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The Soviet Dark Horseman base in southern Russia.
The Soviet Dark Horseman base in southern Russia.

Evacuate Kosygin



Part of

Second World War


Dark Horseman, southern Russia


Allied tactical victory; Soviets launch nuclear missiles



Soviet Union


Destroy all Allied units and structures


Field Commander A9

Josef Stalin


Small strike team

Soviet arsenal and Dark Horseman garrison protecting the missile silo

Kosygin has indicated that this is the site of Stalin's main atomic weapons plant. Use extreme care in appraoching the Soviet base -- we don't know if any atomic bombs are armed yet. Take the facility off-line and then destroy any atomic weapons that exist.
- Mission briefing

Suspicion is the tenth Allied mission held during the 1950s in Red Alert 1. The Allied Commander is sent to destroy the Nuclear Missile Silos targeting major European cities such as Paris, Berlin and London for destruction by Soviet Premier, Joseph Stalin.

Background[edit | edit source]

Vladimir Kosygin was rescued from Russia and helped the Allies to gradually win the war against the Soviets. He reveals to Gunther Von Esling that Stalin, in his speech, is planning a nuclear attack on two major cities of his choosing. Both Kosygin and Supreme Allied Commander want to prevent this from happening and sends the Field Commander A9 to raid the primary missile factory in southern Russia and use the "scorched earth" strategy. This is the first bit in a two-part mission to prevent Soviet forces from creating mass destruction across Europe.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Five actions in this battle will trigger the nukes to be launched.

  • If a unit comes close to the command centre
  • If either the command centre or a missile silo takes damage
  • If the base is powered down
  • The base's Construction Yard is destroyed
  • The mission progresses longer than 30 minutes

When planning to assault the base, be sure you have your engineers ready to take the command center. Once you take the command center, the time left from this state will carry over to the next phase.

It is not recommended to destroy the entire base, as the longer the mission drags on, the less time you will have avaliable to deactivate the nukes.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The Allies had managed to capture the Dark Horseman command post but at the same time the Soviets have launched nuclear missiles. With no time to spare, the Field Commander personally led a small team inside the underground missile complex to deactivate the missiles while his forces mopped up the last of the garrison resistance.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Helicopter landing next to an MCV (mission start cutscene)
Red Alert Missions