IRON FIST INDUSTRIES
Iron Fist Industries (Or in German, Eiserne Fäuste-Industrien )
was formed in early 1934, as Germany was beginning it's re-ascension to
It was first formed in February 1934, when Germany was still
"Technically" adhering to the restrictions placed on
it. However even as Germany was exceeding the limits
(Such as expanding it's army over the 100,000 soldier mark, using the Deutchland
class battle zeppelins to "Hedge" over the zeppelin
limits, and expanding it's air force to roughly 30% larger than
allowed), Iron Fist expanded alongside of it.
It was formed form a core group of German industrialists, all of whom
in the beginning were on the verge of collapse, and banded together for
a common goal. A small zeppelin yard, a small iron
refining, mining and tranportation group, a person who owned a large
quantity of manufacuring capacity for weaponry that lay idle. (Mid-20's
designed for the German Wehrmacht. Modern, yet rejected in
favor of fully modern equipment in 1932.)
It formed together with a strong backing by an unknown person, and
between them they collaberated. By June, their union paid
of. With the zeppelin yard winning a contract to produce three, Emden
class light cruisers for the German Luftwaffe.
After that, the company went nowhere but up, winning small German
contracts, and encompassing more corporations and industries into it's
By Late 1935, it had expanded to over two dozen corporations, and was
turning out roughly 10% of the entire German military output (It
sound like much, however factoring in ALL accounts of German armament,
tanks, rockets, ammunition and zeppelins, it is quite considerable).
In December of 1935, a change swept the corporation. Using
funds from an unknown source, a core group of six industralists bought
out the other owners and shareholders. Several owners who
rejected the buyout had "accidents" and one became involved in a public
scandel. The remainder quickly sold out their shares to the six
men. It was no longer known as a business alliance,
but collectively as Iron Fist Industries.
The coming of 1936, also shifted a change in the Iron Fist Industries
policies. The main business's centered in Germany were
consolidated into a compact lineup of arms industry, solely devoted to
the building of military hardware for the European
continent. These consisted of the actual arms production
centers, and the iron mines, refinaries and transportation, along with
the munitions industries.
Iron Fist quickly re-organized into a para-military organization, to
protect it's own assests from a rapidly bloodthirsty world.
A portion of the production went into producing arms for their own
In February of 1936, Iron Fist announced that it had struck a deal with
the Peruvian Government. The Company acquired a somewhat derelict
naval base, under the deal it would be renovated, and then returned to
the government in 1950. Also, Iron Fist purchased trading
rights to a large portion of Peruvian trade, and in a near-blitz,
purchased a large number of silver, gold, and gemstone mines in the
mountains. This gave them a "Foothold" on a continent rich in
resources, ripe for picking by a well organized corporation.
Three of the company's battle zeppelins, along with a contingent of
ground forces, tanks and several dozen cargo zeppelins and marine ships
landed at the naval base.
In a mere 15 months, Iron Fist went from being a locally-known name in
Germany, to a power-player in South America. They are the
largest corporation in Peru, and are the largest single trader in South
America (No others being that large. Although some come close, and
combined are ten times larger than Iron Fist, none are close in
Their ships and zeppelins base out of South America and Germany.
Hauling Brazilian rubber to Germany, and German ammunition to the
various South American governments. Peruvian silver to Asia and
returning with loads of silk, wood and spices.
Iron Fist's military influence is also noticed, quite uncomfortably by
the rest of the world. That is probably what
Iron Fist is best known for. They have massive numbers of
"police" to patrol their facilities and exert
influence. They even have twenty four of the new
Panzer IV tanks, and nearly a hundred and fifty of the Panzer II
tanks in their Peruvian Base.
Their most known use of military force however, was supporting the coup
that toppled the government of Uraguay. The rebels that took
control are noticably friendly towards Iron Fist (and Germany),
toppling a government that had been leaning more and more towards
rising relations with Great Britain.
The Iron Fist, gave the military support of forty-five tanks, a 800 man
force, and four of it's combat zeppelins (With accompanying air
support) in the final rebel push.
Britain and France both have issued formal complaints with the German
government, of which have went unheeded. Indeed, Iron
Fist is quite friendly with the German government, although admittedly
they seem neutral in that power struggle, endorsing neither the Kaiser
or the Nationalists.
Recently Iron Fist has been soldifying it's South American base.
Establishing airbases in Venezuala, Uraguay, Argentina, Brazil and
Mexico. South America is bursting with raw materials, and
that signals deutchmark signs to the corporation. In fact they
even have established refinaries in Peru, along with a weaponry
factory. Thus lessening the travel of the materials, and allowing
for quicker shipment of produced (Or refined) products.
The Iron Fist has not attempted expanding out of South America however.
Competition there is still high, and to the west, Khan Industries is
firmly entrenched in the Pacific, and to the east in Africa, Britain
and France, both major opponents of the Fist, are major players, nearly
garunteeing slim pickings.
Iron Fist Industries is a pure military unit. All recruits
go through a vigirous training before entering a
cockpit. All new pilots get an additional 30 points
when being generated.
Also, the pilots NT must be a 4 (To ensure proper landings and military
formation). However they lose twice the points for losing a
And when generating (This can change after experiance) their CN should
be higher than their QD and SS (Due to their training, they can take
punishment from Flash and Sonics, but lack the true initiative of