Major Factions of my Alternate Campaign:
Galactic Republic: After Supreme Chancellor Cos Dashit announced himself as Emperor of the Galactic Empire at the behest of his Sith allies, many systems refused to accept this. A large number of Senators decided to remove Dashit from power and sent orders to the Army to remove him from power, however he managed to convince the Coruscant Guard that the Senate was being forced to issue these orders and that they should act to prevent this from taking place. He also issued Continguency Order 66. The Grand Army of the Republic was torn in two, with some following the Emperor and others following the Senate. after Coruscant was subjugated by Dashit's followers the Senators that were able to escape fled to Alderaan, where Alderaan's Senator, Bail Organa was appointed acting Chancellor.
After a short, but devastating conflict a ceasefire was called. The borders of the two factions were set and demilitarized zones were established, including the stretch of the Perlemian that lay between Alsakan and Coruscant. The Republic also signed a peace treaty with the Confederacy, allowing them to retain much of their territory, which were surrounded by the Republic's territory in the northern galaxy. This new Republic had considerable problems, including a considerable amount of the corruption that led to the civil war between the Republic and Confederacy. In fact, the trade guilds that had funded the CIS's war were still major powers in the Republic. They managed to hold onto power in the Corporate Sector and made trouble for factions within the Senate that were attempting reform. Also a large number of sectors south of Corellia around and between the Corellian Trade Spine and Corellian Run were only nominally loyal to the new Republic. The galaxy was beginning to resemble it's divisions in the ancient Alsakan Conflicts. The chancellorship remained with Bail Organa, before he willingly stood down when his term would be up under the old laws. The next chancellor followed suit and the chancellorship has since passed to Mon Mothma.
The Republic is wary of the threat of the Empire. They know that the Empire considers them to be no more than Separatists and their refusal to obey Emperor Dashit's decrees illegal. Since the war ended in a ceasefire rather than a treaty, they know that only a slight provocation could result in renewed war. Therefore, they are building up their fleets and armies. Rendili Stardrive is the major producer of battleships for the Republic, though they also produce warships for the Empire and Confederacy as well. The Victory-class Star Destroyer has become the mainstay of Republic battle lines and the Gladiator-class Star Frigate serves as an escort for these formidable vessels. The Republic-class Star Destroyer is poised to become the successor to the Victory-class and unlike that class is produced solely for the Republic. Many mid-sized ships are produced by the Alderaan Royal Engineers, including the Thranta-class destroyer and mutliple classes of frigates. The Corellian Engineering Corps continues to provide small corvettes and gunships, however they also produce a Star Destroyer design meant to compete with Kuat's Imperator-class. The treaty with the Confederacy has resulted in the reunification of the Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps with the Mon Calamari Shipyards. They provide MC-series cruisers, including battlecruisers that can go head to head with the Imperial Star Destroyers to the Republic as well as some smaller vessels, however they have also begun a project to produce massive vessels to compete with the Star Dreadnoughts being put out by Kuat.
While Kuat Drive Yards has become a major supporter of Dashit's regime, some of it's subsidiaries continue to build for other factions. Rothana Heavy Engineering has continued to supply it's ground vehicles, as well as assault ships to the Republic loyal faction of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ubrikkian Industries has long been in the thrall of the Hutts and continues to supply the Republic as well. Lesser providers include MandalMotors and Mandal Hypernautics, the reconstituted Baktoid Combat Automata, TaggeCo and Republic Sienar Systems. Incom Engineering has recently produced the T-65 X-wing starfighter, which is set to replace the Y-Wings that have been the main snubfighters of the Republic since the Civil War. They also utilize the TIE/mp as their main space superiority fighter, despite it being older and more expensive than the TIE/ln used by the Empire. They are likely to adopt the TIE/ad "Avenger" as their new main space superiority fighter.
Galactic Empire: Many in the galaxy have supported the rise of Cos Dashit to his throne, seeing him as the best hope of the galaxy for lasting peace, order and security. He managed to convince a large chunk of the Grand Army of the Republic to join him, and he has rechristened these loyalists as his Imperial Stormtroopers. With these forces he has been able to dominate a large chunk of the Slice, giving this territory to his new Moffs. Recently he has exalted some of this to the rank of Grand Moff.
The Empire has technically remained at war with the Republic and Confederacy, considering these organizations as illegally seizing territory that should belong to the Empire. Thus, though they have continued the cease fire with the Republic he has continued campaigns to sieze the Confederacy's southern territories. Moff Tarkin, now Grand Moff, seized the Western Reaches and continues to besiege their holdings south of his homeworld of Eriadu, including the shipyard of Sluis Van and the Fortress World of Mustafar. they have also annexed much of Wild Space. The Dark Lords of the Sith remain some of the Emperor's closest advisors, however others also have influence over him, forcing the Sith to play politics. They have allied with Grand Moff Tarkin and are assisting him in a secret project aimed at gaining domination over the galaxy and insuring their influence within the Empire...
Kuat Drive Yards is the Empire's main supplier of warships, from the Nebulon-B frigates to the new Executor II-class Star Dreadnoughts, which will be the largest and most powerful ships in the galaxy when completed. Some of their most prominent ships are the Imperator-class Star Destroyers, the foundation of the Empire's Superiority Forces. While the 12 kilometer Executor-class Star Dreadnought is the most powerful "Super Star Destroyer" in active service, the Mandator II is far more common, often serving as a command vehicle for Moffs or the Empire's Invasion Fleets. The Mandator III is due to enter service shortly after the Executor II and replace the Mandator II in it's current role, being the same size as the Executor, but not as powerful and easier to produce. Battlecruisers such as the Praetor II are also produced by Kuat Drive Yards, but take a backseat to the flexible Star Destroyers and the massive, daunting Dreadnoughts. The Empire also uses warships produced by Rendili, however the Victory-class has largely been relegated to lower priority areas of the Empire. Other secondary producers of warships include Sorosuub, Corellian Engineering Corps and Rothana Heavy Engineering.
Ground vehicles are also largely produced by Kuat Drive Yards, and it's subsidaries,. Rothana providing many of the Stormtrooper Corps vehicles. The AT-AT is a mainstay of the Stormtrooper Corps, classified as both a Main Battle Walker and a Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Walkers in general are prefered to other forms of vehicles by the Stormtrooper Corps, such as the light reconnaissance AT-ST and the AT-AW All Terrain Armor Walker, which is a successor to the AT-AP and serves as a mid-sized tank analogue. Ubrikkian Industries and Sorosuub provide much of the vehicles used by Sector Armies, with Ubrikkian providing heavier vehicles like the Floating Fortress and Sorosuub producing lighter vehicles such as the V-38 combat landspeeder, a successor to the V-19 "Gian" landspeeder. Lesser producers of vehicles for the Empire include Balmorran Arms (who produce both battle droids and light walker designs licensed from KDY), TaggeCo, Sienar Army Systems (a subsidiary of Republic Sienar Systems that specifically produces ground vehicles for the Empire), and Yutrane-Trackata.
Sienar Fleet Systems is a subsidiary of Republic Sienar Systems devoted to producing warships and starfighters for the Galactic Empire and is the main producer of starfighters for the Empire. They produce many TIE series fighters for the Empire, including the TIE/ln, TIE/sa bomber and they have begun to produce the TIE/in interceptor to replace the TIE/ln. Kuat Drive Yards has largely moved away from starfighter production, though some Sector Groups and local starfighter corps use A-series interceptors. Cygnus Spaceworks sometimes produces heavy starfighters for the Empire, such as the Alpha-class Xg-1 Star Wing.
Confederacy of Independent Systems: The Confederacy consists of a relatively few sectors scattered throughout the galaxy. The capitol of the Confederacy is located on Raxus Secundus in the Tion Cluster. They lost much of their territory during the civil war, but managed to gain some back in aftermath of the schism between the Empire and the Republic. However they have lost most of their southern holdings to the Empire in the decades since. Their original Head of State, Count Dooku was an apostate Jedi but was martyred during last campaigns of the civil war. Now they are led by Prime Minister Lux Bonteri who has sought to make the Confederacy all it claimed to be. This is resisted by the Trade Guilds who used the ascendancy of the Confederacy to distract the reformists in the Senate.
The Confederacy was indeed little more than a pawn of the Trade Guilds, despite it's supporters wanting to create a government above the corruption of the Republic. Indeed unlike the Republic, the Confederacy has no representatives of the Trade Guilds in it's legislature. Bonteri has tried to reform the military, reassigning former members of such organizations as the Trade Defense Force to the Corporate Sector and replacing them with veterans of Planetary Security Forces loyal to the Confederacy. However, the Confederacy is still largely reliant on the Trade Guilds, especially the Techno Union for their weapons, vehicles and droids, necessary to protect the Confederacy's worlds from the Empire. Bonteri has even resorted to reaching out to the Jedi Order, allowing them to reoccupy Ossus, a traditional home to the Jedi.
Most of the Confederacy's starships are built by the Mon Calamari Shipyards from designs built by Quarren engineers that were formerly part of the Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps. These include the Providence II-class Star Destroyer and the MC30-class destroyer. They also use Hoersch-Kessel Drive, Inc., who produce a variety of vehicles from battleships to light destroyers as well as transports and container ships and Gwori Revolutionary Industries, who produced the oversized Munificent-class Star Frigates and now produce smaller frigate designs as well as cruisers. Rendili Star Drive and Corellian Engineering Corps also produce some vessels for the Confederacy. Sorosuub has continued to produce starships for the Separatist cause under the nose of the Empire, despite openly pledging allegiance to the Empire.
The Confederacy continues to be the user of the largest droid armies in the galaxy, but has also begun to use more organic operated ground vehicles. The reconstituted Baktoid Armor Workshop produces hovertanks and transports and Sorosuub provides light vehicles that it can sneak past the Empire. Feethan Ottraw Scalable Assemblies is based on Utapau, but has moved it's foundries off world, hiding them in Wild Space to avoid Imperial attacks. Lesser providers of vehicles include Republic Sienar Systems, Ubrikkian Industries, Mandal Hypernautics and MandalMotors. Haor Chall Engineering produces many droid starfighters for their navy, yet Republic Sienar Systems has begun to receive many new contracts for organic piloted starfighters. Feethan Ottraw produces many starfighters of Utapaun design, generally piloted by droid pilots. Sorosuub secretly produces the Preybird-class starfighter and Drexl-class starfighter.
Edited by Lord Zack, 04 March 2014 - 10:00 AM.