Advance Wars Frontier (known as Famicom Wars Frontier in Japan) is the sequel to Advance Wars: Dual Strike and a prequel to Advance Wars: Days of Ruin game in the Advance Wars; a continuation of the Famicom Wars series; and the first on the Nintendo 3DS. It is set in Neo Land and as usual features several new features, most predominately the ability to play tthree COs at once.
In a distant land far from the rest of Wars World, known as Neo Land, there exist two military forces - Black Star and White Star. The Black Star Army would seek to conquer Neo Land, led by seven commanding generals, while the White Star Army would fight to defend Neo Land and keep the peace. White Star, with much to fight for, would always manage to push back the evil forces of Black Star, but one day, things changed...
After the end of the war in Omega Land, the famous Allied Nation armies had disbanded. The malevolent Black Hole Army had mysteriously resurrected, more powerful than before with the aid of Black Star and, having taken advantage of the disbanding of the four armies, started seizing control of Neo Land’s seven territorial areas. Although the Allied Nation was gone, White Star took over and rose up to the challenge… to defeat Black Star, despite its new strength. But with the power of Black Hole, one army may not be enough. Can they successfully recruit the former Allied Nation COs from Macro Land and Omega Land and fight to defend Neo Land?
Advance Wars Frontier stars two new characters: Brad, and Bridgette. These are the primary protagonists of Frontier and members of the White Star Army, and are accompanied by several other new protagonists, including Sophie, Flint, Sadie, and Condor, members of the Orange Star, the Blue Moon, Yellow Comet, and Green Earth Armies respectively.
|CO||Info||Hit||Miss||CO Power||Super CO Power|
|Brad||A kid CO who helps keep his team in spirit and possesses impressive leadership skills. Since he is best known for heightening troop morale, his vehicular direct-combat units are slightly stronger, so he does his best on the ground.||Optimism||Pessimism||Rev Up:|
Direct-combat vehicular units' firepower rises, their movement cost drops to 1, and their movement range goes up by 2 spaces.
Direct-combat vehicular units' firepower rises greatly and their movement cost drops to 1. Movement range of all vehicular units goes up by 2 spaces and their firing range is increased by 2.
|Bridgette||The newest recruit to White Star and its youngest CO. She wears a mysterious amulet and has a crush on Brad, her childhood friend. Due to her shyness, she lacks communication with her foot soldiers, weakening their power, but is stronger with naval units.||Swimming, diving||Socializing||Waterfall:|
Causes a jet stream of water that does 1 HP of damage. Decreases enemy firepower.
Causes a jet stream of water that does 2 HP of damage to all enemy units. Greatly decreases enemy firepower.
|Max||A brave and loyal friend, not to mention a strong fighter, Max is a strong direct-combat fighter, but his indirect-combat units have reduced range and firepower.||Weight training||Studying||Max Force:|
Firepower of non-Infantry direct-combat units rises, and their movement increases by 1 space.
Firepower of non-Infantry direct-combat units rises greatly, and their movement increases by 2 spaces.
|Sophie||A skilled veteran that demands perfection from her soldiers. She is small but feisty. Her units have stronger defenses from enemy counterattacks, but have weaker counterattack power themselves.||Mail Call||Mess Hall||Sudden Strike:|
Improves defense for all units when they attack. Also, all non-Infantry direct-combat units have their movement range increased by 1.
Greatly improves defense for all units when they attack. Also, all units will automatically strike enemy units a second time during an attack, but their firepower is reduced.
|Grit||A laid-back style masks his dependability. He is a peerless marksman who is devastating with indirect-combat units, but his non-Infantry direct-combat units are less potent.||Cats||Rats||Snipe Attack:|
Increases range of distance weapons by 1 space. Attack strength of these weapons also increases.
Distance weapons can shoot 2 spaces farther than normal. They also receive a firepower bonus.
|Flint||The sheriff of Cobalt Town who lives life in the old western style. His units get repaired for free and his indirect-combat units have stronger defenses.||Stars||Cars||Quickdraw:|
Flint pulls the trigger faster than the opponent by inflicting 1 HP of damage to all enemy units. Also, his indirect-combat units gain even more defense.
Flint is so quick on the draw he causes 2 HP of damage to all enemy units. Also, his indirect-combat units gain even more defense.
|Sonja||Kanbei's cool and collected daughter. She excels in information warfare. Her units have extended vision in Fog of War and hide their HP info.||Computers||Bugs||Enhanced Vision:|
Increases the vision range of all units by 1 space and allows them to see into woods and reefs. Reduces enemy terrain effects by 2.
Increases the vision range of all units by 1 space and allows them to see into woods and reefs. Counterattacks are stronger. Reduces enemy terrain effects by 3.
|Sadie||A top reconnaissance student of the same academy that Sonja attended. Her units get a little more terrain defensive cover and have more defense vs. direct attacks.||Friends||Politicians||Hard Knock:|
Increases the vision range of all units and firing range of indirect-combat units by one space. Improves defense versus direct attacks.
Increases the vision range of all units by one space and movement range by two. Improves defense versus direct attacks. Summons the Fog of War for one day and reduces vision of enemy units to 1.
|Eagle||Green Earth's daring pilot hero. Air units use less fuel and have superior firepower, but naval units have weaker firepower.||Lucky goggles||Swimming||Lightning Drive:|
Able to move non-infantry units twice during a turn, but their firepower is cut in half. Air units increase their movement by 1 space.
Able to move non-infantry units twice during a turn. No firepower penalty. Air units increase their movement by 2 spaces.
|Condor||Condor is rumored to be a war legend from Neo Land because of his unmatched skills. In sandstorms, his units are stronger and have no movement or firing range penalties. Also, his air units have increased firepower and defense. He is weak in the snow and rain, as his units suffer from reduced firepower and firing range.||Isolation||Passion||Twister:|
Sand causes 1 HP of damage to all enemy units. Also, a sandstorm brews for 2 days.
A squall blows sand everywhere and causes 2 HP of damage to all enemy units. Also, the sandstorm rages on for 2 days.
|Ember||An extremely belligerent Black Hole CO that is notorious for her ruthlessness. Her units have increased firepower when attacking a unit with less HP.||Roses||Violets||Rampage:|
Units' firepower increases greatly when attacking enemy units with less HP. There is also a chance of doing slightly more damage than normal.
All enemy units suffer 1 HP of damage. In addition, all units' firepower increases dramatically when attacking enemy units with less HP.
|Mepher||A high-ranking Black Hole officer who is sinister and devious. Charges his CO meter at a faster rate than other COs and has no weather penalties in battle.||Authority||Resistance||Black Wind:|
Movement range for all units is increased by 1 space. Deals 1 HP of damage to all enemy units and randomly changes the weather for a full day.
Movement range for all units is increased by 2 spaces. Deals 2 HP of damage to all enemy units and randomly changes the weather for 2 days.
|Flak||The strongman of the Black Hole Army. Promoted from private by Hawke. High firepower, but his shoddy technique sometimes reduces the damage his units deal.||Meat||Veggies||Brute Force:|
Increases dispersion of fire. There is a chance of getting a superstrong blow, but units’ firepower might suddenly drop instead.
Attack power increases dramatically, but so does the dispersion rate, which affects the amount of damage targets take.
|Lash||The wunderkind of the Black Hole forces. She invented most of Black Hole's new weapons. Skilled at taking advantage of terrain features.||Getting her way||Not getting it||Terrain Tactics:|
In addition to using terrain effects to increase firepower, movement cost for all units drops to 1. Terrain effects rise by 1.
Terrain effects are doubled and used to increase attack strength. Additionally, movement cost for all units drops to 1.
|Adder||A self-absorbed CO who believes his skills are matchless. Second to Hawke in rank. Charges his CO meter at a faster rate than other COs.||His own face||Dirty things||Sideslip:|
Movement range for all units is increased by 1.
Movement range for all units is increased by 2.
|Melanthe||A genius scientist that harbors a great hatred for humankind. Believes plants to be superior life forms. Effects of natural terrain are increased by one. However, base repairs on properties are decreased by 1 HP.||Botany||Bovines||Synthetic Seedlings:|
Units on natural terrain restore 3 HP of health. Enemy units on natural terrain suffer 1 HP of damage.
Units on natural terrain restore 4 HP of health. Enemy units on natural terrain suffer 2 HP of damage.
|Kindle||Jugger and Koal’s commanding officer. Has a blunt, queen-like personality. Excels at urban warfare.||Anything chic||Anything passé||Urban Blight:|
Increases the attack of all units on a base. Also inflicts 3 HP of damage to enemy units on bases.
Greatly increases the attack of all units on a base. The more bases she controls, the more firepower she gains.