The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 18: Soviet 05 - Operation: City of Lights

Soviet 05: Operation: City of Lights
Operation: City of Lights

Although the Commander and their forces was capable of protecting the homeland from any Korean incursions along the Pacific coast of the Soviet Union, it may have simply been an Allied effort to buy time for the European allies to gather their forces in a planned strike at the Western border of the Motherland. But, while they continue to prepare, they simply cannot defend themselves everywhere. Show them what a mistake it is to fight against the Soviet Union!

Paris, France, city of lights, city of love.

Location: Paris, France
Objective: Capture the Eiffel Tower and destroy all Allied forces in the area.

Briefing: The European nations are planning to join with the crippled Americans. We must not let this act of aggression go unpunished. You must lay waste to their beautiful Paris. We will show the Allies the true meaning of power by turning their own precious monuments into weapons of mass destruction.

Author's note: A fast and fun mission. I have to wonder if this is the best level to introduce Crazy Ivan, as he doesn't exactly excel against the units available this mission.

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. Is willing to authorize lethal force in urban areas... provided you don't harm any of his constituents. Managed to evade capture and escape to Canada.

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. Knows the meaning of "Soviet Irony."

Crazy Ivan
RANGE: Short
WEAPON: Explosives
COST: 600

A codename used for Soviet demolitions experts, a Crazy Ivan attacks by placing dynamite around the map. Virtually anything can be wired to explode, from enemy structures to individual Conscripts—even wandering cows. Once placed on enemies or neutral units and structures, the bombs will count down to detonation and then explode. Crazy Ivan units can also demolish bridges by placing dynamite on bridge huts.

Author's Note: I literally never used Crazy Ivans, so uhhh.... they exist?

Tesla Coil
ARMOR: Steel
COST: 1500
PURPOSE: Base Defense

A powerful base-defence against all ground units, the Tesla Coil attacks with a powerful bolt of electricity. Unlike other base-defenses, a Tesla Coil can be charged by Tesla Troopers, and will remain active even if the base loses power.

Author's Note: All hail the mighty Tesla Coil. It doesn't feel as strong as Red Alert's version, but that doesn't make these any less desirable for your base.


Faster than Par Time: "The French fear your command more than they fear our tanks. In Paris you are known only as 'The Butcher'."

Slower than Par Time: "You turned the Paris Tower into a weapon of terror. You have 'punished' Europe sufficiently."