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[[Image:Monkeylord marching in.jpg|thumb|right|450px|Experimental units are a force to be reckoned with. Here, an army of ''[[Monkeylord]]s'' marching through an enemy base.]]
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[[File:Monkeylord_marching_in.jpg|thumb|272px|Experimental units are a force to be reckoned with. Here, an army of ''[[Monkeylord]]s'' marching through an enemy base.]]
Experimental units are the biggest, strongest and most effective units in [[Supreme Commander]]. They play a very large part in the appeal to the game, giving players the possibility of creating weapons to crush opposing armies, on a scale they had never before seen.
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'''Experimental units''' are large, powerful units in ''[[Supreme Commander]]''. Acting as the signature weapons for each faction.
   
They are incredibly powerful, and most have a mix of abilities that make them even more effective on the battlefield. Each faction has three experimental units, and they constitute some of the major [[faction differences]]. The [[Forged Alliance]] expansion adds one experimental unit to each faction, plus the three [[Seraphim]] ones.
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== Gameplay ==
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Experimentals are usually armed with powerful weaponry and have various abilities to give them an edge in battle. Each faction has three experimental units (Four in Forged Alliance, including the Seraphim) and constitute some of the major [[faction differences]].
   
Experimental units are often considered "Tech 4". They are constructed not by factories but by tech 3 engineers, [[SCU]]s, and upgraded [[ACU]]s. The resource requirements for experimental units are extreme, so there must be a robust economy available to support the construction. They also take so much time to construct that a single engineer should never be used to construct them. Instead, as large a group as possible should be used to accelerate the construction.
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Often considered "Tech 4" as they are constructed by construction units at Tech 3, much like structures. However, due to the high-powered nature of these mobile ''superweapons,'' a commander should have a robust supply of resources to deploy these units. Their construction times are also very high, often requring scores of Engineers or ACUs to get them into the field as quickly as possible.
   
With the release of [[Forged Alliance]], their cost and construction time have been greatly reduced, allowing for easier deployment. As a counter part to this, their power was reduced, not making them the all mighty they used to be. While they can still wreak havoc and destruction, a well defended base, or a large amount of tech 3 units can stop them.
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=== Forged Alliance ===
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In the expansion, construction costs and times have been halved, allowing them to be brought out quicker and sooner. Their firepower have been reduced as a result. Therefore Commanders are encouraged to build them in greater numbers, exhibiting numbers over strength.
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As the Seraphim were introduced, one additional experimental was added to each faction.
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[[File:T4_CZAR_wreck2.png|thumb|300px|Wrecks of experimental units are extremely valuable]]
   
 
== Use ==
 
== Use ==
Although experimental units are much more powerful than most units, a common mistake is to overestimate their power. Sending one alone against a well defended enemy base is almost guaranteed to fail, as the unit will probably be destroyed shortly after reaching said base...this is especially true of [[Monkeylord]]s. However, sending 2 or 3 of such units ''at once'' can create a force that even the best defended bases will have trouble stopping. Never overestimate your experimental units, escort them with anti air, and you will probably never fail to destroy your target.
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Although experimental units are much more powerful than most units, a common mistake is to overestimate their power. Sending one alone against a well defended enemy base is almost guaranteed to fail, as the unit will probably be destroyed shortly after reaching said base. This is especially true of [[Monkeylord]]s. However, sending 2 or 3 of such units ''at once'' can create a force that even the best defended bases will have trouble stopping. Never overestimate your experimental units, escort them with anti air, and you will probably never fail to destroy your target.
   
 
== List of experimental units ==
 
== List of experimental units ==
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=== Aeon ===
 
=== Aeon ===
*[[Aeon Experimental Sacred Assault Bot|Experimental Sacred Assault Bot: ''Galactic Colossus'']], a humanoid like giant robot, with a single Phason Laser that fires from its eye.it also has tractor beam claws.
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*[[Aeon Experimental Sacred Assault Bot|Experimental Sacred Assault Bot: ''Galactic Colossus'']], a humanoid like giant robot, with a single Phason Laser that fires from its eye. It also has tractor beam claws.
*[[Aeon Experimental Aircraft Carrier|Experimental Aircraft Carrier: ''CZAR'']], a giant flying saucer, that can transport and build units, and fires the Quantum Beam Generator, obliterating anything underneath.
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*[[Aeon Experimental Aircraft Carrier|Experimental Aircraft Carrier: ''CZAR'']], a giant flying saucer, that can transport and build aircraft, and fires the Quantum Beam Generator, obliterating anything underneath.
*[[Aeon Experimental Battleship|Experimental Submersible: ''Tempest'']], a submersible naval fire base, equipped with a single over sized [[Oblivion Cannon]].
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*[[Aeon Experimental Battleship|Experimental Battleship: ''Tempest'']], a submersible naval fire base, equipped with a single over sized [[Oblivion Cannon]].
 
*[[Aeon Experimental Resource Generator|Experimental Resource Generator: ''Paragon'']], a near infinite resource generator.
 
*[[Aeon Experimental Resource Generator|Experimental Resource Generator: ''Paragon'']], a near infinite resource generator.
   
 
=== Seraphim ===
 
=== Seraphim ===
*[[Seraphim Experimental Missile Launcher|Experimental Missile Launcher: ''Yolona Oss'']], a nuclear missile launcher that can wipe out the largest of bases in a single shot.
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*[[Seraphim Experimental Missile Launcher|Experimental Strategic Missile Launcher: ''Yolona Oss'']], a nuclear missile launcher that can wipe out the largest of bases in a single shot.
 
*[[Seraphim Experimental Bomber|Experimental Bomber: ''Ahwassa'']], its bombs can destroy entire armies.
 
*[[Seraphim Experimental Bomber|Experimental Bomber: ''Ahwassa'']], its bombs can destroy entire armies.
*[[Seraphim Experimental Assault Bot|Experimental Assault Bot: ''Ythotha'']] ,  a giant robot equipped with several unstable experimental weapons which when destroyed releases an [[Seraphim Unidentified Residual Energy Signature|Unidentified Residual Energy Signature: ''Othuy'']], a highly destructive orb of lightning energy.
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*[[Seraphim Experimental Assault Bot|Experimental Assault Bot: ''Ythotha'']], a giant robot equipped with several unstable experimental weapons which when destroyed releases an [[Seraphim Unidentified Residual Energy Signature|Unidentified Residual Energy Signature: ''Othuy'']], a highly destructive orb of lightning energy.
   
 
== Game ender ==
 
== Game ender ==
Some of these units are so powerful, the game is essentially finished if one is successfully constructed. See the [[game ender]] article for more details.
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Some of these units are so powerful, the game is essentially finished if one is successfully constructed. For example: The Mavor Experimental Artillery. See the [[game ender]] article for more details.
   
== See Also ==
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== See also ==
See details about a specific unit at [[:Category:Experimental units|experimental units category]], using the Unit Navigational Box at the top of the page, or just by clicking the corresponding link.
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See details about a specific unit at [[:Category:Experimental units|experimental units category]] using the Unit Navigational Box at the top of the page, or just by clicking the corresponding link.
 
[[Category:Experimental units]]
 
[[Category:Experimental units]]

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Monkeylord marching in

Experimental units are a force to be reckoned with. Here, an army of Monkeylords marching through an enemy base.

Experimental units are large, powerful units in Supreme Commander. Acting as the signature weapons for each faction.

Gameplay Edit

Experimentals are usually armed with powerful weaponry and have various abilities to give them an edge in battle. Each faction has three experimental units (Four in Forged Alliance, including the Seraphim) and constitute some of the major faction differences.

Often considered "Tech 4" as they are constructed by construction units at Tech 3, much like structures. However, due to the high-powered nature of these mobile superweapons, a commander should have a robust supply of resources to deploy these units. Their construction times are also very high, often requring scores of Engineers or ACUs to get them into the field as quickly as possible.

Forged Alliance Edit

In the expansion, construction costs and times have been halved, allowing them to be brought out quicker and sooner. Their firepower have been reduced as a result. Therefore Commanders are encouraged to build them in greater numbers, exhibiting numbers over strength.

As the Seraphim were introduced, one additional experimental was added to each faction.

T4 CZAR wreck2

Wrecks of experimental units are extremely valuable

Use Edit

Although experimental units are much more powerful than most units, a common mistake is to overestimate their power. Sending one alone against a well defended enemy base is almost guaranteed to fail, as the unit will probably be destroyed shortly after reaching said base. This is especially true of Monkeylords. However, sending 2 or 3 of such units at once can create a force that even the best defended bases will have trouble stopping. Never overestimate your experimental units, escort them with anti air, and you will probably never fail to destroy your target.

List of experimental units Edit

UEF Edit

Cybran Edit

Aeon Edit

Seraphim Edit

Game ender Edit

Some of these units are so powerful, the game is essentially finished if one is successfully constructed. For example: The Mavor Experimental Artillery. See the game ender article for more details.

See also Edit

See details about a specific unit at experimental units category using the Unit Navigational Box at the top of the page, or just by clicking the corresponding link.

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