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RP based off of Harry Turtledove's WorldWar series

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RP based off of Harry Turtledove's WorldWar series

Post by Guest on Wed 11 Dec 2013, 6:08 pm

Basically the premise of the WorldWar series is an invasion by an alien race on Earth in the midst of 1942. Though, it's not a curb stomp like you think it'd be. The aliens which call themselves "The Race" do not have ships capable of FTL. They travel at half the speed of light. This means it takes their craft 24 years to reach the sol system. They also have projectile weapons still. In addition their probe reached Earth in the medieval period. The Race is a species that advances very slowly. When any innovation comes they analyze it for the positives and negatives. They plan things years ahead. For this reason it takes them A REALLY LONG TIME to advance. They conquered two like minded races. They assumed Earth or "Tosev 3" as they call it would be the same. When their invasion fleet arrives on Earth they are shocked that we have AFVs, automatic rifles, radio, and aircraft. Still, the invasion goes ahead regardless. They land in France, Poland, Siberia, China, South East Asia, and in the south of the United States around the Mississippi. They also land in North Africa IIRC. 

Despite expecting sword swinging savages, The Race brought anti aircraft weaponry, tanks, APCs, and other modern equipment like helicopters and jets. They call their tanks "Landcruisers." Combat aircraft are simply called "Killercraft". Killercraft have cannons and guided missiles plus freefall bombs. And yes, they have nuclear weapons but use them sparingly because they intend to colonize the Earth, not destroy it. 

The appeal to an RP in this scenario is that yes, we would be the underdogs, but we can still hurt the aliens. 

I was thinking the RP itself would be on the Eastern Front since there could be more character variety here. There are a lot more types of people here, than in say... The United States or Asia. Germans, Jews, Estonians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Latvians, Poles, Russians, etc. Also, the Russians had female pilots and snipers. No other nation did this as far as I know. 

Realism will be a big feature of this RP. 

I was also thinking the start of the RP will be just before the aliens invade.

The aliens or "The Race" look like humanoid lizards. They have Chameleon like eyes that move independently and long snouts much like lizards. They also have sharp teeth and claws plus a short tail. However, they are a little shorter than humans.

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