Vance Headquarters

{{Location Infobox
|image=FileVancehq fixed011.jpg|250px
|name=Vance Headquarters
|location=City 17
|era=Combine occupation of Earth|Combine occupation
|designer=Aaron Barber (level design)WC mappack
{{Quote|I'm hurt. Can't move. Go on without me. Find my father. There's an emergency bunker near the inner gates. He'll be in command there. Tell him I... Run!|Alyx Vance|Development of Half-Life 2|FileAlsky.ogg}}

'''Vance Headquarters'''WC mappack is a City 17 location cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It was to be headed by Captain Vance.

FileVancehq fixed0010.jpg|Near Vance Headquarters, with APCs and the Citadel inner wall on the left.|thumb|200px|left

As seen in the WC mappack map "VanceHQ.vmf" ("Vance Headquarters"), last edited February 2001,WC mappack Captain Vance was to have his headquarters in an "emergency bunker"Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files near the inner gates of the Citadel outer wall during the City 17 uprising following the destruction of the Air Exchange. It is likely the place was originally Combine-controlled.

A very incomplete map, "VanceHQ.vmf" includes, among others, an empty building and an underground parking (likely the headquarters themselves, since it is the only building than can be visited), with four http// brush VAB APCs on the street and in the parking. As seen in the skybox of the map c17_04_23.vmf, it also includes the huge Citadel concrete outer wall, as well as the so-called "inner gates", therefore locating the headquarters quite close to the Citadel.WC mappack 

Early Alyx sound files (made by another actress than Merle Dandridge) found in the ''Half-Life 2'' leak files indicates that after the crash in the Skyscraper Alyx was to be hurt and unable to move and tell Gordon to find an "emergency bunker near the inner gates" where her father was to be "in command". This bunker is likely the main building of "VanceHQ.vmf". It is therefore likely that some meeting would have taken place there, Vance learning of his daughter being in danger.

The location lost its purpose when Captain Vance and Eli Maxwell were merged into Eli Vance and the Arctic day was removed from the storyline.

Parts of the map are present in early Manhack Arcade maps, such as "c17_05.vmf" (last edited September 2002), before being replaced by the subsequent versions.


FileVancehq fixed0000000.jpg|Near Vance Headquarters, with APCs and the Citadel inner wall on the left.
FileVancehq fixed0000.jpg|Near Vance Headquarters, with the Citadel inner wall in the back.
FileVancehq fixed0002.jpg|Conscripts and APCs near Vance Headquarters, with the Citadel inner wall in the back.


|title=Half-Life 2 original storyline|''Half-Life 2'' original storyline

CategoryCity 17 locations
CategoryResistance locations
CategoryCombine locations
CategoryHalf-Life 2 (pre-release)
CategoryCut locations