After defeating Warwick’s Stronghold, Warwick gets away and introduces the world to his new allies, the Russians. The Russians are marching to get the fountain of youth and John Black has to stop them… by bringing down the mountain.
This mission represents a production management system. You have to manage when you are ‘bringing down a mountain’ with when you are defending.
You will gain access to “miners.” Miners have the ability to gather goods, mine minerals, throw dynamite (splash damage) at enemies, and destroy rock bridges.
You should take down the bridges from north to south. If a cannon is not moving by where you are working, ignore it. You can let ten get by so you have tones of room to beat this.
The best and fastest way to beat this is to keep your miners destroying the bridge as much as possible. This means that the only time your miners are not destroying the rock bridges is when they have enemies near by.
The miners are recostumed grenadiers and because of this do insanely high splash damage. This can give you the bolstering you need in large battles.
You should at no point attempt to defend your base. Instead use your settlers by moving them into the Town Hall and defending from the Town Hall. By moving your army out of position you slow down your mining or expose your miners to big attacks.
You will gain miners for free throughout the mission so make sure to keep an eye ont his and move them south.
The mission ends the second the third rock bridge falls.