The leading division of the infamous GLA.
With its forces more commonly seen in frontline battles compared to other GLA cells. The Scarab Cell places a heavy emphasis on survivability and an adequate amount of modernization, to go toe to toe against enemy factions with a great technological superiority compared to the GLA’s crude armies.
The GLA’s Scrap-masters introduced newly created Quad Tanks – upgrading the survivability of old Quad Cannons, Marauder MKII – adding a rotating turret for easier tracking of multiple targets, Scarab Rockets – adding extra firepower to Main Scarab Tanks, and the MOW – a new artillery piece capable of operating both deployed and undeployed.
To combat fierce tank battalions, heavy ordnance trained insurgents are created to solely target vehicles and claim early victories for their armies, or an experienced pilot may be called to drop an unsuspected carpet bombing on the enemy.
Enemy commanders who have repeated bouts with the Scarab Cell always learn to never underestimate old relics of the past.
The most fanatical and extremist soldiers find a home amongst the Scorpion Cell armies, armed with a zealous mind and willing to sacrifice themselves for their homeland.
You can thank their Chemists for the creation and addition of toxin weapons systems to the GLA arsenal. However, Dr Thrax, is notoriously responsible for the creation of Anthrax Gamma, a new potent strain of toxin to further their destructive power, used wildly by their Toxin Soldiers and Plague Spreaders, as well upgrading other units with toxin warheads.
Other Chemists take themselves to the front line, nicknamed Street pharmacists. These brave medics wield highly potent healing properties to heal other soldiers immediately, and even add an unknown benefit, that not even they themselves fully understand yet.
Take care when fighting these armies, as they will never surrender themselves, nor take any prisoners.
Priding themselves with their highly used and effective guerrilla tactics and reliable use of putting any scrap they find to good use. You’ll often find the Cobra Cell responsible for various kidnappings, assassinations, insurgent rebellions, and various terrorist plots across the globe.
Infiltrations and ambushes are made easy when facing their armies, with key structures or high value targets are eliminated with ease by summoning groups of insurgent forces in these areas.
For a lack of head strong vehicles against larger tank forces, handmade EMP trucks were crafted to rush into enemy tank battalions and leave them stranded, easy targets for artillery forces.
Masses of infantry can find themselves up against Rioter squads and Sandstorms artillery, forced to choose between Molotov cocktails on the ground or homing missiles from the air. Various contacts the GLA have made allow transport planes to drop supplies wherever needed, upgrading a certain number of vehicles with newly acquired equipment.
When facing the Cobra Cell, always double check your base and be wary of ambushes, your forces may disappear as quickly as a blink of the eye.