The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 20: Soviet 07 - Operation: Chrono Defense

Soviet 07: Operation: Chrono Defense
Operation: Chrono Defense

The stress of the war has negatively affected Premier Romanov worse than we initially expected. He is currently indisposed until further notice, leaving Yuri to lead the Glorious Soviet Union against the Allied dogs. Isn't Yuri just the greatest?

Somewhere in the Ural Mountains, although it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where.

Location: Ural Mountains, Soviet Union
Objective: Protect the Soviet Battle Lab at all costs!

Briefing: The Americans have engaged their Chronosphere; a device that allows them to move soldiers across great distances almost instantly. They can now strike anywhere they wish. You must defend our Battle Lab in the Ural Mountains. The Americans will surely strike there soon in a desperate but doomed attempt to shut down our development of the ultimate battle tank.

Author's note: A simple mission that unlocks the best Soviet unit in the game. Crush all who stand against the Apocalypse Tank!

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." Do not tr~urk! Glorious Yuri is friend to all!

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. Knows what Yuri is up to, and vows to take him down.

Apocalypse Tank
RANGE: Medium
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: Twin 120mm Cannons
COST: 1750

The ultimate Soviet tank, the Apocalypse Assault Tank has a massive gun. A huge vehicle, the Apocalypse can take large amounts of damage before succumbing. This vehicle can be used to attack both ground and air targets.

Author's Note: The ultimate in tank technology™, nothing can even hope to stand up against the mighty Apocalypse Tank and live. Truly, this singular weapon can spell doom for all that oppose it.

Battle Lab
COST: 1500
PURPOSE: Unlocks higher tech levels

Many of the more advanced Soviet units and defenses depend upon additional technology found only at the Battle Lab. To create the Soviet special weapons, you must have a Battle Lab at your base. While expensive to build and requiring a lot of power to run, the units and structures available with the Battle Lab make it a necessary addition to any Soviet base.

Author's Note: So similar to the Allied Battle Lab that the manual uses the wrong building image for the manual. (This is also repeated for the Barracks)


Faster than Par Time: "Your ruthless efficiency has earned you great respect in the Red Army and made Soviet leadership fear your popularity."

Slower than Par Time: "The battle lab is safe. The Allies will not dare strike inside mother Russia again."