Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance Profile Preview - Aeon Faction

Get up to speed with the new-and-improved Aeon faction in the expansion pack for Supreme Commander.

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Supreme Commander, released earlier this year, was the successor to the classic strategy game Total Annihilation. The new game pitted three futuristic factions against each other in an epic war across land, sea, and air--and the war is about to get bigger with the Forged Alliance expansion pack, which will add a new playable faction, as well as new units and structures for the existing three factions. Catch up with the additions to the Aeon faction here.

The Aeon sprite stalker unit is quick and deadly.

Aeon Land Units


Blaze (assault tank)
This fast, lightly armored tank is fitted with dual rapid-fire autoguns.

Sprite Stalker (sniper bot)
This fast-moving sniper bot is designed to strike high-value targets from a distance.

Aeon Air Units


Swift Wind (combat fighter)
This midlevel air fighter has excellent antiair capabilities, and is effective against enemy gunships and bombers.

The Swift Wind combat fighter will add antiair support to the Aeon arsenal.

Aeon Naval Units


Restorer (antiair gunship)
This heavily armored gunship is equipped with quad-light laser and zealot missiles.

Solace (torpedo bomber)
This torpedo bomber is designed to engage high-level naval units.

Vesper (submarine hunter)
This submerged antinaval unit is effective against both surface vessels and submerged units.

Torrent Class (missile ship)
This high-end missile ship is armed with two racks of highly accurate serpentine tactical missiles.

The Aeon navy will also add new recruits.

Aeon Defensive Units


Salvation (rapid-fire artillery)
This is a rapid-fire artillery system that provides indirect fire support, and inflicts light damage across a large area.

Aeon Strategic Units


Paragon (quantum resource generator)
This generator creates nearly limitless energy and mass, and toggles resource generation to match production demands--but if destroyed, it goes up with an explosion as powerful as the detonation of a strategic weapon.

Eye of Rhianne (quantum optics facility)
This structure offers line-of-sight view to a fixed location on the battlefield.

Discussion

35 comments
imperator54
imperator54

Paragon plus Awhassa or strat bombers equals no base found that out the hard way

Rouse02
Rouse02

Ummm, I just bought the first SupCom, and I love it. I've heard though that they are making new changes such as you will be able to set and save pre fabs of your bases and groups of structures. I am most thrilled with this addition, since it makes up for the "lack of hot-keys for buildings," feature that makes large scale real time strategy games more manageable. But, my friend insists that it will take away the skill and time it takes to build a base... What do yall think. (sorry, Im from the south)

ihs21596
ihs21596

This game looks cool, i've already got the original, and i can't wait for this release in november. apparantly they're giving the whole control system a revamp, and are also adding a whole new faction AND 100 new units: COOL

HighFlyer15
HighFlyer15

The rapid firing artillery is going to have a similar or a little smaller range than the Mavor, so the Aeon now have Paragon, T3 rapid fire artillery, Teleport SCUs as game enders, if I ever hear a Aeon player whine about them not having any game enders, then ARGH! Cybran don't need one, ever since they get the best units all the time.. Can't wait to play with the Megalith.. :D

alcari
alcari

I just hope they'll release a lot more huge maps. I really like the biggest game best. 3v3 or 4v4 on the huge maps. It seems the add-on focusses quite a lot on providing more strategic options, instead of more tactical choices, which is SupCom's strongest point I think. If you want tactical play, I recommend CoH.

Vile83
Vile83

This is a way to build extra acu's and build that super cool sub that takes over an hour to build. Now everything is free and the acu's will speed everything into super overdrive your object is to defend build this and over run the enemy!

BirdofP
BirdofP

The Paragon reminds me of the Matter Generator from Universe at war. Hopefully it will allow for the same strategic options

Almorac
Almorac

The Paragon will be quite an interesting toy in 80x80 maps, and I'm sure with four races now there will be more of those to play around with. Plus the engine changes will make them more playable for what seems to be the 99% of players that are too frightened to try. Plus to those saying the Paragon will probably be ridiculously expensive... You're forgetting the reduced experimental costs. Unlimited resources is ALWAYS worth it, by the way.

pugkiller
pugkiller

Ohhhh Sniper bots+able to see anything I want. In 1on1 matches eye of Rhianne is going to be killer. Paragon is probably prohibitively expensive and timeconsuming, so by the time your able to build it, it wont really matter. Though it would be a good second chance device, AKA you build it away from your base, the enemy takes out your base, you rebuild quickly around it.

csebal
csebal

Well, for people moaning about the Paragon. Sure you can use infinite resources, but personally by the time you get to build one of these - given its not ridiculously cheap - you already have enough resource output to sustain anything you might need. I mean, its not that hard to build L3 plants with L3 mass makers attached to them. They are built a lot faster, and unless you plan on nuke spamming, they can very well sustain the economy needs. As a matter of fact, i would rather have 20+ of each L3 resource generating building spread across my base, than to have one super building. Remember the story about eggs being put into baskets? Well.. resource generation is your eggs, and the buildings are the baskets... New stuff is nice, but as usual with the expansion stuff, its nicer than it is practical. Now that i think about that thing with the nuke spamming.. given you can get a few quantum gates and the paragon, you could really start some serious nuke spamming with it :P Since you got limitless resources, you can assign as many ACUs to help in nuke building as you want. hmm.. might be good for something actually. Thing is, if you can pull this off, you pretty much won anyway, so while it will be nice to really humiliate your opponent this way, you could just end the game by running over him like a steamroller. Just how i see it.

Alatien
Alatien

Paragon seems indeed an instant victory like Mavor. But it is a risk. If I saw enemy with a Paragon, I would run a massive suicide airstrike at it. I wouldnt even have to bring my own nuke ;-)

speedy2295
speedy2295

I can'y wait to use the seraphim and see how they play, i'm also phsyched for the paragon o the aeon that sounds like a very useful weapon and if well placed also a defensive weapon besides the obvious use for mass and energy.

martin95
martin95

The paragon sounds like it could really come to the aeons as a very usefull weapon if you build it near the enemys buildings, it will destroy most of his base. l'm looking forward to this game it should be very challenging to see the new faction (Seraphim) in action.

Chainer323
Chainer323

they need to hurry up and open the code so people can add in their own units lik TA was. needsmorereanimationunits

ANti_RiCeR
ANti_RiCeR

wow the eye of rhianne is a dissapointment

Caleb367
Caleb367

I'm willing to bet the Paragon would cost almost as much as the Mavor strategic artillery. You get one = instant win, but you have to actually GET to build one and not strangle your own economy.

Grandhand
Grandhand

I would use paragon as a weaopn, build it outside the enemy base and wait for him to forget to turn off auto fire.

Feibie
Feibie

lol yeah, paragon would be a risky building to have i'd have it like away from my base but have it uber defended

snake_6483
snake_6483

lol, you are all like "the paragon is sooo awesome! but its soo unfair!" you know how long its gonna take to build that thing!!!!!!!!?????? prolly like ten times longer than anything else, plus it'll probably have crappy health, but if you can defend it then the game is yours... im lookin at the Salvation!!!! imagine building like 5 of them and just layin waste to an enemy base in second like in TA with the buzzsaw!!!!!!!! put that with the eye of rhianne!!!! DOMINATION!!!!!!!!

cookiejmonster
cookiejmonster

I get the feeling the paragon will get nerfed, because it sounds unfair,... because after you build it you can build the ultimate defense with limitless resources. If you could defend it for about 10 minutes you would be pretty solid. As if the aeon werent good enough.

KingBahamut
KingBahamut

Nice I wish my computer could support it but it can't so poo

thestrateger
thestrateger

great, what a cool units, and a awesome graphic :P

rotnem
rotnem

Ooh, imagine the Paragon strategies! Finally, to build the Aeon experimental walker faster then ever, bonbers quickly built. But if the UEF captures it, imagine how fast they could build the experimental siege weapon. Wow!

Poffe_88
Poffe_88

I´m going to build a whole second base just for the Paragon. I hope it produce at least five times as much as the Tech 3 Energy/Mass generators.

alcari
alcari

Sounds like Paragon will take as long as a Nuke launcher to build. The fact that the aeon seem a bit underpowered in this add on, it probably because they allready have the walker :) I think i'm going to love the missle ship, bombardment FTW

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Paragon seems to make up for the lack of firepower.

ppau08223
ppau08223

they said that dx 10 support has been dropped ages ago. any way this aeon faction is looking a bit underpowered when compared to the other factions. i hope that they have some exp weapon that they haven't announced yet ;)

vpyroman2
vpyroman2

You just know people are going to encapsulate that Paragon (Guild Wars: NF anyone?) With excessively overlapping Heavy Shield Generators.

Maximiliator
Maximiliator

hmmm... i still like the UEF best. Aeon are not my type of style. *first comment* --- Max

ElectronFlux2
ElectronFlux2

Not coming. GPG confirmed that they aren't doing DX10.

DarkLord
DarkLord

That new Aeon Paragon is going to be a pretty sweet structure but I bet it will take forever to construct. You would probably be wise to build it far from your base, too, in case of its destruction. I still have to ask this...Where's the DX10 support???