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LANDCOM 16 HQS.
INTELLIGENCE RECON SHOWS HEAVY SOVIET MOVEMENT IN YOUR AREA. NEARBY BRIDGES ARE KEY TO SOVIET ADVANCEMENT. DESTROY ALL BRIDGES ASAP. TANYA WILL ASSIST. KEEP HER ALIVE AT ALL COSTS.
CONFIRMATION CODE 1612.
Dead End is the third Allied mission in Red Alert 1
The Allied forces along the front were holding, though barely. Allied armored divisions were fighting guerrilla warfare. Though they were still out-manned and outgunned, their superior tactics and mobility were holding the Soviet might at bay for the time being. In order to counter this annoyance, several more Soviet armored divisions were ordered to help secure the front. Allied High Command foresaw this move and knew that it could easily spell doom. A concentrated attack could easily dismantle the Allied forces. However, there were several key bridges within the area that held strategic value. Without the bridges, the Soviets would have to detour their forces, buying the Allies several hours to prepare and also sending the Soviet armor to less favorable terrain.
|The following section is non-canonical fan-written content|
The following are the accounts recorded by Special Agent Tanya Adams.
Day 1: I infiltrated the Soviet territory. The whole place was crawling with Soviet patrols. I managed to rescue a POW after dispatching the few soldiers guarding him. Conveniently he had been a medic within one of the Allied infantry divisions, which had been routed when the war had started. We both kept low for a while, letting more patrols pass by. By nightfall, we detonated the first bridge. The nearby outpost was like an angry bees nest. We had a couple of runins, but I eliminated all threats and laid low.
Day 2: Willy (the medic) and I were able to slip deeper past Soviet defenses. I admit that I went overboard by killing a nearby Soviet patrol when I could've let them go by. Still, we got away fairly easy. Second bridge was lightly guarded. A few headshots did the trick. By the time more patrols go there, me and Willy were already creeping to the third one. For a medic, Willy actually isn't shabby for being behind enemy lines. The third bridge was a bit trickier. I didn't see the attack dogs coming. One nearly bit Willy's head off if I hadn't been there. Got hit in the shoulder. Glad I found Willy though. Third bridge down. We thought we'd lay low again.
Day 3: Overheard reports that the armored divisions were approaching. Me and Willy knew we had to get there and take the last bridge out. We got a little careless. We took a lot of heat, but we managed to get out of there, leaving a lot of dead bodies behind. While on the way, we were able to rescue a couple of Engineers. With their help on locating where the main defenses were, our small group was able to infiltrate the next outpost. The last bridge was smoking and we got a good view of it from the escape chopper. Those commie armored divisions had better start looking for another way.
With the bridges down, the Soviet armored divisions were forced to find another route. The forces at the front were temporarily stranded, giving the thinned Allied forces time to regroup.