Command center (Generals)

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Gen Gameicon.png ZH Gameicon.png
Gen1 USA Command Center Icons.png CNCG China Command Center Cameo.png Gen1 GLA Command Center Icons.png Command Center

Gen1 USA Command Center.jpg

Generals China Command Center.jpg

Generals GLA Command Center.jpg

Structure
Affiliation
Role
  • Main headquarters
  • Special reinforcement abilities deployer
  • Properties
    Hit points 5000
    Armor type Structure Armor Tough
    Production
    Cost $2000
    Build time 0:45
    Produced by
    Hotkey C
    Combat
    Sight range 300
    Function
    Upgrades
    Gen1 Land Mine Icons.png
    Land Mines (China only)
    ZH Neutron Mines Icons.png
    Neutron Mine (China only)
    Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons.png
    Radar Upgrade (China only)
    ZH Fortified Structure Icons.jpg
    Fortified Structure (GLA only)
    ZH Camo Netting Icons.jpg
    Camo Netting (Prince Kassad only)
    Power 0
    Produces
    You destroyed my command center. I'm impressed general. Few could survive this long.
    - Kwai

    The command center was needed to organize data, initiate advanced tactics and authorize the production of most units and structures. Generals Powers were also utilized from the command center to get special and advanced weapons.

    Background

    The USA Command Center came with a built-in radar and could build Construction Dozers. A Spy Satellite could be accessed periodically via the US Command Center every 1 minute.

    China's Command Center also built Construction Dozers and could be upgraded with a radar.

    The GLA Command Center trained Workers and like all GLA buildings would leave behind a GLA Hole that could rebuild the Center if destroyed. GLA generals could fortify the building against enemy attacks with Fortified Structures upgrade, while Prince Kassad could also stealth the building with Camo-Netting as he learned to do with all GLA buildings. A Fake Command Center could also be built instead of a real one.

    Being mostly useless after the initial dozers and workers were constructed, the Command Center was often sold for a cash boost after initial construction had been completed. This did, however, make the USA and China's dozers irreplaceable (at least until a Command Center was rebuilt later), putting great emphasis on their destruction and protection and also took away radar if playing as USA or China (the GLA could build a radar van hence they could keep their radar). This also made the Generals Powers unusable.

    Upgrades

    China

    Gen1 Land Mine Icons.png Land mine Deploy standard mines around the Command center. Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $600.
    ZH Neutron Mines Icons.png Neutron Mines Upgrades the standard to neutron mines thus allowing them to kill vehicle pilots instead of destroying them. Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $500. Requires Land mine to be installed.
    Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons.png Radar Upgrade Access the radar system Available for building for a cost of $500.

    GLA

    ZH Fortified Structure Icons.jpg Fortified Structure Fortify Command center against enemy attacks. Purchasable at any Palace for a cost of $1000.
    ZH Camo Netting Icons.jpg Camo Netting Upgrades Command center with camo netting, rendering it invisible to enemy forces until it fires or is fired upon, or detected by detectors. Purchasable at the building for a cost of $500. Prince Kassad only.

    Command Centers of Generals

    Nicely play, General.You destroyed my Command Center, now I be forced to fight dirty....
    - Prince Kassad

    All the Command Centers of all the Generals where slightly different, having logo's in their color in front of their main door:

    USA

    Logo General Description
    USA Super Weapon Logo.png Super Weapon Big shield, with a small star in the middle
    USA Laser Logo.png Laser Triangle, with a small star in the middle ("Optical Radiation" warning sign)
    USA Air Force Logo.png Air Force Plane, seen from the up-side-down (similar to airport road sign)

    China

    Logo General Description
    China Tank Logo.png Tank Battlemaster Tank seen from the side
    China Infantry Logo.png Infantry An AK-47 assault rifle
    China Nuke Logo.png Nuke Radiation Warning trefoil, inverse (clear central circle and radiating arcs)

    GLA

    Logo General Description
    GLA Toxin Logo.png Toxin Bio-hazard warning trefoil
    GLA Demolition Logo.png Demolition A few dynamite sticks with a plunger-style detonator.
    GLA Stealth Logo.png Stealth Small circle with a larger circle around it(x 4) and an cross trough it (crosshairs with extra rings)

    Abilities

    Icon Name Ability Countdown Timer Levels
    Gen1 Emergency Repair 2 Icons.png Emergency Repair Instantly repair vehicles in an area 4 minutes
    • 1: Light repair
    • 2: Medium repair
    • 3: Serious repair

    USA

    Icon Name Ability Countdown Timer Levels
    Gen1 Spy Drone Icons.png Spy Drone Reveal targeted area permanently until destroyed. Cloaked and can detect stealth units 1.30 minutes none
    Gen1 USA Construction Dozer Icons.png Construction Dozer Build and repair American buildings. Clear mines 12 seconds none
    Gen1 Spy Sattelite Icons.png Spy Satellite Revealed targeted area for 15–18 seconds. Spot hidden objects 1 minute none
    Gen1 Paradrop 3 Icons.png Para Drop Drop Rangers from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area 4 minutes
    • 1: 5 Rangers
    • 2: 10 Rangers
    • 3: 20 Rangers
    Gen1 A-10 Strike 3 Icons.png A10 Missile Strike Strike the targeted area with gattlings and rockets by using A10 Thunderbolts. Reveal the targeted area and the A10 Thunderbolts paths 4 minutes
    • 1: 1 A10 Thunderbolt
    • 2: 2 A10 Thunderbolts
    • 3: 3 A10 Thunderbolts
    Gen1 Fuel Air Bomb Icons.png Fuel Air Bomb Drop a bomb from the C-130 Hercules plane which firstly spread an amount of on-air fuel that takes about several moments later to explode. The explosion destroy everything in its range. Recommended for enemy concentrations. This special weapon does not has any long effect. Reveal the targeted area for a while. The processes are aborted if the plane has been destroyed before the bomb could be dropped. 6 minutes none
    ZH Leaflet Drop Icons.png Leaflet Drop The Leaflet Drop is dropped by plane, and will spread propaganda leaflets over nearby targets. Any units will cease to fight while they take their time to consider the message delivered. 5 minutes none
    ZH Spectre Gunship 3 Icons.png Spectre Gunship When deployed, the Spectre Gunship will strafe the area for a given amount of time, bombarding the target with chainguns and its on-board howitzer. 5 minutes
    • 1: 10 seconds
    • 2: 15 seconds+
    • 3: 30 seconds+

    + Only accessible by AF and SW General.

    China

    Icon Unit/Upgrade Cost Descriptions Build Time (s) Levels
    Gen1 China Construction Dozer Icons.png Construction Dozer 1000 Builds all Chinese structures and repairs buildings. Clears mines 13 none
    Gen1 Radar Upgrade Icons.png Radar Upgrade 500 Online the radar system 20 none
    Gen1 Land Mine Icons.png Land Mines 600 Create mines around the building and harm enemy that pass through 20 none
    ZH Neutron Mines Icons.png Neutron Mines 500 Replace the mines to the neutron mines around the building and harm infantry that pass through. Kill vehicles and tanks crew when pass through. 25 none
    Gen1 Cluster Mine Icons.png Cluster Mines 1 General's Promotion Point Send a plane at the targeted area which drop a bomb that spread a set of cluster mines which harm enemies when go through it. Recommended to launch at your base entry or enemy production buildings (War Factory, Barracks, Supply Center, etc.). Does not harm Worker and Construction Dozer 4 minutes none
    ZH China Carpet Bomb Icons.png Carpet Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point One bomber drops its payload of high explosive bombs on the target area. 3 minutes none
    ZH Nuke Carpet Bomb Icons.png Nuke Carpet Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point One bomber drops its payload of tactical nuclear bombs on the target area. General Tao only. 2.30 minutes none
    Gen1 Artillery Barrage 3 Icons.png Artillery Barage 1 General's Promotion Point Fires several howitzers from the outer map at the targeted area. The shells destroy everything in their way. Recommended to attack enemy concentrations (Level 1) and buildings (Level 2 & 3) 5 minutes
    • 1: 12 shells
    • 2: 24 shells
    • 3: 36 shells
    Gen1 Cash Hack 3 Icons.jpg Cash Hack 1 General's Promotion Point Steal money from enemy Supply Center or Supply Stash via internet 4 minutes
    • 1: $1000
    • 2: $2000
    • 3: $4000
    ZH Tank Drop 3 Icons.png Tank Drop 1 General's Promotion Point Requests a reinforcement in the form of Battlemaster Tank to be parachuted on the map by plane. General Kwai only. 4 minutes
    • 1: 1 Battlemaster
    • 2: 2 Battlemaster
    • 3: 4 Battlemaster
    Gen1 Paradrop 3 Icons.png Para Drop 1 General's Promotion Point Drop Mini-Gunners from the C-130 Hercules plane at the targeted area. General Fai only. 4 minutes
    • 1: 5 Mini-Gunners
    • 2: 10 Mini-Gunners
    • 3: 15 Mini-Gunners
    ZH Frenzy 3 Icons.png Frenzy 1 General's Promotion Point Increases the firepower of the affected friendly/allied units 4 minutes none
    • 1: +10% in 10 seconds
    • 2: +20% in 20 seconds
    • 3: +30% in 30 seconds
    Gen1 EMP Pulse Icons.png EMP Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point Drop a bomb at the targeted area with a plane which freeze all mechanical units and buildings. Recommended to attack after launch this ability. 6 minutes none

    GLA

    Icon Unit/Upgrade Cost Descriptions Build Time (s) Levels
    Gen1 Worker Icons.png Worker 200 Builds all GLA structures and repairs buildings. Clears mines and collect supplies. 5 none
    Gen1 Rebel Ambush 3 Icons.jpg Rebel Ambush 1 General's Promotion Point Creates Rebels anywhere on the map 5 minutes
    • 1: 4 Rebel
    • 2: 8 Rebel
    • 3: 16 Rebel
    Gen1 Anthrax Bomb Icons.jpg Anthrax Bomb 1 General's Promotion Point Drop a bomb at the targeted area with a plane which spreading lethal toxins and corrosive agents over a wide area.ability. 6 minutes none
    ZH Sneak Attack Icons.png Sneak Attack 1 General's Promotion Point This allows the player to spawn a Tunnel Network anywhere on the map. The tunnel doesn't have a weapon mounted, but is connected to the main network. 4 minutes none
    ZH GPS Scrambler Icons.png GPS Scrambler 1 General's Promotion Point Cloaks all friendly units within its area of effect. These units retain their cloaking ability indefinitely, and only reveal themselves when firing. 2.30 minutes (3 minutes with Prince Kassad) none

    Changelog

    • Zero Hour patch 1.03:
      • fixed a crash that would occur when upgrading a fake GLA command center
      • fixed an issue that caused a GLA player's support powers to become un-clickable after he captured an opponent's command center

    Gallery

    Trivia

    • In the final game, the Command Centers of the individual generals are only differentiated by a symbol printed on the ground. However, every general was supposed to get a totally new Command Center specifically designed for that general. It was probably cut due to time constraints, but the normal models are all in the game and can be viewed with a model viewer.
    • Tank General's Command Center is the only one that's fully absent. Maybe they never got around to finishing him. Note also that the two other Chinese Command Centers have a green roof, whereas the normal Command Center has a brown roof.
    • The American Command Center has an unused animation which shows the radar dish building up, like when the player purchased the radar upgrade. This is unused because America starts with radar at all times. However, the players may have been required to purchase the radar upgrade at some point in game development. Note also that in the Worldbuilder, the American Command Center appears without the radar dish, even though this is never seen in the game.

    See also

    Generals USA icon.png United States of America First GLA War Arsenal Generals USA icon.png
    China.gif People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China.gif
    Gla.gif Global Liberation Army GLA War Arsenal Gla.gif
    China.gif General Leang Arsenal China.gif