"Traitors. Rebels. Terrorists. These are words often associated with the New Conglomerate, However, to many the soldiers of the New Conglomerate are something else entirely: Heroes. Freedom Fighters. Protectors."
The New Conglomerate is a loosly connected group of rebel factions and idealistic freedom fighters, the New Conglomerate fights against the hegemony of the Terran. The New Conglomerate is a separatist faction determined to remain free of the controlling and domineering Republic. They feel that any form of control is oppression and that a miserable free man is better off than a contented slave. They may seem like they would be light on equipment because it is a rebel group, however, this faction can hit hard and take hits back. They have won many battles against the TR and VS alike.
"Freedom through force"
"Freedom over oppresion"
"A miserable free man is better off than a contented slave."
The NC's primary color is blue, which represents liberty.
The NC's secondary color is gold, which represents valiance.
The New Conglomerate (NC) split from the Terran Republic due to its totalitarian oppression and is now determined to write a new history free of the overbearing and draconian Republic. Now an empire in their own right they are in total open war with both the Terran Republic and the Vanu Sovereignty, seeking to free humanity from the tyrannical grip of the former, and defend them from the fanatical alien influence of the latter.
Since the start of hostilities, the unpredictable and ruthless tactics employed by the insurgent NC have allowed them to gain significant ground against the seemingly overwhelming TR military. Their methodology is to achieve victory by any means necessary and they are not afraid to use experimental weaponry, guerrilla tactics or unconventional warfare if the need arises. The New Conglomerate's philosophy of warfare stresses brute force, thus their tactics rely upon heavy tanks, hard-hitting weapons systems, and shields hoping to smash the enemy in the initial contact before they can react.
The New Conglomerate weaponry is built around hitting first, hitting the hardest and taking quite the beating in doing so. Although their weapons might not have the most finesse (often having strong kick, long reload times, and slower firing rates), they do pack one hell of a punch. And while not blessed with the infinite resources of the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate has managed to build up enormous reserves of weapons, armor and vehicles which are well maintained. Their equipment might not be the prettiest on the battlefield, but the New Conglomerate's philosophy is that, so long as a weapon shoots straight, it will get the job done. This means to the Freedom Fighters that there is an incredibly diverse range of weapons and gadgets to work with.
On the vehicle side of things, the New Conglomerate has two unique empire exclusive vehicles, the Reaver- an attack fighter and the Vanguard, a main battle tank. Whether in the air or on land, the NC vehicles pack on more armaments and armor as well as abilities that allow them to stay in battle longer than the other empire's counters. While the NC vehicles excel in durability and sheer firepower, the chink in their thick hide is the lack of mobility and speed.
The Reaver may be slower to fire and move, but it makes up for it in sheer firepower and damage output. The Reaver boasts excellent durability, the ability to pack on more armaments and armor, and when the Reaver's weapons hit their mark the enemy certainly knows it. Some may think that do to it having the worst maneuverability, it is the worst aircraft. But find a skilled reaver pilot, and you aircraft will be blown to bits while the reaver flies asway even if you both hit each others the same amount of times.
The Vanguard follows the same philosophy as the NC Reaver. The Vanguard is the slowest of the main battle tanks and slowest to fire, however it is also the best armored of all the medium battle tanks and its weapon capabilities are devastating to both infantry and air craft alike. Most people fear this tank as it can take a missle to the back and tolerate it. The vanguard driver using the heavy slow firing turret may make aircraft and light assault think they can easily take out the tank but with a gunner the tank will not be an easy target.
Notable Quote Regarding the Terran Republic
"This whole mess comes down to a bunch of military despots being unwilling to let go of the reins of power. We're not going to live under Terran Republic dictatorship any longer, and we'll fight them to the last man to show it. We won't stop until the people can control their own destinies; we'll live our lives, run our businesses, and raise our families - without the constant oversight of men with guns.”
Notable Quote Regarding the Vanu Sovereignty
"Seems like they've forgotten that it wasn't too long ago we were all in the same boat. Unfortunately their fanaticism has become dangerous. Frankly, their "convert or else" attitude reminds me of the goddamned TR. There's no place for the Vanu Sovereignty in a free world, because they refuse to respect my right to tell them to stick their tech where the sun don't shine."
Should You Choose This Empire?
As usual it all comes down to preference. If you want to be super mobile and fast with fast firing guns this is not the empire for you.
If you want to be able to take some hits and be able to hit back then this is the empire for you.
This is also an empire the strives for freedom so if you don't this is not the empire for you.