NOD 12 – Secure Ion Cannon Security Codes
GDI are testing a new orbital Ion Cannon. Your mission is to infiltrate the GDI base and capture the Advanced Communications Center. You don’t need to destroy all GDI forces, just capture the center.
You begin with 5 vehicles plus an MCV. Move the vehicles north and then west until you come across the 2 Mammoths guarding the crossing. Kite the Mammoths around until you have them separated. Now you can take them on one at a time and hopefully survive the encounter.
Go over the crossing to the west and bring your MCV with you. Deploy your MCV near the Tiberium field to the north west. Quickly build the usual base and place a Cannon to the north west edge to defend against GDI attacks. You’ll want to replace it with an Obelisk once you have the money.
The GDI base is in the north eastern side of the map and there are two entrances, from the west and the south. There will be a lot of GDI vehicles, including Mammoth Tanks patrolling this area. Kite them back to the Obelisk near your base to deal with them quickly.
The Construction Yard is on the western side and looks like a juicy target. If you destroy the Guard Towers and the cement wall you can easily get an Engineer in take take over the Construction Yard. Sell it for cash and then work at taking over or destroying the other buildings.
The Advanced Communications Center is in the top right corner of the GDI base so you’ll basically have to destroy all the other buildings to get to it. Once you have the Construction Yard destroyed just take the other buildings down systematically until you can take over the Advanced Communications Center with an Engineer and win the mission.
The map for the right route is the same as the map for the left route so refer to the walkthrough above for how to win this mission.