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A proud nation of hardy and stubborn people, they have a long history of seafaring and conquest.
The Kingdoms exist as an independent nation of tribes united under the banner of a king. They share a narrow land border with the Saxony Empire to the south, with a neutral territory between them and the Rusviet Tsardom to their east. Otherwise, they are separated from mainland Europa by the Baltic Sea. Their symbol resembles the inverted hammer of Thor: Mjolnir.
The Kingdoms have long since been rulers of the sea. Their people are hardy, impervious to the cold and dangers of the oceans. Everyone has learned to swim, and much of their economy revolves around the rearing of livestock and exploring for resources. Never content to sit around, their king plans to slowly but surely expand their lands to incorporate new farms and oil reserves to fuel their military.
Their military tactics revolve around rapid amphibious expansion and long-ranged artillery. The Nordic mech is inspired by Viking longships with dragon figureheads at each end, but with six legs and a massive artillery turret mounted on top. It has the ability to both walk on land and sail on lakes, and it comes with long-range artillery to damage the opponent before combat even begins.
Swim: Your workers can move across rivers.
- Riverwalk: Moves across rivers to forests and mountains.
- Seaworthy: Moves to/from lakes and retreats to adjacent lakes.
- These lakes can be controlled as territories via this ability.
- Artillery: Before combat, by paying 1 power, the enemy loses 2 power.
- Speed: +1 Hex per movement.
- Their territory encompasses Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
- Interestingly, Finland remains neutral, separating the Kingdoms from Rusviet.
- The real Norse eventually evolved into the three kingdoms of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, territories which the Nordic Kingdoms still control. A major factor in the evolution of the Norse tribes into these nation-states was the spread of Christianity into Scandinavia and greater contact with Western Europe through trade and raids. This means the Norse likely rejected Christianity in the 1920+ timeline, retaining their religion with fewer Western European and Christian influences.
- The Nordic Kingdoms also resembles the real Swedish Empire, which controlled much of the same territory in the Baltic region as well as being an absolute monarchy and a great power. If so, this represents a major branch in the 1920+ universe's history meaning that the Empire not only did not decline as a result of its defeat in the Great Northern War of 1700-1721, but went on to industrialize and expand to even more territory.
- Only playable in Scythe as of yet, they were also mentioned in the first campaign-mission of Iron Harvest.
- Nordic soldiers, despite having a modern uniform and firearms, also use traditional melee weapons like axes and swords, as well as Viking-style helmets.
- This shows that, like the Crimean Khanate, the Nordic Kingdoms hold very fast to tradition as well as establishing a distinct aesthetic for the faction.
- The sword is the iconic carolingian-style, based on the Roman spatha with a one-handed grip, a deep fuller, and no pronounced handguard.
- The helmet seems to be a spangenhelm or gjermundbu-style, indicated by the "spectacle" face guard which hides the wearer's features.
- Interestingly, one is also seen holding what appears to be a French Model 1915 Chauchaut light machine gun, which saw widespread use in World War I but little recorded use in any Scandinavian country except Finland.
|World of 1920+
Federal Union of Usonia
United States of Aztlan
Dominion of Laurentia
|Polanian Characters||Saxon Characters||Rusviet Characters|
|Gunter von Duisburg
Nacht and Tag
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Kaiser Friedrich of Saxony
Lev Alekseevich Zubov