Atelia is a weak and weary collection of divided city-states and nomadic tribes that have roamed the mountains for thousands of years. Historically, Atelia is akin to the Wild West; a dangerous and largely lawless place where people need to look out for themselves. Recently however, things are changing as the powerful Confederation press their iron fist into the heart of Atelia, vying for total control of the region.
The Atelian Militia is an organized army of rebels led by the Nomad Warlord Sahrab and his allies. Outnumbered and unpopular, they are fighting fiercly for Atelia's freedom. In Iron Grip: Warlord, the plater takes on the role of a member of Sahrab's army, engaging in suicidal last-stand defensive missions to stop the massive armies of the Confederation from swallowing their land and culture alive. players are tasked not only with fighting off hundreds of invading infantry and armored units, but also with constructing defenses that will help them hold off the enemy for as long as it takes.
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In Warlord, you play as an Atelian Militia member and an important part of the game is making good use of the weapons at your disposal to take out Confederate soldiers and vehicles. With over ten unique weapons all with their own special functions, there’s no small variety to choose from. Whether your style is setting up mines and blowing up everything trying to cross an area, shooting from afar with a long range sniper rifle, or getting up close and personal with a combat knife, Iron Grip: Warlord’s weapons system offers something for everyone. Click here for a sample of Warlord's arsenal.
Like weapons, the different structures featured in Iron Grip: Warlord and used by the Atelia Militia are an important part of the game. Maintaining your Stronghold is key to preventing Atelian surrender. Iron Grip: Warlord offers several unique structures, each with their role to play in assisting your defense. Turrets, supply stations and a selection of traps give plenty of options for how to set up your defense. Find out more about structures here.
The greatest strength the Confederation has is sheer numbers, and their infantry vastly outnumber the Atelian Militia. The primary tactic they will employ throughout Warlord is hordes of infantry: they prefer to win simply with overwhelming numbers. This is not to say, however, that the Confederation has no skilled warriors; in addition to the conscript masses, they have a variety of special forces operatives that the Atelians will come up against in their struggles to defend their lands, and the player must deal with them in order to protect their home. Know your enemy.
The Confederate vehicles are some of the most dangerous foes you will face in the game. From armored cars and tanks to walkers, with some carrying fearsome artillery weapons, the Confederation's vehicles are nothing to scoff at. The key to defeating them is understanding their capabilities; knowledge is power. Arm yourself with a firm understanding of how they work before you go into battle. Check out the Confederate Vehicles here.