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The Palace was a GLA building that was necessary for GLA commanders to acquire and use the more sophisticated weapons, structures and upgrades that the GLA had to offer, as a sort of tech center. Palaces could be occupied by up to five infantrymen at a time and used as a safe house for "hero units" (Black Lotus, Colonel Burton, Jarmen Kell etc.) under the attack of superweapons or air raids, or used as a blockhouse being both a physical and combative obstacle. The palace cannot be captured by the enemy.

Infantry from within can fire on incoming threats, making the palace a heavier version of the Chinese bunker (albeit a far more expensive one), with the added benefit that several building clearing units could not kill the infantry inside (Dragon tank, Rangers via combat drop or flash-bang grenades, or toxin tractors). However, as with all garrisonable buildings, it can be cleared out with Bunker Busters deployed by stealth fighters. Whilst trivial, it is also immune to EMP effects.


Gla fortifiedstructure.jpg Fortified Structure
(Zero Hour only)
Increases the palace's armour. Purchasable at any Palace for a cost of $1000.
ZH Camo Netting Icons.jpg Camo Netting
(Zero Hour only)
Upgrades the palace with camo netting, rendering it invisible to enemy forces until it fires or is fired upon, or detected by detectors. Purchasable at a GLA or Prince Kassad's palace for a cost of $500.

Upgrades available from the palace

Icon Upgrade Description
Gen1 Arm the Mob Icons.jpg Arm the mob Increases firepower of angry mobs by giving them AK-47 rifles
ZH Fortified Structure Icons.jpg Fortified Structure
(Zero Hour only)
Increases the armour of GLA buildings
Gen1 Camouflage Icons.png Camouflage
(GLA only)
Gives rebels the ability to stealth (this is enabled by default for Prince Kassad's stealth rebels)
ZH Demolition Icons.png Demolition
(Rodall Juhziz only)
Allows all units and base defenses to self-destruct
Gen1 Anthrax Shells Icons.png Toxin shells
(GLA only)
Arms Scorpion and Marauder tanks with toxin-laced shells
Gen1 Anthrax Beta Icons.png Anthrax Beta
(GLA and Prince Kassad only)
An improved toxin variant for all toxin-based weapons (this is enabled by default for Dr. Thrax)
ZH Anthrax Gamma Icons.jpg Anthrax Gamma
(Dr. Thrax only)
A further improved toxin variant for all toxin-based weapons



  • The palace may be an allusion to 2003's invasion on Iraq, as Saddam was accused of hiding his weapon of mass destruction in one of his palaces. Real life palace construction would be much more luxurious and elegant, with little consideration to the building's durability (other than longevity) or any other purpose.

See also

Gen GLA Logo.png Global Liberation Army War against the GLA Arsenal Gen GLA Logo.png