History VideoGame / CommandAndConquerRedAlert

16th Nov '16 6:08:17 AM naruto8900
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* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: Averted in the series, which features ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld - Kirov is very tough and the Soviet ultimate air to ground weapon.
12th Jul '16 5:38:23 PM nombretomado
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The premise is simple: in 1946, operating out of a laboratory in Trinity, New Mexico, AlbertEinstein uses a time machine to travel to Landsberg, Germany in 1924 and removes UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler from history. While this prevents the Nazis from rising to power and keeps Germany docile, unfortunately it leaves UsefulNotes/JosefStalin with no obstacle to the Soviet Unionís expansion. This sparks an even worse version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII during the 1950's as the Allies try to withstand the endless hordes of the Red Army, backed by deadly Tesla-based technology. But thanks to Einsteinís chronosphere and [[NonEntityGeneral one nameless European commander]], the Soviets are defeated.

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The premise is simple: in 1946, operating out of a laboratory in Trinity, New Mexico, AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein uses a time machine to travel to Landsberg, Germany in 1924 and removes UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler from history. While this prevents the Nazis from rising to power and keeps Germany docile, unfortunately it leaves UsefulNotes/JosefStalin with no obstacle to the Soviet Unionís expansion. This sparks an even worse version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII during the 1950's as the Allies try to withstand the endless hordes of the Red Army, backed by deadly Tesla-based technology. But thanks to Einsteinís chronosphere and [[NonEntityGeneral one nameless European commander]], the Soviets are defeated.
4th Jun '16 4:48:26 AM morenohijazo
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* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: Averted in the series, which features ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld - Kirov is very tough and the Soviet ultimate air to ground weapon.
28th May '16 10:40:52 AM nombretomado
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* EarlyBirdCameo: General Carville is pretty much one of the few things that ties ''Red Alert'' with [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 its' sequel]], although that's if you've seen the ''Retaliation'' expansion pack. For the first PlayStation.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: General Carville is pretty much one of the few things that ties ''Red Alert'' with [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 its' sequel]], although that's if you've seen the ''Retaliation'' expansion pack. For the first PlayStation.UsefulNotes/PlayStation.



** And then both those expansions get combined into one, released exclusively for PlayStation, which is called ''Retaliation''. If you forget about the new [=FMVs=], remixed songs and less linear mission selection system, it's not quite different from both DOS versions of ''Counterstrike'' and ''Aftermath'', as well as the actual ''Red Alert'' for the [=PS1=].

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** And then both those expansions get combined into one, released exclusively for PlayStation, [=PlayStation=], which is called ''Retaliation''. If you forget about the new [=FMVs=], remixed songs and less linear mission selection system, it's not quite different from both DOS versions of ''Counterstrike'' and ''Aftermath'', as well as the actual ''Red Alert'' for the [=PS1=].



** The PlayStation version includes a cheat that turns all the gems and ore into civilians, with a corresponding quote (which might also be a poke on the Tiberium Saga):

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** The PlayStation [=PlayStation=] version includes a cheat that turns all the gems and ore into civilians, with a corresponding quote (which might also be a poke on the Tiberium Saga):
3rd May '16 12:25:20 PM Arima
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the Soviet Campaign, the Allies rescue Einstein by Chronoshifting him out of a firing squad execution. However, using the Chronosphere on infantry will make them permanently disappear (a.k.a. killed). Even if you put the infantry in an [=APC=], they will still be lost when using Chronoshift on the [=APC=].

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the Soviet Campaign, the Allies rescue Einstein by Chronoshifting him out of a firing squad execution. However, using the Chronosphere on infantry will make them permanently disappear (a.k.a. killed). Even if you put the infantry in an [=APC=], they will still be lost when using Chronoshift on the [=APC=]. Oddly enough, vehicle and ship crews are unaffected by the Chronoshift.
24th Apr '16 1:10:23 PM Arima
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the Allied Campaign, the player's character is only known as "Field Commander A9".



* TheyCallHimBarkeep: In the Allied Campaign, the player's character is only known as "Field Commander A9".
24th Apr '16 1:08:59 PM Arima
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the Soviet Campaign, the Allies rescue Einstein by Chronoshifting him out of a firing squad execution. However, using the Chronosphere on infantry will make them permanently disappear (a.k.a. killed). Even if you put the infantry in an [=APC=], they will still be lost when using Chronoshift on the [=APC=].


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* TheyCallHimBarkeep: In the Allied Campaign, the player's character is only known as "Field Commander A9".
18th Mar '16 8:57:50 PM damus2300
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* InSpiteOfANail: [[spoiler: Nod calculates the decline of the Soviet Union in the 90's despite helping it win.]]


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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: The Soviet Union is being manipulated behind the scenes by the Brotherhood of Nod.]]


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* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: The Brotherhood of Nod secretly controls the Soviet Union.]]
18th Mar '16 8:41:28 PM damus2300
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* RedHerringTwist: [[spoiler: The Allied ending is canon, so Kane doesn't exist in the second game.]]
29th Dec '15 10:33:35 AM Tagaziel
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** The game also neatly sidesteps a contentious point: The state of the Red Army and its ability to invade in 1941. On the one hand, from the late 1930s to 1941, Stalin's purges greatly weakened the Red Army's senior officer corps, particularly the highest ranking officers. Over 30,000 red Army servicemen were outright executed, including [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army#Purges including 3 of 5 marshals, 13 of 15 army generals, 8 of 9 admirals, 50 of 57 army corps generals, 154 out of 186 division generals, all 16 army commissars, and 25 of 28 army corps commissars.]] Many more were sacked from the Army or imprisoned, although Stalin's regime later reversed the policy. On the other, the reinstatement coincided with a massive increase in the number of divisions and mobilized manpower in 1940 and 1941. Combined with the best tank in the world at the time (T-34, which spurred the Germans to develop the Tiger and Panther as a response) and superior amounts of tanks and airplanes, the Red Army, on paper, was the most powerful military force in the world. In practice, the ongoing reorganization, unresolved logistics issues, and many other problems that were unresolved in June 1941 allowed the Third Reich to defeat the Red Army in Operation Barbarossa. By removing the Reich from the equation, the Soviet Union completes its military reforms and goes on to build a war machine capable of conquering the Eurasian continent.



** Prior to World War II, Stalin's purges devastated the Red Army's senior officer corps, particularly the highest ranking officers--sacking or arresting 18,000 officers (including 6,000 ''replacements'' from the initial purge), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army#Purges including 3 of 5 marshals, 13 of 15 army generals, 8 of 9 admirals, 50 of 57 army corps generals, 154 out of 186 division generals, all 16 army commissars, and 25 of 28 army corps commissars.]] As a result of poor equipment, poor organization and several thousand veteran officers arrested or executed, the Red Army was in no condition to invade and conquer continental Europe, let alone it and Asia...although that did not prevent them from some saber rattling and limited offensives. Given the change in timeline, it's entirely possible that the situation is different.

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** Prior to World War II, Stalin's purges devastated the Red Army's senior officer corps, particularly the highest ranking officers--sacking or arresting 18,000 officers (including 6,000 ''replacements'' from the initial purge), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army#Purges including 3 of 5 marshals, 13 of 15 army generals, 8 of 9 admirals, 50 of 57 army corps generals, 154 out of 186 division generals, all 16 army commissars, and 25 of 28 army corps commissars.]] As a result of poor equipment, poor organization and several thousand veteran officers arrested or executed, the Red Army was in no condition to invade and conquer continental Europe, let alone it and Asia...although that did not prevent them from some saber rattling and limited offensives. Given the change in timeline, it's entirely possible that the situation is different.
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