White Tsardom of Russia (TUE)
|White All-Russian Imperial Tsardom|
|Imperial Eagle of Odin, coat of arms of the Russian Tsardom|
|Type||TUE Concordiatverse Major Faction|
Arise, Russian Land, defend your Faith!
We have composed many a song in our heart,
Glorifying the native land.
We've loved you no matter what,
You, our holy Russian land.
- - "Farewell to Slavianka"
The White All-Russian Imperial Tsardom, White Tsardom of Russia (Tzardom or just Russia for short) is a major faction of the Concordiatverse within "The Universal Emergency" multiverse. For centuries the Russian empire fought with the European nations in self-defense, protecting the natural resources from the warmongers and the Slavik people against slavery. The tzars were trying their best to defend the Mother Russia, and for that matter joined the alliance with their long-time friends from the Fylkirate and the finally-stabilized Yuan Dynasty to resist the threat of the Directorate. The Aliens War hit Russia hard, but the smart choice of hiding most of the population and industry, and only defense of their cities and bases guaranteed Russia's continued survival. Now, Anastasiya Alexeyevna Romanova, the young current Tsarevna took the mattle of leadership into her hands to hopefully lead her people towards the peace, but the growth of the fascist Concordiat makes this goal more challenging.
- 1 At A Glance
- 2 Background
- 3 Generals
- 4 White Ground Forces of Russia
- 5 Behind The Scenes
At A Glance
Old Gods in New Lands
The beginnings of the Grand Tsardom of Russia emerged during the age of Nordic viking raids and expeditions that penetrated the lands of Northern Europe. The nordic raiders, later integrated under the Norse system commonly known as the 'Fylkirate' scoured all of Scandinavia, the British Isles and Northern Continental Europe, but their ventures also led them into the Baltic and Black Seas where they encountered the ancestors of the Modern Slavs. Rather than enslaving or exterminating them, Nordic Forn Sidir missionaries and priests instead indoctrinated many Slavs, teaching the tales of Thor, Odin and Yggdrasil, and enlightening the wider Slavic population in the methods of making ships, catching fish in the Arctic seas and improving their way of life. These expeditions penetrated deeper into the tundra and steppes, bringing the religion of Forn Sidir to the wider populace of the Russian territories, where it entrenched itself and remains to this day a prominent faith, alongside Slavic pagan permutation, whilst interjecting Slavic language, culture and customs into the original Nordic tales, such as renaming Odin to Wotan.
The small tribes slowly unified into states who engaged in conflict in order to prove their dominance, gaining and losing ground, forming alliances and federations, of which was born the Kievan Rus, the largest and most powerful of them. The predominance of the Kievan Rus lasted until the 13th century when the Mongol hordes, under the command Genghis Khan arrived and conquered the weak Rus and portions of Europe west of its domain. The subsequent Mongol rule was initially dogged by repression and brutally, but the Khans quickly realized that it would be more beneficial if the Slavs enjoyed a controlled form of self-rule instead serving the Mongol Empire and its successor states as vassals. This marked the start of a period in which Slavic-ruled duchies and grand duchies rose and fall, toiling under the increasingly fractured and weak rule of Mongol successor Khans. The largest rivals were the Grand Duchies of Moscow and Lithuania. By the second half of the 16th century, the Moscow Duchy, ruled by the fearsome and predominant Ivan IV of Grozny, unified the Slavic duchies, founding the Tsardom of Russia, with Ivan appointing himself the First Czar.
Aligning itself with Lithuania, the Muscovy Duchy expanded their domains to the east, as their Mongol masters encroached upon greater Russia, founding new settlements and mines as far as the edges of the Ural mountain range. Whilst antagonism between the Russian nations fractured relations, at times the disparate factions were forced to join forces in order to repel Christian incursions aiming to overthrow the paganistic order and implement a new, Christian one, adherent to their visions of a single God, a thought considered by the Forn Sidir followers as foolish and abhorrent. Following two tumultuus centuries the fractured nations looked beyond their petty differences, prompted by the unification of Lithuania and the Tsardom in the 17th century, forming one large nation in Eastern Europe tasked with protecting the Slavic people from Christian crusades. As well as laying plans to liberate the oppressed slavic peoples of Central and Southeastern Europe, toiling under the jackboot of Christian tyranny.
The Tundras Belong to Us
Ivan Grozny started the procedure of wide-scale reformations and changes that helped the Russian people have a better lives, stablizing their living conditions and fulfilling their needs, such as the introduction of open education to the common people, at the time only four years for kids to raise the overall intelligence of the population. His nickname comes from both his vigor to protect his people from the crusades and his uncompromising politics if the matter was obstructed or outright blocked. After him the Rurik dynasty roughly followed in his footsteps, not a century later replaced by Romanovs who stayed on the throne till the Aliens War.
The great names of the Peter II and III, Katerina II the Great, Velimir and Anatoliy the Iron, all those Tzars greatly contributed to the modern shape of the Russia. Both Peters, father and son, began the massive scale project of expanding their empire to the only place unclaimed by the man; Siberian tundras. Katerina II, who took the title of Tzar after her husband Peter III increased the owned area nearly to the Pacific coast. Under her rule the first direct connection with the Chinese empire was achieved, which started an influx of oriental scholars and prophets travelling between those two great nations to exchange their knowledge, beliefs, as well as opening new trade roudes that went as far as to the Scandinavian Fylkirate. Also she was the first who started addressing the issues of the common people, giving rights and land do farmers over their own farms, compensated by establishing fees for them but still guaranteed their support of the government for the future. It was until Caterine's son-in-law, Velimir of Kharkov, who founded first cities on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The trade routes were further expanded and constructed, fulfilling the need for a stable connection between Moscow and Vladivostok, Russian key port city, as well as Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk, two major towns in Siberia close to the Mongolia.
After his rule came an era of his son Anatoliy who continued with his late father's policy of populazing Siberia as much as possible given the harsh environmental circumstances. But he made his mark into history with the foundation of several new industrial centers across Lower Siberia and countless mines across the vast area. The undertaking was colossal in proportions, with many harships that had to be overcame with ingenuity and typical Russian stubborness. To overcome the permafrost and killing freeze the forests were cut down to make fire, which heated up new, region-unique structures made of stone and covered with frozen ground to make heat isolation. The project repaid itself only after Anatoliy's quick death, sitting on the throne for just only four years, but still earned him the monicker of "Iron Anatoliy". His successors continued in his vision and made it a reality.
The Blue Blood Lily on the March
Anatoliy's son had to face a test which Russia didnt had to face for centuries. While the Christians were always oppossed to the Pagans and were attacking Russia and the Fylkirate it were mostly weaker attacks as Christians were always preoccupied with its southern and northern neighbours but also among themselves. But now after the turn of 19th century a new threat arose, the victorious French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. His rise to power through revolutions was something no one seen as a threat he soon became. Europe was falling to him and his empire and while the next Tzar Aleksandr I was glad that the Christians were killing one another in such a way he also realized that, once the European monachies wil be defeated to who will Napoleon turn next. So, asking for help and councel with the current Fylkirate leader (...), Russia was preparing for the biggest threat it faced since the Mongolian Hordes invaded.
March of the Napoleonic army into Russia lead through the Habsburg's Austria-Hungary. Habsburgs didnt recognize Napoleon as a legitimate ruler but either werent too keen on facing with him. So, they started falling back but they created a corridor through Bohemia and Moravia. Seeing that their enemies in Europe are willing to give Napoleon a free pass to attack them Russian high command decded to make a move they didnt do ever before, conduct their own counterstrike deep into the center of Europe to face French emperor. The assembled Russian army was led by General Klavdiy Golubkin surpassed that of Napoleon's in terms of numbers, but training and tactical skills were in favor of the adversary. but Golubkin and other generals believed that if they choose the bettlefield wisely they can achieve victory. Tzar Aleksandr admitted he didnt really understood military tactics and strategy so he didnt opposed the idea, but among the General Staff there was one voice who disapproved; General Mikhail Kutuzov, who was saying Napoleon is no ordinary Christian officer and shouldnt be underestimated.
Not listening to Kutuzov's warnings General Golubkin set out for the fateful confrontation, which ended up in supreme, utter defeat of the Russian forces, loss of over 50,000 men and 300 artillery guns were captured. The High Command was in chaos, starting to fear that this time the Mother Russia will be finally conquered. It was than when Kutuzov presented his own plans for the whole campaign which would, if the gods will bless them with luck, end with Napoleon's defeat and eventual return of the balance of power in Europe before the rise of France. The Russian army surprisingly let Napoleon and his armies go deeper into the country, offering only light resistance, and when French troops stopped to wait for their supply convoys to catch up the Russians counterattacked, keeping constantly the enemy on the move. This carefully planned campaign culminated into the Battle of Borodino, where General Kutuzov made Napoleon, for the first time, defeated. The morale of the French, devastated by the major defeat, lack of proper supplies and the harsh winter environment, dropped sharply and the Tsarists with the support of the Fylkirate drove the French Emperor away, signing themselves a great victory.
Napoleon's defeat and the end of the Napoleonic Wars had far-reaching consequences, which neither Tzar Aleksandr or (Fylkirate leader) could anticipate. All of the European empires have surprisingly banded together and founded the Directorate of Seven Great Nations against the pagans. The solidification of their alliance into a single governing body took some time but Tzardom, Fylkirate but also all the others knew this was the worst thing that could happen, and prepared for the inevitable; the fight for their very lives. For the next century and half Russia had to resist the Directorate's assaults, but also returned the favor by launching their own attacks, mostly to free all of the Slavic people who suffered under the iron fist of the Catholics, with millions of dead on both sides and Eastern Europe a black scorched ground. This is whats called the Century War.
The New Age, the New Face, the New Path
The endless series of conflicts dragging for over hundred years, where the frontlines and borders were moving on both sides, the Catholics from Europe and later North America against the rest including the Native Americans from South America and Chinese Khans, have took an immeasurable toll on millions of people and square kilometers of land. It was a tragedy which the non-Directorate side realized but had to pay because their enemy refused to stop. The development of new weapon technologies went fast ahead, old catholic doctrine of slowed development in favor of simple life by religious tenets were swept away by the technological and industrial revolution. Russian tzars tried to keep up, concentrating on refining and improving their trench warfare battle plans and techniques, which made them real masters of this.
Everything changed in 1974 when the Century War was forcefully altered into something different, much worse than anyone could have anticipated. When the Aliens came, unfazed by the presence of the human residents and their war and brought one of their own. One that was more bloodier and horifying than humans ever saw in their history. Directorate in their hubris started actively attacking Aliens of any side, which brought invaders' attention upon themselves, thus taking away the heat from others. Russia saw extensive attacks on all its major cities mostly by the rabbit-like Cannei humanoids, but their mastery of defense hold all these onslaughts off, and even started pushing them deeper into the wilderness. The damage was done, however. Like in other European nations, Russia suffered the loss of its beloved monarch, Tzar Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov, by the Cannei hulk warrior who slipped past the anti-air fire of Petrograd, and the throne was passed to his daughter Anastasiya.
Marshal Gavrila Vitalievich Litkin, 12th Guards Tank Army Commander
A veteran of countless battles in the Ukrainian steppes and Caucasus, Gavrila Litkin sacrificed a lot for Mother Russia, including his good health. A son of lower nobility, Litkin attended military academies and was immediately brought to command forces against the Directorate, having the highest successes leading tanks, Litkin was sent to the Far East to oppose the surprise attack of the Shogunate, clashing his tanks with Imperial mechas. The Aliens War affected Litkin only a lttle, his army only being sent to defend strategically critical bases in Eastern Siberia. Afterwards, Litkin was promoted to a General Marshal and took command of the 1st Ukrainian Front, but he still commands his 12th Guards Tank Army into battle.
|Pjotr Kholodov||A man who has seen the worst of war more times than most, Pjotr Kholodov is the hero of the Russian Tsardom, celebrated by her people and hated by her enemies. As an elite veteran Pjotr is extremely deadly with his prototype, customized Flyorov assault rifle, killing dozens of soldiers in a short period of time, occasionaly using an underslung grenade launcher to shake things up. Tanks should be wary as well, since Pjotr also carries a rocket-propelled grenade launcher to punch through armor. As a hero of the battle-line, all friendly units around him get an attack boost that turns even a squad of basic Volunteers into a dangerous force.|
|Strelet Squad||Being a fire support to the volunteers, the Strelets are regular troops and veterans, carrying light machine guns which they use expertly to suppress enemies and drown them under their fire. They share their experiences with Volunteers and Cadets nearby to push them to greater efforts, and when the situation demands it they can dig a foxhole for themselves as a defensive position, enhancing their resistance while steadying their aim.|
|Whitedoe Tank||Replaces the Reindeer Tank. The Whitedoe is an improved version of the Reindeer, sporting more armor without loss of speed. The mines it deploys are specifically anti-infantry, jumping into the air to spray the enemies with shrapnel.|
|Tarkovsky Tank||Specially designed to engage targets from greater ranges, the Tarkovsky Tank is equipped with all the necessary gear to hit targets with its 100mm gun at ranges beyond any return fire. That, together with the best tank crews that Russia has, means that the Tarkovsky's high cost matches its high performance.|
|Korazin Fighter-Bomber||Replaces the Brawny Attacker. One of the very few jet planes in Russian Frontal Aviation, the Korazin matches the speed of modern fighters and can use its autocannons to rip them to shreds. Their primary role is, however, attacking ground targets, a role which the autocannons excel in, erasing enemy infantry. When something more explosive is called for, the Korazin can drop a big payload of bombs on a designated area.|
General Bronislav Kalinski, 63rd Assault Army Commander
Hailing from the Polish border, Bronislav Kalinski has seen first hand what Directorate is really capable of. At the tender age of 16 he enlisted into the military under a false identity to fight the oppressors. Being assigned to the artillery brigade, Kalinski took a liking to the big guns, and after his dedicated service in the assault engineer division and acts of heroism he became an officer and, shortly after, commander. Immediately after that the Aliens arrived, and Kalinski had to fight them to rescue the city of Omsk, proving his skills despite his relatively young age. Now, with the rank of General and having whole Assault Army under his command, Kalinski is prepared to take the fight to the Directorate and put as much of Southeastern Europe under Russian control as possible.
|Sister Zoyka||Raised in an orphanage and becoming a nun at the age of 14, Zoya, or better known as Zoyka, spent most of her life in the monastery and the small region around it. The dire need of medical personnel on the frontlines made the nuns join the Red Snake companies and tend to the wounds of injured. Zoyka proved to be more courageous than most, oftentimes venturing to the battlefield to take care of soldiers in the trenches and craters. The military noticed this and offered her proper training and equipment to help her fulfill her duty. Troops around her heal very rapidly, making them fight longer than they usually would, and their morale is nearly unbreakable.|
|Belosnezhka Squad||Replaces Siberian Squad. Some women may have hearts of ice, but these women turn others' hearts to ice. The so-called Belosnezhkas are specialists who bring into battle assault rifles and a single frost gun, an infantry artillery piece that fires special shells which after detonating release liquid helium which quickly solidifies. The splash damage and range makes the Belosnezshaks safer during sieges than their male Siberian counterparts.|
|Firehound Tank||An older design that was retrofitted for modern times, the Firehound Tank is a ground infantry eraser, cutting through them with the main turret's chaingun and three machine gun turrets. All weapons may be pointed forward for maximum effect, pinning down enemy units under the bullet storm.|
|Radegast Cannon||A siege tank with a powerful 152mm gun to bust through any fortress, the gun's location in the extruded central structure makes the Radegast Cannon look rather old, but that doesn't change the fact anything on the ground should not take this beast lightly.|
|Battery Airship||Requiring close air support even at times when planes cannot take off, the Russians took some from their airships and refitted them with guns to fill this void. The weaponry makes it ideal at engaging infantry, lightly armored vehicles, and even aircraft, which are targeted by airship's machine guns on top of the balloon.|
|Petropavlovsk Grand Cruiser||Replaces the Orlov Armored Cruiser. A cousin to the Orlov cruiser, the Petropavlovsk went for fewer but larger 254mm guns coupled with AA batteries to give Russia a proper capital ship. With the same astounding armor protection as the Orlov it can easily go toe to toe with any other battleship or dreadnought, and unlike its counterparts it can switch between incendiary super-explosive and armor piercing shells.|
General-Major Rada Anatolievna Durchenkova, 4th Winter Guard Light Division Commander
A prodigy, Rada Durchenkova had it harder than others not because she is a woman, but because she is a small woman. Joining the military as soon as legally possible, the obstacles of her small physical strength were heavy, but it was her bright head and cunning that helped her. And in fact being small made her an ideal candidate for the role of sniper, being trained by Colonel Zaytsev personally. On the European front she was widely known and feared by the Directorate troops, and in the Arabian front she gained for herself the moniker of "Sand Puma". It was right before the Aliens War when she was enlisted into the Winter Guard, and with them she fought in Karelia. There, her tactical skills and genius proved through, and as the youngest person to ever become commander of one Winter Guard division. Without the experience to lead but the intelligence to win, Rada aims to prove her worth to the new Tsarevna and all of Russia.
|Anton Kuklachyivskij||When there is a delicate operation to be done with surgical precision, its Anton's time. The most decorated still living soldier of the Winter Guard, also Zaytsev's pupil and master of many forms of combat, Anton is a deadly, dangerous man, using his silenced automatic scoped rifle to take down squads of infantry in short time, Anton aims from great ranges to silently kill high-priority targets, designate the area for rocket barrage and more kinds of combat. He is adept at swimming even in the coldest waters, climbing over the tallest cliffs, firing when still descending via parachute, and planting explosive charges on buildings or the ground as trip mines. Be warned when General Rada calls for his assistance.|
|Vissotoniki Squad||Replaces the Cadet Squad. Instead of the grenade launchers and demo charges of the Cadets, Vissotoniki are equipped with rocket-propelled grenades to demolish tanks from afar. They have smoke grenades as well to cover friendly operations, and on top of that, orange smoke grenades to mark the area for a low-level artillery strike from a single infantry gun.|
|Outrider||Replaces the Protector. Instead of a huge unarmed tank with passenger compartment, the Outrider is a smaller and faster half-track, uniquely having two pairs of wheels with the tracks in-between them. The Outrider can transport two squads and support them with a prototype laser cannon (which in fact isn't a true laser but fires red blasts of violent energy).|
|Sirin AAA||Not only protecting the Tzar's family but also the cities and bases, Sirin is a heavy tracked vehicle armed with two large missiles and targeting radar to locate, target, and destroy all air targets, even the large and heavy ones.|
|Grozny Rocket Gunship||Being inspired by Chinese helicopters and improving on the design, the Russians created this advanced gunship armed with six integrated rocket pods in the wings that bombard the area with many small but weak rockets, or when the need arises, it can use the two rotary missile launchers that rapidly fire special anti-tank ordnance at several different targets at once.|
White Ground Forces of Russia
|Command Center||The seat for the commander to command his forces, Tzarist Command Centers are tougher than of others. Excavators are produced here.|
|Power Plant||Resource-rich Siberia produces the coal used to power these reactors, giving energy to the commander's base.|
|Crew Quarters||Wooden barracks where the troops rest, train, and wait for their time to join the fight.|
|Ore Refinery||Ore is carried into these refineries to be processed for the war effort.|
|Vehicle Plant||These simple brick walls house the equipment necessary for assembling all the vehicles the Tzardom needs.|
|Protected Airbase||Airbases with bunker-like hangars for its aircraft to rearm, repair, and refuel for next mission. Airships are also produced here.|
|Protected Shipyard||Ships are produced and repaired in these structures, these wharves are protected by a concrete cover.|
|Field Command Fort||Unlocks Tier 2. A small fort for tactical analysts and lower officers to issue special commands to units in the field. The building can be used as a medium defense.|
|Grand Strategy Grad||Unlocks Tier 3. Higher officers come to the large fortress to discuss the strategic options of waging battle, issuing stronger commands over a wider area to turn the tide of battle to Russia's side. The Grad serves well as a heavy defense emplacement, having an artillery battery on top for serious damage.|
|Atomic Warfare Command||Even thought most of the atomic arsenal was used during the Aliens War, the Tzardom is already producing new ones to use as strategic or last resort options for commanders with the highest clearance. Issuing an atomic strike calls for a deployment of an advanced strategic jet bomber to fly down from a high altitude, drop the atomic bomb and return back into the heights. The bomb slows down via parachute and detonates in the air, causing massive damage over wide area.|
|Brick Wall||Thick walls made from burnt bricks and reifnroced with steel plates to protect the base from any exterior threats.|
|Wall Defense Turret||Platforms that are part of the wall system contains short large-caliber tank guns armed with high-explosive shells to blast the attackers and force the infantry to lie down in cover.|
|Wider Trench Line||Essential if not crucial part of the Russian fronts, trenches houses whole platoons of infantry, offering cover for them when the shooting gets to them. Reinforced with steel plates and concrete blocks to withstand a tank driving over the trench and save the soldiers inside. Thought flame, chemical and gas attacks will still claim them, only the flames are less effective to the occupants.|
|Autocannon Nest||Simple fast-firing gun with small caliber shells functions as the most basic form of firing defense emplacement. The Autocannon is effective agaisnt infantry and light vehicles just as aircraft, thought its penetration is minimal and larger tanks have nothing to worry about.|
|Air Gun||An unusual weapon that however looses nothing in its lethality, Air Gun blows out powerful gust blasts of compressed air agaisnt incoming enemies. Aircraft are promptly torn that if they manage to survive the blow anything else will finish them, and ground units are pushed away. Only the heaviest units can withstand the effects with minimal to none damage.|
|Barikada Heavy Howitzer||Simple, old design that still holds great respect and popularity among Russian soldiers for its ease of maintenance, reliability, but most of all, firepower. Barikada howitzers are a key element in the Russian defense lines, where they are hammering besiegers with 152mm shells while fortifications and trenches holds the enemy off.|
|Krepost||Sturdy fords build to hold the line against any opposition. Thick concrete walls are a platform housing anti-tank guns in four tips of its pentagonal footprint, two fast-firing anti-air guns and a single ice beam projector, largest freezing weapon in Tsardom's arsenal that can, given time, put even the largest tanks encase in arctic ice prison.|
|Pathfinder Squad||Russian youths who volunteered to serve alongside their parents, Pathfinders scout ahead of the main force to mark enemy locations and find the best available route to travel. While armed with only light carbine rifles, the Pathfinders have the ability to open up whole sections of the map with their line of sight which expands when they are either still or firing their weapons.|
|Voluntary Squad||The citizens who joined the military to defend the Motherland and all others, Volunteers form the majority of the Russian military and still receive quality gear. Their automatic rifles can quickly fire a whole magazine and reloading is an easy process as well, making these soldiers not to be trifled with. As a special order the Volunteers can take cover and receive a defensive bonus but at the cost of their mobility.|
|Cadet Squad||Undergoing a proper military training in the academies, Cadets are tasked to handle the grenade launchers and regular grenades to disrupt the formations of enemy infantry and damage lightly armored vehicles, their smoke grenades create cover, and their anti-tank charges destroy any vehicle that tries to cross the trenches.|
|Engineer Squad||The trench warfare of the near past made Russian engineers the masters in the construction of bunkers, hedgehogs, barbed wire and, of course, trenches. And when the Tsardom wants an enemy base captured, Engineers will do the job.|
|Siberian Squad||Coming from the Siberian wilderness and further trained there, the "Siberians" are tough warriors who excel in assault operations, wearing enviro-suits but carrying an usual weapon; cryo rifles. Freezing their enemies with a spray of liquid hydrogen which first slows them down, then immobilizes them in ice, and lastly, kills them with hypothermia.|
|Cossacks Squad||The renowned elite warriors of Russia, Cossacks are users of some of the most extraordinary technologies their timeline could see. Its either the Decay Blaster that causes similar effects like rusting on the vehicles (but not excluding humans) to weaken them, or the Null-Grav Inducer which affects gravity on the target, causing it to helplessly fly into the sky and be targeted by anti-air or flying allies.|
|Zaytsevik||The best sharpshooters handpicked from the battlefields and undergoing the Sharpshooting School under colonel Zaytsev, Zaytseviks are solitary specialsits who can, even without a scope, hit a target 400 meters away, let alone with scopes. The rifles are customized to enable anti-material bullets which don't necessarily destroy vehicles, but the continous hits close to the view ports can immobilize the vehicle for a time when the ammunition lasts. Even at closer distances they can be dangerous, but their lack of proper protection makes them more resistant to damage.|
|Winter Guard Squad||The protectors of the Tsar, his family and households, the Winter Guard are the best of the best in Russia, undergoing nearly inhuman training regimes to operate anywhere in any condition. Armed with advanced bullpup assault rifles to swiftly mow down any opposition, or in case of swift harassment they can sprint extremely fast with two machine pistols despite the weight they carry, and throw explosive charges on vehicles or on buildings. Their other skills include cliff climbing, swimming and paradropping.|
|Begemot||The only power-armored exoskeleton in Tsardom's arsenal, the Begemot is highly durable, able to withstand damage like a tank, luring the fire off his unarmored brothers. With a grappling hook and rocket boosters, the Begemot can quickly cross the distance and engage the enemies with his demolition fists, sending crushed corpses all around!|
|Excavator||Digging foundations for tough Russian brick buildings, fortifications and tank bunkers, Excavators are favored and popular among soldiers and civilians alike.|
|Ore Truck||Without the Ore Trucks Mother Russia would have surely fallen a century ago as it's their job to carry the ore and gain money for the war.|
|Battle Tractor||Standard battle vehicle seen all across Russia, produced by many factories, each producing a unique design. But each Battle Tractor is armed with the same weapon, 50mm gun that can do wonders with air units, infantry units and tank units as well. Against ground targets it is used for support and raiding, requiring heavier tanks to cover it, but aircraft should be wary if a Battle Tractor is nearby.|
|Chert Tank||Not very large or protected, the Chert can quickly get into the position ahead of the enemy and spew a deluge of fire to clear garrisons even in the trenches. But be aware, the fuel tanks are exposed and when destroyed they make a spectacular explosion!|
|Reindeer Tank||Considered the fastest tank in the world, it can outrun even some armored cars. While its 85mm gun is not much against other, heavier tanks the Reindeer can be used for scouting ahead, harassing enemy positions and, much to the surprise and horror of their enemies, setting up basic minefields to further complicate enemy's advance.|
|Protector||Large and heavily armored transport that can transport three infantry squads and get them safely across the battlefield to spring into action in the middle of enemy troops. The Protector's armor is its only defense, no weapons are installed nor can the occupants fire out, but it is equipped with speakers that broadcast the thunderous sound of rolling tanks to make it appear there is more of them, lowering enemy's morale.|
|Burya Tank||The icon of the Tsarist tank forces and the Russian military overall, the Burya Tank is a large, heavy brute of a tank that can take a considerable beating and throw its own on the enemies with its 152mm gun, as well as fight enemy infantry with two turreted machine guns. It is also perfect for use as siege artillery, deploying to spread the dread and destruction far away, devastating enemy bunkers.|
|Aquilifer Rocket Tank||An advanced battle tank armed with a rotary rocket launcher, quickly releasing deadly ATGM missiles which each can do serious damage to an MBT. Smaller vehicles can be wrecked with a single shot. After expending all its missiles the Aquilifer must wait a long time to reload for another death-bearing hail to be unleashed.|
|Imperious Tank||Considered an expensive asset, the Imperious Tank has proven to be more than worth it for the sheer level of destruction it can make. A superheavy cross between assault gun and heavy tank, the massive 203mm howitzer on the front is best for bombarding enemy positions or directly exterminating anyone nearby. The main turret in the center can deal with enemy armor with it's 105/120nmm shells, and the missile rack on the back can make short work of aerial threats. And of course, a set of machine guns on the side pontoons and secondary turrets can suppress infantry damage helicopters nearby.|
|Greyfox Fighter||While it is outdated compared to its contemporaries in other countries, the Greyfox is the fastest piston-engine fighter in the world that can keep up with enemies more with its armament and agility than speed, carrying 3 20mm autocannons to rip anyone that gets within range and two anti-air guided missiles to hit those who get away. Greyfox pilots have learned all of the special acrobatic moves that enables them to evade even the most relentless missiles.|
|Brawny Attacker||A relatively fast heavy aircraft with a large supply of rockets to saturate the area or pick apart enemy armor one by one, the Brawny may also throw two large bombs as bunker-busters or building-smashers.|
|Emergency Airship||Every injured soldier fighting for his Tsarevna is relieved upon the sight of this large airship. The Emergency Airship takes the injured on board to heal them, but also can drop medical and repair supplies, spray the area for decontamination, and perform a sensor sweep to not only uncover a large area around itself, but also to find structural weaknesses in the nearest enemies, giving friendlies an attack bonus against them.|
|Freight Airship||The largest kind of balloon units, Freight Airships house space to transport even the largest tanks in the Russian arsenal. Four infantry squadrons, two light vehicles, or a single medium/heavy vehicle can be carried, being protected with a lot of armor.|
|Leshy||The flying war machine that brings fear into hearts of even the bravest of Russia's enemies, the Leshy is a giant battle helicopter armed with two twin 57mm autocannons, rocket pods with high explosive warheads, AA missiles, and the most dreaded weapon of them all, an 85mm Gauss cannon on the bottom, capable of smashing tanks while not tearing the helicopter itself from the recoil. The experimental and prototype status on the Leshy makes it one of the most expensive weapon systems in the Tsardom, but its weaponry is worth the insane cost.|
|Transport Ship||Specially-designed assault ships that ferry units across oceans with a large capacity. They have more armor put on them to get the units on the shore. The Transport Ship is even armed with a gatling gun to offer some protection.|
|Kaluga Torpedo Boat||Widely used as a patrol ship in both shallow and deep waters. The Kaluga launches a lot of torpedoes to sink all kinds of ships and submarines (which they are designed to search for), though they must do so in greater numbers and quickly get out if the enemy brings bigger weapons.|
|Mikhail Destroyer||An escort vessel that can attack both naval and air units with its main 130mm guns. Mikhails can also stop and, after re-calibrating the guns, be able to fire at greater ranges as a minor artillery, thought it isn't as accurate and the destroyer can move only very slowly. They can also detect submarines, throwing depth charges on submerged foes.|
|Ushakov Rocket Cruiser||A fast cruiser killer, the Ushakov is armed with strong SSM launchers that deals high damage to enemy ships from long range if they connect. They're not as durable as other ships so they must rely on their range and speed. Special launching rail enables captains to send remote-controlled planes to reveal what's around the ship or fleet.|
|Orlov Armored Cruiser||A gun-toting warship, Orlovs are specifically made to attracting enemy fire with thick layers of armor, return it with their 180mm guns and clear the way for friendly ships to finish the job. Orlovs are widely used by the Tzardom and are the representation of the Russian navy. Orlovs also have a wide plethora of configurations, which include rocket bays, enhanced AA batteries, improved engines and even experimental barrier projectors.|
|Volga Iceberg Battleship||Capital ship that was constructed like an iceberg, Volga battleship was designed to fight with other ships of its class and strangely as support vessel. Three turrets (two forward, one back) with twin-barreled 431mm guns handles the long range bombardments of opposing capital ships or shores, batteries of smaller guns in the keel handles the smaller ships and enemies that gets nearby, four anti-aircraft turrets protects the battleship from the aerial enemies, and two experimental ice beam cannons by the sides that serves multiple purposes. Foremost they are weakening and damaging enemies by frozing them, but can be used to either create an icebergs that can function as a bridge for ground units, form ice barriers to block enemy ship movements, or flashfreeze the water around Volga in large radius, immobilziing any other ship except for Volga, which is specifically made to break through this ice to escape or make enemies a better target.|
Commando and Unique Units
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|Nikolai Super-Dreadnought||Made in honor of the late Tzar Nikolai I, this super-dreadnought is an attempt at making a battleship that is unrivaled by anything else on the Seven Seas. Armed with four gigantic 3-barreled 482mm main guns, AA batteries to fend off most aerial attackers, and armor plating making it impervious to most smaller attacks. The experimental barrier projectors are a standard feature, as well as the communication center that links the operations of all naval and aerial units, increasing their cooperation on a whole new level. Lastly, the Nikolai carries several unique barrel shells with varying effects.|
Behind The Scenes
- The White Tsardom of Russia plays with the idea of the Tzarist Russia surviving the Red Revolution the Romanov Family surviving as well as Grigory Rasputin.
- The unit list is heavily inspired by the Terrans from Starcraft game series, combined with the World War I aesthetics, tanks with large tracks, multi-turret designs, airships and propeller planes.