During the Soviet-Afghan War, a commander of a platoon was stationed at the Wakh Sind Barracks, and was considered alongside two other commanders enough of a threat to the Mujahideen to find an opportunity to kill him and his comrades in one fell swoop. His distinguishing feature is that he wears aviator sunglasses. He was the replacement of a previous commander.
After the Red Army became privy to Venom Snake's actions during the conflict in 1984, this platoon commander, as well as one other platoon commander and a company commander at Da Wialo Kallai, held a meeting to discuss how to deal with Venom Snake, namely reinforcing their troops with more gear. Ironically, this meeting also led to them becoming endangered by an ambush by the Mujahideen due to a mole planted in the Soviets' Arab support organization when Venom Snake was hired by the Mujahideen to take them out in one fell swoop.
Behind the scenes
The Wakh Sind Platoon commander, alongside the Wialo Company commander and the Shago Platoon commander, are the three primary targets in the main mission "Red Brass" in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The player can either kill them, or otherwise simply extract them to complete the mission. If the player chose the latter option, a debriefing scene upon completing the mission will have Kazuhira Miller explain the reason the Soviet commanders were holding the meeting after Ocelot interrogated them. The same debriefing scene will show up if the player listens to their meeting before killing them.
If Venom Snake interrogates the Wakh Sind Platoon commander, he'll call him a cur and ask him if he thinks he can take on the whole 40th Army.
Upon being recruited, his codename is identified as Greedy Armadillo.
Notes and references
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions (2015).
Benedict "Kazuhira" Miller : This contract comes from a rebel guerrilla faction in Afghanistan. They've gotten wind of a rare meeting between three Soviet commanders running key units in the region. The location is Wialo village. This information comes from a mole planted within the Soviets' Arab support organization. The guerrillas see this as a one-of-a-kind chance to weaken the Soviet forces in one stroke. But if they act themselves, it'll reveal the existence of their mole. That's why this job falls to us. The request is simple. "Eliminate the three pigs, by any means." If these commanders are as good as they say, it'd be a shame to kill 'em... But I leave that decision to you.
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
Wakh Sind Barracks Platoon commander: You cur, you think you can take on the whole 40th Army?