Deep in the lush woodlands of western Russia, lies a dam. The dam overlooks an industrial complex that gained its place in history long before the Nuclear Dawn or nanotech golden age. These steel mills have always been awe-inspiring works of large scale human engineering, and their abandonment following the nanotech revolution, which rendered them obsolete, gave the Russian military all the freedom they needed to develop a monstrous war machine manufacturing complex under the dormant factories of the past.
Imperial troops, unaware of the value of the location, maintain but a light presence in the area, keeping small patrols and green commanding officers around the wet, rusty hell. They will clash with the Consortium commandos sent to take control of the industrial complex, and gain access to the giant war machine factory underground.
The Consortium start the map on the outskirts of the main industrial complex, located near the hydro power plant, while the Empire are located at the other end of the main power plant, by the high tension pylon lines that once powered this part of Russia.
Vyksa's dam area plays as a mix of urban and vehicular combat, with plenty of tight, enclosed spaces for ground troops, an abandoned airstrip and its ancillary buildings for metal on metal high speed action, and several choke points for commanders to exploit and conquer.
The low rise buildings give Stealth troops many a chance to hide and duck and weave amongst the cooling installations and piping that block view from the ground, and the many tight corners and overgrown passages in between the ruined production facilities can serve as lethal ambush points.
Combine the varied layout with a medium map size, and Vyksa is guaranteed to soon become a tense, tightly packed combat experience that no green recruit will survive.
Soon, the sound of rain will no longer be associated with quiet and relaxation, but rather with the devastation of ironworks, and the quiet before the once peaceful woodlands come alive once again… with the fury of war.