The artillery is a unit which shoots very powerful long-range rockets. It is dangerous against anything it hits, and is especially strong against Infantry. It is ideal for destroying blobs or base defenses. However, it is extremely weak against any units that manages to get close enough. The artillery shoots inaccurately, and will not always hit the exact spot it was commanded to hit. This can be an advantage when dealing with blobs, but a disadvantage when dealing with base defenses.

The artillery is especially vulnerable to fast units such as yaks, light tanks, mobile flaks, and, to a lesser degree, APCs and phase transports.

Soviet players sometimes apply an iron curtain to mobile flak and attack the artillery with them.