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BM-21 Grad
Grad 1
Unit
Affiliation

GLA

Role

Medium artillery

Armament
  • 122mm artillery rockets
  • Guided missile (add-on)
Tier

2

Properties
Hit points

200

Armor type

TruckArmor

Sight radius

200

Amphibious

No

Speed (land)

30 (25 when critically damaged)

Production
Cost

$1500

Build time

0:14

Produced by

Arms Dealer

Requires

Chemical Lab

Hotkey

D

Combat
Ground attack
  • 28-20 (rockets, initial)
  • 35-25 (rockets, first salvage)
  • 45-30 (rockets, second salvage)
  • 250-50 (guided missile, initial)
  • 320-80 (guided missile, first salvage)
  • 400-120 (guided missile, second salvage)
Cooldown
  • 900 (sustained fire)
  • 200 (between shots), 10000 (reload after 10 shots) (barrage fire)
  • 2000 (pre-attack delay), 9000 (between shots) (guided missile)
Attack range
  • 400, minimum 150, radius 25-45 (rockets)
  • 450, minimum 200, radius 50-100 (guided missile)
Function
Add-ons

Guided Missile

Upgrades
Abilities
  • Ground Attack
  • Sustained Fire Mode
  • Barrage Fire Mode
Elite ability

Self-repair

BM-21 Grad, at your disposal.
- Grad leaving the Arms Dealer
Grad icon
Employed by General Sulaymaan, the GLA's BM-21 Grad is notorious for its formidable range, firepower and wide area damage capabilities.

Lore

Commence the onslaught!
- BM-21 Grad

General Sulaymaan, the Warlord General is easily called the most resourceful general of the GLA faction. Once Deathstrike's Lieutenant during the first GLA conflict 14 years ago he has moved upward in the ranks of the GLA command structure, From this he is given access to many scrapyards and weapons seen in the last few conflicts alongside some of his own contraptions. The BM-21 is such weapons. Able to fire successive shots at a large radius pelting it with High Explosive missiles and then move along to another location within seconds. Just like any other GLA unit, this unit will pack a bang for its buck - which happens to be on sale these days.

Abilities

Ability Description
Grad ground attack icon
Ground Attack
Order the unit to continuously attack the target area.
Grad sustained fire mode icon
Sustained Fire Mode
Fire the rockets in a constant rate between shots.
Grad barrage fire mode icon
Barrage Fire Mode
Fire bursts of multiple rockets with a long delay between each burst.

Add-ons

Add-on Cost Description
Guided missile icon
Guided Missile
Free Replaces the Grad's artillery rockets with a single guided missile that deals the entire barrage's damage at once but can be jammed and intercepted.

Requires salvaged USA Tier 2 technology.

Overview

A new destination.
- Grad moving

GLA's recently introduced BM-21 Grad supplies GLA with some much needed long range firepower in exchange for lower mobility compared to other GLA units. The Grad has two firing modes - Sustained Fire Mode and Barrage Fire Mode. The first mode allows it to continuously fire a single missile at a steady rate, while the latter allows it to quickly fire a number of missiles at a time with an interval between barrages.

It is advisable to accomany with Radar Van to help with their low sight and large weapon range.

Tactics

The Grad's firepower, range and AoE makes it devastating against all types of ground units and structures. Though it is fairly slow for a GLA unit, it is still more mobile than other artillery pieces like the Nuke Cannon or Mortar Track.

Grads can be used with tunnels to compensate for their mobility, and also make for a good defence. Enemy units can be rapidly decimated by massed Grad barrages, and the Grads can retreat into tunnels if they are taking damage, or if the enemy attempts to destroy them with aircraft or gets too close for comfort.

The Grad's damage can be further increased by 25% with the AP Rockets upgrade. Like all GLA vehicles it gains self-repair capabilities after the Junk Repair upgrade has been purchased.

Counters

As with most artillery units, the Grad is vulnerable to aircraft, so the best counters to Grads are fighters and helicopters, both of which can destroy Grads very quickly due to their low health.

Like most artillery pieces, the Grad is fairly slow and lightly armored, and also has a minimum range. Thus, if you manage to move your units within this minimum range the Grad will be forced to back up before it can fire at them.

PDL equipped units like Avengers and Paladins can neutralise Grad rockets and reduce the potency of their barrages, though unless you have a great many PDL equipped units most of the rockets will still get through. Heavily armored units like Sentinels may be able to withstand enough Grad barrages to get within range and destroy them. Other artillery pieces can also be used to attack Grads from long range.

Quotes

When created

  • BM-21 Grad, at your disposal.

When selected

  • They shall meet their end.
  • Waiting patiently.
  • They shall learn the meaning of pain.
  • Their insolence shall be their undoing.
  • Yes, General.
  • We are required.
  • There will be stories of this day.
  • Fear the howl of death.
  • We have many rockets to spare.
  • Grad, awaiting the moment to strike.

When ordered to move

  • Every second counts.
  • An excellent choice.
  • Their end draws near.
  • Ripe for the taking.
  • A new destination.
  • But of course.
  • Our message will be clear.
  • As quickly as possible.
  • We will make our presence known.
  • They shall behold our strength.

When ordered to use Sustained Fire Mode

  • Their end is inevitable.
  • The assault will be ceaseless.
  • One after another.

When ordered to use Barrage Fire Mode

  • Ready the barrage!
  • Their demise will come swiftly.
  • We show no mercy.

When ordered to attack

  • Remove them!
  • No prisoners, no survivors!
  • They will be no more!
  • It is time, FIRE!!
  • Teach them a lesson!
  • A HAIL OF PAIN!!
  • The heavens will rain down upon you!
  • Oooh, don't get mad – get "Grad"!
  • Commence the onslaught!

Gallery

See also

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