|“|| The European nations are planning to join with the crippled Americans. We must not let this act of aggression go unpunished. You must lay waste to their beautiful Paris. We will show the Allies the true meaning of power by turning their own precious monuments into weapons of mass destruction.|
- Mission Briefing
|“|| I always liked the 'City of Lights'. Pity we cannot be there in person when the lights go out.|
- Lt. Zofia, to the Commander at the mission start
As US President Michael Dugan was forced to go into exile in Canada, he called for the rest of the world to unite against the Soviet onslaught. France in particular promised its thanks due to their General Rene Lyon and were considering to possibly ally themselves with the USA to resist the communist aggression. In order to prevent that alliance from forming Premier Romanov, at Yuri's behest, ordered the famed Soviet Commander to infiltrate Paris and level the city. Full invasions and occupation of the city were entirely out of the question, so instead it would be a terror mission to shift Europeans away from supporting American forces actively (provided that resources in Europe will be supplied to their home guard rather than to help a faraway country, like the United States).
The Soviet embassy in Paris constructed (in secret without Lyon's notice) a Soviet Barracks and a Tesla Coil and have provisions to operate the base in full effects. Reinforcements are provided in clandestine penetration to carry everything needed, minimally. Soviet Engineers have identified that a large monument in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, may be "monumental" in destroying an Allied defence force stationed there.
The mission's actual goals were to escort safely 3 or more Tesla troopers to power up the Eiffel Tower, creating a gigantic Tesla Coil that will destroy the Allied Forces in Paris and strike fear into European hearts by storm.
The Soviets only had a small force in the area, but they did deploy a legion of Conscripts, very fresh from combat training. They also had a squad of Tesla Troopers, two Engineers, and some Crazy Ivans stationed in the base, along with access to more infantry via a Barracks. Once the invasion started, the Conscripts had cleared away for more Tesla Troopers, along with a Flack Track.
The Allies had a large garrison in the city, but each group was stunned by the attack and unable to call for reinforcements. Therefore, the Allies were effectively several different teams of defenders. However, the Allies did have several squads of G.I.s patrolling Paris, along with Pill Boxes, Grizzly Tanks, IFVs, and more G.I.s stationed at key checkpoints. Interestingly, the Eiffel Tower was well-defended, meaning the French may have expected the attack.
|“|| Let me close to the tower, and I'll take of the rest, Commander.|
- Tesla trooper
When they went north, they received reinforcements in the form of a single Flak track, and further north they found a football field, held by enemy infantry supported by two Grizzly battle tanks. They dealt with them as they saw fit. Next stop was the Louvre. From there, the Soviets saw the entrance to the park around the tower. It was cleared by garrisoning buildings, then entering the park and destroying the tanks. Afterwards, several Tesla troopers moved to the base of the tower and began the light show.
The transformation of the Paris Tower into a gigantic Tesla Coil had struck fear into the hearts of the European Allies. As a result, the United States was still resisting helplessly against the Soviet onslaught. Romanov congratulated the Commander, but promoted the psychic, Yuri, to the position as head of the Soviet military, at Vladmir's expense. The Commander's ruthlessness earned him the nickname "The Butcher."
In several settings, the Allies will instead move down and conduct an assault to your Barracks. Prevent this by garrisoning several buildings in a key position. An Engineer may be trained to support the defence of your base.
In the northeast corner of the map is a second Flak Track, filled with three Tesla Troopers and two Conscripts.