Maschinen Krieger in 15mm
In 2807, Fifty-two years after World War IV, the Galactic Federation sends a research team to Earth, discovering that the planet's natural environment has restored itself. Colonists are sent to the surface.
Civilization is eventually reformed over the next 20 years, attracting the attention of criminals and other lawless elements, Local militia try to protect the
colonists but are often defeated. The Federation gives the Strahl Democratic Republic (SDR) the
right to govern the planet in the late 2870s.
The SDR sends three police battalions and three Foreign Legion corps to Earth using force to restore order, creating resentment amongst the colonists. In response, the colonists create the Earth Independent Provisional Government and declare their independence from the SDR. The SDR immediately establishes a puppet government in an attempt to quell the uprising.
Tension grows and mercenary assistance is gained, descendants of WWIV veterans, forming the Independent Mercenary Army (IMA), which is bolstered by SDR Foreign Legion defectors. They engage the SDR forces and the battle to control Earth begins in 2882.
Over the next four years, the SDR and IMA engage each other at multiple locations worldwide. The war turns up a notch in June 2883 when the IMA deploys a new weapon - the Armored Fighting Suit powered armor - to devastating effect. The SDR eventually builds their own AFS units.
Maschinen Krieger © Copyright Kow Yokoyama 1982