Using the rockets stolen from Leninsk Cosmodrome, Yuri was able to prepare grounds for a command base on the Moon. After seizing two of his own space vessels, the Soviets send a taskforce to deal with the threat before the base becomes operational, only to learn of its true purpose.
- Mission description

Earthrise is the tenth mission of the Soviet Act Two campaign. The mission takes place on the Moon and involves a major settlement constructed by the Epsilon there.

It is worth noting that Chitzkoi are the first dog to land on the Moon in this mission.[1]


With the shuttles used by Yuri to transport resources and troops from and to the Moon captured by the Soviets, the General believes that he will soon understand what Yuri is doing there. He speculates that the Epsilon lunar base might be the Epsilon's nerve center where Yuri is planning to mind control the world by activating a global network of Psychic Amplifiers he's trying to built. Even if Yuri is not present, the lunar base should holds information regarding of his and the Epsilon Army's whereabouts.

Because this is the first time the General engages on a battle in space, he cannot tell what exactly the Epsilon have on the lunar base to welcome his forces, but he assumes that these will be bad. He also must ensure that any of the shuttles used to reach the Moon remain intact, or they will not be able to return to Earth.

Furthermore, due to the nature of the operation, the General's force composition will be limited to infantry suited for hazardous environment, including the vacuum of space, and vehicles adapted for use in low-gravity environment. Fortunately, some of the technologies received from Chinese bases earlier are also available on the General's disposal.



Shortly after the Soviets made a landing on the Moon, they quickly destroy the small Epsilon Base in proximity of the landing site and capture a pair of Bio Reactors and Cloning Vats, giving them some support.

Due to the nature of battling in space, where there is no air to breathe and gravity is light, their infantry is reduced to armored units like the Tesla Trooper and Desolator, furthermore the Engineers required additional training and equipment to be able to function.

However thanks to the salvage Chinese technology, they were able to gain plans of Yunru's Centurion Siege Crawler as well as forming squadrons of Cosmonauts from the trained soldiers who are eager to fulfill the General's wish.

As the General fully establishes a base, the Epsilon Forces greet their visitor.

Battle on the Moon

At first the Epsilon was at advantage, with their "space" fleet consist of Basilisk, Invaders, various types of Dybbuk including one that can mind-control their ground units as well as one that bombards their forces with toxic bombs. Furthermore they had their own battalions of Cosmonauts defending their bases.

On the ground, they had modified Gehenna Platforms armed with thermal cannons for defense as well as purple-colored Brutes that is strangely tougher than their Earth-based cousins. Nevertheless this forces didn't stop the General's forces. The Scud Launchers make quick work of every Epsilon defenses while supported with Tigr APCs and Cosmonauts to thwart off the Epsilon attacks from above. Also thanks to the salvage Chinese tech, they can now train Cyborg Vanguards for more firepower as along with Volkov, they tear to one Epsilon outpost to another with ease.

As they finally made their way into the main Epsilon Base, a transmission had informed that there is an unidentified soldier within there. The General orders his forces to remain alert as they approach there as soon they made their way there this mysterious unit attacked them with sheer impunity. Despite of this problem, Chitzkoi manage to sneak in while this enemy focus against his forces quickly dispatching him down. Your forces simply says that they'll retrieve this body afterwards for identification.


A site of some sort of failed experiment happened here.

In the main Epsilon base, the General's forces destroy the enemy as they slowly move closer to the Lunar Command Center. There they found something unusual. There is a walled perimeter that was basically ruined part of their base, which possibly caused by their failed experiments something related to what Morales told to them before. For safety reasons, the General order his men to avoid this site nor doing anything on it... fearing whatever the Epsilon forces contained there might ending up rampaging on his forces instead.

As they close in to the enemy's final defenses, the enemy desperately fought back but in the end they are utterly crushed.


The data from the ruins of Yuri's Command Center makes it crystal clear: he is in Moscow. With the lunar base under our control, we are able to strike anywhere on Earth. Killing him will end his regime, so it is now our absolute top priority.
- Battlefield report

With the destruction of Yuri's lunar base, he won't able to flee back should things go direly against him. Furthermore, the Soviets had now control of the technology that allow them to strike anywhere on the planet itself... but there is one thing they must do.

Intel from the Lunar Command Center reveals that Yuri himself is in Moscow. With vengeance at hand, it is only a matter of time before the traitor will be punished for his treachery.




  • This mission is a remake of To the Moon, the sixth Soviet mission in Yuri's Revenge.
  • The music used in the part of when the Space Commando appears is Diesel Heart.
  • This is the first Soviet mission to feature trainable Cyborg Vanguards. It can be obtained once an Industrial Plant is established.