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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

RAR Allies Logo.png Allied Forces

RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Union

  • Initially: Destroy all Soviet units and structures
  • Capture the Soviet command post
  • Secure the Dark Horseman base
  • Destroy all Allied units and structures

RAR Allies Logo.png Commander A9

RAR Soviets Logo.png Joseph Stalin

  • Small strike team
Mission transcript
Kosygin has indicated that this is the site of Stalin's main atomic weapons plant. Use extreme care in approaching 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 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.[1]

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)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Allied mission 10a: "Suspicion".
Red Alert, Counterstrike and The Aftermath missions