FAQ/Walkthrough by Deuce ex Defcon

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 01/28/07 | Printable Version

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0.00)  General Notes

1.00)  Walkthrough

     1.10)  Allied Missions
          1.11)  Sarin Gas 1:  Crackdown
          1.12)  Sarin Gas 2:  Down Under
          1.13)  Sarin Gas 3:  Controlled Burn
          1.14)  Fall of Greece 1:  Personal War
          1.15)  Fall of Greece 2:  Evacuation
          1.16)  Siberian Conflict 1:  Fresh Tracks
          1.17)  Siberian Conflict 2:  Trapped
          1.18)  Siberian Conflict 3:  Wasteland

     1.50)  Soviet Missions
          1.51)  Proving Grounds
          1.52)  Besieged
          1.53)  Mousetrap
          1.54)  Legacy of Tesla
          1.55)  Soviet Soldier Volkov & Chitzkoi
          1.56)  Top o' the World
          1.57)  Paradox Equation
          1.58)  Nuclear Escalation

7.00)  End
     7.01)  Version History
     7.02)  Closing

NOTE:  You can access a special series of four Allied missions where you fight
       against giant ants.  From the main title screen, hold down your Shift
       Key and click in the upper-right area of the title screen.  I haven't
       included walkthroughs for these missions yet because I'm playing the
       game on The First Decade compilation, and the second giant ant mission
       always jams on me when I complete it.  If I find a way to work around
       this, I'll add walkthroughs for all four missions.

NOTE:  If you're looking for detailed information about the units or structures
       in this game, please refer to my guide for the original Red Alert found
       here:  http://db.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/red_alert_d.txt
       Since Counter Strike is just a mission expansion of the original Red
       Alert, I didn't feel it was necessary to include this information in
       both guides.

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|                 |          0.00)  General Notes           |                 |
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First, it's worth noting that this guide was written for Hard mode.  If some of
my suggestions and comments in the guide seem unreasonable, it's probably
because you're not playing on Hard mode.

What's the difference between the different modes?  Well:

 - Easy mode will make everything you build cost approximately ten percent less
than usual (which can add on to Russia's ten percent too, making things
approximately twenty percent cheaper).  There's no change between normal and
hard mode as far as costs go, but you'll note that the game moves much faster
on hard mode, and the computers are much more aggressive.

Next, I'll cover some of the most important keyboard/mouse functions.  If
you've played at least one or two other RTS games before, most of these will
probably be familiar already, but if not, you should defintely familiarize
yourself with them.


 - The X key will make your units scatter, making them harder to hit.  If you
get into a fight on equal footing (like classic light tank battles, for
example), whoever scatters the best is most likely going to win.


 - The S key will stop the last command you gave to the units you currently
have selected.  This is great for when you realize you just sent something
somewhere stupid, or if you want to stop force-firing on something.


 - Pressing this will center your screen on your primary Construction Yard.
This is useful when you don't have radar and accidentally bump your mouse or

Ctrl+Left Click

 - Hold down the Control key, then left click on something to make your
selected unit(s) force-fire on a target, even if it's a friendly unit,
building, or just bare ground.  This is a great way to purposely destroy
bridges and detonate mine fields.

Alt+Left Click

 - This is similar to Force-Fire, only instead of firing, it'll force your
selected unit(s) to move to the desired location.  The main reason you'll want
to use this command is for smashing infantry - tell a vehicle to force-move on
an infantry unit, and it'll actively try to run the unit over.


 - Hold down the Control key, then press one of the number keys from one to
nine.  Anything you had selected at the time will now be in a group that
corresponds to the number you pressed.  When you let go of that selection,
pressing the corresponding number key again (without Ctrl this time) will
automatically reselect those units.  This is an absolute must for efficient
combat, especially in online games.  Note that pressing Alt + a group number
will not only reselect the units, but also center your screen on the group's
current location.

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|                    |        1.00)  Walkthrough         |                    |
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|                 |         1.10)  Allied  Missions         |                 |
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|                 |     1.11)  Sarin Gas 1:  Crackdown      |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"A Soviet convoy of Sarin nerve gas has stopped at a riverside outpost for
 refuelling.  This is a perfect opportunity to destroy the Sarin shipment, and
 remove the Soviet threat in the area.

 Use your forces to destroy the convoy trucks and the base.  It is imperative
 that none of the convoy trucks escape.

 The Soviets keep their convoy information in their radar center.  If a spy was
 to infiltrate the facility, it may help us locate the convoy escape routes."


The Soviets will be attacking you from the east when the mission starts, so
immediately highlight your riflemen and have them slaughter the Soviet troops.
Let them stand still slightly to the right of your other units, and they'll
pick off the guard dogs on their own.  A single grenade guy will attack from
the south after that along with a single rifleman from the north.  During this
time, you should have plenty of time to build and place a power plant and

As soon as your ore refinery is ready, place it to the north and concentrate
your harvesting efforts there at first.  Get a war factory, then build a few
light tanks before you even bother with a second ore miner or a radar dome.
The Soviets are going to send more stuff at you, and you'll need those tanks to
handle it.  Once you have five or so of them, get your radar dome and a second
ore miner if you want them.

A pair of guard dogs will make it a tad tricky to get your spies into the
Soviet radar dome, but it doesn't really matter since I can just tell you where
the trucks will try to escape.  Their first attempt will be via the road that
exits the screen on the south edge of the map, directly east of the ore field
that's south of your base.  Park some tanks or some riflemen there to blast it
before it can sneak away.

The next attempt will be out the road north of your base, so defend that as
well.  The Soviets will also periodically send patrols this way, so you'll need
to be prepared to defend against more than just an unarmed truck.  The thid
spot the Soviets might use is the path directly east of your base (the road
between your base and the Soviet base).  The trucks can't exactly take much
damage - a pillbox or two will take them out before they can escape.

NOTE:  If you want to make an attempt at the radar dome anyway, it's in the
       upper-right corner of the map.  You can approach it if you head due east
       through the small town, cross the bridge to the south, and then head
       north-east.  Two dogs will almost certainly stop your spies instantly,
       though, so you'll probably want to use an APC if you want to make an
       attempt at infiltrating the radar dome.

Once the trucks are gone, you can just mass-produce light tanks and assault the
Soviet bases to end the mission.  I suggest you move your tanks east along the
southern part of the map, turn north to cross the bridge, and then assault the
small base here first.  Once it's crushed, turn north and quickly attack the
Tesla Coil on the south side of the main Soviet base.  Ignore all other threats
and continue into the base to destroy the other Tesla Coils first, then finish
off everything else.

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|                 |     1.12)  Sarin Gas 2:  Down Under     |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"We've traced the convoy's route to this underground facility.  We suspect that
 this is a hidden access to the Soviet's main Sarin plant.

 Lead your troops through the tunnels and remove any opposition you may find.
 Be careful -- the Soviets are conducting all kinds of research in this
 facility, and we don't know what they may throw at you.

 Use spies to scout and infiltrate factories where they can steal vehicles.

 The mission is complete when your forces reach the far exit of the facility."


Wait for the Soviet troops to approach you from the right, and your riflemen
will slaughter them instantly.  Send one of your men into the little terminal
nook thing above your starting position to destroy the nearby flame tower, then
slowly move your riflemen to the right until you find another pair of Soviet
riflemen and a pair of flame towers.  Once the riflemen are dead, send your spy
up the hallway to the north and find the next little terminal thing to detonate
the upper flame tower of the pair that's blocking your path.

Send the spy down the south hallway now and make your way into the war factory.
Your spy will take the nearby truck and drive off the screen, then return a
screen to the right.  An attack dog will come down there very shortly after he
gets out of the truck, so you'll need to immediately run him up and to the left
as soon as he's out of the truck.  There's another terminal on the wall here
that'll detonate the lower flame tower that's blocking your other troops.  As
soon as you detonate it, move your spy to the very upper-left part of this
terminal area so the attack dog won't kill him when it moves up again.

Move your riflemen to the spot where the flame towers used to be and wait for
the attack dogs to approach.  Once they're dead, move farther to the east until
you see some explosive barrels, then wait until the nearby Soviet troops walk
into the middle of them.  Shoot the closest barrel, then retreat from the
resulting explosion and heal your troops if necessary.

Move east again until you see the group of grenade troops over the wall, then
move closer until the two attack dogs attack.  Kill them, but don't get close
enough to the wall for the grenade guys to toss any grenades at you.  Instead,
go back down to your spy and send him up towards the room with the grenade
guys.  In the lower-right corner, you'll find another terminal.  Activate it,
and the grenade guys will all be slaughtered by some of the Soviet's Sarin gas.

Move north past that room now, and you'll find another large room with some
barrels and a pair of Tesla Coils in it.  Send one of your men to the terminal
on the wall to the left, and the upper Tesla Coil will detonate.  The other one
is friendly, and it'll handle the Mammoth tank that'll be approaching from the
east.  Move your soldiers down that hallway once the Mammoth's handled.

When the hallway turns to the south again, send a spy ahead.  There's another
Mammoth tank parked in the middle of this large area, but the terminal on the
wall to the right will pop a pair of Tesla Coils out of the ground.  Once they
destroy the tank, move your troops to the lower-right hallway of this room.
Kill the infantry, then use the terminal on the wall to free Tanya from her
cell.  Send everyone back to the room with the Tesla Coils, then move Tanya to
the lower-left hallway.

Move south quickly and target the Soviet soldier before he can slaughter your
prisoners, then quickly take care of the other soldiers to the right.  Take out
the attack dogs to free your prisoners, then move them and Tanya back to the
Tesla Coils to rejoin your other troops.

Move everyone up the upper-right hallway now and deal with everything you
encounter until you reach a hallway that heads south.  Send your men down there
and have Tanya slaugher the infantry, then have a spy use the terminal near the
three flame throwers to destroy them.  Move everyone to the eastern edge of the
screen past those flame towers to end the mission.

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|                 |  1.13)  Sarin Gas 3:  Controlled Burn   |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"We have infiltrated the Soviet's Sarin facility.  However, the main entrance
 is guarded by a wall of Tesla coils.  We can't move a large force in until
 they are taken down.

 Infiltrate the power grid to the east and destroy the power plants.  Once
 done, reinforcements will arrive.

 Destroy the Soviet compound, but capture all of the Sarin processor buildings
 intact -- we can't have a chemical spill."


Send your spy east until you see the path that leads north to an ore field.
There's a Mammoth tank that moves through here on a set path, so follow it to
the east until you see the Soviet base in the north-east corner of the map.
There're some soldiers, a guard dog, and a pair of flame towers protecting the
entrance, so your spy won't be able to get in.  Instead, send your APC over
there (make sure you avoid the Mammoth).  Simply rush right past the infantry
and flame towers and get to the north-east corner of the base, where you'll
find some explosive barrels - detonate them, and the base should go low-power.

You'll receive some reinforcements, including an MCV, on the path below the row
of Tesla Coils.  Move them south along the road until you're in the very lower
right corner of the map, then deploy the MCV and start building a power plant.
You'll have to defend against some small Soviet attacks fairly soon after you
reach the corner, so keep your light tanks ready as you build an ore refinery
and a war factory.

The ore fields in the corner won't last long, and the one farther to the west
will likely have Soviet units guarding harvesters, so you'll need to harvest
the one north of your base once you run out of ore to the south.  Use some
light tanks to defend the western entrance of that ore field while you collect
enough money to build an army of light tanks.  When you've got a cluster of
fifteen or so, head down to the lower-left corner of the map and destroy the
airfield there, then hang around the ore field to destroy any harvesters and
Soviet units that wind up there.

You'll want to assault the main Soviet base from here as well, but it won't be
easy.  Several Tesla Coils and flame towers are guarding the entrance, and
concrete and plenty of units will be slowing you down.  To make things worse,
they'll replace anything you destroy fairly fast, so if you don't take out the
construction yard in the first attack, they'll probably completely rebuild
their defenses before you can produce enough light tanks.  You'll want to make
the construction yard your number one priority.

Remember not to destroy the five Sarin facilities on the west side of the base.
You'll need to capture them with engineers to finish the mission, and you'll
also need to wipe out the Soviets.

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|                 | 1.14)  Fall of Greece 1:  Personal War  |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"With the fighting fast approaching Athens, Stavros has insisted that he be
 allowed to survey the damage in his own hometown in Greece.

 You must escort Stavros through the town and to a nearby friendly outpost.
 Once you reach it, evacuate Stavros to safety.

 If anything should happen, get Stavros to safety any way possible.  He must be
 kept alive."


On Hard Mode, this mission has to be played pretty much flawlessly if you want
to win it.  Every step Tanya and Stavros make has to be done instantly and
without hesitation, or the units chasing you will kill you before you get
remotely close to the rescue helicopter.

As soon as Tanya and Stavros hit the ground, send them east and slaughter
everything between your starting position and the Soviet troops in the small
town.  Immediately turn north, then run into the small passage in the hills to
the west to avoid the Mammoth tank rampaging its way through the village.
Continue to the north, and you'll find a small Allied base.  Approach it, but
don't bother going into it - it'll be swarming with Soviets soon, and then it's
going to be blasted by a nuclear bomb.

Ignore the base and head south-west instead.  Some infantry will be in your
way, but the real threat is the pair of Mammoth tanks south of the explosive
barrels.  Use Tanya to blast the barrels, then collect the medium tanks that
come off of the transport on the coast.  Quickly use them to take out the
western Mammoth and have Tanya and Stavros move south along the coast.  There
are quite a few Soviet troops hiding behind the trees, so keep your eyes
peeled (leading with the tanks will help you find them).  When you reach the
bottom of the screen, look for the small crate - it'll heal all of your units
for you.

You'll receive some paratroopers to the west, but there's a Tesla Coil within
range of their landing zone.  As soon as they hit the ground, rush them down
around the concrete and detonate the barrels by the power plant to take out the
Tesla Coil.  Immediately send all of your forces due west all the way to the
edge of the screen, then follow the edge straight to the north.  Use your tanks
to detonate the barrels in the north-west corner of the Soviet base, then use
them to take out the flame towers while Tanya and Stavros head for the safety
of the clearing the barrel explosion created.

You'll receive reinforcements on the other side of the base, so use everything
you've got to make a safe passage to the eastern side of the base for Tanya and
Stavros.  Get them to the upper-left corner of the map, then stick them in the
Chinook to end the mission.

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|                 |  1.15)  Fall of Greece 2:  Evacuation   |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"Soviet forces are moving into rural Athens, threatening the civilian
 population.  Evacuate at least one person from each of the four towns to the
 island in the northeast of the map.

 The civilians are hiding in the town churches, and will only come out when you
 enter the town.  Get in, get them out of the town, and to the island.

 The civilians are your primary objective here -- removing the Soviet threat is


Send your troops and Rangers a little south to the clearing, then deploy your
MCV (but leave enough room above it to place an ore refinery).  Some light
Soviet forces will attack from the south-east while you're building your ore
refinery, but your units should be able to handle them.  Get a war factory and
a few more ore miners as soon as you can, then start pumping out light tanks.

The first village the Soviets will attack is directly south of your base, about
two thirds of the way down the map.  Move a cluster of ten or so light tanks
down there before the Soviets show up, then send the civilians that come out of
the church up to the safety of your base.  Continue building more light tanks,
but send the cluster you already have directly west to find another small
village.  Send those civilians up to your base for safety, then head for the
very south-west corner of the map.

Gather these civilians and send them to your base too, then move your light
tanks back to your base.  The fourth (and last) civilian town is east of your
base, directly south of the island you need to get the civilians to.  Rescue
them, then retreat to your base to defend the civilians.  Your next objective
is to clear out the beach north of the Soviet base in the south-east, so once
your tanks have regrouped, send then to the shoreline to the east, then follow
it south until you run into the base.

The Tesla Coil on the top is really the only thing you need to worry about, but
you should also make sure there aren't any loose units sitting around that
might intercept your civilians on the way down.  Once you're ready, build your
base far enough to the east until you can place a naval yard in the water, then
build a few destroyers and clear out the water all the way down to the southern
edge of the map.

Once the water's clear, build a few transports and send them down to the beach
above the Soviet base.  Get the civilians into the transports, then unload them
on the beach of the small island in the north-east corner of the map to end the

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|                 |1.16)  Siberian Conflict 1:  Fresh Tracks|                 |
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Mission Briefing

"Soviet activity in Siberia is increasing.  A large shipment of atomic material
 is on its way through this area, and we need it stopped.  Destroy all of the
 Soviet convoy trucks and prevent the Soviets from furthering their atomic

 Be careful of the convoy truck cargo -- atomic material is highly unstable.

 The mission is complete when all the convoy trucks from each of the seven
 convoys have been destroyed."


You'll need to mass-produce light tanks if you want to win this mission, and
when I say mass-produce...  you'll need to build three more harvesters right
off the bat just to have a chance to fund your light tank effort (on hard mode,
of course).  While you're building harvesters, defend against the light Soviet
attacks that'll hit the east and north entrances of your base.

As soon as that last ore miner rolls out of your war factory, start cranking
out light tanks.  Soviet heavy tanks, Tesla tanks, Mammoth tanks, V2 rockets,
and so forth will be creeping onto the map throughout the mission, but your
main objective is to intercept the groups of three convoy trucks that'll appear
seven times throughout the mission.  When one of them gets destroyed, though,
it drops a crate that'll result in a nuclear explosion if one of your units
touches.  These are a big deal - they'll decimate a light tank column in an

To minimize the threat of the trucks escaping, you'll want to block three key
points on the eastern side of the map (if you wait long enough, Soviet troops
will mark these three spots with flares).  As soon as you have six or seven
light tanks, send them due east along the bottom of the map until you reach a
bridge.  Destroy it using the explosive barrels, then head north and find the
next bridge (and destroy it in the same way).  With those bridges destroyed,
the trucks will only have two ways out on the east side, both of which are near
the middle of the map.

You'll want to park eight or so light tanks at both of those choke points, and
you'll want to park another eight or so of them south of those spots where a
road leads south off of the map (this is the third exit point).  Hold those
three points, and the Soviets won't be able to get a truck out.

While you're waiting for convoys to show up, continue building light tanks and
park them in the middle of the map.  Use these to weaken Soviet columns before
they can reach your choke points if possible, especially if you can actually
destroy one of the trucks.  Those nuclear crates are dangerous near your choke
points, but out in the open along the roads the Soviets will be using, they can
be a crucial asset - if you get the chance to suicide a single unit while
taking out several Soviet units, take it.

Eventually some Soviet reinforcements are going to assault your base, so make
sure you keep a few light tanks nearby to help defend it.  A convoy is also
going to appear from the west side of the screen right next to your base at
some point, and things can get ugly fast if you're not careful - those nuclear
crates can be devastating if they're sitting in the middle of your base, so try
to avoid destroying the trucks until they're a safe distance outside of your
base (even if that means selling your turrets and pillboxes).

Destroy all three trucks in all seven convoys, and the mission will be over.
Note that it's not necessary to detonate the nuclear crates, just destroy the
convoy trucks.

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|                 |  1.17)  Siberian Conflict 2:  Trapped   |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"The convoys have been traced back to a Soviet atomic processing station.  We
 need this facility destroyed, and all of the nuclear cargo safely

 Establish your base, and destroy the Soviet processing center.  In addition,
 no Soviet convoy trucks must be allowed to leave the area -- we can't have our
 operations into Moscow threatened by nuclear attack."


Use your initial forces to fend off the attacks from the east, north, and south
sides of your starting position, then place an ore refinery as soon as you have
a power plant.  Your primary concern for the first part of this mission will be
defending the lower entrance to your base as well as the two bridges that lead
to the ore field north-east of your base.  The first two Soviet convoy trucks
will attempt to exit the map through these areas (the lower exit first, then
the bridges).  A few pillboxes will cut them off, but make sure you're ready
to help them with some light tanks if necessary.

Paratroopers and parabombs can be a threat to your base if you're not prepared,
so try to get some rocket troops or a few anti-aircraft guns on the east side
of your base.  Send some light tanks along the northern edge of the map and
destroy the small Soviet base on the far eastern edge of the map next.

After that, your next objective should be defending the ore fields north of the
main Soviet base.  Take out any Soviet harvesters you find, and destroy the
bridge that's over there.  Park a cluster of light tanks on both of the other
exits, then continue cranking out light tanks for the assault on the Soviet
base.  The northern entrance is a death trap, so you'll want to work your way
south on the path on the west side of the map.

Hang around the big ore field here long enough to take down any ore miners you
find, then attack the Soviet base's south-west entrance.  Take out the Tesla
Coil and other defenses/units first, then destroy every power plant you can
reach to make sure the other Tesla Coils are useless.  Annihilate the rest of
the base, and the mission will be over.  Watch out, though - the Soviets might
try to sneak another convoy truck out of their base shortly before, after, or
during your attack on their base.  Keep some light tanks ready just in case.

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|                 | 1.18)  Siberian Conflict 3:  Wasteland  |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"The last of the Soviet's Siberian forces have wandered out onto the ice
 waters, where they've established a base.  Finish off their fortifications so
 our Allied forces will have no trouble moving through this area on their way
 to Moscow.

 The mission is complete when all Soviet forces and structures are destroyed."


Deploy one of your MCVs right off the bat, and defend yourself with your
starting units.  Go ahead and move the second MCV farther east while you're
building your power plant, and deploy it about a screen east of your other one.
Place the power plant, then start building an ore refinery (you'll note that
buildings get built a lot faster with multiple construction yards).  After your
ore miners have harvested the ore near your starting position, focus on the ore
fields to the east rather than the ones to the south.

Paratroopers and Chinooks will try to cause trouble for you, so watch where
they like to land and stick a few pillboxes in the area.  The Soviets will also
send small attack groups (mostly infantry and V2 rockets, sometimes a heavy
tank or two) to annoy your ore miners and attack the edges of your base, so
keep a few tanks handy to keep them under control.

Pretty much the entire southern half of the map is a giant Soviet base.  The
outside edges of the map, however, are relatively clean.  The best attack point
is to take your tanks all the way to the eastern edge, then head south all the
way to the bottom of the screen.  There're some silos and an ore refinery you
can take out along the way if you want, but watch out for the Tesla Coils in
the Soviet base.

Once you're in the lower-right corner of the map, move due west until you cross
under the small mountain thing.  From here, you can head up or farther to the
left.  Either way, pick off power plants as fast as you can to neutralize the
Tesla Coils, then take care of Soviet units, flame towers, and important
buildings (especially construction yards).  Wipe out everything, and you'll end
the mission.

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|                 |         1.51)  Proving Grounds          |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"Information on our new Advanced Tactical Submarine was leaked to the Allies,
 and they have invaded our territory, determined to stop us.

 You must stop them.  Regain control of our bases as they are revealed by the
 signal flares.  Do not let any Allied attacks stop you.

 We have received word that a detachment of cruisers is on its way here.  Once
 you recover the sub pen, use the new ATS to prevent the cruisers from
 destroying our operation."


Speed is important if you're playing this on Hard Mode.  Grab the two Mammoth
tanks and move due north, frying the Allied troops you encounter on the way.
Continue north until you cross the water, then turn east and follow the path
all the way to the signal flare.  Don't let the transport with the tank and
artillery slow you down too much - another transport's going to drop Tanya off
a little farther to the right, and if she beats you to the ore refineries in
the north, you won't have much of a chance to win this mission.

Turn the Mammoths north as soon as you can and try to cut Tanya off before she
causes too much damage.  If she destroys all three ore refineries, you might as
well restart the mission.  If you can save at least one, start the three ore
miners, then continue to the next signal flare with the Mammoth tanks (there's
an easy path directly to the north on the east side of the map).

This section of the base has a war factory, so immediately start cranking out
heavy tanks.  Once you have eight of them, take then west along the very top of
the map and make your way for the Allied airfields in the north-west corner.
Destroy them, then head south on the right side of the water.  You'll run into
some units, and the Allied navy will probably be firing at you, so keep moving.
When you reach the signal flare by the water, you'll gain control of a sub pen
and a construction yard.

Build a submarine, but keep building heavy tanks too.  These are special
submarines - their torpedoes have nuclear warheads, and a few of them will
totally destroy any Allied boat.  Make sure you fire from a distance, though,
or you'll obliterate your submarines in the process.

Get rid of the Allied navy as fast as you can, then eliminate any surviving
Allied units on the mainland.  Once everything's destroyed, the mission is

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|                 |             1.52)  Besieged             |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"One of our key European command centers has been sabotaged.  The Saboteur has
 planted charges in key structures, and can detonate them at will.

 If the charges are detonated, our base will be rendered defenseless to the
 Allied presence in the area, and our command center will fall.  You must
 prevent this.

 Track down the saboteur and eliminate him.  Once done, remove the nearby
 Allied threat and ensure our command center remains intact."


The saboteur's going to detonate your construction yard right off the bat, and
he'll detonate most of your other important buildings as time goes on.  Your
ore refineries will be among the targets, so eventually, you'll be unable to
collect money.  One of your first priorities should therefore be to capture an
Allied construction yard.

Thankfully, you start the mission with plenty of heavy tanks to take out the
north-west Allied base.  Send all of your heavy tanks to the bottom of your
base, turn to the west, and then head north all the way up the side of the map.
You'll see the spy on a small cliff here, but he'll run off before you can get
close enough to kill him.  Blast your way through the Allied defenses and level
the base, but leave the construction yard standing.  Return your surviving
tanks back to your base, then send an engineer to capture the construction yard
(you'll need something to damage it first).

Make sure you build another ore refinery with your new construction yard while
you've still got the money, then get an Allied tech center (the satellite will
be quite useful).  To finish the mission, you have to destroy every Allied unit
and structure on the map, including the research lab in the north-east corner
where the spy is hiding.  There're two more main Allied bases - one on the far
eastern side of the map near the middle, and one slightly south-west of the
bridge that leads to the research lab.

Neither of the bases are really a threat at all as long as you're still taking
in credits, so beef up your tank pile a little and wipe them out.  The spy
satellite will help you hunt down any stragglers on the mainland, and you'll
need to build a couple subs to take out the boats in the water north of your

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|                 |            1.53)  Mousetrap             |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"A longtime thorn in our side, the Greek commander Stavros, has finally been
 cornered.  He has taken refuge in an underground bunker full of his
 Chronosphere technology.  Prove to him that no Allied tricks can stop the
 wrath of the Soviet Union.  Track him down, and eliminate him.

 Return with results -- we do not want to hear of his escape...  only the
 creative manner of his demise.

 We have provided you with engineers that, given the opportunity, can use
 Chronosphere technology.  Do not squander them."


Move your four riflemen forward a little right at the start of the mission, and
they'll intercept the Allied infantry on their way down towards the rest of
your men.  Make use of the small terminal in the wall on the left, then turn to
the hallway on the right and be ready to intercept some more soldiers.  Move
down the hallway once they're gone, moving past the Iron Curtain crate and up
the hall to the north.

Another small terminal in a nook to the right will detonate the nearest
Chronosphere.  There're a few Allied riflemen along the wall north of that
terminal, and there're a few more east of it.  Slaughter them all, then move
your troops up the hallway in the north-west.  Bypass the first path to the
right when you see it - the second path has two healing crates in it.  Use one,
then take the lower path to detonate another Chronosphere.

Send an engineer to the flashing Chronosphere south-west of here, then have him
grab the Iron Curtain crate when he pops out on the other side.  Quickly run
north through the gas while you're invincible, then use the control panels on
the wall to the north.  This guy's stuck here now, but you won't need him
again anyway.

Use the rest of your column to head east along the final hallway.  Don't get
anywhere near the clouds of gas, or they'll kill you instantly.  Instead,
bypass them by using the little passages above and below them.  (Don't let the
absence of the colorization trick you, either - it'll still kill you whether
you can see it or not.)

Stavros and a pile of Allied troops will be waiting for you to the north.  Kill
the troops that're in your way, then kill Stavros to end the mission.

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|                 |         1.54)  Legacy of Tesla          |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"Command Directive:  543-Prochnov

 Authorization:  Moscow Premier

 Directive:  The Allies have stolen vital data on the design of our MIG
 aircraft.  We have learned that the Allies are constructing a Mig of their own
 with a nuclear payload.  We have established a base in the area, now it is up
 to you to destroy their prototype aircraft and the bases defending it.

 You have been given a group of our new Tesla tanks to facilitate your task.
 They are irreplacable, so do not waste them."


South of your base, there's a large Allied base.  There's another smaller
Allied base in the north-west corner of the map, and there're two islands on
the western side of the map with Allied buildings on them (including an
airfield on the southern island that's got a nuclear Mig on it).

The tricky part of the mission is that once you attack either base, the nuke
Mig's going to blast the crap out of everything you own.  It can take an insane
amount of damage, too, so shooting it down won't be as easy as you'd hope.

Start by building heavy tanks until you run out of ore in the ore field by the
north-west corner of your base.  You can also grab some quick funds by selling
your tech center and the concrete walls on the north and east parts of your
base.  When you need another ore field, gather your heavy tanks and move west
along the top of the map.  Park them below the entrance to the next ore field,
then collect a few more trucks of ore.  You'll want to build at least five
engineers before you attack the western base, and you'll want a barracks ready

When you have all that stuff ready, send the tanks to the western base and
crush everything that threatens your engineers.  As soon as it's clear, send
the engineers into the construction yard one at a time until you take it over,
then use the extra one to instantly repair it.  The nuke Mig will likely drop a
bomb on you soon, so run all of your tanks north of the construction yard.
Place a barracks above the construction yard, then try to build three or four
anti-aircraft guns below the construction yard.

The Allied nuke Mig will repeatedly attack the construction yard - it should
survive the blast if it's fully repaired when it hits, and the anti-aircraft
guns should also survive.  As soon as the bomb detonates, train an engineer at
your barracks (which should be too far to the north to be damaged by the bomb)
and use it to repair the construction yard.  Repair your anti-aircraft guns in
the usual manner.

When you have the money, build a naval yard east of the construction yard right
after a bomb's dropped.  Crank out a half dozen destroyers and keep them out of
range of the nuke Mig.  The island directly to the south is crawling with
choppers, and there're a few destroyers waiting for you around it (not to
mention several turrets).  Wipe out everything you can reach with the
destroyers, then move farther to the south.

The next island isn't as well-defended, but there're some more destroyers below
it that you'll want to wipe out before you land forces on the island.  This
island is the one with the airfield on it - load some tanks onto a transport,
then dump them on both islands.  Wipe out everything on both islands, then
return your focus to the mainland.  Without the nuke Mig bothering you, you
should have no trouble wiping out everything else on the map to finish the

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|                 | 1.55)  Soviet Soldier Volkov & Chitzkoi |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"The Allies have stolen a new armor plating from us.  With it, they can make
 structures nearly invulnerable.  Their processing plant must be destroyed.

 For this critical a mission, we are allowing you access to Soldier Volkov.
 Use him and his cybernetic dog to sabotage the Allied control center, allowing
 our units in the southeast access to the alloy facility.

 The mission is a success when Volkov destroys the control center, and our
 units destroy the alloy facility."


Volkov and Chitzkoi can both take insane amounts of damage without being
destroyed, so there's really no strategy necessary for this mission...  Use
Volkov to destroy everything on the west and north parts of the map (including
the cruisers in the water).  Basically, you'll just be heading along a single
path north of your starting position, then due east across the top of the map,
then south again on the eastern side.

If you somehow take enough damage to make you worry, grab a health crate from
one of the transport trucks or the church on the west side of the map.

Once Volkov's cleared out everything on his part of the map, use your tanks and
V2 rockets to annihilate the Allied defenses around the alloy facility.  Use
the V2 rockets to pick things off from a distance to avoid unnecessary losses.

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|                 |         1.56)  Top o' the World         |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"A critical cargo held in this supply truck must reach the waystation atop this
 mountain.  The way is blocked by Allied squads, but do not let that deter you
 -- the cargo must reach its destination.

 In addition, the onset of nightfall has brought sub-zero temperatures with it.
 The Allies are prepared for this -- our units are not.  The life expectancy of
 your troops in these extremes is limited.  Infantry may last 20 minutes, while
 vehicles could survive for up to an hour.  You have little time.  Go."


Make a team with your tanks, a separate team with your V2 rockets, a separate
team for the transport truck, and a fourth team with your dogs and infantry.
Send the tanks and V2 rockets north through the passages in the hills.  There
are a few units, some turrets, and some anti-aircraft guns along the way, so
destroy them all as quickly as possible.  Keep the transport truck right behind
the tanks and V2 rockets for safe-keeping.

When your vehicles reach the river crossing, use the V2 rockets to pick off the
Allied units on the other side.  Finish off any survivors with your tanks, then
continue to the north.  There're a few more turrets up on the hill on the right
side of the passage, so use your V2 rockets to destroy them from a distance.
Continue east along the top of the map, but make sure you deal with the next
set of turrets on the hills again when you turn south.

All that's left to do is destroy the Allied vehicles between your current
location and the Soviet base in the north.  Drive the transport truck between
the base's Tesla Coils to finish the mission.

Note:  If your vehicles take severe damage when you cross the river, you can
       try to send your infantry to the east along the bottom of the map.  If
       you're fast enough, you can take out the Allied infantry before 20
       minutes passes.  Turn left when you see a turret on the far eastern side
       of the map, and you'll find a healing crate.

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|                 |         1.57)  Paradox Equation         |                 |
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Mission Briefing

"TO:  Field Commander S7

 FROM:  Soviet Command


 We received this garbled transmission from a scout group sent into a suspected
 Allied test site:


 All...  te.t area di..overed!  Chronos...  test g... crazy!  Weapons...
 effected by...  air units inop...  Area unst.able!  Ch...osphere must be


 You are to investigate this.  If the Chronosphere is indeed behind it, this is
 a perfect opportunity to capture it.  See that it happens."


Send your MCV north until you're in the larger clearing, then deploy it.  Build
a power plant to the right of the construction yard, then build an ore refinery
right above the ore field on the right edge of the map.  Get a war factory, a
radar station, and a spare ore miner after that.

As you'll soon notice, many of the standard Soviet and Allied units are a
little different on this map than they usually are.  For example, your heavy
tanks are much more expensive than usual.  Why?  Instead of their standard
shells, they fire Tesla blasts.  Your Mammoth tanks will fire flamethrower
blasts, so they won't be as useful as they usually are.  Your V2 rockets will
cause nuclear explosions when they fire.

On the Allied side of things, you'll find that their infantry are much stronger
than usual - riflemen can usually survive three or four hits from your heavy
tanks' Tesla shots.  Medium tanks have insane fire rates, and artillery fire
cruiser shells instead of regular artillery shells.

The good news is that your special heavy tanks will make this mission very
simple.  Build several of them to defend the western side of your base, then
send some north of your base to protect the ore field there.  When you've
collected ten or so of them, move west along the bottom of the map and crush
the Allied base there.  Repair the damaged ones, then move to the north-west
part of the map and level the larger Allied base there.  Leave the naval yard,
though - the rest of the mission will be simple if you capture it.

Once you've captured it, build some destroyers to finish off the Allied navy,
then build a transport and land some of your heavy tanks on the island.  Wipe
out the Allied units and structures, then capture the Chronosphere in the
middle of the island with some engineers to finish the mission.

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Mission Briefing

"The Allies are testing a new air-fuel bomb in this area.  Terminate their

 Destroy the Allied presence in the area, but be wary of their test-runs.

 The target coordinates for the tests are kept in their relay station in the
 western base.  If you take control of the station, the location of the tests
 will be revealed to you.

 The runs themselves can be stopped by destroying the tech center in the
 northeast base.

 Do not fail us."


Leave your forces alone at the start of the mission, and they'll handle the
initial Allied assault on their own.  While they're busy, deploy your MCV and
start building a base.  Build a war factory as soon as you have your ore
refinery, then build a second ore miner.  Take your tanks and infantry due east
to the next ore field, then use them to clear out the Allied forces at the top
of it.  Return them to your base for protection after that.

You'll want to get a few Tesla Coils in place to defend your base, then start
pumping out heavy tanks.  There're two Allied bases on the map - one near the
middle of the left side, and one in the north-east corner of the map.  The one
in the north-east should be your first target - if you destroy the tech center
there, the nuclear tests will stop.  The base is well-defended, though, so
you'll want to bring a few V2 rockets to pick off the defenses.

I suggest you approach the base by heading all the way to the top of the map,
in the middle, then turn to the right.  Take out the harvesters in this ore
field, then use your V2 rockets to pick off defenses and structures from the
safety of the ridge on the left side of the base.  Move your tanks in when it's
safe, then head right along the very northern edge of the map.  The tech center
is up here, and the construction yard is in the very north-eastern corner.
Take both of those out first, then crush the rest of the base.

Take some time to repair or replace your tanks if necessary, then assault the
second Allied base from the eastern side.  Use your V2 rockets to pick off the
defenses, then move in and wipe the place out.  You'll need to destroy every
Allied unit and structure on the map to finish the mission, including

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                            7.01)  Version History

January 27th, 2007

 - Posted the entire walkthrough for the 16 Counter Strike missions.  Since
this is just a mission expansion of the original Command and Conquer:  Red
Alert, I'm not going to include detailed information about the units or
structures.  If you want to see that information, please refer to my guide for
the original Command and Conquer:  Red Alert found here:


                                7.02)  Closing

As always, any comments are more than welcome.  If you need more specific help,
feel free to contact me on The Brink, and I'll see if I can't hook you up with
a quick screenshot or two to help out.


Otherwise, you can drop me an email at deucestaley@gmail.com or try me on AIM
at "Deuce ex Defcon".  Enjoy the game, and thanks for taking a look at the

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