Forces Operating in The Democratic Republic of Zugando

Nigerian UN Peacekeepers

The Government

Zugandan Army on Patrol
The Zugandan Army is demoralised, poorly lead and poorly equipped. Attempts by the UK and US Army to train the Zugandans have met with only marginal success. Many times the army refuses to leave the barracks, or else flees in the face of stiff resistance. This has lead to an animosity between the Zugandan and I-COZ forces.

The Peoples Resistance Army

Irregular Forces Form the Bulk of the PRA
The PRA forces consist of a small core of soldiers and officers who have deserted from the Zugandan Army: These men tend to be well-motivated and well lead. The vast majority of the PRA forces, however, tend to be child soldiers or militias forcefully conscripted into the PRA. Their training is minimal, and they are typically poorly equipped, but they have been systematically brutalized  and many are addicted to strong narcotics and amphetamines. I-COZ forces have reported these militiamen remaining in the field longer than world be expected for troops of their quality.

International Coalition for Zugando (I-COZ)

British Army on Patrol in Victoria Town
I-COZ is a coalition of troops from America, United Kingdom, South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria, with Nigeria and UK making up the majority of the troops on the ground following the US Army’s troops withdrawal. They are well equipped, well lead and well motivated, with good intelligence. The Nigerian and UK forces are experienced at managing peacekeeping and police actions.
A Nigerian Policeman: Part of the I-COZ Peacekeeping Force
I-COZ is well equipped with transports, and is supported by a small number of British Army and Nigerian Army MBTs and AFVs. RAF, USMC and US Navy planes operating out of bases in South Africa and off aircraft carriers off the coast provide air cover.
USS George Washington, USS Stockdale, HMS Montrose and HMS Daring provide naval support for the I-Coz forces.

US and UK Special Forces

US Special Forces Operating in Zugando
The US and UK SF in Zugando are operating outside the remit of the current UN charter, which allows for a peacekeeping force only, but with the permission of the Zugandan government. There are currently two SF detachments working in Zugando, designated Charlie Bravo and Lima Mike. They consist of SAS, SBS, Delta Force and SEALs, supported by Royal Marines and a small number of USMC specialists. The USMC provides air cover, including helicopters and UAVs.
The SF forces are operating from within the PRA territory, and are tasked with hunting down and eliminating the leadership of the PRA. They have met with some success, having killed three high-ranking PRA officers and destroyed a number of supply depots.

Other Forces


Russian hard-liner oligarch and former KGB commander Serge Movincov is believed to be influential in support of the PRA. During his days as a KGB field commander in western Africa Movincov built up many contacts. He is believed to be arming the neo-communist PRA in exchange for diamonds and gold.
MI6 has confirmed that a small number of Russian ‘mercenaries’ are operating in Zugando, training the PRA and acting as bodyguards to high-ranking PRA officers. It is widely believed that these Russians are funded by Movincov.

Al Qaeda (AQ)

AQ trading camps have been identified in the far north of Zugando, where the majority of the population are Islamic. AQ do not seem to be interested in the civil war in Zugando, and are merely taking advantage of the lawlessness in the area to operate without restrictions.
In-depth forensic analysis of IEDs set by the PRA along routs patrolled by I-COZ have lead intelligence community to conclude that AQ master bomb maker Ali Saleh has trained the PRA bomb maker. Special Forces have been told that capture or killing the bomb maker must be placed at the highest priority.

The Peoples Republic of China

 China have been investing enormous resources in the continent of Africa, and although the lawlessness in Zugando has prevented them building up much presences in the country they have invested considerably into some of the more stable counties that border Zugando. The Chinese have recently voiced concerns at what they perceived as an increased colonialist agenda among the Anglo-phonic nations. Although the Chinese presence in the region is currently confined to a handful of military advisers, they have indicated that should the instability spill over the borders and effect their concerns in the neighboring counties they might well escalate their commitment to the conflict. The western partners have dismissed this as bullish rhetoric, but the threat, however remote, remain. 

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