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Rocket soldier (Tiberian Dawn)

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Rocket Soldier

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Unit
Internal name

E3

Affiliation

CNCR GDILogo.png Global Defense Initiative
CNCR NodLogo.png Brotherhood of Nod

Role

Anti-armour/anti-aircraft infantry

Armament

Light TOW rockets

Tier

1

Tech level

2

Properties
Hit points

25

Armour type

N/A

Production
Cost

$300

Build time

0:17

Produced by

Barracks (GDI)
Hand of Nod (Nod)

Combat
Ground attack

30 (AP)

Air attack

30 (AP)

Cooldown

60

Speed

6

Attack range

4

Sight range

2

Rocket soldiers are specialized heavy infantry units available to GDI and Nod in Tiberian Dawn.

Background[edit | edit source]

Soldiers who undergo specialized training in the use of guided missiles serve as the primary line of defense against enemy vehicles and aircraft, thanks to the light TOW munitions they use.

Game unit[edit | edit source]

Rocket soldiers are raised at barracks and Hands of Nod. While minigunners are effective against infantry and light vehicles, rocket soldiers are intended for use against enemy armor, aircraft, and buildings, with minigunners providing a screen against enemy infantry.

Rocket soldiers are effective against all hard targets and can attack them from a distance. However, they are slow and just as squishy as other infantry types. As a result, they should never be left without an escort as the enemy can intercept them with light infantry or tanks, which can simply run them over.

Finally, they are also a cheap alternative to anti-aircraft emplacements. A group of two can take out an attacking unit and is cheaper than a SAM site if playing Nod.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The sidebar icon in Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn depicts rocket infantry armed with M72 LAW, a single-shot, unguided anti-tank weapon.
  • The pop-up icon on the sidebar of this unit, when displayed, calls the unit "Bazooka".
  • In all instances, calling the unit a rocket soldier is incorrect; guided munitions are called missiles.

See also[edit | edit source]

CNCR GDILogo.png Global Defense Initiative First Tiberium War Arsenal CNCR GDILogo.png
CNCR NodLogo.png Brotherhood of Nod First Tiberium War Arsenal CNCR NodLogo.png
Sole Survivor Cover.jpg Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor Arsenal Sole Survivor Cover.jpg