The Nomad Wars was a period in history lasting roughly from 1 TE through 450 TE. During this time, the great Nomad Empires fought various wars across then-Europa and the Northern Wastes.
The nomads at first waged very small battles - two traction castles would compete for a refueling and maintenence spot, for example. But as the traction era advanced and the nomads became more and more in numbers, empires started to form, and they competed for resources or simply tried to wipe each other out.
Initially these devestating wars took place over much of Europe and the old North Sea, but eventually most of Europe's inhabitants declared to Southern reaches a 'demotorized zone' (with the exception of land barges) and the nomads were driven far to the North, where they appeared to live quite happily.
However the Ice Wastes began expanding South and the nomads were batteling for the decreasing space wedged between the de-motorized zone and the unfriendly Ice Wastes. Nomad empires began to raid and siege static cities around the 300s TE onwards to to lack of space and resources.
TechnologyEditThe Nomad Empires mainly used traditional cannons onboard their traction fortresses (predessors to traction cities). Some ranged in size from large houses (pictured to the right) or massive traction capitols which could hold hundreds of people.
Steam power drove these moving castles at first, but quickly many new technologies rushed in, such as internal combustion and even electric engines for smaller vehicles.
Troops used blunderbusses and muskets. Stalkers were employed in the battles, usually tasked with boarding enemy forts. In some nomad empires, such as The Movement, reanimating dead warriors was a great sign of respect for the corpse, rather than burying it.