Ok, so having last night, finalised the organisation for the 1st Sqdn. Fenland Air Assault Regiment I thought I would post it up here so that you have some idea of where this initial crazy idea is going. This blog also helps me to keep all my ideas for my home grown sci-fi world in one place so that I dont suffer a complete brain overload!
Organisation first, then discussion:
x1 Anti-Grav Command Vehicle
x1 Mobile Communication Centre/Post
x1 Logistics vehicle/Mobile Re-supply centre
HQ Fire Support
x2 Mobile Rocket Batteries
HQ AA Support
x2 SP AA Guns (Area Defence?)
X1 Light Anti-Grav Command Vehicle
X2 VTOL Troop Transports
x2 Infantry Squads
x2 AV infantry w/small arms
2nd, 3rd and 4th Section as per 1st.
Infantry Heavy Support Section
x2 VTOL Troop Transport (converted) (maybe 3?)
x2 Light Gun Sleds (x2 Infantry Crew per Gunsled) (maybe 3?)
Recon Section (Sqdn. HQ) (Comms Centre)
X3UAV VTOL Gunship
Close Support Section (Sqdn HQ)
X3 VTOL Gunships
So thats the finalised organisation for the first squadron of the Fenland Air Assault Regiment (FAAR) of the New Fenland Republic in the Dis-United Kingdom. The 1st Squadron bares the nickname the 'Flying Frogs' which is a long but hilarious story which we do not, sadly, have time for right now.
However we do have time for some general musings on backgrounds, potential scenarios, operations and events that may or may not take place in the Dis-United Kingdom. That is the wonderful thing about sci-fi, especially 15mm sci-fi- no one can tell you that you are wrong!!! Especially if its your own homegrown world/background/story/planet/space, whatever...
I just wrote a lovely long post and lost it all after this point- thanks very much BT you really are completely useless!!!
So lets try again. My sci-fi world is set 200 years in the future in a place called the Dis-United Kingdom. As a result of economic, social, political, population, and monarchical upheaval (perhaps brought about by the New World Order? Conspiracy theorists get your coat, you've pulled) the United Kingdom fianlly broke down into complete anarchy. Slowly 9 super states emerged 200 years on and each state now wants to consolidate its position in the uneasy peace and slowly lay plans to become the state that re-unites the Dis-United Kingdom. One of these states is the New Fenland Republic. The New Fenland Republic controls at the moment, most of what used to be East Anglia as well as parts of Essex and Kent.
As a result, the New Fenland Republic inherited many abandoned and disused airfields, which one by one were recommissioned and refitted. Slowly, as a result of this, the New Fenland Republic developed an impressive, professional and advanced air fleet from which the Fenland Air Assault Regiment was born. This new unit soon earned itself a mostly good reputation and is now somewhat of an elite in the world of the Dis-United Kingdom.
Due to limited resources, populations and poor global economies, the states of the Dis-United Kingdom are mid-tech sci-fi at best for the more professional, elite units. Most units verge on low to mid tech. I much prefer this sort of grubby, slow to recover struggling land of disparate states each vying for greater power and control at their neighbours expense. On top of this not all the lands fall under the control of one of the dominant states but, rather, are borderlands and rebel territories where miltias and pirates roam and chieftains and warlords (low tech) hunger for alliances and the destruction of their own rivals. Or may unite against a common threat such one of the super states on a land grab.
This, means, therefore, that there is much diversity in this low to mid-tech sci-fi world and offers many differing and interesting scenarios for which I already have some good ideas. However more on this in future posts.
Initially, I will concentrate on buying, building and painting the 1st Sqdn. Fenland Air Assault Regiment as well as blogging about developments about or in the world of the Dis-United Kingdom and hopefully build up the background, stories and scenarios for all to see and hopefully enjoy!? By the way, please please please leave a comment if you have enjoyed reading this but i dont think anyone has yet lol!
One of the main reasons for this blog is so that I can concentrate my thoughts and ideas about this, my first ever foray into 15mm sci-fi, and even if they arent used, it will help to prevent my brain from overloading!
I will initially concentrate on one states forces at a time and develop backgrounds to them as I go. So initially it will be the New Fenland Republic. Once I have forces for this states I will buy and paint some rebel forces for cross border missions and land grabs that affirm and demonstrate to the other states the New Fenland Republic's strength. Once I have sufficient rebel forces for small scenarios I will then build on another state and so on. I hope to have a story/background for each rebel force as well.
The New Fenland Republic can field 3 main forces and these are:
Fenland Air Assault Regiment (FAAR)
Fenland Marine Corps (FMC)
Fenland Defence Militia (FDM)
I will develop the background to each of these in the near future as well as buying and painting the minis. For the time being I will be using Ground Zero Games.
Well, toodaloo for now.
More photos of painted minis, more background and general musings.
P.S If you have enjoyed reading this or have any thoughts or ideas then please, please, please leave a comment so that I know I'm not some lonely loony!?
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Welcome, visitor, to the world of the Dis-United Kingdom. A dark world set two hundred years in the future.
After the bloody and chaotic breakup of the Dis-United Kingdom anarchy reigned supreme and daily survival for each individual was never a guarentee but, rather, was hard fought and easily lost.
Then slowly small, fledgling states began to form in the ashes of the breakup of the United Kingdom and like tiny Phoenix's they each grew and became stronger and stability in each region grew.
But alas, the stability was never going to be long lived and tensions between neighbouring states grew as each vied for larger territories and greater control over the Dis-United Kingdom as it became known. Each state formed its own basic military forces mostly of militias and home defence units with whatever weaponry and hardware was still available at minimal cost.
Soon these forces became more and more professional as neighbour fought neighbour and the weaker states were rendered extinct their brief history wiped by their more powerful, successful neighbour and this continued and escalated up and down the lands. Eventually nine super states emerged, each with their own distinct military and an un-easy peace descended as each remaining state sized up its neighbour and took stock of all that had happened.
Now, 200 years on although an un-easy peace sits upon the land like a late snowfall in early spring, it is obvious that it is slowly melting and war will soon erupt to decide who will ultimately re-unite the Dis-United Kingdom.