Get the Rods Back
|“||Nod has captured classified GDI property. You must find and retrieve the stolen equipment. It is being transported in a shipping crate. Use the new APC to strategically transport infantry through Nod forces.
- Mission briefing
Background[edit | edit source]
With Sheppard away at the United Nations, M.O. Morelli gave a recon report to James Solomon who had been left in charge. Within the Belarus border, a convoy carrying a supply of activated pellet rods stolen from Germany had been spotted by GDI forces. At the same time another convoy was about to set out from Gdansk Poland.
These rods are part of the necessary materials to build a nuclear device, so to prevent Nod from obtaining one of these devices, the GDI had to get the rods back. Two small GDI forces set out to steal the rods from the Nod bases at Gdansk and Bobyrusk.
The Battle[edit | edit source]
The forces available to the commanders in these mission were limited. As a result they would have to have resorted to speed and stealth rather than all allout assault in order to regain the rods.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
While the rods were being regained GDI forces advanced into Belarus and Poland. Their loss set back Nod plans to assemble a nuclear weapon. However in the end this did not matter as Nod would manage to acquire three fully functional nuclear weapons in their African campaign.
Belarus Path[edit | edit source]
James Solomon's forces overran Belarus while their commander was leading the mission to regain the rods. With the help of GDI airpower from Estonia under M.O. Morelli, Nod forces were swiftly driven out of Belarus much as they had already been driven out of Latvia, Lithuania and Lithuania.
Other forces sent by Mark Jamison Sheppard before his departure into Poland were successful in capturing control of north-eastern Poland. But in the process some of them became indicted rightly or otherwise of the Bialystok scandal.
Poland Path[edit | edit source]
With the majority of the Polish Nod forces invading Germany, James Solomon's forces swiftly overran Poland, while their commander was engaged in leading the mission to retrieve the rods from the base in Gdansk.
Some of these forces however were accused rightly or otherwise of the Bialystok massacre.
Nod forces however did not find the fall of Poland quite as devastating as James Solomon had imagined. The sudden defection of neutral Austria to the Nod cause led to German GDI forces once again being outmaneuvered. Advancing from Austria, Denmark and occupied Germany at the same time Nod successfully established control over all of Germany.