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Uncrushable when deployed
Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Overview[edit | edit source]
Undeployed, they carry an automatic rifle that is effective against other infantry. Their rifle, while effective, has a slower rate of fire compared to other infantry units; making them vulnerable when not deployed.
Like the standard GI, they are able to deploy into personal fortifications; instead of sandbags however, the Guardian GIs use collapsible steel emplacements that not only protected them from small arms fire but also rendered them immune to the crushing treads of tanks and other vehicles. Once deployed, they swapped their rifles for anti-tank Javelin RPG launchers. A group of three Guardian GIs with Javelins can turn enemy tanks (and aircraft) into scrap metal in seconds.
The primary weakness of the Guardian GI's is the slow pace at which they move while undeployed. This is due to the heavy weight of their armour, anti-vehicle weaponry and the collapsible steel fortifications which they carry on their backs when not in use.
Tactics and counters[edit | edit source]
The Guardian GI is a formidable anti-tank unit, especially against vehicles that lack anti-personnel weaponry. They are even more versatile when placed in a Battle Fortress. Inside the heavy vehicle, they are completely immune to anti-personnel weaponry and can fire on the move at a faster rate than normal. With this method, they are excellent counters not only against tanks but also slow-moving aircraft such as Kirov airships and Yuri's Floating Discs.
Anti-infantry units such as Viruses, Desolators, Snipers or Gattling Tanks can easily make short work of them without fear of retaliation. Basic infantry such as conscripts can also make relatively short work of Guardian GIs. Guardian GIs would lose against Rocketeers due to being infantry, and that their anti-armor weapons did little to infantry personnel.
Anti-Infantry vehicles are still a threat to Guardian GIs. A counter for this problem is keeping the Guardian GIs in IFVs or Battle Fortresses.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
When selected[edit | edit source]
- Tanks are no match!
- We're uncrushable!
- Let's show 'em what we got.
- Solid as a rock, sir!
- On the mark, sir!
- Sir, yes, sir!
When moving[edit | edit source]
- Right away, sir.
- Affirmative, sir!
- Let's move out!
When ordered to attack[edit | edit source]
- He's mine!
- They want a scrap?
- We'll take 'em!
- I'm all over him!
- Let's throw down!
When ordered to deploy (unused)[edit | edit source]
- Diggin' in!
When suppressed[edit | edit source]
- They're not lettin' up!
- I need a medic!
- It's too much!
- I'm hit bad!
- I can't take anymore!
- They're right on top of me!
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Their missile launchers look identical to flak troopers' flak guns, maybe due to lack of new modelling.
- In their pre-release appearance and the cameo, their helmets are gray. In their final SHP sprite, they are black.
- In the concept art, they seem to be holding a Beretta M12 submachinegun.