1. Secure the bank
2. Investigate the crash site
3. Go to Extraction Zone
x. Avoid Civilian Casualties
For this mission I chose to split my soldiers in 3 teams
Team Alpha Team Bravo Team Charlie
2 riflemen 1 Sniper 1 support
1 rifleman 1 rifleman
GR mission have the habit of being full of surprises even
if it's not the first time you play the mission. Somehow,
bad guys have the ability to sneak behind you or to appear
where in your previous attempt ... there was nobody. So,
even if you follow this walkthrough, by all means keep your
eyes open. As I had to re-play this mission twice in order
to get it right in some places I found bad guys where in
the first mission I found no resistance.
This is simply my interpretation of this
mission. The beauty of GR is that two people would not play
the same mission
the same way and still complete the mission succesfully,
including the bonus objectives, without casualties.
One more note is that I never trust the AI to do my job.
I trust the AI to back me up. My general approach to a mission
is to move my teams into position manually, by selecting
the leaders and walking to an area that has good visibility,
with a good cover and that I know the AI can defend, if left
to its own means. Simply directing the AI to clean up a building
without doing it yourself is asking for trouble.
Step 1: Securing
the deployement zone.
The mission begins with the team deployed
in an alley to the south of the operation area. You
the deployment zone, marked with a red circle in the map
immediately by positioning your teams so that they can cover
as much area as possible. The
way I did this is
displayed in the map to the left. I positioned one team at
the top of the stairs facing the street corner to the right.
One other team in the middle facing the wall and the walkway
and the last team (the sniper team) all the way to the left
so that they could cover the whole length of the street to
2 bad guys will come walking around the street corner to
the right and the rightmost team should have no problem taking
them out. Make sure you set all your teams on recon so that
they don't start shooting right away. The 2 guys walking
down the street are far apart from each other and you will
see the second one only after a little while that the first
one appeared. Try to wait until both of them are visible
so that you can take them out with two quick shots.
After this you can start repositioning you teams. Move the
sniper team to the east and up the street all the way to
the corner and well hidden from the front side of the bank
building (make sure that they are well hidden, there's plenty
of bad guys at the front door).
Step 2: Clearing the bank
Move one of the teams up to the right corner and use a grenade
launcher to take out one of the snipers in the upper window
of the bank. Make sure you do this by leaning to the right
and not by stepping in full view.
Also you don't need to fully see the sniper,
you just need
to put a grenade in the
window opening. The grenade will
in the room
behind him, taking him out.
At this point everyone's attention will
right side of the
building, so the sniper team
moved to the left side (you didn't let
the bad guys spot
them, right??) is
now free to peek around the corner.
the sniper take a
good look at
the left top window of the
The other russian sniper is there and you can easily take
him out. Make sure you back the sniper away and to safety
before you switch to the other teams. You will have some
work to do and this work will require your full attention.
Move one of the teams on the right
all the way to the corner of the bus parked on the right
of the street, in the area
indicated with a green "A" in the map above and
make sure to be quick about leaning around that bus and mowing
down everyone that is at the entrance of the bank.
You can see from the picture to
the right above that the bus offers good cover and good
visibility on the bank entrance. You
should do it with a Support Specialist if you selected one
(as I did) and you have to also be mindful of bad guys that
could come up from the street indicated with a blue "B".
At this point it's safe to move the
sniper in the open so that he can cover the street and the
Bank entrance in case
someone else decides to poke out of it as you can see
in the picture below.
Once you cleaned the street move
the support team to the "B" area.
As you can see in the picture to the
right there are two parked cars down that street. You can
have the support specialist
lie down on the street to cover the corner and the underground
parking lot exit (some bad guys could come out from there.
As quickly as you can move your free team (sniper is busy
covering the bank street and the support team is covering
the parking lot street), to the bank entrance.
There are two guys in the bank, both in the upstairs floor.
The way I got rid of the first one was to lean around the
bank door and plant a grenade on the top walkway on the opposite
side of the room, against the wall. You then walk inside
(after you make sure that the bad guy is effectively dead)
and you put another grenade against the wall to your right
(upper walkway again). That clears the bank.
Step 3: Clean the streets to
Now move the team out of the bank and quickly get to the
support team postion. Carefully clean the entrance of the
parking lot. There's usually one or two guys down there.
One of them might be waiting at the entrance or right down
by the first column, inside the lot. You can use night vision
to help you spot the bad guys but make sure to deactivate
it quickly after you are done and you come out from the other
After you clean the parking lot, move the team to the other
entrance of the underground parking lot.
Step 4: Clean
Move the support team around the street corner outside instead
and you will have a good view of the embassy as you can see
in the picture below.
In red you can see the areas where most of the guys are
located. Make sure to kill them before they get down the
stairs. While up top they are sitting ducks but once on the
streets it will be harder to hunt them down.
At the same time move your team
of the parking lot on the other side
the green "A" in
to the right. There are a few bad guys in
in the open. Make sure to
eliminate them all.Work your support
close to the embassy entrance
(after you clear the plaza).
be 2 bad guys, one on each entrance of the
gardens (red Xs in the map to the left).
I used grenades
to take out the closest one
(behind the entrance closest
to me) and I quickly
sidestepped (from the outside) and spotted
second guy against the farther entrance and took
Step 5: Getting
to the Crash site.
At this point you have
to carefully move your
teams up to
where the helicopter crash site is.
You have to be careful
about taking out the
baddies in the streets but more than
else you have to be careful about moving the
team up north and to the right of the
map and then make sure
you clean the building
circled in red in the map below. In
accomplish this you have to:
1 - move the team following the red path.
2 - at the end of the path there is a door.
that door leads
3 - Carefully work your
way on the upstairs floor all the
way to a corridor
where you will
find a T-intersection with bad guys hidden
the left and to the right.
4 - once you clear the upstairs
area you can use the windows
to do some target practice
with the rest of the bad guys
in the street.
After you have done all this you can move the other teams
along the green and yellow path drawn on the map. Again,
be extra careful about the bad guys around here, they are
particularly tough and attentive.
Step 6: Run
for your life!
At this point all bad guys should be
dead and map should be empty but mission is not over yet.
You have to go check
the wreck and if you do that tons of bad guys will appear
out of nowhere. So move 2 teams back to the top of the embassy
with the command map and on the double (assault mode and
fast).Then after they are almost there, move the last team
to the wreck and as soon as the mission objective is accomplished
run for your life!
Follow the yellow path back through the alleys and back
to the embassy and once you get there make sure that all
your team mates are on the Helo pad as in the picture below.
Do not linger as plenty of bad guys and TANKS are coming
for ya. If you are a tough guy you can stay and if you have
an AT support guy you can have fun trying to kill the tanks.
I managed to do it and survive with the whole team except
for one guy ... one of the AT guys I brought along.