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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.



IconBrenner.png Brenner
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x1 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 x0 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 x2 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x0 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x1 IconRigRed.png Rig x1   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit IconMediumTankRed.pngMedium Tank

Total: 8


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

Total: 2


IconWaylon.png Waylon
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryYellow.png Infantry x1 IconMediumTankYellow.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterYellow.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatYellow.png Gunboat x0
IconMechYellow.png Mech x1 IconWarTankYellow.png War Tank x3 IconBCopterYellow.png Battle Helicopter x2 IconLanderYellow.png Lander x0
IconBikeYellow.png Bike x1 IconArtilleryYellow.png Artillery x1 IconDusterYellow.png Duster x0 IconCruiserYellow.png Cruiser x0
IconReconYellow.png Recon x2 IconAntiTankYellow.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberYellow.png Bomber x0 IconSubmarineYellow.png Submarine x0
IconFlareYellow.png Flare x0 IconRocketsYellow.png Rockets x1 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 x2 IconRigYellow.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 14


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.