The Grenadier is a GDI common infantry squad unit in Command & Conquer: Rivals.

Description

The Grenadier has been a common sight is GDI armies since the very first Tiberium War. The modern Grenadier Squad is equipped with stielhandgranate-style grenades for increased range and EMP charged payload which can slow down even the largest enemy ground vehicles.

Abilities 

  • Reveals adjacent stealthed units.
  • Attacks against vehicles slow their Attack Speed by 25% and Movement Speed by 60% for 0.7 seconds.

Game unit

Grenadier squad excels at stopping vehicle threats. Not only do they have considerable damage output, but they also reduce the movement speed of vehicles, which makes it difficult to escape once the grenades start falling.

The rather sluggish movement speed of Grenadiers means they are not suited to chase down vehicles, but they do well on defense. If greater mobility is required, Jump jet troopers are a good alternative.

The ability to reveal stealthed units is a serious threat to the lightly armored Stealth tank.

Being a specialty unit, Grenadiers are vulnerable to air and infantry. To cover them, use Rhino, Pitbull, or a Wolverine.

Their substantial health allows Grenadiers to withstand anti-infantry fire from light aircraft and infantry for some time, but even then the supporting units should come to help as soon as possible.

Changelog

Added to the game on 22 March 2019
2019-04-23:

  • Initial Attack Delay reduced to 0 (was 0.25)
  • Health increased to 550 (was 500)
  • Projectile speed increased to 30 (was 20)

2019-06-05:

  • Emp attack speed decrease, increased to 25% (was 15%)
  • Movement speed EMP increased to 60% (was 55%)

2019-06-27:

  • Grenadier movement behavior adjusted (faster turn)

2019-09-12:

  • Increase projectile speed by 25%

Quotes

When created

  • Grenadier, reporting
  • Grenadier unit, ready
  • Boom, baby, booom!

When selected

  • Explosives are primed
  • Ready for action
  • Grenadier awaiting orders
  • Waiting orders
  • Charges are ready

When moving

  • You got it
  • I'm on it
  • Explosives on the move
  • Don't drop the grenade! Don't drop the grenade!!
  • Move it or lose it!

When moving to attack favorably

  • Love a good explosion
  • Boom, baby, boom!
  • We've got this!
  • They don't stand a chance!

When moving to attack neutral

  • Bringing the boom
  • That's cigar or dynamite?
  • Taking the boom to 'em
  • Boom boom
  • Juggling grenades

When moving to attack unfavorably

  • It's a good day to die!
  • This is gonna be bad
  • Boom has left the room
  • This will hurt

When unable to attack target

  • Negative
  • Nope, not happening
  • Can't blow that up

When attacking

  • Pulling the pin!
  • Lighting the fuse
  • Chucking grenades

When under attack

  • Grenadiers pinned down!
  • Grenadiers getting pounded!
  • They're rippin

Gallery

Trivia

  • In other Tiberium universe games the grenadiers are a anti-infantry unit.
  • Speaking in booming voice.
  • When idle juggles the grenades.


See also


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