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Waylon Flies Again
Mission Info
Game Mode Campaign
Term(s) Wipe out all enemy units or capture HQ
Properties IconHQ.pngx1, IconCityRed.pngx7
IconHQBlue.pngx1, IconCityBlue.pngx2
IconHQYellow.pngx1, IconCityYellow.pngx6, IconFactoryYellow.pngx2, IconAirportYellow.pngx2
IconCity.pngx14, IconFactory.pngx2, IconAirport.pngx3
Weather Clear
Fog of War No
Commanding Officers
CO 1 IconWill.pngWill
Icon12thBattalion.png12th Battalion, Player
CO 2 IconTasha.pngTasha
IconLazurian.pngLazurian Army, Ally
CO 3 IconWaylon.pngWaylon
IconNRA.pngNRA, Enemy
Previous: Salvation
Next: Lin's Gambit

Waylon Flies Again(Days of Ruin) or Counter-Attack(Dark Conflict) is the 20th mission in the Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. After completing the mission, Waylon is unlocked as a playable commander in Free Battle and multiplayer modes.


It turned out that the "Worm" was nothing more than just that, a simple worm. But hope returns when Dr. Morris informs the group that he has developed a kind of vaccine to slow the virus. They're running low on materials to make it though, as a result of Greyfield's plundering of any facilities he's come across. Following Brenner's words, Will resolves to end the senseless war Greyfield has brewed. At that moment, Lazurian forces spot an NRA air force led by Waylon.



IconWill.png Will
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryRed.png Infantry x2 IconMediumTankRed.png Medium Tank x0 IconTCopterRed.png Transport Helicopter x0 IconGunboatRed.png Gunboat x0
IconMechRed.png Mech x2 IconWarTankRed.png War Tank x0 IconBCopterRed.png Battle Helicopter x0 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 x0 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 x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 6


IconTasha.png Tasha
Land Air Sea
IconInfantryAlt.png Infantry x0 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 x0 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 x2 IconMissiles.png Missiles x2 IconSeaplane.png Seaplane x0 IconBattleship.png Battleship x0
IconTank.png Tank x2 IconRig.png Rig x0   DoRIconMedal.png  CO Unit None

Total: 6


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

Total: 8


This fight can prove rather difficult as Waylon's main power lies in his air force and will most likely board a Duster or a Fighter; Controlling the central sector is key to swinging the battle in your favour as well as maintaining Tasha's limited ground force. Her AI will likely follow you so preserving much of her forces, especially her Missile, will ensure keeping his aircraft at bay. She also has another but it is stationed at her HQ at all times.

Pull back your single Anti-Air, Bike and infantry back to capture the neutral Cities, Airfields and Factories on your side of the map before pushing back with more AA to punish his mostly airborne force; The Bomber and B-Copters shouldn't be too much of a worry if you can pull them into range of Tasha's missile. You don't have to fret if you let a lone B-Copter or Bomber into your territory as they'll be target-practice for the lone Missile back at the HQ, so focus mostly on taking on the central portion of the map.

Build Anti-Tanks and B-Copters to combat the inevitable introduction of Waylon's War Tanks and Md. Tanks as well as Bombers to assist and fend off his Anti-Tanks, that might prove a problem otherwise. Once you've driven the enemy away from the region, harden it with Rockets and Missiles, capturing any cities with Bikes and T-Copter-borne Infantry and Mechs, lost to the enemy, before sending your combined forces into his base.

As long as you keep the central region under your control, this mission should be relatively straightforward.


  • Waylon Flies Again is the only level where an ally has a HQ.

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.