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{{BattleBox
|prev=[[Operation Deep Sea|Operation: Deep Sea]]
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|name = Operation: Free Gateway<br>(Battle of St. Louis)
|next=[[Operation Sun Temple|Operation: Sun Temple]]
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|prev = [[Operation Deep Sea|Operation: Deep Sea]]
|name=Operation: Free Gateway<br>(Battle of St. Louis)
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|next = [[Operation Sun Temple|Operation: Sun Temple]]
|image=
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|date = 1972
|conflict=[[Great World War III]]
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|conflict = [[Great World War III]]
|date=1972
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|place = St. Louis, Missouri, USA
|place=St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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|result = Allied victory
|result=Allied victory
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|side1 = United States of America
|side1=United States of America
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|side2 = Soviet Union
|side2=Soviet Union
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|goal1 = Liberate the city from Soviet mind-control and the Soviets themselves
|commanders1=*[[Allied Commander (GWWIII)|Allied Commander]]
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|goal2 = Eliminate Allied presence
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|commanders1 = *[[Allied Commander (GWWIII)|Allied Commander]]
 
*[[Eva Lee|Lt. Eva Lee]]
 
*[[Eva Lee|Lt. Eva Lee]]
 
*Special Agent Tanya
 
*Special Agent Tanya
|commanders2=*Yuri's Psychic Corps
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|commanders2 = *Yuri's Psychic Corps
 
*Unknown Soviet Commander
 
*Unknown Soviet Commander
|forces1=*Special Agent Tanya and her elite task force
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|forces1 = *Special Agent Tanya and her elite task force
 
*[[Prism Tank]] Battalions
 
*[[Prism Tank]] Battalions
 
*[[Grizzly Tank]]s
 
*[[Grizzly Tank]]s
|forces2=*Soviet Tank Divisions
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|forces2 = *Soviet Tank Divisions
 
*V3 Rocket Launchers
 
*V3 Rocket Launchers
 
*Numerous Mind-controlled Americans
 
*Numerous Mind-controlled Americans
 
*[[Desolator]] Units
 
*[[Desolator]] Units
|casual1=*Low Military Losses
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|casual1 = *Low Military Losses
 
*Large Civilian Losses
 
*Large Civilian Losses
|casual2=*All Soviet Forces Lost
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|casual2 = *All Soviet Forces Lost
 
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{{quote|'''Even as we cleanse America of Soviet forces, they continue to play with their psychic technology, desperately hoping that their little toys will destroy us. We have discovered a Psychic Beacon in St. Louis. Take special agent Tanya in and destroy the beacon.'''|Mission briefing}}
 
{{quote|'''Even as we cleanse America of Soviet forces, they continue to play with their psychic technology, desperately hoping that their little toys will destroy us. We have discovered a Psychic Beacon in St. Louis. Take special agent Tanya in and destroy the beacon.'''|Mission briefing}}
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==Background==
 
==Background==
With the defense of Pearl Harbor, the American military finally held a firm grip on the Pacific. The commander responsible for the succesful defence was even looking forward to some R&R at Hawaii, but the Soviet Union soon came up with another plan altogether. [[St. Louis]], the heart of ground control for the Missouri state, came under psychic control of the Soviets, from a [[psychic beacon]] deployed by [[Psychic Corps|Yuri's adepts]] in the bombed out [[Busch Stadium]].
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With the defense of Pearl Harbor, the American military finally held a firm grip on the Pacific. The commander responsible for the succesful defence was even looking forward to some R&R at Hawaii, but the Soviet Union soon came up with another plan altogether. [[St. Louis]], the heart of ground control for the Missouri state, came under psychic control of the Soviets, from a [[psychic beacon]] deployed by [[Psychic Corps|Yuri's adepts]] in the bombed out [[Busch Stadium]].
   
 
Reluctantly, President [[Michael Dugan]] ordered an attack on the city, permitting the commander to open fire on American citizens if it's necessary for the destruction of the threat. Agent [[Tanya]] was to lead the attack, racing against time as the psychic influence bore through her training and mental resistance.
 
Reluctantly, President [[Michael Dugan]] ordered an attack on the city, permitting the commander to open fire on American citizens if it's necessary for the destruction of the threat. Agent [[Tanya]] was to lead the attack, racing against time as the psychic influence bore through her training and mental resistance.
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{{quote|There's nothing worse for a soldier... than to lose her mind.|Special Agent Tanya, to the Commander}}
 
{{quote|There's nothing worse for a soldier... than to lose her mind.|Special Agent Tanya, to the Commander}}
 
* The mission begins with Tanya and her team being dropped by plane into the city.
 
* The mission begins with Tanya and her team being dropped by plane into the city.
* When the Psychic Beacon is destroyed, the Americans launch an amphibious assault on St. Louis, deploying tanks and soldiers near the Gateway Arch. The forces include the new [[Prism Tank]], a mobile version of the highly lethal [[Prism Tower]]s.
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* When the Psychic Beacon is destroyed, the Americans launch an amphibious assault on St. Louis, deploying tanks and soldiers near the Gateway Arch. The forces include the new [[Prism Tank]], a mobile version of the highly lethal [[Prism Tower]]s.
* At the same time, the civilians will begin to flee towards the riverbed in the hopes of escaping the Soviets. Many of them will be brutally gunned down before they reach that location, however.
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* At the same time, the civilians will begin to flee towards the riverbed in the hopes of escaping the Soviets. Many of them will be brutally gunned down before they reach that location, however.
* Shortly afterwards, a team of [[Desolator]]s will execute Several defenseless civilians who had been imprisoned in the city center as a means of intimidating the American forces.
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* Shortly afterwards, a team of [[Desolator]]s will execute Several defenseless civilians who had been imprisoned in the city center as a means of intimidating the American forces.
   
 
==Walkthrough==
 
==Walkthrough==

Revision as of 06:35, July 20, 2010

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Even as we cleanse America of Soviet forces, they continue to play with their psychic technology, desperately hoping that their little toys will destroy us. We have discovered a Psychic Beacon in St. Louis. Take special agent Tanya in and destroy the beacon.
- Mission briefing

Operation: Free Gateway is the eighth mission of the Allied campaign of Red Alert 2.

Background

With the defense of Pearl Harbor, the American military finally held a firm grip on the Pacific. The commander responsible for the succesful defence was even looking forward to some R&R at Hawaii, but the Soviet Union soon came up with another plan altogether. St. Louis, the heart of ground control for the Missouri state, came under psychic control of the Soviets, from a psychic beacon deployed by Yuri's adepts in the bombed out Busch Stadium.

Reluctantly, President Michael Dugan ordered an attack on the city, permitting the commander to open fire on American citizens if it's necessary for the destruction of the threat. Agent Tanya was to lead the attack, racing against time as the psychic influence bore through her training and mental resistance.

The city itself was under full control - all American soldiers and citizens were obedient Soviet slaves.

Mission events

There's nothing worse for a soldier... than to lose her mind.
- Special Agent Tanya, to the Commander
  • The mission begins with Tanya and her team being dropped by plane into the city.
  • When the Psychic Beacon is destroyed, the Americans launch an amphibious assault on St. Louis, deploying tanks and soldiers near the Gateway Arch. The forces include the new Prism Tank, a mobile version of the highly lethal Prism Towers.
  • At the same time, the civilians will begin to flee towards the riverbed in the hopes of escaping the Soviets. Many of them will be brutally gunned down before they reach that location, however.
  • Shortly afterwards, a team of Desolators will execute Several defenseless civilians who had been imprisoned in the city center as a means of intimidating the American forces.

Walkthrough

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