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EotRS logo.png The following is based on the Imperial campaign of Red Alert 3 and might contradict canon.

Assault on the Black Tortoise is the fifth mission in the Imperial campaign of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.[1]

Background

The Allied assault on Pearl Harbor was, in fact, a diversion. The real Allied objective was to sneak a landing force to Tokyo, the Allies' true target. The only thing that was in their way was a Floating Fortress dubbed the "Black Tortoise", the crowning glory of Japanese engineering. The Imperial Commander along with Naomi were sent by both Emperor Yoshiro and Prince Tatsu to the Pacific Ocean and defend that fortress from destruction.

Force composition

The Japanese had the Imperial fleet supported by Rocket Angels to intercept the convoys. They also possessed the Black Tortoise, once the fleet took out an Allied squad. Naomi and the Imperial Commander were thinking this strength could hold off the attack by an Allied-Soviet alliance at the North Sea.

The Allies, however had their own navy as they made their way to invade Japan. This fleet was instead commanded by Giles Price.

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Events

The Imperial fleet intercepting the MCV convoy

Well that's not very sporty now is it, attacking unarmed transports.
- An annoying Giles Price reacting at the commander

Restoring the Black Tortoise

An Imperial fleet, supported by Rocket Angels, was sent to intercept the Allied MCV convoy heading for Japan. Wave after wave of MCVs were disabled by the Angels and destroyed by the ships. However, this allowed the Allied forces to send a small infiltration squad onto the Black Tortoise using a Chronosphere. This squad managed to destabilize both reactor cores, and began destroying the Imperial facilities there.

The Imperial base on the Black Tortoise was under attack by Allied Riptides, Peacekeepers, and Javelin Soldiers. However, a squadron of Sky-Wings and a pair of Rocket Angels soon arrived at the fortress, and easily destroyed the Allied infiltrators, clearing the way for Imperial engineers.

The engineers managed to stabilize both of the power cores, and the Black Tortoise was finally fully operational.

Seeing that their plan has failed, Allied Command resorted to a more direct approach. They quickly set up bases around the fortress, and sent wave after wave of forces after the fortress power cores. However, the Wave Force Tri-Cannons were capable of decimating most attack forces before they even arrived, leaving the few troops available an easy clean-up job.

Driving off the Barbarians

After a short while, the fleet that had stopped the waves of MCVs arrived at the Black Tortoise, and they were sent to destroy the bases. The Allied base defenses were no match for the powerful Battleship fleet, and they quickly sank below the waves.

Salvos of Energy rounds fired after Energy rounds, Naginatas fired their Torpedoes at the Allied Navy, Yari Mini-Subs activated Last Voyage abilities and finally the Tsunami Tanks assaulted the Allied Bases. The Allied Bases were seen in flames as Jet Tengus blasted the Allied Air Force out of the sky, causing those planes to crash and finally Final Squadron Planes kamikazed the Allied Base into oblivion.

The Imperial Air Force waited till the Shogun Battleships shelled the Base Defenses and the Jet Tengus used their autocannons to prevent Sky Knights from leaving Aircraft Carriers, Naginatas then finally Lead a strike force of Tsunami Tanks and Yari Mini-Subs to send the Second Base into Davy Jones locker.

The Last Base was the hardest to destroy as the naval battle was very huge. Naginatas proven superior to Assault Destroyers, Yari Minisubs and Tsunami Tanks swarmed the Riptide ACVs, Shogun Battleships ramming speeded the Aircraft Carriers and finally the Imperial Air Armada had swarmed the Allies best pilots into death.

Salvos of Shogun Battleship fired from Shirada Cannons to the Allied Bases and Spectrum Towers fell tower after tower and the worst part is yet to come: The Imperial Final Squadrons had decimated Giles' last base into oblivion, causing Giles to retreat.

Aftermath

With most, if not all, of the Allied Pacific Fleet destroyed, the Japanese now started their advance towards the US West Coast, using their Black Tortoise as a long range artillery platform and transport.

Walkthrough

The player starts out with Naginata cruisers and shogun battleships. The rocket angels then arrive to stop the Allied MCVs. Destroy them but beware of the Assault destroyers that protects them. If one MCV gets through the mission is a fail. Use the Angels paralysis whips to stop them so the players ships can sink them.

The next part is using Rocket Angels and Sea Wings to escort the engineers to repair the power cores of the fortress. Destroy the allied vehicles with the angels and the Sky Wings in air mode to kill the infantry. Once the cores are repaired the fleet used to sink the MCVs and an imperial mcv will arrive to build a base. The best way to beat Giles is with Shogun battleships and naginata cruisers with Jet Tengus or Sea wings to protect them. The Wave Force Tri-cannons will deal with any allied carriers that arrive. Once the Allied bases are destroyed the mission is a win.

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Briefing

References

  1. Electronic Arts Los Angeles, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Imperial mission 5: "Assault on the Black Tortoise".
Red Alert 3 and Uprising missions
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