West Russian Revolutionary Front

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West Russian Revolutionary Front
Западно-Русский революционный фронт - Zapadno-Russkiy Revolyutsionnyy Front
Flag of the West Russian Revolutionary Front
Ruling Party West Russian Revolutionary Front
Head of StateAlexander Yegorov
Head of GovernmentSemyon Timoshenko
Sphere No Sphere
Foreign AlignmentNon-Aligned
Credit Rating Poor
Market Type War Communism

The West Russian Revolutionary Front is one of the warlord states that exist in West Russia. They border Onega to the west, the Arctic Ocean to the north, Vorkuta and Yugra to the east, and the Order of St. George, Komi, Vologda and Reichskommissariat Moskowien to the south.

The Front itself is a Soviet military government that was formed following the collapse of the Soviet Union at the hands of Germany. They were responsible for launching the West Russian War that almost saw the Nazis driven out of Russia, but internal disunity subsequently led to the Front's defeat and the loss of most of their territory.

Of all the communist warlords, they can claim to be one of the most legitimate successors to the fallen Soviet Union, owing to their history, leadership and potent military capabilities.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

As the Soviet Union burned, its loyal Red Army refused to yield to the German invaders. In the dark days after the Union's collapse, Marshal Alexander Yegorov rallied the surviving troops, and founded the West Russian Revolutionary Front to carry on the struggle against fascism. Striking back at the occupiers, the Front was at the cusp of victory when they were driven back at the last minute, nearly shattering it permanently.

Yet the Front lives on. From the city of Arkhangelsk, its grizzled veterans stand at the ready, preparing for the time when they drive the fascists from the Motherland and rebuild the Soviet Union anew. However, Yegorov is not a young man, and his final hour draws closer ever day. It is a moment his generals are eagerly watching for, each of them planning to seize his torch for themselves that they be the one who shall lead the Front to victory.

History[edit | edit source]

Against Hitlerites[edit | edit source]

The Great Patriotic War against the fascist invaders cost the Soviet people everything, and then some. The Nazis employed unimaginable cruelty in a crusade against Soviet civilization itself, to the extent where no single man or woman couldn't name someone close to them who had been cruelly torn from them by the hands of the Hitlerites.

In the muddled anarchy after the collapse of central government authority, the remnants of the Red Army in the west reorganised in the city of Kuybyshev under the leadership of Grand Marshal Alexander Yegorov. Across the former territory of the Soviet Union, loyal Red Army units flocked to his banner, including the Sixth and Ninth Armies under Marshals Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky and Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, respectively. With these powerful mechanized forces and an alliance with prominent political figures, the newly formed West Russian Revolutionary front was able to exert authority over all of the shattered remnants of the Union which remained west of the Urals.

The Strike...[edit | edit source]

In the late 1950's, with the Reich paralysed by the deadliest economic crash in history, and the Red Army only becoming more eager to avenge their defeat, Marshal Yegorov had decided that the time had come to launch Operation Suvorov, the liberation of all Soviet lands currently occupied by German forces. Despite Lazar Kaganovich refusing to commit the forces of the West Siberian People's Republic to the operation, the Red Army's advance was swift and brutal. Stalingrad was liberated on day 28 of the operation, prompting an attempted coup by the SS under Heinrich Himmler. Spurred by the infighting within the enemy's ranks, Red Army troops reached the outskirts of Leningrad and Moscow by day 40.

...and Retreat[edit | edit source]

Riding high on this wave of success, few had noticed the cracks that had formed within the Front's political structure over the years. The exact cause of the disintegration of the Front during the West Russian War remains unknown, with theories ranging from an attempted seizure of power by Suslov to the breakdown of the critically overextended command structure. Facing threats to the security of the military leadership in the face of a renewed German offensive employing the collaborationist forces of the Russian Liberation Army and Vladimir Romanov, the government was relocated to the city of Syktyvkar. Following the political turmoil, and the string of defeats at the hands of the enemy, the Republic of Komi seceded from the Front, and the subsequent string of defections and secessions marked the end of the West Russian War and the death of the West Russian Revolutionary Front.

Living On[edit | edit source]

Or so the Germans thought. The Front lives on, clinging to life amongst the permafrost tundra around the embattled city of Arkhangelsk, with its general bitterly divided after the catastrophic failure of Operation Suvorov. Marshals Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky and Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov are widely considered to be the two potential successors in the event of Yegorov's untimely death.

The Marshals[edit | edit source]

Tukhachevsky is a somewhat eccentric officer who believes in the role of the Red Army as the primary driver of political change. A former noble who turned against the conformity of his class to join the Bolsheviks in the Civil War, Tukhachevsky has gained support from a number of elements within the Front, who wish to avoid the mistakes made by Bukharin, and return the USSR to its former military glory and beyond, with every cog inside its machine turning towards one singular goal, every soldier marching towards final victory.

Zhukov is a popular commander who received fame and admiration amongst his men from the Civil War to Operation Suvorov, leading the liberation of Stalingrad together with Marshal Momyshuly. While Zhukov is fiercely loyal to the communist cause, his clique has attracted the attention of some reform-minded figures such as Alexander Yakovlev and Nikolay Ryzhkov, along with many of the hardliners unaffiliated with Tukhachevsky's faction such as Sergey Akhromeyev.

And Now...[edit | edit source]

Now, in 1962, the Front's situation is a precarious one. Beyond the territories controlled by Arkhangelsk lie statelets run by illegitimate secessionists, collaborators, Tsarists, and other contenders. Only time will tell if the Front will regain its position as the defender of Western Russia, and, potentially, reunite the Motherland, to avenge those who fell and deliver justice upon Germany.

Ministers[edit | edit source]

Starting Cabinet

Portrait Name Role Effects
Semyon Timoshenko


Head of Government TBA
Andrey Grechko


Foreign Minister TBA
Nikolay Baibakov


Economic Minister TBA
Alexander Altunin


Security Minister TBA

Zhukov's Cabinet

Portrait Name Role Effects
Konstantin Telegin


Head of Government TBA
Alexander Yakovlev

(Left-wing Populism)

Foreign Minister TBA
Nikolay Ryzhkov


Economic Minister TBA
Sergey Akhromeyev


Security Minister TBA

Tukhachevsky's Cabinet

Portrait Name Role Effects
Ieronim Uborevich

(Stratocratic Communism)

Head of Government TBA
Alexey Yepishev

(Stratocratic Communism)

Foreign Minister TBA
Dmitry Ustinov

(Stratocratic Communism)

Economic Minister TBA
Yan Gamarnik

(Stratocratic Communism)

Security Minister TBA

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The WRRF starts with the following national spirits:

Name In-Game Description Effects
Luftwaffe Terror Bombing With depressing regularity, Luftwaffe bombers from the airfields of Reichskommissariat Moskowien fly over the warlord states of western Russia, bombing everything they can see and affecting nearly every aspect of Russian life as a result. The only salvation comes in the form of the Free Aviators, who strive to intercept them at every opportunity. If not for them, the situation in Russia would be far more dire. Monthly Population: -5.0%

Constructuon Speed: -40.0%

Production Efficiency Cap: -10.0%

Production Efficiency Growth: -7.0%

Free Repair: -70.0%

Needed Consumer Goods: +7.0%

Veterans of the Long War For decades, the Front has fought for the Old Union; against German and Russian alike. Thirty years of constant warfare, attrition, and training have steeled the Front's soldiers, backing them by experience and grim determination.

They are the Soviet Union's finest soldiers, forged in the furnaces of war, of iron will and steely muscle. In their hands are placed the guns of the Motherland, and beside them rolls the best armor available. They can not, will not surrender, for there is always the Long War against the Hitlerites to fight, and if victory cannot be achieved, what is left for Russia?

Army Experience Gain: +0.05 daily

Division Sxperience Gain: +20.0%

Divison Organization: +15.0%

Division Recovery Rate: +10.0%

Division Attack: +10.0%

Experienced Soldier Losses: -10.0%

Agricultural Insecurity Regardless of legitimacy, military strength, or the quality of the Front's leadership, farming in the desolate wastes of the Arctic Circle is not a viable pursuit. Rationing is getting stricter and stricter as supplies begin to run dry, and the bombs of the Luftwaffe wreck a significant toll on attempts at trade.

In order to secure food for the Front, greater and greater sacrifices, and more connections with reliable warlords, must be made.

Political Power Gain: -30%

Monthly Population: -30.0%

Stability: -10.00%

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Capitulation quote[edit | edit source]

"Only in death does duty end."

Origins: This quote is a loading tip from the 2004 video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before the Toolbox Theory update, the Front was led at game start by Kliment Voroshilov. This was likely changed because Voroshilov was very loyal to Stalin, as well as the fact that in the path for Bukharin in the base game's No Step Back DLC, if the player opted to overthrow Stalin in a civil war, Yegorov would be guaranteed to defect to the player's side if he wasn't purged.