After the chemical attacks spread across Europe, the Russians launch a massive strategic offensive against the continent. Hamburg is one of the cities targeted, and it is of special importance, as the American Vice President is in the city. Due to the knocking out of all communications because of the attack, the Russians push forward rapidly, taking Eastern and Central Europe, including Hamburg, within hours. The Vice President's convoy was caught by the Russians and it, as well as the VP, are all taken prisoner. Overlord sends Sandman and the rest of Metal Team to rescue the VP, codenamed Goalpost.
The battle starts off with an amphibious assault supported by troops inserted by Ospreys and landing craft. Heavy Russian missile and anti-aircraft fire downs several Ospreys and helicopters but the majority of the landing force makes it onshore, meeting strong resistance. They, including Team Metal, fight their way inland, with Team Metal pushing forward to the VP's convoy. After heavy fighting, they reach the Vice President and rescue him in the nick of time. A cutscene later shows that the Americans have taken the city.