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CNCGZH Listening Outpost Cameo.png
Attack Outpost
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Unit
Affiliation

China (Fai only)

Role

Transport
Recon/surveillance

Armament

8 garrisoned infantry (initially 3 Tank Hunters)

Properties
Hit points

350

Production
Cost

$1000

Build time

0:15

Produced by

Chinese war factory

Combat
Cooldown

4000 (Propaganda Tower)

Speed

40 (30 when badly damaged)

Sight range

250-500

Function
Upgrades
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Subliminal Messaging
Abilities
Notes

Built with 3 Tank Hunters inside

The Attack Outpost was an improved Listening Outpost developed for General Shin Fai.

Background[edit | edit source]

Like the Listening Outpost, it could detect all types of enemy units over a wide radius. However, it was geared more towards an attacking role owing to Fai's reliance on infantry over armoured forces, and was able to hold more infantrymen on board. Additionally, it came standard with a miniature speaker tower.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Adjusting frequency.
- Attack Outpost
Gen1 Subliminal Messaging Icons.png Subliminal Messaging Increased effectiveness of miniature speaker towers on Attack Outposts by 25%. Purchasable for $500 from any Propaganda Center.

Tactics/Counters[edit | edit source]

The Attack Outpost rolled out of Fai's War Factory with three Tank Hunters on board for protection. More infantrymen could be added, turning the Attack Outpost into an APC of sorts. They were quite cheap, versatile, had a vast sight range and were stealthed while not moving. Fai was known for packing them with infantry and deploying them in surprisingly large numbers. With mixed types of infantry on board, Attack Outposts could be effective against almost anything. If destroyed, infantry could escape an Attack Outpost with half health and continue the attack. Their stealth ability allowed the Chinese to launch deadly ambushes, a trait they were usually weak at due to their lack of stealth units, with the exception of their hero unit.

In spite of this, Attack Outposts still had quite poor armour, even if they could pack a punch. Heavy weapons could quickly destroy the Attack Outpost, and then anti-infantry weapons could move in to finish the job - provided they were available.

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