Command and Conquer: Generals Unit Tactics: GLA Foot Unit Strategies:
The GLA or Global Liberation Army is known for its resourcefulness and shrewd tactics. Much of the armored vehicles including technicals and marauders have the ability to scavenge destroyed enemy vehicles to upgrade their firepower.
One of the important units to look out for is the scud launcher, bomb truck and the terrorist infantry unit. The truck can be very deceptive and can inflict serious damage on enemy structures. Learn more about GLA units and the strategies required to use them in this Command and Conquer: Generals tactics guide.
The rebel is the basic infantry unit of the GLA. It has the ability to capture buildings, which can be researched at the barracks. There are several additional abilities that can be upgraded. You can increase the damage by 25 percent if you research “AP bullets" at the black market. What’s more, you can also use their stealth ability against enemy infantry. All you have to do is research the “camouflage" upgrade at the Palace to have this ability.
With the help of stealth, the GLA rebel units can ambush enemy units, particularly in areas that are left undefended. With stealth, you can use them to capture buildings and oil derricks silently.
These are very dangerous when used against enemy tanks and missile launchers, but can easily fall prey to Gatling tanks, Humvees, pathfinders or foot infantry. Always disperse them and then detonate enemy units, do not use them in packs.
In most skirmish maps, you will find vacant black-colored cars. Garrison them inside to create car bombs and drive inside enemy buildings and units to inflict maximum damage. But, remember that they can also cause damage to nearby GLA structures and units, so do not detonate near the friendly units. These are very resourceful and are the one of the best Command and Conquer Generals tactics for the GLA faction.
The RPG trooper is very handy unit against both land and air units, but can get killed by the Chinese Gatling tanks, American Humvees and infantry units. Use 5-6 units to destroy armored vehicles and aircraft easily. You can also put them inside GLA Technicals to inflict maximum damage. Just like the rebels, the RPG troopers’ fire power can be increased by 25 percent if upgraded to “AP rockets" at the black market.
This unit is the perfect answer to USA’s Colonel Burton. He has the abilities of the sniper and can denote buildings through his remote controlled bomb. You can use him to snipe infantry units as well as vehicle drivers and later steal them. But, his weakness is the slow refill time of his sniper rifle. One can easily eliminate Jarmen Kell with the help of anti-stealth units. But, he can hide inside buildings and take out all infantry units. To make things difficult, the building does not change to the GLA team color, but once you locate Jarmen Kell, you can force him to evacuate by throwing flash bang grenades.
Hijackers are one of the most utility units of the GLA faction and so can be tactically employed to cause greater damage. They are mainly used to steal assault and general enemy vehicles. You can use them to capture enemy vehicles having first level veteran status. You can also hijack enemy dozers, build their structures and units and create havoc on them with their own structures. To unlock the hijacker, you will have to build palace, barracks and spend three general points. Quite a hard work to create this unique unit, but worth the price!
Angry mob is generally a group of specially created units that can cause maximum damage to armored vehicles. They are generally created in groups. They can be unlocked after building the Palace. They have the most unique weapons including stones, Molotov cocktails and can be upgraded with firearms after researching “arm the mob" at the palace.
While they are not the best of command and conquer: generals tactics to employ against USA pathfinders and Chinese Gatling tanks, they can cause serious damage to tanks and enemy structures. Use at least 4-5 upgraded mobs against enemy buildings and vehicles. They can also be a great option for defending key GLA structures.
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