Guardian GI

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YR Guardian GI Icons.png YR Guardian GI Veteran Icons.png Guardian G.I.
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Unit
Internal name GGI
Affiliation RA2Alliedlogo.png Allied Forces
Role Anti-armour/anti-air infantry
Armament M60
(standard weapon)
Anti-tank missile
(deployed weapon)
Protection Flak armour
Tier 1
Tech level 2
Properties
Hit points 100
Armor type None
Amphibious No
Production
Cost $400
Build time 0:16
Produced by Allied barracks
Combat
Ground attack
  • 15 (25 when elite) (SA)
  • 40 (50 when elite) (deployed) (GUARDWH)
  • 30 (IFV)
Air attack
  • 40 (50 when elite) (deployed)
  • 30 (IFV)
  • Cooldown
  • 20
  • 40 (20 when elite) (deployed, IFV)
  • Speed 3
    Attack range
    • 4
    • 8 (deployed, (IFV)
    Sight range 6
    Function
    Abilities Uncrushable when deployed
    Elite upgrade Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing

    The Guardian G.I. is an Allied anti-armour/anti-air infantry unit in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

    Overview

    Undeployed, they carry an automatic rifle that is effective against other infantry. Their rifle, while effective, has a slower rate of fire compared to other infantry units; making them vulnerable when not deployed.

    Like the standard GI, they are able to deploy into personal fortifications; instead of sandbags however, the Guardian GIs use collapsible steel emplacements that not only protected them from small arms fire but also rendered them immune to the crushing treads of tanks and other vehicles. Once deployed, they swapped their rifles for anti-tank missile launchers. A group of three Guardian GIs with missiles can turn enemy tanks (and aircraft) into scrap metal in seconds.

    The primary weakness of the Guardian GI's is the slow pace at which they move while undeployed. This is due to the heavy weight of their armour, anti-vehicle weaponry and the collapsible steel fortifications which they carry on their backs when not in use.

    Tactics and counters

    The Guardian GI is a formidable anti-tank unit, especially against vehicles that lack anti-personnel weaponry. They are even more versatile when placed in a Battle Fortress. Inside the heavy vehicle, they are completely immune to anti-personnel weaponry and can fire on the move at a faster rate than normal. With this method, they are excellent counters not only against tanks but also slow-moving aircraft such as Kirov airships and Yuri's Floating Discs.

    Anti-infantry units such as Viruses, Desolators, Snipers or Gattling Tanks can easily make short work of them without fear of retaliation. Basic infantry such as conscripts can also make relatively short work of Guardian GIs. Guardian GIs would lose against Rocketeers due to being infantry, and that their anti-armor weapons did little to infantry personnel.

    Anti-Infantry vehicles are still a threat to Guardian GIs. A counter for this problem is keeping the Guardian GIs in IFVs or Battle Fortresses.

    Aftermath

    The Guardian GI was erased from the timeline after Anatoly Cherdenko's time travel. They were succeeded by the Javelin soldier.

    Changelog

    Quotes

    When selected

    • Tanks are no match!
    • We're uncrushable!
    • Let's show 'em what we got.
    • Solid as a rock, sir!
    • On the mark, sir!
    • Sir, yes, sir!

    When moving

    • Move!
    • Right away, sir.
    • Repositioning.
    • Affirmative, sir!
    • Let's move out!

    When ordered to attack

    • He's mine!
    • They want a scrap?
    • We'll take 'em!
    • I'm all over him!
    • Let's throw down!

    When ordered to deploy (unused)

    • Diggin' in!
    • Fortify!
    • Barricades!

    When suppressed

    • They're not lettin' up!
    • I need a medic!
    • It's too much!
    • I'm hit bad!
    • I can't take anymore!
    • They're right on top of me!

    Gallery

    Cameos

    In order: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese. Top row is standard, bottom row is veteran.

    YR Guardian GI Icons.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI French Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI German Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI Chinese Cameo.png
    YR Guardian GI Veteran Icons.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI French Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI German Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI Korean Veteran Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Guardian GI Chinese Veteran Cameo.png

    Trivia

    • Their missile launchers look identical to flak troopers' flak guns, maybe due to lack of new modelling.
    • In their pre-release appearance and the cameo, their helmets are gray. In their final SHP sprite, they are black.
    • In the concept art, they seem to be holding a Beretta M12 submachinegun.
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