Third Development Blog #3
Campaign devs have been working hard over the last 2 weeks to bring you an amazing and enjoyable experience for this campaign.
This Blog will be about the two factions, flags and lore.
First Faction is the Confederacy
So since the Confederacy won the last campaign we have brought them back in to this one because it's logical to retain the winning faction. There will be new faction leaders chosen due the old ones dying in the last campaign when the Crown Commonwealth assassinated them.
This flag is a combination of the conferdery's flags from both campaigns 2.0 and 4.0 symbolizing the union of the 2 continents on the map.
After the Rossiyskiy Soyuz was defeated, many of its people integrated into the Grande République, but they would find that they were second class citizens compared to the native-born Republicans so a group of them met in secret and they would eventually rise up and declare their freedom. While the war between the Crown Commonwealth and the Grande République raged on, the “Confederacy” as they called themselves recruited mercenaries from all corners of the world. First came Helmet von Moltke, a strategist and artillery commander. Although he didn’t have very many people following him, the Confederate leadership recognized his brilliance and offered him a leadership of their government. Next was a fierce warlord named Lexxe Xander, who led his many Hakkapeliitta in service to the newly formed Confederacy.
The République found itself suffering defeat after defeat and when the Commonwealth defeated their last holdout, the remainder of the Republican forces joined the Confederacy. Even their territories in Narople would fight under the Bear flag of the Confederacy.
In the northern front, Helmet von Moltke would fight the Commonwealth with his unorthodox foreign tactics: An artillery barrage followed by a single massive bayonet charge supported by cavalry with grenadiers at the front. In the southern front, The Tax Collector would fight honorably and predictably and fall in battle. Although Moltke would win the war in the north, the southern island of Narople was now being threatened by a group calling itself “The tri-anglo axis”. Helmet agreed to pay Lexxe and his mercenaries with rich lands if they joined his expeditionary force south to reinforce Narople.
The Axis would initially find victory on Narople and it seemed like they were the clear victors, however during the siege of Lidorska, the Confederate capital in the region, Helmet von Moltke and Lexxe’s Hakkapeliitta sailed south together and would arrive just in time to break the siege and wipe out one of the Commonwealth armies. Helmet would learn early on that the strategies he used in the north wouldn’t help him here, as this was where the Commonwealth would focus most of their attention.
Helmet and Lexxe adapted to the Commonwealth’s newfound strength however, and their expeditionary force would go on to win victory after victory. The République’s capital of Oldbastion was liberated and the Confederacy would find its ranks swelling with patriotic Republicans who wanted to kick the Commonwealth out of their island.
At this point Moltke agreed to allow Lexxe and his Hakkapeliitta to settle on Narople and the island in the northeast, L’aumond, but not everybody in Moltke’s government agreed.
Moltke and Generalissimus Skeeprinski, the second in command of the Confederate Narople Expeditionary Force, were discussing the siege of the city of Cernbridge. At the same time, the Commonwealth had sent a squad of their most elite soldiers to kill the C-NEF command. Moltke and Skeeprinski both put up a valiant fight but in the end both men were killed. The Commonwealth was successful, but they were too late. Orders were already dispatched and the bulk of the Confederate army on Narople was already en-route to Cernbridge.
Later that night, Guy “Stonewall” Fawkesson arrived at the gates of Cernbridge, the Commonwealth’s last fortified position in Narople. The walls were thick and most of the NEF artillery had been exhausted at this point in the war, so Stonewall ordered his infantry to place TNT to crack the walls. While it managed to break open the gate, the whole Commonwealth force focused on the small opening long enough for Moltke’s nephew and his squad to climb the walls on the opposite side of the city. Once inside the walls, the single Confederate line distracted the Commonwealth forces to allow the rest of the army to rush in and capture the city. The Confederacy would finally defeat the Commonwealth once and for all, but at what cost?
Second Faction is the Grand Empire
If you ever played campaign 3.0 you will remember the faction called The Grande République; This faction is back for the new campaign with a new name and a whole new team. It was brought back because they have had a while to reform their army and bring in new formations which no faction has ever seen before.
Grand Empire Flag
We have chosen this flag for the Grand Empire because we wanted it to resemble a new local regime, a dictatorship while still retaining elements of the french and previous campaigns.
Grand Empire Lore
When Lexxe saw the territory that once belonged to the Grande République, he laid claim. This was the land he wanted to rule. Reluctantly, Moltke would agree to grant the land to Lexxe on the condition that he remained a loyal vassal of the reformed Confederacy. After the siege of Oldbastion, Lexxe would begin his rule as Lord of Narople and LAumond while the rest of the Confederate forces continued the war.
Lexxe would discover a Commonwealth plot to kill Moltke and his high command in order to disrupt and demoralize the army and so he sent one of his fastest Hakkapeliitta riders to warn them. The mercenary horseman would arrive at Moltke’s camp just before the assassins, and he was able to warn the Confederate leader long enough for a defense to be organized. It turned out to be more than simple assassins, however. A short battle ensued in which Moltke and his second in command were both killed. The Confederacy would go on to win the war, however it was now leaderless with no heir.
Inside Moltke’s camp was a letter that was to be delivered to the mainland informing the rest of the government of the decision to grant Lexxe land. The letter would never get sent to the mainland, however, as the Commonwealth assassin team burned down the compound before they left. The majority of the Confederate government would never be informed of Lexxe’s status as a vassal of the Confederacy.
This would inevitably lead to conflict, as the Confederate government didn’t recognize Lexxe’s status as a legitimate ruler, let alone a vassal, and so he would go on to organize his own government, the Grand Empire. One of the Hakkapeliitta would raise an army to rebel against Lexxe to claim the empire for himself. Lexxe lost the battle and so he killed himself to regain his honour.
More to come in the next coming week!!
To Join each faction role type in #role_assign / !iam Grand Empire or !iam Confederacy