Poised on the brink of a new age, the peoples of the galaxy indulged in the last cataclysm their civilizations would experience. A long period of expansion had created highly trained and capable military forces, which had conquered and kept the peace on a myriad of worlds. As the stellar nations began to clash over their colony worlds their military forces increased in size and became more heavily armed.
Interstellar warfare reached its peak in the massive conflicts made possible by coalition warfare. Distrusting each other, the huge stellar nations came to form defensive alliances that heightened rather than reduced tensions. By the time the alliances began to form, the stellar nations could field massive armies fully equipped with infantry, armor, artillery and air support. When war ultimately broke out it spread through the alliance network to involve all of the stellar nations.
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