In Sarges War, the green soldiers are shown as weaker and less intelligent as before. As opposed to previous games, they are almost useless from even the first level. Very rarely will one survive without the help of the player. Before an enemy even appears, three are killed retreating from three tans that are out of sight. It is interesting to point out that they are running even though their numbers are equal. Also, just around the corner, there are two more greens fending off two tans. However, this may be due to wanting Sarge and Riffs help, as both are well known. These retreating Soldiers cannot be saved.
As the first mission goes on, the Tan increasingly outnumber the green, and seemingly run through all of their resistance, despite the end result being a green victory.
After Green town is bombed, the only survivors ,it would seem, are the few rounded up by the tan, and a few pockets of resistance scattered around. Their are two notable prisoners, both of whom cannot be killed by the enemies. One is put aside by himself and heavily guarded, reflecting his importance. The other captured soldier is in a tan town with three others. What makes him stand out, is that he has the knowledge to move and fully operate an enemy APC. This is extremely interesting, as never in the game do you see a green owned combat vehicle, leaving you to wonder how he came to learn the machines operations. It also may be the one point in the game where a character can "carry" Sarge, as the player needs to do little work to wipe out the remaining guards.
- In Sarges War, despite being portrayed as bold, fearless soldiers, there are four men in the game who shows no sign of bravery. When arriving on the second mission, two soilders, having escaped, fill in Sarge on the situation. When one is killed showing Sarge which way to go, the other hides. Sarge is left alone to rescue this soldier's companions. The other three are the very first greens to be seen. They are retreating and leaving two other soldiers to fight 5-2 odds. Ironically, these soilders have no chance of survival, where as the two being stranded can be saved
- Throughout the series, the green soldiers only use the players default gun, while the tans use a variety of weapons. (Flamethrower, Sniper, etc.)