The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 5: Allied Mission 05 "Tanya's Tale"

Allied Mission 05
Allied Mission 05

Greece has been almost completely overrun by the Soviets. As a result, it appears that a general vote in the UN has resolved to begin funding a Global Defense agency. Tanya has been captured while investigating the Soviet Iron Curtain project, and its up to Commander A9 and a small force to rescue her.

Presumably in the area of Vilnius, despite Von Esling's claim of it being near Grodno.

Location: Near Vilnius, Lithuania (OTL)
Objective: Rescue Tanya and destroy all Soviet presence in the area.

Briefing: Rescue Tanya. Your spy can move past any enemy unit, except dogs, without being detected. Direct him into the weapons factory located at a nearby Soviet Base where he will hijack a truck and free Tanya, With Tanya's help, take out the air defenses on the island and a Chinook will arrive to rescue her. Then destroy all remaining Soviet buildings and units.

Author's note: A nice mission with a cool setup that exposes the enemy bases without trivializing it. Also, a very good intro to the Spy.

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. Von Esling has a renewed belief that Soviet aggression has only made the Allies that much stronger..

Name: Nikos Stavros
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. Stunned at the loss of his home country of Greece.

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

A professional volunteer, which is why she's still alive. Instrumental in saving Einstein from Soviet captivity. Captured while investigating the Soviet's Iron Curtain project, but was rescued by Allied spies.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: Interrogator
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Interrogator
Voiced/Played by: Dom Magwili

Interrogated Tanya in an attempt to discover the location of Einstein. Killed by Tanya as she escaped from captivity.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Spy
Voiced/Played by: Unknown

Mortally wounded while attempting to rescue Tanya from captivity.

Name: Unknown
Aliases: None
Affiliation: None
Occupation: Reporter for Allied Information ??????rk
Voiced/Played by: Gwen Castaldi

Announcer on TV. Revealed the UN results for a Global Defense force.

RANGE: Medium
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: 105mm Cannon
The higher-grade Allied Tank, this unit is just as well armored, faster, and less costly than the Soviet Heavy Tank, though armed with only a single barrel. Used in groups with Light Tanks, the Medium Tank can draw fire while the Lighter Tanks destroy the threat.

Author's Note: While the suggestion from the manual on how to use Medium tanks isn't bad, I'd still rather just have more Medium tanks.

WEAPON: Information
Master of disguise, the Spy can slip by enemy forces undetected. A versatile unit, the Spy can gather many kinds of information on an enemy player – what they’re building, how much money they have, how many units they have, etc. Beware – Attack Dogs are not fooled by the Spy’s appearance.

Author's Note: While great against AI, I don't think the spy would do too well vs another player, unless they weren't paying attention. That being said, the usefulness of the spy is iffy, based on how frequently you'll see dogs randomly strewn about in an AI's base.

RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: M-60 Machine gun
With the Armored Personnel Carrier, the Allies can transport up to 5 infantry units quickly across land. A tracked vehicle, the APC is the lightest unit with the ability to crush Sandbag and Barbed Wire Barriers. The Turret-Mounted M-60 helps keep infantry at bay while it goes about its mission.

Author's Note: I don't think I ever voluntarily chose to build this. I blame the engineer nerf.