Writer's block as of late has eluded me. The key to defeating it, is not caring. Just write at first, whatever comes to mind. Make something comprehensible out of it later. That and music, exquisite music that tells the story you are writing through it's notes and ques.
Also be sure to have pants on while writing, it may be a superstition of my. But writing pants-less is unthinkable.
Well any chance of me getting out a intro post is dead this week(12 hour shifts), unless I magically get more time. Couldn't pull myself from world building since I'm a bit OCD about it. Added a lot, just want the FMSF fleshed out properly before I start, pretty much nearly there.
So anyone want to do collaborations with me? PS yes my sheet is super WIP still. Just been enjoying working on this 24/7. For an idea how detailed the military will be, look at FMMC Equipment and vehicles, and PDF Vehicles.
During the expansionist era of Humanity, probes and ark ships filled the void. These expeditions were funded by then multi trillion dollar corporations and conglomerates, TAA playing the largest role. A gold mine of habitable zones had been found by TAA. Their Xeno-terrestial survey team fascinated by this cluster of stars. Situated in the mid point of the galaxy between the rim and the core. The star cluster was coined "The Meridian Belt", as derived from Earth's imaginary mid point.
Archive photo of a TAA interstellar Probe
With the discovery of the belt of habitable worlds it wasn't long before TAA set out with an large investment into colonization and exploitation of the resources in the area. The initial settlements were based on all the habitable worlds within the area. Which totaled to 14 star systems, and 15 planets with a population of just under 6 million in 103 years of development and investment. With another 282 years of relative progress, the population sky rocketed to 995,280,000 million; the colonies became self sufficient and were earning TAA 107% of what they initially invested. Unique goods, fauna, and animal products from the Colonies flooded the markets. Art, science, and culture rapidly progressed too in the quadrant far from the home of Sol. The Meridian Belt was the quintessential shining gem of the TAA.
Many hardships were endured in the early days of settlement, as the colonists adapted to the worlds. Mingling with the various people of different cultures that worked alongside them. The major races apart of this were Americano, Dautchse, Jao'urasian, Grecoarabian, and Norte.
The colonies were registered into official records as, New New York, Perth, Michigan, Holland, Dresden, Yellowstone, Olympia, Tiāntángmén, Beijing, Tiananmen, Freystadt, Östersund, New Athens, Meshchyora, Beringia, and Molsbjerge.
Technology by the end of the time had reached 2.8 standards. Advanced nano machinery had been integrated into society, Antimatter was being accrued in the largest amounts ever recorded in human history through the ingenuity of Norman Bach. Culture had taken on interesting turns as the races mixed, mingled, and new ideas and values adopted to the different challenges encountered in the Meridian Belt.
Archive image of a young New New York, an alpine planet, with a relatively large barren world obiting. About 3x the size of the moon. It was a tourist attraction for naturalists, though the forests have been reduced to a few several thousand acre expanses amongst a otherwise industrialized world.
Orbital view of Olympia a lush and diverse world, reportedly the most similar colony to Earth. That was the leader in research, and the cultural center of the Meridian belt.
New Athens was a more hostile world, though the atmospheric pressure is nearly dead on with human standards, 101.2 kpa. The world's ecosytem died long ago from harsh asteroid collisions, any oxygen producing species long extinguished. Instead, due to the planet's history, it is notably mineral rich. Especially in radioactive materials. The world became the industrial base for the colonies. Especially in ship building.
Ostersund, an wild vibrant tropical world with indigenous life forms that facinate scientists to this day. Settlment was especially harsh, and challenging here. As plant life, predators, airborne and infectious spores symbiotic to several species plagued colonists with troubles. Naturally Ostersund had become the epicenter for advancements in the medical field. Today, Ostersund has been more tame as passive solutions were found to several problems the ecosystem had presented through viral genetic modification.
Yellowstone, an interesting prospect for habitation due to its underground ecosytem, and system of geothermal vents that when tapped into provided sources of carbon, hydrogen, and water. These allowed development of mega-domed cities.
Humanity for a long time now had known they were not alone. Even the Meridian colonies were prudent enough to establish an interstellar militia. The MDF(Meridian Defense Force) were practiced in the standards of Human warfare of the day, and well equipped for a colonial military.
But whatever standards, or contingent plans the MDF had, they were to be fruitless in the Virgo incident. In the Gamma Hades star system, where New Athens and Olympia are situated, several unidentified objects appeared in the orbits of both New Athens and Olympia. Black, colorless balls dotted the skies. The MDF held fire, as first contact protocol was to maintain neutrality at all costs.
Investigative teams weren't able to find much, passive sensors were barely able to pickup a thermal signature against the background of the void, and active sensor signals were absorbed, even LIDAR. Ten minutes there after the objects disappeared experts identified the objects as probes, which was sooner than later to be confirmed.
Right after all colonies excluding New Athens, and Olypmia experienced the same. The interval of time the objects remained in orbit the same. Then there after every orbiting body even asteroids of every colony were surrounded by the assumed probes. Images of the Black dots rampant in media. The entire event perplexing, as there were no signals, no greetings. Silence was more worrying and perplexing than clear intent.
MDF was placed on high alert, planetary emplacements were built and military spending skyrocketed under emergency edicts, under the pretense of you could never be to careful. Time passed, after 1 year 6 months the emergency edicts were lifted by public pressure; the wave of fresh recruits dying down to a trickle after the bonuses had been extinguished. Training standards faltered under the wait of too many trainees, and too little leadership to run the program after the major budget cut threw out career veterans for the smallest things. Another 2 years past and the encounter had been long marked as a silent observance by another technological advanced species. Benign in nature.
Then it happened again, a repeat of the Virgo incident. The probes dotting the skies of every inhabited body of every colony system. But these weren't the original probes, they were larger, more easily picked up by passive scans. They launched themselves into the gravity wells of the planets, screaming through the atmosphere. With only a 18 minute notice the low manned defense emplacements were able to intercept a few of the objects. Some exploded on impact, massive conventional bombs, others buried under the surface. All MDF units were mobilized within 2 hours. Intercepting crash sites, cities lay ruined. The opening attack overwhelming the emergency infrastructure of the colonies. Communication was confusing and limited.
An model of the Virgo Incident probes based in the Athens War Memorial.
Digital photo of the first attack, Athens War Memorial Archives
The wars began, they were termed the Xeno Wars because there would be long periods of between assaults. Sporadic and terrifying, intense and short. Each time a different strategy, or several strategies combined thrown recklessly at the colonies. The events and attacks were broken up into events, descriptive of the nature of the assault. MDF command turned into the Meridian Coaliton, there was no way to detect the origin of the attacks though many attempts were made. The attacker's FTL technology well ahead of their own and unique.
Nano-Plague- After the drones had entered the orbits of every planet. The ones that hadn't exploded on impact began receiving signals and infiltrating the planet wide network with quantum speed. Before coalition forces had found them, and destroyed them with heavy ordnance; what had once been an integral part of Colonial society had turned for the worst. Implants, and nano robotics alike turned into monstrosities. Quick matter buildings became Gothic horror's entombing occupants, implants heated to lethal temperatures while nano machines melded with flesh. The nature of this attack completely altered the landscape of all the colonies within days before petering out. Making all too aware of how vulnerable to cyber attacks and otherwise they were. Their enemy had the upper hand.
Under such duress communications with Earth and TAA were made of the situation. Relief was sent, and a small expeditionary force able to make it through the tumultuous distances. The assistance they were able to offer was meager, though any help at all was seen as hope.
Xenophage- 2 years after the first and second attacks. The relief force had deemed they had fully recovered and that there was no threat to them. This was widely opposed, but there was nothing they could do as the ships slipped away into void.
Another six years passed, relative peace allowing the Colonies to recover, and prepare. An shower of meteorites peppered a few planets in the span of 5 months. Too many to stop, and too small to cause enough damage. Authorities at first signed it off as a natural occurrence.
A seed that had been planted though, in the cores of the small meteorites bore fruition of a creature. Entire hives of Xenomonstrosities purposely created to exterminate sentient forms of life, with all but invisible means of communication attacked settlements one after another. They became referred to as "Bugs" do to their exoskeltal, hive mind like nature. The call for help echoed again in the void. But communications with TAA and Earth had been few and far in between, trade had faltered over the years. There would be no help.
Planets fell to these invaders and they eventually became space born. Conflict rage both in land and sky. Refugees flooded to the more secure planets. While Coalition command struggled to combat the unorthodox creatures. Their mass charge tactics devastating and lighting fast. Norman Bach, head of the Xeno-Warfare team created the Novalan solution, an retrovirus derived from Ostersund's gene tailoring virus. That caused Bug's to die from nutrient deprivation since their blood couldn't carry the needed gases. It was first tested on New Athens, where it was successful, then Olympia where it's partial success allowed Coalition forces to destroy the menace.
However it had been found that there after the Bugs had become resilient to the retrovirus. Even immune, to the point that the war had shifted back to conventional warfare. But the amount of ground gained from the Novalan solution was a turning point. Coalition forces able to defeat the Bugs, however the planets that had been over taken were irredeemable. The wartime emergency government initiated the Casanova protocol, space forces nuking the planets from orbit before sending down forces to clear out the hives, tunnel by tunnel. Down to the man.
The death tolls exceeded comprehension, the destruction nigh but repairable. The aftermath left a bitter, harsh reality for the remnants of the Colonies to pick up, and start rebuilding.
Fallen planets- Dresden, Beijing, Freystadt, and Molsbjerge. casualties- 111,383,848 War time span- 18 years.
Memorial in a small city plaza dedicated to a company of men and women who gave their lives to protect evacuating civilians. Inscribed on the plaque to the left is the company commander's quote to his superiors when disobeying direct orders to retreat. "So that others may live."
Chimeric Invasion- Time passed, mourning had long been pushed away, as weakness was death. Communication and ties to Earth and TAA had all been long lost. A new Era of peace washed over for the next twenty two years and three months. Under these conditions, an summit was held on Olympia with all the representing members of the Nation states, originally referred to as the colonies. The need to unite had been decided, and the Federated Articles of Union were created and signed. The emergency Coalition reformed into the more organized Federal Meridian Armed Forces.
Zeng Ru the first Chief Marshall of the Federal Meridian Armed Forces. The highest ranking member with executive control of all branches and services of the military; note that the uniform seen is an old coalition uniform before they were phased out. She had served 3 years as an officer of a Destroyer, 6 of a cruiser. Then 4 as the commanding officer of an 6 entire battle groups. Leading the campaign that ended the Xenophage war. Her speech upon promotion had been a phrase that has gone down in history. "Unity, through victory."
Marlon Holt first Chairman of the Union, which held the power to veto bills, or military action. Propose either, and enact policies. A survivor of Freystadt, and opposed to extreme military actions such as the Casanova Protocol.
The Meridian Armed forces had been more prepared then ever, the military complex taking up over 52% of Union industry. With military servicemen and women comprising of a insanely high 9.3% of the total population. But being prepared, and actually prepared are two different things. Patrols of the surrounding star systems had soon spotted installations of alien origin. Automated, well defended, but no space forces to be seen. Right away the entirety of the Armed forces was dispatched, with a few reserve forces left to protect the colonies.
The offensive operation named "Bái lóng" or white dragon. Upon destroying the installations from orbit, it was found that reproducing adaptive machines had infested many of the star systems. Xeng Ru continued the onslaught, but only to see the machines begin to copycat, then even exceed their own technology. Thus they were termed the Chimerics, after an mythical beast on Earth. What could have been a lighting fast victory turned into a prolonged, dangerous war.
The Meridian military barely able to contain the machines from expanding in their 5 remaining systems. The creation of tactical EMP weapons being the primary and most effective weapon against them, and pure high mass, and high velocity projectiles being the second. The war spread to the planets, but especially to Olympia and New Athens. Where entire shock waves would rack the atmosphere as the Machines FTL'd into orbit and speed downwards; the machines having developed teleportory FTL of the like which hadn't been seen since the Virgo Incident. Machines assaulting the Planetary Defense Forces and destroying entire cities.
They were losing badly, to the point where the FMAF(Federal Meridian Armed Forces) were on the defense. And with only 4 habitable planets remaining in a fighting shape. The rest too war torn, and taken over by the machines. The defense of those planets turned into guerrilla groups, and civilians sheltered in underground tunnel systems. But a group of scientists who worked alongside the Xeno-warfare team. Had found a weakness, by using the machines own way of communication against them. They studied the effects of the brute force cyber attacks during the Nanoplague. Adapting it to target Chimerics.
The cyber warfare worked, the machines being driven back in droves. The signal infecting each Chimeric, then passing onto another. The FMAF making sure to keep up with the momentum, throwing all remaining forces at them, and sending the signal as far as they could. But the war wasn't to end with such an easily obtained victory. Upon reaching the last remaining Chimeric system. A blinding flash filled the skies in the Gamma Hades system for Olympia had been pulverized by an unknown kinetic strike.
It was found that the Chimerics had developed an FTL weapon of unprecedented power, one that could destroy entire planets. The war ended with massive losses, and a society standing on its stilts. But survival had been attained.
Fallen Planets- Olympia, Perth, Michigan, Holland, Tiāntángmén, Tiananmen, Meshchyora, and Beringia. Casualties- 588,544,653 Total casualties- 719,923,583 Remaining pop- 475,356,417 Surviving planets- New New York, New Athens, Yellowstone, and Ostersund. War Time span- 43 years
Horrifying scene of Olympia's destruction. Captured by a satellite.
Elysium memorial on New New Yok. Dedicated to entire fallen PDF divisions, FMSF Battle groups, and FMMC Companies.
Capital Resurgem, New Athens.
Total Colonized planets
Total orbital habitat swarms
Population of habituated planets
New Athens: 6,938,029,325
New New York: 9,390,203,789
Total Population of habituated objects, Habitat Swarms, Stations, Asteroids, and Small moons.
Tech level: 3
Nuclear Ballistics: Its just as its sounds, with the advancement of material technologies it was possible to create an barrel able to withstand an Implosion type warhead igniting in the breach. The alloy metals used such as Tungsten-Rhenium, or composite materials like fusion fused Boron-nitride-Boron projectiles; propel to faster speeds at longer distances than possible with other more conventional means. The strenuous stresses, and pure mass of using an Nuclear ignited cannon means these are usually spinally mounted to its ship.
Nuclear Pumped X-ray Lasers- Used mostly in Missile Warheads, through less conventional and less damaging, its pure range advantage provides an advantage over other designs.
Shaped Nuclear charges- Another warhead type, with less range but more practical penetration power. Can be used to propel an projectile that is the actual penetrator, or an stand alone Casaba Howizter.
Warp Technology- By using the massive yields of Fusion energy, a ship fitted with spatial distortion tech can fold and bend space time. Thus able to reach FTL speeds without actually inducing inertial stress.
LIDAR(Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging)-Through the use of pulsed lasers, this active sensor is the fastest and most reliable sensor. It creates a image from how the pulsed lasers reflection in the distance. Though at solar distances light speed lag still hampers detection.
Fusion power- Technology has allowed the use of Fusion power in a variety of applications such as power packs for ships, propulsion, and weapons.
Rail Cannons- A combination weapon that is redundant in case of an EMP. Uses both ferromagnetic, and convential ballistic charges to accelerate a round to terminal velocity.
Spatial Distortion- An slightly improved version of the original technology that derrive from TAA, and Sol blueprints. Referred to as "Warp cores", the size of these stellar engines are accurately measured to each vessel's needs. Attempts of weaponization have been made, referred to as the "Scythe" project. It was found the weapons were too unpredictable in nature to use to any degree of effectiveness, not to mention to energy inefficient.
The Federal Forum of the Union. Host to the senate, where many decisions of the Union is made. Resurgem, New Athens.
The Federal Meridian Union is a military democracy. Shaped by the XenoWars. Though freedom of expression, the right to bear arms, and tolerance of religion is maintained. There are many stigmas to them. Prior service members, and active duty members especially are elevated above normal citizens. Only prior, or active members may bear arms, run for Chairman, Vice Chairman, Federal Minister, or Federal Senator. The benefits of military service are so high, that even with rigorous training, and tours. The current military size is 5.2% of the population in a less wartime oriented environment.
Chairman- Figurehead of the government. With power to veto military or senatorial actions and bills.
Vice Chairman- More of a figure head then anything, has diplomatic and ambassadorial honors. Manages the cabinet.
Federal Minister- Governs a planet, or colony.
Minister- Governs a county, or region.
Mayor- Governs a city, town, village, space habitat/s.
Federal Senator- Convenes at the Federal Forum of the Union, primary power is voting on new bills that effect everyone and everything in the Federal Meridian Union.
Senator- Votes on new bills that effect everyone within a planet, or colony.
Congressman/woman- Votes on new bills that effect everyone within a county, or region.
Consular- Votes on new bills that effect everyone within a city, town, village, space habitat/s.
Federal Meridian Armed Forces
In Meridian society, the military is held high above all else. Though human rights are not entirely sacrificed in the name of it during peacetime. Service is voluntary, but this is made up for the fact of huge benefits and comparable pay with civilian jobs. The service terms are universal, and due to life prolongation treatments it has seen the longest service times in human history, up to 40 years. With retirement benefits starting at 20 years, and only getting better with every 5 years mark.
Total Service members: 1,824,227,785
-Chief Marshal of the Federal Meridian Armed Forces --Admiral of the Federal Meridian Space Force ---Joint heads of staff
Federal Meridian Space Force
The FMSF is the most well funded branch of the FMAF. The theory of preventing threats before they can reach or even touch Planets or Colony's well accepted among Military leadership. The FMSF plays a vital roll in vacuum operations, transportation, and supply of ground forces.
Named after the loss of Olympia, this war vessel is made to fight long range in slug fests. The frame, power, and propulsion systems an Co-opt between Heer-Krausser Dynamics and Primeoptum spaceyards. It features asymmetric wipple shields, which is an unorthodox design decision; most of the ships actual length comprises of the auxiliary systems and armoring for the 525mm N.B.C., its spinal mount structure reinforced against potential threats especially ASMs. The ship has been built around redundant systems, so much so that The N.B.C, 85, and 45mm cannons can be operated without power. This ship was designed from the lessons of the Chimeric wars.
Measurements: 446,094 metric Tons, 1.3 Km long. Armaments: 925mm Heer-Krausser Dynamics N.B.C.(Nuclear Ballistic Cannon), 8x radially mounted Bach Solutions Nuclear Powered X-ray Lasers. 30x H-K Dynamics Multipurpose(Including ASMs and AMMs-Anti Missile Missles) launch tubes, 16x H-K Dynamics LASM(Long Range Anti-ship Missle) launch tubes, 10x 85mm H-K Dynamics Multipurpose(Inculding CIWS) rail cannons, 32x 45mm McDowell Landsystems CIWS electrical driven Gatling cannons. Sensors: Infared, LIDAR, Optical, and Radar. Armor: Carbon-Carbon carbide wipple shields, Reactive armor packages, Boron Carbide-UHMWPE composite armor plates, spaced armor techniques, and compartmentalized design. Active Defenses: Tens of Thousands of smoke/chaff dispensers, Experimental EM Field tech, Cyber-warfare suite, redundant subsystems. Munitions: 85 Taurus class LASMs, 100 Jaguar Class LASMs, 343 Meteor Multipurpose Missiles, 186 Hornet class ASMs, 131x 525MM slugs, 825x 85 MM Frag munitions, 315x 85MM APFSDS. 7152x 45MM High Explosive shells. Onboard craft: 16x Phoenix Class Drones, 4x Roland class Transports. FTL:Warp
An older design dating back to the Xenophage. The Huai-Hai class has been continually upgraded and re-serviced in the Space Force. Many remain as the staple flagship of battle groups. Providing more supporting fire power than actual Anti-capital ship capabilities. Though it should be noted that anymore production of these classes is impossible. Since the infrastructure and data pertaining to the Huai-Hai Class has been lost. After the destruction of many of Tao'Xun T&D facilities consecutively in the Xenophage and Chimeric wars.
An ship of the line, conceived by Heer-Krausser Dynamics. The Leipzig class had proven it's worth in the Chimeric wars. Sturdy, reliable. With a bristling armament for it's size. The only thing it lacks is speed. It has been kept up to date, and and renovated over the years.
Designed to be produced in massive numbers, and fill in a variety of roles. The Tao'Xun Faxian class offers versatility above all. It has been configured for the following roles, Scout, CIWS, LASM, and Gunship frigate types. This spaceframe hasn't been tested yet, a recent procurement by the FMSF. Even after trails, the FSMF is awaiting field results to decide whether to introduce the Faxian class into the fleet fully.
The Yanshi class proposed by Tao'Xun, and constructed by Primeoptum spaceyards during the Chimeric wars; was an interim solution to fighting the countless war vessels the Chimerics were able to put out. The Glass cannon theory literally put into play, the vessel quickly earning "The Boomstick" as it's nickname. Presently though the Yanshi Class has been updated to standards with H-K weaponry, classified as an outdated design, and for the most part put into bone yards or reserve units.
Designed in peacetime, the Aradam class was a joint design by Bach Solutions and Primeoptum Spaceyards. The main purpose of this ship being a long range laser frigate, the power pack extensively designed with crew protection in mind. A large downside of this frigate, is it's reliance on automated systems. Though the entire point is to be out of weapons range in the first place. The Engine section notably large looking due to radially mounted drop tanks.
A more recent development by Primeoptum Spaceyards. The Devastator is a purpose built fighter, though the title may say otherwise. The reason for this, is that practically in space, the closest thing to fighter's are drones. During the Chimeric wars, drones were found to be less effective against the machines, larger armaments always needed and redundant systems for increased survival. This led to a preference for Strike Corvettes over fighters and bombers. The Devastator class has quickly become the replacement for older designs, and is the staple of current day FMSF.
Top row, left to right: O-7 Flag Admiral, O-8 Rear Admiral, O-9 High Admiral, O-10 Executor Admiral, O-11 Admiral of the Federal Meridian Space Force. Second row, left to right: O-1 Sub Lieutenant, O-2 Lieutenant, O-3 Flag Officer, O-4 Captain, O-5 Brigadier Colonel, O-6 Colonel. Bottom row left to right: E-1 Spaceman Basic, E-2 Spaceman Apprentice, E-3 Spaceman, E-4 Lance Petty Officer, E-5 Petty Officer, E-6 Senior Petty Officer, E-7 Master Petty Officer.
Federal Meridian Marine Corps
The second most funded branch, the emphasis of the FMMC is mobility, versatility, and capability. FMMC forces are able to be dropped in "Hot" through the atmosphere or land on barren rocks, tanks, artillery, AA, SPAAG's, IFV's, AFV's, APCs; you name it the FMMC has it and can deploy anywhere, anytime. Though a large sacrifice to having this capability is for lighter designs with life support systems able to be properly deployed; is that they are in essence weaker. This is made up for on a focus of elite infantry training, and equipment. A well known stigma for joining the FMMC, is that no matter your MOM(Military Operating Mission) that you must serve 2 years as a Marine Rifleman.
The IS-14/8(Infantry System) is a product of more recent developments. After the Chimeric wars, the FMMC had found the standard small arms rifle cartridge 7mm(Still used by the PDF to this day), was lacking fire power when fighting against machine enemies or otherwise; like the bugs from the Xenophage with reports indicating a dozen or more rounds needed to eliminate a single bug. Thus they had initiated a arms contest, and in the end Tao'Xun Techonolgies and Development won the contract. The Rifle was developed around a high power hunting round only found on Ostersund. Since hunter's there had to contend with large game at long distances. Thus the design was based around the 9.2mm Liger catridge. With further developments making most if not all rounds Teflon coated for vacuum use(Since standard lubricant boils and is useless in zero-g/atmomspheric conditions.). The rifle's materials also made to withstand use in that enviroment. Thus allowing the rifle to be both durable in vacuum and terrestrial scenarios. Today the FMMC exclusively uses the IS14/8. with the IS-14 being the battle rifle variant, and the IS-8 being the Battle carbine variant.
The IS-21 was adopted in about the same time as the IS-14/8. It is an 25mm heavy support weapon. Meant to take down heavily armored personel targets, suppress wiht explosive or airburst ammo, and provide needed fire power against light vehicles. Like the IS-14/8, the IS-21 can be used in vacuum, however it is explicitly not meant to be used in Zero-G conditions unless aboard a ship, or attached to something with mass. The back blast alone will propel you.
IS-21 Heavy Support Rifle Specifications Barrel- Rifled martensitic steel 16" Modes- 2 round burst, semi auto. Ammo- 25mm Bennett, explosive, air burst, slug, AP.
The Comet2M1 is a recent aquisition in the last 15 years, being mass produced to replace the aging fleet of Comet AGS's. It was adopted for its extremely low weight, and relatively high fire support it can provide. Using advanced materials, that may sky rocket costs. This Tank has yet to be tested in combat, and see if it is worth its weight in gold. The down side is that the Tank has to land on planets with considerable gravity wells without modular armor applique; only having its standard chassis and basic composite makeup for protection. Though in an ideal situation the armor aplique would land aside the tanks, and be installed by Marine Combat Engineers. The composite is an Boron Carbide resin aggregate, offering more protection with the armor as such /spaced/Boron resin/Titanium chassis/carbon mesh spalling.
Comet2M1 Specifications Chassis- Grade 38 Titanium alloy Armor- Composite sandwiched between Chasis, Modular armor, Carbon mesh anti-spalling, and ERA blocks. Weapons- 100mm cannon, 12.7mm autocannon. Defense Systems: Laser Warning System, LIDAR and Radar wanring System, CIWS capable secondary, and anti Infared-Laser smoke. Sensor Systems: Infared, optical, LIDAR, and NV mode. Gross weight: 39.2 metric tons.
O-1 Warrant Officer , O-2 Lead Officer, O-3 Lieutenant, O-4 Lance Captain , O-5 Brigadier Major, O-6 Major, O-7 Lieutenant Commander, O-8 Major Commander, O-9 General, O-10 Corps General
With history going back to the days of the colonies. The PDF has carried over alot of tradition. The main funding of the PDF is the planetary installations for missile silos, and CIWS systems. Secondarily the PDF has a Air Force, and a heavily mechanized ground force. Members of the air and ground forces recieve alot of flak for poorer training and less funding. Though considering the fact that they are based primarily on breathable terrestrial worlds. The equipment they can use is actually superior in fighting quality to the other branches in terms of terrestrial combat.
The Paragon MBT was created during the Chimeric war. Intended to survive, and be able to withstand assault while eliminating targets. The Paragon has become a cultural symbol, seen in movies, monuments and more. Though over a century has passed. Continued use of this amazing vehicle is ongoing.
Statistics: Chasis: Chromium Vanadium Steel Armor: Modular Armor, Carbon Mesh spall lining, ERA blocks can be applied. Defense Systems: CIWS capable secondary armaments, Infared-laser blocking smoke(Also greatly decreases laser weapon effectiveness), Laser warning systems, incoming fire warning systems. Sensors: Radar, Infared, Optical cameras, Laser range finder, NV mode. Weapons: 1x 175mm smooth bore main cannon 2x 12.7mm electric gatling cannons, 1x 25mm autocannon Ammo: 52 175mm, 1850 12.7mm, and 810 25mm. Gross weight: 82 metric tons
Before I put it out there at some point this week. Would a remnant US nation sheet including Trump and some original Generals, and cabinet members be fine? I was thinking of it as the main Remenant US Faction. Witholding some of the greatest military power, and operating maybe a tenth of the original bases in the US. While the territory wouldn't be impressive. The true power would come through other means. Firepower, intelligence, proffesional manpower. Mass militias. Were some of my ideas. But the negative would be, being overstretched and too many US supporter factions requiring help.(Oh and btw I'm still working on my interest, work and the combo of ppl losing interest. I slowed down development.)