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Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc General Military Overview

Soviet Bloc
25-05-2005, 21:56
Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc General Military Overview and History


The ARSB's army began its existance before the nation had even formed, when a mill worker by the name of Viktor Demerov organized a militia in the small town of Geventograd to combat the increasingly oppressive rule of the Former Soviet Nations, a conglomeration of former Soviet satellite republics which had banded together in the fall of the Soviet Union. With several hundred members, Demerov's Army, as it was quickly referred to, began an epic struggle against the FSN in a secluded district in the Caucusus mountains region. As word grew, dissent increased within the FSN, and similar groups organized in a number of former satellite states, soon a network grew of communications and the 'army' became officially known as the Army of the Soviet Bloc. Soon, the force was organized, catching the military of the FSN off-guard, and easily freeing the entire nation of Georgia from its grasp. With the Republic of Georgia as its base of operations, the Army of the Soviet Bloc pushed into Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, and Armenia. Dissenting government officials in the FSN funded the entire organization. However, the group hit a roadblock when its charismatic leader, Demerov, was mercilessly murdered, along with several dozen members of the ASB, and its swift advances were crushed when the FSN adopted its policy of total war, refusing to acknowledge the rights of the ASB, the citizens who supported it, and any one else, even those who rebelled in their own nation. Several government officials were murdered and the ASB movement looked like it was at its end. However, fate was on the side of the ASB, entire wings of the FSN's Air Force defected in the ASB's struggle for independence. With a renewed vigor, a relentless assault began and the government of the FSN crumbled within weaks, having already been weakened by the fear brought on by the murderes of the several government officials and nation-wide sweeps of the government's death squads.

After the war of independence, when the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc became an official nation, Viktor Demerov was post-humously promoted to Cheif Marshal of the Army of the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc [the first man to hold the title] and awarded the Medal of Independence, Medal of Infinite Valor, and a medal which has only been issued twice, the Medal for the Birth of Nation [the other was to Boris Chlevenkov after leading a courageous struggle against communist oppresors to 'reform' the Republic].

Since those first days of bitter conflict, the Army has evolved into the pride and joy of the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc. With trillions upon trillions of dollars poured into the Army every year, they have evolved faster and to the point of unbelievability. Once a morass of farmers and workers armed with family heirlooms of rifles, now a force composed of some of the most fearsome, most trained, and most lethal soldiers this planet has ever seen. The military has evolved with the time. In the beginning it was a massive, poorly trained and poorly equipped force, until the minds in the nation began to explore the ideas of an elite military. Since then it has grown, then shrank to an elite fighting force.

The Army has always prided itself on its ability to get lethality anywhere in a short amount of time, with divisions of air-mobile, paradrop-capable, and light forces outfitted with equipment that will ensure their victory wherever they go. With the VEPRK Next Generation Infantry Combat System beginning to see duty with the elite groups of the Army, the older, but not less lethal, VEPR S2 and VEPR NGICS I are beginning to enter regular duty service, replacing the aging VEPR S1.

The Army's heavy divisions enjoy the sheer firepower of the Armed Republic's Dat' Pizdy Arms Corporation's weaponry, some of the best on this planet, ranging from the ST-29K2 next generation battle tank to the ST-04A5 MCT and to the MV-87A Coba light VTOL turbofan transport and gunship. With the SAH-27A attack helicopter entering service, the Army has evolved to the next level, to a dominating force on any battlefield, like its primary situational awareness system states "it was designed to be God on any battlefield, it decides your fate..." The Army has further been described in the following passage:

"If an enemy were to stumble upon a member of the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc's Army, he would be staring into fear-eminating, commanding, luminescent eyes, each penetrating deep into his soul, filling it with a fear that he has never known, for before him stands the sum of all men's fears: death, war, devastation, destruction. That soldier has now met the face of death, he has met both the creator and destroyer. He has found his demise, standing there in a pitch black uniform, piercing eyes, and a Soviet Bloc flag laid across the arm. His death will likely be quick, providing him an eternity for him to remember that face and the fear which he had felt from it and why the hell he ever decided to raise arms against the Armed Republic."

The Army continues its doctrine of a structured attack plan, in accordance with the rest of the miliary, in having extensive quick reaction forces to deal debilitating blows to an enemy while the heavier forces move in to pacify the rest of the enemy. The Army is structured around experience and lethality, training is exhaustive and yields some of the world's best infantry and support personnel.

Air Force

The Air Force shares its roots heavily with the Army, both being created within close proximity, and before the nation's official creation. From their creation until now they continue to share a close relationship, their efforts are always in conjunction and many officials in the Ministry of Defense jokingly refer to the air force as the 'Air Army'. Rarely will an Army operation ever occur without the close support of the Air Force.

The Air Force, like the Navy, has been strongly structured to provide support to ground forces and prevent the ground forces from receiving damage from an enemy force. With the abundance of air superiority aircraft, any ARSB ground force will enjoy an environment free of air attacks, while ARSB close air support and fighter/bombers provide support, disabling enemy units.

Receiving the second highest amount of funds, the Air Force enjoys the latest in technology, from Direct Neural Interface technology to the EC-380D airborne electronic warfare, radar suppression, GPS/GLONASS suppression, and area electronics denial aircraftion, the EC-380D is the king of the skies, a single aircraft being capable of denying an entire nation its radar, GPS/GLONASS, radio, and other electronics. With its F/A-91s to the F-78K "Sokol II"s, the Air Force is the Army's cousin, an elite fighting force that commands the skies in order to provide its brethren on the ground an obstruction free path to the destruction of the enemy on the ground.


The Navy has long had to struggle for funds, often recieving little compared to the other two major services. However, it enjoys a close relationship with the Army, as it is often the primary source of defense for Army units. Recently, it has received moderate upgrades in technology from recently purchased ships to the introduction of the Jericho II fleet defense system, and with funding being shaved from the Army and Air Force, and added to the Navy, older ships are being replaced and others are being refit.

The Navy, much like the Air Force, is structured to act as an army support tool, from its extensive use of the Torrent-class arsenal ship [and our massive fleet of SSGN/SSBNs] to its massive fleet of medium and light aircraft carriers, the Navy was designed to get power to an area fast, and to provide support to embarking Army or Marine forces. With over twenty expeditionary fleets [roughly 20-30 ships, often with two medium carriers, a light carrier, an arsenal ship, and support vessels including frigates, destroyers, logistics, etc.], eight amphibious assault groups [forty ships including two medium carriers, two light carriers, amphibious assault vessels, amphibious landing vessels, two arsenal ships, etc.], and three battle fleets [~100 (or more) vessels including one battle carrier, three medium carriers, two light carriers, amphibious assault vessels, etc. and submarines, etc.], the Navy was designed to act fast and deliver considerable firepower to support ARSB operations around the globe.

The Marines, a subdivision of the Navy, has received incredible amounts of funding, in order to mold it into an 'Army from the Sea'. Its structure is identical to the Army and utilizes many of the same units, albeit modified to operations from the sea. With its new influx of Sarzonian-built amphibious assault vehicles, the Marines have sharpened the edge of their blade from the sea.

The air wings of the Navy have also become a mirror of the Air Force, utilizing many of the same aircraft and having specially designed aircraft to operate like the Air Force, only from the decks of Navy aircraft carriers. The EC-121 is often considered the miniature verison of the EC-380, and even paratrooper regiments are stationed on aircraft carriers to ensure the lethality of the sword which is the Soviet Bloc military.

OOC- Will be adding to it, comments/questions welcome.
25-05-2005, 22:25
OOC: Some number details could be nice to have :) .
25-05-2005, 22:48
OoC: Nice list, no match for my Enfield wielding professionals, though!


"A foe worthy of training the Proletarian Guard and the Ordos Fedor against, disciplined armies such as that of the Armed Republic are thankfully few and far between. Kriegorgrad is glad to have such a potent nation on its list of amiable diplomatic relations."


The Oligarch of Kriegorgrad, Comrade Leader Nikolai Fedorenkov
Soviet Bloc
25-05-2005, 22:57
OOC- Kriegorgrad, you are correct! We can't beat your infantry... At all. And its all because of the Enfields.

As for number details... Yeah, I like to start on those. I can do my army fine, but somewhere in the Air Force section I give up, I hate working with numbers and... It gets really boring. I once had a nice list which would fit the army perfectly [logistics and everything including every level command structure etc.] but it'd look stupid if I have that and nothing for the rest. One day, I'll finish it... One day. Who knows when it'll happen, but one day it shall be done.