The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 22: Soviet Mission 08 "Investigate Elba island"

Soviets Mission 08
Soviets Mission 08

With successes in Germany and the ensured safety at home, Stalin and Co find time to relax and enjoy themselves on a very special day for the Leader of the Soviet Union. That being the report of a new Allied weapon, the Chronosphere!

If that's not in the area of Rome than I don't know what is.

Location: Rome, Italy
Objective: Eliminate all Allied presence in the area.

Briefing: We have detected Allied activity on Elba island. The Allies plan to use this island to stage an attack on the Soviet Empire. You must ensure that the island ceases to be under Allied control. Destroy all Allied units on and around the island. The local population has been aiding the Allies as well. There is only one punishment for helping the enemy - Death.

Author's note: I prefer the other variant of this map, mainly as it has more civilian interaction with events, but otherwise this is a fun map.

Name: Joseph Stalin
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Leader of the Soviet Union
Voiced/Played by: Gene Dynarski

Leader of the Soviet Union, he has grand plans for the conquest of Europe and does not like to be let down by his commanders. Is in a relationship(?) with Nadia.

Name: Nadia
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Intelligence Officer for the Soviets
Voiced/Played by: Andrea Robinson

Projects a perfectionist attitude and seemingly holds a grudge against Gradenko. Tasks the Commander with preventing a nuclear meltdown. Is in a relationship(?) with Stalin.

Name: Capt. Georgi Kukov
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Commander within the Soviet Forces [Chief of Field Operations]
Voiced/Played by: Craig Cavanah

A seemingly no-nonsense leader within the Soviet Forces. A god damn pervert who likes to watch his boss fuck.

Name: Gradenko
Aliases: Unknown
Affiliation: Soviet
Occupation: Commander(?)
Voiced/Played by: Alan Terry

Manages the production and management of Stalin's lethal gas weapons. The only good one. Was the first to report the Allied use of the Chronosphere to Stalin.

ARMOR: Light
PURPOSE: Lightning-based defense
The Tesla Coil automatically directs bolts of lightning at enemy ground units, reducing men to ash and tanks to molten steel in seconds.

Author's Note: Much like the Obelisk of Nod, the Tesla Coil offers its own brand of auditory warning to the unlucky target. They are rather easy to destroy, however.

WEAPON: High-explosive yield
Dropped from Badger Bombers, these explosives fall in a line over their target, removing the object targeted and anything in the area around it. Troops can see these falling and will attempt to leave the targeted area.

Author's Note: While powerful if you can line them up properly, Para Bombs are horrible as they require luck or the AI to lack AA defenses. Also recharges twice as slowly as the paratroopers.