Following up from a few days ago, I figured I would start trying to decide what faction I want to play as in my trek to Heavy Gear happiness. And guess who gets to come along with me on the road to insanity? That's right, you do!
The North, in general, is the more egalitarian of the two main factions, with the constituent nations having banded together more or less by choice. They have a good variety of Gears to use, as they were, in fact, the original creators of the technology. The constituent sub-factions use very much the same forces as the Northern Guard, but have different costs, and slots that said forces can use. Essentially, the way I keep it straight is that the sub-factions are like an HQ choice in Warhammer 40k, where it changes your Force Organization chart.
Note: This is a guest post by KE554, since Counterfett is currently out of commission with nerve damage. Stay tuned folks.