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- Virus
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The Virus is Yuri's primary sniper unit.

Background

Armed with a plague-laden sniper rifle, these indoctrinated women can take out any standard infantry unit with one shot. When killed by the virus, the victim instantly decomposes and violently explode, releasing a cloud of fast acting bio-toxin that damages everything in its wake, including light vehicles passing through the cloud. Any infantry killed by the cloud will undergo an identical process and release another cloud.

These snipers were erased from the timeline of War of the Three Powers as a result of Cherdenko's time-travel.

Game unit

These snipers have a slow rate of fire and their dart guns are almost useless against vehicles and buildings. The toxin cloud is harmful to allied units as well, although interestingly enough, the Virus is immune. Furthermore, the virus is easily countered by any sort of vehicle or base defense, as well as British Snipers, which have superior range. Given a large group of enemy units with a good concentration of infantry, a good choke point, a good vantage point, and some patience, a single Virus could easily lay waste to a large number of units in said group.

Assessment

Pros

  • Strong against infantry.
  • Does not reveal position when attacking.
  • Faster rate of fire than Snipers.

Cons

  • Weak against building, vehicle or base defense.
  • Vulnerable to any kind of air unit.
  • Disadvantaged in close-ranged firefights.
  • Slow rate of fire.
  • Slow moving.
  • Toxin cloud is also harmful to friendly and allied units(excluding the virus units)
  • Less range than Snipers unless when elite.

Selected Quotes

Viral agent ready.
- When selected
Free inoculations.
- When selected
Here comes the plague.
- When selected
I am so very contagious.
- When selected
Flu shots, anyone?
- When selected
Epidemic on the move.
- When moving
Which way is the wind blowing?
- When moving
Nasty bug going around.
- When moving
Virus spreading.
- When moving
Just get me in range.
- When moving
Time to infect.
- When moving
No cure for this!
- When ordered to attack
How about a nice shot in the arm?
- When ordered to attack
This may sting a little.
- When ordered to attack
Taste my venom!
- When ordered to attack
Mmm, better got to the clinic.
- When ordered to attack
I cannot hold them off!
- Under fire
I need an antidote!
- Under fire
I'm in too close!
- Under fire
I feel sick.
- Under fire
I'm hit!
- Under fire

Gallery

Trivia

Early concept art of Virus is a man and it appears to be like a Chemical/Poison Spray/Trooper type unit instead of a poison sniper unit.

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