Greetings, everyone, and welcome to our third development blog for the new Red Wars 2. In this blog we will be showcasing the People’s Republic of the Khergits. We will be going over the faction's lore, playstyle, troops, and more.
The Red Khergit horde sweeps across the steppes, much as their ancestors did in the early days. Spurred forth by promises of a better future they fight the last remnants of the Vaegir Empire in a highly mobile war of supremacy. The Khergits will serve the Communist cause, even if it means soaking the entirety of Calradia with blood, even sacrificing entire generations at the altar of ideology; their zeal and fervour knows no limits, even the Vaegirs seek to reign in their eastern comrades, but for now they are happy to let them rampage across Swadia and the Sarrinian desert, but fear that their Anarchic form of communism may spread throughout the Vaegir populace.
The Khergits field a army of poorly equipped and poorly armed soldiers, their strength is in numbers and their melee infantry, colloquially known as the "Greatswords", and being steppe nomads they also field a high amount of mediocre cavalry to act as a shock and awe vanguard, but the Khergits are best not caught in a defensive position, as their forces cannot withstand a sustained assault from ranged units.
The Khergit form of communism is one where a hierarchy dominates, but anarchy reigns; A leadership class of warlords dominates the army, and the army dominates the peasants, and all are beholden to the Chairman and his elite political class. The political elite constantly fan the flames of anarchy, lawlessness and revolution to ensure that political opposition from moderates is suppressed through mob rule, and those from the old Imperial intelligencia can be eliminated by the Khergit elite’s personal paramilitary organizations with approval from the peasantry.
Their military is controlled by a kabal of revolutionary warlords, each with their own vast private army at their beck and call, and these warlords are always willing to serve the Chairman and his circle of elites. These warlords each have their own motivation, some serve out of ideological purity, others have more nefarious reasons, but avarice overrides all motivations at the end of the day, and in this political climate there's always opportunity to acquire material wealth through a wide variety of means.
Unique Khergit melee weapons.
In the next blog we will be showcasing the cornered Nords in the north. Stay tuned.
the Red Wars team.