During the early years of the 21st century, the face of modern warfare began to change... Foreign companies, sponsored by multinational corporations, rush to solidify mineral rights in the East African Republic of Zandia. Meanwhile China and leading Asian mining companies assemble the largest joint private paramilitary force ever seen - the Zheng Shi Security Combine in order to secure their claim to the riches available to preserve their monopoly within the country.
Under the command of Mr. John Black, you will develop your Base, sign Contracts, and recruit troops in order to build up your own personal army and claim your right to the Zandian territories! Plan your strategy, conduct diplomacy, develop logistics, and master your warfare strategy and techniques as you ally with other Commanders and conduct joint-operations with your Combine members. Defeat your rivals and become the best Commander ever known in Zandia...
In order to be successful, you must learn to efficiently manage the three main Resources - Fuel, Munitions and Rations. To increase your rate of Resource production, you will need to construct Oil Derricks, Munitions Factories and Landing Zones. These will help provide your Base and Army with everything they need to survive.
Your Fuel and Munitions stockpiles will be stored in Storage Depots in your Base, and your Landing Zones will allow you to be regularly supplied with airdrops of Rations. All of your Units require a certain number of Rations per hour in maintenance costs. Build and Upgrade your Landing Zones and the Air Traffic Control building to increase the tonnage of Rations that you can receive each hour.
Be advised, the total amount of Rations that can be stored in your Base is limited by the capacity of your Field Kitchens, so do not forget to Upgrade them to increase your Ration storage capacity. A smart Commander will not rely solely on his own Resource production, but will conduct various military operations against rivals to procure Resources. You are also authorized to gain Resources through other means, such as Trading with your Friends, Allies - and sometimes - your rivals.