GDI 15: Temple Strike
The Temple of Nod has been found and it’s your duty to destroy it, along with all Nod forces in the area. This is made more difficult by the fact the the Nod effectively have 2 full bases. There are 3 paths to this mission, each with a different map.
Move the Medium Tank over the bridge and use it to take out the Fire Tank. Now bring your MCV across and begin your base just to the east of the river crossing. To make this mission easier you can move your MCV south and position it just north of the Nod base.
Build a Power Plant, Communications Center and Advanced Communications Center as quickly as possible. Now place Advanced Guard Towers outside the entrance to the Nod base but out of range of the Cannons. Try to build up to 3 Advanced Guard Towers. They should deal with anything coming out of the base.
Nod have two Construction Yards and a Temple of Nod. The Temple is tucked away to the bottom right corner, one construction yard is behind a village in the bottom left corner and the other on the south side of the southern base.
At some point Nod will send out Harvesters from the eastern exit to steal your Tiberium. To stop this from happening build a wall of Sand Bags across the exit. If Nod want to send out Harvesters they’ll need to get past your Advanced Guard Towers.
The central Nod base shouldn’t be too much trouble. Use the Ion Cannon to take out the Obelisk. Build the Repair Facility so you can build Mammoth Tanks. A few Mammoth Tanks and supporting units should be able to clear out the central base. Take over the Nod buildings rather than destroying them as Nod will just rebuild.
Next take over the Construction Yard in the far bottom left corner of the map. Position your tanks to the west of the main Nod base. Slowly push through and focus on targeting their Construction Yard and Airfield.
Watch out for Nukes! Just when you think you’re about to win Kane will Nuke your northern base. There are two triggers for a nuclear attack. The first is when you destroy 5 Nod buildings, the Refinery, the Airfield, the Hand of Nod and two Power Plants. You’ll also get nuked when you begin attacking the Temple of Nod.
Make sure you have a second construction yard so you can keep building if one of them gets nuked. Once all forces have been destroyed you’ll complete this mission, and win the GDI Campaign.
I found this map the most difficult of the three. Use your tank to destroy the Flame Tank on the bridge and then move over the two Rocket Infantry to kill them. Now bring your MCV over the bridge and start a base by the Tiberium field.
When you have your vehicles ready send them out to take out the Turrets and SAM sites on the hills to the north and east of your base. Fairly quickly you’ll want to Sand Bag the south pass from the Nod base so you can secure the southern Tiberium fields and prevent getting attacked from that direction.
Nod will send a Chopper with Engineers onto the starting island so make sure you have some Infantry guarding the bridge to stop them. After that Nod will build a Hand of Nod, Obelisk and Power Plant on the south Tiberium field just left of the lake. Place your own units there to stop them from building, or place an Engineer nearby so you can take over the Hand of Nod once it’s built.
The small Nod base is fairly easy to take over. Use your Ion Cannon to destroy the Obelisk of light and then move in with Mammoth Tanks to destroy all units in the base. Bring in Engineers to take over all the buildings and use it as a stepping stone to the main base.
There is another Nod Construction Yard to the north east of the map and the Temple of Nod is to the north west. Creep along to the southern side of the main base with Mammoth Tanks and an APC with Engineers. Use the Ion Cannon to take out the Obelisk, blast through the southern walls and drop off your Engineers to take over the Construction Yard, Airfield and other buildings.
Push forwards and destroy the Temple of Nod, along with all other buildings and units to win the campaign.
This route starts you off in a better position, with tons of Tiberium to the south. The walkthrough is essentially the same. Use an Ion Cannon to take out the Obelisk in the western base and destroy all units with Mammoth Tanks. Bring in Engineers to take over the base, especially the Silos for extra credits, and use it to bring forces down to the main southern base. Push forwards and destroy the Temple of Nod on the island and all other units to win the game.
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