-The Entente of Ebon-
British Empire, Kingdom of France, Russian Empire, United States of America
-The Central Federation-
Germania, Autrian-Hungarian Empire, Kingdom of Italy, Ottoman Empire
The year is 1909.
The world's economy is booming as fresh access to raw resources from colonies drives innovation. The powers of Europe have formed alliances to protect their colonial interests in new territories. Uneasy peace exists between them; The Entente of Ebon and The Central Federation. Conflicting claims in Africa and Oceania have come to a head, and nations rally for volunteers to bolster their armies should war break out. Recruits with technical skills and education are in high demand to pilot huge war machines known as walkers.
You have completed months of classroom training leading up to this, the final test known as 'Walking through Hell', a gruelling week long live fire exercise where each unit's effectiveness is tested in combat before they are deployed to battle grounds. Your training class was loaded into transport truck and taken to the fields where your walkers rested.
The crews were divided into two teams. One group tasked with holding a line, and your group tasked with breaking through. Each crew was sent to their vehicle while the Commanders rallied for a briefing.
Your vehicle, Daisy has been your home away from home these last few months. You stand in front of Daisy, as you wait for Georgine Barnard, your vehicle's commander. Lieutenant Barnard is a a smart woman who is loved and hated within the squadron. She has built a reputation for doing what ever it takes to get the job done and not caring for some of the less flexible rules of the old guard.
She doesn't put up with crap, but still listens to the members of her crew and takes responsibility for those under her.