The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 1: Allied Mission 01 "In The Thick Of It"

Allied Mission 01
Allied Mission 01


Location: Unknown, Unknown
Objective: Rescue Einstein from Soviet captivity.

Briefing: Rescue Einstein from the Headquarters inside the Soviet complex. Once found, evacuate him via the helicopter at the signal flare. Einstein and Tanya must be kept alive at all costs. Beware the Soviet's Tesla Coils. Direct Tanya to destroy the westmost power plants to take them off-line.

Author's note: A fantastic intro mission that shows off its new map template, triggers, and unit types that presents a radical change from Tiberian Dawn.

Name: General Von Esling
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Commander of the Allied forces in Europe
Voiced/Played by: Arthur Roberts

A seemingly no-nonsense leader who is willing to try unorthodox means if it means completing his goals.

Name: ?
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Commander within the Allied forces
Voiced/Played by: Barry Kramer

A stickler for the rules, and unwilling to use outside help.

Name: Tanya Adams
Aliases: None
Affiliation: None
Occupation: Professional Volunteer
Voiced/Played by: Lanae Freeborn (Game)/ Lynne Litteer (FMV)

A professional volunteer, which is why she's still alive.

RANGE: Short
WEAPON: M-16 Rifle
Armed with an M-16, this Infantry unit is at its best against other Infantry and Tanks (when in groups).

Author's Note: Arguably the worst unit, they feel like an upgrade from Tiberian Dawn, but maybe that's just bias on my part.

RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Light
WEAPON: M-60 Machine gun
Fast and lightly armored, this unit is ideal for scouting an area quickly. Used as a support unit for an infantry squad, the Ranger can soften up the enemy before a direct confrontation occurs.

Author's Note: I dislike the unit entirely, and actively try not to build/use them unless I must. Too weak for their cost, but at least they are fast for recon purposes .

RANGE: Medium
WEAPON: Dual Colt .45s & C-4 explosives
Armed with two .45s, Tanya can mow through infantry like they weren’t there. Her C-4 Explosives can destroy buildings… if you can get her to them. Unlike other units, Tanya can never be put in guard mode – you must manually target all enemies that you wish attacked.

Author's Note: One of the best units in the game, Tanya does everything the Commando did in TD, but fires faster and, although I seem to recall this wasn't the case in '97, does not spawn units when blowing up buildings.