While you're starting With the assistance gained from the
Europeans, America is in a much better military position.
It's time to stop reacting to Soviet aggression and thinking
defensively. It's finally time to go on the attack instead.
If you can reclaim the city and reinforce the area, the U.S.
can start the campaign to oust the Soviet invaders from
American shores. Go to it!
As the mission starts, the a building is under attack
from Soviet forces. Fortunately, the defenses around the
building are pretty solid, with a number of well-placed
Prism Towers and Pillboxes. Reinforcements come in from the
top of the screen. You'll have a trio of transports that you
should move into the area immediately. While the attack is
going on, start repairing the structures. You'll salvage
more of the base defenses by directing the Prism Towers to
attack the Soviet tanks closest to the building. You can
expect to lose a Prism Tower or two, a Pillbox, and a
Patriot Missile during this first attack.
When you can, unload the transports and get things
moving. The GIs should move to the northeast corner of your
base and dig in, because the Soviets will keep hitting you.
Deploy the MCV wherever you find room and start building.
You don't need Power Plants right away, but you do need a
Refinery, a Barracks, a War Factory, and an Air Force
The trick to this mission is adequate defenses, both in
the front and back of the base. Although the majority of the
enemy attacks come from the bridges to your east, there's
another bridge in the northwest, and several enemy attacks
will come from there, as well. Start building GIs and have
them garrison the buildings at the bottom of the hill north
of the base. You may need to repair these buildings, so use
the Engineers you start with or build additional ones to fix
these structures. Garrison them completely.
While you're starting to turn out units, you need to
replace the base defenses you lost in the first attack. You
need a Power Plant or two to help charge these structures.
Three or four Prism Towers in the northeast, a Pillbox or
two, and a couple Patriot Missiles will help keep the
Soviets off you for most of the rest of the mission. Get
these defenses up, then start pumping out units. Fill up
your Air Force Command with Harriers and turn out IFVs and
Grizzlies, as well as additional GIs. Direct the Prism
Towers to attack the Soviet tanks closest to the base.
All of this takes some time, and a lot of cash. Be
patient. Your goals here, at least for the first half hour
or so, should be to keep your buildings repaired and slowly
build up your strength. An Engineer in an IFV will help you
keep your vehicles healthy. If you can effectively increase
your number of units without having to replace losses,
you'll be much better off down the road. At some time during
the mission, you'll be alerted that the Soviets have a new
weapon. Terror Drones are deadly when they attack your
vehicles. The best defense against them is to hit them hard
and early. Keep your units behind the Prism Towers and hit
with everything you have whenever you get the chance.
When you can afford it, build a second Air Force Command
and load it up with Harriers as well. Four of these aircraft
can take out many Soviet structures, but they don't have the
power to take out the most important ones. When you start
retaliating against the Soviets, you want to hit with a
minimum of eight airplanes.
Although money's tight for a while, you need to create
some other units as well. A group of Rocketeers is very
important because you can use them to start scouting out the
other side of the bridges. Look for the isolated Soviet
Refineries and have the Rocketeers take out the War Miners
that appear. Keep your eye on them, because the Soviets will
defend with Flak Tracks. You also should have the Rocketeers
take out the Sentry Guns guarding these structures.
Additional groups of GIs should move north and capture
the buildings on both sides of the bridge here. Have
Engineers repair these structures and capture the Tech
Hospital, as well. You may eventually lose these structures,
but your GIs do an excellent job of keeping the Soviets off
your back from this direction and allow you to build forces
to repair and garrison the Lincoln Memorial.
Back at the main base, you find the Soviets moving in
with V3 Launchers. Only when these units are present should
you ever have your vehicles venture out from behind the
safety of the Prism Towers. Hit these units in force, then
You also can have an IFV scout the areas across the
bridge to locate the enemy units and structures. With these
revealed, start attacking with your Harriers. Go for
anything, but hit the Construction Yard first if you can.
You may lose a plane or two in this attack, but getting this
building is critical. Because this group of Soviet troops is
a different army than the main force, taking out this
Construction Yard effectively causes this group to stagnate.
Now build up a force of vehicles and move in. GIs can
also cross the bridge and start garrisoning the neutral
buildings here. Continue to attack with the Harriers,
knocking out base defenses and power. Spies and Engineers
should move across, infiltrating and capturing the enemy
Your goal here should be to wipe out this contingent of
the Soviet forces. Take out what you can from the air, then
complete the sweep from the ground. Move over a large force
of GIs and about half a dozen Engineers. Repair all of the
neutral buildings, including the Lincoln Memorial, and
garrison everything fully. You have now effectively blocked
off the two main paths into your base.
Take another force of vehicles, and move them across the
northern bridge into Soviet territory. Stick close to the
top of the map. You're looking for a Soviet wall. Blast
through and move in. Don't worry about anything at this
point. Ignore the Tesla Coils and the enemy units. Advance
until you find the Construc-tion Yard, and take this out. A
force of eight tanks and five IFVs should do the trick for
you here. If you lose everything, it's a fair trade. You've
prevented this large Soviet force from replacing lost
Now move out across the main bridges in the east and
start heading north. Use any remaining Rocketeers to knock
out the garrisoned buildings while your vehicles slowly roll
up the Soviet forces. If you can build Flak Tracks, load up
a few with Engineers and move them into the Soviet base.
Once the defenses are cleared, start capturing everything.
You can use these to produce additional units if you wish,
but the chances are that you won't have much time before the
Soviets start destroying your new structures. Placing a
pre-built Prism Tower here can help. If you don't want to
bother, just capture the buildings and sell them. Because
the Soviets can't replace structures, you're effectively
taking away their ability to produce new units, as well.
With their Barracks and War Factory gone, they have no way
to replace anything, and will sell off all of their
structures and attempt one last mad dash. Let them come to
you, and pick off straggling enemies with the Rocketeers.
Thwart this rush, and the mission ends in success.