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Hope Rising
Mission Info
Game Mode Campaign
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ
Properties IconHQ.pngx1, IconCityRed.pngx6
IconHQYellow.pngx1, IconCityYellow.pngx3, IconFactoryYellow.pngx2
IconCity.pngx10, IconFactory.pngx4, IconAirport.pngx2
Weather Clear
Fog of War Yes
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconNone.pngNone (Initially)

IconWill.pngWill (Upon capturing a factory)

Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconGreyfield.pngGreyfield
IconNRA.pngNew Rubinelle Army, Enemy
Previous: Icy Retreat
Next: The Creeper

Hope Rising(Days of Ruin) or Hope Never Dies(Dark Conflict) is the 16th mission in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. It introduces boarding a CO onto player-controlled units and CO powers.


Following the escape from the internment center, some soldiers have deserted the 12th Battalion and some civilians are struggling to keep up. Lin decides to leave behind those who are struggling to keep pace, something that Dr. Morris disagrees with but Lin states that she did not have an easy time reaching this decision as there are Lazurian soldiers with them that have had no time to assimilate into the 12th Battalion along with civilians and wounded that are currently impossible to keep safe. Dr. Morris then mentions that the civilians should probably know about the current situation, something that Lin agrees with. Dr. Morris then warns her that the slightest hint of really bad news could make them panic, so she has to watch her words carefully.

The civilians are not happy about this, but Lin states that the 12th Battalion is composed of free men instead of slaves. Anyone who wants to leave can do so, but they will be on their own if they choose to leave. Isabella then steps in and says that everyone needs to work together, which as Dr. Morris then says managed to prevent a rebellion. Lin however cynically notes that they may have only bought a little more time before it causes trouble again. Meanwhile, Will is still in depression about Brenner's death just as a Rubinelle soldier reports that they have been found and are already under attack.

Will stepping up to become commander in Hope Rising.

After capturing a factory once the fighting has begun, Will still cannot get over Brenner's death when Isabella arrives. He confides to her that when Brenner saved him, everything was clear to him that he should help him look for survivors. Now that he is dead though, he is at a loss about what to do. Isabella doesn't know either, but knows that she is sad because he is and she hates it. She then says that when Will is happy, she is happy as well and doesn't want to be sad anymore. This snaps Will out of his depression and say that he must now use his life to save others, much like Brenner did.

After driving off Greyfield's troops, Lin and Will converse with each other before she pulls him inside the command tent to tell him that she wants him to be the new leader of the 12th Battalion, something that Will is reluctant to do because of his inexperience. Lin then mentions that the civilians don't like her and that the Lazurians are more willing to trust Will. Will then agrees with Lin to lead the Battalion.



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

Total: 9


IconGreyfield.png Greyfield
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryYellow.png Infantry x0 IconMediumTankYellow.png Medium Tank x2 IconTCopterYellow.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatYellow.png Gunboat x0
IconMechYellow.png Mech x0 IconWarTankYellow.png War Tank x1 IconBCopterYellow.png Battle Helicopter x0 IconLanderYellow.png Lander x0
IconBikeYellow.png Bike x0 IconArtilleryYellow.png Artillery x0 IconDusterYellow.png Duster x0 IconCruiserYellow.png Cruiser x0
IconReconYellow.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankYellow.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberYellow.png Bomber x0 IconSubmarineYellow.png Submarine x0
IconFlareYellow.png Flare x0 IconRocketsYellow.png Rockets x0 IconFighterYellow.png Fighter x0 IconCarrierYellow.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirYellow.png Anti-Air x0 IconMissilesYellow.png Missiles x0 IconSeaplaneYellow.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipYellow.png Battleship x0
IconTankYellow.png Tank x3 IconRigYellow.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 6


To do:

Campaign Map

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