Clockwise from top left: Republican troops resting on a hill in the Curragh; Priomhalt of the Celts, Flaithrí Éimhín Mac Morris; Army Rangers take defensive positions near a brick building in Cork; Communist troops marching soon after the beginning of conflict with the Celts.
| New Republic of Ireland
| The Celts
|Irish Communist Party|
|Ghinearál Robert Fitzpatrick||Priomhalt Flaithrí Éimhín Mac Morris||Chairman Aodh Mac Colla|
|New Irish Republican Army||Tens of thousands Celt warriors||Irish People's Liberation Army|
The Froniter War is an ongoing conflict between several Irish nation states and the tribal conglomerate known as the Celts. Beginning in 2267 after the New Republic of Ireland expanded into Celt territory, the war has quickly become the deadliest conflict in the British Isles since the Great War. The conflict has been split into three primary campaigns: Communist Campaign, Southeastern Campaign, and the Northeastern Campaign.
Prelude to WarEdit
After the conclusion of the Anglo-Scottish War and annexation of the Isle of Man in 2202, New Ireland took the opportunity of peaceful expansion and began to dispatch settlers into the uncharted western territories. Trying not to overstretch their grasp on the territory, the Republic took a slower, more cautious approach to settling the frontier. By 2060, it had expanded as decently far west, approaching the eastern-most border of former County Galway.
Meanwhile, the majority of the largely unexplored northwestern region of the island was inhabited by nomadic tribes of hunter-gatherers, some of which had even come into contact with the "civilized tribes" in the east. In the 2220s, an opportunistic war chief by the name of Cethern Éimhín Mac Morris, native to former County Sligo, began to attempt to unite the tribes, eventually gaining enough support with his anti-old world rhetoric to declare himself Priomhalt of the Celtic tribes. Any major tribes that resisted were soon either defeated or forcefully absorbed in the Celtic conglomerate. When Cethern died in 2262, his son, Flaithrí Éimhín Mac Morris, took control of the tribes. Much more zealous and lustful than his father, Flaithrí called for mass expansion to the southeast, reaching former County Tipperary by 2266.
The Independent State of Ulster had observed its tribal neighbors, and was sure to make a nonagression pact with Cethern to avoid hostilities with the tribal conglomerate during the 2250s. Nonetheless, there was a noticeable increase in militarization in Ulster as fears of the Celts rose. Notably, Ulster neglected to inform its Republican neighbors about news of the new conglomerate.
The Irish Communist Party, only just managing to recover, has noticed increased activity from across the waters in Port Marx, but for the most part was far too busy trying to rebuild itself after the Republican-Communist War. The communist territories in the southwest, far from the Celtic territories, new little of the tension in the north,