B E T A 9: D E S T R O Y P R I M A R Y S A M S I T E S
L Z D E F E N S E
Unlike most missions, this one doesn't contain a lot of enemy ground units. There are a lot of enemy VTOLs, however. Produce some Cyclone AA units, and load a couple along with a truck and seven heavy combat units onto the transport. When they arrive, position the units to the north of the LZ while the truck constructs a Repair Facility and a few Cyclone AA emplacements. The Collective will send some Hover units to attack your LZ. Eliminate them before they cause too much damage to your operation. Bring in another load of combat units, then a bombardment group and a couple of VTOL groups. Construct several VTOL Rearming Pads near the LZ. Don't wander to the east of the LZ or the enemy position there will fire at your units. When the bombardment group arrives, blast this position to the ground.
S A M H U N T I N G
With the LZ secure, it's time to go on the offensive. With a combat group in the lead, head east, where the first enemy base is located. Start your attack at the southern portion of the base and work your way north. Use both your bombardment group and the VTOLs to level the base. There are several AA structures down in the depression that also must be destroyed. Once this base is finished, advance north.
Once you locate the second Collective base, send the VTOLs in to attack and also to give you a better look at what's inside. Assault this base from the eastern side first and then work your bombardments west until you take out all the defenses. The final enemy base is in the northwest corner. This base contains some enemy ground units, so keep a combat group or two ahead of the bombardment group for protection. Also send in VTOL strikes against the hardpoints and Factories to hasten the enemy's destruction.