GAMES: Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 – Soviets: Units


The counterpart to the Allied GI is the Soviet Conscript. Not able to deploy into a fortified position, Conscripts are cheaper to build than the Allied GI.

Although unarmed, the Engineer is a very useful unit. Surgical use of engineering teams can quickly turn the tide of battle. Note that when an engineer is used, the unit itself is lost. Engineers can be used to repair destroyed bridges (must enter bridge huts), steal enemy structures, repair your own structures and capture or repair neutral tech buildings. Engineers can also defuse Crazy Ivan bombs by targeting the affected unit or structure.

s_attackdogAttack Dog
Leaping attack at all infantry, unable to attack machine units. Can detect and kill incoming spies automatically, excellent for base defense versus early troop drops.

s_teslatrooperTesla Trooper
This specialised infantry unit attacks with a powerful electrical charge generated from his portable Tesla coil. Tesla Troopers are valuable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their immunity to being steam-rolled by enemy tanks. In times of emergency power shortages, Tesla Troopers can charge up the Tesla Coils defending your base to keep them operating against enemy units. Charging up a Tesla Coil will also increase its range and power. To charge a Tesla Coil, simply move a Tesla Trooper near it. Charging will happen automatically.

s_crazyivanCrazy Ivan
A codename used for Soviet demolitions experts, a Crazy Ivan attacks by placing dynamite around the map. Virtually anything can be wired to explode, from enemy structures to individual Conscripts—even wandering cows. Once placed on enemies or neutral units and structures, the bombs will count down to detonation and then explode. Crazy Ivan units can also demolish bridges by placing dynamite on bridge huts.

s_flaktrooperFlak Trooper
This advanced infantry unit is useful against both ground and air targets. The Flak Trooper attacks with explosive flak, allowing him to damage aircraft as well as seriously wound enemy infantry.

The result of unique Soviet research, Yuri has the ability to mentally control most organic units and vehicles. When controlled, the enemy vehicle becomes, effectively, your unit, and you can order it to move and attack just as if you had built it yourself. If Yuri is killed, the connection with the enemy vehicle is broken and it returns to its original team. Yuri cannot control War-Miners, Chrono Miners, Attack Dogs, aircraft or other Yuri units. Yuri can also boil the minds of others with his mind-blowing attack. Simply double-click on him and watch surrounding infantry sizzle.

s_chronoivanChrono Ivan
Built by infiltrating a Spy into and Allied Battle Lab. Carries dynamite charges, teleports using allied chrono technology. Not necessarily worth the money, no compare to the Chrono Command, but can make an excellent cleanup unit after Yuri Prime has destroyed defenses.

s_yuriprimeYuri Prime
Built by infiltrating a Spy into a Soviet Battle Lab. Mind control of any ground unit, can create a psychic vortex. Has the ability to mind control units from over a screen away at maximum resolution. A player can only build 2 of these at a time (1 in barracks, one in vats)

s_desolatorIraqi Desolator
Iraqi scientists have created the Desolator, a soldier that creates large areas of scorched, impassable earth. When deployed, the Desolator uses a radiation cannon to irradiate the ground around him, making it completely impassable to both infantry and light vehicles. He wears a protective suit to keep him safe from the radiation. When the Desolator is killed or un-deployed, the ground he has poisoned will slowly return to normal.

s_terroristCuban Terrorist
The Cubans have developed the Terrorist unit to attack enemy bases. The Terrorist carries C4 charges taped to his body and kamikazes enemies, blowing them up quickly and efficiently.

s_rhinotankRhino Heavy Tank
The Soviet answer to the Allied Grizzly Battle Tank is the Rhino Heavy Tank. Larger and slower than the Grizzly, the Rhino is geared toward pure power and is extremely effective against structures.

s_flaktrakFlak Trak
This light Soviet vehicle is designed to defend against both air- and light ground-assaults. It attacks by expelling flak, much like the Flak Trooper. This vehicle can also operate as a troop transport, carrying infantry units over-ground. This vehicle is not amphibious and cannot cross water.

s_v3rocketV3 Rocket Truck
The V3 Rocket Launcher is the closest thing the Soviet army has to artillery. While physically weak and easily destroyed, the V3 is capable of tremendous devastation. It launches very powerful, long-range rockets that can cause huge amounts of damage to whatever they hit. A great support weapon, the V3 Rocket Launcher is too vulnerable to lead an assault.

s_kirovairshipKirov Airship
These huge Soviet zeppelins are a true force to contend with in the air. Able to withstand tremendous amounts of damage, a Kirov attacks with massive payloads of heavy bombs. These can devastate an area. Slow speed is the main weakness of this unit.

s_terrordroneTerror Drone
Terror Drones are a new robotic unit created by the Soviet military. These small, mechanical spiders scuttle across the battlefield looking for enemy vehicles. When a vehicle comes within range, the Terror Drone leaps into action, jumping inside the vehicle and dismantling it from the inside. Only a Service Depot or Outpost can remove a Terror Drone once it attacks.

The ultimate Soviet tank, the Apocalypse Assault Tank has a massive gun. A huge vehicle, the Apocalypse can take large amounts of damage before succumbing. This vehicle can be used to attack both ground and air targets.

As you will see in the section on Soviet buildings, the heart of every base is the Construction Yard. On many occasions you will not start with this structure in place but will have an MCV, or Mobile Construction Vehicle, at your disposal. When deployed, this vehicle becomes a Construction Yard, providing you with all of the benefits of that building. To deploy an MCV, select the vehicle and hold the cursor over it. If the cursor changes to a golden circle with four arrows, left-clicking on it will deploy the vehicle. If the cursor has a red circle with a line through it, there is either not enough room to deploy or something is in the way. Move the vehicle (or the offending object) to find a suitable deployment site.

s_warminerWar Miner
The counterpart to the Allied Chrono Miner, the main purpose of the War Miner is collecting Ore to be processed into credits. Once processed by a refinery, the Ore allows for the production of both units and structures. Unlike the Allied Chrono Miner, the War Miner is not completely defenceless. It is armed with a sizeable mounted gun, which gives it the ability to protect itself from minor threats. Like all heavy vehicles, it can also crush enemy infantry by driving over them.

s_demolitiontruckLibyan Demolition Truck
The Libyan Demolition Truck is a suicide vehicle designed to create maximum mayhem and carnage in the enemy base. This truck carries a small nuclear charge. When the truck is attacked, the charge detonates, destroying everything in a wide radius.

s_teslatankRussian Tesla Tank
The Soviet Tesla Tank is a large ground vehicle that fires a Tesla charge instead of a ballistic weapon. This charge is effective against both units and structures.

s_amphibioustransportAmphibious Transport
Similar to the Allied Amphibious Transport, the Transport is a way to move both infantry and vehicles across both land and water. This vehicle is unarmed, but is heavily armoured to help ensure that its cargo gets to its ultimate destination.

s_attacksubTyphoon Attack Sub
This naval vessel attacks from below the waves, launching powerful torpedoes at its foes. Not capable of attacking land-based targets, the Typhoon is nonetheless a powerful unit for naval conflicts, and in large numbers conflicts and, in large numbers, can take complete control of waterways. Typhoon Attack Subs are stealth units and do not appear on enemy radar.

s_seascorpionSea Scorpion
This fast ship is capable of attacking all targets. It is also equipped with an anti-missile system, and can be used to protect valuable structures and locations from missile attack.

This large ship is useful in attacking both enemy ships and ground installations. It hits with powerful long-range missiles, making it difficult for enemy units to approach within range to destroy it.

s_giantsquidGiant Squid
Captured and trained by Soviet scientists, these huge creatures are capable of grasping enemy ships and crushing them with their huge, powerful tentacles. Giant Squids are stealth units and do not appear on enemy radar.

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