then, is the duty of the New Peoples Army? There can only
be one answer to this question: the reinstatement of the Soviet
system in order to bring the blessings of communism to all the
peoples of the earth and to free them from their oppressors. There
can only be one way to go to achieve this noble goal: The way
of austerity, of discipline and of fighting.
-from the Manual for the NPA
Pilot, Novaja Moskva, 2103
the Cold War, the vast expanses of the Siberian steppe were sprinkled
with hidden military bases which were perfectly defended against
attacks of any kind be it with conventional, chemical or
nuclear weapons. Many of these bases continued to exist after
the Soviet Union had fallen, and the soldiers stationed there
were among the few survivors of the nuclear inferno that followed
the American-Chinese war. Cut off from the outside world, without
supply shipments or orders from the capital, those lonely enclaves
barely scraped along in the icecold winters after the war. Soon
there were conflicts between neighbouring bases raids on
supply and munitions depots, struggles over the few tiny spots
of arable land, conflicts between higher-ranking officers and
their former subordinates were the basis for bitter, vicious wars
among the former brothers.
brilliant tactical maneuvers and some diplomatic cunning, Vladimir
Solokov, a former brigadier general, managed to unite several
of these military bases under his command and to establish a solid
foundation of power from where he soon was able to control all
of Siberia. Solokov, a devoted communist with a mysterious past,
created the New Peoples Army, a movement which
aims at re-establishing the glorious Soviet Union and bringing
Stalinist communism to all the people of the world.
Solokov soon realized that due to the enormous distances his army
would have to cover and due to the emptiness of the lands to conquer,
his most effective weapon would be a fast, strong air force; thus,
the bulk of the NPA is made up of air force regiments. Therefore,
neighbouring tribes who usually do not care too much about ideological
subtleties simply call the NPA the pilots.
is a sign of a certain bitter sense of humor that Solokov tried
to establish a connection with the Soviet Empires golden
past not only ideologically, but also aesthetically most
equipment, vehicles and planes used by the NPA are heavily modified
models from the Koran and Vietnam Wars.