Get ready for this year’s Deadzone summer campaign with this faction focus from Mantic.
The Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere may not look like a threat, they look second-rate at first glance… but that couldn’t be more wrong. These troops take down alien races without breaking a sweat. They offer cheap troops that are great at claiming objectives, and they have specialists and heavy weapons teams that have the widest selection of weapons of any faction.
Do their tactics sounds interesting? Take a look at their backstory…
The Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere is sold as an idyllic society where multitudinous civilisations live in peace, prospering from free trade and advanced technology. The truth is more complicated however. The events of the Mandrake Rebellion showed the GCPS’ rulers that aliens cannot be trusted with humanity’s fate. For this reason the various private militaries of the GCPS are almost exclusively human – being simultaneously the first among equals, while also populous enough to be considered expendable by corporate executives.
GCPS marine forces are rarely deployed to Deadzones, mostly because no corporation would risk the Council’s ire trying to circumvent a Containment Protocol. In exchange for safeguarding frontier commerce that a Plague incursion, Veer-Myn infestation, or open rebellion would jeopardise, CEOs prefer to let the Enforcer Corps conduct their gruesome work and simply write off any local assets from their ledgers, an exercise in sunk costs versus future investment opportunities elsewhere. Of course, these local assets often include defence garrisons, marine regiments or security details, soldiers with the sheer misfortune of being around when Containment is declared, left for dead.
Cut off by the communications blackout, these forsaken troops are forced to rely on their training, equipment, and cunning to survive in the face of alien invaders, cut-throat mercenaries, and dwindling supplies. Even the Enforcers, often heralded as heroes of humanity, are more likely to execute them than help them – the Council cannot afford to have witnesses to the atrocities of a Deadzone. It is a testament to the courage and resourcefulness of humanity that there are still organised and effective militaries fighting in active Deadzones across the galaxy, although no record will remain of their bravery.
Sound like the faction for you? The GCPS Faction Starter has 20 marines, that can be built as veterans or rangers, and a ton of weapon options and comms equipment.. It also comes with two heavy weapons squads to take the enemy from across the battlefield. Choose a Major General or a Sergeant to lead your force. You can also pick up a Ranger Sniper Team to provide more suppressive fire power. These troops carry sniper rifles, thermal rifle and mines – ideal anti-tank weapons.