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Throwback Thursday for 19th January

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Plokite_Wolf    142

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While a bit late, the new Throwback Thursday has finally arrived! This week, we remember the Soviet Crazy Ivan, which first appeared in C&C: Red Alert 2 from 2000. These infantrymen were literally so drunk that they were keen on placing timed explosives on every unit or structure within their reach, even friendly ones. The resulting explosions were large, violent and even had a brief appearance of a skull. The only units they wouldn't like to blow up were transport vehicles. One Crazy Ivan assassinated General Carville prior to Operation: Mirage in the original Red Alert 2 time line. The unit was likely named after a Soviet submarine manoeuvre from the Cold War, which included a hard turn in order to clear the submarine's baffles (blind area in the rear) and quickly engage potential followers. Interestingly, the original concept art showed a Crazy Ivan wielding knives instead of explosives.

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FRAYDO    3

"I lost a bomb... Do you have it?"

 

Never did find myself using Crazy Ivans much, although I always jumped at the chance to use Chrono Ivans when I got lucky.

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oolio    1

I only used Crazy Ivans in mission: City of Lights. I would just spam attack dogs and plant bombs on them and use them to blow stuff up ...wasn't really effective but it was damn funny.

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