In the universe of Awakening ancient aliens who enforce pacifism on the rest of the senient beings of the universe, the Maces are one of the tools humanity embraces in order to help win a war they could never possibly win. The odds are so stacked against the Terrans and their few allies that it literally boggles the mind. They are up against a six billion year old civilization that spans galaxies and controls millions of worlds. The only thing that stands between the Terrans and annihilation is that the Universal Synod is fighting thousands of such wars against tens of thousands of civilizations and the Synod has never had to fight a war...
The MACE program is designed to build the next generation of armored fighting vehicles for the Terran military in their ongoing fight with the Univesal Synod of Worlds. The earliest Marks grow out of modern main battle tanks and become huge machines of destruction on a planetary scale.
This PDF describes each of the first ten Marks of Mace and provide their Dirtside II combat statistics.
It also provides the Full Thrust stats for two variants of the Mace Combat Transport and Mace Combat Lander spacecraft.