This article will serve as a walkthrough for the seventh Allied mission in the PC game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 which is entitled ‘Forever sets the Sun’. This mission starts both commanders fighting on a small island, waiting for soviet reinforcements. The objectives of Forever sets the Sun in Red Alert 3 is to put the final nail in the coffin of the Imperials. The Allied Commander will be assisted by Lissette in the struggle against Shinzo and Tatsu’s forces during Forever sets the Sun in Red Alert 3.
Red Alert 3: Forever sets the Sun Primary Objectives
1. Hold out for Soviet reinforcements
2. Transport an MCV across the harbor
3. Take out the Imperial military
4. Sink prince Tatsu’s fleet
Red Alert 3: Forever sets the Sun Secondary Objectives
1. Destroy the Imperial blockade
Units introduced in Forever sets the Sun: Athena Cannons, Chronosphere
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Start the mission by building up some forces to engage the Imperials and build up an army. The first phase of this mission is to basically wait for the timer to run out, or destroy the blockade. Either way once this is done, the Soviets inform the Allies that there will be no help from them. At the same time the Imperials activate a super weapon to completely obliterate your base. Make sure to sell your structures and move your forces away from your base before this happens to preserve as much as you can.
The next task is to chronosphere one of the MCVs (either yours, or order the co-commander to do so) to the opposite end of the map. I chose, and recommend transporting your MCV since this makes attacking with land units much easier. Build two Airbases next to your co-commander for attacks, especially if you saved any air units you built earlier by moving them off their airstrips. Start using Century Bombers to make nonstop bombing runs on all the defensive turrets.
The Imperials have their commando on the middle Island. Kill her quickly once you have a visual by saving a chronosphere and quickly targeting her with it, and putting the end marker nearby. This will kill her instantly and stop a major pain in the ass.
Focus your first attacks on the super weapons base. Athena Cannons are excellent siege weapons, and are also particularly effective against the robots and turrets defending this base. After this the Prince’s royal fleet arrives. Take out or draw the fighters away, then let the Century bombers wreak havoc on the naval craft. The century bombers are incredibly effective all throughout this mission, as the Imperials air defenses are particularly lacking in most areas, and the bombers with an aeronautics upgrade can easily shrug off any hits.
Keep your forces on the offensive throughout this mission, and let those bombers show their worth, as they make this mission considerably easier. Some particular thing to watch out for is the Imperials support abilities, such as final squadrons, balloon bombs and rocket angels. Once all the bases have been gutted of their objective marked buildings, this mission wraps up in Allied victory.
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