Xenonauts: Crimson Dagger

By Lee Stephan

The yr is 1958. The Soviet Union and the us of the United States 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 along with his spouse and six-year-old daughter. long past are the times of quelling the Hungarian Revolution. the largest problem he faces now could be educating his little lady mathematics. yet issues are approximately to alter.

An item of unknown beginning has been intercepted over the Atlantic by means of the americans. Nuclear missiles are introduced. the article crashes in Iceland. In a stressful second of necessity, NATO contacts the Kremlin. The american citizens need assistance.

Crimson Dagger serves as a prequel to the online game Xenonauts, by way of Goldhawk Interactive, a true time technique video game set within the chilly struggle period. it's a tale approximately cooperation amid outstanding situations as rival superpowers are compelled into camaraderie to strive against a superb 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 really their buddy?

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The american citizens appeared up from their stations and all sound stopped. The Soviet Union and the us of the USA. Communism as opposed to capitalism. growth as opposed to prosperity. by no means earlier than had these ameliorations felt so tangible. in the course of the deafening silence that surrounded Mikhail and his males, an unsettling relax rose from the floorboards. For the Soviets, this was once enemy territory. For the american citizens, this used to be inviting the enemy in. by no means prior to had a scenario felt so conflicting. It used to be sufficient to make Mikhail omit Hungary. eventually, after ten complete seconds of anxiety, an individual around the room spoke. “Somebody get these boys a few chairs. and a few espresso, pronto. ” Following the voice, Mikhail’s stare got here to leisure on a guy around the room. He appeared older than many of the others current, possibly in his fifties. Pushing his glasses up opposed to his nostril, he motioned for the Soviets to procedure. “Have a seat over right here, gents. ” Stepping during the crowded tent, Mikhail and his males made their excess of. Maps and pictures have been published all over. The extraterrestrial spacecraft was once it seems that noticeable in every one. Mikhail spared a brief look at the back of him to work out if his group had taken detect. according to their seems to be of wide-eyed perplexity, that they had. “Hope you're keen on your espresso black,” the fellow stated, stepping in the direction of meet Mikhail’s process. “General Thomas Palmerston, NATO command. excitement to satisfy you. ” He prolonged his hand, a gesture Mikhail permitted. “Captain Mikhail Kirov, Soviet Fourth military. My…team. ” He learned in that second that he didn’t even recognize their names good adequate to recite off the cuff. Palmerston appeared sympathetic. “Long day and it hasn’t even began, i do know. Your workforce paratroop in? ” “Paratroop? No. ” “Mm. ” the overall nodded and motioned for the Soviets to keep on with. “Thought you will have are available with the 1st batch. ” As they approached the newly-formed row of chairs arrange for the overseas arrivals, Palmerston pointed to a small crew of fellows status alongside the tent wall. darkish eco-friendly uniforms, M3 submachine weapons. however it used to be their hats that gave them away. eco-friendly Berets. Palmerston beckoned the closest eco-friendly Beret towards them. He was once a guy with an unwavering gaze—intensity personified, with brown hair and eco-friendly eyes. the overall stepped apart to permit the fellow to greet Mikhail. “Kirov, I’d such as you to satisfy Captain Charles Hemingway, tenth exact Forces crew. He and his crew can be accompanying you contained in the spacecraft. ” “Spacecraft? ” Sevastian blurted out at the back of them, it appears spotting that specific English notice. the remainder of Mikhail’s staff seemed both shocked. Hemingway’s eyes narrowed as he checked out Sevastian in brief, then again to Mikhail. “They don’t comprehend? ” he requested, his voice deep, but crisp. “They were instructed nothing,” Mikhail responded. “I hoped to provide an explanation for the placement whilst I bought known as in right here. ” “Well, let’s get those boys an explanation,” Palmerston acknowledged, jogging towards the most important photo. The Soviets took their seats because the common proceeded to provide an explanation for the location.

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