Mike Murdock gave me permission to use his sprites due to the fact of technically being Eastern Blok and him being a cool guy who is probably killer at pinball.
United States Marine Corp
Founded by Captain Samuel Nicholas in Tun Tavern in Pennsylvania on November 10th 1775. The USMC is a Branch of the American military that power projects its expeditionary forces through the US navy.
Now a branch of the United Federated Colonies, the USMC works mostly independently from the rest of the US eastern blok armies, even boasting its own yet small air force. The USMC also boasts advanced power armor designed by top scientists that gives further protection and strength to the marine wearing it. Each marine is armed with powerful plasma technology, fielding 95% of their infantry forces with plasma weaponry.
After too long of rallying their forces, they are now focusing their efforts on the Western blok to return it to American dominion, holding on to the name "United states Marine corp" instead of the United federate or any other variation as an act of defiance against their occupying enemy.
Marine infantrymen: highly trained and fully encased in power armor only known as "Advanced power armor MK1", Marines are dropped into battle armed with Plasma technology. Almost 100% male fighting force to keep to tradition, the Marine corp only has a few female engineers and scientists. They also refuse enlistment of Mobian volunteers, referring to them as "Flea bags".
MUTT II armored Jeep: Multi use jeep made for various situations. can be armed with a minigun. other variants is light troop transport, Scout vehicle, Medivac, and Anti-Armor/Anti-Air missile launcher.
APC: The APC and it's heavy variant is a heavy armoed assault vehicle armed with powerful laser cannons or a multi launch rocket system to deal with air units or ground units. Can carry 6 SAFS units, 12 infantry units, 18 cyberdogs, or 12 infantry and 6 cyberdogs.
Ute Gunship: A assault gunship using a large fan for flight. The Ute is taking the best of the cobra attack helicopter and the cheyenne gunship and making a fast hitting assault unit able to provide close air support to ground units.
Coyote Light AFW: A light mech able to deal damaged to armored vehicles and infantry. used mostly for scouting. dangerous in packs due to it's speed and maneuverability.
Liger Anti-Mech AFW: A heavy assault mech made to take a heavy amount of punishment armed with 4 powerful Recoiless Rifles to deal damaged to armor units. The two manipulator hydraulic arms are powerful enough to punch through buildings and armor.
Hummingbird VTOL transport: A VTOL transport plane able to drop infantry and light vehicles into battle.
Avenger II: a fighter bomber. Carrier based
Corsair II: a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. It is now the main aircraft of the EFC. ground based takeoff also available
Major Strickland: A veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Strickland life is entirely dedicated to the Marine corp. Almost like a father-figure to those under his command, Strickland is well renowned in the corp, with even many higher ranking officials coming to him for advice. Strickland is also a avid fan of baseball and the red sox. It is rumored that he started the "Flea bag" trend.
General Sebastian Mcguiness: The man in charge of the coming campaigns, the General is a elderly man in his 60's, rising in the ranks during WW2 and commanding during both Korea and Vietnam. At the moment, Mcguiness is the only general rank in the marine corp and was the first one to call the marines back to arms.