|For other uses, see Bunker.|
Bunkers could be constructed by Chinese generals to defend their bases and any outposts on the battlefield. Each Bunker could be garrisoned with up to five infantry, who were protected while inside it, even from toxin and flame attacks. A Bunker filled with Tank Hunters would certainly slow down an enemy commander, especially since the Gattling Cannons were only effective against aircraft and infantry. Bunkers, like all Chinese buildings, could also be mined to prevent fast ground assaults.
Due to there being no power consumption this structure is unaffected by EMP effects, and the structure can be constructed quickly. Whilst the bunker itself was moderately armoured and surprisingly cheap, if it is destroyed the infantry are made much more vulnerable. Since the weapons of the infantrymen inside still had the same limited range, Bunkers were vulnerable to artillery units.
Because of the threat posed to infantry in structures by some weapons systems, the Chinese designed the bunker to be able to withstand some attacks that would clear out other structures, including:
- Dragon Tank
- Toxin Tractor
- Combat Drops
- Toxin Rebels
In addition, if the building is destroyed, the infantry survive, whereas with other buildings the soldiers vacate when it is critically damaged, they can remain inside a Bunker until it is destroyed.
|Land mine||Deploy standard mines around the Bunker.||Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $600.|
|Neutron Mines||Upgrades the standard to neutron mines thus allowing them to kill vehicle pilots instead of destroying them.||Available for all Chinese buildings except Speaker Towers for a cost of $500. Requires Land mine to be installed.|
The Overlord tank and Helix could be upgraded with a bunker similar to the free-standing structure.This "bunker" is actually an vehicle upgrade to carry troop compartment with fit-to-all-weapon firing ports. These type of "bunker" virtually add a infantry carrying capacity. Beside armor clad, these type of bunker provide no other protection, especially from chemical, nuclear, or garrison-clearing weapon.
General Shin Fai also had the Assault Helix instead of the normal Helix, this improved the maximum number of passengers, but could only be upgraded with bunker (instead of bunker, gattling cannon or an propaganda tower).
- Zero Hour patch 1.03: fixed the crash that would occur when a stealth fighter attacked a garrisoned bunker or palace