The Allied Forces are a multi-national, independent military power. Founded in the mid-2000s, the Allied Forces started with a small core group of members led by their Supreme Commander. Quietly recruiting and building their forces, they knew that there was no chance that they would go completely unnoticed, so any information that leaked out was deliberately incorrect. What training they did, they did their best to disguise. Smaller branches began setting up across the world, laying the foundations for a world wide organisation.
Eventually though their existence was exposed, and drastic measures to survive were required. The Allied Forces rallied before any government could organise a response, and deployed into cities before fortifying themselves to avoid a lopsided fight in the open where they would surely be destroyed. The planet awoke to discover that the Allied Forces possessed a wide arsenal of weaponry - including nuclear weapons.
After tense negotiations, the Allied Forces were permitted to maintain their independence, in exchange for assuming an apolitical stance in the affairs of their home nations. Now in the open, the Allied Forces grew much larger over the years, acquired more strength and now finds itself with new issues - internal tensions began to rise from the different groups and nationalities within; and foreign governments and militaries once again began looking at the Allied Forces with greater concern. The Supreme Commander felt the situation was beginning to get away from him, and that was without anyone in the Allied Forces knowing about the Imperials that were stirring underground.
Allied Forces Armed Branches
Allied Forces Army
The Allied Forces Army is their largest military branch. The highest operational level of command during peace time is a Field Army, with Army Groups being formed at the beginning of the war following the call up of reservists and a general expansion of the Army to meet the threat of the Empire.
The Army also operates limited amounts of aircraft, either smaller transports or helicopters though they cooperate closely with the Air Force. Likewise they possess a few small naval craft for minor work, but the bulk of the vessels are controlled by the Navy. The Army operates at times with the Marines, usually taking over ground occupied by the Marines after the fighting has subsided or once the Marines have established a beachhead on foreign soil.
Allied Forces Air Force
The Air Force is responsible for several duties, including part of the nuclear deterrence through the plane mounted nuclear warheads, air superiority through destroying hostile air forces, close air support to the Army and Marines during combat, strategic bombardment of hostile industry and territory with heavy bombers and the domination of space including the possible destruction of hostile satellites.
Allied Forces Navy
The Allied Forces Navy exists to take control of the sea from an enemy power during war time. Their mission is three fold; destroy all other hostile naval ships, dominate sea trade and enforce blockades and facilitate the transport of Army and Marine formations across the world.
The Navy maintains its own air wings for their aircraft carriers, and also operates the amphibious landing ships for the Marines. The navy has control over submarine based nuclear weaponry, and the missiles submarines are sent on several month patrols to ensure the policy of nuclear deterrence is maintained for the protection and security of the Allied Forces.
Allied Forces Marines
The Allied Forces Marines work closely with both the Army and the Navy. The Marines rely on the Navy for the bulk of transport and at times will work on operations with the Army although their primary missions are different.
Marines are trained for amphibious assaults and are expected to seize and hold beachheads on enemy territory so that the Army can be deployed and then exploit the newly gained ground. Marines maintain their own air wings for close support operations.
Allied Forces Strategic Rocket Unit
The Strategic Rocket Unit comprises of the bulk of the Allied Force’s nuclear deterrent. The SRU is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles located in silos and mobile launchers dotted across the world, ensuring that they are maintained and ready for use at a moment’s notice. Each of these missiles carries multiple nuclear warheads, and the warheads themselves can be explode with the force of 500 kilotons - which would easily destroy a medium sized city.
The Strategic Rocket Unit’s ranks are separate to the rest of the military branches, and to enter the Strategic Rocket Unit requires extensive background checks like no other branch of the Allied Forces.
Allied Forces Command Structure
The Supreme Commander is the highest ranked officer in the Allied Forces, and their absolute leader. The first Supreme Commander recognising the potential of the rank, did allow for some checks and balances to ensure that power did not corrupt any individual that assumed the rank. The Supreme Commander is based in Melbourne, Australia where the Allied Forces global headquarters are located.
Deputy Supreme Commander
The Deputy Supreme Commander is the second-highest ranked officer in the Allied Forces, and is ideally based on the opposite side of the planet to the Supreme Commander to ensure that no matter what time of day it is, there is always a Supreme-level officer available.
Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Joint Chiefs are made up of the commanders of all the armed forces branches of the Allied Forces, as well as a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The Joint Chiefs are responsible for creating training regimes, overseeing policy implementation from the Supreme officers and ultimately executing any war plans as required.
The Joint Chiefs are located at the Allied Forces Global Headquarters in Melbourne, and report to the Deputy Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander although neither of them are sitting members. The Joint Chiefs may come from any nation with an Allied Forces presence.
The Allied Forces Congress
The Allied Forces Congress is an administrative arm that the Supreme Commander reports to, they are based at the Global Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. The Congress is made up of five representatives from every country with an Allied Forces presence and meets often to hear reports on the situation and future of the Allied Forces. The Congress is responsible for confirming nominations put forward by the Supreme Commander for new members on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Congress can also make request the Supreme Commander appear before it to answer their questions, in both open and closed sessions – during the latter information on matters of operational security are discussed in which no visitors are allowed. During open Congress meetings any member of the Allied Forces or invited guests are able to take a seat and observe the session.
Insignia of the Allied Forces
The Allied Forces flag and insignia is a blue flag bordered with white, with a circle in the centre representing the world we live on and the diamonds around it representing the six inhabited continents of Earth.
Banners and standards have the white border edges running vertically with the insignia centered accordingly.
Uniforms of the Allied Forces
The Allied Forces make use of a digital combat pattern (known by them as AFPAT) that comes in two variants - woodland and desert. The Allied Forces also have winter supplies as well.
The Allied Forces maintain two kinds of dress standard:
- Garrison Duty - combat uniform with patrol cap
- Combat Duty - combat uniform with helmet, body armour and combat vest plus knee pads.
All members of the Allied Forces wear an Allied Forces flag patch on their shoulder, but most also have the national flag of their home country as well. Senior members wear two Allied Forces patches instead, signifying that they have a more global responsibility for the people under their command.