The Confederate Republic of Galiano (a small continent surrounded by small islands) was a relative newcomer to the international scene. After successfully fighting for independence from the Juche Socialist People’s ‘Republic’ of Falkastan with limited help from the Democratic Republic of Cazatania, the newborn nation had not yet decided what to do politically. However, the last living three perpetrators of the War for Independence (the other ten were either hanged, killed in action or captured) decided that a course of isolationism, at least for the short term, would be best for the country. What freedom fighters remained were banded into local militias, along with regular citizens. The Cazatanian government covertly provided training and equipment for the militias. The two defining trademarks of the militias were their ‘OD’ green pants and Cazatanian surplus FN FAL rifles. As the nation was building itself militarily, the economy steadily began creeping uphill. With essentially no government regulation, farming and logging became the staple of the Confederate economy. Narcotics plantations were also fairly commonplace but were detested by the locals and therefore limited to less populated areas.
The most famous unit of the Confederate ‘army’ by far was the 2nd Scout Company based out of Montague harbor. The port was often subject to attacks by both pirates and Falkastani raiders, making the local militia fairly battle hardened. Thankfully for the militiamen, Falkastani troops were very poorly trained (the Falkastani army was, and still is, known for it’s ‘human wave’ tactics) and on par with the militias. However the militiamen were mainly armed with FAL rifles, greatly superior to the standard issue Vz.58 and SKS rifles used by the Falkastanis. However, the pirates were much more violent and disorganized, often causing immense trouble for the locals and their protectors.
After multiple years of repeated attacks, the 2nd Scout Company was considered one of the most elite units in the Confederate Republic. They were talked about all over the nation, and were even popular in Cazatania, romanticized as ‘protectors of freedom’ and fearless defenders of Galiano. In reality there were a rag-tag unit of locals (and the occasional Independence war veteran), some as young as fourteen years old, motivated to defend their homes, liberty and family from those who wanted to take it all away