The Bulldog is a fully self-automated defensive emplacement developed and used by the Royal Netherlands Army. Taking inspirations from the hidden fortifications of Switzerland as well as the historical Maginot line of France, these turrets have been placed alongside key strategic locations in many European countries, ready to pop out of the ground and engage hostile invaders upon activation by senior command. Depending on the operational clearance of the commander in charge, the Bulldog can deploy its weapons according to three operational routines: The most basic mode, dubbed "Argus" after the faithful dog of Odysseus, uses its dual 20mm gatling guns to riddle enemy footsoldiers and light vehicles. The second mode, named after the two-headed dog "Orthus", adds a set of shaped-charge rocket launchers for use against armoured targets. Finally, the third and most powerful mode, named "Cerberus" after the three-headed canine guardian of the underworld, uses both previous weapons in addition to a set of vertically launched surface-to-air missiles. This allows the Bulldog Turret to defeat a variety of threats and it can also be ordered to retract into its underground shelter to repair and conceal itself after an attack, making it useful as an ambush weapon by itself or as a component of a defensive line.
|Deploys the Bulldog Turret.|
|Retracts the Bulldog Turret to the ground, making it unable to attack but becomes stealthed and slowly repair itself at the rate of 20 hit points every second.|
The Bulldog can be deployed anywhere on the map where there is sufficient room. The Bulldog can retract into the ground and become hidden, only detected by stealth detection units.
The Bulldog, when not needed somewhere else, can be deployed in front of your defensive lines. Being relatively low in profile, most defense structures of the ECA will shoot right over it. It can also be deployed inside the enemy's base, causing havoc before it gets destroyed.
If a Bulldog turret is no longer needed, it can be manually destroyed by the push of a button.
(Bulldog Mark I Turret)
|Has gatling guns|
(Bulldog Mark II Turret)
|Has gatling guns and rockets|
(Bulldog Mark III Turret)
|Has gatling guns, rockets and anti-air missiles|
Behind the scenes
- Prior to 1.85 the Bulldog Mark I, II and III Turrets are referred to as "Argus", "Orthus" and "Cerberus" respectively.