Ground-Based Attack is a mission in Armored Core 2.
Upon success: 42000
Theater of operations: Terrana Mountain Bridge
Enemy forces: LCC forces
Objective: Destroy all enemy forces
File No: R-LA-0157
Code Name: Burglar Alarm
Place: Terrana Mountain Bridge
Mission Start Time: 8:30
Estimated Success Rate: 78%
We've learned that LCC forces are planning an attack against Zanguchi,
one of our satellite cities, via the Terrana mountains.
In order to launch a ground-based attack from the Terrana Mountains,
the LCC forces will have to cross the bridge spanning the Great Chasm.
The bridge is a good place to setup our attack, as it will force the
enemy units into a narrow corridor---the proverbial meat grinder if you
We need you to attack and destroy all enemy forces on the bridge. We
will provide two MTs of our own as support.
This will be our reply to LCC's overture. You must not fail.
- 2 Flender
- 6 Gun batteries
MT: "Enemy activity detected. We’ll watch your back. Good luck, Raven."
Communications: "Enemy forces targeted. Commencing attack. All allies must leave the area."
Communications: "Commencing the second attack. Friendly forces must leave the area immediately."
Communications: "MT1 destroyed!"
Communications: "MT2 destroyed!"
Communications: "Enemy reinforcements incoming!"
Communications: "Enemy attackers have been destroyed. Mission complete."
You begin the mission on the south end of the bridge, flanked by allied MTs and both the gate and gun batteries behind you. The idea is to destroy all enemy units in the combat area and not let them reach the gate. All ground units come in waves ranging from two to four units, and you might find them more durable and powerful than you may at first suspect.
In all, there are around five waves of ground targets, with aerial units (vulnerable to area-of-effect weapons) preceding the final wave.
Your allied MTs, while good support, will be ineffective at stopping the attackers before reaching the gate. Either take a risk and go on the offensive yourself, or keep behind them and allow them to absorb the bulk of the attack. Repeat as needed.
In the latter case, it's a good idea to take care of the enemies on the left and right sides of the bridge so that your allies can focus their attacks on the middle units.
On the other hand, two of the gun batteries are grenade cannons or plasma cannons, and will fire at any enemy within range--when they tell you to move, do so, as you don't want to be caught in the blast radius.
There is a noticeable delay between the second and third waves of enemies, during which is a prime opportunity to collect the hidden AC part (mentioned in the Trivia section).
- There is a secret head part (EHD-GN-92) in this mission. The part is at the opposite end of the bridge you start at. There is a place underneath it, that's where the part can be found.
- The fog gets thicker throughout the mission.