The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 30: Allied X05 - Operation: Clones Down Under

Allied X05: Operation: Clones Down Under
Operation: Clones Down Under

With Einstein rescued, we can turn our attention to Australia, where spies have uncovered a plot by Yuri to clone the various leaders of the world in order to further his grasp on it. Should he be successful, Yuri's defeat may not be enough to ensure a peaceful transition back to normal, whatever that may be by the end of all this.

Right in the heart of Sydney.

Location: Sydney, Australia
Objective: Destroy Yuri's cloning labs and all forces in the area.

Briefing: Yuri has established cloning facilities in Sydney, Australia. It is believed he plans to clone the world leaders. We must put an end to this operation at any cost.

Author's note: An ugly slog of a map that is exacerbated if you make a mistake. I'm honestly not fond of these missions where Yuri controls 90% of it and every 3rd or 4th building is garrisoned by legions of Initiates.

Name: Ben Carville
Aliases: General Thorn
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Leading General of the US Forces. [UNDECEASED]
Voiced/Played by: Barry Corbin

Top military official for the United States of America's armed forces. Reports directly to the president. Enjoys antagonizing Tanya. Was temporarily subverted by the Soviet Union due to mind control weapons. Impressed by the Commander's ability to befriend Tanya. Killed before he could transfer to Europe when a suicide bomber infiltrated his HQ. Casually drops one of the best lines of all time related to time travel.

Black Eagle
RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Light
WEAPON: Maverick Missiles
COST: 1200

The special weapon in the Korean arsenal is the Black Eagle. Effectively, this aircraft is a stronger Harrier, offering increased ability to both take and dish out damage.

Author's Note: You can probably skip these. A cursory look at both in the rules files indicates that the Black Eagle has a whopping... 50 more health than a regular Harrier (200vs150). Edit: And 50 attack.


Faster than Par Time: "Yuri's cloning facilities are now rubble thanks to your incredible tactics. Well done!"

Slower than Par Time: "You have destroyed Yuri's cloning facilities, but the long battle has left Sydney devastated."