Everyone denied its coming, but everyone expected it. In February 2133, war exploded between the Outer Colony worlds Ikariee and Imylamunura, shattering the peace that had held ever since the Twelve-Hour War of 2049. By its end, over 107 million soldiers from nearly every system in the Confederation of Planets would be sucked into the worst conflict in human history. All right, this is my glorious (hopefully) return to GMing here. This is the article about the war we'll be playing here. Please review it to get an idea of what the sides are fighting for, where, and to also pick your side. You can play as the Imylamunuran Army, the Irish Defencive Force, the Galactic Aerospace Holdings Corporation (>Nov 2133) or the Confederate Armed Military Force (2135 only) for the Allied Powers, or the Ikarrian Army or Teff Army for the Red Powers. You can also be a mercenary hired by either side, or a civilian caught in the middle of this awful conflict, if you so desire. 6 We'll start about November 2133, so we can have the fighting going on most of the fronts, and also to introduce GAHC soldiers. But before we go into any fighting, let's go over some weapons and rules. Most Allied soldiers (and Teff forces) used the tough, reliable M11 Universal Modular Assault Weapon System (UMAWS), which was a 10x40mm assault rifle with a very modular construction. Grips, stocks, barrels, optics, and even the firing mechanism can be swapped in the field with ease. The different variants of the M11 UMAWS are as follows: -10x20mm submachine gun, ten-inch barrel -10x40mm assault rifle, eighteen-inch barrel -10x40mm marksman's rifle, twenty-inch barrel -10x40mm Squad Automatic Weapon, twenty-inch heavy barrel -,358 Magnum semi-automatic sniper rifle, twenty-four inch barrel -10-gauge automatic shotgun, eighteen or twelve-inch barrel -30mm semiautomatic grenade launcher, eighteen-inch ballistic barrel -100mm unguided rocket, no barrel swap needed. Forces of Ire also used the M64 O'Brien rifle, a simple semiautomatic rifle firing the high-grain "CAMF Select" version of the 10x40mm round. It featured a quick-detach optics mount and a detachable pistol grip for marksman-rifle purposes, as well as a retractable eight-inch bayonet blade for melee attacks. The universal sidearm was the M2106 14,5mm pistol. The Ikarrian Army used the Garrett 25mm tri-shot cannon, 30 and 40mm automatic grenade launchers (called GMGs), as well as the Harold Mk. 1 25mm anti-armour sniper rifle. Sidearms were never issued to typical ground troops, though officers armed themselves with various pistols. Rules: 1. Godmoding is a capital offence. 2. This isn't 2552. No supersoldiers. 3. Try to keep the gore and cursing to a minimum. 4. Don't make any major changes to another player's character. 5. A maximum of two players per character. 6. Send all character sheets to me via private message for approval. 7. Of course, have fun. As is my custom, I shall post my own character sheet a little later. The template: Name (last, first, rank): Age: Faction (see introduction): Planet of origin (if on Earth, list a more specific location): Weapon specialty (rifleman, close-range, support, marksman, sniper, heavy): Weapons: Front (any of the Ikarrian moons, Imylamunura): Brief Bio: And I think that would be about it...for now. Go now.