(Timeline-3177) A Red Army Пдб-25 Infantry powersuit. This unit weighs in at 150 kilograms total. While not as heavy as some nations powersuits, every Infantryman is equiped with one of these. Ballistic Fabric is used to protect the joints from dust. Unlike most nations, soviet power armor plugs into a neural interface. The suit is equiped with long coat-tails with ballistic panals inside it to protect the legs against shrapnal and gunfire. East of the Fifth Western Province and West of Porgoria, the lands of the Necromancer Kingdoms and the Drow Empire stands the Formidable Weisburg Mountain range. Between their spines are innumerable river valleys and plateaus, both rich in fertile soil.. These lands have a varied population. Their are some dwarvish mining enclaves, a few areas claimed by wood elves and a few areas that are home to Orcs and Goblins, but the majority of its population remains human. These Humans live in a Number of small Barbarian principalities that have traditionally fueded with themselves. That said, they are no stranger to foreign intrusion, some of the Kings of Dellmoore and Porgoria had tried to take their lands, sometimes a necromancer or lich lord would deside to do some grave robbing with a side of "recruitment" and Dark Elf slavers seeking those to put under the lash and yoke was a constant threat. Now the Zhong Empire presses into their terriory, which is now the main frontier of expansion in the west. Mountain Principality armies are traditionally composed of three catagories of soldiers, low class noble (Ritter) cavalry, Mercenaries and Peasant levies. Militia also exist in purely defensive capacity, but are for the most part lumped in the levies. Levies are the basic units of any Mountain Principality army, men called to fight by their lord when needed. Generally each male is given a modicum of training around ages 15 to 20 and is armed either with what is in an armory or what they can afford. When in service they are given a small wage as well as a share in whatever loot they can get their hands on. This also counts as a substitute for a precentage of their household's taxes. Their has been some attempt to reform this system along more civilized lines in the past 50 years (and especially after the Zhong invaded) and create standing armies, but so far the Levy system has been deemed superior as it is cheaper to operate. Even today, most principalities have levies along with their convetional forces. This is a fairly typical Levy soldier. His status as a soldier is indicated by his chainmail vest, helmet and sword. Typically these men are used in Human wave attacks against Zhong formations, as well as in forest based ambushes. What is unusal is his weapon. He is armed with a stolen Zhong Army Rifle, as well as a Handle Bomb. Most Mountain Principality levies would be armed with a rifled musket or a breech loading rifle. Most of the refugee states use Porgorian made ammunition, as setting up bullet factories has been dificult for them. While capapble fighters, their biggest weakness lies in command. Levy armies simply do not have a well defined command heirarchy at the lower levels and generally lack specialized NCOs.