Marshal Nova

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Marshal Nova
Nova in Battalion Wars 2
Gender: Male
Faction: Tundran Territories
Relatives: Tsar Gorgi (father)
Current status: Leader of Tundran forces
In the games
First appearance: Battalion Wars
Latest appearance: Battalion Wars 2
If there is one thing I have learned, it is this: if you want peace, you must be prepared for war!

— Marshal Nova (BW1, "Seige of the Vladstag")

Marshal Nova is the current ruler of the Tundran Territories, and supreme commander of the nation's military. Initially portrayed as an enemy, he eventually allies with the player's forces to defend against the Xylvanian menace.


His father, Tsar Gorgi, had been in power for decades, and had held a deep suspicion of the neighboring Western Frontier which sparked a pre-emptive Tundran invasion of the Frontier. Unfortunately, the Tsar had acted on faulty intelligence supplied by Kaiser Vlad of Xylvania. The Kaiser intended to distract the other nations while he searched for the Staff of Qa-Len, an ancient doomsday device that once belonged to the Solar Empire.

In Battalion Wars[edit]

Years later, Nova rises to power. While he initially believes that it was the Frontier that had broken the ceasefire, he learns that it was really the Tsar, whom he angrily strips of his authority over the Tundran forces. Hoping to ensure Tundra's victory, Tsar Gorgi secretly made a pact with Kaiser Vlad, which was eventually broken by Countess Ingrid's Bomber attack on both armies. The two warring nations proclaim a ceasefire, and form the Alliance of Nations in order to defend against the Xylvanian menace.

After the Alliance of Nations seizes the Vladstag, the Kaiser's stronghold, in the final mission, Kaiser Vlad is able to escape by helicopter. However, Nova is able to take Ubel into custody, throwing him into a Tundran gulag indefinitely.

In Battalion Wars 2[edit]

Marshal Nova first appears in Campaign 2, when Solar Admiral A-Qira calls for assistance in his "war of retribution" against the Anglo Isles. Nova is content with peace, but on the insistence of Tsar Gorgi's ghost, goes to aid the Solar Empire. Unfortunately, he plays right into Kaiser Vlad's hands; the Kaiser wanted to lure Tundra to war, wanting to weaken their forces before invading the territories in his search for the Staff of Qa-Len.

Nova appears mostly in Campaign 3, when the player takes control of the Tundran forces, and assaults the Xylvanian invaders in the North Tundra wastes, who are searching for the ancient Staff of Qa-Len. He first saves his father's mausoleum from destruction before targeting Kaiser Vlad's naval units near Novagrad Caves. His next mission is to destroy "Ice Station X", a seismic detection platform that the Kaiser is using to search for the staff. Once it is destroyed, he deploys a Tundran Battlestation to target Vlad's Mining Spider, joining up with Frontier and Solar POWs on the way, re-forming the Alliance of Nations.

Marshal Nova in
Battalion Wars


  • After Tsar Gorgi's death, Nova rises to his father's position of power. However, he is never referred to as "Tsar"; this may be a reference to the Russian Revolution, when the Tsars were forced out of power.

COs of the Battalion Wars series
Western Frontier: General HermanColonel AustinBrigadier Betty
Tundran Territories: Tsar GorgiMarshal NovaMajor Nelly
Solar Empire: Empress Qa-LenEmpress Lei-QoAdmiral A-Qira
Anglo Isles: Colonel WindsorCommander Pierce
Xylvania: Kaiser VladCountess IngridKommandant Ubel
Iron Legion: Lord Ferrok