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The time has come. Yuri's primary base, his largest settlement in the world, the Epsilon Headquarters, has been revealed. United, the Allied Nations begin their quest to destroy it with the use of the Paradox Engine and stop the madman's diabolical devices, before the free world is completely lost.
- Mission description

Operation: Insomnia is the tenth Allied Act Two campaign mission.

Briefing

Commander, great news! Thanks to the Radar Spires that we captured in Cape Town, we've discovered that Yuri's primary stronghold and main base of operations is located in Antarctica. Unfortunately, this knowledge came at a price. The Paradox Engine's backup battery, stationed on Ascension Island, was destroyed by an Epsilon strike force during our battle for Cape Point. As a result, use of the Time Freeze ability is to be sparse, as the only way we could recharge the engine now was by completely powering down the Engine, rendering it and a bulk of our army defenseless. We have no time to spare, so this move would be all or nothing; all of our forces are en route to Antarctica now.

Preliminary analysis of the landing zone shows that we should be able to get our naval forces quite far in, as it would appear that chunks of the Antarctic ice shelf were starting to melt and detach, because of a strange energy field growing stronger over the continent. A strike force shall be making landfall along the Weddell Sea, and from there we would move inward until we reach Epsilon HQ.

Scans of the battlefield also revealed the existence of two Psychic Dominators, the superweapon that you encountered back in Cape Town, right at the shores of Antarctica. Their psionic energy is a direct threat to the task force, as well as the Paradox Engine itself, and will need to be dealt with. The Paradox Engine will be passing over the island not long after landfall is made, and is absolutely vital to the success of the operation. Use its powers well.

Objective 1: Destroy all Epsilon HQ bases in the area.
Objective 2: The Paradox Engine must not be destroyed.

Events

Preparing the beachhead

The advance landing party on-board of several Voyagers which Siegfried himself leads the attack. Paratroopers were drop right behind enemy lines as the Time Freeze was triggered, allowing them to destroy the 1st line of defense. There the Allied Commander began constructing a base with another Allied Base being built in the East.

At the same moment, he took advantage of the time freeze as he command his forces to steadily destroy more Epsilon Defenses. Later Tanya was paradropped with several soldiers to join the battle as additional reinforcements pour in.

Eventually the time freeze began to fade out and the Epsilon forces began their counter attack, the Commander is warned that the Epsilon forces are now testing how likely the Time Freeze is going to occur and now making grim efforts to sent the Allies back to the sea. Unwilling for that to happen he continue to push further with his allies coordinate in attacking.

After a while, another Allied forward base was constructed right after the Commander destroy the Epsilon Naval Docks as well as silencing a strange Outpost that brings forth additional enemy air units.

The arrival of Paradox Engine

Sometime later the Paradox Engine appear onto the battlefield with a mighty air armada consisting of multiple Thor Gunships and Rocketeers as well as Norio escorting it. The Commander was given command to a group of Thor Gunships and Rocketeers as the Allied Air Armada push deep southwards.

Highly alarmed, the Epsilon calls forth their own air armada with an Aerial Fortress Irkalla being deployed as well to destroy the Paradox but nevertheless this was dealt with ease as the Allied forces continue their relentless assault. Then after a while, the Commander was given in charge to command the Paradox Engine itself along with that he notice that he was given full access to all Allied techs as a honor of leading the Allies from beginning. Another is that he can use the Chronoshift installed on the Paradox as well as it's Time Freeze.

Not willing to waste such opportunity, the Commander decided to combine the full might of the Allied fury against Yuri's forces.

Blitzkrieg

Using the Time Freeze, the power of the Weather Control Device and the might of the Allied forces the Allied Commander and his allies push faster. Punching deeper as the desperate Epsilon forces attempts to stall them with everything they got.

Soon afterward, with the help of surgical strikes from Barracuda bombers, the Dybbuk Hive that being a thorn against the Allies are becoming less of a threat to almost none. At the same moment, Tanya onboard on a Stryker IFV was chronoshifed right on the 2 Psychic Dominators and destroy them with ease. But before she was killed on the spot, she was quickly chronoshifted before returning back to the "party". Now without the Epsilon's superweapon, the Allies attacks become more aggressively as they destroy the enemy.

Separate ways

PF Norio intercepting

Norio and a small PF force intercept reinforcing Epsilon and brainwashed forces

Once all Epsilon resistance reduce to nothing, one of the Allied Task Force had picked up large movements across the southern hemisphere. It seems that Yuri has call all Epsilon forces along with it's brainwashed victims for the final battle. Unwilling to allow that, Norio volunteer along with a small PF force to intercept this threat from jeopardizing the Allies' plan.

Furthermore the Antarctic ice sheets are melting enough for naval forces to move deep into the continent, allowing the Allies to call for more reinforcements.

Aftermath

Our push towards the main Epsilon HQ base with the mysterious construction in it continues. If it is anything even slightly more powerful than the Psychic Amplifier or the Psychic Dominator, it must be eliminated as soon as possible, before we're out of options.
- Battlefield report

After the collapse of Epsilon's first defense line, Siegfried pointed out that the huge tower in South Pole is continuously releasing interference signals, and the Allies will only have to fight seperately in the future. As Norio and the Pacific Front forces headed back to fire back, Siegfried took Tanya and Paradox Engine, along with other Euro Alliance main forces to continue advancing toward the Antarctic hinterland. For the Allied Commander, his next task is...

Difficulty changes

  • On Easy difficulty, both the western and eastern Dybbuk Hives will be destroyed by hidden teams of Navy SEALs after the Paradox Engine's arrival; on Normal only the western one will be; and on Mental all Dybbuk Hives must be manually destroyed by the player.

Walkthrough

Gallery

Trivia

  • The music used in this mission's gameplay is Virus by Frank Klepacki who composed the Allied and Soviet soundtrack.
  • In this mission, a Dragonfly patrolling on the top of the map with unclear intention can be seen by player.
  • This is the only Allied mission to feature a playable Paradox Engine.
  • There are 3 broken Shipwrecks in the map. If you repair them all, the entire map will be revealed.
  • If the battle continues too long, the mind-controlled Russian forces (including Apocalypse Tanks) will attack the Allies from the top.
  • Psychic Dominator in this mission will target Paradox Engine and damage it.
  • This is the only Allied mission to feature all three playable heroes in each sub-faction which are in the following order of appearance.