|“|| Contact with the Allied troops is inexplicably lost during an attempt to reclaim New York City from the Russian forces. A special team is dispatched to investigate the situation, reestablish communication, and assist if necessary.|
- Mission description
Bad Apple is the fifth mission in the Act One Allied campaign.
After the Allied Commander managed to retake the Mayport Naval Yards from the Soviets, Allied Command was soon given reports of a task force which had lost communications in New York City. Wondering how they could suddenly lose contact with a whole division of troops, they tasked the Commander with a mission to recon the area and find out what happened to them.
Should the Commander find a way to re-establish contact with the division, his orders were to assist the task force with taking the city back under Allied control. What followed would be a major surprise for the whole of Allied Command...
Arrival in New York
While establishing Battlefield Control, the Commander noticed that Civilians and American troops were firing upon his own forces. Intel reported that surviving Allied troops were located south-west from his current location. With this knowledge, and a warning from Allied Command about more soldiers turning against him, the Commander moved his forces out.
Using newly acquired Riot Troopers, he quickly eliminated any opposition he found and made his way to the river, his Voyager Transports following on behind. After some fighting, the Commander captured a Naval Shipyard and a Barracks. He soon had them be repaired by Engineers.
Rescuing the captured American Forces
Now that the Naval Shipyard and Barracks were back in good condition, the Commander prepared a small fleet to pave way for a rescue mission, sinking several Soviet ships in the process. His soldiers landed there and began to move towards the place where the task force was held captive, but something wasn't right. Upon their arrival, the captives began firing on their would-be rescuers. Realizing that the task force is now a threat and beyond help, the Commander had no choice but order his troops to execute these "treasonous" soldiers.
Capturing the "unknown object"
Afterwards, Intel located a mysterious object in the place where the World Trade Center once was. They believed it might be responsible for why their forces were turning "Red". They predicted that, should they stay in the city for too long, they too would be affected. The Commander mobilized his forces and headed deeper into New York City, facing both Soviet soldiers as well as armed American civilians and soldiers. They also managed to rescue a captive Engineer, who was key in capturing the building.
Eventually, his men reached and captured the device, powering it down immediately. As a result, the "turned" American personnel and Civilians suddenly snapped from Soviet Control and began fighting the Russians. US command was curious about what and how this mysterious machine worked. While the Soviets sold off their power to prevent the Allies from harnessing its power, a series of civilian Power Plants were located around New York City that could be used as substitutes.
After some persistent fighting, the Psychic Beacon harnessed enough power to become operational. Without warning, all Soviet forces present in New York City were suddenly now under their control. Before they could take any action, their Engineers reported that they had no idea how to keep the device working. As a result, the beacon blew up, freeing the Soviets from control. With no other options, the American forces eliminated the remaining Soviets and secured New York City, putting it back under Allied control.
|“|| The implications of what you have discovered in New York City are monumental. If the Soviets manage to deploy this mind control technology, not only is our country doomed, but the very notion of free thought will be in jeopardy.|
- Battlefield Report
With the the discovery of the Psychic Beacon, Allied Command was completely horrified. They quickly realized that not only had multiple losses been through this power over the mind, but that Soviet victory could be the end of free will itself. The data was also sent to the European Alliance. It would prove useful in the latter, more tragic events to come.
In the meantime, the Soviets had seized Chicago and built another Psychic Beacon, along with a device that could amplify the effect of said Beacon. The Commander was sent immediately to stop said construction of a device.
- This mission is based on Big Apple, the third Soviet mission in Red Alert 2. Instead of the Soviets occupying the city and building/defending a Psychic Beacon, the Allies have to retake the city and capture the said Psychic Beacon.