"Heh, friends jealous of bigger gun!"
RPG-30 Rocket Launcher
Camaraderie (fights harder
|“|| RPG, locked and loaded!|
- freshly promoted RPG Conscript
The RPG Conscript is the Russian army's basic anti-tank infantry. Specializing in halting the armored advancements of the enemy, they make short work of any vehicles that happen to come near.
|“|| What needs exploding?|
- RPG Conscript
Some conscripts enter the battlefield to never come back. Others, who survive their missions might get an RPG-30 launcher as an acknowledgement of their experiences. Being an RPG Conscript is already a honor among the regular ones, because of their better weaponry and better average treatment from the Russian generals.
Some generals even allowed SHMEL ammunition to their RPG conscripts but after an amount of major fatal accidents caused by conscripts mixing RPO rockets as RPG and burnt themselves to death by it, this treatment was soon expelled from the army.
|“|| This... not exactly career highlight...|
- RPG Conscript realizing what his new job is
RPG Conscripts are generally slower than their average counterparts due to the weight of their weapon, and compared to other factions' basic anti-tank infantry, they can't aim to air targets - generals must deploy Igla Troopers for that job. On the other hand, the RPG-29 launcher is more effective than other faction's basic antitank weaponry.
The Advanced Infantry Munitions 1.85 upgrade also increases the performance of the RPG Conscript, by firing a dummy warhead before the real one, which makes the RPG Conscript a viable solution even in lategame against factions deploying countermeasures tactics.
Of course, the RPG Conscript is largely ineffective versus infantry and tanks might also just crush it instead of firing at them.
Pros and Cons Edit
- Quick to train
- Fires distraction warhead before real one (when upgraded)
- Can auto-heal (when upgraded)
- Grants temporary Camaraderie fire-rate buff to allied infantry when unit dies, and receives it when allies fall
- Cannot attack aircraft
- Vulnerable to infantry
- Before 1.85, the RPG Conscript used the voiceset of the Conscript from Red Alert 2, and they had the ability to fire SHMEL rockets to clear enemy garrisons - this was removed in favor of the SHMEL Trooper.
|Infantry||Boris Bikov • Conscript • RPG Conscript • Igla Trooper • Shmel Trooper • Shock Trooper • Spetsnaz • VDV|
|Vehicles||Arms Supplier • Badger • Blackbear • BRDM • Buratino • Construction Crane • Field Quarters • Golem • Gorgon • Grizzly • Grumble • Kodiak • Mauler • Mishka • Ogre • Rhino • Sentinel • Shilka • Supply Wartruck • Tesla Tank • Topol-M • Tor Heavy AA • Tunguska • Wolverine|
|Aircraft||Berkut • Havoc • Hellion • Hind • Hunchback • Sokol|
|Structures||Airfield • Barracks • Coal Power Plant • Command Bunker • Debris Bunker • Helipad • Industrial Plant • Missile Silo • Radar Outpost • Supply Warehouse • Tremor AGAS • War Factory • Weapons Bunker|
|Defenses||Blackout Node • Component Tower • Kashtan|
|Support||Backfire • Blackjack • Candid • Halo • MiG Bomber|