The Maquis (pronounced mah-kee, or ma'ki) is a European resistance organization that was gathered from the remnants of the United European Defence to liberate Europe from the Chimera. The Maquis first appear in Resistance: Retribution.
The Maquis originated from a group of radicals who broke away from the UED in 1948 and sabotaged train lines that spread across Europe out of fear that these train lines could be useful to the Russians moving west if they were ever to invade Europe. However, their actions proved later wrong with the appearance of the Chimera. After the Chimera invaded and conquered Europe, the Maquis went into hiding with survivors and began a guerrilla war against the Chimera on the continent. The organization set up several secret strongholds throughout Europe, consisting a fortress in Luxembourg where Dr. Claude Bouchard began his research in combating the Chimeran conversion process, and in Reims, France.
The Maquis are known by their allies for being just as ruthless as they were in 1948. They endeavor to defeat the Chimera even at the cost of human welfare. Incidents include Maquis soldiers (led by Colonel Roland Mallery) stealing supplies from refugees, including those who came from Africa and Asia, and as well as from their allies. There was even one case where they stole medical supplies from an orphanage. Overall, they will do anything to defeat the Chimera.
Due to their dire situation, the Maquis has become desperate in finding available military resources and have resorted to using obsolete weapons and equipment. It is believed that they are secretly working with SRPA.
Following the liberation of the United Kingdom in July 1951, the Maquis proposed an alliance with the British in coordinating an assault on the main Chimeran tower in Paris during Operation Overstrike on August 1951 in the hopes of repeating the same victory in the UK which had eradicated the Chimera on British soil, but also infecting the Chimera's major conversion center, the "Chrysalis Lair", with a serum created by Dr. Claude Bouchard in order to eradicate the Carriers and impeding the Chimeran conversion process. The plan was to enter Europe through Rotterdam, travel through Bonn, and into Luxembourg to help secure the Maquis stronghold there, and ultimately moving onto Paris. Though they suffered many casualties from coastal Chimera gun towers upon entering Rotterdam airspace, the forces were able to successfully make it to Bonn. The Maquis and their allies were then headquartered in Luxembourg. However, the Chimera discovered and attacked the base, forcing the Maquis to relocate to their last safe zone in Reims.
At Reims, the Maquis and British forces prepared their assault on Paris; in which Major Stephen Cartwright will lead a frontal assault on the Paris defenses and the Chimeran tower, while providing as a diversion for a smaller human force to enter Paris and smuggled and injected Dr. Bouchard's serum into the Chrysalis Lair. The operation was successfully accomplished, sawing to the destruction of the Paris tower and the liberation of Western Europe, and temporarily halting the Chimera's conversion process. However, the battle also cost many human lives, among them are the Maquis' notable figures Lieutenant Raine Bouchard and Colonel Roland Mallery; in which the circumstances of their deaths are only known to former mercenary James Grayson.
- James Grayson - Private
- Roland Mallery † - Colonel
- Raine Bouchard † - Lieutenant
- Claude Bouchard † - Scientist
- Martin †
- Marc LeClercq † - Private
- Dieter Berkhoff - Sergeant
- The Maquis are seemingly based on the real life World War II French resistance group of the same name. Also the Resistance Maquis are commonly made up of French nationals.