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Posted by SwissKnight on Apr 21st, 2009

In a move widely described by military analysts as “unexpected” today, the Soviet government announced that it will immediately begin sending military forces to the New Weimar Republic to protect the system from “unwarranted German aggression”. While the first vanguard of ships to arrive in the Vega System are comprised of smaller planetary defence corvettes and frigates, the possibility has not been ruled out that larger ships may be redeployed as well.

Suvorov Light Corvette

The deployment of military vessels to the Vega system puts the Soviet Union in direct conflict with the Sol Doctrine, an agreement written nearly 200 years ago when humanity first began colonizing new worlds. However, the Doctrine has been criticized as being hopelessly out of date.

“The Sol Doctrine was signed at a time when the Democratic Federation, Greater German Reich, Empire of Japan, and Soviet Union were the only real interstellar powers. Now we have the Brazilian Unitary, New Weimar Republic, and dozens of smaller factions which have settled on the planets covered by the treaty,” says Nathan Pike, a professor of history at the University of Atlantica in the Oceanic Federation. “While the Sol Doctrine was instrumental in preventing the superpowers from settling too close to Earth, in modern times the only thing it has done is allow a rampant spread of piracy in the Solar Sector. Indeed, ship losses to pirates in the region are second only to the lawless Luktopia Confederacy, which was recently categorized as a failed state.”

Still, while the Sol Doctrine is behind the times, many are still wary of the Soviet interest in Vega. “A Soviet fleet in the Solar Sector, no matter how small, threatens to destabilize the entire region. What can we hope to do if they send in a Moscow or Odessa class warship?” commented Peter Campbell, planetary Governor of Alpha Centauri.

While the Soviet Union has assured Solar Sector governments they have no plans to divert capital ships from the German border, for some that isn’t enough. For the BBC, I’m Jane Perry, reporting from Vega.

And in some out of universe updates today, the second part of our three part look into the Dawn of Victory Storyline has been released. So check it out below.

You can also download in either High Definition or Standard Definition

The first part of our storyline trailers can be found here or on our ModDB video page.

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Lord_Mordja Apr 22 2009 says:

****-en beautiful.

Question, are there any plans to implement Manshooter's volumetric explosions, or will you be making your own?

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hydrocarbon000 Apr 22 2009 replied:

Preferably making our own but I got permission from him a while back just in case. His work is amazing.

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Khalus Apr 22 2009 says:

You guys never cease to amaze me xD

Fantastic :)

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Stukov961 Apr 22 2009 says:

This is really good!
Keep it up :)

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GunShip05 Apr 22 2009 says:

That has to be the most epic trailer for a mod ever!

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RogerRamjet Apr 22 2009 says:

Excellent all round. Professional quality models, textures, concept art and excellent promo video. Tops marks and looking forward to playing it...

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Soul_XP Apr 22 2009 says:

I love the concept art, it's so awesome :).

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Bird_of_Prey Apr 22 2009 says:

Yet more amazing work! Great news post. Really looking forward to this.

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WarCrime342 Apr 22 2009 says:

If this gets front page, expect a plethora of new fans.

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MaximForever Apr 30 2009 says:

Wow started in 06 were in 09, any idea when this is actually gonna be playable, don't get me wrong looks awesome, but at this rate there gonna have sins 2 out before this.

I understand perfection, but heck like everything in life it's a work in progress even when your done it's gonna need beta testing, who knows the amount of bugs will be involved that could take months if not longer.

Anyways just saying, by the time you finish this, there may not be much people left actually playing, but as is still wish you the best, honestly think it could be an amazing experience, have a good one peace.

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SwissKnight May 1 2009 replied:

Originally this mod was for Empire at War, when we switched over in 2008 we were basically starting from scratch. As far as I am concerned, this mod started in Febuary of 08.

Sins is a resilient game, I'm sure it will be popular for a long time.

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