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Lab Rats
LabRats.png
Mission Info
Mini-Map
LabRatsMinimap.png
Game Mode Campaign
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ
Properties IconHQ.pngx1
IconHQBlack.pngx1, IconCityBlack.pngx7, IconFactoryBlack.pngx2, IconAirportBlack.pngx3
IconCity.pngx15, IconFactory.pngx4, IconAirport.pngx3
Weather Clear
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconNone.pngNone (Days 1-2)

IconWill.pngWill (Day 3+)

Faction
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconTabitha.pngTabitha
Faction
IconIDS.pngIDS, Enemy
Campaign
Previous: Crash Landing
Next: Sunrise

Lab Rats(Days of Ruin) or Final Experiment(Dark Conflict) is the 25th and penultimate mission of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. After completing the mission, Tabitha is unlocked as a playable Commander in Free Battle and multiplayer modes.

Story

Caulder and the mayor meet. The mayor claims that Caulder should live up to his promise of giving the vaccines if they followed Caulder's orders of giving Isabella. Unsurprisingly, Caulder lied the whole time. Additionally, Caulder gave the mayor the wrong syringe, which killed the mayor.

Caulder and Cyrus meet. Due to Cyrus' defiance, Caulder injects poison to Cyrus, while Cyrus still defies Caulder until the very end, claiming that the forces will still defeat Caulder.

Tasha and Gage are left to fight the rest of the IDS forces with minimal troops. Tasha chastises Gage for saying that Will was right and that Caulder couldn't be trusted. At this stage, they decide to still wail against the forces, with Tabitha being the IDS CO of the battle.

Upon Day 3, however, it is revealed that while the Great Owl was destroyed, everyone had a safe landing. Penny defied Caulder's orders to crash the plane.

Upon defeat, Caulder condemns Tabitha and escapes. Tabitha is nowhere to be found.

Will finds a dying Cyrus. Cyrus tells Will to live, and he also tells Will where Caulder's main fortress is. Before he dies, Cyrus also mentions that Caulder has a cure for the Creeping Derengea in his base.

Pre-Deploy

None

IconNone.png None
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x0 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 x0 IconDusterRed.png Duster x1 IconCruiserRed.png Cruiser x0
IconReconRed.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankRed.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberRed.png Bomber x1 IconSubmarineRed.png Submarine x0
IconFlareRed.png Flare x0 IconRocketsRed.png Rockets x0 IconFighterRed.png Fighter x1 IconCarrierRed.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirRed.png Anti-Air x1 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x2 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x1 IconRigRed.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 9

Tabitha

IconTabitha.png Tabitha
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryBlackAlt.png Infantry x0 IconMediumTankBlack.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterBlack.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatBlack.png Gunboat x0
IconMechBlackAlt.png Mech x0 IconWarTankBlack.png War Tank x6 IconBCopterBlack.png Battle Helicopter x0 IconLanderBlack.png Lander x0
IconBikeBlackAlt.png Bike x0 IconArtilleryBlack.png Artillery x0 IconDusterBlack.png Duster x0 IconCruiserBlack.png Cruiser x0
IconReconBlack.png Recon x1 IconAntiTankBlack.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberBlack.png Bomber x3 IconSubmarineBlack.png Submarine x0
IconFlareBlack.png Flare x0 IconRocketsBlack.png Rockets x1 IconFighterBlack.png Fighter x1 IconCarrierBlack.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirBlack.png Anti-Air x0 IconMissilesBlack.png Missiles x3 IconSeaplaneBlack.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipBlack.png Battleship x0
IconTankBlack.png Tank x2 IconRigBlack.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 17

Reinforcements

Will

IconWill.png Will
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x4 IconMediumTankRed.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterRed.png Transport Helicopter x2 IconGunboatRed.png Gunboat x0
IconMechRed.png Mech x1 IconWarTankRed.png War Tank x2 IconBCopterRed.png Battle Helicopter x0 IconLanderRed.png Lander x0
IconBikeRed.png Bike x0 IconArtilleryRed.png Artillery x0 IconDusterRed.png Duster x0 IconCruiserRed.png Cruiser x0
IconReconRed.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankRed.png Anti-Tank x1 IconBomberRed.png Bomber x2 IconSubmarineRed.png Submarine x0
IconFlareRed.png Flare x0 IconRocketsRed.png Rockets x1 IconFighterRed.png Fighter x2 IconCarrierRed.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirRed.png Anti-Air x2 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x1 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x0 IconRigRed.png Rig x1   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit IconWarTankRed.png War Tank

Total: 19

Strategy

This level may start out as very intimidating due to having lack of units from the start while your opponent have very powerful units. Additionally, you are fighting Tabitha without a CO. The layout of the map has a lot of meteors and plasma. In the meantime, just engage your opponent ONLY if you known that there are no counters against them. Otherwise, those units will be quickly destroyed.

Surprisingly, the briefing room section spoils that Will is alive. Take her advice and avoid destroying the meteors at all costs. Let your opponent waste their turns and ammo destroying those.

Once Day 3 occurs, you gain a lot of reinforcements of a total of 19 units. All of these units can move and attack this same turn. Now, you can push forward, but still remain cautious. Like before, however, just leave the meteors to the opponent to destroy.

Unlocks

Completing Lab Rats unlocks Trial Maps #8, D-Island and #14, Fragment Isles.

Trivia

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.


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