Beta version of VNO. The beta is pretty much z3rox's mod with a few new additions with units an dplanets but not much else. It's just to get you interested...
The Empire had just destroyed Alderaan. Vader, after years of training and preparation, believed it was now time to move against the Emperor. Vader made a surprise visit to Coruscant and rendezvoused with his Sith apprentice, Darth Caezar. They moved quickly and in an epic struggle with Palpatine, Vader emerged victorious as the new Emperor. Caezar became his second-in-command. Vader moved quickly to consolidate his power and legitimize his rule, winning the support of nearly the entire Empire through fear and admiration. He also won much support by personally leading his men into battle fearlessly and by taking an active role in running the day-to-day functions of the Empire, unlike Palpatine who had greatly isolated himself from the galaxy. He also continued the massive military buildup of the Empire. Due to this, many new people flocked to the Imperial cause signing up for the Imperial Military and Administration. The Empire was swarmed with patriots willing to lay down their lives for the Empire.
Mara Jade at first opposed the two but soon relented due to her love for Darth Caezar, and the two wed. Tarkin respected Vader enough to accept him as leader, knowing how powerful and intelligent Vader was. Vader, even though he took the throne by coup, was accepted as the legitimate Emperor - not by all however. The equally power hungry Dark Jedi Jerec, using the Dark Side and cunning, won support of some Imperial commanders and established his own evil Empire, named the Grand Imperium. He was joined by Zsinj, Kaine, and an assortment of other Imperials, including the Inquisitor Tremayne. He declared war on Vader and prepped his forces for battle.
The Rebel Alliance saw this new Imperial Civil War as an opportunity to keep the Imperials attention elsewhere and their forces divided. The few remaining Jedi still hoped for a restoration of the Old Order. Their hope and confidence boosted hugely, the Rebels were now ready to set up and dig in for this war of galactic liberation.
But other powers now saw their chance at galactic domination. With the Emperor gone, Prince Xizor could now duke it out with the Dark Lord for control. He began pooling all his resources into an all-out war with the Empire, although he retained his legal (and illegal) business operations, after all, the Black Sun was a crime syndicate. He was joined by the Dark Lord Darth Maul, who escaped Sidious' grasp and once more went into hiding, but now saw his chance for revenge. The Hutt Cartel once dominated the galaxy and with strong leadership and immense wealth from piracy, they could again. Thousands of years ago, the Mandalorians were the most feared warriors in the galaxy who fought glorious battles against the Jedi and Sith. They built a powerful empire of their own. Why not again? Could a new Mandalore reunite the scattered clans and roaming mercenaries into a professional and deadly Mandalorian force.
Many challenges lie ahead for the new Emperor. Even with an unmatched and loyal military, the task will be daunting. Can Vader reunite the fractured Empire while holding off Pirates, Rebels, and Mandalorians on multiple fronts? Can he preserve order in the inevitable chaos and return peace to the galaxy. Can he achieve the ancient Sith dream of total galactic control? Or will you try and restore so-called freedom to the galaxy as the Rebels or create your own empire as one of the other factions? This is Vader's New Order - Empire Surrounded!
The non-playable factions will be:
Corporate Sector Authority
2 Small Imperial Splinter factions kinda like Warlords (loyal to neither Vader or Jerec)
maybe the Zann Consortium will sneak its way back in since crime is a big part of Star Wars but they will be small time
maybe the Hapes Consortium
Also adding a cool new buildings for the Empire (and a change of Imperial Policy): Vader and Caesar want as many soldiers for the Empire as they can get and are much more progressive than Palpatine, and some Aliens are loyal to the Empire or willing to fight for them. With the war growing into more than just crushing a Rebellion, the Empire needs manpower and Vader is moving to push past old policies. Recruit Auxiliary Aliens Squads with the Allied Alien Recruitment Center. Although the Empire is normally xenophobic, Vader still keeps up a image of human superiority as to not upset the human populace, while Caesar is more progressive believing that race doesn't matter as long as they are good soldiers. (Kinda got the idea from SWTOR with the Sith Empire changing and recruiting aliens because of it's desperate need of soldiers towards the end of the game.)
Also you will be able to build: Imperial Outpost. Tired of wasting money for a big base on some backwater planet or unstrategic world, now you can build an IMPERIAL OUTPOST which will allow the recruitment of a few different Imperial units like Army troopers or AT-STs as well as providing a credit bonus to the planet. It will be all you need.
I've also added a area of recrutiment system to several units, mainly Imperial, in order to stress the reality of building the product on the correct planet and then actually having to ship it to where you want it like real militaries have to do. Such as AT-STs (with the exception of the Imp Outpost) are special to Balmorra, Rothana, and a small number of other worlds.
Lastly, I finished adding the heroes to the Hutts and will get to work on the others. I will have a pic up by the end of the day and I was serious when I said I needed a modeller. I have a special easter egg planned and may need a modeller for some new species or something, thanks.