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Overwhelming Force
Scrin 1 Overwhelming Force
Mission Briefing
Chronology
Previous

Siege of Temple Prime

Concurrent

Invasion of Earth

Next

Unexpected Resistance

Details
Part of

Third Tiberium War

Date(s)

2047

Location

London, England

Outcome

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

Belligerents

Scrin

GDI

Objectives

Repel the alien invasion forces and save the city.

Commanders

Foreman 371

GDI High Command
GDI Central Command (mentioned by an A-15 Orca pilot)

Forces

Scrin invasion force:

London garrison:

Casualties

Moderate
All three Growth Accelerators destroyed
Few land and air vehicles to the Global Defense Initiative in London

Very Heavy:

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


Overwhelming Force is a vicious assault on London unleashed by the Scrin to divert attention from the Relay node and Threshold construction as their first mission.

Background

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

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

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 as part of Operation: Unexpected Resistance.

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.

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Trivia

  • 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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