National Assembly faction review for lore and getting to know this side more closely. The article is not final and may be changed up to completely in future.
golden sparks are sprays of fire,
rejoice the hammer in strong hand!”
National Assembly is one of the main factions in Rogue Republic, a rapidly growing revolutionary group in Eastern Europe sharing ideology of neo-imperialism, New Dawn, transhumanism and even sectarianism. The organization states not just political slogans, but promises that the biological advancements it has access to will help the nations of Eastern Europe to form a new world superpower and overcome depopulation. Little is known about the key figures of National Assembly or their background. What’s for sure - they will resolve to whatever means possible to stop further Russian advance in Eastern Europe even up to unlimited use of radioactive and chemical weapons.
Order of battle
Doctrine: hit-n-run tactics, easy to assemble units, war of attritionStrength: cheap prices, readiness to use WMDs if needed, devastating but scarce experimental weapons. The National Assembly can hold on, suffer casualties and continue attacks, while its more hi-tech enemies are running out of economy and reserves.Weaknesses: has relatively few armored units, most of really powerful weapons can be only smuggled via black market or assembled from destroyed enemy vehicle parts
Since National Assembly is not a state entity, they fill their arsenals by salvaging phased out vehicles, producing their own makeshift armor and smuggling from ex-Ostlavic army arsenals. As Ostslavia was one of the strongest militaries in Eastern Europe before the war, some of these weapons are pretty lethal like the 2S4 Big Tulip self-propelled seismic gun or XT-1 “Bastion” experimental heavy tank. However the backbone of National Assembly military wing are makeshift technicals, buggies and light tanks, which are designed with Eurasian steppes in mind.
It was rumoured by Russian media but not confirmed that mutant soldiers serve in National Assembly shock divisions. Another mystery remains National Assembly’s apparent interest for Soviet genetical program.
It’s hard to trace exactly the origins of National Assembly. Some researchers assume that National Assembly was originally a rogue officers group inside Soviet-era Ukraine, some insist that the group is relatively recent in existence. There are even versions stating that National Assembly is founded by mutated castaways from the radioactive regions, namely General Stavros who is credited to have inconceivable telepathic abilities.
Baptism of fire
Whatever is the date of foundation of the group, it has taken its first baptism of fire during the Winter revolution in Ostslavia, when National Assembly was the key armed group overthrowing the pro-Russian regime. National Assembly volunteers commenced street fights against government troops, captured key buildings and airports, preventing both Ostslavic government and Russia from moving reinforcements into the Ostslavic capital city of New Arkaim. However the president still managed to bring two strongest loyal tank battalions to the city. The revolution was on the brink of defeat, since the crowd was helpless against heavy armor.
In this desperate situation, Stavros was forced to reveal his allegiance to National Assembly and order his loyal aircraft units to bomb the presidential palace. Stavros was eliminated shortly afterwards, the fate of the president remained unknown and the next day the whole central square of New Arkaim became an intense but shortly-lasting battlefield between government tank battalions, National Assembly troops and biological hybrid creatures of unknown identity.Despite heavy losses, the revolution has won. Contrary to initial hopes for peace and stability, the heaviest challenges for Ostslavia were yet ahead. The new Ostslavic government became increasingly suspicious of National Assembly and sought ways to disarm the group. While National Assembly on the contrary searched ways to get access to army arsenals and key Ostslavic research facilities.
In March National Assembly armed units rallied near the capital and stood ready for another overthrow - now against the democratic Ostslavic government. But the sudden Russian invasion into the province of Crimea forced both sides in Ostslavia to became allies once again. At least, for some time…
National Assembly’s power grows each day. More and more army units declare their loyalty to NA rather to the corrupted and weak government, the group has now more power, money and equipment than most Eastern European states and may eventually capture the entire Ostslavia with possible infiltration to nearby states including Russia. However its anti-Russian and anti-EU statements collide it into a deathly conflict, where one of them will have to be destroyed.
National Assembly agenda is far wider than taking power in Ostslavia only. The group advocates unifying Eastern European and Baltic states into a new world power which they call Intermarium. As part of this plan, National Assembly seeks ways to export the revolution to nearby pro-EU states like Poland and Romania, but their close perspective goal is war against Russia and revolution in the Russian satellite of White Ruthenia. While the very important White Ruthenia is under pro-Russian control the existence of Ostslavic military is under question.Apart from political goals, NA openly expressed desire to use Ostslavic labs and facilities to produce new generation chemical weapons.A far more interesting - and unusual goal is applying the latest advancements of Ostslavic biologists to upgrade human DNA.
“If you could see, what I see, if you just could have a momentary blink of seeing the unthinkable possibilities hidden in our genes - you would not just understand how pathetic and blind are those simple dreams of better living and more comfort, not just that. You would touch the transcendence itself. We are not just an another organization promising higher food rations - we’re the spearhead of human race’s evolution”
— excerpt from a TV speech of an unnamed National Assembly lieutenant