The Combined Army is the warmachine of the ancient alien Ur Rationalists. They are consumed by one burning desire – to transcend this existence for the superior plane. They set about building a number of super-computers to analyse the conditions for transcendence, the most recent being the Evolved Intelligence (EI). After many failed attempts, they now hunt for any society which may have the potential for transcendence. Once they find such a society, they send the Combined Army to dominate it, steering it towards transcendence under whatever force is necessary. Now the race of Humans meet their criteria, and the Combined Army is descending upon their home planet.