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London
Mission Briefing
Mission Briefing
Chronology
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Siege of Temple Prime

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Munich

Details
Part of

Invasion of Earth

Date(s)

2047

Location

London, England

Outcome

Scrin victory
London in ruins
GDI later recaptures the city
GDI morale being sagged

Belligerents

CNCKW Scrin logo.png Scrin

CNC3 GDI logo.png Global Defense Initiative

Objectives

Repel the alien invasion forces and save the city.

Commanders

Foreman 371

Unknown GDI Commander

Forces

Scrin invasion force:

London garrison:

Foreman, you've been commissioned a small army to begin attacking the major indigenous population center on the island near Continent Three. This attack will proceed in concert with other assaults on all significant population centers. The intent is to distract the indigenous population from initial Threshold construction and intimidate them to the point where they will not threaten ongoing construction efforts. Assess defensive and offensive capabilities. Eliminate all life forms you come across.
- Mission briefing

London is the first mission in the Scrin campaign.

Background[edit | edit source]

Commence destruction of this indigenous region in order to provoke a response and ascertain their defensive capabilities.
- Mothership AI

As the harvesting deployment on Earth was identified as premature, in order to rout human forces and protect Threshold construction (seeing how the harvesting fleet was unsuitable for prolonged combat), the Supervisor ordered diversionary attacks on major population centers to scatter enemy forces.

Foreman 371 was assigned to London, identified as a major population center on continent 3 - Europe.

The battle[edit | edit source]

Look at the size of those things! My god, we're being invaded!
(Oh my god! What is that?!) Don't stop! Grab the kids! Move! Move! Move!

- Three Civilians notably shocked at the Scrin invasion of London.

The Scrin forces began by destroying at least fifteen civilian buildings. A GDI force arrived to stop the invaders and two GDI bases were established on the opposite side of the River Thames. Elite and heroic GDI infantry were tasked with defending the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Meanwhile, the Scrin invaders had established a base of operations near a Tiberium field.

Attention GDI Central Command, we have alien contact, I repeat, we have alien contact. Requesting...(radio crackled)
- A-15 Orca pilot

GDI resistance was very fierce, but the invaders managed to repel each assault on their base. Due to the low levels of Tiberium in the city, Foreman 371 constructed Growth Accelerators at three Tiberium fields to speed up Tiberium growth and destroyed the sonic fences surrounding the deposits, but these were destroyed by countable GDI forces who noticed the structure being built on the field of resources.

Once the aliens built up a substantial tier one ground force and a fleet of Stormriders, the aliens completely destroyed both Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. before focusing their attention on the two GDI bases across the Thames. They were both destroyed.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The alien assault left London in ruins and all GDI forces in the area were destroyed. Just like the Nod capture of the White House, GDI morale sagged when the aliens completely destroyed Buckingham Palace and Parliament House, two of the surviving monuments of western democracy. Foreman 371 went on to continue diversionary operations in Munich soon after.

When the momentum shifted from the Scrin to GDI, the indigenous resistance manged to liberate London. However, the extensive damage caused by the Scrin left Tiberium fields uncontained, eventually spreading throughout the city by 2062. Nearly all of the United Kingdom was in a Red Zone, except the one in Manchester which had a full Tiberium wasteland before Kane unveiled the Tacitus and met the GDI leaders.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Briefing part 1
Briefing part 2

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A edited version of the city can be downloaded in a map pack. The map mostly focuses in the Big Ben area of the city with Big Ben severely damaged.
  • This mission is an allusion to H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds, wherein the ending, the narrator finds London destroyed by the Martians.
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