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                         Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear: Black Thorn
                                      Version 2.0
                                Created by idyoticwyzard
                             Copyright (c)2007 idyoticwyzard
    Table of Contents
    1. Legal Intro
       1.1 Version History
    2. Gameplay Tactics
       2.1 Characters
    3. The Missions
       3.1 Desert Dragon
       3.2 Silent Ace
       3.3 Copper King
       3.4 Coarse Blade
       3.5 Spirit Clasp
       3.6 Golden Song
       3.7 Blunt Scroll 
       3.8 Broken Sceptre
       3.9 Empty Cloud
    4. Closing
    1. Legalities
    This guide should only be available at the following sites:
    If you see this guide on another site, or would like to use this on your own
    site, or would like to contact me anyway, here is my info:
    Email: idyoticwyzard@hotmail.com
    AIM: idyoticwyzard
    Eric Fung/idyoticwyzard copyrights this document, so if you steal it *shakes
    fist* then screw you.
    1.1 Version History
    Version 2.0 (08/30/07): Another rehashing of each mission, this time with
                            mission-specific equipment lists and assault weapons.
    Version 1.2 (09/30/05): Reworded and edited every mission.
    Version 1.1a (09/09/05): Add websites to allowed list.
    Version 1.1 (08/15/05): Some corrections and clarifications.
    Version 1.0 (08/05/05): Covers the single player campaign.
    2. Gameplay Tactics
    --The HQ plans are trash. 
    --The AI easily gets shot, so in general, leave the computer only to move from
      point to point and to cover/snipe open areas with only a few guards.
    --Along the same lines, don't totally rely on the AI to watch your back. So a
      team with more than 2 people is unnecessary; most of the time, the last few
      members hardly get to shoot anyone anyway.
    --When rescuing hostages, the team you control should be the first into the
      room (after flashbangs, if needed).
    --Learn to love the heartbeat sensor and 3rd person view.
    2.1 Characters
    Leaders: Chavez (stealth team), Novikov, Bogart, Price, Walther, Noronha
    Assault Team: Every other member in the Assault category
    Stealth: Every Recon member
    Sniper: Any sniper, but I often use Johnston, Weber, and Galanos.
    3. The Missions
    -EXT = extraction zone
    -INS = insertion zone
    -SAlpha, SBravo, SCharlie, SDelta = Snipe at [Go-Code]
    -CAlpha, CBravo, CCharlie, CDelta = Cover at [Go-Code]
    -I don't use Defend -_-
    -Note: Mission plans are designed for Elite missions. However, they work just
           as well on Veteran and even Recruit. Just the number of tangos are
           different. Overprepared is better than underprepared.
    3.1 Desert Dragon
    -Not a difficult layout at all. 3 teams to clear each floor of the embassy.
    Black Light
    .45cal M23-SD
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: From the north INS, head east, through the hedge wall, and CAlpha
               behind the footbridge so you are facing the 2nd floor balcony.
               Alpha, head upstairs and clear out the 2nd floor counterclockwise,
               avoiding the center room above the hostages. Use the HB sensor,
               since tangos will change positions each time you play the mission.
               When you get to the west side of the 2nd floor, circle around the
               bathroom here but kill the guards inside. When you reach the SW
               corner of the 2nd floor, head down the northern set of stairs in the
               center room. Wait for Delta near the northern end of the hostage
               room. At Delta, go to the door and toss a flashbang in. Secure the
               hostage and escort her to EXT.
    Red Team: From the south INS, move west a few feet and CAlpha towards the 2nd
              floor balcony on the SW part of the building. Once the guard up there
              is down, peek from behind the hedges and take out the guard on the 
              eastern 2nd floor balcony and any other patrolling guards nearby.
              Alpha, head to the basement via the closest stairs and just before 
              you reach the 4-way intersection, wait for Bravo. On Bravo, peek west
              and shoot the guard standing outside the meat locker, then run up and
              flashbang the meat locker itself. Secure the hostages and exit
              through the last door to neutralize the last guard. Escort these
              hostages to EXT.
    Green Team: From the north INS, head west to the front of the embassy. Take
                down the guard patrolling here and enter through the front doors.
                If you check the HB sensor, there be a guard patrolling the south
                part of this entrance hall. Shoot him first, then head east a bit
                so you have a clear line of sight to the northern hallways.
                CCharlie north in that direction. Charlie, make your way to the
                southern door of the hostage room and eliminate any remaining
                tangos along the way. Hold for Delta by the door. Delta, flashbang
                the hostage room and rush in with Blue to secure the room. Head to
    Order of Operations: Control Green until they are inside, then give Alpha as
                         Blue and clear the 2nd floor. Once they're done, give
                         Bravo as Red and secure the basement. Charlie as Green to
                         put the teams in place. Give Delta (as Red, if you don't
                         want to rescue the hostage yourself) and rescue the
    3.2 Silent Ace
    -Arguably the hardest level in Black Thorn, so don't worry if you have to keep
     restarting. 1 recon team and 2 assault teams.
    Street1 Medium
    MP5 SD10 (Blue) / FNC (Red) / M60 (Green)
    .45cal M23-SD
    Flashbangs (Blue Team) / Frag Grenades (Red and Green Team)
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Enter the boat using the south entrance and clear the two guards in
               the south cabin area. Continue north to the hallway and stop for
               Bravo before the main hall. Bravo, head out into the hall and take
               the stairs up to the bar (southern area), then keeping heading up a
               few more decks until you reach the pool area below the hostages.
               When you first open the door onto this deck, you can snipe a guard
               in the distance. Then wait for a patrol to come around and shoot him
               too. Head up the NE stairs to the top deck and continue south to the
               hostages. When you get close to the door, crouch and hold your team
               while you continue to the corner. This is to take care of any tangos
               that might come through the door while you're busy with the tango
               in the SW corner. Once that guy's down, lob a flashbang through the
               window. Keep in mind that while crouched, you don't throw as
               powerfully or as far. When it goes off, stand up and take down the
               three tangos inside. Go in and escort the hostages and go to EXT.
    Red Team:  Infiltrate up the ramp to the north and wait for Alpha at the top.
               It's important to use silenced weapons so that Green will attract
               the tangos to their choke point. Alpha, head for the northern stairs
               and pull out the HB sensor. There are two guards in the casino
               above; if you see only one, then the other is on the balcony inside.
               In any case, shoot the bomber on the same floor as you, then if you
               know someone's upstairs, throw a frag through the highest window to
               your left. That should take care of him. Continue south until you
               reach the main hall. Look around at the 3 balconies overlooking the
               main entrance and clear them, then head to EXT when you're done.
    Green Team: Head up the middle ramp opposite Red and hold for Bravo at the top.
                When you're ready, fire a shot into the wall and wait for the flood
                of tangos to eventually make their way here. Bravo, head up the
                stairs to the bar, where you will find two guards. Throw a frag in
                to flush them out. Secure the bar and return to EXT.
    Order of Operations: Play as Blue first and kill the first few guards. Then
                         switch to Green and clear out some of the tangos coming to
                         you. Alpha as Red until you secure the balconies, then
                         Bravo as Green to clear the bar. Back to Blue again to
                         rescue the hostages and end the mission. If you keep
                         botching the actual rescue, you can use F1 to see where
                         the guards are before flashbanging them.
    3.3 Copper King
    -If you hear radio chatter from the enemy, then you have a very limited amount
     of time to get to the tower and shoot the bus driver. 2 assault teams and 1
     sniper team (sniper as leader).
    Desert2 Light
    MP5 SD / SSG3000 (Green sniper)
    .45cal M23-SD
    Frag Grenades
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Head north through the building and take out the guy by the door.
               Also take out the patrol that passes close by. Now when the guard in
               the long alley to the east turns away, shoot him in the back. Enter
               the nearby building. Kill the guard here and the one across the
               street (if he's outsid) and hold for Alpha. Alpha, head east down
               the long alley. At the end, peek north around the corner and shoot
               anyone you see. Creep up to the 3 stationary guards using the HB
               sensor and CCharlie northward. When you're ready, stand up and
               sidestep, firing into each tango's face in turn.
    Red Team: Follow Blue through the hut and make the first right. Hold for Alpha
              here. Alpha, continue to the east corner of this alley and CBravo to
              the roof across from you. Bravo, clear the 2-story building and head
              onto the roof. Clear the roof if you haven't yet and take out the
              patrol in the northern area one floor below you.
    Green Team: Go through the hut and make a left. Wait in this alley for Charlie.
                Charlie, head northeast through the bazaar just east of the two-
                story building. One tango should be in here. Another is guarding
                one of the huts, so take him out too. Continue to the church and
                kill the guard in front. Go inside through two rooms and you should
                hear a guard be alerted: wait for him to run into you and shoot him
                as he appears. Go up the bell tower and snipe the bus driver.
    Order of Operations: Take control of Blue until Charlie, then give Bravo as Red
                         to kill everyone you can find. Then switch to Green and
                         give Charlie to finish the mission.
    3.4 Coarse Blade
    -One of the few missions in which the AI does well. 3 assault teams.
    Euro1 Medium
    .50cal Desert Eagle
    Flashbangs (Blue) / Frag Grenades (Red and Green)
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Start at south INS and make your way SE up the small hill. Here,
               CAlpha towards the bridge. Alpha, take out the guy by the anti-
               aircraft gun and disarm it. Make your way over to the hostages and
               stay along the south wall. As you reach the corner, turn north and
               shoot the crouched guard here. Head back west, circling around the
               hostage building. A path opens up to the north; shoot anyone
               standing guard there. Toss a flashbang into the hostage room and
               clear it, then escort them towards EXT. As you approach the truck,
               look north down this path and try to kill anyone you see down there.
               Continue escorting the hostages to EXT.
    Red Team: Start at the north INS and head along the northmost path. You can 
              get the westernmost guard here by going to the north side of the path
              and looking up towards the shed. You will barely see his head, but
              that's enough. Take him out. CBravo east towards the end of the path.
              Bravo, crouch and creep up the path slowly while watching the sniper
              tower to the north, and when you see that guard, kill him. Head into
              the building and clear it of the 3 tangos. There is one on the
              balcony inside, so look up and walk backwards to see him. Now escort
              the leader down and take him to EXT.
    Green Team: From north INS, take the middle path and about halfway, CBravo
                towards the bridge near the south of the map. Bravo, head into the
                open area and continue north up the path leading from the hostage
                building. While Red secures the indoors, Green should sweep the
                outdoors. Most of the tangos in this area will be towards the
                western portions. Once it's clear, head to EXT.
    Order of Operations: Play as Blue until you can't find any more targets. Then
                         switch to Red and kill the western guard closest to you,
                         if you can see him. Give Alpha as Blue to disarm the gun,
                         secure the hostages, and eliminate the majority of the
                         guards. Once you're past the truck, switch to Red and give
                         Bravo, finishing the mission.
    3.5 Spirit Clasp
    -Very straightforward and fun. 2 assault teams and 1 electronics expert.
    Grey Light
    FAMAS G2
    Belgian Pistol
    Flashbangs (Blue and Red) / Electronics Kit (Green)
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Head to the 1st floor via the right staircase and hold for Bravo at
               the landing above the first floor. Bravo, go down and head west to
               the front desks. Head north a bit, then east into the filing rooms.
               Take a look at the HB sensor and approach the northern hallway (that
               has civilians standing around) through the eastern office.
               Definitely use flashbangs if you feel you need them.
    Red Team: Head down the left staircase and CAlpha on the landing above the 2nd
              floor, down to the opening. Alpha, head east and clear the whole
              southern area. Head north to the room just east of the civilians. Use
              flashbangs for this large room and its offshoots. Check the HB sensor
              and clear the rest of the floor.
    Green Team: Race down to the 1st floor via the east staircase and clear the
                room to the right of it. Continue through the next door quickly and
                kill the next tango just beyond, or else the mission will fail.
                Head back north and kill the guy in the NE corner of the floor.
                Enter the room west of here and dispatch the two guards, CCharlie
                into the center. Charlie, head back to plant the bug.
    Order of Operations: Green goes first, then it's up to you. When you plant the
                         bug, a siren goes off, so you should save that for last.
    3.6 Golden Song
    -Fun for sniping and close quarters. 1 recon operative, 1 assault operative,
     and a sniper.
    Blue Team: Start in the basement of the train station. Clear the room to the SE
               then kill the guard in the hallway. Head up the ramp to the east and
               snipe the guard far to the north. There may also be another one
               on the tracks close by. Now head for the southern train car and
               switch your SMG to single-shot mode. Open the door and prepare to
               throw a flashbang with full force. When you're ready, rush in and
               toss the flashbang upstairs. You have a very limited amount of time
               to take down both tangos, and in the hurry it's easy to shoot the
               hostage (hence, the single-shot mode). Once this hostage is safe,
               breathe a sigh of relief and head out of the train car. Leave your
               hostage outside and flush out the train station. It should be easy
               to pick each guard off one by one. Now head to the next train car,
               which should hold a hostage. There may be a patrol downstairs, so
               shoot him first before preparing the flashbang. Once again, toss it
               upstairs and get ready to kill the 3 (!) tangos here: one close to
               the top, one in the far back, and one near the middle behind the
               seats. With them down, take your two hostages to EXT.
    Red Team: Start in the north INS. Head south onto that hill and CAlpha east
              towards the corner of the train car. You can take out a few guards
              here, but your job is mostly to guard the Green sniper from being
              flanked. Alpha, return to EXT.
    Green Team: From the north INS, head onto the landing platform and SAlpha down 
                the west side of the train. Red will cover you. Alpha, return to
                EXT with Red.
    Order of Operations: Control Blue for the entire mission. You can let the
                         sniper shoot from the very start of the mission.
    3.7 Blunt Scroll
    -Makes you wish auto-aim was available for Elite too. 3 assault teams and a
     sniper (the sniper is Green team).
    Street1 Medium
    M4 / WA2000 (Green)
    .45cal M23
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Start from the north INS and head east until you pass the crates.
               Set up for CAlpha, guarding the eastern door to your south. Alpha,
               head straight south through the door and set up for CBravo where you
               can guard both the staircase and the hallway to the south. It's
               possible that tangos will come this way, depending on where they
               spawned at the beginning of the mission. Bravo, head up the stairs
               you were watching and clear the north side of this floor. Oftentimes
               it will be empty, but follow the northern wall just to be careful of
               a tango that sometimes stays around the NE terminal up here. Head
               down the stairs at the end of the hall and approach the opening to
               the hostage area. Hold for Charlie here. Charlie, throw a flashbang
               and secure the hostages. Escort them to EXT.
    Red Team: Wait at the NW corner of the southern INS for Alpha. You will need to
              wait for Green to clear a path before going further. Alpha, head into
              the airport and CBravo, mirroring Blue on this side of the terminal.
              For the rest of the mission, Red will copy Blue on the south side of
              the map. Red will definitely run into a tango on the second floor, so
              approach the SE room with the HB sensor out to see where he is. Head
              downstairs and wait for Charlie before the end of the hall. Charlie,
              throw in your own flashbang and clear whatever tangos you can find.
              Head to EXT.
    Green Team: Start at the south INS and sidestep south. Start SBravo here into
                the SW part of the terminal. A patrol will pass into your sights
                soon, and when he dies, another will arrive as well. Bravo, head
                inside and circle the perimeter of this room. This is to make sure
                everyone is dead, because sometimes a tango will wander into this
                room after Red has gone upstairs. After the room is secure, go
                upstairs after Red and proceed to the hallway that connects to the
                balcony overlooking the hostages. In this corner, SCharlie into the
                center of the balcony. You should be able to take out the single
                guard up here, but if you don't see him, get up and sidestep along
                the wall until you can shoot him. Charlie, head across the balcony
                and help the other teams secure the hostages. Return to EXT.
    Gold Team: From north INS, approach and wait for Alpha right behind the west
               door. Before Alpha, use the HB sensor to see where the tangos are in
               this room. Head inside and pick them off, triggering up to 6 tangos
               to walk into the choke point set up by Blue. Alpha, make your way to
               the hostages in the NE part of the terminal. Shoot the lone guard,
               then CCharlie the southern hallway. Charlie, escort the nearby
               hostages to EXT.
    Order of Operations: Begin as Green and make sure the first two tangos go down.
                         Then switch to Gold and set off the trap. Give Alpha and
                         rescue the first few hostages, then give Bravo and walk
                         Red through killing the 2nd floor guard. At this point, I
                         recommend cycling through Green, Blue, and Red in picking
                         off the tangos around the hostages one by one. Usually you
                         can end the mission without using the flashbangs or giving
    3.8 Broken Sceptre
    -Fun, easy, and simple. 2 assault teams/operatives and a sniper.
    Street1 Medium
    FAL / PSG-1 (Green)
    .50cal Desert Eagle
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: From north INS, run to the north building and enter the westmost
               door on the north side. There's a guard in the alcove nearby and
               another in the next room. Head upstairs and check for the patrolling
               tango in the nearby hallway; he should be on this end of the hallway
               by now, so shoot him quickly. Head for the NW corner of this room
               and CAlpha behind the bar, facing east towards the staircase. Alpha,
               make your way to the east door of the hostage room. Toss in a flash
               and carefully pick off the two guards in the ensuing chaos. Proceed
               to the next room and pick off the sniper guarding the street. Go get
               the hostage, who probably ran out into the hallway, and wait for
               Charlie. Charlie, escort him to EXT.
    Red Team: From south INS, go around the SW corner of the south building and
              hold for Bravo in front of the door here. Bravo, check for the
              patrolling tango nearby and when ready, enter and shoot him. Follow
              the hallway into another room where the rest of the guards will be.
              They are dug in a bit, so take care as you sidestep west and kill the
              guard in the north, then the other one nearby. After the 1st floor is
              cleared, go upstairs via the south staircase. Advance down the
              hallway and carefully kill the guards in the side rooms. The rooms
              on this floor have no doors. Wait for the 3rd floor guard to come
              and kill him as he heads back upstairs. With the 2nd floor clear,
              proceed to the third floor and sweep the floor of any tangos still
              alive. Escort the hostages to EXT.
    Green Team: Start from north INS and follow Blue at a normal pace. When you
                reach the 2nd story, look out for alerted tangos who may run in
                through the SW door. When the coast is clear, continue up to the
                3rd floor. Enter the first room and take down the tango in here,
                then pull out your rifle and snipe the sniper on the roof. Exit to
                the roof and sidestep west, facing south at the other building.
                Focus on the left (east) window for a guard in the bathroom, then
                when he's down, switch to the other window. You may be able to get
                both hostage guards. Continue sidestepping to the NW edge of the
                roof, then SCharlie into the hostage rooms. Charlie, head to EXT.
    Order of Operations: Take Blue until Alpha, then switch to Green until you are
                         waiting for Charlie. Switch to Red until the end of the
    3.9 Empty Cloud
    -A ton of hostages scattered about make for a nicely challenging map to end
     the game with. 3 assault teams.
    Street1 Medium
    FAMAS G2
    .50cal Desert Eagle
    HB Sensor
    Blue Team: Start at the northern part of INS so you get a head start on the
               other teams. Run inside and shoot the 2 guards near the entrance,
               then head for the circular area and use the HB sensor to find the
               tango roaming the halls. Shoot him first, then proceed to secure all
               the hostages marked on the map, moving from room to room as you get
               closer to the staircase to the south. Continue upstairs to the 3rd
               floor, where you'll find a theater area. Make your way around it and
               hold for Bravo backstage. Before Bravo, throw a flashbang into the
               theater and shoot the two tangos on the ground and one on the
               catwalks. Go back down to the 2nd floor and wait for Charlie outside
               the middle hallway that leads to the Copycat. Stay behind the door
               to avoid the camera. Charlie, head down the hall and eliminate the
    Red Team: Start near the south part of INS and head into the entrance area. Go
              up the east stairs of this room and move to the center part of the
              north side of this area. CAlpha towards the center of the circle of
              2nd floor rooms. Alpha, clear this floor of tangos (mostly just the
              east rooms) and head upstairs. Wait for Bravo at the main entrance of
              the theater. Bravo, enter and help Blue take down the tangos. Head
              back downstairs and wait for Charlie at the southmost door with a
              camera behind it. Charlie, head through and kill anyone left on the
    Green Team: Head into the entrance hall and CBravo at the bottom of the west
                set of stairs, aiming towards the second floor. Bravo, head east
                and carefully kill the guard closest to the door in the northern
                warehouse. You cannot really enter the warehouse because of snipers
                and also because the alarm will sound and the other hostage will be
                executed. After the guard is down, close the door and exit west. Now
                do the same for the south warehouse. Hold for Charlie by the open
                doors. Charlie, head into the south warehouse, through the hallway
                to the north, and through the north warehouse, all while keeping
                under the catwalks so you don't get shot. Head up the stairs in the
                NE corner and clear the catwalks up here.
    Order of Operations: Take Blue and quickly kill the first two guards to protect
                         the other teams. Then proceed to clear the 1st floor of
                         hostage guards. Then Red and Alpha: clear the 2nd floor.
                         Bravo and Blue again, flushing out the 3rd floor. Switch
                         to Green and clear the warehouses. Give Charlie as Red and
                         finish Black Thorn.
    4. Closing
    If you still have problems, use the invisible cheats (theshadowknows or
    teamshadow) and take a look around. Now you can explore the level and find out
    where all the terrorists are. Of course, you could kill them all, but why would
    you need a guide then? Hopefully, you can tweak your plans with this new info.
    Of course, you can ask me if you have still any further questions.
    Thanks to Ubisoft and Red Storm Entertainment.
    Copyright (c)2007 idyoticwyzard

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