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RA3 USSR logo The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 3 and contradicts canon sources.
The Science of War
Science Facility
The Science Facility that contains research data on the new Allied secret weapon
Chronology
Previous

March of the Red Army

Next

No Traitors Tomorrow

Details
Part of

War of the Three Powers

Date(s)

1986

Location

Mykonos, Greece

Outcome
Belligerents

USSR

Allies

Objectives
  • Capture the Allied Science Facility
  • Protect the Science Facility while the data is being transferred
  • Destroy the Soviet strike team
  • Prevent capture of research data
Commanders
Forces

Half of the Soviet arsenal:

Casualties

Moderate to Heavy

Heavy

  • Allied forces under Giles retreat to Iceland
  • Laboratory captured by the Soviets

The Science of War is the fifth mission of the Soviet campaign during the Soviet perspective of the War of the Three Powers. In this mission, the Soviet Commander is ordered to capture the research data of an Allied superweapon.

Background

They were researching some heavy stuff here!
- Soviet Engineer, while decoding the research data

Premier Cherdenko praises the Soviet Commander for his efforts in Geneva (much to the displeasure of General Krukov), but informs him that according to Soviet intelligence, American scientists are very close to creating a new kind of superweapon at an Allied research facility, located at Mykonos in Greece.The Commander and Zhana were sent to capture the research data on the weapon, to be studied by the Union's own scientists.

Science Facility Briefing

The Science Facility, as seen during the briefing

Before the transmission was finished, however, a Twinblade attacks the Premier's office with its machine guns, and the transmission is abruptly cut off.

Force Composition

Tech Inhibitor

The Allied Tech Inhibitor

Initially, the Soviet forces were hampered by an Allied Tech Inhibitor, which blocked access to some of their weapons blueprints. However, the Soviet Commander destroyed it with his Twinblade gunships, allowing the Soviets full access to their arsenal, including Dreadnoughts and MiG fighters.

The Allies had a large force in the area. Many outposts were located on small islands, along with a major naval base. Under Fuller, the allies focused on naval power, using numerous dolphins, Hydrofoils, and Assault destroyers. When Giles Price counterattacked, he used a large force of infantry and armor, along with his signature Vindicators.

The Battle

In the early phase of the battle, the Soviets were hampered by their lack of resources and fought to take over some ore mines on nearby islands. Also, they needed to destroy a Tech Inhibitor and many enemy bases.

Attacking the First Allied Bases

Twinblades were deployed to destroy most of the bases. After destroying the Tech Inhibitor that prevented their access to research a few technologies, Dreadnoughts and Akula submarines fired on the Allied fleet. The Allied Mediterranean fleet competed in numerous smaller battles with the Soviet forces, and were holding them off. Despite this, the Soviet Air Force was able to avoid the fleets and took out three Allied outposts. While the Allies were regrouping, Soviet Sputniks set up shop on the islands.

Defeating Warren Fuller

This was not the end of the battle, however, as the Allies used a large naval base to stage a counterattack. Fuller's navy attempted to stop the Soviet advance, and using aircraft carriers, they almost did. Soviet Twinblades were able to avoid most of the Allies' anti-air defenses, and destroyed the naval yards. Under a heavy air and sea attack, the Allied base was destroyed. It was possible that Commander Fuller was killed.

With the Allies out of the way, a Soviet engineer captured the Allies' science facility.

The Second Allied Counter Attack

Giles Counterattack

Commander Giles' base

What do sub-atomic particles have to do with weapons?...In theory, we could make giant vacuum cleaner with this.
- Overheard from a Combat engineer during the data extraction
Did you think we'd just give up?
- Giles
Data transfer pending, what's all that racket out there?
- Combat engineer, during an allied counterattack.
The Allies won't give up their prized labs without a fight, however. It was a race against time to retake or destroy the facility before the Soviets could download the necessary information. The Allies, employing Vindicator bombers, Guardian tanks and IFVs were unable to break through the Soviet defenses and the Red Army got what it wanted at Mykonos. Having lost much, Giles retreated and shouted that the Communists couldn't exploit anything from their mad stunt.

Aftermath

The research data from the Allied facility proved invaluable for the Soviet weapons development program, and would eventually result in the creation of the Vacuum Imploder. Meanwhile, Cherdenko was revealed to have survived the assassination attempt, only suffering a minor head wound. After receiving news from Dasha that the Allies were now holding out in Iceland, Cherdenko sent the Commander to Iceland to rid the Allies from Europe altogether, with Krukov's supervision, while Cherdenko started to root out the mastermind behind the attempt on his life.

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