The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 6: Allied 05 - Operation: Dark Night

Allied 05: Operation: Dark Night
Operation: Dark Night

Now that the situation has stabilized itself somewhat in the continental United States, its time to send out calls for help, especially for our old allies in Europe. Unfortunately for us, the Soviets have a number of forward nuclear silos that are threatening to attack any targets of opportunity from Spain to Germany! If we are ever to balance the scales of power, we will need to send in a team of infiltrators to knock out those nuclear weapons for good.

In the cutscene and loading screen, the location appears to be given somewhere on the Polish/Belorussian border, and Poland already being Allied!

Location:Polish/Belorussian Border.
Objective: Neutralize the Soviet nuclear missiles in the area.

Briefing: European forces still refuse to fight with us, fearing a Soviet nuclear counterattack. We have discovered the location of their medium-range missiles in Poland. Special agent Tanya has secretly crossed the Polish border. You will direct her to destroy the Soviet Nuclear Missiles.

Author's note: The first baseless mission? Woah. A few one, with some goodies strewn about. If you ever get the tank, you can bypass the 2nd base by using the tank to just... destroy the walls.

Name: Lt. Eva
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Tactical and Communications officer for the Commander
Voiced/Played by: Athena Massey

Lt. Eva is the Commander's tactics and communications officer, providing a vital supporting role in the Commander's control of his forces, and the battlefield.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Prime Minister of England
Voiced/Played by: Kerry Michaels

The Prime Minister of England. The Margaret Thatcher expy of this game.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: General of the French Armed Forces
Voiced/Played by: Frank Bruynbroek

Named Lyon in the manual, this General is a clear parody of De Gaulle.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Chancellor of Germany.
Voiced/Played by: Stuart Nesbit

The Chancellor of Germany, he looks like Ludwig Erhard, but as far as I know he's based on a different Chancellor.

Name: President Dugan
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: President of the United States of America
Voiced/Played by: Ray Wise

President of the United States of America. Helped install Premier Romanov in Soviet Russia. Defected to the Reds. Rehabilitated after the destruction of the Psychic Beacon in Washington D.C.

Name: Tanya
Aliases: Widowmaker
Affiliation: Hired Gun
Occupation: Special Agent / International Gun For Hire
Voiced/Played by: Kari Wuhrer

Agent Tanya is a renowned mercenary who plays by her own rules. It has been suggested that the name "Tanya" may be a codename, similar to Agent 007. Responded to the crisis and helped recapture the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, after having dealt with the Soviet invasion in New York. Sent to Poland to destroy the forward Soviet nukes used to deter European involvement in the ongoing Third World War.

COST: 1000

The Spy is a stealth unit used by the Allied forces to gain an advantage over their foes. Rather than attacking enemy units, the Spy targets an enemy and changes his appearance to that of the enemy unit. This allows him to sneak past enemies and into enemy structures, providing substantial benefits. The Spy’s function inside the enemy structure depends on which building he enters. Attack Dogs are never fooled by the Spy’s disguise, so watch out for them.

Author's Note: An interesting update to the spy, with a new method of displaying how the spy disguises himself in accordance to the increased number of infantry units available.


Faster than Par Time: "Soviet commanders are still analyzing your attack, trying to discover the secrets of your advanced covert strategies."

Slower than Par Time: "The missiles have been destroyed. Other Soviet missiles have been moved deep inside the USSR."