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Gen Gameicon.png ZH Gameicon.png
Gen1 Overlord Tank Icons.png
Overlord Tank
Generals Overlord.jpg
Unit
Affiliation

China.gifChina
C nuke.pngTsing Shi Tao
China.gifLeang

Role

Heavy assault tank

Armament
  • Twin ZPT-98 125mm cannons
  • Gatling cannon (upgrade)
  • Infantry Bunker (upgrade)
  • Speaker Tower (upgrade)
Properties
Hit points

1100

Armour type

Tank Armor

Transport slots

5 infantry (Bunker upgrade)

Production
Cost

$2000

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Chinese war factory

Requires

Propaganda center

Hotkey

O

Combat
Ground attack
  • 80 (100 with Uranium Shells) (Cannon)
  • 10 Gattling Cannon vs. ground
  • 5 Gattling Cannon vs. air
Speed

20 (30 with Nuclear Tank)

Attack range

175

Sight range

150-200

Function
Add-ons
CNCG Overlord Battle Bunker.png
Battle Bunker
CNCG Overlord Gatling Cannon.png
Gatling Cannon
CNCG Overlord Propaganda Tower.png
Propaganda Tower
Upgrades
ZH Isotope Stability Icons.jpg
Isotope Stability(Tao only)
Gen1 Subliminal Messaging Icons.png
Subliminal Messaging
Gen1 Uranium Shells Icons.png
Uranium Shells
Gen1 Nuclear Tanks Icons.png
Nuclear Tanks
Abilities

Can crush vehicles
Detects stealth when upgraded with gatling gun

Are you ready?
- Overlord Tank rolling out of the War Factory

The mighty Overlord is the ultimate land vehicle in Generals.

Background[edit | edit source]

I am big.
- Overlord Tank stating the obvious

It is by far the largest, most powerful and considered the final word in armor fielded by any of the factions in the GLA conflict. It can quite easily defeat any conventional vehicle in a one on one fight. Traveling on four sets of treads, the Overlord by default mounts two enormous cannons (located on the sides of its turret) and boasts extremely heavy armor. The Overlord is also sufficiently large to crush other smaller vehicles. The Overlord stands as a supreme late game unit.

Chinese General Ta Hun Kwai, known as the 'Tank General', developed his own, even more dangerous model of the Overlords, known as the Emperor Overlord Tank.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Unit[edit | edit source]

The following upgrades are purchased for each individual tank. Only one may be applied to any single tank at a time.

CNCG Overlord Battle Bunker.png Battle Bunker When purchased, the Overlord was outfitted with a bunker that could hold 5 infantry units. This cost $400 per tank. Beware that the bunker may not protect its inhabitant from chemical attacks.
CNCG Overlord Gatling Cannon.png Gatling Cannon When purchased, the Overlord was outfitted with a gatling cannon, effective against infantry and aircraft. This cost $1200 per tank. Like with the land version this gatling has stealth detection in a small range
CNCG Overlord Propaganda Tower.png Propaganda Tower When purchased, the Overlord was outfitted with a small speaker tower, emboldening and healing nearby allies. This cost $500 per tank.

Base[edit | edit source]

The following upgrades are purchased at various buildings.

ZH Isotope Stability Icons.jpg Isotope Stability When an Overlord Tank with the Nuclear Tanks upgrade was destroyed, the radiation no longer harmed allies. Purchasable from Tsing Shi Tao's Propaganda Center for $2000.
Gen1 Subliminal Messaging Icons.png Subliminal Messaging Increases effectiveness of any mounted Propaganda Towers by 25%. Purchasable from all Propaganda Centers for $500.
Gen1 Uranium Shells Icons.png Uranium Shells Increases damage by 25% and adds radiation damage
Automatically applied to Tsing Shi Tao's tanks
Purchasable for normal China and Ta Hun Kwai at the Nuclear Missile Silo for $2500.
Gen1 Nuclear Tanks Icons.png Nuclear Tanks Increased all Overlord Tanks' movement speed by 25%.
Automatically applied to Tsing Shi Tao's tanks.
Purchasable for normal China and Ta Hun Kwai at the Nuclear Missile Silo for $2000.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Overlord Tank variants
They will beg for mercy.
- Overlord Tank on the offensive

The slow-moving, overwhelmingly-armed Overlord epitomizes the basic approach of the Chinese army. In order to be most effective these tanks should be used in mixed squads, with varied upgrades and flank protection from other units.

With their double cannons and thick armor they make good tank destroyers in addition to running over infantry and vehicles including enemy tanks. A large group of upgraded Overlord Tanks (more than three) is unstoppable, unless met with overwhelming force or dedicated AA weapons. Due to their armor they are ideal for making the initial breach in the enemy line and allowing smaller, faster, less armored units to attack the rear and fight in the confines of the enemy’s base. The Overlord can also play a role in defending a base or key areas on the battlefield before more permanent base defenses can be constructed.

Overlords are unwieldy and the slow traverse of their turrets means that large groups of smaller and more mobile anti-tank units can quickly overwhelm them (although, it should be noted that when facing large number of smaller vehicles in a confined area, the Overlord can simply run them over). The Overlord's armor is particularly vulnerable to rocket-wielding infantry units and enemy aircraft, although the Gatling Cannon upgrade compensates for this to an extent. Despite their apparent size, Overlord is transportable.

Jarmen Kell's skill at killing vehicle drivers makes the slow-moving Overlord particularly vulnerable and a favorite target-of-opportunity to the GLA. Rocket firing aircraft (F-22 Raptors, MIGs, Comanches, etc.) are recommended as counter, as the Overlord fares poorly against aircraft even when upgraded (although the bunker upgrade with five tank hunters somewhat compensates for this). General Granger's fleet of King Raptors can also make short work of them. Hijackers may also easily approach and capture the vehicle, especially if the Overlord is not upgraded. Terrorists and Bomb trucks are also quite effective counters, as the Overlord is unable to outrun them or gun them down quickly enough. A rogue nuke cannon with neutron shell would be a final say for overlord. Chinese opposition can also use EMP based weapon on it. Also all three US generals have units (King Raptor, Aurora Alpha, Laser Crusader) that are fairly effective against the Overlord.

Because of these weaknesses, Overlord tanks should never be sent into a battle unescorted. It is strongly recommended to support them with artillery, anti-air, anti-infantry, sensor and air support units. One Overlord can be upgraded with speaker tower, improving the safety of the group.

The Overlord's voice is calm and (sometimes thought to be) sarcastic. Their voice may seem creepy and unsettling.

Selected Quotes[edit | edit source]

Are you ready?
- When emerging from the War Factory
This is the Overlord Tank.
- When selected
It is time.
- When selected
What do you need?
- When selected
I am big.
- When selected
Overlord is waiting.
- When selected
Extra large.
- When selected
Overlord moving.
- When moving
Nothing in our way.
- When moving
What is next?
- When moving
In a moment.
- When moving
I am in control.
- When moving
This better be good.
- When moving
It won't be long.
- When moving
I will finish this.
- When ordered to attack
I will take care of it.
- When ordered to attack
I see.
- When ordered to attack
They will beg for mercy.
- When ordered to attack
This will be over, soon.
- When ordered to attack
Is that all?
- When ordered to attack
They are puny.
- When ordered to attack
I will crush.
- When ordered to run over
They are nothing.
- When ordered to run over
Smooth it out.
- When ordered to run over
Leave, now.
- When unloading
Dismissed.
- When unloading
Bunker is empty.
- When unloading
Bunker will be ready soon.
- When ordered to upgrade with Battle Bunker
Speaker tower will be ready soon.
- When ordered to upgrade with Speaker Tower
Gatling cannon will be ready soon.
- When ordered to upgrade with Gatling Cannon
Bunker is ready.
- After upgraded with Battle Bunker
Speaker tower is ready.
- After upgraded with Speaker Tower
Gatling cannon is ready.
- After upgraded with Gatling Cannon

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

China.gif People's Republic of China First GLA War Arsenal China.gif
China.gif General Leang Arsenal China.gif
Sheppard.png Tanks Sheppard.png