Sibir marches into Persepolis as the Boers reclaim Ecbatana. Finnish Batticaloa is looking more like Battered-caloa, though no one here can claim the kill. Here we also see the first front of a new war. What started as an effort to prevent the rise of the machines now turns into a war between humans, as Brazil allies with the Blackfoot against Sweden. A mobile SAM and an XCOM south of Gaza are the first combatants of this new war.