The series begins with a war between Earth and the colonies. On one side is the Earth Alliance, and on the opposite is the space colonies that form ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty). Mankind has evolved into new forms through genetic engineering, with normal humans known as 'Naturals' and the genetically altered known as 'Coordinators'.
An international coalition formed by the PLANT sponsor nations and their terrestrial allies to battle the forces of ZAFT. The Earth Alliance is not a single political entity, but rather a collaboration between several individual nations, which regard each other as potential adversaries even though they are currently united against a common foe. The dominant powers within the Earth Alliance are the Atlantic Federation, the Eurasian Federation, and the Republic of East Asia, all three of which invested heavily in the construction of the PLANTs. The South African Union and the United States of South America are junior partners in the Alliance, with the latter having been forcibly annexed by the Atlantic Federation at the start of the war.
The military forces of the PLANTs. ZAFT is a militia made up of civilian volunteers, and the organization has no formal rank structure, so its members are instead addressed by descriptive titles like "commander" and "captain." The ZAFT forces are organized into independent teams named after their commanders, and much like the modern-day U.S. Marines these teams can operate equally well on land, at sea, in air, or in outer space. Since ZAFT's membership is made up of genetically enhanced Coordinators, its forces are more than a match for the numerically superior Earth Alliance.
ZAFT was originally a political organization called the Zodiac Alliance, which was founded in C.E. 50 by Siegel Clyne and Patrick Zala. The Zodiac Alliance took on its present name in C.E. 65, and three years later it was reorganized to become an explicitly military organization equipped with the revolutionary new weapons known as mobile suits.
The Gundam Legacy Team has released its test Alpha version of the mod. You can download it in the downloads section. Right now it only changes the first two tech levels of space skirmish. Basically this will be the base that we will build the rest of the mod from, however we are looking for some imput on what direction we should take the mod. This is the main reason we decided very early on that the first test version of the game would be made public. So stop by the forums and let us know what you think.
In an ideal world this is the team's game plan for 2007, real life permiting of course.
--Release Test alpha-- (done)
-Build Ground combat systems (in progress)
-Build basic Galactic Conquest systems
--Release full Seed Beta--
-Create Destiny era space units
-Create Destiny era ground units
-Create Missions and campaigns