By Lee Stephan
The yr is 1958. The Soviet Union and the USA of the USA are entrenched in a chilly conflict. yet for Mikhail Kirov, captain within the Soviet Fourth military, existence is comparatively idle. After serving honorably in Hungary, Mikhail is stationed to the bottom of Zossen Wünsdorf, south of Berlin, the place he lives in a government-issued condominium together with his spouse and six-year-old daughter. long gone are the times of quelling the Hungarian Revolution. the most important problem he faces now could be educating his little lady mathematics. yet issues are approximately to alter.
An item of unknown foundation has been intercepted over the Atlantic by way of the american citizens. Nuclear missiles are introduced. the thing crashes in Iceland. In a demanding second of necessity, NATO contacts the Kremlin. The americans need assistance.
Crimson Dagger serves as a prequel to the game Xenonauts, by way of Goldhawk Interactive, a true time method online game set within the chilly battle period. it's a tale approximately cooperation amid striking situations as rival superpowers are compelled into camaraderie to strive against a solid foe. chosen because the chief of this not going alliance, Mikhail needs to put aside he and the Americans' adjustments as they input the unknown side-by-side, prompting the query: is the enemy of one's enemy actually their pal?
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All eyes could be on me after we are contained in the send. ” Sevastian nodded. Mikhail seemed ahead. “Hungary was once either complex and brutal. Even nonetheless, I by no means misplaced a unmarried guy. ” truthfully, he’d misplaced seven. It was once nonetheless a magnificent quantity. yet his comrades didn’t have to believe inspired. They had to suppose invincible. “We will take this vessel, captain,” Sevastian acknowledged. He checked out Mikhail lifeless on. “And if want be, we are going to take the american citizens, too. ” Mikhail nodded his head. there has been no use to claim the rest. Gazes ahead, the 2 males watched the muddy path wind on. The force to their drop-off aspect lasted virtually thirty mins, due either to distance and terrain. The hills have been muddy and rainy, and on multiple social gathering, growth needed to be slowed to nearly a move slowly on the way to continue. in the course of the trip, Mikhail surveyed the encircling region within the slender probability he’d capture sight of something—the spacecraft showing among dips within the hills, stray pictures of that unusual strength weapon the extraterrestrial beings have been utilizing, whatever. As they approached the drop-off element, he ultimately received his want. simply now not within the means he’d anticipated. Coming to a cease on the backside of a low-lying hill, Mikhail stuck sight of a solitary individual status roadside within the monsoon. Her determine, then her weapon, gave her away. Nina. attractiveness could have been subjective, yet dimension was once no longer. This lady used to be tiny. She approached him once he stepped from the motor vehicle. inside of seconds of being outdoor the jeep, Mikhail was once sopping wet. Nina already gave the look of a drowned rat. Soaked information of black hair dangled from underneath her helmet. but when the weather have been bothering her, she wasn’t letting it exhibit. “Nina Andrianova, captain. ” Slinging her sniper rifle from her shoulder, she stated, “I say sorry for now not being at my put up. ” It was once no longer the 1st omission of Nina’s rank that Mikhail had encountered. It hadn’t been incorporated within the dossiers, both, nor was once it current on her uniform. He had a droop as to why: she most probably outranked him. She was once most likely less than his command in basic terms a result of strangeness of the operation. “Covering the dig workforce turned very unlikely because the rain increased,” Nina went on. “The whole enemy strength can have mustered on the backside of the hill and that i wouldn’t have identified. ” Andrianova’s fervid depth was once transparent throughout the downpour. Mikhail crossed his hands. If visibility used to be that negative down the hill, he was once going to have hassle discovering the dig crew in any respect. He couldn’t find the money for to wander round trying to find them, now not in this undertaking and never during this climate. through the glance of it, Nina used to be already pondering what he was once. “The dig staff should still approximately be accomplished through now. in the event you wish, i will be able to lead you to their place. ” “That will be appreciated,” Mikhail acknowledged. “As quickly as we achieve the entryway, go back to the convoy with the dig crew to be extracted. ” “Yes, captain. ” “Everyone,” Mikhail stated, “come jointly! ” He waited because the Russians and americans accumulated round him. “We all recognize what's at stake. The Soviet military is full of pros.