This article will serve as a walkthrough for the second Soviet mission in the PC game Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 which is entitled ‘Circus of Treachery’.This mission starts with limited units to clear the map with, requiring careful consideration in order to preserve forces. The objectives of Circus of Treachery in Red Alert 3 is to get Natasha to the K-45 launch facility in order to launch a support satellite to further strengthen the Soviet forces’ power. The Soviet Commander will be assisted by Moskvin in the struggle against Shinzo’s forces during Circus of Treachery in Red Alert 3.
Red Alert 3: Circus of Treachery Primary Objectives
1. Get Natasha to the K-45 Launch Facility (controlled by co-commander)
2. Eliminate the Imperial ambush division
3. Natasha must survive
Red Alert 3: Circus of Treachery Secondary Objectives
1. Rescue Soviet forces
Units introduced in The Shrike and the Thorn: War Bears, Tesla Troopers, Sickles
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The mission begins with the player in control of a small force consisting of 3 Sickles, while the co-commander takes control of Natasha, who must be protected, but will follow the Players main force throughout the first half of the mission. The First task should be to rescue the 3 squads of soviet troopers stranded in the area. There are 2 bridges that go to the south east and north west islands that contain a squad of tesla troopers each, while a squad of war bears awaits rescue, located directly between the two.
Tankbusters are harassing the tesla troopers to the south west, and are handled most easily by leading Natasha towards them, while allowing her to snipe them from far away, saving the sickles from taking extensive damage at the hand of the tankbusters. The war bears in the middle are guarded by a squad of 4 imperial warriors, easily handled by the sickles. The tankbusters harassing the tesla troopers to the north can either be handled with Natasha again, or the war bears that have to be rescued first.
Heading further along the path to the launch facility, use the magnetic satellite to clear out much of the armor units guarding the way while leaving the remaining units up to either the tesla troopers, or Natasha’s air strike ability by leading her close to the enemy. In fact, most of the enemy units along the path are handled rather easily, by just letting Natasha do her work from long range, inching along your forces to keep them safe from any counter attacks. There are also several health packs spread out in the area, allowing the healing of any damaged forces.
After capturing the launch facility a slew of Imperial forces show themselves, having being hidden in the circus tents the whole time. At this point the orbital satellite drop protocol is unlocked, allowing the ability to bombard an area with space debris, along with any units sucked up by the magnetic satellite. Be careful to avoid the parachute bombs dropped by the Imperials, which begin to come down all over the map. Make your way towards and destroy the Imperial structures, then finally take out Yuriko (again, handled best by Natasha) to end this mission in success.
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