Commander Pierce

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Commander Pierce
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Pierce in Battalion Wars 2
Gender: Male
Faction: Anglo Isles
Relatives: None
Current status: Anglo fighter pilot
In the games
First appearance: Battalion Wars 2
Latest appearance: Battalion Wars 2
Ah, the picturesque haven of "Much Whittering"... Famed for its gooseberry jam and pickled eggs!

— Commander Pierce ("Their Finest Hour")

Commander Pierce is an officer of the Anglo military, and one of the protagonists of Battalion Wars 2.


Commander Pierce is a commanding officer of the Anglo Isles, though a subordinate officer to Colonel Windsor. When Anglo Military Intelligence informed Windsor that the Solar Empire had a superweapon, Pierce wasn't as convinced and had less enthusiasm for an invasion of the Solar Empire. However, he was persuaded by Windsor to lead the airforce in the assault. Commander Pierce led the air attack on the Frontier Naval base in his trademark Sputterflare. He also led the attack on Bongo Island - known as A-Day (an unsuccessful attack), and fought for an island against the Frontier in "Sandcastles". He finally led the defensive operation of the Anglo airbase once it was clear the invasion was futile, though it was inevitably lost to the Solar Empire.

Commander Pierce was having a dinner of, what looked like, roast beef with Colonel Windsor when the first Solar and Tundran forces reached and then attacked the Anglo Isles coastline defences. He first led the mission to recapture the airbase at Clapstead Heath and then the docks at Porthampton ("The first step in reclaiming our kingdom!"). This was a very succesful mission which ended up isolating the Solar fleet, moored somewhere off the Anglo Isles. He also provided Windsor with Bomber support in the operation to clean Windsor's Column (and consequently sink the Dreadnought). Pierce finally led the decisive attack to recapture one of the Solar Empire's last airbases near the villages of Much Whittering and Lower Thatchford. After capturing it, Pierce mustered up the airforce for an assault on the stranded Solar Fleet which destroyed a good portion of the Imperial Navy. After learning of Kaiser Vlad's orchestration of the war, the Anglo Isles signed a truce with the Solar Empire and joined the Alliance of Nations. Pierce joins Brigadier Betty, Marshal Nova and Empress Lei-Qo in the bid to liberate the Xylvanian-held parts of Tundra. He helped to destroy Vlad's Mining Spider before shooting down Vlad's Air Transport, one of the rare occasions of a CO actually appearing on the battlefield. Pierce rescued Betty in his fighter when the Staff of Qa-Len is activated, whisking her off to safety. Pierce is seen last at the Victory Ceremony in the Tundran Capital where he appeared to be talking (and flirting) with Betty, before being reprimanded by Windsor.


  • Pierce is actually the same rank as the player, which makes it odd why you are taking orders from him.
  • On a similar subject, Commander is a naval rank rather than an airforce. It is likely short for Wing Commander however.
  • Pierce mentions running through Lower Thatchford's streets as a boy which implies he grew up in the area where "Their Finest Hour" is set.
  • Pierce appears to be head of the Anglo Airforce and is adept at leading ground troops. However, he appears to have little to no knowledge of naval warfare.
  • Pierce appears to be a popular figure with the Anglo public, he even has his own column in a local Anglo newspaper, "The Clapstead Chronicle".

COs of the Battalion Wars series
Western Frontier: General HermanColonel AustinBrigadier Betty
Tundran Territories: Tsar GorgiMarshal NovaMajor Nelly
Solar Empire: Empress Qa-LenEmpress Lei-QoAdmiral A-Qira
Anglo Isles: Colonel WindsorCommander Pierce
Xylvania: Kaiser VladCountess IngridKommandant Ubel
Iron Legion: Lord Ferrok