Light, fast vehicles driven by marines and equipped with laser cannons.
Shrikes are good for destroying bases under a low time limit. Normally, it has a moderate damage and a moderate health, but a Hornet may be a better choice if you are not in a rush. Like all units, the higher the level the better and these become real killing machines at L8. Cheap and quick to build, these little beauties will serve you well if you learn how to use them properly. Hint, use them with Rhinos, or Bombas at a ratio of about 4 to 1; i.e. 4 Shrikes to every Rhino/Bomba.
Shrikes are trained in the Factory. Shrikes require a Level-6 Tech Lab to research.
Purchase Platinum, Get Bonus Troops!, 2013 Jun 8Edit
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Hello my friend!
My people have located something that might interest you.We found a platoon of mercenaries who's[sic] previous commander is how you say...Kaput. They are looking for a new employer, and I could give you a recommendation...if you can make it worth Zoot's while!
Purchase some Platinum and I could be convinced to send them your way!
Buy the 225 Platinum Pack and get 500 Shrikes and 250 Disruptors
Buy the 400 Platinum Pack and get 1000 Shrikes and 500 Disruptors
Buy the 1000 Platinum Pack and get 2000 Shrikes, 1000 Disruptors and 25 Decimators!
Buy the 2500 Platinum Pack and get 3000 Shrikes, 1000 Disrupters[sic] and 80 Decimators!
This unique offer will end on June 10th at 11:59pm PDT. You will get the additional troops only for the first Platinum purchase you make between now and the deadline, so make sure to choose wisely! Prizes will be distributed within 3 business days to the server in which Platinum was purchased and added to your Inventory.