Luckily, the Covenant's energy shield technology is at your disposal. By building one or more Shield Generators on your base, you'll add a layer of protection that the UNSC bases won't have access to. A double-shielded Covenant base bristling with fully upgraded defense turrets it's just as scary a sight as it sounds when you encounter it as an unprepared UNSC commander.
Shield Generators are cheap and quick to construct, which is great if you're playing as the aliens and a real pain in the MJOLNIR armor if you're trying to bust through them. In addition to Energy Shields, the Covenant also have another trick up their sleeves. Each alien base comes with a gravity lift that will transport any unit placed on it directly to wherever your leader is on the battlefield.
Each team in Halo Wars deploys with a leader, a hero unit with special abilities, who you'll get to pick at the beginning of each multiplayer or skirmish match. You'll have access to different troop types depending on who you pick, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each. If you like using the UNSC's Spirit of Fire support ship to unleash devastating attacks from above, you'll want to go with Capt. Cutter or Sgt. Forge.
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