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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 30: GDI Mission 13

GDI Mission 13
GDI Mission 13

Population: 10,337,000
Geographic Area: 39,449 Square Miles
Capital: Belgrade
Government: Republic
Gross Domestic Product: $120.1 Billion
Point of Conflict: Belgrade
Military Power: Free Standing Army

We've discovered Kane's bio-chemical research laboratory. Find the base, and destroy it!

Location: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Objective: Find Kane's bio-chemical research lab and destroy it.

Briefing: Delphi's info decoded and Kane has been found. He is overseeing experiments at a Bio-research facility in this area. Destroy the facility while we have him cornered. Build an Advanced Communications center to access the new Ion Cannon. It will greatly assist you in your objective.

Author's note: Honestly, no friggin' pep talk about the Mammoth Tank but the Ion Cannon gets one? Whatever, something about target divergence and tech-boys. The Ion Cannon is a single-target weapon, that has a much smaller radius than cutscenes would have you believe.

Name: Brigadier General Sheppard
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: Supreme Commander of GDI
Voiced/Played by: Eric Martin

Stoic, and seemingly unemotional, Sheppard is the upper echelon of GDI command. He's also the first to come under fire by the media, and spends considerable time at press events and in meetings with political and military leaders.

Author's note: Sheppard is more obsessed about Kane as this campaign progresses.

COST: 2800
An upgrade to the Communications Center, this structure not only provides radar, but is the uplink center for the Ion Cannon—GDI’s most devastating weapon. Once charged, it can unleash a blast on an unsuspecting target. The Ion Cannon requires power to charge: If your base is under powered, it will stop. To fire, left click on the Ion Cannon icon in the sidebar.

Author's note: The Ion Cannon really sucks when compared to the Nuke. The Ion Cannon doesn't kill everything in 1 hit, has little to no area of effect, but at least it recharges faster than a nuke? Really though, the cost investment (in the building, power, and defenses) isn't worth it, outside a few specific uses.