Greetings, everyone, and welcome to our second development blog for the new Red Wars 2. In this blog we will be showcasing one of the notorious faction of Red Wars, the Swadian Reich. We will be going over the faction's lore, playstyle, troops, and more.
Decades ago Swadia was once the seat of the Calradic Empire, it is now a nation stricken by societal decay. The people plagued by starvation, aristocrats have been reduced to beggars and ineffective foreign intervention only spurs further resentment towards the outsiders whom are blamed for the current state of Calradia. A people tortured with anguish and hatred seek not the guidance of their kings who are merely puppets of foreign empires, but that of revolutionaries; Proponents of national socialism and fascist ideologies. They spread their radical ideals, rouse the ire of the populace and openly battle against the defenceless and weak Swadian monarchy. Victorious this new Swadian regime brings food to the masses, hope to the downtrodden, and a lash to foreign interlopers. The Swadian heartlands remain from this day forth isolated, whilst the brutal fascist regime spreads its influence across Calradia.
The Swadian army fields a diverse mix of different troops focused around defence; regular infantry, marksmen, grenadiers, machinegunners, anti-personnel troopers, lancers and carabiniers can be found in their armies. Their specialization is explosives, fielding the feared "panzerjaegers", armed with high explosive anti-armour rockets which pack an incredible punch against clusters of infantry. Their mid-tier forces are equipped with obsolete grenades and SMGs as part of their standard combat equipment, giving them an explosive edge against their enemies. A frontal assault will be fatal.
The Swadians are surrounded by enemies: Nords, Vaegirs and Khergits all threaten Swadia, however in this time of war they have formed a strong alliance with their age old nemesis: The Rhodoks, and across the ocean to the west Helvetia stands as a staunch ally. The Swadian Empire is among the stronger factions in Calradia, matched only by the Vaegirs and Khergits in regards to power. The Swadian political system is dominated by a "revolutionary elite", a neo-aristocracy made of racially and ideologically pure national socialistic revolutionaries and Swadianschutztruppe paramilitarists, whom are generally confidants of and chosen by Chancellor Einrich Graf.
In the next blog we will be showcasing our friends in the north-east, the Vaegirs. Stay tuned.
the Red Wars team.