Ilford Wargames Group
As at turn 54
The Humans are the central actors in this campaign.
The C'thik's main culture was just entering the steam age, and has generally seen the UN as akin to the arrival of devils. One desparate and rebellious Sieur has sided with these dragon-riders and the UN has deployed a Peace-Making Corps to prevent the Sieur being martyred and to protect UN traders.
After a very one-sided battle, the UN and Sieur cleared the Sieurs lands of bandits (as the invaders had become). The Sieur of S'tiri then persuaded a neighbouring province (Anan-Omi) to join him in trading with these not-devils, provided the UN extends its protection.
A protracted Geurilla war then started. The Sieur is tried to persuade cities outside the influence of Simi-Pali culture to join his trade web to bypass this opposition. This has been sucessful and S'tiri has established a dominant position in this great change now affecting the world. This has been aided by a major political faux-pas by the Sieur of Simi-Pali's ambassador that drove the Wu into S'tiri's arms and by the patient diplomacy of the Human ambassador which saw the state of Haemee's forces change side.
Humans (in cooperation with the S'tiri) have laid a railway from the northern coast of the mainland to Aleet and are extending this to Eschi and southwards to Simi-Pali and Barevi. This railway is creating the market for Iron that is driving major industrialisation in S'tiri and Anan-Omi and the supply of the Human armies is driving up profits in the planet's farms. These farms are also benefitting from the introduction of Steam power and then the internal combustion engine (based on Terran designs). Aid from the UN has seen the S'tiri recieving education in many engineering wonders and this is now translating into a transformation of their economy.
Earth, Luna and the immediate environs showing points where stations can be placed without their wandering off into deep space
This map shows the pre-war political boundaries (red) and the current (Month 53) demarcation lines between UN and S'tiri forces and those of the "Army of the Pure". Eschian troops are still in the field in 0918/0919 and Simi-Pali troops in 1018/1119 and 1219; Barevi troops are at 0922. Zizi and Erun are fighting a separate war over the Zizi March at 1116, unaided by the UN except in that the S'tiri Navy is keeping the sea routes open at 1016/0917/0817 for trade purposes between S'tiri and Erun.
As at Month 53, only Zizi and Anomiee are still fully in the field against the UN - and both are seeking terms.