothing, don't bother with 
    these, buy concrete
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Stops any untracked unit
            3)  How many pb: 0
            4)  Cost: 25
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Concrete Barrier - Much more effective than the Sandbag 
    Barrier, Concrete Walls are not crushable and block all units (except 
    airborne), and many projectiles.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Stops any unit except air
            3)  How many pb: Enough to surround base, also suggested 
    surround Construction Yards
            4)  Cost: 100
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        5.  Building Tree
    
    Construction Yard*............CY
    
    Power Plant...................PP
    
    Concrete Wall.................CW
    
    Sandbags......................SB
    
    Barracks......................BB
    
    Advanced Power Plant..........AP
    
    Naval Yard*...................NY
    
    Ore Refinery..................OR
    
    Pillbox.......................PB
    
    Camo Pillbox..................CP
    
    Turret........................TU
    
    Silo..........................SI
    
    War Factory*..................WF
    
    Radar Dome*...................RD
    
    Service Depot.................SD
    
    Technology Center.............TC
    
    Helipad.......................HP
    
    AA Gun........................AA
    
    Gap Generator.................GG
    
    Chronosphere..................CH
    
    Nuke Silo.....................NS
    
    *Fake Structures may be built once original structure is built
    
    CY*
     |
     +---+---+
     |   |   |
    CW  SB  PP --+---+---+
             |   |   |   |
            BB  AP  NY* OR
             |           |
     +---+---+       +---+-----+
     |   |   |       |   |     |
    PB  CP  TT      SI  WF*   RD*
                         |     |
                      +---+   +---+---+
                      |   |   |   |   |
                     SD   TC-TC  HP  AA
                            |
                            +---+---+
                            |   |   |
                           GG  CH  NS
    
      D.  Strategies
        1.  Offensive
          a.  Not completed
        2.  Defenses
          a.  Not completed
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    IV.  Soviet
      A.  Story - It came to Stalin in a series of dreams.  The birthright 
    of the Soviet empire is nothing less than conquering and dominating the 
    entire globe.  And the birthright of Josef Stalin is nothing less than 
    conquering the spirit and dominating the actions of every Soviet 
    citizen.
    
      B.  Soviet Units
        1.  Infantry
          a.  Attack Dog - The Attack dog is the only unit in the game that 
    has the ability to detect spies.  They are also very effective at 
    stopping infantry raids.  To protect from spies put in guard mode spread 
    out all over your base.
            1)  Range: Very Short (sometimes will jump up/down a cliff when 
    attacking!)
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Teeth
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 200
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Rifle Infantry - Has an AK-47, this unit is best used against 
    other infantry units, and light vehicles (when in groups).  *Do not use 
    against CPU Harvesters, or else they will squish you or send out there 
    entire force at you which can be a good thing*
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: AK-47 Rifle
            4)  Rating: 6
            5)  Cost: 100
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Grenadier - The Grenadier is an effective unit, because of 
    it's range and it's splash radius (The amount of damage it does when not 
    a direct hit).  Although many gamers recommend these units in packs, I 
    do not, because if one dies they all we be hurt or killed when that one 
    blows up (Same with Flamers).  But, I find that these units can and will 
    be effective when placed in random places around the base, solo or in 
    packs of two.  Very effective at taking out rocket men though.
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Grenade
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 160
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Flame Infantry - Excellent anti-infantry defense (especially 
    against engineers), that is mobile.  However, don't group these guys 
    together with other infantry, they will fry' em up!  If I decide to use 
    these guys (I usually don't because they are relatively expensive), I 
    set them outside of my base on guard mode, oh... and they take care of 
    rocket infantry pretty well.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: Flame-Thrower
            4)  Rating: 4
            5)  Cost: 300
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          e.  Engineer - Repairs any of your damaged buildings instantly, 
    captures enemy buildings (When it is in RED), injures enemy buildings.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: None (can be used as a weapon against buildings)
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 500
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Tanya - Has two .45s, Tanya is the ultimate infantry killing 
    machine.  Don't let her near vehicles, especially APCs, Jeeps, 
    Artillery, and V2s.  Has C-4 to blow up buildings (Nice!).  Tanya can't 
    be put in guard mode (this sucks), you must manually target all enemies 
    that you wish attacked (or let them shoot at her first).
            1)  Range: Upper Medium
            2)  Armor: None (teamed up w/Medics can make her last longer)
            3)  Weapon: Dual Colt .45s and C-4 explosives
            4)  Rating: 7 overall, 10 against infantry
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
        2.  Vehicles
    
          a.  Ore Truck - Your cash truck (delivers 700 per load of Ore, and 
    1400 per load of Gems).  Send them to closest ore patches, give escort.  
    Protect at all costs.  If destroyed, this seriously cripples your war 
    machine.  Has the ability to heal up to half-life.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: None (effective at squishing infantry, watch out!)
            4)  Rating: 8
            5)  Cost: 1400
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Heavy Tank - Very useful for Soviets.  Use as main attack 
    force against allied bases.  This unit's good armor, firepower, and 
    quick building time (with multiple War Factories).
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: Twin 105mm cannons
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 950
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  AP (Anti-Personel) Mine Layer - This unit is used only as an 
    anti-infantry defense.  If tanks run over these it destroys the mine, 
    and doesn't hurt the tank, so don't put these out in the open.
            1)  Range: N/A (Click deploy cursor to lay a mine)
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: AP Mines
            4)  Rating: 2
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          e.  V2 Rocket Launcher - Very, very effective!  Used for long 
    range assaults or base defense.  Keep guarded with tanks, for they have 
    weak armor, and take a long time to reload.
            1)  Range: Long
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: V2 Rocket
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 700
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Mammoth Tank - The games biggest tank.  Very effective in 
    mixed groups.  Is very effective at taking out infantry (and air units! 
    yes!) with mammoth tusk missiles, and can destroy almost any tank with 
    just 4 shots.  On top of that, it takes up to 4 allied small tanks to 
    take out one Mammoth Tank! Need support from heavy tanks on base attacks 
    though.  Also, it can repair itself to half health for free, if given 
    time.
            1)  Range: Medium, Medium
            2)  Armor: Very Heavy
            3)  Weapon: Twin 120mm cannons, Mammoth tusk missiles
            4)  Rating: 9
            5)  Cost: 1700
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          g.  MCV (Mobile Construction Vehicle) - A new base all in one, 
    what you start with.  To deploy click on the unit's deploy cursor.  Be 
    sure to keep these well protected, as are a favorite target of the enemy 
    (human enemy), especially the MIG.  Very expensive, another reason to 
    keep safe.  The MCV is useful to have around if the original 
    Construction Yard (a favorite target of the enemy) is destroyed or 
    captured.  The more of them you have the faster construction will 
    proceed.
            1)  Range: N/A 
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: None
            4)  Rating: 6
            5)  Cost: 2500
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
        3.  Aircraft
    
          a.  Yak - Only useful against large masses of infantry, and only 
    if they do not include rocket infantry (these take the Yaks down like a 
    hot knife through butter.  I would not use these, ever.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: Twin machine-guns
            4)  Rating: 3
            5)  Cost: 800
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Badger Bomber - This is what delivers the paratroopers and 
    parabombs to the battle field.  Very light armor.  Do not even attempt 
    to send anywhere near anything that can fire at the plane, especially AA 
    guns, they will rip them apart in a second or two.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Very Light
            3)  Weapon: Parabombs or Paratroopers (Rifle infantry)
            4)  Rating: 3
            5)  Cost: Free
            6)  My Strategy: Just keep them away from anti-aircraft weapons!
    
          c.  Paratroopers - Dropped from a Badger Bomber, this group of 
    five Rifle infantry, can be placed _anywhere_ on the map.  Useful for 
    exploring unknown regions.  If dropped in back of a base that is 
    unguarded, this squad has the ability to take out a powerplant, as long 
    as no teslas, flame towers, V2s, or Artllery are around.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: None
            3)  Weapon: AK-47 Rifle
            4)  Rating: 6
            5)  Cost: Free 
            6)  My Strategy: 
            **Recharges every ? minutes
    
          d.  Parabombs - These suck!  Only use on large concentrations of 
    buildings, since you only know that they will drop within a 5 cell 
    radius of your original destination.  If dropping them in the heart of a 
    base, wait... DON'T!  The plane won't make it!  I hardly ever use these 
    except to blow up enemy ore patches.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: N/A
            3)  Weapon: High-explosive bombs (and inaccurate!!)
            4)  Rating: 2
            5)  Cost: Free
            6)  My Strategy: 
            **Recharges every ?? minutes
    
          e.  Spy Plane - Used to reveal any area on the map (and about 9 
    spaces radius around it), just by left-clicking over the shroud, great 
    for scouting the enemy's base (especially under Gap Generators).
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Very Heavy
            3)  Weapon: Camera
            4)  Rating: 9
            5)  Cost: Free
            6)  My Strategy: 
            **Recharges every 3 minutes
    
          f.  MIG - Used heavily by the Soviets for air raids.  Because of 
    it's fast speed, heavy payload, and accurate missiles the MIG is the 
    backbone of the Soviet airforce.  Best used on buildings.  Six of these 
    units will blow up almost any unit in the game.  Do not use on moving 
    targets.  Great for Construction Yard strikes.  And it reloaded very 
    quickly.
            1)  Range: Medium
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: Heat-seeking missiles
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          g.  Hind - Heavily armored, good in large groups to attack 
    infantry, and harvestors wandering away from base, nothing else.
            1)  Range: Short
            2)  Armor: Heavy
            3)  Weapon: Vulcan chain gun
            4)  Rating: 4
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          h.  Transport Helicopter - A.K.A Chinook, is able to transport any 
    five infantry (including puppy dogs) to any part of the known map.  Be 
    warned: Do not operate anywhere near ANY anti-aircraft units or 
    structures.  Great for getting engineers and Tanyas deep into an enemy 
    base.
            1)  Range: N/A (Click deploy cursor to unload when on ground)
            2)  Armor: Light
            3)  Weapon: None
            4)  Rating: 5
            5)  Cost: 1200
            6)  My Strategy: 
        
        4.  Naval vessels
    
          a.  Transport - Carries up to 5 land units across the water at 
    once, must unload and reload on shoreline.  Most vulnerable when 
    loading/unloading.
            1)  Range: N/A
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: None
            4)  Rating: 7
            5)  Cost: 700
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Submarine - the Soviets only sea-based defense against allied 
    ships.  Used primarily to take out cruisers.  Westwood made a big 
    mistake by not letting these guys have offensive capabilities, oops!  
    Since these guys have no offensive capabilities, they are pointless in 
    skirmish mode against the computer.
            1)  Range: Long
            2)  Armor: Medium
            3)  Weapon: Torpedo
            4)  Rating: 8 for defense, 0 for offense
            5)  Cost: 950
            6)  My Strategy: 
    
        5.  Other units
          
          a.  None
    
      C.  Soviet Structures
    
        1.  Production
    
          a.   Construction Yard - Once the MCV deploys, it turns into the 
    Construction Yard: this structure constructs all other structures in 
    your base.  Protect at _all_ costs!!
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Allows construction of all other base structures
            3)  How many per base: 2 at least
            4)  Cost: 2500 (MCV)
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Power Plant - Output is 100 power.  Only build one of these at 
    the beginning of battle, then construct Advanced Power Plants.  Total 
    output is determined by it's health, so keep them at full health to 
    receive maximum power output.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides power for base structures
            3)  How many pb: 1 to start with only at one base
            4)  Cost: 300
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Advanced Power Plant - Output is 200 power.  Use these as your 
    main source of power.  Use them to power power-hungry structures like 
    the Allied Technology Center, and the Soviet Tesla Coil.  Beware as the 
    fool who groups his power, shall lose them all in one big bang (Nukes), 
    be not this fool.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides power for base structures
            3)  How many pb: as many as needed plus 5+ (Especially with 
    soviet)
            4)  Cost: 500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Ore Refinery - Processes and stores Ore that is delivered via 
    Ore Trucks.  Very important structures to protect (especially against 
    air units).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Smelts, stores, holds, and converts ore into 
    spendable credits.
            3)  How many pb: 3-7
            4)  Cost: 2000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          e.  Ore Silo - Don't buy these.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Holds smelted ore 
            3)  How many pb: 0 (due to bug in game they are not needed!)
            4)  Cost: 150
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          f.  Barracks - All Soviet infantry are produced here.  Don't 
    bother investing a lot of resources into protecting these, as how they 
    build quickly, and are cheap.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Trains Infantry units
            3)  How many pb: 2 at original base, and 1 every other base
            4)  Cost: 300
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          g.  Kennel - Trains attack dogs.  Don't waste resources protecting 
    them, they are cheap and expendable.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Trains attack dogs
            3)  How many pb: 1 total against cpu, 1 at every base against 
    allied human opponents
            4)  Cost: 200
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          h.    War Factory - Builds all vehicles.  Protect dearly.  Costs a 
    bunch so don't let them get destroyed.  Building multiple War Factories 
    decreases the amount of time required to create a vehicle.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Construct vehicles
            3)  How many pb: 2 (one in front of each base, one in the back 
    of each base)
            4)  Cost: 2000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          i.  Sub Pen - Produces all Soviet Submarines and transports.  
    Lightly armored, protect from cruisers and aircraft (as they are a 
    favorite target of these units).  Also can repair any damaged (friendly) 
    ship that docks to it (though it costs money, repairing takes little 
    time (you can also repair more than one ship at one time!).  As with any 
    other producing building, the more Sub Pens you make, the faster 
    Submarines will be produced.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Constructs and repairs friendly naval vessels
            3)  How many pb: 1 or 2
            4)  Cost: 650
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          h.  Airfield - You can build MIGs and Yaks (yuk!) here, on later 
    tech levels, paratroopers and parabombers are provided here. Note: You 
    can only buld one plane per airfield.  Having heavy armor and high hit 
    points allows the airfield to withstand a serious amount of punishment 
    before being destroyed.  If the airfield is destroyed before a plane 
    lands, the plane will crash soon thereafter.  
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Produces stores and reloads planes
            3)  How many pb: 6-8
            4)  Cost: 600
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          i.  Helipad - Builds the Hiind helicopter and reloads it.  
    Recommended one pad for each helicopter.  Each new helipad comes with a 
    Hind.  Note: when the primary helipad is occupied additional helicopters 
    will be flown in from any direction (not necessarily from a safe 
    direction).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Constructs and reloads helicopters
            3)  How many pb: in packs of 4, 6, 8, or 10
            4)  Cost: 1500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        2.  Defense
    
          a.  Flame Tower - Excellant anti-infantry defense, however do not, 
    repeat, do not put these near your barracks or infantry.  Very effective 
    at torching pesky little engineers, and paratroopers.  Great support 
    defense for Tesla Coils.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose:
            3)  How many pb: as many as needed (NONE near infantry), put two 
    near each Construction Yard
            4)  Cost: 600
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Tesla Coil - Very, very, very effective against anything in 
    groups with Flame Towers.  Can destroy a light tank in just one hit.  
    Can shoot either three weak bolts of lightning, or a more powerful one 
    bolt of lightning.  If protected by Concrete Wall and supported by V2s  
    and SAM sites, the Tesla Coil is practically invincible.*  There is only 
    one drawback for this unit, that it takes up 3/4 of an advanced power 
    plant to run!  That's only 4 tesla coils for every 3 advanced power 
    plants (that's 4 teslas for every 800 power!).  Watch out for cruisers 
    taking out these or the power supply.
    Knew there was a catch right? here it is.
    *Is invincible unless powered down, due to the large amounts of power 
    they require
            1)  Armor: Medium
            2)  Purpose: Kill everything (except aircraft, crap!)
            3)  How many pb: As many as needed plus more!!
            4)  Cost: 1500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile) Site - The only building type  
    soviet defense.  Kind of pathetic compared to the Allies' AA Gun (See AA 
    Gun), except for it's increased range and ability to operate under low 
    power situations.  The SAM site is effective against helicopters, badger 
    bombers, and yaks; it will hit MIGS, but chances are that the MIGs will 
    be able to deliver their payloads first (use rocket infantry to take the 
    MIGs out).
             1)  Armor: Heavy
             2)  Purpose: Anti-aircraft defense
             3)  How many pb: 1 for every 2 buildings
             4)  Cost: 750
             5)  My Strategy: 
    
        3.  Other buildings
    
          a.  Service Depot - repairs any damaged vehicle that you move onto 
    it.  The Mine Layers can be re-loaded by setting them onto the pad.  
    This is efficient, because repairing a vehicle is much faster than 
    building one, and costs a fraction of the original price.  This 
    structure is also required to have the ability to build MCVs.  This is a 
    worthy investment.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Repairs and reloads vehicles
            3)  How many pb: 1 or 2 (up to three at forward outpost)
            4)  Cost: 1200
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Radar Dome - The Radar Dome gives you an overhead view of the 
    battlefield when fully powered, and the access to new and more powerful 
    units.
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides radar
            3)  How many pb: 1
            4)  Cost: 1000
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          c.  Technology Center - Gives the Soviets the abilty to build such 
    advanced units as the Mammoth Tank, Tanyas (In multiplayer mode), and 
    Flamers.  Sell after buying (to save space, money, and most importantly 
    power).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Constructs high-tech structures
            3)  How many pb: 1 at original base, then sell it
            4)  Cost: 1500
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
          d.  Iron Curtain - Gives temporary invulnerability to the 
    controller's choice of buildings or units (used especially mammoth nukes 
    (See Soviet: Strategies: Offensive: Mammoth Nukes) and Construction 
    Yards).
            1)  Armor: Light
            2)  Purpose: Provides temporary invulnerability defense
            3)  How many pb: 1 or 2 total
            4)  Cost: 2800
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
    
          c.  Missile Silo - Provides nuke, nuf said.  (Use Nuke on infantry 
    and buildings, not defense buildings)
            1)  Armor: Medium
            2)  Purpose: Mechanism used to launch Nuclear Missile
            3)  How many pb: 1 total, 2 if your paranoid about destruction
            4)  Cost: 2500
            5)  My Strategy: 
            **Takes ?? minutes for the nuke to charge
    
        4.  Walls
          
          a.  Barbed-Wire Barrier - This is barely more effective than 
    Sanbags, but still don't waste your money on them.
            1) Armor: 
            2) Purpose: Passive Defense
            3) How Many pb: 0
            4) Cost: 25
            5) My Strategy: 
    
          b.  Concrete Barrier - Much more effective than the Sandbag 
    Barrier, Concrete Walls are not crushable and block all units (except 
    airborne), and many projectiles.
            1)  Armor: Heavy
            2)  Purpose: Stops any unit except air
            3)  How many pb: Enough to surround base, also suggested 
    surround Construction Yards
            4)  Cost: 100
            5)  My Strategy: 
    
        5.  Building Tree
    
    Construction Yard.............CY
    
    Power Plant...................PP
    
    Concrete Wall.................CW
    
    Barbed Wire...................BW
    
    Barracks......................BB
    
    Advanced Power Plant..........AP
    
    Sub Pen.......................SP
    
    Ore Refinery..................OR
    
    Flame Tower...................FT
    
    Tesla Coil....................TC
    
    SAM Site......................SS
    
    Silo..........................SI
    
    War Factory...................WF
    
    Radar Dome....................RD
    
    Service Depot.................SD
    
    Technology Center.............TC
    
    Helipad.......................HP
    
    Kennel........................KE
    
    Airfield......................AF
    
    Iron Curtain..................IC
    
    Nuke Silo.....................NS
    
    CY
     |
     +---+---+
     |   |   |
    CW  BW  PP --+---+---+
             |   |   |   |
            BB  AP  SP  OR
             |           |
         +---+       +---+-------+
         |   |       |   |       |
        FT  KE      SI  WF   TC-RD-SS
                         |       |
                      +---+   +---+---+
                      |   |   |   |   |
                     SD   TC-TC  AF  HP
                            |
                            +---+
                            |   |
                           IC  NS