GAMES: Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath – Global Conquest Strike Forces

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Strike forces are groups of units which move together on the world map in the Global Conquest mode. The game provides a set of default strike forces, but players are able to compose their own. A strike force can only use units that belong to a single subfaction. The AI has a set of special strike forces that are not available to the human player by default.

Strike forces can move and attack in areas that are within their range. GDI and Nod strike forces can “teleport” between ports, while Scrin ones can do so between wormhole ends (which they have to create first). When near allied bases, strike forces can be repaired and upgraded. If a strike force has an MCV (and $6000) or Drone Ship (and $8000) in its ranks, it can be ordered to build a base, which lasts 1 turn. They can be decommisioned with a fraction of their initial cost returned to the player in the same way buildings are sold in the standard RTS mode.

The more corners the strike force icon has, the larger it is. The sizes are: Ultra-Light, Light, Medium, Large, Ultra-Large.

Alongside the usual cost in credits, each unit in a strike force has its cost in points set depending on the type it belongs to. A single strike force can have units which add up to a maximum of 50 points. Below is the run-down of general unit point counts:

  • Infantry: 1 point
  • Tier 1 vehicles/aircraft: 2 points
  • Tier 2 vehicles/aircraft: 2-3 points
  • Tier 3 vehicles/aircraft: 3-4 points
  • MCVs and Drone Ships: 4 points
  • Walkers: 4-5 points
  • Epic units: 20 points

 

Global Defense Initiative

 

Tier 1

Mechanized Troop
Cost:
$4590 | Points: 18 | Subfaction: GDI

2 Rifleman Squads, 2 Missile Squads, 2 Pitbulls, 3 Guardian APCs, 2 Predator Tanks

Mechanized Squadron
Cost:
$7220 | Points: 26 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 3 Rifleman Squads, 3 Missile Squads, 2 Pitbulls, 3 Guardian APCs, 3 Predator Tanks

Hussar Squadron
Cost:
$7360 | Points: 22 | Subfaction: Steel Talons

1 MCV, 6 Titans, 3 Wolverines

Mechanized Regiment
Cost:
$10790 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 7 Rifleman Squads, 6 Missile Squads, 1 Engineer, 2 Pitbulls, 8 Guardian APCs, 6 Predator Tanks

 

Tier 2

Armor Troop
Cost:
$4590 | Points: 14 | Subfaction: GDI

2 Rifleman Squads, 1 Missile Squad, 2 Grenadier Squads, 2 Predator Tanks, 1 Slingshot, 1 Shatterer

Armor Squadron
Cost:
$7430 | Points: 23 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 2 Rifleman Squads, 2 Missile Squads, 2 Grenadier Squads, 1 Slingshot, 2 Shatterers, 2 Orcas

Dragoon Squadron
Cost:
$7850 | Points: 28 | Subfaction: Steel Talons

1 MCV, 1 MRT, 4 Titans, 4 Wolverines, 2 Orcas

Armor Regiment
Cost:
$11665 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 4 Rifleman Squads, 4 Missile Squads, 1 Engineer, 4 Grenadier Squads, 4 Guardian APCs, 4 Predator Tanks, 1 Slingshot, 3 Shatterers, 2 Orcas

 

Tier 3

ZOCOM Squadron
Cost:
$7185 | Points: 14 | Subfaction: ZOCOM

1 MCV, 5 Zone Raider Squads, 2 Zone Shatterers

Armored Cav Squadron
Cost:
$7465 | Points: 18 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 2 Sniper Teams, 1 Commando, 1 Shatterer, 2 Juggernauts

Dragoon Regiment
Cost:
$7850 | Points: 28 | Subfaction: Steel Talons

1 MCV, 1 Combat Engineer, 1 MRT, 4 Titans, 1 Heavy Harvester, 3 Wolverines, 3 Slingshots, 5 Mammoth Tanks

ZOCOM Regiment
Cost:
$12505 | Points: 48 | Subfaction: ZOCOM

1 MCV, 5 Zone Raider Squads, 2 Guardian APCs, 1 Rocket Harvester, 4 Zone Shatterers, 4 Mammoth Tanks

Armored Cav Regiment
Cost:
$14885 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MCV, 1 Missile Squad, 2 Sniper Teams, 1 Commando, 4 Zone Trooper Squads, 1 Slingshot, 2 Shatterers, 4 Mammoth Tanks, 2 Juggernauts, 2 Firehawks

 

Spec Ops Squadron (only available through the Special Forces support power)
Cost:
$1000 | Points: 13 | Subfaction: GDI

2 Sniper Teams, 1 Commando, 4 Zone Trooper Squads, 2 Firehawks

 

Tier 3 with epic unit

MARV Heavy Support
Cost:
$11310 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Steel Talons

1 MARV, 3 Rifleman Squads, 3 Missile Squads, 2 Combat Engineers, 2 Grenadier Squads, 1 MRT, 1 Slingshot, 4 Mammoth Tanks

MARV Strike Force
Cost:
$11625 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: GDI

1 MARV, 4 Rifleman Squads, 4 Missile Squads, 2 Engineers, 3 Grenadier Squads, 2 Zone Trooper Squads, 1 Shatterer, 2 Mammoth Tanks, 1 Juggernaut

ZOCOM MARV
Cost:
$13730 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: ZOCOM

1 MCV, 1 MARV, 2 Missile Squads, 2 Sniper Teams, 4 Zone Raider Squads, 2 Slingshots, 2 Zone Shatterers, 2 Mammoth Tanks

 

Brotherhood of Nod

 

Tier 1

Strike Team
Cost:
$4555 | Points: 23 | Subfaction: Nod

4 Militant Squads, 4 Militant Rocket Squads, 1 Saboteur, 2 Attack Bikes, 3 Raider Buggies, 2 Scorpion Tanks

Mechanized Squadron
Cost:
$6975 | Points: 33 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 4 Militant Squads, 4 Militant Rocket Squads, 1 Saboteur, 4 Attack Bikes, 2 Raider Buggies, 4 Scorpion Tanks

Strike Force
Cost:
$8865 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 7 Militant Squads, 6 Militant Rocket Squads, 1 Saboteur, 4 Attack Bikes, 6 Raider Buggies, 6 Scorpion Tanks

 

Construction Team (only available to the AI)
Cost: $5260 | Points: 16 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 2 Attack Bikes, 2 Raider Buggies, 2 Scorpion Tanks

 

Tier 2

Combat Team
Cost:
$4800 | Points: 19 | Subfaction: Nod

1 Militant Squad, 2 Militant Rocket Squads, 2 Black Hand Squads, 3 Raider Buggies, 2 Scorpion Tanks, 2 Flame Tanks

Combat Group
Cost:
$6490 | Points: 20 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 2 Black Hand Squads, 2 Shadow Teams, 3 Flame Tanks, 2 Beam Cannons

Combat Force
Cost:
$12035 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 3 Militant Rocket Squads, 1 Saboteur, 4 Black Hand Squads, 5 Fanatic Squads, 4 Shadow Teams, 1 Raider Buggy, 2 Scorpion Tanks, 3 Flame Tanks, 3 Beam Cannons, 4 Venoms

 

Kilian Force (only available to the AI)
Cost: $9180 | Points: 43 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 5 Militant Squads, 5 Militant Rocket Squads, 2 Saboteurs, 7 Scorpion Tanks, 1 Harvester, 3 Flame Tanks

Venom Flight (only available to the AI)
Cost: $4500 | Points: 20 | Subfaction: Nod

10 Venoms

 

Marked of Kane Group (only available through the Raise Marked of Kane support power)
Cost: $1000 | Points: 21 | Subfaction: Marked of Kane

4 Awakened, 4 Enlightened, 3 Shadow Teams, 4 Tiberium Trooper Squads, 2 Beam Cannons

Vanguard Group (only available through the Rouse Militants support power)
Cost: $1000 | Points: 18 | Subfaction: Marked of Kane

4 Awakened, 4 Enlightened, 2 Fanatic Squads, 3 Shadow Teams, 4 Tiberium Trooper Squads

Confessor Group (only available through the Rouse the Black Hand support power)
Cost: $2000 | Points: 24 | Subfaction: Black Hand

2 Confessor Cabals, 2 Militant Rocket Squads, 2 Saboteurs, 4 Black Hand Squads, 4 Fanatic Squads, 2 Flame Tanks, 2 Mantes

 

Tier 3

Spec Ops Team
Cost:
$3995 | Points: 6 | Subfaction: Nod

1 Saboteur, 4 Shadow Teams, 1 Commando

Assault Team
Cost:
$4590 | Points: 15 | Subfaction: Nod

1 Militant Squad, 1 Militant Rocket Squad, 3 Shadow Teams, 2 Avatars

Black Hand Team
Cost:
$4840 | Points: 19 | Subfaction: Black Hand

2 Confessor Cabals, 2 Black Hand Squads, 2 Mantes, 1 Beam Cannon, 2 Specters

Assault Group
Cost:
$6940 | Points: 21 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 2 Black Hand Squads, 3 Avatars

Assault Force
Cost:
$12120 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Marked of Kane

1 MCV, 2 Black Hand Squads, 2 Shadow Teams, 1 Commando, 2 Specters, 1 Stealth Tank, 4 Avatars, 4 Vertigo Bombers

Revolutionary Guards
Cost:
$12540 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Nod

1 MCV, 4 Awakened, 4 Enlightened, 4 Tiberium Trooper Squads, 3 Shadow Teams, 1 Commando, 1 Raider Buggy, 2 Scorpion Tanks, 2 Beam Cannons, 3 Specters, 3 Stealth Tanks

Purifier Force
Cost:
$13030 | Points: 48 | Subfaction: Black Hand

1 MCV, 3 Confessor Cabals, 6 Black Hand Squads, 1 Commando, 2 Flame Tanks, 2 Beam Cannons, 3 Specters, 3 Purifiers

 

Purifier Group (only available to the AI)
Cost: $6970 | Points: 25 | Subfaction: Black Hand

1 Confessor Cabal, 4 Black Hand Squads, 1 Fanatic Squad, 3 Beam Cannons, 2 Purifiers

Bomber Force (only available to the AI)
Cost: $10040 | Points: 48 | Subfaction: Nod

12 Venoms, 8 Vertigo Bombers

Stealth Force (only available to the AI)
Cost: $10190 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Nod

4 Shadow Teams, 1 Commando, 6 Specters, 5 Stealth Tanks, 4 Vertigo Bombers

 

Tier 3 with epic unit

Redeemer Force
Cost:
$9865 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Nod

1 Redeemer, 4 Militant Squads, 4 Militant Rocket Squads, 3 Saboteurs, 2 Black Hand Squads, 2 Shadow Teams, 3 Avatars

Black Redeemer
Cost:
$12910 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Black Hand

1 Redeemer, 4 Confessor Cabals, 2 Militant Rocket Squads, 1 Saboteur, 3 Black Hand Squads, 3 Fanatic Squads, 2 Commandos, 3 Purifiers

 

Scrin

(*) – For some reason, default Traveler-59 strike forces cost slightly less than they would if they were exactly copied by the human player.

Tier 1

Hunter Clutch
Cost:
$4555 | Points: 22 | Subfaction: Scrin

5 Buzzer Swarms, 3 Disintegrator Squads, 2 Assimilators, 4 Gun Walkers, 2 Seekers

Hunter Swarm
Cost:
$7290 | Points: 33 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 5 Buzzer Swarms, 3 Disintegrator Squads, 3 Assimilators, 4 Gun Walkers, 4 Seekers

Hunter Nest
Cost:
$9565 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 8 Buzzer Swarms, 6 Disintegrator Squads, 3 Assimilators, 7 Gun Walkers, 7 Seekers

 

Builder Clutch (only available to the AI)
Cost:
$5330 | Points: 20 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 2 Gun Walkers, 3 Seekers

 

Dropship Swarm (only available through the Alien Dropship support power)
Cost:
$1000 | Points: 20 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 4 Buzzer Swarms, 4 Disintegrator Squads, 4 Assimilators, 4 Gun Walkers

 

Tier 2

Slayer Clutch
Cost:
$4520 | Points: 15 | Subfaction: Scrin

4 Disintegrator Squads, 4 Assimilators, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Devourer Tank, 1 Corrupter

Slayer Swarm
Cost:
$7255 | Points: 27 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 3 Buzzer Swarms, 2 Disintegrator Squads, 2 Assimilators, 1 Shock Trooper Squad, 1 Gun Walker, 1 Seeker, 2 Devourer Tanks, 2 Corrupters

Slayer Nest
Cost:
$12260 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 4 Assimilators, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 4 Gun Walkers, 2 Seekers, 4 Devourer Tanks, 4 Corrupters, 4 Stormriders

 

Tier 3

Executioner Clutch
Cost:
$4380 | Points: 12 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Ravager Squad, 1 Shock Trooper Squad, 1 Mastermind, 3 Corrupters

Traveler Swarm
Cost:
$6205* | Points: 21 | Subfaction: Traveler-59

1 Drone Ship, 1 Assimilator, 2 Cultist Squads, 2 Seekers, 2 Corrupters, 1 Annihilator Tripod

Reaper Swarm
Cost:
$6935 | Points: 23 | Subfaction: Reaper-17

2 Assimilators, 2 Ravager Squads, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Shard Walker, 1 Seeker, 2 Devourer Tanks, 2 Corrupters, 1 Reaper Tripod

Executioner Swarm
Cost:
$7290 | Points: 18 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 1 Ravager Squad, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Mastermind, 2 Devourer Tanks, 2 Corrupters

Traveler Nest
Cost:
$11210* | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Traveler-59

1 Drone Ship, 3 Cultist Squads, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Prodigy, 2 Corrupters, 3 Annihilator Tripods, 2 Devastator Warships, 1 Planetary Assault Carrier

Executioner Nest
Cost:
$12435 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Drone Ship, 4 Disintegrator Squads, 5 Assimilators, 1 Ravager Squads, 3 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Mastermind, 3 Devourer Tanks, 2 Corrupters, 4 Annihilator Tripods

Reaper Nest
Cost:
$12435 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Reaper-17

1 Drone Ship, 5 Assimilators, 6 Shock Trooper Squads, 5 Shard Walkers, 5 Reaper Tripods

 

Tier 3 with epic unit

Traveler Eradicator
Cost:
$10060* | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Traveler-59

1 Eradicator Hexapod, 3 Buzzer Swarms, 2 Disintegrator Squads, 2 Assimilators, 2 Ravager Squads, 3 Cultist Squads, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Prodigy, 2 Devastator Warships, 1 Planetary Assault Carrier

Reaper Eradicator
Cost:
$10775 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Reaper-17

1 Eradicator Hexapod, 3 Buzzer Swarms, 3 Disintegrator Squads, 3 Assimilators, 3 Ravager Squads, 3 Shock Trooper Squads, 3 Reaper Tripods

Executioner Eradicator
Cost:
$12435 | Points: 50 | Subfaction: Scrin

1 Eradicator Hexapod, 4 Buzzer Swarms, 4 Disintegrator Squads, 2 Assimilators, 1 Ravager Squad, 2 Shock Trooper Squads, 1 Mastermind, 2 Devourer Tanks, 4 Corrupters

 

 

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