As this mission begins, you're confronted by Yuri. He
tells you that Romanov has been murdered by Vladimir.
Naturally, this makes Vladimir less than a person in the
eyes of the Soviet Union. The former General is currently
holed up. You must capture the building he is in and dispose
of this corrupt General.
This mission is rough at first, but once you get going,
you shouldn't have that tough of a time of it. Start by
deploying your MCV immediately. You may have to move your
troops initially to allow it to deploy.
You'll notice that your starting troops include four
Desolators. These guys are extremely useful at the start of
this mission. As you are getting under way, send one
slightly north of your base, another to the southwest, and
the other two to the northeast. Move all your Conscripts to
the northeast, as well, and have them occupy the bunker and
Enemy Conscripts under Vladimir's control drop in at the
start of the mission. You can see the shadows of the
Paratroopers as they descend. Place a Desolator directly
under these shadows and deploy him. He'll kill off these
Conscripts as soon as they touch ground. This happens three
times. The first is just north of your base, the second is
to the southwest, and the third, which is a very large drop,
is near the tents.
With this initial attack taken care of, start building
your base in earnest. You need a couple of Tesla Reactors, a
Barracks, a War Factory, a Radar Tower, and a Service Depot,
as well as a Battle Lab. Beyond this, add base defenses as
you need or desire them, with Tesla Reactors as needed.
You should build a few Flak Tracks to act as defense
against the V3 Launchers that appear to the south on the
bridge. Take these out with your starting Apocalypse Tanks
when they appear.
Once you're set with your base, this mission is a lot of
fun. Build yourself a few more War Miners if you haven't
already, then start turning out Apocalypse Tanks and V3s.
Keep a close watch on the ore to your immediate east. When
this runs out, pull your miners back. If they head into
enemy territory now, they'll be carved up quickly.
Instead, create a group of Conscripts and send them north
until they find the Lincoln Memorial. Have them destroy
this, then pick up the crate that appears. You get $8,000
for doing this, which buys you a few more Apocalypse Tanks.
When you're ready, move a force of Apocalypses down into
the large ore field to your southeast. These tanks blast
through enemy War Miners in just a few hits, so have them
take out everything. Explore the enemy base carefully, being
particularly cautious of the Tesla Coils. These you can take
out with your own V3s.
Leave a bunch of your Apocalypse Tanks in the ore field,
and start mining again. Leave a few more back at your base.
Take a couple additional Apocalypse Tanks and probe the base
to the west of this ore field. Three tanks should have
little trouble dismantling it completely, again with the
caveat that the Tesla Coils should be eliminated with V3s.
From this point on, it's really just a case of rolling up
the enemy and keeping them contained. Push east with your
Apocalypse Tanks and have the V3s follow along to take out
any dangerous structures. Destroy any significant buildings
you come across for the substantial cash reward. Move east,
taking out anything you spot. You may wish to capture a
building or two and use it as a forward position. If you do,
build a Barracks and a few Tesla Coils here.
In the southwest, you find a pair of destroyed bridges,
one of which can be repaired. Do so, and send over a couple
of Apocalypse Tanks. There are a couple of enemies here, six
trucks, and the Jefferson Memorial. Destroy everything.
You'll get a series of crates filled with cash, power-ups, a
Tesla Tank, and an extra War Miner-not a bad haul.
Your Barracks should be pumping out Tesla Troopers and
Conscripts. Have these follow the Apocalypse Tanks east,
catching anything the tanks miss. The Conscripts can
garrison any buildings they find.
The only thing you really need to be careful of is the
hideout itself. Once you get an Engineer into this building,
the mission ends.