|“|| The leader of the Scorpion Cell has been captured by the Soviets shortly after the Cell's first operational MCV was delivered to Yuri. A rescue operation has been started to free him from the now Latin Confederation occupied Guantanamo Bay.|
- Mission description
Operation: Killing Fields is the ninth mission of the Act One Epsilon campaign. The first Initiates make their appearance in this mission as they are tasked with freeing Rashidi, leader of the Scorpion Cell, from the supermax prison of Guantanamo Bay.
Horrifying news, Proselyte! Rashidi has been captured, and by our very own Soviet army! It turns out both and Allied and Soviet armies in Africa were very concerned about the Scorpion Cell, and the Soviet African Expedition, hiking the trail, eventually set a trap for him! Now, he is detained in America's Guantanamo Bay, currently operated by the Latin Confederation. There is still information sharing and such going on between the blocs. The problem here, is that Rashidi's forces were hidden among the ROC rebels and one of his troops took a Mantis Tank to the field. Now, the area is under control of the Beacon, but it won't stay that way forever. If citizens or Chinese forces start remembering things after the control is lifted, that would tie us to Rashidi. And as we already know, Comrade Yuri did his best to cover his tracks, but unfortunately they are all over the place. If either the Chinese or Soviets learn of this, they will request his extradition, and it's impossible to break into Gulags.
In a way, it's ideal Rashidi is here of all places, as the Confederation only recently and tentatively has gained control over the area - American freedom fighters roam outside the perimeter even now. The Confederation will not know it is PsiCorps forces here, and will fire on you. The prisons hold numerous political prisoners and POWs. Recruit who you can, and they will gladly follow you. Find Rashidi and get him on a cargo plane - Volkov and Chitzkoi are going to destroy the Xizang Beacon, so we don't have much time!
Objective 1: Destroy 4 Watch Towers guarding the main camp.
Objective 2: Find Rashidi.
Objective 3: Get Rashidi in the cargo plane.
The first Initiate squad were at the Proselyte's disposal and he allowed them to use their unique Psychic Jab to focus the flame to wipe out nearby Desperate Drivers and Jaguar Tanks. They marched along the coast, met many American ships under the control of the Latin Confederation, and wiped out various infantry, and evaded attacks from Attack Dogs until they arrived at a Watch Tower that was protected by four Pillboxes. Its spotlights also operated. If Initiates entered the searchlight range, Rashidi would be moved to a more defensive position. At this time, two Tesla Troopers came to reinforce the Initiate squad and detonated the nearby barrels to open a new road.
These infantry marched along the newly opened road and detonated another pile of barrels when they came to a prisoner of war camp to open the entrance to the prison camp. Then they liberated some of the prisoners there, including Viruses, Tesla Troopers and GIs. Next, they found that there were a lot of Watch Towers around the prisoners of war camp they were in. This was obviously not conducive to helping Rashidi escape. They carefully avoided the spotlights and destroyed the four Watch Towers around the camps.
After the threat was lifted, Initiates and the prisoners of war started searching for Rashidi. Eventually, Rashidi was revealed in a building. At this point, his Hand Cannon had been disarmed.
Flight from Guantanamo
After Rashidi was rescued, a nearby Cargo Plane was immediately revealed, which could provide Rashidi with an excellent opportunity to escape. Several Confederation combat helicopters, Vultures, were parked near Cargo Plane's location. A tank unit was immediately dispatched to support the collapse of the nearby defense of Cargo Plane, which consisted of Lasher Tank and Rashdi's well-designed Gatling Tank. When the two tanks reached their destination, the entire force planned their tactics: Viruses killed all infantry, Lasher Tanks destroyed Sentry Guns and Flak Cannons, Tesla Troopers destroyed all vehicles, and Gatling Tanks destroyed Vultures. After their quick reaction, all the defenders were quickly wiped out and Rashidi safely boarded the plane and left Guantanamo.
|“|| Words cannot express how thankful I am you rescued me from that place. For a while I thought that Yuri wanted me disposed now that he almost has his MCV. I am relieved I was mistaken.|
- Rashidi on the mission's success
While en route to safety, Rashidi contacts the Proselyte, thanking him for his daring rescue effort, saying that words cannot express his gratitude. Rashidi initially thought that Yuri had abandoned him after he receives what he wants, but the Proselyte's timely arrival made him relieved that he was mistaken.
Rashidi's escape, unfortunately, fuels the Soviets' suspicion on Yuri as the one behind the various problematic events in the recent times even further. Knowing this, Yuri tries to risk on a plan that could restore Kremlin's trust on him, if it works out well...
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