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Urrrah!
- An excited Syckle driver
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The Syckle is a Soviet stolen tech unit acquired by infiltrating an Epsilon Pandora Hub and Construction Yard. It is a Speeder Trike that has been reverse-engineered by the Soviets and is the fastest ground unit ever seen in the war.

The Syckle is armed with a pair of rad cannons similar to that of the Desolator's and has a miniature Iron Curtain Device that makes it briefly invulnerable.

Description

The Syckle is not so much reverse-engineered technology as it is a study of Epsilon's design philosophies and tactics. The Syckle is a marriage of the speed and fragility of Epsilon's tanks with Soviet firepower, creating a vehicle that excels in harassment and hunting down enemy units. Two powerful rad cannons and one-of-a-kind mobile iron curtain device make the Syckle an almost perennial threat to Epsilon tank divisions and infantry squads and is quite possibly one of the best hit-and-runners out there, especially since it cannot be damaged while 'running' around.

But the truth probably is that the Soviets wanted to have a cool bike of their own.

Overview

Appearances

Challenges

Assessment

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  • Very effective against ground targets, especially infantry.
  • Moves extremely fast.
  • Its extreme speed, rate of fire and attack range allows it to overtake, outmaneuver and then obliterate enemy units.
  • Twice the firepower of a Desolator.
  • Mobile Iron Curtain allows it to make speedy getaways without suffering damage.
  • Can enter smaller transports as it only takes 2 units of space.
  • Can self-repair.
  • Mobile Iron Curtain keeps it permanently invulnerable as long as it does not move or attack.
  • Can clear Epsilon Tank Bunkers.

  • Expensive ($2000).
  • Very fragile for its hefty price tag.
  • Cannot attack air units and structures.
  • Late game unit, only available after infiltrating an Epsilon Pandora Hub and Conyard.
  • Mobile Iron Curtain lasts for a very short duration.
  • While shielded, it cannot attack enemy units.

Quotes

The Syckle is voiced by Falloutman.

When selected

  • Syckle patrol!
  • No hammer, just Syckle.
  • Syckle, radiating with joy.
  • Don't underestimate the Syckle.
  • Yes, Syckle here.
  • Syckle listening.

When ordered to move

  • Heating up.
  • Go go go!
  • Any time!
  • Bring it on.
  • For Soviet glory!
  • Urrrah!

When ordered to attack

  • Say goodbye!
  • Burn them down!
  • AFTER THEM!
  • Their style is so rad.
  • No trails!
  • It will all soon be over!

When ordered to deploy

  • Invulnerable!
  • Iron curtain's up.

Behind the scenes

  • The Syckle replaced the scrapped Iron Fist that was supposed to appear in version 3.0[1]. In fact, the Syckle utilizes the mobile Iron Curtain mechanic from the Iron Fist. However, the Syckle's engine doesn't overheat when activating the mobile Iron Curtain that would supposedly damage it, unlike the Iron Fist's intended weakness.

Trivia

  • The Syckle resembles the Attack cycle from Tiberian Sun.
  • Syckle is not entirely immune to radiation. They still can be attacked and damaged by radiation cannons.

See also

Other Soviet stolen tech units:

References

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