Tom Clancy's EndWar - Faction Overview
Written Tuesday, December 04, 2007 By Geoff WhiteView author's profile
War is coming. Three superpowers are on a collision course and each will have their most elite special rapid-deployment forces lead the charge into battle.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Once strong allies, the US has broken ranks with the EU due to a controversial and costly military space race. This rivalry peaks when the U.S. prepares to launch the Freedom Star, an orbital space station that will upset the balance of power.
Joint Strike Force:
This group of elite soldiers is modeled after today's Marine Expeditionary Units which are known for their integration of air and ground combat elements. The Joint Strike Force (JSF) excels in precision firepower and is capable of rapid deployment anywhere in the world. Epitomizing the saying, “high speed, low drag”, the JSF is built around small, fast, and light units. It also specializes in state-of-the-art stealth technology and battlefield robotics. The JSF has access to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Automated Sentry Drones, and state-of-the-art stealth technology.
EUROPEAN FEDERATION – The European Federation is a superpower entity that was formed in the wake of the nuclear war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2016 and the ensuing energy catastrophe. In response to these events, Western Europe -- with the notable exception of the UK and Ireland -- came together, creating a single, unified nation.
Consummate professionals, the European Federation Enforcers Corps is made up of veteran elite counter-terrorist and peacekeeping forces from throughout Europe. Calm and precise, these highly-trained and experienced soldiers are especially skilled in urban warfare. While their weaponry may not be as “dead on” precise as those of the JSF and their units are slightly less armored, they excel in electronic warfare as well as advanced directed energy weapons technology, and have faster vehicles. The Enforcers Corps also have access to the world’s best “less than lethal” weaponry.
RUSSIA - Now the world's largest supplier of oil, Russia has experienced an economic boom of epic proportions. It has used its newfound affluence to build up its military to levels beyond those of the Cold War and is once again a true Superpower in the world arena.
Spetznaz Guard Brigade:
Soldier for soldier, there is no force on the planet that can match the Spetznaz Guard Brigade in terms of raw brute force. Its members are all hardened veterans of Russia's many regional conflicts. Some say that these Brigades are made up of people who have seen too much of war and have lost any regard for human life. While this may be true, the Spetznaz Guard Brigade is a highly effective, determined, and deadly force. Its focus is on heavy weapons and heavy armor. They are also excellent and modifying what equipment they have on hand to suit their needs, so their vehicles often bristle with bolted-on weaponry that the original designer never intended or even