Ztum-Setum Online News
The Warring Factions
In their Own Words
Toyz are Uz
Dave Wilson - A Tribute
Basing Troops for AK47
The Real Thing
The Warring Factions
Notes on the background to the various factions in the campaign and
pictures (lots) of the forces. These pages are graphically intensive
and may take some time to download. You can tell something about the
serious nature of this campaign from the names people have given to
- West African Republic of
Trans-Ztumsia (WARTZ): The former colonial
settlers of Ztumsia/Setumsia have moved to their own island enclave,
made safe by naval power. (see article in
Ztum-Setum Online News Issue5 for information on WARTZ politics).
Trans-Ztumsia is allied with the FARTs (see below). To
get round a treaty limiting the size of their Army which they signed
in the 1960s they hugely expanded their navy, training large numbers
of "Marines". As a result they now have two main forces
involved in the Ztum-Setum wars.
Old Guard (ZOGs): A breakaway
group from the ZITs (see below) The ZOGs accuse the ZITs of selling
out on their religion and of being nothing but evil racketeers who
have debased the worhip of the god Agassou by joining with Petramco
(see PISSOF below) in the lucrative JuJuJuice drugs trade.
- ZSA Alliance: An
alliance between Ztumsia and Setumsia, two dictatorships who were
until recently bitter enemies. The Presidents of both countries
decided that their interests would be best served if they focussed
their armies' efforts on overcoming common enemies rather than on
fighting each other. (see article
in Ztum-Setum Online News Issue 4)
The Republic of Setumsia and the Army of the Republic
of Setumsia (ARSe).
The Peoples Republic of Ztumsia and the Peoples Army for
the Nation and Tribes of Ztumsia (PANTZ).
- Ztumsi Independent
Tribal Spiritualists (ZITS).
Religious nutcases whose leaders are making large amounts of money
from the trade in JuJuJuice, a highly addictive drug currently legal
in the USA and in Europe. JuJuJuice is gaining popularity in the
West and is derived from potions historically used in ZITS' religious
ceremonies. The ZITS are often accused of being nothing more than
a criminal gang whose leaders are in the pay of Petramco (see PISSOF
- Petramco International
Security Service Overseas Force (PISSOF):
Security troops working for Petramco International, a Multinational
Company with headquarters in the USA. Petramco has a number of commercial
interests in the Ztumsia/Setumsia area, it dominates the local fruit
industry for example. It is also known to be involved in the JuJuJuice
trade and in diamond mining. Biotechnologists working for Petramco
were responsible for genetically engineering the yeast that made
the production of JuJuJuice a commercial proposition. The company
is at war with both the Ztumsias and Setumsian governments due to
its refusal to pay taxes on its profits in the area.
- Young International
Defenders of Zion (YIDZ): Israelis fighting in support
of a long-lost Jewish tribe living in South West Africa. Also involved
in the JuJuJuice trade and allied with the ZITs and PISSOF..
- Federated African
Rhodesian Territories (FARTs) A superpower backed
client state. When suitably paid the FARTs fight in alliance with
the WARTZ (see below).
In Their Own Words
We have received complaints from some of the tin pot dictators,
drugs dealers, religious nutcases, suspected war criminals and assorted
others who command the factions fighting in the Zetum-Setum wars that
this site does not present a balanced view of the situation in the area.
They accuse us of favouring some factions over others and even of being
a propaganda mouthpiece for one particular government. Nothing could
be further from the truth.
We have therefore decided to give each and every faction
commander access to a homepage of their own, a place without any external
editorial control where thay can have complete freedom to put across
their own point of view. There have only been two takers so far, President
FW De Clutch, SADFUKR in Chief and a Heviosso CinC of the ZITS. You
can read their incoherent ravings rantings by following the links below.
Just don't expect them to make any sense.