National Revolutionary Army
|Socialist Republic of China (Red China)|
|The Socialist Chinese Logo|
|Faction Colour||Dark Red|
|Type||Blue Alert 3 Minor Faction|
"Lead on, comrades,
Vanguards ye are.
Hold fast your aim,
By sun and star.
Be earnest and brave,
Your country to save,"
- - "San Min Chu-i, the National Anthem of the Republic
The National Revolutionary Army, or Socialist China, the Socialist Federation of China, or Red China, is a minor faction in the background of Blue Alert 3 Paradox, and will be featured throughout the campaign, and will be present in many skirmish maps and as a potential subfaction for the Communist International
China's politicial situation in the wake of Sun Yat Sen's death was quite complicated to say the least. The Guomindang initially sought close relationships with the Soviet Union before Sun Yat Sen's death and replacement by the anti-communist Chaing Kai Sek lead to an empowerment of the right wing faction of the GMD. At first the Communists were hounded by Kai Sek who wished to destroy them and end their influence, and the influence of the warlords rife througout China, but their fortunes changed dramatically in 1933 when America underwent its second revolution in response to a putsch attempt by MacArthur. The new Union of American Socialist Republics was keen on spreading governments friendly to itself and its ideals across the world. Between the pressure that America and the Soviet Union could exert, the rightist faction in the GMD found itself out of a house and home as the Comintern's support poured into China, supporting not only the communist party but the leftist faction of the Guomindang and other leftist movements in China.
By 1935, Chiang Kai Sek found himself outmaneuvered and replaced by Wang Jingwei, leader of the socialist faction of the Guomindang who sought close relations with the Soviet Union and America. Not everyone agreed to this, and the rightist portion of the party split off and joined with Anti-Communist warlords and fled to the arms of the capitalist powers in western Europe. But the tables had been decisively turned as Wang Jingwei found himself awash with resources from the Comintern that went into developing his country first and to the military second. Jingwei perhaps naively adopted the stance that if he could raise the living standards of the parts of China he had established his rule of law over; the splinter faction; which now exclusively romanized its name as Kuomintang, would give up their resistance peacefully.
Still, he made sure to gradually grind the Kuomintang into the dirt, his red Chinese forces sweeping aside the outmatched blue Chinese when they decided to engage them. Declaring a Socialist Federation of China in 1940, everything seemed to be going well for the new China as it established relationships with new comintern member state Iran and engaged in lucrative trade with communist countries in Latin America as well as the Soviet Union and American Republics proper. By 1945, the Socialist Federation of China was universally recognized as the third power of the communist international and was awash with prestige and development; though Blue China, the so called National Republic of China, was growing increasingly developed as well even as they were being pushed to their last strongholds in southern China.
Jingwei had some reason to be concerned, with the very hostile ring of European colonies to his south, Alliance aligned Korea and the Island of Totania to his east, the enigmatic islands of Japan also to his east, and his country focused on infrastructure and reform rather than military matters. But he was convinced that it would be impossible for anyone to be crazy enough to outright go to war at this time. After all with three giants in the comintern and a league of allies, surely even the Alliance would think twice about starting a second world war? And even then, would the colonized people of southern Asia really wish to destroy his republic? Did he not provide an example of an Asian country prospering when freed from the grip of Europe?
His calculus of course, assumed that the blues would think like he did. He thought that the rhetoric of figures like Fuller and Petain was at the heart of things, a lot of bluster and they were at heart cautious actors. He wasn't totally ignorant of the buildup that was facing him in an effort to save Jiang Jieshi's increasingly doomed seeming National Republic, but he certainly could have prepared more for what was to come than he did. Which left him in a poor position to resist the Alliance's onslaught when the first tanks came rolling over roads made through the Himalayas and the first ships appeared on his shores. He had expected perhaps some engagements with the Alliance of Free States, perhaps to chastise him for his support for anti-colonial movements in Asia and Africa, but he certainly didn't expect the sheer magnitude of the assault.
The Dragon battles for its life
The Alliance threw a shockingly huge force into China just as Wang prepared for the final offensives to crush Jiang Jieshi's nationalist republic once and for all. All across his southern borders he was met with a blue tide that his forces proved incapable of stopping; careful preparations by MI6 helping to disguise the build up to ensure the maximum possible effect as an invasion force numbering in the millions pushed northwards. Due to years of focus on peaceful development and not taking the threat as seriously as he should have, the Socialist Federation of China found itself beset and under siege. Huge hordes of Sepoys and other colonial troops as well as forces from the white colonies of Britain in the southern Hemisphere swept aside the Chinese forces like a tidal wave and penetrated deep into Chinese territory.
Overnight, Jiang Jieshi's forces went from a barely viable tinpot regime on the verge of collapse before the final assault to controlling an increasingly large share of China and with the Comintern embattled on so many fronts, it was hard to get the Chinese the support they needed as part of Fuller's grand strategy of divide and conquer. This meant an adoption of "war-socialism" was absolutely necessary and the GMD would need to turn to all of its allied parties, including the likes of the Communist Party and the International Worker's Party; to help drum up all the support they could to "the patriotic defense of our revolution, the freedom of the workers of the world, and our very motherland from these Imperialist bandits."
The Chinese people under Jingwei rallied even as they were beaten further and further back by the relentless invasion from the south and the east and Jieshi's forces grew larger and larger as he started drafting people towards his system; with promises of wealth and splendour and the end of Soviet-American influence in China. The North Chinese turned out in increasingly huge numbers to man the lines of defense as the grinding weight of the Alliance's advance only seemed to mount in force. But despite the brave defense of China against such overwhelming odds, the Chinese lines of defense seemed to at best slow down the blue tsunami. And for a time it seemed that even Beijing would fall.
But in the long dismissed Island of Japan, hope was on its way. Just as the Chinese forces began to rally against this two pronged foreign invasion, Japan joined the war on the side of the Comintern to contain what it saw as dangerous European expansion of influence in the pacific. The flood of Japanese troops hitting hard at Korea and Totania and also causing trouble in south east Asia and reinforcing the Red Chinese lines and even helping with counterattacks was vital, as was the freeing up of troops from the Soviet far East and Alaska. The siege of Beijing was lifted and a vicious counteroffensive swept through and reclaimed Manchuria and poured into the North of Korea to deal with the Alliance troops there as well as chastise the Totanians and driving them back to their island.
To the south, the counter attacks drove the Blues further and further south, their momentum lost as the comintern chased them. The incompetence and the corruption in the army had been weeded out by many hard years of war and trial by fire, the National Revolutionary Army would no longer be bullied by the capitalists. Alarmed by this development, Fuller urged more resources into the country to prevent a collapse of his ally and the potential end of European influence in Asia. Blackwatch troops and more flooded into the country along with the latest in gear such as Mammut tanks, spectrum weapons, Hawker and Cutlass jets, all while furiously telling Jieshi to mobilize more and more soldiers. Through this desperate act and Red China being a defensively oriented army, Jieshi's army was able to draw a line and halt further advances. With the technical end of the second world war, the Internationale and the Alliance both drew down their support in China to avoid sparking off world war three before world war two had even gotten cold, but now the civil war had entered a new and deadly phase as the white Neo-Qing Chinese Monarchists and the Yellow Heart Washers now threw their own hats into the ring; turning the conflict into a dangerous fourway maelstrom.
Is it always Red vs Blue?
Though no longer trying to outdo each other with floods of troops into China, both the Alliance and the Comintern remained in opposition to one another in China while the Dominion and Japan sought to exert their own influences, sending volunteer forces to try and tip the balance of the war to one side or the other. Being two members of their respective political blocs who had refused to sign a peace treaty with one another (as such would actually legitimize the other government) while the other two were being clandestinely supported meant that they would prove a constant sore point in cold war relations between the two countries. As was their support of opposing groups outside the country during the cold war. The Socialist Federation of China was an ardent supporter of revolutionary movements in Asia, Africa, and to a lesser extent in Latin America alongside its close ally of the Worker's Republic of Korea; while the Nationalist Republic would use its hordes and syndicate money to prop up counter-revolutionary, right wing nationalist, or pro-colonial groups.
The ideals of Ernesto Zapata and his Zapatismo philosophy for socialist change in the developing world were inspiring to Red Chinese foreign policy. Meanwhile the dream of offensive deep battle as dreamed by the likes of Tuachevsky, Patton, Frunze, and Bradley started to wither and die; replaced by Defense in Depth and Bait and Bleed. Chinese support for revolution would be focused on defensive theory and bleeding an enemy force dry rather than going on the offense (something that one would typically seek Korean advice and aid for instead). Similarly, Red Chinese armies at the home front frequently came to rely on the support of other armies to help with making offensives though they tried their best to make the NRA self sufficient. However, going on the offensive was a difficult proposition as the Blue Chinese Strategy was to always maintain the initiative at any cost. So the school of defense grew more and more dominant in Red China's military thinking.
Epic defenses would be waged against similarly massive assaults as the increasingly developed and militarized halves of the brutalized country sought nothing less than one another's annihilation. Trench lines, fortifications, fortresses, supply dumps, factories and more were set up all across Chinese territory. More changes would come after the second world war as Jingwei announced he would not be running again for office, and so he would come to be replaced by a series of other officials who all tried to find their balance between China's foreign commitments and its commitment to stopping the blue tide from the south, the whites from the sky, and the yellows from the ground. They created a new great wall of China, meant to ensure that any attempted further assaults on the great bastion of socialism in the east would crash against an impenetrable wall of defenses. The people of China would be called to defend the gains of the revolution from the aggressors and all resources of the great Socialist Federation would be mobilized to ensure that China remain free under the red banner against the encroachment of the nationalist hordes.
Increasingly strange weapons would be continually developed as all four sides desperately struggled for some kind of edge to break the ever growing deadlock. The Scientists of Jieshi's blue hordes would try and devise ever more elaborate means of trying to break the federation's lines while the federation would in turn craft increasingly strange means of holding the line against the enemy and above and below; the whites and yellows sought to expand their domains. To stretch their manpower dollar as far as they could go, they started to cyborgize the critically wounded, then the injured, then anyone who volunteered, then everyone they could. Men and women made more of metal than of flesh began to appear with growing frequency in the orders of North Chinese battle, who needed no sleep or rest and could fight seemingly without limit. To increase the destructive firepower of their forces, the Socialists created a weapon system derived from proton weapon technology known simply as the ray weapon to sweep away large formations of enemies all at once; and to ensure that there were always more resources they invented the scrambler to help change matter from one state to the other.
Some of the world's most impressive construction projects were began in Socialist china for the sole purpose of enhancing their bulwark against their enemies, creating spectacularly long ranged cannons build into mountains or even mountain sized bunkers to bombard their enemies almost anywhere while huge arrays of long ranged homing missile launchers were set up around the coast and in other strategic areas to protect their borders from the depredations of the navies of the capitalists or the Axis and Epsilon when the third world war came to be. One of the world's densest and most deadly air defense networks were erected; and increasingly efficient and automated factories and farm fields were created so that more and more labor could be freed up for war. The hope was that if they held out long enough and gradually retook land through creeping their fortifications forward, they could win and finally heal the wounds of China, but their eyes were always on swifter means of ending the war; and so they seized on a strange green crystal that fell from the sky in 1969.
Mushrooms and Fun
That green crystal that fell in the Yangtze river would be the prize of every side as they sent teams to collect samples, leading to the discovery of the material's miraculous properties. Capable of self replication and easily fissionable to generate power or a hugely potent explosive, the material could also induce mutation or be utilized in a number of powerful radiological weapons. Naming the substance JADE, all four factions quickly set about incorporating it into just about everything they could; beginning a nuclear revolution. This would make the remaining twenty years of the war some of the most horrific yet, until at last some found the most devastating usage yet. Soon scientists realized that the powers of the substance could be used to create explosives of unimaginable power in a weight easily carried by practically sized bombers, shells, missiles, and even portable explosives such as detonation packs. Thus both sides frantically began to create munitions that used the power of nuclear fission to generate their power and loaded them into any container they could; then in the final tragic act of the third world war, just as peace was about to be signed between all sides, they gave the order. Bombers made their final flights, cannons fired their last shells, missile launchers released their last payloads; each with a JADE nuclear warhead, and the entire nation of China went alight in an inferno.
The horror went on for only a week; first with smaller tactical nukes before they escalated the size of the bombs and brought out the strategic warheads to level their rivals, but it was the costliest day in human history as hundreds of millions perished in the inferno. Cities, soldiers, factories, bases, all were targeted and the sun disappeared from the skies over China; blocked out by ominous black clouds of energized dust and gas. Soot and ash in enough numbers to cause global temperatures to fall due to a reduction in the warm light of the sun rose high into the air, and the rain that fell upon the land afterwards was blackened and poisoned and the JADE particles in the air fell with the raid, creating massive fields of the poisonous crystals.
Much of those who survived were twisted and altered into horrific and unrecognizable monsters; whether they were man, plant, or animal, and many of the survivors of the initial blasts would die of radiation poisoning or from starvation and thirst as agriculture grinded to a halt. Whether the Nationalists, Imperialists, Heart Washers, or the Socialists were the first to give the order or were the ones to retaliate or if there was just an unfortunate coincidence and all four launched their attacks simultaneously was immaterial, the China they had fought for had been essentially wiped off the map. Many of the survivors would flee elsewhere. Many blue Chinese refugees found themselves in places like Australia, Canada, South Africa, and Europe; the White refugees sought shelter in the sky palaces that survived or the comforts of Japan and League Africa; the yellows fled for the Antarctic or Totania or deep underground; while red refugees began to settle in the safety of the Soviet Union, Argentina, the middle east, or America. In total China's population dropped by perhaps half in total from the bombings and the steady streams of refugees who settled anywhere they could.
However, there were survivors, many of them Red Chinese. Soon they began to emerge from the firestorm and looked around for orders to be given. They soon found that there were none; the majority of the higher ups had all perished. All that were left were small scale leaders such as the Chinese anarchists, regional commanders, lower ranking generals, theoreticians, local heads of one party or the other. Mau Yuan, a young party youth league member scarcely twenty years of age, declared a meeting of surviving leaders and requested a vote for a new leader take place, surprising everyone (him most of all) by his selection as the new premier of the federation. However he soon found that he would not be getting much in the way of rest for strange forces seemed to begin stirring in China almost immediately.
To everyone's dismay, the Blue, White, ad Yellow Chinese were still very much present; and many warlords and bandit kings had sprung up in the wasteland; with many surviving Socialist forces refusing to acknowledge Mau Yuan as their leader as they all sought to carve out their domains according to their own ideas of socialism or simply rule a place as warlords. Perhaps the mightiest of these warlords were the follows of Yan Xishan's ideals as the Yellow Chinese crawled out of their bunkers and labyrinthine underground complexes, protected from much of the devastation and seeking to use this opportunity to claim all of China for the Sphere of the Dominion.
The most threatening however, were the new Green Chinese. Emerging from parts unknown and styling themselves like the old Empires rather than some manner of republic, the Green Chinese came forth under the leadership of someone called the Viceroy who no one Yuan knew had ever heard of before or even seen. At first thought to be some plant by the Guardians of monarchy who were now parading around their pretender Emperor as the figure the Chinese must now follow since republicanism had "failed" them, the Viceroy soon proved to be no friends to the the White Chinese, the Blue Chinese or the Yellows, and struck out at all they could; quickly gathering an impossible arsenal of fantastical and strange (if impractical) weaponry with the intent of not just conquering China but also having revenge on the rest of the world. Declaring the Green Chinese to be enemies of the people, the remaining Socialists dug in as they always did as the Green Chinese picked off the various warlords they came across and sucked in talent and resources through their promises of shelter and food and vengeance and the disillusionment of many with the dreams of the other groups. And if that were not enough; strangeness seemed to draw itself to China like a magnet.
Now aware of the wonders of China, the other powers started pouring in to scavenge what they could and try to unlock the secrets of what had destroyed China or at least ensure that the threats in China stayed where they were as those around the nation became at risk of attacks by mutants, bandits, warlords, the Heart Washers, or the Greens themselves. Tibet seemed to disappear only for its people to re-emerge some months later as something very, very changed from who they once were, strange machines could be seen traversing the wastelands; the silver and purple monstrosities ignoring the radiation while beings from aircraft that seemed to descend from space began to pick through the rubble while evil shadowy creatures danced in the darkness and armies with never beforeseen uniforms marched around. With anarchy reigning in over much of China, it was now seen as something of a free for all as everyone either tried to take what they desired or to strike back against whatever attacked them there. It might have been overwhelming for the remnants of Red China, but there was a light in the darkness as the Comintern once again began to pour help to get China back on its feet, but it will be a long path before China can be mended.
The National Revolutionary Army
|Cyber-dog||Cyborg animal scouts that are part guard animal and part anti-tank drone, Cyber-Dogs are extremely resistant to most forms of anti-personnel fire and can bite into both tanks and people and their ability to dig can let them form tunnels in a hurry, useful for protecting units from bombardment and allowing them to set up ambushes.|
|Revolutionary Guard||Armed with a bayonet equipped browning automatic rifle, Revolutionary Guard make up the bulk of the NRA's defensive lines and can hose down approaching enemies in long ranged lead from dug in positions as well as lay down mines to stymie enemy advances.|
|Tank Hunter||Armed with powerful 106mm anti-tank team operated recoilless rifles, Tank Hunters can damage both structures and stop tank advances in their tracks. Capable of setting up quick bunkers, the Tank Hunter can offer shelter for themselves and other infantry squads.|
|Falconer||Using an anti-materiel rifle, sharpshooters are capable of putting holes in light vehicles (especially those that give their sides or rears) while of course; making messes out of infantry. They can load up special rounds that allow for greater armour penetration at the cost of damage, which can also pierce up to three infantry unit to damage up to four targets at once.|
|SAM Team||Armed with heavy duty MANPADS to shoot down aircraft upon detection, SAM teams bring around a wheeled launcher that can do formidable damage upon picking up an enemy, and are also able to function as early warning systems to warn their allies to take cover.|
|Battle Technician||Battle Technicians make use of modified world war two era shock lances to electrify their enemies and stop targets that even the Tank Hunters can't through the EMP effects of Tesla weaponry. Also functioning as engineers, they can deploy special drones to capture buildings for them without risk, with the drones being able to electrocute enemies or discharge EMP bursts.|
|130mm Piece||Cyborgs carrying around a powerful 130mm field gun with them with ease beyond the abilities of ordinary crew (if not being carried by a Half-track) and serving a purpose akin to what much smaller mortars would in other armies, 130mm Pieces are all purpose, highly effective guns that can be used for indirect and direct fire; against structures, against infantry, against tanks, and are cheap enough to be fielded in huge numbers and can fire deadly nerve gas shells that will snuff out all life that breathes it, even those in vehicles.|
|DUSHKA||Teams of Cyborgs carrying twin 14.5mm machine guns, DUSHKAs can suppress both whole rows of infantry as well as give aircraft a bloody nose if they decide to make the mistake of passing overhead, though even these machine men soldiers need to set down and deploy.|
|Tesla Cyborg||The masses of enemy tanks will learn to fear the mighty Tesla Cyborg whose tesla cannons arc through multiple targets at a time, shocking anything caught by these machine men to dust and ruin. Tesla bombs can also be launched by these cyborgs to damage and EMP many units caught by their gaze.|
|Scrambler Cyborg||Perhaps the most feared machine men in the NRA's Arsenal, the Scrambler Cyborg tears through most targets on the ground and is capable of short ranged teleports that make its JADE warhead packs quite devastating when applied to structures. Scramblers are particularly effective against infantry and battlesuits as well as aircraft who are most sensitive to having their parts rearranged.|
|Net Half Track||Armed with an octuple set of machine guns that can rip through infantry and punish low flying aircaft, the Net is also a useful transport.|
|Forge Tank||The Mainstay of Red China's tank divisions is a modified and modernized Forge tank optimized for the defense with a deadly long ranged 152mm gun, armour ideal for going hull down in defensive positions, grenade launchers good at breaking up infantry charges or clearing garrisons, and the ability to dig out their own fortifications; exposing only their turrets to fire.|
|Tong Tank Destroyer||A monster of a tank destroyer mounting a devastatingly powerful 180mm anti-tank gun with a fast firing clip autoloader, the Tong can devastate entire tank advances on their own, and can even hot load whole clips to keep up the burst rate of fire longer, but must stop lest they overload their barrels|
|Drone Hive||An eclectic vehicle carrying a large number of flying drones for various purposes, the Drone Hive is essentially the scout of the Red Chinese Army when anti-air is too thick for its helicopters. The Drone Hive also carries repair drones, and can launch a nerve gas drone that sprays the area with lethal chemicals.|
|Revolution Heavy Tank||To deal with the ever growing waves of blue chinese tanks, the Revolution can crush vehicles with its auto-loaded 180m main gun and its ability to fit two squads of infantry who can fire from inside and fire off nerve gas grenades to kill off anything that breathes it.|
|Cauldron Mortar Tank||Drowning an area in shells from its 122mm autoloaded mortar, the Cauldron may not do a great deal of damage, but it certainly makes up for it in sheer volume of fire, which when combined with its cheapness lets it reduce whole battlefields to moonscapes, or they can slather an area in Toepopper mines mixed with converted PTAB charges that can maim infantry and stop vehicles cold.|
|Binocular SAM launcher||Long ranged tracked anti-aircraft missile launchers well suited to swatting down enemy air assets, the Binocular SAM launchers will devastate heavy aircraft that try to violate Red Chinese airspace. Binoculars can designate a target to make them continue to be spotted even when they are otherwise out of range to ensure the punishment coninues.|
|Boiler MRLS||A heavier form of artillery that carries a large number of fin stabilized rockets to destroy structures or devastate incoming advances with fire released in eerie wails that earned them the nickname of "Jingwei's Orchestra". Though these venerable converted left over Kliment Voroshilov tanks are old, they can still use 107mm guns to inflict some modest damage while the armour remains quite serviceable for an artillery vehicle. Boilers can also fire special excavation rockets that burrow before exploding; producing instant trenchlines and foxholes.|
|Cyber-Harvester||A grim form of mobile cyborg conversion facility, the Cyber Harvester can turn fallen infantry into cyborgs ready to serve the National Revolutionary Army while warding away would be interference with its in built tesla coil.|
|Nuwa Dragon||A superheavy tank destroyer and assault gun that fires a shell launched by a nuclear reaction, the Nuwa Dragon's shells impact at obscene velocities and explode into radioactive shards for incredible damage. The Nuwa Dragon is also able to fire a low yield nuclear shell for even more spectacular results.|
|Fortified Miner||Anyone hoping to raid a fortified miner will run smack dab into its ability to carry two squads of infantry inside who can fire back out to ward off any would be attackers. The Fortified Miner can also fire off smoke grenades to get away if cornered.|
|Tunnel Dozer||Dozers able to fit a squad of infantry who can offer it additional defensive capabilities as well as dig into the earth and set up structures or clear mines they pass over, the Tunnel Dozer is perhaps the most important part of the Red Chinese army even if its role is quite humble.|
|Urumqi Scout||The Urumqi scout primarily serves as Red China's early response to attempts at infiltration, being a drone with powerful scanners and a deadly twin machine gun and rocket pods to silence those who think they have found a hole in China's defenses. The Urumqi can also use a stasis ray to stop would be infiltrators in their tracks.|
|Chengdu Air Superiority Craft||High speed, high maneuverability drone operated aircraft equipped with powerful rotary guns and braces of missiles, Chengdu Air Superiority Craft are equally good against standard and heavy aircraft. The Chengdu can also leave behind air mines to stop incoming enemy aircraft.|
|Datong Interceptor||Flown only by the best of the NRA's air force, the Datong uses tesla shock weapons to rip enemy aircraft out of the sky after charging forward with all due haste and speed, the EMP effect usually preventing the enemy from properly fighting back. The Chengdu's more turn capable airframe is usually used in tandem with the Datong; driving enemies into the Datong's grasp.|
|Beijing Bomber||The Beijing drone Bomber deals with enemy assets with powerful guided "hammershock" bombs that can throw enemies around like toys, stunlock the survivors with EMP that accompanies the rumbling shockwaves, and smash open the vehicles and buildings they directly hit and even deploy into mines on the ground.|
|Pingyan Helicopter||The Pingyan fulfills a very necessary role in the Nationalist Military, making use of its EMP emitters to lock down large sections of the enemy at once before opening up with its rocket launchers and autocannon to mop up the survivors, a natural companion for the larger Harbin.|
|Harbin Gunship||The sheer numbers of enemies that Red China had to deal with necessitated a response in the form of a heavy but powerful helicopter that could put a stop to enemy movements. Armed with multi-purpose burst missile launchers and powerful rotary guns, the Harbin makes for a powerful anti-horde machine. The Harbin can also blind enemies with its powerful spotlights which make it easier for allies to be accurate against a chosen foe.|
|Lanzhou Drone Commander||A Drone operated heavy aircraft, the Lanzhou sends out waves of multi-role drones to plug in gaps as it sees them on the battlefield, and is able to fire up a proto-planar field to protect itself if put in danger.|
|Dunhuang Bomber||These bombers fight from a distance with burst cruise missiles launched at the target from afar to allow them to function as stand off defenders of Chinese air space. The Dunhuang is a vital part of the Chinese defense line, and can fire hammershock bombs that will lockdown a whole section of the battlefield with tremors and lingering EMP.|
|Minke Whale||The Minke Whale was of course, recruited into the service of the Chinese revolution, and these usually heavily cyborgised creatures make use of highly amplified sonic weapons to offer support to the rest of the Chinese navy, and can blow steam into the air to offer cover for their allies.|
|Type-59 Patrol boat||These patrol boats sail the waters that Red China still has control over, armed with a slow firing torpedo launcher, a SAM system, and a number of machine guns that allow it to be a versatile naval combatant. The Type-59 can also leave behind or clear sea-mines to choke off Chinese waters.|
|Type-53 Destroyer||The primary naval combatant of the Socialist Republic, the Type-53 has powerful deep water torpedoes that it can launch in a cone that cannot be seen except by submarine detection units. Its primary armament is comprised of simple but powerful dual purpose 130mm guns and 37mm autocannons.|
|Type-52 Assault Lander||These landing craft can carry up to two squadrons of aircraft which help provide support for the cargo of ground units within as the lander seeks to force its way through enemy strong points. The Assault Lander can also dispense medicine and repair kits to keep the Red Chinese military in the fight.|
|Type-60 Attack Submarine||The Type-60 Attack Submarine was the backbone of the naval war with Blue China, sinking merchant shipping whenever possible to try and deny its enemy support. With a brace of torpedo tubes, the Type-60 is built around a sized up sonic pulse cannon that can damage all targets in a line in front of it, excellent for fighting numerically superior ships.|
|Type-62 Missile Submarine||These powerful submarines pack both torpedo tubes as well as multi-purpose missile launchers effective against both air and ground targets, bombarding enemy positions from a distance with relative safety and harrying efforts to advance up Red China's coasts. Their most feared weapons are nerve gas spraying missiles, which will silence all living things afflicted by them.|
|Type-65 Missile Cruiser||The largest surface combatant in the Red Chinese Navy packs 130mm guns and vertically launched burst missiles for use against targets in any environment, air, land, or sea. The Type-65 can also fire up a scrambler, which can evaporate smaller targets or do crippling module damage to larger ones.|
|Type-64 Aircraft Carrier||Pride of the Red Chinese fleet, the Type-64 Aircraft Carrier can carry multiple squadrons of potent aircraft and has substantial defensive armament if it is ever cornered, but its defensive credentials come from its ability to launch Tesla trip wires that can electrify a wide area to turn it into a death trap.|
|Central Bunker||The castles of the scattered remains of the Red Chinese are incredibly hardy and self-sufficient structures equipped with SPAM manufacturing facilities, their own power generation abilities, even hydroponic labs to grow food in; all contained in an elaborate maze of underground facilities. Those approaching a bunker must deal with the ten squads of infantry that can shelter inside and make use of fireports as well as its ample arsenal of rockets.|
|Mine Bunker||A refinery and mine all at once, these hardened facilities produce resources for anyone who captures them and also produce and hold Red China's supply units that can harvest ore and gems from nearby refineries. Rumours abound of the condition of the mines and how Red China is still getting resources out of veins after all this time. Mine bunkers are well defended with dual purpose cannons and rotary guns to see off any would be attacker.|
|Fortified Reactor||Fortified Reactors provide an incredible amount of energy for anyone who captures them as these hardened facilities hum with unknown but likely unsafe energies that can be commandeered by anyone who reaches them. Due to their importance to the Chinese defence line, they mount Tesla coils and long range anti-aircraft missiles to ward off attackers, and repair drones can help keep the Chinese army on the field.|
|Factory Bunker||These facilities can house up to four turreted vehicle squadrons in special tank bunkers at the corners to guard it while it produces the war machines for the Chinese Revolutionary Army. Similarly labyrinthine to the Central Bunkers, their durability is virtually unmatched among minor factions, and their automated systems still continue to churn out new vehicles, and the cannons mounted on it are certainly quite painful.|
|Air Bunker||Dug deep into the Earth and hiding its aircraft from attack with tunnel covered runways and hardened doors, Air Bunkers can hold up to sixteen squadrons of Red Chinese aircraft at a time, and are well defended by SAM and flak weapons that will see off any attempt at buzzing over them.|
|Naval Pen||These naval pens are built with extremely thick layers of reinforced concrete that can resist even direct impact from the largest of conventional bombs, meaning most survived the falling of the bombs. Dual purpose guns and torpedo launchers further make Naval Pens a risky bet to approach, but here the supplies and parts for old and new Red Chinese ships can be found.|
|Reinfocced Foxhole||Bunkers armed with a twin 30mm dual purpose autocannon turret and capable of housing two infantry squads, Reinforced foxholes literally litter the chinese landscape as part of the Socialist Republic's efforts to defend themselves. Unlike most garrisoned structures, they cannot be cleared by the likes of flamethrowers.|
|Pill bunker||Armed with a number of twin heavy machine gun posts and four 125mm cannons (though only one can fire at any target), these prickly little bunkers are dangerous to just about any land target that enters their sight as machine gun and cannon fire rakes their positions.|
|SAM bunker||Armed with quad 37mm chain guns and a brace of long ranged SAMs, SAM bunkers remain safe and hiddened inside their pits until they pop up to attack passing aircraft or harry infantry passing near them.|
|Cannon Bunker||An impressive structure packing quadruple 152mm guns, the Cannon Bunker is great at slowing down the advances of whole armies at a time, chewing up the terrain with rapid firing artillery, though there's a certain point where it can only fire directly, and the guns don't have the same penetration abilities of the Pill Bunker's 122mm guns.|
|Stratohammer Missile Post||Extremely long ranged missile posts that function as strategic artillery, these missile posts are the ultimate line of defense for the NRA's bases, tracking targets and then eliminating them with deadly guided ballistic missiles anywhere the owner can provide line of sight.|
|Scrambler Tower||Devastating facilities that make "botched" teleports of their enemies into the same place, ripping them apart in the process.|
|Grand Annihilator Cannon||Enormous, devastating super long ranged artillery pieces, Grand Annihilator cannons can bombard any position on the map with virtual impunity and are damaging against all ground targets. As such they are incredibly valuable prizes.|
Korean Red Army
The forces of Korea; extremely advanced and amazingly well trained can be called to service in minor faction death match, providing a moble reserve able to exploit the gains the defensively oriented National Revolutionary Army makes with well trained and disciplined troops.
|KRA Commando||Legendary graduates from the exacting Korean special forces programs, WSRK Commandos are fanatical, fast, tough, and extremely skilled. They can wipe out whole squads of infantry with their scoped, silenced particle rifles that allow them to work with stealth, and launch guided sticky bombs capable of disabling enemy vehicles.|
|KRA Shock Troopers||Wearing added armour to the Commandos' light battlesuit and trained in helicopter insertion tactics while wielding particle scatter blasters, demolition charges, and more skill with a high-frequency bayonet than one would even dream of being possible; these troops can deal grievous damage when they get where they shouldn't or press attacks|
|KRA Aerotroopers||A merger of the technologies of the rocket angel and the astronaut, the Aerotroopers make use of proton weapons and smart burst missiles while they fly around at great speed to devastate enemy formations before releasing EMP warheads to lock down the enemy.|
|KRA Infiltrator||Some of the most lethal infiltration agents in the world graduated from programs that taught them to evade the Japanese occupation for years. The Infiltrator uses high quality equipment made from the leftovers of Japanese colonisation married to Comintern technology. Their psychic techniques let them sneak by unnoticed, attack their mroale, or convince them to switch sides if their morale is already depleted. They can also use an Unggeom and proton blaster to carve through nearly any target.|
|J-9 Ghost||A marvel of modern jet technology developed in cooperation with America, the J-9 ghost is a next generation stealth fighter with proton missiles and a tesla arc gun to use on ground or air targets as it pleases.|
|Hellraiser Assault Helicopter||A heavy multipurpose juggernaut of a helicopter, the Hellraiser strikes with twin particle casters to rip through infantry and powerful missile launchers to pulverize vehicles and structures, but the well armored, muscular helicopter is capable of carrying entire vehicles as well as infantry to where they need to go; allowing for vitally important rapid transport|
|Stencil Walker Tank||A different version of the Korean Stencil Walker tank from the one used in the KRA proper, this version of the Stencil Walker Tank foregoes the charge capacitators needed to fire arcing Tesla bolts in favour of adding enough added strength to its legs to allow it to make flea jumps like smaller walkers so as to increase its mobility and the possibility to flank targets with its anti-personnel Tesla arc guns main Tesla Cannon.|
|Wrench Assault Gun||An assault gun walker carrying a tremendously powerful proton cannon, the Wrench Assault gun can provide vital fire support to breach enemy lines, blow apart infantry formations, give pause to tanks, demolish fortifications, and with special Tesla Shells, can make sure the enemy won't be eluding the people's wrath.|