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The Beast
Mission Info
Game Mode Campaign
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ
Properties IconHQ.pngx1, IconCityRed.pngx5, IconAirportRed.pngx1
IconHQBlack.pngx1, IconCityBlack.pngx5
Weather Clear
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconBrenner.pngBrenner
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconTheBeast.pngThe Beast
IconBandit.pngBandit Raiders, Enemy
Previous: A New Threat
Next: Almost Home
For the CO of the same name, see The Beast.

The Beast(Days of Ruin) or Gate of Steel(Dark Conflict) is the ninth mission in Advance Wars: Days of Ruin and introduces the player to the airport and the Rig.


News that Isabella is infected has reached the Mayor of Freehaven, who is very unhappy with this and demands that she be removed. Brenner, however, strongly refuses to leave anyone behind. Meanwhile, Will wants to see Isabella, but Dr. Morris can't allow it, but informs Will that because of him, she wishes to live despite most victims desiring euthanization.

On their way to the Seratta mountain range, The Beast launches a large scale attack on the 12th Battalion.

New Units



IconBrenner.png Brenner
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x2 IconMediumTankRed.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterRed.png Transport Helicopter x1 IconGunboatRed.png Gunboat x0
IconMechRed.png Mech x0 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 x3 IconCruiserRed.png Cruiser x0
IconReconRed.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankRed.png Anti-Tank x0 IconBomberRed.png Bomber x2 IconSubmarineRed.png Submarine x0
IconFlareRed.png Flare x0 IconRocketsRed.png Rockets x0 IconFighterRed.png Fighter x2 IconCarrierRed.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirRed.png Anti-Air x1 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x0 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x0 IconRigRed.png Rig x1   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 12

The Beast

IconTheBeast.png The Beast
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryBlackAlt.png Infantry x1 IconMediumTankBlack.png Medium Tank x2 IconTCopterBlack.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatBlack.png Gunboat x0
IconMechBlackAlt.png Mech x1 IconWarTankBlack.png War Tank x2 IconBCopterBlack.png Battle Helicopter x8 IconLanderBlack.png Lander x0
IconBikeBlackAlt.png Bike x0 IconArtilleryBlack.png Artillery x0 IconDusterBlack.png Duster x1 IconCruiserBlack.png Cruiser x0
IconReconBlack.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankBlack.png Anti-Tank x2 IconBomberBlack.png Bomber x0 IconSubmarineBlack.png Submarine x0
IconFlareBlack.png Flare x0 IconRocketsBlack.png Rockets x2 IconFighterBlack.png Fighter x0 IconCarrierBlack.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirBlack.png Anti-Air x1 IconMissilesBlack.png Missiles x1 IconSeaplaneBlack.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipBlack.png Battleship x0
IconTankBlack.png Tank x1 IconRigBlack.png Rig x1   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 23


The sheer number advantage the Beast has seems intimidating, but the Beast isn't exactly the smartest person in this situation. Most of his units are on the ground and on the other side of the sea, while most of your units are high air units, rendering most of the Beast's forces useless. Nonetheless you need to pick your targets wisely. You have only a handful of infantry to capture cities but be careful not to get them within range of the enemy's rockets as you cannot make more infantry. Target the only Duster the Beast has, and if you can, try to eliminate the Anti-Air while not within the Missiles range. Otherwise, avoid them entirely and focus on destroying their rockets and battle copters to build up veterancy. With so many units to destroy, you'll need to resupply, so have a Rig nearby at all times, and this will merely be a tedious battle.


Completing The Beast unlocks Trial Map #38, Whirl Peaks.

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.