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''S.W.I.N.E.'' (or, to give its full name [[FunWithAcronyms Strategic Warfare In (a) Nifty Environment]]), is a small quirky RTS game originally released in 2001, and the gameplay precursor to the serious-if-shortlived VideoGame/CodenamePanzers series. The basic plot of the game is that the Pigs' military under General Irontusk overthrow the old Republic, and then invade the Rabbits. [[ExcusePlot A lot more thought was put into the gameplay.]]

As of Christmas of 2006, the game became freeware, and can be downloaded from the image caption.

The Pigs have German Accents and the Rabbits are French. [[WorldWarII This has some clear implications.]]

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!!S.W.I.N.E. provides examples of:
* {{Abandonware}}: During Christmas of 2006, Stormregion made the game free, releasing one last bugfix for it in tandem with the announcement. Stormregion itself has gone defunct.
* ArtificialStupidity: In the campaign, computer simply waits for your units to appear, [[LeeroyJenkins and then blindly charges at them]]. If it ever makes any deeper tactical move, it's a scripted event.
** It's not entirely stupid though; in missions where you have to defend a certain location, enemy scouts will try to flank you and make a dash for the objective, failing your mission if you don't take them down quickly. Also, in the harder pig campaign, the enemy rabbits tend to have more mobile patrols, which sometimes try to recapture objectives after your army has moved to a different location, and sometimes converge on the location of an engagement and try to attack your rear lines.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Air strikes cost money that could be spent on additional units or upgrades.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rabbits are peaceful and democratic, but if forced to, they can fight as well (if not better) as Pigs.
* BigBad: General Irontusk.
* {{BFG}}: The Rabbits' Moving Fortress class unit is even named 'BFG'. Moving Fortresses launch giant, slow-moving shell that deal massive [[SplashDamage splash damage]].
* BloodKnight: Many vehicle drivers act like this in their soundbites when given orders, being very eager to get to fighting. This changes though if their HP goes into the red - at that point they become extremely cranky and sometimes refuse orders (although, in gameplay, they never actually do this).
* BoringButPractical: Basic tanks and scouts may seem uninteresting, but are in fact the most useful units in the game.
* CivilWarcraft: Happens only once, in the first mission of the Pigs' campaign, where player leads National Pigs Army against forces loyal to the Republic.
** Also happens courtesy a bug during the Rabbit campaign, where the Pigs call in some rocket launchers, and someone likely forgot to set it to spawn the Pig version.
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Multiplayer. Maximum resources, no bombers, unlimited fuel and ammo. What you did with those resources was entirely your call.
* ContinuityNod: The two campaigns sometimes share maps - the first mission of the Pig campaign appears as the penultimate mission of the Rabbit one (and even still has the Pink October tank factory intact), and the Pig missions where you take over the Rabbit nation's mines and oil fields are essentially a reverse of the Rabbit missions where you liberate them.
* CosmeticallyDifferentSides: Averted, but just barely. While most units are functionally identical on both sides, the Pigs' main battle tank has slightly more firepower and top armor, while its Rabbit counterpart is faster and more fuel-efficient. Each faction also has one unit with no opposing counterpart; the Pigs have a Heavy Tank while the Rabbits have Tank Killer vehicles.
* DeathFromAbove: Air strikes, artillery, rocket barrages.
* DifficultButAwesome: Using the more specialized units, like Mortars and Tank Killers. They're really good in some situations and poor in others; getting used to exploiting their strengths can result in stronger armies than those with a primarily generalist composition.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Both averted and played straight. The game doesn't dance around depicting the deaths (and corpses) of the characters who populate the units, and even shows the Player Character getting shot by a firing squad if they fail a mission in the Pig campaign, but it's played straight by Irontusk [[spoiler:when his airship is shot down, likely due to Irontusk's lack of appearance in the game]].
* DoNotRunWithAGun: Averted. Almost every unit can shoot while moving, which is an important gameplay mechanic: strong but slow units may have problems targeting and/or hitting a fast-moving enemy. The only unit which has to stop in order to fire are artillery.
* DualModeUnit: Basic tanks, Mortars, and to an extent Rocket Launchers. Tanks can dig in, switching mobility for protection, Mortars can retract their barrel, trading their (considerable) firepower for even better protection, and Rocket launchers can fire off five inaccurate saturation shots, or a single well-placed one.
* EasyLogistics: Averted. In order to remain effective, your army needs a supply of ammunition, fuel and armor repairs, which come in the form of trailers that you haul around with unarmed and unarmored tow trucks. All supplies are finite and expendable, and a lack of supplies ''can'' cripple or disable an army.
* EverythingIsMessierWithPigs
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Rabbits are France, the Pigs are Germany. It's not even subtle. In fact, the first Pig mission is pretty obviously the end of the WeimarRepublic.
* FactionCalculus: 2 factions; slightly subversive Rabbits vs slightly powerhouse Pigs.
* FishingForMooks: Command cars and scouts can do this particularly well, either by running into enemy vision range, turning around, and running away with enemy units in pursuit, or else by getting visuals for artillery to attack and thereby force the enemies into getting a move-on. A move-on that will, if you set things up right, see them drive into a line of your tanks and get cut down. In fact, one of the Rabbit cut-scene videos explicitly shows a command car using this tactic.
* FragileSpeedster: Command cars, scouts and Tank Killers.
* FunWithAcronyms: The title, [[CaptainObvious of course]].
* GeoEffects: Fairly subtle. Trees, walls, buldings, hill crests, etc. can obscure vision and many destructible and non-destructible obstacles can impede unit movement. Also, the fact that all wheeled units have turning radii means that obstacle-dense areas can be particularly hard for them to navigate as compared to tracked vehicles. Finally, the pigs' heavy tank has a special ability designed to pretty much exploit GeoEffects; it simply ploughs straight through anything destructible, allowing it to launch surprise attacks from forests, cut shortcuts, etc.
* GlassCannon: Artillery, rocket launchers, Tank Killers.
* OnlyMostlyDead: If a unit's hitpoints are reduced to zero, it turns into an immobile wreckage, that can still be fully repaired and restored. However, one more hit and the wreckage is irreversibly destroyed. Also, command cars, trucks and trailers avert this - they just get destroyed immediately.
* HamToHamCombat: This is what happens when you have all the units in the game voiced by [[LargeHam large hams]].
** And, indeed, an entire faction of literal hams.
* HealingFactor: All units except for tanks and mortars (the two types of units which are actually used for tanking, incidentally) can be equipped with repair kits that slowly regenerate their HP to 60% of their maximum whenever it falls below that amount. It's much slower than conventional repair trailer usage, but unlike trailers, it can be used repeatedly and indefinitely.
* HeroAntagonist: The Rabbits during the Pig campaign, as well as the [[LaResistance loyalists]] you take out during the first mission.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: General Irontusk doesn't appear at all over the course of either campaign, but his voice does show up at the end of the Rabbit's campaign, where [[spoiler: his airship is blown up by ground troops in mid-air.]]
* HitAndRunTactics: Tank Killers' raison d'etre. Whilst they can be used like normal rocket launchers, pounding enemies from behind a line of tanks, they're also capable of acting in groups of their own, using their range, speed and auto-repair system (if equipped) to stay alive while picking off enemies. This tends not to work very well in spaces with narrow confines though, as their turning radius is quite wide.
* HurricaneOfPuns: [=EVERYWHERE=].
* InfiniteSupplies: Averted completely. Units have limited ammunition and fuel, that needs to be replenished. In later missions, you have no chance of survival without vehicles towing supply trailers. Even supply trailers run out eventually in the longer or more intense missions, and you need multiple trailers to see you through.
** Usually played straight in multiplayer.
* InitialismTitle: Though what exactly the initial stood for wasn't revealed until around 2008 on the long gone Stormregion forums when someone asked what "S.W.I.N.E." stood for, and a developer responded.
* InstantWinCondition: Inverted. During instances where you have to hold a specific point, if a single enemy unit gets to it and you don't have a unit there to block the capture, the enemy will capture the point and you'll instantly lose. As a result, it's always a fair idea to just park a light tank or something next to the flag you need to defend, in case a scout manages to slip through or bypass your defenses.
* JackOfAllStats: Basic tanks.
* [[KillerRabbit Killer Rabbits]]: An entire army of 'em.
* LaResistance: The troops still loyal to the Republic of the Pigs. [[VillainProtagonist Until you take them out in the first Pig campaign mission, anyway.]]
* LuckyTranslation: "Irontusk", when translated into German, becomes [[DwightDEisenhower "Eisenhauer"]]. While this leads to serious issues with the FantasyCounterpartCulture aspects of the game, it ''is'' amusing - it's a complete coincidence.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Rocket launcher units can fire many rockets in one salvo, at the cost of reduced accuracy compared to their standard piecemeal fire mode, and at the cost of expending their ammunition stores more quickly. Large numbers of rocket launchers in standard fire mode, or Tank Killers with their guided missiles, can also achieve this.
* MadeOfIron: Units in SWINE take a really long time to die. It's done intentionally to give the player a chance to micro manage.
* MightyGlacier: Mortars, and the Pigs' Heavy Tank, and to the most extreme extent, Moving Fortresses.
* MirrorMatch: The first Pig mission pits you against [[LaResistance the few loyal Republican troops still remaining]]. They use the same units you do, being Pigs themselves.
* MookChivalry: In the rabbit campaign, enemy offensives generally consist of well-spaced waves each of 4-5 units at most in one go, which are relatively easy to destroy in detail as they come.
** But in the Pig Campaign, you don't get the luxury - the second mission has you facing fortifications and a Rabbit horde twice your size. [[EnforcedTrope Incidentally, you're probably using 4-5 units this early in the campaign.]]
* NoCampaignForTheWicked: Averted, the Pigs do get a campaign.
* PettingZooPeople: The Rabbits and Pigs.
* PointDefenseless: Averted. Anti-air turrets can and will shoot down your helicopter or bomber if they come too close, removing them for the rest of the mission. The Rabbits also have static defenses, which amount to tank and artillery guns stuck on concrete platforms, albeit with the direct-fire tank cannon doing mortar-grade damage.
* ResourcesManagementGameplay: Performed by way of the trailers, which are towed by tow-trucks. They all do a seperate task: The repair trailer fixes units, the Ammo trailer replenishes their munitions, and the fuel trailer refuels them. Knowing which ones will be important and managing how much you dole out is a major part of the gameplay - as all three trailers are finite. Mostly averted online, where there was a switch for infinite ammo and fuel.
* ShoutOut: There are a couple - the Pig Artilleryman's [[StarWars "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"]], for instance.
** As well, in the German version of the game, the Pig's Heavy Tank is called the ''[[LooneyTunes "Elmar Fudd"]]''. The puns are not limited to just the English version.
* SpiritualSuccessor: VideoGame/CodenamePanzers took many of SWINE's gameplay tropes, and distilled them, resulting in similar gameplay but a vastly different setting (Comedic Faux-WWII for... actual WorldWarII.)
* StoneWall: Light tanks become this when they activate their entrenchment; they become immobile while raising their armor considerably. Also, Mortars, which are MightyGlacier units normally with high offense and defense, become this when they retract their turrets - they're still slow, and now have no offense, but are incredibly tough. So much so that elite mortars in retracted mode are ''completely immune'' to conventional (non-nuclear) artillery, tanks and light vehicles of the same level; only elite rocket launchers, other mortars, bombers and moving fortresses can damage them at this point.
* TankGoodness: There is no infantry in this game, and would have to wait until VideoGame/CodenamePanzers to show up.
** TanksButNoTanks: However, there are only three or five actual tanks, depending on how you look at the Mortars - in fact, a pretty fair amount of the game's units are ''wheeled''.
* TropeCodifier: Codified the Real Time Tactics ''sub-genre'' in a time when most RTS games were still following the lead of Command & Conquer and Starcraft.
* VeteranUnit: Units gain experience from dealing damage to the enemies and can acquire "veteran", later "elite" status that improves their stats. It also changes their looks, adding more bling, applique armor panels, and kill markings while also making the unit look more used and worn-out. Even ostensibly unarmed units like command cars and mine layers can gain experience from the damage dealt indirectly by their air strikes or mines.
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