|A Hero's Farewell|
|Term(s)||Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ|
|Properties||x1, x6, x1 x1|
x1, x8, x2, x1, x1
x9, x1, x1, x1
|Fog of War||No|
|12th Battalion, Player|
|Lazurian Army, Enemy|
A Hero's Farewell(Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict) is the 14th mission in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. This mission introduces Meteor fragments and Plasma. After completing the mission, Forsythe is unlocked as a playable commander in Free Battle and multiplayer modes.
Lin notes that the 12th Battalion is approaching the main Lazurian base and Will quickly remembers that Forsythe was the hero of the Lazurian Siege after Lin mentions that he is leading them. Lin then tells Brenner that Greyfield is approaching with the main force of the New Rubinelle Army and that Brenner's Wolves are to carry out active surveillance on the Lazurian troops.
As the fighting begins, Will notices a meteor fragment, which Lin and Brenner then proceed to explain how they function. Before Forsythe takes his first turn, he and Caulder talk again with Caulder trying and failing to persuade the Lazurian general to use his special weapons. Forsythe explains that even though the Lazurian Siege was a long and bloody battle, it was fought with honor on both sides with no unlawful weapons used or prisoners of war killed, and he even treated the Rubinelle survivors with dignity after they surrendered.
Partway through the fighting, Brenner and Forsythe converse via radio and note that Rubinelle troops fought at this location before. Forsythe mentions that the enemy commander had no name but was honorable, to which Brenner replies that it was his father. Brenner also states that his father was not liked by Rubinelle's government and that it seemed that only his enemies had anything good to say about him. They end their conversation with Forsythe relieved to hear that Brenner is as honorable as his father and that Brenner himself was the last commander that Forsythe will battle against.
After defeating Forsythe, he puts Tasha and Gage in command of the Lazurian army before heading to Brenner's location to finalize Lazuria's surrender. After doing so, Tasha tries to goad Will into shooting her, something that he refuses to do. Tasha then mentions that Rubinelle actually started the new war, which Will denies doing. She then mentions that Greyfield was the one who started the war and will do anything to have total power, something that Greyfield proves correct when he orders Waylon to execute Forsythe, an order that he is willing to follow. He then orders the remaining Lazurian troops to be detained until execution.
|Infantry||x2||Medium Tank||x1||Transport Helicopter||x0||Gunboat||x0|
|Mech||x1||War Tank||x0||Battle Helicopter||x2||Lander||x0|
|Infantry||x0||Medium Tank||x2||Transport Helicopter||x0||Gunboat||x0|
|Mech||x3||War Tank||x0||Battle Helicopter||x1||Lander||x0|
This mission is a long drawn-out slugfest where you and Forsythe can use all three types of units in the game: Ground, Air, and Sea. Forsythe has a Rockets positioned behind a plasma wall that ends on two meteor fragments on either side. Forsythe will never attack the meteor fragments, which allows him to build up his forces.