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A Hero's Farewell
Mission Info
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ
Properties IconHQ.pngx1, IconCityRed.pngx6, IconFactoryRed.pngx1 IconPortRed.pngx1
IconHQBlue.pngx1, IconCityBlue.pngx8, IconFactoryBlue.pngx2, IconAirportBlue.pngx1, IconPortBlue.pngx1
IconCity.pngx9, IconFactory.pngx1, IconAirport.pngx1, IconPort.pngx1
Weather Clear
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconBrenner.pngBrenner
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconForsythe.pngForsythe
IconLazurian.pngLazurian Army, Enemy
Previous: Greyfield Strikes
Next: Icy Retreat

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.



IconBrenner.png Brenner
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x2 IconMediumTankRed.png Medium Tank x1 IconTCopterRed.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatRed.png Gunboat x0
IconMechRed.png Mech x1 IconWarTankRed.png War Tank x0 IconBCopterRed.png Battle Helicopter x2 IconLanderRed.png Lander x0
IconBikeRed.png Bike x1 IconArtilleryRed.png Artillery x1 IconDusterRed.png Duster x0 IconCruiserRed.png Cruiser x1
IconReconRed.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankRed.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberRed.png Bomber x0 IconSubmarineRed.png Submarine x1
IconFlareRed.png Flare x0 IconRocketsRed.png Rockets x1 IconFighterRed.png Fighter x0 IconCarrierRed.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirRed.png Anti-Air x0 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x1 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x2 IconRigRed.png Rig x1   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 15


IconForsythe.png Forsythe
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryAlt.png Infantry x0 IconMediumTank.png Medium Tank x2 IconTCopter.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboat.png Gunboat x0
IconMechAlt.png Mech x3 IconWarTank.png War Tank x0 IconBCopter.png Battle Helicopter x1 IconLander.png Lander x0
IconBikeAlt.png Bike x0 IconArtillery.png Artillery x1 IconDuster.png Duster x0 IconCruiser.png Cruiser x1
IconRecon.png Recon x0 IconAntiTank.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomber.png Bomber x0 IconSubmarine.png Submarine x0
IconFlare.png Flare x0 IconRockets.png Rockets x1 IconFighter.png Fighter x0 IconCarrier.png Carrier x1
IconAntiAir.png Anti-Air x0 IconMissiles.png Missiles x0 IconSeaplane.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleship.png Battleship x1
IconTank.png Tank x2 IconRig.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 13


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.


Completing A Hero's Farewell unlocks Trial Map #5, Eerie Lake.

Campaign Map

Extreme EdgeLin's GambitWaylon Flies AgainSalvationPanic in the RanksThe CreeperHope RisingIcy RetreatShade CoastThe Great OwlSacrificial LambSunriseFeline BasinMetro IslandEerie LakeA Hero's FarewellClear IslandTatter RiverCrash LandingLab RatsD-IslandHourglassBlade IslesGreyfield StrikesStar IslandsIntricate MapV for Victory!Fragment IslesJay IslandsPentagramCoast AssaultHistory of HateCat IslandGround ClashSlime CoveDuo FallsPeril MazeMetro MapWedding RingA Storm BrewsLand's EndBounty RiverTime MapPlasma BubbleNew AlliesFear ExperimentTriangle LakeAlmost HomeDestiny OceanDays of RuinA Single LifeFreehavenMoving OnA Kind of HomeA New ThreatThe BeastComb MapResistanceMissileWeb RiverCenter RiverMountain PassFire & WaterWhirl PeaksClickable campaign map.