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Icy Retreat
Mission Info
Term(s) Blue units reach the blue City at the western edge of the map
Properties IconCityRed.pngx8
IconCityYellow.pngx7, IconFactoryYellow.pngx2
Weather Snow
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconBrenner.pngBrenner
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconGage.pngGage
IconLazurian.pngLazurian Army, Ally
CO 3 IconWaylon.pngWaylon
IconNRA.pngNew Rubinelle Army, Enemy
Previous: A Hero's Farewell
Next: Hope Rising

Icy Retreat(Days of Ruin) or Escape on Ice(Dark Conflict) is the 15th mission of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. This mission introduces CO units, CO Zones, and the CO power meter along with the Snow weather condition.


The Lazurian troops are in despair over the death of Forsythe and that Greyfield has ordered the execution of the remaining Lazurian soldiers. Brenner will not accept this and decides to help them escape. Greyfield and the rest of the New Rubinelle Army notice and order Brenner to attack the Lazurians, an order that Brenner refuses. Greyfield then states that what Brenner has done is treason and that everyone in the 12th Battalion is now marked for death.






The goal of this map is to get any of the 2 Lazurian units (infantry or recon) to the other side. One of them can be destroyed, but if both are destroyed, you fail the mission.

Brenner's Medium Tank cannot be controlled by the player, making it a sort-of temporary wall until it gets destroyed, but the other red units can be used in order to help Gage's troops escape the map. Do not bother trying to protect the medium tank.

Protect the 2 units at all cost, so take out the units on the west with caution. You need to destroy one of the meteors to proceed forward. Do not overly go against the units on the east, especially with the War Tanks. Do not worry about the medium tank either.

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.