After the Chimera began their invasion in 1949, the United States government enacted a tight censorship on information coming from overseas, communication blackouts, and sealing the American borders from allowing the American public into becoming aware of the alien threat.
In response to the censors, certain concerned American civilians discreetly investigated the government cover-ups and subsequently discovering the existence of the Chimera. In response, these civilians trained themselves in preparing the day when the Chimera would invade America, and forming a network of resistance fighters that called themselves the Minutemen. Their training came to fruition when the Chimera inevitably invaded New York City on August 14th, 1951.
Resistance: Burning Skies
During the beginning of the Chimeran invasion, Minuteman leader Ellie Martinez led a small group of Minutemen into defending Staten Island. With the aid of firefighter Tom Riley, the Minutemen managed to defend the evacuation zone long enough for some civilians to escape the city. However, Ellie and Tom were separated from the Minutemen, when an Executioner ambushed them.
Ellie and Riley eventually regrouped with the Minutemen, and were given a ride to Kali Station on Ellis Island. Ellie later temporarily left Mac in charge of the Minutemen after she and Riley infiltrated the Conversion Tower and rescue surviving human prisoners.
The Minutemen severed their ties to the U.S. government and any type of authority once they were aware of the government's intentions of following Richard Gorrell's original designs for Gray Tech technology.
|Alfie||Male||Received a note from Tom.||Unknown.|
|David Henry||Male||Member who wrote a note of the M5A2 Folsom Carbine.||Unknown.|
|Ellie Martinez||Female||Leader of the Minutemen.||Alive.|
|Frank||Male||Made a note for Larry.||Unknown.|
|George||Male||Wrote down the note about "Patrol" Drones.||Unknown.|
|Greg||Male||Friend of Hank.||Unknown.|
|Hank||Male||Improvised weapons expert.||Unknown.|
|Kelvin||Male||Friend of Mack.||Deceased. Killed and presumably devoured by Leapers.|
|Larry||Male||Friend of Frank.||Deceased. Shot in the head by the Chimera.|
|Leroy F.||Male||Gave a describtion of the Executioner.||Unknown.|
|Lester S.||Male||Gave a describtion on how to fight against Steelheads.||Unknown.|
|Luke||Male||Saw a giant Chimera and called it "the Abomination".||Unknown.|
|Longgun||Male||Wrote down the note about "Grunt" Hybrids.||Unknown.|
|Mac||Male||Second-in-command of the Minutemen.||Alive.|
|Mack||Male||Friend of Kelvin||Unknown.|
|Nancy||Female||Shot down three drones.||Unknown.|
|Red Ryder||Male||Described the Impaler.||Unknown.|
|Ruby||Male||Described the Scout Hybrid.||Unknown.|
|Sammy||Male||Wrote a note about Longlegs.||Unknown.|
|Tom||Male||Took out half dozen enemies with his fellow Minutemen and captured several Bullseyes.||Unknown.|
|Tom Riley||Male||NYFD Firefighter of Engine 174 who joined the Minutmen. Main protagonist of R:BS.||Alive.|
|Zach||Male||Owner of The Hostler.||Deceased. Shot in the chest by a Hybrid.|
- The Minutemen are named after the militia groups of the same name composing of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name.