The UAF are the good guys, r-right? If they are the good guys they can’t be losing-…
"The loyal remnants of the United States and Other Western armies. The UAF is the final effort at control after the collapse. However, things are not going flawlessly and cracks are starting to form. Resources are running out, and support is falling for the UAF; it’s only a matter of time before the whole force implodes." - UAF Lore Tab
W-what about the Airborne branch? Surely with their skills they can pick up where-…
“The Special Forces arm of the UAF. Only the best of the best serve with the Airborne division, with only a select few ever reaching their ranks. They are rarely regulated by the UAF with many of their operations remainign highly classifined, and highly controversial.” UAF Airborne Lore Tab
Is this why we fight Halloway in mission 8-6?
I find this rather dark. No wonder why we fight nearly everyone who isn’t strictly UAF in the campaign: everybody knows the UAF faction sucks and that the KLG actually have power! Hell, even the KLG Lore tab says the people under their rule are “content:”
“After Kurtz went rogue, he used his battalion to strong arm the local factions into either joining his cause, or be destroyed. His gambit was successful, and Kurtz now controls most of the city. It’s not a perfect society but most seem content enough, and no one dares to oppose Kurtz.” - KLG Lore Tab
While yes, the KLG faction is effectively totalitarian, the Lore basically says that people are content with Kurtz’s rule.
The People’s Guard faction is a combination of both the Mafia and the Triad - and they are succeeding:
“A direct response to the KLG threat, the People’s Guard protect settlements that do not want to join Kurtz. Started as an uneasy alliance between former Mafia and Triad remnants (might need to check grammar here, devs). Thanks to some level-headed leadership they have accomplished a lot in the short months since starting their fight against the invaders.” - People’s Guard Lore Tab
A combination of the freakin’ MAFIA AND TRIAD are doing better than the UAF.
To be fair, the Shoremen have a little bit of in-fighting and the Morlocks are just lawless sewer rats. The Rangers are basically a faction of boogeymen and the Magistrates are seen as “gun-toting paranoids.”
At least they aren’t trying to “regain control” of the City while under a fragile leadership and a recession of resources and support.