Thursday, October 21, 2010

More News From The Protectorate of Alcovia

October 21, 2010
It has been one day since the military forces in the Royal Protectorate of Alcovia declared themselves independent of their national government and took up a rebel stance against their country's ruling family and it monarchist government.

Since 5AM, Alcovian time military bases have been preparing themselves for the inevitable assault that they feel will come from government forces. A steady stream of men and women dressed in civilian clothes has been seen exiting several bases, presumably those individuals who did not side with the military forces that declared  their allegiance to General Kusatya and his Alcovian People's Army.

Interviews with several of these forcibly dismissed soldiers indicates that, with very few exceptions, they have been treated respectfully and that their departures from the dissident military facilities, though involuntary was not done under duress. In fact, it seems the only conditions of their release from these bases has been the surrender of any and all military equipment with all such material being collected for use by the APA.

One man, a private from the 5th Engineering Battalion had this to say,

"There was much surprise and disbelief when the base declared itself seperate from the government. Many of us thought it was some sort of drill or something. I...I could not believe that soldiers I had served with would decide rebel against our leaders. I mean, I knew there was a lot of complaining and unhappiness with the pay holds and supply difficulties last year but...but this is unreal."

The soldier, who preferred to remain anonymous went on to explain that he saw very few altercations and that in most cases there was a feeling of sadness and disappointment among parting soldiers who had served alongside one another.

At this time, Alcovian officials have put the entire country in a state of emergency and travel and communications are being monitored. News services have yet to be contained and the Alcovian monarchy has kept itself available for contact, though no official statements from King Ullo have yet to be made.  

4 comments:

Andy McMaster said...

Interesting idea. I look forward to following the events and seeing how you model it both in figures and rules.

Cheers

Andy

Eli Arndt said...

thanks Andy. I must admit to feeling as if I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew. I am in the process of acquiring the miniatures and models to play out this conflict and even adopting a new scale that I've not played in before - 20mm.

Rules will likely vary based on mood, familiarity with system, availability, opponent and type of game.

-Eli

ArmChairGeneral said...

The news casters are hot in Alcovia!

Eli Arndt said...

I hadn't thought about having her actually be part of the Alcovian press, but she could be.