Location: Black Forest, Germany
Par Time: 1 hour
Destroy the outposts guarding the German border
Destroy Einstein's laboratory and Chronosphere
Briefing: We lost the battle here in the Black Forest the first time around and were eventually defeated by the Allies with the help of Einstein's Chronosphere. This time, we must not fail. Destroy Einstein's laboratory and chronosphere to ensure Soviet victory in our war against the Allies.
6 Flak Traks
The mission is based on a map seen in an allied mission in the original ra2 missions, your first task it to get rid of the outposts guarding the German border: use your V3 rockets to attack the crates in the base; once the outposts are destroyed quickly group the 3 smaller groups into a larger one; the enemy will then send two battle fortresses and two mirage tanks - use your tanks to destroy them. You will now receive an MCV. There will also be two money crates in the snowless patch; make sure you collect them.
Whilst building up your base you will be attacked from both sides by a group of mixed GI's / Guardian GI's. Unload your flak traks near them; they contain conscripts and dogs which will make short work of them. After these quick attacks two harriers will come from the allied base - they will always aim for your tanks; so simply move your flak traks in front of your tanks and they will make short work of the harriers.
Once you have fended off the first initial attacks use your dogs to scout out the maps in all directions. There is a tech depot in the middle left area of the map with gems next to it (good idea to place a refinery by it); there is also a refinery near to the bottom right hand corner of a map. Once captured a crate will be revealed next to it containing a miner. Your basic build order for this mission should be:
Power Plant » Barracks » Refinery » War Factory » 1 War Miner » Tanks » Refinery » Radar » Refinery » War factory » Battle Plant » Industrial Plant
Obviously the above build order can be changed but it is a good one to follow.
After a while the allies will send in a small attack force of grizzlys and IFVs. Your tanks will crush them with ease; by now you should have a large group of tanks - it's time to wipe out the central base. Move your tanks towards the base followed by your flak tracks and then V3s. Once in front of your base use your flaks to take out the rocketeers; use your tanks to take out enemy tanks and IFVs. Whilst doing this make sure you stay out of range of the prism towers. There are also a few mirages scattered in the trees around the base; just attack them when you see them and they will be no problem. Once all the unit defense around the base has been taken out its time to bring in the V3s to knock out the power plants; whilst you're busy destroying the power a few battle fortresses may be sent to your base; just use the tanks that you have been building in your base to destroy them - then send them to join up with your main tank force. The best way to take out the central base is to attack it with your tanks from behind; there are no defenses here - attack through here while attacking with your V3s. Your objective should be to take out the power; then the prism towers will be useless. Once the base is wiped out send your units to the bottom left hand corner of the map; destroy the two prism tanks then retreat a little - now build a large number of dogs (by this point you should have a mass of money). Spread your tanks out in a line in the bottom left hand corner; this will prevent enemy units from going past and attacking your base.
After sending your group of about 20 dogs to the bottom left, you are ready attack; by this point you should have a very large number of tanks (build a lot of war factories to produce lots of them) - now send your dogs towards the base entrance; they will just serve as a distraction while your tanks break through. You should have no problem in destroying the base by now; assuming you have sufficient tank numbers.