The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 17: Soviet 04 - Operation: Home Front

Soviet 04: Operation: Home Front
Operation: Home Front

As the campaign in the United States winds down, Gen. Vladimir, among others, is due for some R&R and are beginning to enjoy the fruits of their labour, emblazoned with numerous medals, ribbons, and commendations. Sadly, this does not mean that the Allies are willing to give the Soviet Union any respite, and radar and intercepted radio transmissions point towards an Allied attack on Vladivostok. As Gen. Vladimir is... indisposed, it is up to your forces to defend the Motherland from the Allies. Go!

Vladisvostok, Soviet Union.

Location: Vladivostock, USSR
Objective: Defend the Motherland and defeat all Allied forces in the area.

Briefing: The foolish Koreans have decided to take sides with the failing Allies. Their cowardly attempt to invade our Eastern territories will surely fail. Defend the motherland and, when you are ready, push the Koreans back into the ocean.

Author's note: One has to wonder why the Korean's would use their navy to assault Vladivostok. Allegedly, you can cheese this mission by having a Terror Drone rush the Allied base location and parasite the MCV before it deploys.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allied
Occupation: Admiral of the Allied Korean Fleet
Voiced/Played by: Richard Narita

Admiral of the Allied Korean fleet charged with capturing Vladivostock.

Name: Lt. Zofia
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Intelligence Officer
Voiced/Played by: Aleksandra Kaniak

Intelligence Officer to the Commander.

Name: Alexander Romanov
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Premier of the Glorious Soviet Union
Voiced/Played by: Nicholas Worth

Premier of the Soviet Union. Has a pet turtle named Harry; no dove though. A rather jovial fellow.

Name: Yuri
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Aide/Confidant to the Premier of the Soviet Union [Unconfirmed]
Voiced/Played by: Udo Kier

Aide/Confidant to the Premier of the Soviet Union. May not be on the up-and-up, dislikes Gen. Vladimir.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Waitress
Voiced/Played by: Natasha

Name: Gen. Vladimir
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: General of the Soviet Union
Voiced/Played by: Adam Greggor

General of the Soviet Union's forces. Pompous glory hog. War Hero of the Soviet Union.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Unknown
Voiced/Played by: Stephanie Harrold/Tamara Kozen

Helping the war hero, Gen. Vladimir, relax after a successful campaign.

Terror Drone
RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Special
WEAPON: Itself
COST: 500

Terror Drones are a new robotic unit created by the Soviet military. These small, mechanical spiders scuttle across the battlefield looking for enemy vehicles. When a vehicle comes within range, the Terror Drone leaps into action, jumping inside the vehicle and dismantling it from the inside. Only a Service Depot or Outpost can remove a Terror Drone once it attacks.

Author's Note: A very efficient unit when micro'd well, but requires a lot of attention to maximize its use.

Sea Scorpion
RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: Flak Gun
COST: 600

This fast ship is capable of attacking all targets. It is also equipped with an anti-missile system, and can be used to protect valuable structures and locations from missile attack.

Author's Note: Great speed won't save this ship design from being relegated to the "Do Not Buy" pile. Unless I can't build subs or [REDACTED] or [REDACTED], then I guess its a solid 4th pick.

Amphibious Transport
ARMOR: Heavy
COST: 900

Similar to the Allied Amphibious Transport, the Transport is a way to move both infantry and vehicles across both land and water. This vehicle is unarmed, but is heavily armoured to help ensure that its cargo gets to its ultimate destination.

Author's Note: Identical, apart from its armour, to its Allied counterpart.

Flak Cannon
ARMOR: Steel
COST: 1000
PURPOSE: Base Defense

The Soviet Flak Cannon is a basic form of defence against aerial units. It is extremely effective against all Allied air units, including Rocketeers.

Author's Note: Your stationary AA defense for the Soviet tech tree.

Service Depot
COST: 800
PURPOSE: Repairs units

During the course of a battle, your units will become damaged. Moving a damaged vehicle into a Service Depot begins the repair process. Repairing damaged vehicles costs credits, with the cost depending on the severity of the damage to the unit.

Author's Note: Identical to the Allied version.


Faster than Par Time: "The Korean invasion was repelled with such ferocity that some members of their government have spoken secretly to us of peace."

Slower than Par Time: "In a long and bloody battle, you successfully defended mother Russia."