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|“|| In an unexpected turn of events, the Soviets find themselves in a desperate need of cybernetic weaponry and advanced EMP tech to fight back against Yuri. In order to acquire them, the Soviets decide to take over a Chinese military complex in Shanghai, posing as victims of Yuri's mind control.|
- Mission description
The mission takes place following the events of Heartwork where Russia and the Latin Confederation invade the Chinese mainland under the guise of mind control victims of Epsilon in order to recover the remaining Chinese experimental weapons technology.
The mission marks the introduction of the Akula Missile Sub as a controllable unit. In this mission, the colour of both the player-controlled Russian and the allied Confederation forces is purple instead of red and orange, ostensibly to reflect how these armies are pretending to be mind controlled by Epsilon.
Clearing the way
Before the siege, Soviet high command notes that outright assault will fail as the only shoreline suitable for landing zone was heavily defended by Hammer Defenses and Dragonflies. Furthermore, the task force including MCVs and armored units was to be loaded inside Zubr Transports. With the presence of Dragonflies, this will greatly jeopardize the whole operation. Not to mention several EMP Control Stations. As a result, Morales was called to blackout the power facilities that powered the EMP Control Stations scattered across Shanghai and destroy the stations themselves. Once done, Morales left the vicinity and the Russian navy began clearing the coastal defenses.
Establishing a beachhead
With the EMP Control Stations gone, fleets containing Zubr Transports of both Confederation and Russia arrived and the whole operation began. While the Confederation forces provided distraction on the ground, a Russian naval elite strike team arrived with the new Akula Missile Submarines to clear any defense on the ground.
Shanghai was soon littered with scrap metal from whatever remained of both sides. With a limited invasion force size and suffering heavy casualties, the Confederation force still managed to establish a base in order to continue their distraction.
As the battle raged on, the naval task force teared through the Chinese vessels to their destination. With their reactors destroyed, the Hammer Defenses had already been silenced. And the Dragonflies were shot down by Seawolves. Gordost ballistic missiles finished off whatever remained on the shore to clear the way for the landing. With his ground forces landed on the beach, the Commander ordered a scout party to move forward. Not long after, he spotted several Demolition Trucks and patrols ahead of the landing site. All of them were taken care of in a short skirmish. Now, the Russians were able to arrange a second attack wave against the Chinese right flank while the Confederation kept them busy in the front, or they hope so.
The Chinese commander, realizing how much havoc the second invasion force can cause, called for reinforcement. Columns of mighty armored units began to pour into the city and towards the Russian troops. Cargo Planes filled with paratroopers, escorted by Foxtrots soared through the sky. But the Russians made use of the response timing and sent their forces into the city too. Infantry squads were dispatched to garrison city buildings, tanks were moved into positions, defensive buildings were constructed, covered both ground and sky. Moreover, the arrival of an Apocalypse Tank battalion was more than a relief for the Commander. Everything was prepared to face the counterattack. Soon, Chinese reinforcements arrived and began an onslaught.
To the end, the surviving Chinese troops were forced to fall back and turn to the defensive. Now, with the Chinese retreated to the final base, the General can finally begin the assault on the Military HQ.
Capturing the Military HQ
|“|| With the Military HQ, we were able to reveal the secrets of the Chinese military. Their main scientist, Yunru, has been working on weapons to create a unique Chinese arsenal and break away from the shared Soviet tech for a long time. We now know where she is.|
- Battlefield report