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The Guerrilla Warfare is a Terrorist faction featured in the Counter-Strike series. They have made an appearance in all Counter-Strike games except Counter-Strike: Global Offensive up until September 22, 2021 where they made their return in Operation Riptide in the Operation Riptide Agent Collection.

This model has been included since BETA 6.5 from August 8, 2000.

Official Description

A terrorist faction founded in the Middle East, this group has a reputation for ruthlessness. Their disgust for the American lifestyle was demonstrated in their 1982 bombing of a school bus full of Rock and Roll musicians.

Origin: A Terrorist faction founded in the Middle East, Guerrilla Warfare has a reputation for ruthlessness. Its members' distaste for the American lifestyle was demonstrated in their 1982 bombing of a school bus full of rock n' roll musicians.

Focus: The Guerrilla Warfare is the largest and best equipped Terrorist organization in the world. Established in 1968 as the military wing of the Reza Military Regime, its primary focus is to destroy free enterprise and capitalism–thus its obvious disdain for the United States. The Guerrilla Warfare is also believed responsible for bombing eight shopping malls in the Midwest and sabotaging two football stadiums.

Strength: Approximately 1,500 to 2,000 armed members and a larger number of supporters, mostly in rural areas. Has been known to receive financial aid from Syria and Libya.[1]

Appearance

In all games prior to Global Offensive, the Guerrillas wear uniforms consisting of green sleeveless shirts, desert-camouflage pants (woodland-camouflage in Source), red bandanas, and black kevlar vests. The agents in Global Offensive feature a wide variety of designs.

Agents

Trapper Aggressor

Trapper Aggressor is a Distinguished agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 5 stars (random selection of all 5 distinguished agents) or from the Steam market.

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The experienced and cunning Trapper Aggressors utilize ruthless efficiency in capturing and securing tourists as hostages. As experts in wetland and jungle-based guerrilla tactics, any rescue missions involving Trapper Aggressors are doomed to fail. The promise of air conditioning and iced tea. It works every time.
―Official Description


Col. Mangos Dabisi

Col. Mangos Dabisi is a Exceptional agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 7 stars (random selection of all 5 distinguished agents) or from the Steam market.

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Early in his life Col. Mangos Dabisi was trained and promoted within Ugandan military. He ended his military career with a rare Dishonorable Discharge for intimidating his subordinates into paying him 'sleep well money'—promising a good night's sleep to those who paid him. Turns out, a good night's sleep was merely a lack of intentional injuries inflicted by Dabisi himself. Dabisi's imposing stature and military skill made him an attractive acquisition for the Guerrilla Warfare (GW). Constantly over-using force and needing to be reined in, Dabisi's reputation as a GW powerhouse is well deserved. I chop your doller or your neck. You choose.
―Official Description


Trapper

Trapper is a Exceptional agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 7 stars (random selection of all 5 exceptional agents) or from the Steam market.

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Sharp, stealthy, and the bane of organised military units everywhere, the Trappers are rarely seen before they are felt. We hunt you.
―Official Description


Elite Trapper Solman

Elite Trapper Solman is a Superior agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 10 stars (random selection of all 5 superior agents) or from the Steam market.

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On a hot summer day on the outskirt islands of the Caribbean, Solman, relaxing on a small yet expensive vacation tour, was taken hostage by the infamous Guerrilla Warfare (GW). Overhearing his captors talk about the division of ransom money, Solman negotiated his own release if he delivered three additional hostages within 24 hours. And deliver he did, armed with only money, charm, and a way with words reserved for the world's most horrific cult leaders. Stunned by his lack of empathy for his fellow tourists and his ability to deliver a steady supply of 'ransom units' (people) the GW negotiated a position for Solman among them. Taking the highest percentage of hostage random money of any member of the GW, Solman had won the game before it even started. You only need three things to fix a bad situation: money, charm, and a loaded weapon.
―Official Description


Arno The Overgrown

Arno The Overgrown is a Superior agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 10 stars (random selection of all 5 superior agents) or from the Steam market.

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Disgraced heavyweight boxing champion, Arno The Overgrown was discovered by Guerrilla Warfare (GW) Trappers living out of a cave. Over the years Arno had become an expert survivalist and big-game hunter—able to live off the land for an indefinite amount of time carrying only his flint stick and sharpened hunting knife. Rumors of Arno eventually spread to nearby townships where he came to attention of Guerrilla Warfare (GW). Wanting to recruit Arno's flawless hunting and fighting skills, the GW failed to coax Arno from his habitat, that is, until they threatened to stop visiting him with hot fresh Milk Tarts every month. It isn't the loneliness that kills you, it's the absence of Melk Tarts.
―Official Description


'Medium Rare' Crasswater

'Medium Rare' Crasswater is a Master agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 25 stars (random selection of all 3 master agents) or from the Steam market.

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Former Navy SEAL Capt. Crasswater was taken prisoner by the Guerrilla Warfare (GW) while serving in the Middle East during the 1990's. After a botched rescue attempt by ST6 and subsequent military cover-up, the US Navy declared Crasswater deceased. Over the years of his imprisonment, his patriotism and 'no man left behind' mantra eroded into bitter hatred for all things USA. Newly armed with a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome, Crasswater joined the Trappers of the GW. After a series of 'trust building' attacks on western embassies, Crasswater became GW's most valuable asset—bringing military discipline and organization to an otherwise chaotic gang of rebel fighters. In recent years Crasswater has grown new GW cells at undisclosed locations across Central America. Just one more forget-me-not.
―Official Description


Crasswater The Forgotten

Crasswater The Forgotten is a Master agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 25 stars (random selection of all 3 master agents) or from the Steam market.

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Former Navy SEAL Capt. Crasswater was taken prisoner by the Guerrilla Warfare (GW) while serving in the Middle East during the 1990's. After a botched rescue attempt by ST6 and subsequent military cover-up, the US Navy declared Crasswater deceased. Over the years of his imprisonment, his patriotism and 'no man left behind' mantra eroded into bitter hatred for all things USA. Newly armed with a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome, Crasswater joined the Trappers of the GW. After a series of 'trust building' attacks on western embassies, Crasswater became GW's most valuable asset—bringing military discipline and organization to an otherwise chaotic gang of rebel fighters. In recent years Crasswater has grown new GW cells at undisclosed locations across Central America. Just one more forget-me-not.
―Official Description


Vypa Sista of the Revolution

Vypa Sista of the Revolution is a Master agent added in Operation Riptide. This agent can be purchased from the Operation Riptide Shop for 25 stars (random selection of all 3 master agents) or from the Steam market.

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A notorious rebel and brilliant improviser, Vypa is one of twelve sisters born into poverty and left to fend for themselves at the age of seven. Vypa's solo attacks against her country's military dictatorship were so prolific the military assumed her work was the result of a small team of people. At one point, Vypa mistook a remote Guerrilla Warfare (GW) training ground for a government outpost. Shortly after invoking one of her infamous 'sting and choke' maneuvers on the camp she realized her mistake, but not before she had Capt. Crasswater tied up to a tree and threatened at knife point. Impressed and a little frightened, Crasswater recruited Vypa and her sisters into the GW. Together they now lead all jungle-based GW missions and 'government awareness' campaigns. Don't worry, it's just me.
―Official Description


Map/Bot Appearances

In the Tour of Duty, the bots that use this skin are:

Outside the Tour of Duty, the following bots will use the Guerrilla Warfare skin as a Terrorist and the GIGN skin as a Counter-Terrorist:

  • Colin
  • Grant
  • Jerry
  • Mark
  • Nate
  • Yahn

  • Dave
  • Don
  • Finn
  • Reed
  • Wade
  • Xavier

  • Gabe
  • Jim
  • Tony
  • Zane

  • Vinny

  • Crusher
  • Pheonix
  • Shark
  • Stone

  • These bots are unchanged in Source.


    Trivia

    • The general design of the faction appears to be based on that of John Rambo (red bandana, camouflage trousers, combat boots, selection icon in Counter-Strike carrying the M249, etc.).
    • In Deleted Scenes, the members of this faction speak Spanish. In the beginning of 'Turn of the Crank', they speak to the player in English and during Downed Pilot, Guerrilla Warfare guards speak to the imprisoned player in German (which makes sense since the player is a GSG-9 operative).
      • In Lost Cause, in the beginning during the compound infiltration, the player can hear some members of the terrorist group speak Tagalog language. In addition members of this faction have Akunin's heads in the that mission.
    • In their official description, the Guerrilla Warfare are described as a Anti-American group from the Middle-East. However, they are a completely different faction in the Deleted Scenes' storyline with a different set of motives, originating from either South America or Mexico and operating as a cartel.
    • The Guerrilla Warfare are tied with the Akunin and Elite Crew for appearing in the most missions in Deleted Scenes.
    • From their appearance in the beta till Counter-Strike: Source, the Guerrilla Warfare have changed very little compared to other factions. Their clothing and overall body has relatively stayed the same. 
    • Concept art for this faction exists during Global Offensive development.
    • The beta name for this faction is Gorilla Warface back in Counter-Strike beta. For some reason, the beta model is not deleted from the game files, unlike other factions.

    References

    1. Ham, T., & Stratton, S. (2003). Counter Strike: Condition Zero (Prima's Official Strategy Guide), pp. 43. Roseville, CA: Prima Games. ISBN: 0-7615-4297-3
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