In Team YankeeEdit
The Roland is an expensive anti-air missile platform that has enough armour to tank autocannon fire from the front or a peppering of artillery fire. Mounted on an AMX-30 chassis and modified to carry Roland missiles, radar and additional radios, it plays more like a tank that kills aircraft than a tractor with AA missiles.
Crucial to the Roland's playstyle is its long-range missile; on a 6x4 table you could plant this unit in a corner and it would still be able to reach out and touch most points of the board. Against lists with less aircraft, like 2-4 Hinds, you might be able to plant them in a forest and cause enough hits to really do some damage. With ROF 3 and FP 4+, you will be hurting squadrons but not nuking entire squadrons from the skies.
Unlike the German Roland, the French version is, rather unfortunately, their best anti-air unit. The mediocrity of the AMX-DCA ensures that you will probably buy this unit: it may not have the deadliest missiles in the game or be the most cost-efficient unit, but you cannot win the war without air defence units.
It is unique among AA vehicles for having 3+ cross and a 28" dash across open terrain, allowing you to run away from a flanking platoon of BMPs or an artillery zero (probably even more important in TY2).
4 points gets you 2 vehicles while 8 points gets you 4 vehicles.