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Raid on Lost Castle is the first mission of the Soviet campaign in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising. Allied forces have kidnapped three scientists to create a mortal experiment in Transylvania and Soviet intelligence had sent a decorated veteran of the last war to rescue them.
After the Soviet Union's defeat during the war and the USSR was under control of the Allies and their occupational forces. There seemed to be no resistance from the Soviets. However, right under their noses, the Soviet Underground was gathering under the leadership of their new leader Dasha in order to expel the Allies from their beloved motherland. What they did not know is that they were dealing with something that was more dangerous than the Allied occupational forces...
|“|| You will be granted a small force. It is all we can spare. Find out as much as you can, comrade. Udachi!|
- Dasha, prior to the mission
The Soviet Commander was met by Dasha, who's very pleased that the Commander had joined the Soviet Underground. With his help, she believed they shall drive out the Allied oppressors that were ruling their country. However, the Underground had a serious problem: several of their scientists which had helped to develop their weapons were kidnapped by the Allies and were currently held in a facility, somewhere in Romania. The Commander was tasked by Dasha to retrieve their scientists, but she warned him that he only will be granted a small force which is as much as she can spare right now.
With the Underground all under way, the Soviet force assembled to rescue the scientists was actually a small group of Conscripts, while other Soviet recon groups which observed the Allied facility were composed in a group of Flak troopers, Tesla troopers and four of the new and dreaded Desolators.
The Soviets were severely outnumbered by the Allied forces, which composed of companies of peacekeepers, Javelin soldiers, several Attack Dogs, battalions of Guardian tanks, Athena Cannons, Multigunner IFVs and some prototypes of the Pacifier FAV.
|“|| This base isn't run by the Allies, it is run by the FutureTech Corporation. What could FutureTech want here?|
- Dasha, noticing the center facility that is actually FutureTech.
The Conscripts arrived at Romania in a steamboat and were ordered to gather the recon teams, after which they were to bring the scientists back to the ship and return to Russia.
The Conscripts first engaged and slaughtered two Allied Engineers mercilessly, taking their anger at losing the war out on them. The squad quickly pushed through the docks, engaging Allied patrols consisting of attack dogs and peacekeepers. Fortunately, the patrols were unprepared for an attack and fell quickly, though not without some wounds to some unlucky Conscripts, who were forced to the back of the group, as the squad could not afford to lose a single man.
The Conscripts rushed over to the dock exit, while Allied forces were beginning to be warned of the attack. As a Javelin soldier attempted to distract the group with rocket fire, more quickly barricaded themselves in the buildings nearby. Fortunately, the Conscripts were armed with their burning Molotov Cocktails and burned the Javelin soldiers out quickly.
The Allies meanwhile had taken aware of the attack and sent a large force of peacekeepers to eliminate the rebels. Fortunately, the Soviet squad quickly divided itself and rushed into the buildings nearby. As the counterattack got close, the Conscripts began opening fire. Peacekeeper after peacekeeper fell as the Conscripts killed them effortlessly behind the windows of the building. The shotguns of the peacekeepers were very ineffective against the houses and eventually, the Allied counterattack was stopped.
The Conscripts immediately filed out of the buildings and stopped beside some medical supplies in a crate left behind by the Allies, taking a breather while their wounded comrades replenished their health.
The Conscripts made their way over a bridge nearby spanning over a ravine, where a fireteam of Javelin soldiers were stationed below. As the Conscripts passed over, the Javelin soldiers quickly moved to intercept them. The Soviets piled inside a nearby building again and eliminated a two man team from one side. From the other side, the other two Javelin soldiers themselves fortified a building. The squad quickly switched to their Molotovs again and threw them inside, burning the soldiers out.
After fighting some Allied infantry, they encountered one of the recon teams. They then had proceeded to the other recon groups, while fighting Allied tanks and infantry which were paradropped by Century Bombers. Finally, the group managed to encounter the third recon team and then have to pass through a lot of Guardian Tanks in order to get to the last recon group - the Desolators. At this time, Dasha remarks that their toxins are useful against infantry.
With all recon teams gathered, they proceeded to rescue the scientists. When they rescued each scientist, one of their rescuers told them the Allies had slaved them to develop a new kind of heavy artillery for them. When the group arrived at the center of the facility, there was a shocking revelation: this base is run by FutureTech Corporation!
But what exactly did they want with the kidnapped scientists for? Just as they were about to leave, FutureTech immediately countered the Soviets with Pacifier FAVs, which appeared out of nowhere and deployed their Grand Cannons to open fire. These apparently were the tanks the scientists had been forced to create. The Soviets and their scientists quickly ran for their lives. Fortunately, some of them escaped the Pacifiers and managed to arrive at the boat just when more FutureTech reinforcements arrived.
The scientists were rescued, but the Underground was shocked by the revelation that FutureTech was behind this. The Underground decides to investigate what FutureTech is up to.
- This mission must be completed to unlock the Allied and the Imperial campaigns.
- The number of Conscripts given at the start will vary the selected difficulty. (Easy: 15, Medium: 12, Hard: 10)
- When the player has 3 or less Conscripts or Flak Troopers or 2 or less Tesla Troopers, reinforcements of new troops will be sent to the location where most of the player's units are. Note that Desolator Troopers cannot be replenished.
- The rescued scientist is riding on a personal hover transport which help them in mobile but not armored or powerful enough to get them out of danger.
- Escaping the Pacifier FAVs can be completed with little to no casualties using the following strategy: Since the interval between target marking and impact of the barrage from the FAV is long enough for a conscript or flak trooper to dodge, a single conscript/flak trooper can be first sent to the FAV until he is within its minimum firing range. Order him to attack. Immediately withdraw him when the FAV switches to the sentry conformation (when its health bar turns yellow). Then send a Desolator on the Splattershot Mode to finish it off. Repeating this strategy to steadily clear a path for the rest of the group to escape.