GAMES: Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 – Allies: Structures


a_conyardConstruction Yard
The heart of every base is the Construction Yard. This structure is responsible for the creation of all other buildings in your base from simple walls to the technologically-advanced Battle Labs. Because this building controls your ability to expand your base and acquire new technologies, the wise commander protects it at all costs and at all times. In many missions, you will start with a Construction Yard already in place, while in others you will begin with an MCV and must deploy it to begin building.

a_powerplantPower Plant
While a few of your buildings, like your Construction Yard, provide their own power, most do not. To get them to operate at peak efficiency, you must provide them with power. That’s the function of this structure. Power Plants put out a good deal of energy, but larger bases will require multiple Power Plants to operate effectively. Power Plants are physically weak and critically important, so keep them well guarded.

a_refineryOre Refinery
Your Chrono Miners need somewhere to take the Ore they collect. That place is the Ore Refinery, a structure at the very heart of your economic operation. A filled Miner will return to the Refinery to dump its load of Ore before returning to the field. This Ore is then converted into credits, which you can use to purchase structures and units. Each Ore Refinery comes with a Miner. You will need one of these buildings in every mission, and will often want several. Make more Miners and Ore Refineries to make more money.

Description:The creation of all infantry units from the basic GI to the advanced Chrono Legionnaire is performed at the Allied Barracks. Many of your more powerful and effective structures and base defenses require the presence of a Barracks.

a_warfactoryWar Factory
If you wish to build vehicles (and you will), you will need a War Factory. All ground vehicles are created at the War Factory, although many may require the addition of other buildings to allow for production.

a_shipyardNaval Yard
Your navy will play an important role both in protecting your base and in attacking the enemy position. All of your naval units, including Dolphins, are created at your Naval Yard. This structure must be placed entirely in water. Damaged ships can be returned to the Naval Yard to be repaired.

a_airforceAir Force Command
The Allied Air Force Command Headquarters has two critical functions. Firstly, it provides radar, activating your Radar display, and allowing you to see the areas of the shroud you have removed on your Radar map. Secondly, this structure allows for the creation of aircraft. Each Air Force Command Headquarters can control up to four Harriers. Additional aircraft will require the production of a new Air Force Command Headquarters.

a_servicedepotService Depot
During the course of a battle, your units will become damaged. Moving a damaged vehicle into a Service Depot begins the repair process. Repairing damaged vehicles costs credits, with the cost depending on the severity of the damage to the unit.

a_battlelabBattle Lab
Many of the more advanced Allied units and defenses depend upon additional technology found only at the Battle Lab. To create the Allied special weapons, you must have a Battle Lab at your base. While expensive to build and requiring a lot of power to run, the units and structures available with the Battle Lab make it a necessary addition to any Allied base.

a_orepurifierOre Purifier
The Allies have developed the Ore Purifier as a way to further refine the Ore they mine. While an expensive structure, the Ore Purifier allows you to gain additional credits from every load of Ore your miners return to your Refineries. Over time, the Ore Purifier pays for itself many times over.

a_spysatelliteSpy Satellite Uplink
The Allied army depends on superior information to defeat the Soviet menace. When built and deployed, the Spy Satellite Uplink completely removes the shroud, showing all locations on the battlefield and on the Radar display.

a_wallsFortress Walls
Walls are a passive defence system designed to stop enemy infantry and vehicles. Multiple pieces of wall section can be placed at once for quick building.

Pillboxes are fortified gun emplacements designed to protect an area against attacks by enemy infantry. Pill-boxes are not very effective against vehicles and they cannot shoot through walls.

a_prismtowerPrism Tower
The Prism Tower is a powerful base defence for the Allies. Prism Towers fire a concentrated beam of light at any approaching enemy ground units. If Prism Towers are placed close enough together, they can fire one large, powerful beam by targeting each other and combining light beams on the target.

a_patriotmisslesPatriot Missile System
The Patriot Missile System is an anti-aircraft device design to keep Allied bases protected from Soviet aircraft. Effective against all enemy flying units, the Patriot can also target and destroy incoming enemy missiles.

a_grandcannonFrench Grand Cannon
This special French weapon is not a vehicle, but a large structure called the Grand Cannon. Once created, the Grand Cannon provides extremely effective base defence against enemy attacks, particularly against armoured units.

a_gapgeneratorGap Generator
Much of the Allied strategy revolves around gathering superior information and denying information to the Soviets. When a Gap Generator is deployed, it creates a shroud over a wide radius, hiding the Allied base from Soviet radar. The Gap Generator requires a great deal of power to maintain.

Allied research into time travel has developed the Chronosphere, a device that allows units to move instantly across the map. When used, the Chronosphere will move vehicles in a selected wide radius to another point on the map. Additionally, enemy vehicles can be transported with the Chronosphere. Enemy ships can be placed on land or enemy ground vehicles can be dropped in water, destroying them instantly. Like the Weather Control Device, when the Chronosphere is built, all players are notified and the shroud above the device is removed.

a_weathermachineWeather Control Device
The Weather Control Device gives the Allied commander the ability to control the forces of nature. Once built, the Weather Control Device will create a powerful lightning storm, which can be deployed over any part of the map, causing incredible destruction. The lighting storm will destroy buildings and units over a large area. When a Weather Control Device is built, all players will receive notification of the construction, and the shroud above the device is removed. All players will also receive a countdown as the lightning storm is developed.

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