The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 37: Soviet X05 - Operation: Escape Velocity

Soviet X05: Operation: Escape Velocity
Operation: Escape Velocity

With Premier Romanov safe and sound back in Moscow, we can once more focus on dismantling Yuri's forces across the globe. The newest priority are the Boomer submarine pens, following the reveal of their location. Take what naval forces that can be spared in the Pacific to the island of Fiji and end his boomer sub production!

I'm pretty sure that's Fiji, Westwood. Come on.

Location: Fiji
Objective: Destroy Yuri's Boomer Submarine Pen

Briefing: We have uncovered Yuri's secret Submarine Base on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. The threat of Yuri's Boomer Subs must be neutralized!

Author's note: A stressful mission, it's got a disgusting amount of Boomer subs to deal with and the result of destroying the objective is... scary, to say the least.

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

Premier of the Soviet Union. Has a pet turtle named Harry; no dove though. A rather jovial fellow. Either has a medical condition, or is affected by Yuri by some fashion. Allegedly murdered by General Vladimir. Murdered by Yuri. Sends a tape to Zofia so that she may relay it to the Commander.

Siege Chopper
RANGE: Short-Long
ARMOR: Light
WEAPON: Blackhawk Cannon and 160mm Artillery
COST: 1400

With the creation of the Siege Chopper, the Soviets now have quick strike capabilities from the air. When flying, this vehicle is mobile and effective against enemy infantry units. When deployed, the Siege Chopper lands and reveals a massive weapon capable of quickly destroying buildings and stationary targets from long range.

Author's Note: I've never used this outside the final Allied mission in the previous campaign, and that went poorly.


Faster than Par Time: "Your swift attack will keep this secret island a secret forever. Yuri's forces are in full retreat. Press on, General--Defeat Yuri!"

Slower than Par Time: "Yuri's Submarines are no longer a threat, but your lengthy siege has given Yuri ample time to form another devious plan."