|“||Confermato! Il nemico è alle coordinate tre uno tre uno uno quattro!
- Italian unit confirming coordinates, (Confirmed! Enemy is at coordinates three one three one one four!)
As an Infantry, the Divisione Sahariana (in-game: Sahariana) leaves a great deal to be desired. However, the primary purpose of the Saharan Division is not to engage enemy troops head-on, but to perform reconnaissance and relay vital field information back to headquarters, so that the Italian commander can make informed decisions before moving into enemy territory.
The Sahariana have the distinction of being one of the only infantry-class recon units in R.U.S.E. (aside from the Japanese paratrooper recon) which, while being slower than motorized recon units, means that they can hide where other recon units might not; namely being cities. Similarly, they can capture buildings like any other infantry, whereas other recon units cannot.
- These units are outstanding at setting up ambushes against supply trucks, which cripple the enemy's monetary supply.
- They are cheap to produce in bunches, and easy to replace when destroyed by opposing forces