Capture the Chronosphere

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Capture the Chronosphere
Chronology
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Soviet Supremacy

Details
Part of

Second World War

Location

Iberia

Outcome

Soviet operational failure

  • Kukov killed by Stalin when the plan fails in a booby-trapped scheme from the retreating Allied army
  • Britain stands as the last Allied nation in Europe
Belligerents

RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Union

RAR Allies Logo.png Allied Forces

Objectives
  • Secure the Chronosphere
  • Expel the Soviet forces
Commanders

RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Commander

RAR Allies Logo.png Unknown

Forces

Most Soviet arsenal

Most Allied arsenal

Mission transcript
RAR Soviets Logo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert and might contradict canon.
We have another chance to capture the Chronosphere. Take out the Radar Domes to cut the link between them and the Chronosphere. Then capture it!
- Mission briefing

Capture the Chronosphere is the thirteenth and penultimate mission of the Soviet campaign for Red Alert.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Soviets had failed to capture the Chronosphere in Switzerland, but occupied the country in the process and captured Albert Einstein. Einstein's execution was publicly announced, and before he could be shot by a firing squad, the Allies teleported Einstein to safety using another Chronosphere. The Soviets had previously equipped Einstein's pocket watch with a transmitter. The transmitter pointed to the location of the second Chronosphere being in either Spain (RA Universe) or Portugal. Stalin, obsessed with capturing the Allied superweapon, ordered the commander to capture the Chronosphere. Kukov warned the commander that the Chronosphere was booby-trapped, and that three radar centers had to be taken out before it could be captured safety.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Although the Soviet commander captured the Chronosphere, the Allies detonated it. It turned out that there was a fourth control center in the area that Kukov did not inform the commander of before his departure. Enraged, Stalin snapped Kukov's neck and immediately ordered the commander to invade England and destroy the last Allied headquarters, despite Nadia's warnings that the Soviet army was not adequately prepared for an invasion.

Bug[edit | edit source]

In the original DOS and Windows releases of Command & Conquer: Red Alert, is not possible to capture the Chronosphere without prompting its detonation. However, the mission can be successfully completed by destroying all Allied forces with the exception of the Chronosphere. This bug was fixed for the PlayStation version of the game, allowing the player to capture the Chronosphere as intended. In the remastered version, this bug is fixed as well.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Briefing - part 2
Soviet emblem (mission accomplished cutscene - part 2)
Red Alert, Counterstrike and The Aftermath missions