|The Human-Combine Wars: The War
Author: Gen.Reaper PM
Taking place directly after the events of the Rise of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth of Isotx, now a member of the Alliance is preparing for first engagement with the forces on the Ontario Pact backed by their long time enemy, the Eastern Empire over the strategic city of Berlin.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,257 - Updated: 03-18-13 - Published: 03-03-13 - id: 9067448
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The Human-Combine Wars
The WarA Brief History: The Commonwealth of Isotx
Isotx Verse – In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Northern and Southern Republics were the leading superpowers and were only nations in the world to possess industrialized economies, but all that changed after the so called "Imperial Incursion of 1921" when the forces of the largely unknown Eastern Empire attacked the North Republican forces trying to crush a revolt in the European province of Southern Slavia, although this early incursion was eventually repulsed by the modern forces of the Northern Republic, it allowed the Eastern Empire to study the might of an industrialized country along with capturing technology from the Northern Republic including armored vehicles and aircraft causing the Eastern Empire to launch an ambitious program to industrialize it's economy and modernize it's military so it could better compete with the forces of the Northern and Southern Republics, who remained largely ignorant of the Eastern Empire and it's intentions as it grew in strength through the rest of the 1920s and the 30s.
In September 1939, another rebellion, this time sparked by Eastern Imperial Special Forces, broke out in Southern Slavia forcing the North Republic to once again deploy it's forces to the province in order to crush the revolt and the Eastern Empire soon responded with it's now fully modernized military that caught the unprepared Northern Republic by surprise. But eventually the North Republic recovered and sent more forces to help fight against the Eastern Empire as fighting started to spill over into the neighboring provinces. Eventually representatives of the Eastern Empire and Northern Republic met in Budapest to discuss a possible peace treaty between the two nations that would allow the Eastern Empire to keep Southern Slavia in exchange that the Empire provided the Republic access to it's recently completed Suez Canal and exotic spices from the Far east.
But inside the Eastern Imperial government were the Ultra-Conservatives who despised the Northern Republic and wished to see it wiped from the face of the earth along with the Southern Republic and conservative provincial rulers threatened to succeed from the Empire if the treaty was ratified, forcing the Empire to continue the war in the face of a possible and destructive civil war. By 1942, the vast Eastern Imperial Military proved to be too much for the North Republican Military to handle as it deployed new tanks that were immune to modern AT weapons, forcing the North Republic to abandon continental Europe and retreat to the islands of Britannia and Hibernia, which eventually proved to be death of the Eastern Empire's European Offensive since their largely neglected navy was incapable of competing with it's larger North Republican counterpart although still pressed ahead with a largely unsuccessful attempt invade the islands as the North Republic rushed it's force to defend it's last overseas territories.
In 1943, with their westward expansion halted in-defiantly, the Eastern Empire turned it's focus eastward toward the South Republic's territories in the South Pacific that included Australia. The Eastern Empire started their Eastern expansion with a series of devastating aerial attack on the South Republic's naval bases in New Guinea and the Philippines that were then quickly occupied by fast-moving Imperial fleets, and then one-by-one the South Republic's island territories fell to the Eastern Empire, including Australia leaving only the islands in the Southwestern Pacific and the remains of their fleet standing between the South Republic's homeland and Imperial invasion. But by late 1943, the North Republican Northern Pacific Fleet came to the aide of their new ally, bringing the war in the South Pacific to a complete halt.
The First World War would last last another eight years before ending with the North and South Republic being the victors in 1951, although they had lost almost all of their overseas territories to Eastern Imperial aggression.
But this unfortunately was not the end of the two Republics' suffering as the Imperials continued to launch invasions throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s, and into the late 80s. When finally in 1989, the leaders Northern and Southern Republics met in Chicago and shortly afterward, the Commonwealth of Isotx was born, uniting both republics under one flag in the hope that it would deter further invasions. But later that year, the Eastern Empire attack Britannia and Hibernia and were once again repulsed bringing the newly formed Commonwealth's people to the edge as many began to consider a option long deemed as impractical by Northern and Southern Republican Military Leaders, a global offensive to retake the territories lost in the First World War and slowly the Commonwealth started to pool it's resources and manpower together for such a endeavor and in 1990, the Second World War began with the first Isotxian naval offensives in the South Pacific and in 1994, the Isotxians invaded Europe in the largest sea and air attack in their world's history eventually pushing all the way to Central Europe by early 2000 when the war entered a stalemate as Imperial resistance became hardened.The Factions - The Commonwealth of Isotx
"Home, Family, Country!"
Language: English with various European and American accents
Advantages:Large and determined population that have been brutalized by years of endless war, Largest and oldest industrial economy in the Isotx Verse, well trained and equipped military, limited and increasing access to advanced technology, total naval superiority, good leadership, and unlimited access to raw materials due to Isotx Verses' ability to rapidly replenish it's natural resources
Disadvantages: Over zealous at times,
Head of State: Prime Minister Ome Vince
Role: Member of the AllianceThe Eastern Empire
"For the mother empire!"
Language: Various; Major language is English spoken with Russian or Finnish accents
Tactics:Brute and overwhelming Force
Advantages:Well trained and equipped elite forces, industrialized, and overwhelming numbers
Disadvantages:Internal conflict between Reformers, who want to end the war and Ultra-Conservatives, who want to continue the war, navy is extremely small and in serious need of modernization, and military is spread thinly across the empire
Head of State:Emperor Newman the XIII
Role: Major Member of the PactIntroduction – Battlefield: Europe
With the Combine Invasion of the Isotxian Homeland stopped and the remaining Combine forces being hunted down and destroyed by the TDJTF and the Home Army, the Commonwealth of Isotx can now focus it's attention completely on Northern Europe as Pact-backed Eastern Imperial forces gather behind the frontline near the war-torn provincial capital of Germania, the city of Berlin, a major transportation hub and the gateway to Eastern Europe and it's capture would seriously delay Isotxian operations in Northern Europe by years if not lead to their complete defeat in Europe as a whole. But standing in their way is the battle-hardened troops of Army Group Alpha, the largest battlefield organization in the entire Commonwealth Self-Defense Forces led by Field Marshal Erwin Schnitter the 31st and his two brothers, who are also the Commonwealth's best commanders and supporting Army Group Alpha is a growing number of Allied forces, mainly from the various minor powers such as the beleaguered armed forces of the zombie-verse United States that are plagued by internal leadership disputes and shortages of vital supplies and manpower, but their soldiers do have determination to prove that their still a force to be reckoned with.
On the other side is the also battle-hardened Army Group One led by High Marshal(General) Bravin supported by recently arrived Pact forces. However unlike the Isotxian and Allied Forces facing them, the Eastern Imperial are largely mistrustful of the Pact, who has not told the Empire of their intentions even after she agreed to commit her forces to their cause, causing serious disputes between the leaders of Pact forces and Imperial High Command that also tried repeatedly to warn the commanders of BLU's forces not to underestimate their new Isotxian enemies, but have seemingly been ignored while the Ubermensch declares that Army Group Alpha will fall like a "house of cards" only a few skirmishes with his "legions".
The fuse is lit and the powder keg that is Central Europe is about to explode as the Battle for Europe promises to be the largest in the war so far. But who will be victorious? The Allied-backed Commonwealth of Isotx or the Pact-backed Eastern Empire? Only time will tell...Chapter One: Hostile Contact
Oranienberg, Germania; North of Berlin
223rd Infantry Division
Night of April 23rd, 2014 – 2002 Hours
It was a oddly, but easily quiet night in the Isotxian-held town of Oranienberg as the troops of the 223rd Isotxian Infantry Division held their positions keeping their eyes and ears open for the sounds of a incoming attack from the Imperial forces on the other side of the Havel River
"I hate waiting like this." A Isotxian Soldier said quietly to one of his brothers-in-arms who was sharing a pillbox with him
"Well you really don't have a choice in the matter do you?" He asked him when the sound of distant artillery guns firing echoed from far beyond the eastern banks of the riverbanks followed by the sound of shells flying through the air directly toward the Isotxian positions as enemy aircraft flew overhead
"GET TO COVER!" A Isotxian Officer screamed as the shells came falling down upon them
"Me and my big mouth!" The Soldier yelled as he and the other Soldier ducked, hoping that one of the shells wouldn't score a direct hit on their pillbox as they kept falling and over the sound of the falling and exploding shells, one of them noticed the faint sound of boat engines coming from the other side of the river
"Enemy assault boats on the river!" He shouted, "This is it!"
The two soldiers got up and rushed to man their heavy machine gun that had a small spotlight mounted onto the side that automatically bursted into action as one of them lowered the barrel to point to the waters of the Havel, revealing the assault boats carrying men wearing various blue colored uniforms
"Well those aren't Imperials!" The Other Soldier shouted
"Who cares?! Kill em'!" The Other replied before the other one pulled the trigger of the machine gun, releasing a hail of hot lead onto the men in the assaults boat who started to curse and and shout angrily as other machine gun nests went into action
"Imperial tanks and infantry crossing the bridge!" A Isotxian Soldier shouted over the radio
"Then why aren't you blowing it yet?" A Officer replied
"We tried, but the wire's been cut!" The Soldier responded
"Have you tried the back up?" The Officer asked him
"Yes, but it didn't work!" He replied
"Everybody fall back into the town!" The Officer shouted
"You go first!" The Soldier firing the Machine Gun shouted to the other, who was helping feed the ammo belt into the gun
The Soldier nodded and left the pillbox while the other one stayed behind and kept firing the machine gun until all it's ammo was spent until falling back with the others into Oranienberg
Headquarters of Army Group Alpha
Several Minutes Later
"How bad is it?" Field Marshal Erwin Reaper the 31st asked General Omar Yarden, the commander of the Isotxian 1st Army as he came into the warroom with his brothers and sister
"We have at least several enemy divisions crossing the Havel River at several locations including Oranienberg and Birkenwerder under the cover of Eastern Imperial artillery fire, easily overwhelming our positions on the river." He replied
"Same damn situation south of the city as well, I have at least entire corps of enemy infantry and armor across the Dahme River in Zeuthen and there's still fighting going on in Eichwalde." General Chadaface said to Erwin, "The damn bastards also sabotaged the demolitions we had on the bridges, so we couldn't destroy them."
"Clever move...it's not worth wasting our fighting strength over the areas near the river, both of you have your forces retreat back to their secondary defensive positions." He replied before turning to his older brother, "Any report on our reserves?"
"They're in route, but they're not going to be here in force until tomorrow afternoon." He said to Erwin
"And our allies?" He asked him
"Some of them already have forces deployed near Berlin and some of those are already engaging the enemy, but more Allied forces are coming through the Hanover portal and others are in-route to Berlin as we speak." He replied
"We need to hold Berlin at all costs, too much is at stake for us here and for our friends in Army Group Bravo down south." Erwin said to the Generals and his siblings, "Speaking about Army Group Bravo...should we expect any help from them?"
"Field Marshal Abra has dispatched General Mandarax's 5th Army to reinforce us along with some of his reserves that he had intended for the invasion of the Greek Peninsula." Harrison replied
"And the air force?" Erwin asked them
"Imperial and Pact aircraft are attacking most of our airstrips in the area, tying down most of our aircraft in the area with the rest dedicated to protecting our supply lines and troop movements. " Manfred replied, "But more aircraft are in route along with our airship fleets."
"How many aircraft did we lose on the ground?" Julie asked him
"Not much, thanks to the advanced warning given to us by the TDJTF." He replied, "But Pact aircraft have far superior armament with their damn homing missiles, so that may not matter."
"Are there any counters?" Erwin asked him
"Yeah, very complex evasive maneuvers and that's about it. But they can also be confused through the use of some kind of flare or chaff. Which none of our aircraft have." He replied
"We'll have to fix that later, but for now we need to hold the line until the rest of our forces get to the frontlines." Erwin said to them, "What about our allies' aircraft?"
"They have the same technologies, if not better than the Pact's. But they're few in number right now." Julie replied
"We need to get a hold of some of their technologies ourselves if we're going to win this." Chadaface said to them, "Because we're also getting reports of Pact aircraft using homing missiles on our tanks heading for the frontlines and are firing them from far beyond the range of our anti-aircraft guns while some of their infantry have smaller portable versions."
"He's right...we need to balance this out. Surely our allies can lend us some of their weapons, if not some of their aircraft as well." Yarden replied
"Well how effective are these anti-tank homing missiles?" Erwin asked them
"Not as effective as their Allied counterparts against their tanks." Julie replied, "Which is surprising our allies as much as the Pact for some reason. Apparently these so called ATGMs are so supposed to be one-shot kill weapons. But apparently they're having problems with our vehicles since our steel is apparently different from theirs."
"Well if they're effective against the Pact's vehicles, then we need them." Erwin said to them, "Harrison, I want you to contact Foreign Minister Korensky and see if he can do anything for us."
Imperial and Pact Forward Command Post
Supreme Marshal Joensuu, Marshal Bravin, Northern Rebel General Nothrou, and a BLU Soldier-General were in their command center discussing the current pace of the battle
"The bastards knew we were coming." The BLU Soldier-General said, "Probably the damn TDJTF."
"So you're finally admitting that isn't going to be the grand victory that your Ubermensch promised us?" Bravin asked him
The BLU Soldier-General scowled
"I'm not admitting anything Marshal Bravin." He replied, "But what matters is that the Isos and their Allies are in retreat and we've crossed both the Dahme and Havel Rivers with most of the bridges intact thanks to the work of our covert units."
"Yes, but our air forces are failing to gain total air superiority, so the Isotxian supply lines are still undamaged. So the Isotxians are far from defeated and it's going to be anything but easy." Nothrou said to them, "And their tanks' armor is proving to be very resilient to our anti-tank weaponry, which is very unexpected."
"And that resilience will only get worse once their heavier vehicles start to reach the frontlines including their landships." Joensuu said to them, "So we must move quickly to hit their secondary defensive lines if we wish to encircle Berlin before their reinforcements arrive."
"With that I agree." Nothrou replied while the Soldier-General snorted
"My men will defeat the Isos even once their landships arrive." He said to them, "Nothing that a few crockets can't solve. Now excuse me, I have a war to fight."
The Soldier-General left the room
"Please tell me that maniac is not serious!" Bravin said to Nothrou
"I wish I could, but then I would be lying. The BLUs are fanatically loyal to the Ubermensch and take everything he says like a mission from god." He replied, "But that isn't the main reason I hate them and my leaders for aligning us with them."
"Then what is?" Joensuu asked him
"I have come to understand that your country has a very strict codes when it comes to the treatment of civilians, right?" He asked Joensuu and Bravin
"Yeah, we got that from the Isotxians much to the dismay of the Conservatives." He replied
"Well lets just say that BLU treats civilians in their own way." Nothrou said to them
Village of Dahlewitz, Germania
42nd Assault Infantry Division
Two Hours Later
Overhead the skies over Dahlewitz appeared to be on fire as tracers from Isotxian anti-aircraft guns flew through the air and explosions made the sky light up like lighting as the sounds of warfare echoed across the landscape as Major General Erich Orlok, the commander of the 42nd Assault Infantry Division and his deputy commander, Brigadier General Chaz stood on the flat roof of a store as they used their binoculars to observe the landscape toward the Dahme River where the towns of Zeuthen, Eichwalde, Wildau, and Eichwalde were burning, making the eastern horizon a bloody red
"How many do you think we're going up against General?" Chaz asked Erich
"According to what I've heard from of the guys coming from Eichwalde, we're dealing with a corps sized unit." He replied
"Well that explains all the extra ammunition they gave us." Erich said to him
"So what do you think of the Americans?" He replied
"I don't know yet, but they seem to be good soldiers despite their obvious supply and leadership problems." Erich said to him
"What's wrong with their leaders?" Chaz asked him
"How can't you have noticed?! They're officers are constantly bickering at each other, they're like a bunch of damn children." He replied, "The only one I noticed that was willing with his fellow officers was that Captain Moore we met back in Hanover, but he didn't really seem to be fond of his superiors, which to tell you the truth, I can see why."
"Why?" Chaz asked
"Most of them don't seem to know what they're doing." Erich replied
"Then why are they in charge?" Chaz asked him
"Don't know, I just hope we can rely on them making the right decisions tonight." He replied