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Khalkis Island
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Part of

Second World War

Location

Khalkis Island, Greece

Outcome

Soviet victory

  • Soviet war effort funded
  • Allied retreat from the island
Belligerents

Soviet Union Logo 1950.gif Soviet Union

CNCRA Allied Forces Emblem.png Allied Forces

Objectives
  • Mine the ore
  • Capture the communications center to respond to Allied projects
  • Stop all Soviet forces from stealing the ore
  • Recapture the island
Commanders

Soviet Union Logo 1950.gif Soviet Commander

Unknown

Forces
  • Relieving forces from Berlin
  • Greek divisions and resistance
Khalkis island contains a large quantity of ore that we need. The Allies are well aware of our plans, and intend to establish their own base there. See to it that they fail. In addition, capture their radar center so we can track Allied activity in this area.
- Mission briefing

The Invasion of Khalkis Island was ordered by Stalin shortly after the fall of Berlin. It was the fifth mission in the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 1.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Berlin fell under Soviet control and wiped out all Allies who refused to surrender the whole city. The next mission was Khalkis Island in Greece, known to be full of ore. Stalin decided to use it to fund his war effort. He appointed his newly promoted Commander to crush any resistance on the island and begin mining operations.

Mission events[edit | edit source]

  • The Commander used his military arsenal and attacked the Allies on the island.
  • He destroyed Greek resistance and its divisions, including relieving forces from the Fall of Berlin.
  • With the communications center captured, he finally starts collecting ore for the Soviets' war effort.
  • With the mission accomplished, Allied Forces start retreating throughout the continent.

Beta versions[edit | edit source]

The 0.09c beta version differs quite a bit from the release version. The land mass the player starts on has more beaches and no Allied base. Instead, the map has an extra area in the east that features an Allied base with the Radar Dome that has to be captured. The player also starts with two MCVs as shown in the cutscene as opposed to receiving one later. An even earlier version shows a smaller map in which the eastern half of the island is cut off.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Briefing
Yak strafe above Rangers (mission accomplished cutscene)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Soviet mission 5: "Distant Thunder".
Red Alert Missions