The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 10: Allied Mission 10 "Suspicion/Evidence"

Allied Mission 10
Allied Mission 10

After evacuating Major Kosygin, one of Soviet Russia's top Nuclear Strategists, Stalin holds a televised speech for his people in which is exclaims that he will rid the world of the Allies by launching four nuclear weapons at the capital cities of the four major allied nations.

It looks like it would be pretty close to Kiev, Ukraine.

Location: Kyiv, Russia (Ukraine OTL)
Objective: Capture the nukes and destroy the production facility.

Briefing: Kosygin has indicated that this is the site of Stalin's main atomic weapons plant. Use extreme care in approaching the Soviet base -- we don't know if any atomic bombs are armed yet. Take the facility off-line and then destroy any atomic weapons that exist.

Author's note: I love this level, but I think I accidentally cheesed it with my base placement.

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. General Von Esling has tasked the Commander with numerous high profile and important missions, including the rescue of Major Kosygin.

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. Stunned when learning about the Iron Curtain's true purpose. Stunned when he sees the Chronosphere experiment on the USS Philadelphia.

Name: Vladimir Kosygin
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies [Defected From Soviet Forces]
Occupation: Nuclear Strategist within the Soviet Armed Forces.
Voiced/Played by: N/A

A Major and Nuclear Strategist within the Soviet Armed Forces, Vladimir disapproved of Stalin's methods in conducting the war and subsequently sought ways of expediting its close, even if it meant defecting to the allies. His defection likely prevented his execution by Stalin, who had plans to sacrifice him and his men.

ARMOR: Light
PURPOSE: Constructs & reloads
The Helipad allows construction of all helicopters and will reload any that are in need. Each new Helipad comes with an Apache.

Author's Note: Your standard fare building. Can't say there's anything special to talk about.

RANGE: Short
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: Hellfire missiles
The Allies attack helicopter is loaded with hellfire missiles, allowing it to destroy armored targets with ease. Used in conjunction with naval or ground attacks, the Longbow is an ideal support aircraft, able to rapidly inflict additional damage to a target – usually with little or no return fire.

Author's Note: Longbow's are pretty nice vs buildings/tanks, but I rarely use them. Considering the lack of anti-air the Soviets have, its a decent option to use.

ARMOR: Light
PURPOSE: GPS Satellite launch &
construction of high-tech structures
In addition to allowing the construction of hightech units like the Cruiser and Gap Generator, building a Tech Center also starts construction of the GPS Satellite. When finished, the satellite will automatically launch.

Author's Note: The GPS Satellite is worth the price of admission, always.

WEAPON: Satellite imagery
When launched from the tech center, the Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite will provide free, unpowered radar to the player that launched it. In addition, because the Satellite can see much more of the battlefield, the entire map will be revealed when it reaches orbit.

Author's Note: A free, permanent radar, just for building a necessary building? Yes, please! Nothing can stop the GPS Satellite from reaching orbit once it launches.