Create four or five well-spaced power plants right off
the bat in Skirmish or multiplayer games to bring up
your power bar on the right-hand side of the screen,
and then keep your eye on it. Be sure to garrison your troops into civilian buildings
for extra cover while fighting the enemy; when the building
starts to break down due to firepower, send in an engineer
to repair it. Speaking of engineers...not only can they repair broken
bridges or partially destroyed buildings, but they can
also penetrate an enemy base and convert their structures. Create many "Tanyas" (Allied), or "Crazy Ivans" and "Yuris"
(Soviet) in multiplayer games. They're the most versatile
and skilled infantry units available for their respective sides. Although it's expensive, build an Ore Purifier to help
squeeze more credits out of your mining expeditions.