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Be on watch for the enemy!
- RPG Trooper exiting the Barracks

The RPG Trooper was the basic anti-armor/air infantry unit of the GLA during the GLA Conflict.

Background[]

Armed with the Type 69 RPG, a Chinese copy of the famous RPG-7, the RPG trooper was trained and equipped to engage both ground and air targets, combining the roles of air defense and anti-armor.

RPG Troopers are trained from the GLA barracks like other infantry. Additionally, a pair of complementary RPG troopers would emerge from a newly constructed Tunnel Network to protect its entrance when completed.

Game unit[]

Generals RPG Trooper

A squad of RPG Troopers

RPG troopers fulfilled the basic function of anti-vehicle and anti-aircraft infantry in the GLA. Garrisoned in buildings, RPG troopers could provide a solid defense against attacks by enemy vehicles. As the war progressed, the GLA developed the battle bus, which could also allow infantry to fire from within it, acting as a moving bunker. This protected RPG troopers from machine gun fire and the danger of simply being run over, allowing them to conduct hit-and-run strikes against slow-moving tanks. Like all other infantry, they were vulnerable to anti-infantry fire, and their weapon was ineffective against other infantry.

Upgrades[]

Variants[]

Dr. Thrax[]

ZH Toxin RPG Trooper

Thrax's RPG trooper in Area Fifty-Two

ZH Toxin RPG Trooper Icons

Thrax's RPG trooper icon in Area Fifty-Two

In the campaign mission Area Fifty-Two, Dr. Thrax's RPG troopers sport a different icon and a different model, with a large toxin tank on the back. These RPG troopers fire toxin rockets that are especially deadly against infantry but do not leave residual toxin. Though not reflected in the upgrade panel, they can be further upgraded with Anthrax Gamma, which greatly increases their damage, allowing them to kill even hero units with a few shots.

Both the playable version of Dr. Thrax and the opponent version seen in Generals Challenge use the standard RPG trooper instead, presumably for balancing reason.

Rodall 'Demo' Juhziz[]

Rodall Juhziz's RPG troopers have warheads which have a more explosive impact than the standard ones. His RPG troopers, like most of his other infantry, are also equipped with explosives when upgraded and will detonate when killed.

Prince Kassad[]

In skirmish and multiplayer, Kassad does not have a unique variant of the RPG trooper. However, in the mission Hidden Agenda, his RPG troopers are fully stealthed.

Changelog[]

Quotes[]

Be on watch for the enemy!
- When emerging from the Barracks
Shh, I sense danger may be near!
- When selected
Quick, ready yourselves!
- When selected
The tunnels will protect us!
- When selected
Defending the tunnel network!
- When selected
Our land must be preserved!
- When selected
Guarding the GLA underground!
- When selected
Over there!
- When moving
Okay, over there!
- When moving
We must be careful!
- When moving
Watch your step!
- When moving
Stay close to safety!
- When moving
The enemy may be near!
- When moving
There they are!
- When ordered to attack
Get them! Get them now!
- When ordered to attack
Attack before they attack us!
- When ordered to attack
Overtake them!
- When ordered to attack
Don't let them get away!
- When ordered to attack
They are getting close!
- When ordered to attack
Defend our homes!
- When ordered to attack
It is too much!
- Under fire
I am losing ground!
- Under fire
Somebody, wish me a blessing!
- Under fire
I am alone!
- Under fire
I am failing!
- Under fire
Quick, run for shelter!
- When ordered to garrison building
We will be safe in there!
- When ordered to garrison building
Let's get in there!
- When ordered to garrison building
I fall to the enemy's hands...
- When surrendering
I can fight no longer...
- When surrendering
I grow weary of this task...
- When surrendering
We can hide our defenses with camo netting now!
- When the Camo Netting upgrade is completed
Our defenses will be hidden from the enemy!
- When the Camo Netting upgrade is completed
The new camo netting has arrived!
- When the Camo Netting upgrade is completed

Cut Demo RPG Trooper quotes[]

High explosives ready!
- When selected
It will be a big explosion!
- When selected
Demo grenades loaded!
- When selected
Blow up the area!
- When ordered to attack
Destroy them all!
- When ordered to attack
There may be some collateral damage!
- When ordered to attack

Cut Toxin RPG Trooper quotes[]

Toxic grenades primed!
- When selected
They cannot escape our toxins!
- When selected
We must use toxins to defeat them!
- When selected
Launch the toxic grenades!
- When ordered to attack
Toxicate them!
- When ordered to attack
Poison the enemy!
- When ordered to attack

Trivia[]

  • During development, the RPG trooper was called the tunnel fanatic and tunnel defender, as seen in the game's .ini files.
  • Both the Juhziz' and Thrax's RPG troopers were supposed to have additional exclusive quotes (see Quotes section above), but they were left unused.
  • RPG troopers carry what resembles the Chinese Type 69 RPG as seen in the icon (note its bi-pod), which, like other Chinese-made weapons, is in common use among Middle Eastern armed groups in reality. However, the in-game unit depicts them as using the RPG-27 instead.
  • For expediency reasons, the RPG troopers function as anti-air units in addition to anti-armor units, like its equivalents in other factions. While not realistic, this simplifies the task of assembling a well-rounded force. In real life, RPGs are not very useful against aerial targets aside from incredibly slow, low-flying aircraft such as hovering helicopters.
  • In real life, the RPG is can be effectively used against infantry. For balancing reasons, it is only effective against tanks and aircraft in-game.
  • Dr. Thrax's custom campaign-only RPG trooper variant, dubbed the toxin trooper, is armed with the M72 LAW. Like the Type 69, it too is a poor choice as an anti-air weapon as it lacks tracking capabilities. In addition, the M72 LAW is a single use recoil-less rifle in real life. After a rocket is fired, the tube becomes useless, and one has to grab another.

See also[]

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