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The Great Owl
Mission Info
Game Mode Campaign
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ.
Properties IconHQ.pngx1, IconCityRed.pngx12, IconFactoryRed.pngx2, IconAirportRed.pngx1
IconHQBlack.pngx1, IconCityBlack.pngx9, IconFactoryBlack.pngx2
IconCity.pngx10, IconAirport.pngx1
Weather Clear
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconLin.pngLin
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconPenny.pngPenny
IconIDS.pngIDS, Enemy
Previous: Lin's Gambit
Next: Sacrificial Lamb
For the bomber of the same name, see The Great Owl.

The Great Owl(Days of Ruin) or Pulsatrix Assault(Dark Conflict) is the 22nd mission of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. The center of the level is continuously bombed by The Great Owl, dealing 5 damage to all units in the center 25 tiles.


To do:



IconLin.png Lin
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x3 IconMediumTankRed.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterRed.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatRed.png Gunboat x0
IconMechRed.png Mech x2 IconWarTankRed.png War Tank x2 IconBCopterRed.png Battle Helicopter x1 IconLanderRed.png Lander x0
IconBikeRed.png Bike x1 IconArtilleryRed.png Artillery x0 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 x3 IconCarrierRed.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirRed.png Anti-Air x2 IconMissilesRed.png Missiles x0 IconSeaplaneRed.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipRed.png Battleship x0
IconTankRed.png Tank x0 IconRigRed.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 14


IconPenny.png Penny
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 x3 IconBCopterBlack.png Battle Helicopter x0 IconLanderBlack.png Lander x0
IconBikeBlackAlt.png Bike x0 IconArtilleryBlack.png Artillery x1 IconDusterBlack.png Duster x0 IconCruiserBlack.png Cruiser x0
IconReconBlack.png Recon x0 IconAntiTankBlack.png Anti-Tank x4 IconBomberBlack.png Bomber x3 IconSubmarineBlack.png Submarine x0
IconFlareBlack.png Flare x0 IconRocketsBlack.png Rockets x2 IconFighterBlack.png Fighter x2 IconCarrierBlack.png Carrier x0
IconAntiAirBlack.png Anti-Air x1 IconMissilesBlack.png Missiles x2 IconSeaplaneBlack.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleshipBlack.png Battleship x0
IconTankBlack.png Tank x3 IconRigBlack.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 21


Avoid the center of the map as the Great Owl/Pulsatrix will bomb that area at the beginning of each day. Penny's troops on the other hand will recklessly move into the central area and get themselves bombed in order to try rushing your HQ.

Focus on pushing south taking the road to the factory and capturing it. From there, use the captured production capabilities to push north with ground units and east from the northern airport with air units.

The airport can be defended with a Rockets on the western city or on the woods above it to also defend the city nearby. A rig can optionally be included to automatically supply it.


Completing The Great Owl unlocks Trial Maps #2, Shade Coast and #7, Tatter River.

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.