Emperor’s Fall | StarCraft: Brood War (Terran #5b: Birds of War)

UED command center, near the outskirts of Augustgrad; capital city of Korhal.


BRIEFING

Adjutant: Captain, Admiral DuGalle has ordered a final tactical meeting before the siege of Augustgrad commences. I’ll patch you through to his war room.

DuGalle: Ah, Captain, we’ve been expecting you. As you may have guessed, we are coordinating our final attack plans. You should know, that even though Mengsk cannot reinforce his numbers, his standing forces are substantial. Mengsk is an accomplished tactician so you had best be wary of any counter attacks he may attempt.

Stukov: And Captain, remember that although we disabled Mengsk’s nuclear capabilities, he still commands a large number of Battlecruisers. We suspect that he will use these ships against us at every turn. Be on your guard, Captain. Show this “Emperor” what the UED thinks of his rule.


OBJECTIVES

  • Destroy Mengsk’s Command Center.

RESOURCES

You start with 4 SCVs, and 1 Marine.

After the enemy Battlecruisers destroy your 3 bases with Missile Turrets, 3 friendly Dropships arrive to unload: 4 Marines, 4 Ghosts, and 8 Goliaths.

Don’t let this fool you, in the next 20 seconds your main base is attacked by 8 Battlecruisers.

Buildings: Command Center, Engineering Bay, Barracks, a Bunker, and 3 Supply Depots.

250 Minerals – 150 Vespene Gas – 25/42 Supplies.


STRATEGY

Send the 4 SCVs to harvest Minerals from different nodes. Make sure every future SCV is set to do the same.

Build an SCV.

Command the Marine to enter the Bunker.

Build 3 SCVs.

(00:30) – 8 Battlecruisers attack 3 of your outposts.

Build a Refinery at the Vespene Geyser.

Build 2 SCVs.

(00:50) — 3 Dropships unload 4 Marines, 4 Ghosts, and 8 Goliaths at main base.

Load 3 Marines inside the Bunker. Move all of the Goliaths behind the Bunker.

Build 2 SCV.

Send 2 SCVs to harvest Vespene Gas.

Separate the 4 Ghosts from the other units and place them behind the Bunker.. Keybind each Ghost individually (SHIFT+1, SHIFT+2, SHIFT+3, SHIFT+4).

(1:33) 8 Dominion Battlecruisers begin to come into view in your main base.

Press 1 to command a Ghost to cast Lockdown (L) on 2 Battlecruisers. Then move that Ghost back.

Press 2 to command a Ghost to cast Lockdown (L) on 2 Battlecruisers. Then move that Ghost back.

Send all your units to attack the Battlecruisers.

Press 3 to command a Ghost to cast Lockdown (L) on 2 Battlecruisers. Then move that Ghost back.

Press 4 to command a Ghost to cast Lockdown (L) on 2 Battlecruisers.

Destroy all Battlecruisers. You might lose 4 units.

Build a Command Center at the expansion base — north of the main base.

Build 2 SCV.

Repair the Bunker.

Move the surviving Goliaths and Ghosts toward the expansion base.

Build an SCV.

Build a Supply Depot.

Move the Goliaths and Ghosts to explore the east. There are a few Spider Mines here. Then return to the expansion base to protect it.

Build 3 SCVs.

Build a Factory.

Send 5 existent SCVs to harvest Minerals at the expansion base when the Command Center is nearly complete. Set them to harvest a different Mineral node each.

Build an SCV.

Build a Refinery at expansion base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build a second Factory.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Repair any damaged Goliath.

Build 2 SCVs at main base.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base.

(4:10) – 4 Marines attack your expansion base.

Send 2 SCV to harvest Vespene Gas at expansion base.

Select the Barracks. Press LIFT OFF.

Build a third Factory where the Barracks was.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build 2 SCV at expansion base.

Select a Factory. Build a Machine Shop addon.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Select a Factory. Build a Machine Shop addon.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build a Terran Academy.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

(around 5:00-5:30 a stealthed enemy ghost Lockdowns and attacks a Goliath)

Build a Missile Turret at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Select a Factory’s Machine Shop. Research Siege Mode Tech.

Build an Armory.

Build a Missile Turret above the Command Center at expansion base.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build a Comsat Station at expansion base.

Build a Comsat Station at main base.

Build a Siege Tank.

Build a fourth Factory.

Select the Armory. Upgrade Vehicle Plating Level 1.

Build a second Armory.

If the enemy Ghost is still attacking your base, cast Comsat Station’s Scanner Sweep (S) to detect it.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build 2 Supply Depots.

Build 2 Tanks.

Build a Goliath.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build a fifth Factory.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build 2 Goliath.

Build 2 Siege Tanks.

Send your Goliaths to attach here. Be stand by. Don’t attack the Bunker yet.

Rally all Siege Tanks and Goliaths to that spot.

Build a sixth Factory.

(8:00) – 4 Dominion Marines attack north of expansion base.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Siege Tanks.

Build 2 Supply Depots.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build a Bunker north of the Command Center at expansion base.

(8:30) — a Dominion Battlecruiser attacks expansion base. Repair the Missile Turret with 2 SCVs.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Siege Tanks.

From the previous Rally point, move all Siege Tanks and Goliaths (except a few to protect expansion base) to this new Rally Point. This will become expansion #2.

Build 2 Goliath.

Build a Siege Tank.

Move all new units to the Rally Point (bottom-right corner of the mini-map).

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build a Starport.

Build a Goliath.

Destroy the Bunker and Barracks.

Build a Command Center at expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner of the mini-map).

Leave 3 Goliaths and 2 Siege Tanks to protect expansion base #2. As you can see — the Dominion will send 3 Vultures, 2 Tanks, and 4 Marines to this area later.

Build a Refinery at expansion base #2.

Build a Bunker at expansion base #2.

Build 4 Marines — send them to enter the Bunker afterwards.

Build a Missile Turret by the Bunker at expansion base #2.

Build 2 Goliaths.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build an SCV at expansion base #1.

Build a Missile Turret at expansion base #1 — above the Command Center.

Move your units to this spot. Set your tanks into siege mode and destroy the Bunker.

Cast Scanner Sweep there.

Build 5 Goliaths.

Destroy these 2 Goliaths and the Missile Turret.

Go down the ramp west of that spot.

Build 2 Goliaths.

Destroy the Missile Turret and claim expansion base #3.

Build a Command Center at expansion base #3.

Build a Refinery at expansion base #3.

Build 5 SCVs at the Command Center at expansion base # 2 (bottom-right corner of the mini-map).

Set 3 SCVs to harvest Vespene Gas at expansion base #2.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #1.

Build 2 Goliaths.

Build an SCV at main base.

Build 2 Supply Depots.

Select the Starport. Build a Tower Control addon.

Rally your forces at this spot. When you have all your tanks and Goliaths there, attack the 2 Bunkers while in siege mode. Careful, though. There are a few Spider Mines near these Bunkers.

(11:50) — 2 Battlecruisers might be heading to either Expansion base #1 or to #3 (top-left corner of the mini-map).

Build 4 Goliaths.

Send all newest units to support your main force.

Build 2 SCVs at main base.

Build 5 SCVs at expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner).

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #1.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build 4 Missile Turrets near the Factories.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #1.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #2.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #3.

(12:40) Another Battlecruiser is making its way to expansion base #1. Caught him here.

Build 2 Supply Depots.

There are more Spider Mines south of the bridge.

Build 2 Tanks.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 3 Missile Turrets at expansion base #3 (top-left corner of the mini-map).

Send 3 Siege Tanks to protect expansion base #3.

Build a Bunker at expansion base #3.

Build 4 Marines — send them to enter the Bunker afterwards.

Build a Supply Depot.

Build a Science Facility.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Tanks.

Build a Comsat Station at expansion base #3 (top-left corner of the mini-map).

Build 2 Missile Turrets at expansion base #3.

Rally all you army to this bridge (bottom-right corner).

Set tanks into siege-mode, and cast Scanner Sweep across the bridge.

Select the Armory. Upgrade Vehicle Weapons (W) Level 2.

Select the Armory. Upgrade Vehicle Plating (P) Level 2.

Build 2Goliath.

Build a Tank.

Now move in across the bridge to destroy the Factory, Missile Turret and Suppy Depot.

(15:10) — 2 Battlecruisers make its way to expansion base #3 — (top-left corner of the mini-map).

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Tanks.

Build 2 SCVs at main base.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #1.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #2.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #3.

Continue to clear a path through this cannyon.

Destroy this Bunker.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Tanks.

Build 2 SCVs at main base.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #1.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #2.

Build 2 SCVs at expansion base #3.

Build a seventh Factory.

Build an eighth Factory.

Build a nineth Factory.

Send all your newly built units to make a path through the bridge (middle of the map) to reunite with your main army at the enemy base. Careful with Spider Mines.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Siege Tanks.

(17:00-17:20) — another Battlecruiser might attack Expansion #1 or #3.

Once this spot is clear, build a Command Center. This will be expansion base #4.

Move all newly built Siege Tanks and Goliaths to rally your main army at that spot (shown above).

(17:50) — Caught a Battlecruiser heading to expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner of the mini-map).

Build a tenth Factory.

Build 3 Goliaths.

Build 2 Siege Tanks.

Select the Armory. Upgrade Vehicle Weapons (W) Level 3.

Select the other Armory. Upgrade Vehicle Plating (P) Level 3.

Build 13 Vultures.

Build 4 Missile Turrets at expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner of the mini-map).

Send all newly built Tanks and Goliaths to the Rally point at expansion base #4 (middle of the mini-map).

Build 7 Vultures.

Build 4 Missile Turrets at expansion base # 2 (bottom-right corner of mini-map).

Build 8 Goliaths.

Build 3 Missile Turrets at expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner of mini-map).

Continue the production of Goliaths and Tanks in a 3:2 ratio.

When Vespene Gas is scarce — start building Vultures in batches of 8 — until you get 800+ Vespene Gas to switch to Goliaths/Tanks ratios.

I don’t recommend to destroy the entire Dominion base (northeast). It is too massive. You don’t want to be here over 30 minutes.

Instead, build 2 additional Starports and build at least 6 Dropships.

Destroy this Dominion Base in specific.

The logic here is that — instead of destroying this entire Dominion base (shown as red) — which likely pushes you to play this mission over 30 minutes…

You will fly 12 Siege Tanks inside 6 dropships from expansion base #2 (bottom-right corner), all along the right edge of the map toward the top-right corner of the map. Here you have a look at what the strategy entails.

The mission objectives do not ask to destroy the entire Dominion base. It is only to destroy Mengsk’s Command Center. That platform allows you to land dropships there and to siege-mode the Command Center. If you wish, bring a couple of SCVs or Goliaths.


Adjutant: Captain, I’m tracking the Dominion Flagship, Norad III, in low orbit. Emperor Mengsk may be attempting an escape. Receiving incoming transmission.

Mengsk: This is Emperor Mengsk of the Terran Dominion. I wish to parlay with your Executive Officer at once!

DuGalle: So, the elusive Arcturus Mengsk at last. I was hoping to speak with you before we finished our business here. I am Admiral Gerard DuGalle, and I must commend you, Sir, for holding back our advance for as long as you have. You are indeed a worthy opponent.

Mengsk: My thanks to you, Sir. But you must know that your victory here means little to me. It might have taken me awhile, but I did overthrow the Confederacy. I’ll overthrow your rule as well.

DuGalle: That seems unlikely, Sir, seeing as how you’ll be publicly executed along with the rest of your ranking officers.

Mengsk: You wouldn’t dare!

DuGalle: Hah! The man who crowns himself “Emperor” speaks to me of daring? You have far outlived your reputation “citizen” Mengsk. Captain, prepare to take the Emperor into custody.

Raynor: You’ll have to postpone those plans, gentlemen.

Adjutant: Sir, the Rebel Command Ship, Hyperion, has just entered our sensor range. It is accompanied by a small Protoss Fleet.

DuGalle: What? Who are these intruders!

Mengsk: Jim Raynor… What the hell are you doing here?!

Raynor: I’m pullin’ your ass outta the fire, Arcturus. So shut up and sit tight. Make no mistake about it; we’ve got us a serious score to settle, but right now a mutual acquaintance of ours wants you alive. Prepare your ships for dimensional Recall.

DuGalle: This is intolerable! They’re escaping right out from under us! Track them! Track them!


FACTIONS

  • UED Strike Force
  • Observers (Terran Dominion)
  • Elite Guard (Terran Dominion)
STARCRAFT: REMASTERED WALKTHROUGH MENU
Episode 1: Rebel Yell (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. Boot Camp2. Wasteland3. Backwater Station4. Desperate Alliance
5. The Jacobs Installation6. Revolution7. Norad II8. The Trump Card
9. The Big Push10. New Gettysburg11. The Hammer Falls12. Cinematic: The Inauguration
Episode 2: Overmind (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Among The Ruins2. Egression3. New Terran Dominion4. Agent of the Swarm
5. The Amerigo6. The Dark Templar7. The Culling8. Eye for an Eye
9. The Invasion of Aiur10. Full Circle11. Cinematic: The Invasion of Aiur
Episode 3: The Fall (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Into the Flames3. Higher Ground4. The Hunt for Tassadar
5. Choosing Sides6. Into the Darkness7. Homeland8. The Trial of Tassadar
9. Shadow Hunters10. Eye of the Storm11. Cinematic: The Death of the Overmind
Episode 4: The Stand (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. Escape from Aiur2. Dunes of Shakuras3. Legacy of the Xel'Naga4. The Quest for Uraj
5. The Battle of Braxis6. Return to Char7. The Insurgent8. Countdown
9. Cinematic: Fury of the Xel'Naga
Episode 5: The Iron Fist (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Dylarian Shipyard3. Ruins of Tarsonis4. Assault on Korhal
5b. Emperor's Fall (Birds of War)6. Emperor's Flight7. Patriot's Blood8. To Chain the Beast
9. Cinematic: UED Victory Report
Episode 6: The Queen of Blades (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Vile Disruption2. Reign of Fire3. The Kel-Morian Combine4. The Liberation of Korhal
5. True Colors6. Fury of the Swarm7. Drawing of the Web8. To Slay the Beast
9. The ReckoningX Secret Mission: Dark Origin10. Omega11. Cinematic: The Ascension

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