Tiny Metal, Hero Units Location Guide

Tiny Metal Hero Guide

This Tiny Metal guide is aimed to help you find not only the hero units, but also special mission and mission logs. This guide will contain location and information relating to the hero units in Tiny Metal. Hero units and soldier logs that is found through the main mission will be listed first followed by those found through the special mission.

Things To Take Note On Using This Guide

  1. This guide contains spoilers for those who have yet to clear the game up till ACT III, as it contains a list of mission that is until the end of that ACT.
  2. Not all mission contains a hero unit.
  3. Research labs may contain not just hero units, but also Special Mission and Soldier Logs.
  4. For the sake of easier understanding, the term ‘MX’ which is being used within the game shall be referred to Special Mission in this guide.

There are a total of 16 hero units, 18 soldier logs and 5 lost logs in Tiny Metal. If you plan to find everything, do explore all the research labs that are available in the mission.

Edit: I’ve made a non-commentary gameplay video for Tiny Metal at YouTube and it will contain the location of all the research labs. Click on the subheading and it will bring you over to YouTube. As of this edit, the gameplay is from M01 to M07, including MX01.


Hero Units Unlocked By Default

The following hero units are unlocked by default upon reaching Mission 05 – The Shadows of War.

Tiny Metal Hero Guide
Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Andrew Murphy
Unit Type: Rifleman
Unit Size: 5
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 5
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 150
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A strong Rifleman equipped with a bulletproof vest and an upgraded rifle, providing him with increased defence and attack power. Not only is he effective in attacking infantry units, but he can also damage lightly armoured vehicles as well.
Hero Lore: A highly decorated Artemisian soldier who is also popular with the ladies.


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Edward Kelly
Unit Type: Lancer
Unit Size: 5
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 5
Attack Rating (Recruit): 120
Defence Rating (Recruit): 180
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Lancer soldier whose bulletproof vest provides him with a very strong defence, allowing him to even take hits from cannon fire; his counterstrikes against vehicles are also very effective.
Hero Lore: Once upon a time, he was stranded behind enemy lines, equipped only with a sidearm. Even so, he was able to fend off the enemy for an entire day. He is known amongst his allies as the “indomitable” man.

Tiny Metal Hero Units
Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Billy Abrams
Unit Type: Metal
Unit Size: 3
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 3
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 140
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A customized Metal that has a super-long barrel for increased armour penetration against vehicle-class and infantry units; its modular reactive armour provides extra defence.
Hero Lore: Having polished his skills at the “Battle of Zeltzer”, he is now a renowned tank commander. He is also the father of six children.


Mission #01 – First Contact 

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: N/A
Other Unlocks: N/A


Mission #02 – The Lone Wolf

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 1
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #1


Mission #03 – Rapid Deployment

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 1
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #2


Mission #04 – Comrade In Arm

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 2
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #3, Lost log #1


Mission #05 – The Shadows Of War

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #4, Special Mission #01 – Pre-Emptive Strike


Mission #06 – Operation Warlord


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Mary Moore
Unit Type: Scout
Unit Size: 3
Unit Movement: 6
Unit Vision: 4
Attack Rating (Recruit): 110
Defence Rating (Recruit): 140
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Scout unit with anti-aircraft missiles and high-calibre rounds that can penetrate even vehicle armour: very effective against other vehicle units; its made-to-order engine allows for increased mobility.
Hero Lore: Ms.Moore is peerless among the Scout division of the army. Even when injured, her instinct is to fiercely secure and protect any gathered intel. She will always fight to the very last.
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #6, Special Mission #02 – Ambush!


Mission #07 – The Sengoku Stronghold

Tiny Metal Hero Location
Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: William Bishop
Unit Type: Fighter
Unit Size: 3
Unit Movement: 5
Unit Vision: 3
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 130
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Fighter unit with an increased evasion ranking and a stealth jammer; it’s also equipped with air-to-ground missiles. As there are very few pilots with the certification fit to fly this craft, this unit cost quite a lot.
Hero Lore: Perhaps the luckiest man in the whole military, William Bishop has survived an aerial ambush by 4 enemy aircraft while on a combat mission and returned home to tell the tale.
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #8


Mission #08 – The Battle of Sekigahara


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Jonathan Monash
Unit Type: Heavy Metal
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 6
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 120
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Heavy Metal with an upgraded custom engine that’s 120% better than the standard models; Equipped with a recon drone that improves its visual range.
Hero Lore: A former civil engineer, he became famous for writing several treatises on the art of war. Officers in the army view his works as part of the necessary curriculum for becoming a true officer.
Number of Research Labs: 4
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #9, Special Mission #03 – The Bridge on the Yodo River


Mission #09 – The Battle of Edo City

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 4
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #11, Lost Log #03, Special Mission #04 Breakthrough at Route 109


Mission #10 – Tatara’s Desperate End


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Gareth Gordon
Unit Type: Sniper
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 3
Unit Vision: 6
Attack Rating (Recruit): 120
Defence Rating (Recruit): 120
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A legendary Sniper who uses raw, uncanny skill to shoot his targets without a scope; he prides himself as a lone wolf who can operate in all conditions, and has been known to take naps in the middle of a battlefield just for kicks.
Hero Lore: Being somewhat of a maverick, having disobeyed direct orders from his superiors to save his comrades, Gareth remains a valuable war asset. He admits to not being very good with helicopters.
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #13


Mission #11 – Turning Point

Hero Unit: N/A
Unit Type: N/A
Unit Size: N/A
Unit Movement: N/A
Unit Vision: N/A
Attack Rating (Recruit): N/A
Defence Rating (Recruit): N/A
Radar Range: N/A
Hero Description: N/A
Hero Lore: N/A
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #14, Special Mission #05 – Operation Camelia


Mission #12 – Guardians of Artemisia


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Elaine Collins
Unit Type: AWAC
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 4
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 130
Radar Range: 10
Hero Description: A top-class AWAC equipped with directional radar to detect enemies from afar. Its engine has been swapped for a high-output jet engine, giving it higher mobility.
Hero Lore: Ms.Collins originally dreamt of becoming an astronaut, but the miasma and the electronic interference from the war put an end to her dreams. Still, she enjoys her work and yearns for action on the front lines.
Number of Research Labs: 2
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #16


Mission #13 – Cornering The Fox


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Charles Brown
Unit Type: Fortress
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 2
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 100
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Fortress with increased targeting accuracy due to its enhanced airstrike control unit; equipped with an overcharged engine that boosts its movement range. this unit is highly effective at taking out all targets on the ground or in the skies.
Hero Lore: Charles Brown is famous for his stubborn determination. Even though his fortress was critically damaged within enemy territory, he continued to fight on, bringing a full enemy armoured detachment to destruction.
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #17


Mission #14 – The MEGA Metal


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Dante Carver
Unit Type: MEGA Metal
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 3
Unit Vision: 2
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 100
Radar Range: 3
Hero Description: An ancient, powerful weapon from Artemisia’s forbidden past. It is a true behemoth of war, equipped with high-powered weaponry that can split the heavens in twain and meters-thick impenetrable armour that has withstood millennia of punishment.
Hero Lore: The captain believes that true skill with a tank is something that can only be learned on the field of battle, and not taught in the classroom. Dante is considered to be the very best tank commander of his time.
Number of Research Labs: 2
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #18, Lost Log #5


Special Mission can only be accessible once you found them in your main mission by exploring the research labs.


Special Mission #01 – Preemptive Strike


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Brady Crandall
Unit Type: Gunship
Unit Size: 3
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 4
Attack Rating (Recruit): 140
Defence Rating (Recruit): 150
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A custom gunship unit with armoured plating that’s been enhanced for close-support fighting; its expanded-range radar provides for a longer vision range as well, making this unit formidable both for attacking and for scouting.
Hero Lore: Brady is known in the air corp as being exceptionally skilled and tough. This pilot famous for having flown successfully combat missions of up to 16 hours and longer without any sleep
Number of Research Labs: 1
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #5


Special Mission #02 – Ambush!


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Randy Stuarts
Unit Type: Sniper
Unit Size: 2
Unit Movement: 3
Unit Vision: 4
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 120
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Sniper unit who uses an archeo-tech prototype rifle; he insists on fighting alongside raw recruits so that he can give them the experience they need to shine as expert SNIPERs in their own right.
Hero Lore: Originally a rank-and-file trooper, his superiors made note of his excellent marksmanship and transferred him to a Sniper detail. He is a good friend with Gareth Gordon.
Number of Research Labs: 2
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #7, Lost Log #2


Special Mission #03 – The Bridge on the Yodo River


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Bernice Frankel
Unit Type: Radar
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 4
Unit Vision: 3
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 140
Radar Range: 8
Hero Description: A Phased Array Radar unit with an increased movement range due to its upgraded engine, and increased defence power thanks to its advanced armour plating. With a higher-than-average vision range, this vehicle is effective both for reconnaissance, penetrating easily through the Fog of War.
Hero Lore: Bernice dreams of becoming a star of the stage when she is eventually honourably discharged from the army. However, since she is so skilled, it doesn’t look like that the army is willing to let her go.


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Allie Stirling
Unit Type: Scout
Unit Size: 3
Unit Movement: 5
Unit Vision: 4
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 100
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Scout unit fitted with anti-vehicle missiles for increased firepower; these missiles are wire-guided ones, with a much higher explosive yield. In addition, this unit is equipped with a smoke launcher, providing it with higher defence.
Hero Lore: A master of hit-and-run tactics and the surprise assault, Stirling is most at home making raids against the enemy lines. His nickname, “The Phantom”. strikes fear into the heart of the enemies.
Number of Research Labs: 2
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #10


Special Mission #04 – Breakthrough at Route 109


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Henry Cox
Unit Type: Striker
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 3
Unit Vision: 2
Attack Rating (Recruit): 300
Defence Rating (Recruit): 100
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: A Striker unit with reinforced armour, allowing for a higher defence; its high-performance engine keeps it from suffering from low mobility, unlike others in its class.
Hero Lore: Born a noble, Henry makes a great commander. He believes that a true leader must lead from the front with his men. The men under his are always going to give him their all.
Number of Research Labs: 3
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #12


Special Mission #05 – Operation Camelia


Tiny Metal | AREA 35

Hero Unit: Tommy Norris
Unit Type: Spec Ops
Unit Size: 1
Unit Movement: 5
Unit Vision: 5
Attack Rating (Recruit): 100
Defence Rating (Recruit): 120
Radar Range: 0
Hero Description: This commando uses a reinforced stealth suit to stay out of enemy sight; an advanced form of camouflage, it gives him a heightened terrain defence advantage as he blends into his environment.
Hero Lore: A master of an exotic style of unarmed fighting, it is rumoured that he is able to stop tanks with just a shout!
Number of Research Labs: 4
Other Unlocks: Soldier Log #15, Lost Log #4


You have reached the end of the guide and missions beyond ACT III doesn’t have research labs within them. If there is anything I’ve missed, do let me know and I will edit them as soon as possible.

For the TL;DR version of this guide, you can take a look at this spreadsheet here:


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