The Consortium, officially known as the World Energy Consortium, is a syndicate and a violent non-state actor formed sometime around the early 21st century, in opposition to the hegemony of the United States of America and are bent on creating an oil monopoly in order to install a global corporatocracy. Their membership consists of private military contractors, oil companies and terrorists. The Consortium is led by Yegor Zakharov during the Oil Crisis, who was later succeeded by Josh Cardiff during the Day of the Consortium.
Very little is known about the Consortium and the people behind it. What is known is that through various means of bribes and infiltration, they have managed to gain control over a large number of armed groups around the world. The Consortium operates in two dramatically different modes: undercover and revealed. While undercover, they rely on large numbers of inexpensive infantry and lightly armored vehicles. Once revealed, however, the Consortium is a formidable opponent. But it must rely on capturing large numbers of POWs to finance its high-tech operations.
Most of the infantry uniform, weapon, military equipment and buildings manufactured by Russia or similar to Russian.
Their trademark weapon is their tactical weapon, the "Falling Star", a project originally started by the US government, in which a communications array forces satellites to fall upon a targeted area. It can be upgraded with ebola, causing more injuries to infantry units.
In the single player campaign, the Russian antagonist Zakarov has convinced the Russian 11th Armored Corps to join forces with the Consortium, and thus players will initially see T-80 tanks in the Consortium's armory. Later on as the game progresses, the player will soon find out that the Consortium's influence extends far beyond Russia as they fight renegade US Army forces that have sided with the Consortium.
Consortium is considered a somewhat hard side to play, seeing as it requires good use of almost all available units and abilities, therefore, there are almost no new players playing Consortium.
- Mi-35 Hind-D
- V-24 Transport
- Repair V-22 Rotorcraft
- Ka-58 Black Ghost (High Treason only)
- YF-23 Black Widow
- Tu-160 Blackjack (High Treason only)
- Visby class corvette
- IX-529 Sea Shadow
- Zubr class landing craft
- Typhoon Class SSBM
- Tarantul class corvette
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