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Thread of Dread
MO3 Thread of Dread
Yunru and 2 Eradicators about to enter the Centurion Siege Walker
Chronology
Previous

Power Hunger

Next

Meltdown

Details
Part of

Mental Omega War

Date(s)

1984

Location

Kashmir

Outcome

Chinese pyrrhic victory

  • Destruction of the Kashmir facility along with the Confederation, Chinese and Epsilon forces
  • Yunru and the Centurion Siege Crawler went missing
Belligerents

Confederationicon Latin Confederation

Chinaicon China

HQicon Epsilon Headquarters
PCicon PsiCorps

Objectives

Crossicon Destroy the Centurion Siege Crawler
Crossicon Eliminate Yunru
Crossicon Obtain information about China's secret experimental technology

Tickicon Protect all classified information by any means necessary

Crossicon Obtain information about China's secret experimental technology

Commanders

Soviet General

  • Yunru
  • Unknown Chinese commanders

Unknown Epsilon proselytes

Forces

Full Confederation arsenal

Most HQ and PsiCorps arsenals

Casualties

Total (including Morales)

Total

Total

Intel acquired from the Chinese Military Headquarters in Shanghai reveals to the Soviets the existence of a fully automatized siege machine and an array of Iron Curtain-based weapons, developed by the Chinese scientist Yunru. They send forces to its location, only to find out they are already active.
- Mission description

Thread of Dread is the eighth Soviet Act Two campaign mission.

Background

Events

Establishing a foothold

The Soviet General acquires his Mobile Construction Vehicle but before he starts to construct his base of operations, he finds himself being pit with not just one but two more opponents: Epsilon forces and Chinese forces. With Epsilon present on the battlefield, he knows that this will be never easy. First, with two Epsilon bases surrounding him; this will put him on trouble. Second, Multiple EMP Control Stations are deployed on the whole area, posing a problem for his armored strike forces. Third, Yunru has falsified multiple informations so this will also be more problematic for the General himself to handle the problem as there are more hindrances that escalates as time passes by. Finally, presence of multiple Tacitcal Nuke Silos. The General himself had no other choice but to face the wrath of both parties head on. Moments later, Morales arrives via Drakuv and lends the General a helping hand. Not long enough, the Soviet high command decided to deploy a Stalin's Fist on Kashmir to provide advanced deployment of armored divisions on the battlefield anywhere so it will be easier for the general to mass produce vehicles and strike at enemy bases with ease.

The long hunt

Two squads of Saboteurs were later deployed to jeopardize the Chinese operation. Furthermore, Tactical Nuclear Silos are starting to arm themselves one by one, targeting both Epsilon and Confederation parties. Despite this, the Soviet General himself pay no attention although Epsilon Basiliks are now providing too much bothersome for him to the point he has to fortify more anti-air defensess on his base.

IT'S A TRAP!!

With the Mainframe captured, the Soviet General realized that there was now hope for the Russians in their struggle against the traitor Yuri. However, Yunru and the Centurion is nowhere to be found, although the General thought that the Epsilon might have destroyed it and captured her.

Just as it seemed the battle was over, the General received a transmission from an unknown source:

You will never take my home.

Seconds later, a MIDAS warhead – that the Chinese had somehow acquired for their own use – detonated in the area, destroying the entire region in a flash of nuclear fire. While the General survived, Morales and the lives of countless Confederation personnel did not; they, along with the Chinese and Epsilon forces in the area, were immediately vaporized.

Aftermath

The last MIDAS revealed itself – not lost, but stolen by the Chinese. Yunru's, Morales' and lives of many soldiers were taken by this suicidal act which buried the advanced technologies and the Centurion in the ground. This "Chinese Campaign" is a fiasco.
- Battlefield report

The General realized to his horror that the Chinese did not actually destroy the last MIDAS warheads during the Sino-Russian conflict two years earlier, but rather stole it for their own use. With the destruction of the Kashmir facility through such reckless "fail-deadly" measure that costs countless lives on all sides, China's remaining advanced technologies as well as the Centurion is lost forever, and Russia and the Confederation is exposed as the ones behind the recent attacks on the Chinese mainland.

The so-called Chinese campaign turned out to be a fatal mistake and might be the beginning of the end for the Sino-Russian alliance and, by extension, the Soviet Union...

Walkthrough

Trivia

  • This mission is so far the only one where stolen tech units can be built: in this case Iron Dragons, which are unlocked by capturing a Chinese Atomheart or building one using a captured Chinese Construction Yard.
  • If the fog of war is removed using cheats, it can be seen that the Centurion left the battlefield through a tunnel as soon as the mission began.

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