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ERA 3 Segregation

ERA 3 Segregation

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Published by Sterling Archer
3rd Era sourcebook for Beamstrike
3rd Era sourcebook for Beamstrike

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Published by: Sterling Archer on Feb 21, 2013
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BEAMSTRIKE ERA BEAMSTRIKE ERA BEAMSTRIKE ERA BEAMSTRIKE ERA SUPPLEMENT 3 SUPPLEMENT 3 SUPPLEMENT 3 SUPPLEMENT 3 
 Beamstrike core rules needed to use the material in this booklet.
THE THE THE THE SEGREGATION  SEGREGATION  SEGREGATION  SEGREGATION ERA ERA ERA ERA 
(circa 2010-2500 AD)Can also be used to run Contemporary or Ultra- Modern Scenarios usingBeamstrike core rules 1.0 or 1.1
 Neil Cooper 2007 
 Photos by Neil Cooper, Ian Garbutt and Wes Camp
 
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CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS 
PAGE CONTENT
2 1 INTRODUCTION2 2 BACKGROUND/ HISTORY5 3 ERA SPECIFIC RULES AND WEAPONS8 4 ERA SPECIFIC GAME SCENARIOS9 5 ARMY LISTS12 6 SQUAD LISTS12 7 VEHICLES13 8 PAINTING/ COLOURS14 9 CONTEMPORARY GAMES
1 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION 
Welcome to the third of four Beamstrike ‘Era’ guides, which contain specific details for staging battles at particular points alongthe Beamstrike timeline. This era booklet gives details for staging battles in the Segregation Era. The background history gives a brief outline of the major ‘sides’ in conflicts staged in this era, tables are given for common vehicles in use. Lists of armies and points costs can be found, along with ideas on what colour schemes are used by various forces. The information on weapons andequipment used for games in the Segregation era could also be used to run games set today or in the very near future, providingyou can source suitable miniatures.The material in this guide is to be used alongside the Beamstrike core rules versions 1.0 or 1.1
22 BACKGROUND/ HISTORY BACKGROUND/ HISTORY BACKGROUND/ HISTORY BACKGROUND/ HISTORY 
Beamstrike Timeline extractBeamstrike Timeline extractBeamstrike Timeline extractBeamstrike Timeline extract
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2001AD – Terrorist attack on USA involving the twin tower complex on Manhattan Island leaves thousands dead, the ‘War onTerror’ begins whereby terrorist elements throughout the world are identified and destroyed. The ‘War on terror’ isinitially supported by many nations, keen to route out their own terrorist elements.The phrase “War on Terrorism” and the policies it denotes have been a source of ongoing controversy, as criticsargue it has been used to justify unilateral preemptive war, perpetual war, human rights abuses, and other violationsof international law. The campaign did not result in a formal declaration of war against any particular country giventhe nature and military organization (or lack thereof) of the combatants on one side of the conflict.2003AD WTO conference in Cancun, Mexico, Earth. A conference of the World Trade Organisation ends in turmoil. Theconference intends to implement fair trade policies for the world’s poorest countries, but the USA doesn’t want to play. Instead, laws are passed that make it easier to protect the interests of the rich and to exploit the poor. This year also saw the invasion of Iraq by United States, Britain, Australia, Poland and Denmark (other countries were alsoinvolved in its aftermath), based on U.S. military intelligence of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s support for theAl Qaeda terrorist organization and Iraqi production of weapons of mass destruction.2008AD – Another massive terrorist attack on the USA involving disruption of major power supplies makes the States evenmore militaristic and its people more fearful of ‘outsiders’ USA gives itself sweeping military powers to root outand destroy ‘terror’ wherever it feels the need. Arms stockpiles increase. The UK, up until this point, a strongsupporter of the USA, publically denounces Americas change in military direction, and without the strong supportof the USA, slides into obscurity slightly. Small skirmishes and battles fought between US and various other nationsin India, Africa and Europe. Many American civilians are becoming uneasy at their increasing overbearing andmilitaristic government.2009AD – Other former supporters of the USA now drop away, leaving America almost on its own with its new policies andworld- policing. USA continues to grow in military power, and launches a new system of satellite- based laser weapons capable of destroying inbound ICBMs, a system which had been in development for 30 years. This systemis heralded as making the USA impervious to Nuclear attack, and meant that any country showing open hostilitytowards the USA could be attacked with nuclear weapons without being able to retaliate effectively. Thisrepresented a huge shift in the balance of world power.2010AD – 
The Start of Segregation
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The lower working classes in several American cities are ‘Ghettoized’ (See below)and the beginnings of a much more tiered and elitist social structure begins to emerge, slowly being forced in other cities across the World. The USA now has ‘Advisors’ in most countries and a moderate military force to back up the
 
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‘Advisors’ decisions. Civil war breaks out in the southern USA states of New Mexico and Texas, and there is agrowing ‘Resistance’ movement among American civilians against the Governmental policies now in force. The‘Real American Freedom Movement’- RAFM is formed and starts applying political pressure on the increasinglyImperial government.
Segregation: A segregated society is one in which members of different races or social groupsrarely, if ever, come into contact with one another as equals. All aspects of daily life areseparated, and contact between the races is regulated so that one race is always in a superior position to the other. The most infamous examples from the past have been Apartheid of SouthAfrica and the Caste system of India.Ghetto: A ghetto is an area, usually within a city, in which members of a particular cultural, ethnic,religious or national group live in high concentration, whether by choice or by force;"ghettoization" refers to the process of making an area into a ghetto
 
2020AD – Mid- Segregation and open war rages in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe. The RAFM is now a fullmilitary force, gaining support from the UK and France, and renames to the Freedom army ‘FA’. There has beenmuch movement of American civilians out of the USA, but the now military- state structure of the continent now prevents this. A further large military force is now in play, the conglomeration of several other countries sufferingtrade and arms restrictions from the US. Unofficially known as the ‘Segregation’ forces. Continued interference andcontrol by the US over the affairs of many other countries causes rising bitterness and conflict. The US armed forcesreorganised and renamed ‘New United States Armed Forces’ (NUSAF)2050AD
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The completion of Segregation.
Trade routes, crop and food supplies and major manufacturing outputaround the world is now largely influenced by the US. A definite dichotomy exists with regards to human rights and privileges. The segregated working masses now exist to provide for the rich elites.2090AD By now, regime-change has been forced by the USA onthe whole of Asia and Africa over refusals to allowtrade involving genetically modified seeds and crops.2095AD The USA does the same to Europe, for the same reason.First use of Nuclear weapons since the second worldwar as NUSAF lays waste to particularly ‘troublesome’cities across the planet. Much of the regular freedomand Segregation armies wiped out.2090-2400AD This is the time period that battles staged in theSegregation era will be fought. Major players are theforces of the US, from the regular military units seekingto route- out Freedom and Segregation forces, to the‘Enforcer’ militia charged with keeping the civilian population under control. Pitted against the US are the Freedomarmy, with representatives from the old USA, the UK, France and Belgium and the Segregation army, mainly withforces taken from Israel, Africa and the Middle east.2459AD – After centuries of oppression, the segregated lower classes rise up as one. They are supported by the less developednations and Europe, and they destroy the USAs’ stranglehold on the planet, starting and bringing to an end the ThirdWorld War within the space of a year. A golden age of cooperation, good will, and enlightenment between allcontinents, including the USA, follows.
ALIEN RACES
 No Alien contacts occur in this Era, other than ‘First contact’ type encounters with the Greys and the Hibevor. Special ‘secret’missions may be staged, where contacts have occurred and then been ‘covered up’ by the government.
TECHNOLOGY IN THE SEGREGATION ERA
CPP (Chemically propelled projectile) weapons continue to be refined and refined and as yet no other practical alternative for thesoldier has been found. The tried and tested method of delivering a large amount of kinetic energy to a target by means of a bulletis a cheap and efficient weapon concept.

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