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Delphi's info decoded and Kane has been found. He is overseeing experiments at a Bio-research facility in this area. Destroy 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.
- Mission briefing

Ion Cannon Strike is the thirteenth GDI mission of Tiberian Dawn.[1]

Background

After successfully evacuating Dr Mobius from Nod forces, General Sheppard directed James Solomon to destroy Nod's biochemical research lab at Niš, Yugoslavia. Reports from Agent Delphi confirmed that Kane was sighted at the lab so its complete destruction was imperative.

The Ion Cannon despite its recent hacking and destruction of a key GDI monument had completed testing and was securely back under GDI control. Understanding the importance of this mission, James Solomon was given access to this new weapon by Mark Jamison Sheppard, but was informed that he would have to construct an Advanced Communications Center in order to use it.

Events

Nod forces in the area were based in two small bases. And James Solomon had yet to locate the Bio-research laboratory or construct an Advanced Communications Center.

But despite the best efforts of Nod forces, James Solomon's men were able to locate the Bio-research laboratory. It is not known whether James Solomon used the Ion Cannon on the site though it would certainly have been powerful enough to obliterate the laboratory in a single shot.

After the laboratory was destroyed the surviving Nod forces in the area dismantled any remaining buildings and fled the area.

Aftermath

GDI forces chase Nod further into Yugoslavia.

After destroying the laboratory it was discovered by GDI that Kane had not been in the laboratory at the time of it's destruction. But knowing that the war in Europe was lost, Nod forces had began an organized retreat towards Bosnia and the Temple of Nod there. GDI were determined to chase them down before they could rally at their intended destination.

Walkthrough

Deploy the MCV and get many Advanced guard towers and mammoth tanks as possible. Build the advanced communications center to get the ion cannon then locate the lab with Orcas. Then destroy the lab with either the ion cannon or the orcas.

Do not attack the Nod harvesters otherwise Nod will throw everything they got at you.

Trivia

  • Two versions of this map exist. SCG13EA is available by clicking the bottom of the country, and SCG13EB is reached by clicking the top. Both versions are identical.
  • In Command & Conquer: Remastered, the arrow on the mission map mistakenly points at Kosovo.

Videos

Briefing
Change of plan (mission start cinematic)
Facility staff evacuating (mission accomplished cinematic)
GDI 13A - Ion Cannon Strike (Yugoslavia West)
GDI 13B - Ion Cannon Strike (Yugoslavia East)

References

  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer. GDI mission 13: "get bio lab".
Tiberian Dawn and The Covert Operations missions
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