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Imperial Army
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Active: 1637–1671 AN
Motto Ignis et Victoria
In use by: Imperial Forces
Allegiance: Shireroth

Type: Land Forces
Size: 212,868 legionaries

173 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (CV)
1,547 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (UT)
3,132 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch
1,728 GV(SPG)-2 Jabberwocky
3,988 GV(LU)-3 Boojum
2,700 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
720 GV(CT)-6 Walrus
7,642 Horjin CV56
187 Horjin EWV
1,566 IMW-2 Spidertank
54 IMW-3 Snark
10 Logistic Support Vessels
4 Support vessels
47 patrol boats
22 minesweepers
11 cutters
4 assault ships
4 tugboats
2 minelayers
1 survey boat
1 Turbot-class midget submarine </small>

Nickname: None yet

Current Commander: Magister Primum
Conflicts & Deployments


The Imperial Army is the principal land warfare force of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth. The force is administered by the Ministry of Military Affairs. The professional head of the Imperial Army is the Magister Primum, who is head of the Collegium Magistri Militum or College of the Magisters (i.e. the General Staff).

Organisation

The structure of the Imperial Army is relatively streamlined into legions and corps divided between four armies. The Palatini Corps, charged with the defence of the Kaiser, Shirekeep and the Imperial County, remains independent of Land Command, having evolved out of the Kaiser's old bodyguards - the Order of Kampioens and the Apollonian Guard.

Formations and Structure

Units are divided into Spear units (i.e. Infantry), Lance units (i.e. Cavalry, Pioneers, Special Forces, etc), and Ballista units (i.e. Artillery).

Spear units form the organic components of the standard salb (legion), which are organised into constituent cohorts, which themselves are composed of maniples. Lance units are organised into specialist corps comprised of independent vexillations, which are composed of squadrons. Ballista units are also organised into specialist corps consisting of independent divisions, which are composed of batteries.

Vexillations and Divisions may function independently (e.g. special forces, THAAD, etc), or are attached to legions in order to provide combined-armed support. Independently-deployed vexillations and divisions will have other support units attached to it. Vexillations serve as a primary source for fresh commissioned officers and are intentionally officer-heavy as a result.

Legions may be designated as Light or Heavy, depending on the level to which its cohorts are equipped and trained for mechanised and air-mobile armoured combat.

Maniples are named with the number of their cohort followed by "Hastati", "Principes", or "Triarii", thus the third maniple of the 1st Cohort is referred to as "1st Triarii" or 1T.

Combat Groups

Legions are nominally organised into ten cohorts of infantry with other units attached in support. When deployed, the legion is reorganised into ten Combat Groups, built up around each of the legion's cohorts. The combat support units' staffs join the Legionary HQ in order to provide continuing support to Legionary HQ and to their own distributed sub-units. When a legion is significantly reinforced by additional afzælt (divisional) units of specialists, auxiliaries or allied troops, the Legate will receive a brevet promotion to Dux (Major General / Frainan Uihmanzis) for the duration of his expanded command.

Combat units may be deployed independently of the remainder of the legion. Under these latter circumstances they are often referred to as streïkruppis.

Structure of Units

The most typical variety of Imperial Army units are structured as follows:

Type of Unit Hohm (Field Army) Uihmanz (Corps) Salb (Legion) / Afzælt (Division) Gauht (Cohort) / Furgsaddâ (Vexillation) Opratzt (Maniple) / Haß (Squadron) Aht (Watch) / Fiþn (Troop) Tiï (File) / Droþ (Lance) Fire Team/Detail
Contains 3 Corps 8 Legions
3 Divisions
10 Cohorts
3 Vexillations
3 Maniples
10 Squadrons
3 Watches 5 Files 2 Fire Teams 4 Individuals
Personnel 172,800 28,800 Infantry
28,800 Specialists
3,600 Infantry
3,600 Specialists
360 Infantry
1,200 Specialists
120 40 8 4
Commanded by Magister Militum (General) / Frumst Frainan Magister (Lt General) / Frainan Hohmin Legate / Salbnan Spear (Infantry): Cohort Tribune / Ahmst Tazstraneï
Lance (Specialist): Tribune Laticlavii / Ahmst Bræþstranin
Spear (Infantry): Ordinate / Opratzan
Lance (Specialist): Decurion / Fiþnan
Spear (Infantry): Tesserarius / Ahtaldan
Lance (Specialist): Draconarius / Golsapbir
Prime / Frum Chosen Man




Order of Battle

  • Imperial Army (Exercitus Imperii)
    • Collegium Magistri Militum (General Staff)
      • Land Command
        • Exercitus Comitatenses (Field Army)
          • I Corps
          • II Corps
          • IX Corps
        • Exercitus Limitanei (Frontier Army)
          • III Corps
          • IV Corps Defected to the Black Legions (1671)
          • VI Corps Defected to the Black Legions (1671)
        • Exercitus Ripenses (Riverine Army)
          • V Corps
          • VII Corps
          • VIII Corps
        • Exercitus Arboriae (Army of Arboria) "Transferred" to Natopian control (1671)
          • X Corps
          • XI Corps
          • XII Corps
Legion Corps Army Command Banner Group Prime Cohort Infantry Cohort Infantry Cohort 2 Infantry Cohort 3 Infantry Cohort 4 Infantry Cohort 5 Infantry Cohort 6 Infantry Cohort 7 Infantry Cohort 8 Infantry Cohort 9 Brunïakafzælt Droþakafzælt Holïursafzælt
Batavian Legion ?? Frontier Army Benacia Western Cohort 013 Cohort 117 Cohort 221 Cohort 325 Cohort 429 Cohort 533 Cohort 647 Cohort 751 Cohort 855 Cohort 959 Regiment 1063 Regiment 1167 Regiment 1271
VI Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 014 Cohort 118 Cohort 222 Cohort 326 Cohort 430 Cohort 534 Cohort 648 Cohort 752 Cohort 856 Cohort 960 Regiment 1064 Regiment 1168 Regiment 1272
VII Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 015 Cohort 119 Cohort 223 Cohort 327 Cohort 431 Cohort 535 Cohort 649 Cohort 753 Cohort 857 Cohort 961 Regiment 1065 Regiment 1169 Regiment 1273
VIII Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 016 Cohort 120 Cohort 224 Cohort 328 Cohort 432 Cohort 536 Cohort 650 Cohort 754 Cohort 858 Cohort 962 Regiment 1066 Regiment 1170 Regiment 1274
IX Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 017 Cohort 121 Cohort 225 Cohort 329 Cohort 433 Cohort 537 Cohort 651 Cohort 755 Cohort 859 Cohort 963 Regiment 1067 Regiment 1171 Regiment 1275
X Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 018 Cohort 122 Cohort 226 Cohort 330 Cohort 434 Cohort 538 Cohort 652 Cohort 756 Cohort 860 Cohort 964 Regiment 1068 Regiment 1172 Regiment 1276
XI Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 019 Cohort 123 Cohort 227 Cohort 331 Cohort 435 Cohort 539 Cohort 653 Cohort 757 Cohort 861 Cohort 965 Regiment 1069 Regiment 1173 Regiment 1277
XIV Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 021 Cohort 125 Cohort 229 Cohort 333 Cohort 437 Cohort 541 Cohort 655 Cohort 759 Cohort 863 Cohort 967 Regiment 1071 Regiment 1175 Regiment 1279
XXI Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 024 Cohort 128 Cohort 232 Cohort 336 Cohort 440 Cohort 544 Cohort 658 Cohort 762 Cohort 866 Cohort 970 Regiment 1074 Regiment 1178 Regiment 1282
XXII Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 025 Cohort 129 Cohort 233 Cohort 337 Cohort 441 Cohort 545 Cohort 659 Cohort 763 Cohort 867 Cohort 971 Regiment 1075 Regiment 1179 Regiment 1283
XXIII Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 026 Cohort 130 Cohort 234 Cohort 338 Cohort 442 Cohort 546 Cohort 660 Cohort 764 Cohort 868 Cohort 972 Regiment 1076 Regiment 1180 Regiment 1284
XXIV Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 027 Cohort 131 Cohort 235 Cohort 339 Cohort 443 Cohort 547 Cohort 661 Cohort 765 Cohort 869 Cohort 973 Regiment 1077 Regiment 1181 Regiment 1285
XXV Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 028 Cohort 132 Cohort 236 Cohort 340 Cohort 444 Cohort 548 Cohort 662 Cohort 766 Cohort 870 Cohort 974 Regiment 1078 Regiment 1182 Regiment 1286
XXVI Legion V Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 029 Cohort 133 Cohort 237 Cohort 341 Cohort 445 Cohort 549 Cohort 663 Cohort 767 Cohort 871 Cohort 975 Regiment 1079 Regiment 1183 Regiment 1287
XXVII Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 030 Cohort 134 Cohort 238 Cohort 342 Cohort 446 Cohort 550 Cohort 664 Cohort 768 Cohort 872 Cohort 976 Regiment 1080 Regiment 1184 Regiment 1288
XXVIII Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 031 Cohort 135 Cohort 239 Cohort 343 Cohort 447 Cohort 551 Cohort 665 Cohort 769 Cohort 873 Cohort 977 Regiment 1081 Regiment 1185 Regiment 1289
XXIX Legion III Corps Frontier Army Benacia Northern Cohort 032 Cohort 136 Cohort 240 Cohort 344 Cohort 448 Cohort 552 Cohort 666 Cohort 770 Cohort 874 Cohort 978 Regiment 1082 Regiment 1186 Regiment 1290
XXXVIII Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 041 Cohort 145 Cohort 249 Cohort 353 Cohort 457 Cohort 561 Cohort 675 Cohort 779 Cohort 883 Cohort 987 Regiment 1091 Regiment 1195 Regiment 1299
XXXIX Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 042 Cohort 146 Cohort 250 Cohort 354 Cohort 458 Cohort 562 Cohort 676 Cohort 780 Cohort 884 Cohort 988 Regiment 1092 Regiment 1196 Regiment 1300
XL Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 043 Cohort 147 Cohort 251 Cohort 355 Cohort 459 Cohort 563 Cohort 677 Cohort 781 Cohort 885 Cohort 989 Regiment 1093 Regiment 1197 Regiment 1301
XLI Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 044 Cohort 148 Cohort 252 Cohort 356 Cohort 460 Cohort 564 Cohort 678 Cohort 782 Cohort 886 Cohort 990 Regiment 1094 Regiment 1198 Regiment 1302
XLII Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 045 Cohort 149 Cohort 253 Cohort 357 Cohort 461 Cohort 565 Cohort 679 Cohort 783 Cohort 887 Cohort 991 Regiment 1095 Regiment 1199 Regiment 1303
XLIII Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 046 Cohort 150 Cohort 254 Cohort 358 Cohort 462 Cohort 566 Cohort 680 Cohort 784 Cohort 888 Cohort 992 Regiment 1096 Regiment 1200 Regiment 1304
XLIV Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 047 Cohort 151 Cohort 255 Cohort 359 Cohort 463 Cohort 567 Cohort 681 Cohort 785 Cohort 889 Cohort 993 Regiment 1097 Regiment 1201 Regiment 1305
XLV Legion VII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 048 Cohort 152 Cohort 256 Cohort 360 Cohort 464 Cohort 568 Cohort 682 Cohort 786 Cohort 890 Cohort 994 Regiment 1098 Regiment 1202 Regiment 1306
XLVI Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 049 Cohort 153 Cohort 257 Cohort 361 Cohort 465 Cohort 569 Cohort 683 Cohort 787 Cohort 891 Cohort 995 Regiment 1099 Regiment 1203 Regiment 1307
XLVII Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 050 Cohort 154 Cohort 258 Cohort 362 Cohort 466 Cohort 570 Cohort 684 Cohort 788 Cohort 892 Cohort 996 Regiment 1100 Regiment 1204 Regiment 1308
XLVIII Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 051 Cohort 155 Cohort 259 Cohort 363 Cohort 467 Cohort 571 Cohort 685 Cohort 789 Cohort 893 Cohort 997 Regiment 1101 Regiment 1205 Regiment 1309
XLIX Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 052 Cohort 156 Cohort 260 Cohort 364 Cohort 468 Cohort 572 Cohort 686 Cohort 790 Cohort 894 Cohort 998 Regiment 1102 Regiment 1206 Regiment 1310
L Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 053 Cohort 157 Cohort 261 Cohort 365 Cohort 469 Cohort 573 Cohort 687 Cohort 791 Cohort 895 Cohort 999 Regiment 1103 Regiment 1207 Regiment 1311
LI Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 054 Cohort 158 Cohort 262 Cohort 366 Cohort 470 Cohort 574 Cohort 688 Cohort 792 Cohort 896 Cohort 1000 Regiment 1104 Regiment 1208 Regiment 1312
LII Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 055 Cohort 159 Cohort 263 Cohort 367 Cohort 471 Cohort 575 Cohort 689 Cohort 793 Cohort 897 Cohort 1001 Regiment 1105 Regiment 1209 Regiment 1313
LIII Legion VIII Corps Riverine Army Benacia Southern Cohort 056 Cohort 160 Cohort 264 Cohort 368 Cohort 472 Cohort 576 Cohort 690 Cohort 794 Cohort 898 Cohort 1002 Regiment 1106 Regiment 1210 Regiment 1314
LIV Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 057 Cohort 161 Cohort 265 Cohort 369 Cohort 473 Cohort 577 Cohort 691 Cohort 795 Cohort 899 Cohort 1003 Regiment 1107 Regiment 1211 Regiment 1315
LV Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 058 Cohort 162 Cohort 266 Cohort 370 Cohort 474 Cohort 578 Cohort 692 Cohort 796 Cohort 900 Cohort 1004 Regiment 1108 Regiment 1212 Regiment 1316
LVI Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 059 Cohort 163 Cohort 267 Cohort 371 Cohort 475 Cohort 579 Cohort 693 Cohort 797 Cohort 901 Cohort 1005 Regiment 1109 Regiment 1213 Regiment 1317
LVII Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 060 Cohort 164 Cohort 268 Cohort 372 Cohort 476 Cohort 580 Cohort 694 Cohort 798 Cohort 902 Cohort 1006 Regiment 1110 Regiment 1214 Regiment 1318
LVIII Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 061 Cohort 165 Cohort 269 Cohort 373 Cohort 477 Cohort 581 Cohort 695 Cohort 799 Cohort 903 Cohort 1007 Regiment 1111 Regiment 1215 Regiment 1319
LIX Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 062 Cohort 166 Cohort 270 Cohort 374 Cohort 478 Cohort 582 Cohort 696 Cohort 800 Cohort 904 Cohort 1008 Regiment 1112 Regiment 1216 Regiment 1320
LX Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 063 Cohort 167 Cohort 271 Cohort 375 Cohort 479 Cohort 583 Cohort 697 Cohort 801 Cohort 905 Cohort 1009 Regiment 1113 Regiment 1217 Regiment 1321
LXI Legion I Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 064 Cohort 168 Cohort 272 Cohort 376 Cohort 480 Cohort 584 Cohort 698 Cohort 802 Cohort 906 Cohort 1010 Regiment 1114 Regiment 1218 Regiment 1322
LXII Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 065 Cohort 169 Cohort 273 Cohort 377 Cohort 481 Cohort 585 Cohort 699 Cohort 803 Cohort 907 Cohort 1011 Regiment 1115 Regiment 1219 Regiment 1323
LXIII Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 066 Cohort 170 Cohort 274 Cohort 378 Cohort 482 Cohort 586 Cohort 700 Cohort 804 Cohort 908 Cohort 1012 Regiment 1116 Regiment 1220 Regiment 1324
LXIV Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 067 Cohort 171 Cohort 275 Cohort 379 Cohort 483 Cohort 587 Cohort 701 Cohort 805 Cohort 909 Cohort 1013 Regiment 1117 Regiment 1221 Regiment 1325
LXV Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 068 Cohort 172 Cohort 276 Cohort 380 Cohort 484 Cohort 588 Cohort 702 Cohort 806 Cohort 910 Cohort 1014 Regiment 1118 Regiment 1222 Regiment 1326
LXVI Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 069 Cohort 173 Cohort 277 Cohort 381 Cohort 485 Cohort 589 Cohort 703 Cohort 807 Cohort 911 Cohort 1015 Regiment 1119 Regiment 1223 Regiment 1327
LXVII Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 070 Cohort 174 Cohort 278 Cohort 382 Cohort 486 Cohort 590 Cohort 704 Cohort 808 Cohort 912 Cohort 1016 Regiment 1120 Regiment 1224 Regiment 1328
LXVIII Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 071 Cohort 175 Cohort 279 Cohort 383 Cohort 487 Cohort 591 Cohort 705 Cohort 809 Cohort 913 Cohort 1017 Regiment 1121 Regiment 1225 Regiment 1329
LXIX Legion II Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 072 Cohort 176 Cohort 280 Cohort 384 Cohort 488 Cohort 592 Cohort 706 Cohort 810 Cohort 914 Cohort 1018 Regiment 1122 Regiment 1226 Regiment 1330
LXX Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 073 Cohort 177 Cohort 281 Cohort 385 Cohort 489 Cohort 593 Cohort 707 Cohort 811 Cohort 915 Cohort 1019 Regiment 1123 Regiment 1227 Regiment 1331
LXXI Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 074 Cohort 178 Cohort 282 Cohort 386 Cohort 490 Cohort 594 Cohort 708 Cohort 812 Cohort 916 Cohort 1020 Regiment 1124 Regiment 1228 Regiment 1332
LXXII Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 075 Cohort 179 Cohort 283 Cohort 387 Cohort 491 Cohort 595 Cohort 709 Cohort 813 Cohort 917 Cohort 1021 Regiment 1125 Regiment 1229 Regiment 1333
LXXIII Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 076 Cohort 180 Cohort 284 Cohort 388 Cohort 492 Cohort 596 Cohort 710 Cohort 814 Cohort 918 Cohort 1022 Regiment 1126 Regiment 1230 Regiment 1334
LXXIV Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 077 Cohort 181 Cohort 285 Cohort 389 Cohort 493 Cohort 597 Cohort 711 Cohort 815 Cohort 919 Cohort 1023 Regiment 1127 Regiment 1231 Regiment 1335
LXXV Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 078 Cohort 182 Cohort 286 Cohort 390 Cohort 494 Cohort 598 Cohort 712 Cohort 816 Cohort 920 Cohort 1024 Regiment 1128 Regiment 1232 Regiment 1336
LXXVI Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 079 Cohort 183 Cohort 287 Cohort 391 Cohort 495 Cohort 599 Cohort 713 Cohort 817 Cohort 921 Cohort 1025 Regiment 1129 Regiment 1233 Regiment 1337
LXXVII Legion IX Corps Field Army Benacia Northern Cohort 080 Cohort 184 Cohort 288 Cohort 392 Cohort 496 Cohort 600 Cohort 714 Cohort 818 Cohort 922 Cohort 1026 Regiment 1130 Regiment 1234 Regiment 1338
LXXVIII Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 081 Cohort 185 Cohort 289 Cohort 393 Cohort 497 Cohort 601 Cohort 715 Cohort 819 Cohort 923 Cohort 1027 Regiment 1131 Regiment 1235 Regiment 1339
LXXIX Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 082 Cohort 186 Cohort 290 Cohort 394 Cohort 498 Cohort 602 Cohort 716 Cohort 820 Cohort 924 Cohort 1028 Regiment 1132 Regiment 1236 Regiment 1340
LXXX Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 083 Cohort 187 Cohort 291 Cohort 395 Cohort 499 Cohort 603 Cohort 717 Cohort 821 Cohort 925 Cohort 1029 Regiment 1133 Regiment 1237 Regiment 1341
LXXXI Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 084 Cohort 188 Cohort 292 Cohort 396 Cohort 500 Cohort 604 Cohort 718 Cohort 822 Cohort 926 Cohort 1030 Regiment 1134 Regiment 1238 Regiment 1342
LXXXII Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 085 Cohort 189 Cohort 293 Cohort 397 Cohort 501 Cohort 605 Cohort 719 Cohort 823 Cohort 927 Cohort 1031 Regiment 1135 Regiment 1239 Regiment 1343
LXXXIII Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 086 Cohort 190 Cohort 294 Cohort 398 Cohort 502 Cohort 606 Cohort 720 Cohort 824 Cohort 928 Cohort 1032 Regiment 1136 Regiment 1240 Regiment 1344
LXXXIV Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 087 Cohort 191 Cohort 295 Cohort 399 Cohort 503 Cohort 607 Cohort 721 Cohort 825 Cohort 929 Cohort 1033 Regiment 1137 Regiment 1241 Regiment 1345
LXXXV Legion X Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 088 Cohort 192 Cohort 296 Cohort 400 Cohort 504 Cohort 608 Cohort 722 Cohort 826 Cohort 930 Cohort 1034 Regiment 1138 Regiment 1242 Regiment 1346
LXXXVI Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 089 Cohort 193 Cohort 297 Cohort 401 Cohort 505 Cohort 609 Cohort 723 Cohort 827 Cohort 931 Cohort 1035 Regiment 1139 Regiment 1243 Regiment 1347
LXXXVII Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 090 Cohort 194 Cohort 298 Cohort 402 Cohort 506 Cohort 610 Cohort 724 Cohort 828 Cohort 932 Cohort 1036 Regiment 1140 Regiment 1244 Regiment 1348
LXXXVIII Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 091 Cohort 195 Cohort 299 Cohort 403 Cohort 507 Cohort 611 Cohort 725 Cohort 829 Cohort 933 Cohort 1037 Regiment 1141 Regiment 1245 Regiment 1349
LXXXIX Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 092 Cohort 196 Cohort 300 Cohort 404 Cohort 508 Cohort 612 Cohort 726 Cohort 830 Cohort 934 Cohort 1038 Regiment 1142 Regiment 1246 Regiment 1350
XC Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 093 Cohort 197 Cohort 301 Cohort 405 Cohort 509 Cohort 613 Cohort 727 Cohort 831 Cohort 935 Cohort 1039 Regiment 1143 Regiment 1247 Regiment 1351
XCI Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 094 Cohort 198 Cohort 302 Cohort 406 Cohort 510 Cohort 614 Cohort 728 Cohort 832 Cohort 936 Cohort 1040 Regiment 1144 Regiment 1248 Regiment 1352
XCII Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 095 Cohort 199 Cohort 303 Cohort 407 Cohort 511 Cohort 615 Cohort 729 Cohort 833 Cohort 937 Cohort 1041 Regiment 1145 Regiment 1249 Regiment 1353
XCIII Legion XI Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 096 Cohort 200 Cohort 304 Cohort 408 Cohort 512 Cohort 616 Cohort 730 Cohort 834 Cohort 938 Cohort 1042 Regiment 1146 Regiment 1250 Regiment 1354
XCIV Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 097 Cohort 201 Cohort 305 Cohort 409 Cohort 513 Cohort 617 Cohort 731 Cohort 835 Cohort 939 Cohort 1043 Regiment 1147 Regiment 1251 Regiment 1355
XCV Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 098 Cohort 202 Cohort 306 Cohort 410 Cohort 514 Cohort 618 Cohort 732 Cohort 836 Cohort 940 Cohort 1044 Regiment 1148 Regiment 1252 Regiment 1356
XCVI Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 099 Cohort 203 Cohort 307 Cohort 411 Cohort 515 Cohort 619 Cohort 733 Cohort 837 Cohort 941 Cohort 1045 Regiment 1149 Regiment 1253 Regiment 1357
XCVII Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 100 Cohort 204 Cohort 308 Cohort 412 Cohort 516 Cohort 620 Cohort 734 Cohort 838 Cohort 942 Cohort 1046 Regiment 1150 Regiment 1254 Regiment 1358
XCVIII Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 101 Cohort 205 Cohort 309 Cohort 413 Cohort 517 Cohort 621 Cohort 735 Cohort 839 Cohort 943 Cohort 1047 Regiment 1151 Regiment 1255 Regiment 1359
XCIX Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 102 Cohort 206 Cohort 310 Cohort 414 Cohort 518 Cohort 622 Cohort 736 Cohort 840 Cohort 944 Cohort 1048 Regiment 1152 Regiment 1256 Regiment 1360
C Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 103 Cohort 207 Cohort 311 Cohort 415 Cohort 519 Cohort 623 Cohort 737 Cohort 841 Cohort 945 Cohort 1049 Regiment 1153 Regiment 1257 Regiment 1361
XII Legion XII Corps Army of Arboria Apollonia Arboreal Cohort 104 Cohort 208 Cohort 312 Cohort 416 Cohort 520 Cohort 624 Cohort 738 Cohort 842 Cohort 946 Cohort 1050 Regiment 1154 Regiment 1258 Regiment 1362

Tables of Equipment

Land Command

The Field Army

Example Table of Equipment (TOE) for a Legate's command troop in the Field Army
Example Table of Equipment (TOE) for a Comitatus Squadron in the Field Army
Example Table of Equipment (TOE) for a troop of Anti-Tank Infantry in the Field Army

The comitatenses comprised the field army of the Imperial Republic, capable of dispatch to conduct fully mobile, mechanised and expeditionary warfare, in contrast to the primarily defensive frontier troops.

I Corps Commander: Magister Equitum Royston Merrick the Younger, Dominus, Vir Egregius, Dux Bellorum & patronus di familia. Utasia (Elwynn)
Unit Name Commandant Anunia Points Personnel AFV/Artillery Support Vehicles
Compagnia Familia del Merrick Magister Equitum Royston Merrick the Younger (on secondment to the ESB-Jörmungandr Group). . . . .
Retinue of the Magister Militum Magister Militum Fereydoun Payam Attar . . . .
LIV Legio Legatus Imperii Alexander Beresford 57,121 6,000 979 414
LV Legio Legatus Imperii Donnchard 57,121 6,000 979 414
LVI Legio Legatus Imperii Seaghdha Sarsfield 57,121 6,000 979 414
LVII Legio Legatus Imperii Charles Livingston 57,121 6,000 979 414
LVIII Legio Legatus Imperii Evander Cameron 57,121 6,000 979 414
LIX Legio Legatus Imperii Teófilo O'Higgins 57,121 6,000 979 414
LX Legio Legatus Imperii Manuel Soublette 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXI Legio Legatus Imperill Porfirio Uribe 57,121 6,000 979 414
II Corps Commander: Magister Militum Abolfazl Shahzad Khoroushi Eliria & Agnesia (Elwynn)
Unit Name Commandant Anunia Points Personnel AFV/Artillery Support Vehicles
Retinue of the Magister Militum Magister Militum Abolfazl Shahzad Khoroushi . . . .
LXII Legio Legatus Imperii Tadeo Roa 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXIII Legio Legatus Imperii Ernst Johan Stackelberg 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXIV Legio Legatus Imperii Karl Jacob Stackelberg 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXV Legio Legatus Imperii Klaus Meyer 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXVI Legio Legatus Imperii Adolf Tegethoff 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXVII Legio Legatus Imperii Tobias Bremer 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXVIII Legio Legatus Imperii Peter von Hagenbach 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXIX Legio Legatus Imperii Gregor Colvin 57,121 6,000 979 414
IX Corps Commander: Magister Militum Behnam Kambiz Rostami Suthergold (Goldshire)
Unit Name Commandant Anunia Points Personnel AFV/Artillery Support Vehicles
Retinue of the Magister Militum Magister Militum Behnam Kambiz Rostami . . . .
LXX Legio Legatus Imperii Joachim Ursus 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXI Legio Legatus Imperii Riccardo Huerlingdorp 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXII Legio Legatus Imperii Antonio de Nebrija 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXIII Legio Legatus Imperii Rostam Hafiz 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXIV Legio Legatus Imperii Piarres Nafarroakoa 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXV Legio Legatus Imperii Gustavus Peralta 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXVI Legio Legatus Imperii Constantine Plantagenet 57,121 6,000 979 414
LXXVII Legio Legatus Imperii Heinrich Starkey 57,121 6,000 979 414

The Frontier Army

III Corps Vattnaland & Araxion (Elwynn)
Unit Name Commandant Anunia Points Station Assigned Forces Assigned Role
Hvaszunig Hohmin Frainan Hohmin Majeed Farsang . . . .
Hvaszunig Uihmanz Frainan Uihmanz Yasin Bahadur Khoroushi . . . .
XIV Legion Salbnan Sigihard Brune 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXI Legion Salbnan Fridwald Fried 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXII Legion Salbnan Theodoard Friduman Baumer 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXIII Legion Salbnan Bruno Rambert Strohkirch 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXIV Legion Salbnan Gebhard Heike Yount 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXVII Legion Salbnan Herbert Alle Beckert 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXVIII Legion Salbnan Reto Sigiheri Schumacher 33,589 6,000 798 400
XXIX Legion Salbnan Ime Leudoberct Aikema 33,589 6,000 798 400

The Riverine Army

Responsible for the defence of the River Elwynn and the approaches to Shirekeep. Lost its landing craft to the Corps of Auxiliaries in 1647, placing its future in doubt. As of 1651 it exists, on paper, as the garrison of the Imperial Duchy of Brookshire. The strength of the force was rebuilt during the 1650s, in the face of official indifference, largely by the initiative of local commanders.

Beginning in 1658, the Riverine Army began to receive surplus coastal patrol boats and logistic support vessels, a legacy of the glut of naval production during the War of Lost Brothers, improving the Army's capacity for conducting long range operations along the length of the River Elwynn and its tributaries.

The force received its first operational deployment in 1660, having been commanded by the Steward Mira Octavius-Aryani to contribute forces to the suppression of a nationalist revolt in Elwynn.

V Corps Classis Rubrum Monty Crisco
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Establishment
Retinue of the Frainan Hohmin F.H. Caleb Łatynka
  • Frainan Hohmin Caleb Łatynka
    • Close Protection Troop
    • General Officer's Field Companion
    • Chief of Staff: Frainan Uihmanzis Alejian Kaukainen
      • Staff Officer - Operations (Ahmst Mairstranin)
      • Staff Officer - Intelligence (Ahmst Mairstranin)
    • Adjutant-General (Frainan Uihmanzis)
      • Deputy-Adjutant-General (Ahmst Bræþstranin)
        • Assistant Adjutant-General (Ahmst Mairstranin)
    • Quartermaster-General (Salbnan)
      • Assistant Quartermaster-General (Ahmst Mairstranin)
    • Liaison, Imperial Government, (Ahmst Bræþstranin)
    • Liaison, Benacia Command (Ahmst Bræþstranin)
    • Liaison, ISAF (Ahmst Bræþstranin)
    • Liaison, Supplies Service (Ahmst Bræþstranin)
5 General Officers
1 General Officer's Field Companion
8 Field Officers
40 Sentinels
Retinue of the Frainan Uihmanz F.U. Georgio Öräk
  • Frainan Uihmanzis Georgio Öräk
    • Chief of Staff: Salbnan Yarad Radarai
    • Liaison, Cuirassiers (Ahmst Tazstraneï)
    • Liaison, Lancers (Ahmst Tazstraneï
    • Liaison, Artillery (Ahmst Tazstraneï)
    • Liaison, Supply Column (Ahmst Mairstranin)
    • Close Protection Detail
    • General Officer's Field Companion
    • V Corps Entertainments Unit

2 General Officers
4 Field Officers
1 General Officer's Field Companion
10 Officer Companions
10 Catamites
10 Tea Dancers
2 Hijras

Salb VI Salbnan Lucius Schuyler
  • Prime Cohort 014
    • Cohort 118 (Patrol)
    • Cohort 222 (Patrol)
    • Cohort 326 (Mine-countermeasures)
    • Cohort 430 (Cutters)
    • Cohort 534 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 648 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 752 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 856 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 960 (Amphibious Infantry)
3,600 Legionaries
16 patrol boats

8 cutters
3 minesweepers
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV

Salb VII Salbnan Manfred de Cautzburg
  • Prime Cohort 015
    • Cohort 119 (Patrol)
    • Cohort 223 (Mine-countermeasures)
    • Cohort 327 (Assault)
    • Cohort 431 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 535 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 649 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 753 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 857 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 961 (Amphibious Infantry)
3,600 Legionaries
7 patrol boats
5 minesweepers
4 assault ships
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb VIII Salbnan Albuera Lehrmann (f.)
  • Prime Cohort 016
    • Cohort 120 (Operational Support)
    • Cohort 224 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 328 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 432 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 536 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 650 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 754 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 858 (Amphibious Infantry)
    • Cohort 962 (Amphibious Infantry)
3,600 Legionaries
1 support vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb IX Salbnan Marcus Kreizler
  • Cohort 017
    • Cohort 121
    • Cohort 225
    • Cohort 329
    • Cohort 433
    • Cohort 537
    • Cohort 651
    • Cohort 755
    • Cohort 859
    • Cohort 963
3,600 Legionaries
1 support vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb X Salbnan Vernon Greiffenclau
  • Cohort 018
    • Cohort 122
    • Cohort 226
    • Cohort 330
    • Cohort 434
    • Cohort 538
    • Cohort 652
    • Cohort 756
    • Cohort 860
    • Cohort 964
3,600 Legionaries
1 support vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XI Salbnan Pakta Söylence
  • Cohort 019
    • Cohort 123
    • Cohort 227
    • Cohort 331
    • Cohort 435
    • Cohort 539
    • Cohort 653
    • Cohort 757
    • Cohort 861
    • Cohort 965
3,600 Legionaries
1 support vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XXV Salbnan
  • Cohort 028
    • Cohort 132
    • Cohort 236
    • Cohort 340
    • Cohort 444
    • Cohort 548
    • Cohort 662
    • Cohort 766
    • Cohort 870
    • Cohort 974
3,600 Legionaries
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XXVI Salbnan
  • Cohort 029
    • Cohort 133
    • Cohort 237
    • Cohort 341
    • Cohort 445
    • Cohort 549
    • Cohort 663
    • Cohort 767
    • Cohort 871
    • Cohort 975
3,600 Legionaries

75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Brunïakafzælt Rubrum Salbnan the Selok Uïþravan of Kelbia
  • Regiment 1064 - attached to Salb VI
  • Regiment 1065 - attached to Salb VII
  • Regiment 1066 - attached to Salb VIII
  • Regiment 1067 - attached to Salb IX
  • Regiment 1068 - attached to Salb X
  • Regiment 1069 - attached to Salb XI
  • Regiment 1078 - Army Reserve
  • Regiment 1079 - Army Reserve
9,600 specialists
464 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch
232 IMW-2 Spidertank
16 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
Droþakafzælt Rubrum Salbnan Hortense Verhuell (f.)
  • Regiment 1168 - attached to Salb VI
  • Regiment 1169 - attached to Salb VII
  • Regiment 1170 - attached to Salb VIII
  • Regiment 1171 - attached to Salb IX
  • Regiment 1172 - attached to Salb X
  • Regiment 1173 - attached to Salb XI
  • Regiment 1182 - Army Reserve
  • Regiment 1183 - Army Reserve
9,600 specialists
12 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (CV)

116 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (UT)

Holïursafzælt Rubrum Salbnan Willem Crul
  • Regiment 1272 - attached to Salb VI
  • Regiment 1273 - attached to Salb VII
  • Regiment 1274 - attached to Salb VIII
  • Regiment 1275 - attached to Salb IX
  • Regiment 1276 - attached to Salb X
  • Regiment 1277 - attached to Salb XI
  • Regiment 1286 - Army Reserve
  • Regiment 1287 - Army Reserve
9,600 specialists
GV(SPG)-2 Jabberwocky 256

GV(LU)-3 Boojum 128
GV(CV)-4 Red Queen 48
GV(CT)-6 Walrus 320
SA-1 “Red Mist” SAM 768

VII Corps Classis Albrum Kralizec
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Establishment
Retinue of the Frainan Uihmanz F.U. Taryey Mereqion . .
Salb XXXVIII Salbnan Tobias Porter
  • Prime Cohort 041
    • Cohort 145
    • Cohort 249
    • Cohort 353
    • Cohort 457
    • Cohort 561
    • Cohort 675
    • Cohort 779
    • Cohort 883
    • Cohort 987
3,600 Legionaries
6 patrol boats
6 minesweepers
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XXXIX Salbnan Salman Dearhurst
  • Cohort 042
    • Cohort 146
    • Cohort 250
    • Cohort 354
    • Cohort 458
    • Cohort 562
    • Cohort 676
    • Cohort 780
    • Cohort 884
    • Cohort 988
3,600 Legionaries
8 patrol boats
1 minelayer
3 minesweepers
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XL Salbnan Yoren Flower . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLI Salbnan Frederick Sugar . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLII Salbnan Dominik Vagnorn . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLIII Salbnan Erik Morgen . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLIV Salbnan Halbadan Urriah . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLV Salbnan Shivan Poltansk (f.) . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Brunïakafzælt Albrum Salbnan Gaius Pertinax . 9,600 specialists
464 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch
232 IMW-2 Spidertank
16 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
Droþakafzælt Albrum Salbnan Guarama Korrens (f.) . 9,600 specialists
12 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (CV)

116 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (UT)

Holïursafzælt Albrum Salbnan Horst Menning . 9,600 specialists
GV(SPG)-2 Jabberwocky 256

GV(LU)-3 Boojum 128
GV(CV)-4 Red Queen 48
GV(CT)-6 Walrus 320
SA-1 “Red Mist” SAM 768

VIII Corps Classis Puteulanum Musica
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Establishment
Retinue of the Frainan Frainan Uihmanz F.U. Jacob Krzyszkion .
Salb XLVI Legate Ulrich Barr . 3,600 Legionaries
1 minelayer
5 minesweepers
6 patrol boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLVII Legate Veodor Lansmarke . 3,600 Legionaries
4 patrol boats
3 cutterss
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLVIII Legate Wulfgang Sescil . 3,600 Legionaries
4 tugboats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb XLIX Legate Thoren Selmyeck . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb L Legate Soriya Unlemenya (f.) . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb LI Legate Gustav Bast . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb LII Legate Jacobus Damkermar . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Logistic Support Vessel
12 combat boats
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Salb LIII Legate Rufus Riis . 3,600 Legionaries
1 Turbot-class midget submarine (experimental)
1 survey boat
75 Horjn APC
10 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
4 Horjin EWV
Brunïakafzælt Puteulanum Legate Ramathan Rizi . 9,600 specialists
464 GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch
232 IMW-2 Spidertank
16 GV(CV)-4 Red Queen
Droþakafzælt Puteulanum Legate Riccardo Acuto . 9,600 specialists
12 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (CV)

116 GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (UT)

Holïursafzælt Puteulanum Legate Lanfreck Salamande . 9,600 specialists
GV(SPG)-2 Jabberwocky 256

GV(LU)-3 Boojum 128
GV(CV)-4 Red Queen 48
GV(CT)-6 Walrus 320
SA-1 “Red Mist” SAM 768

The Army of Arboria

Established as the Reserve Army in Goldshire in 1644 to provide the Imperial Army with a pool of manpower and formations to replace units worn down through attrition in combat. Deployed to Natopian Arboria in 1647/1648 in the aftermath of the War of Jingdaoese Immolation and renamed as the Army of Arboria in mid 1648.

Recruitment, training and advancement

Following the defeat of Monarchist Forces during the opening phase of the Benacian Reconquest, the Imperial Army can recruit from throughout the length and breadth of the Imperial Republic without any longer having to cringe to the separatist and particularist vanities of the rulers of the Imperial States.

Recruits to the infantry arm learn their trade through basic training after being enrolled into the Hastii maniple of their designated Cohort. (Condensed blurb of legionary training goes here). Trainee Specialists are generally chosen from the ranks of the newly inducted munifex, based on certain aptitude tests, and will be transferred across to the Lance or Ballista Corps, if they are not chosen for development within the Spear career path. This leads to some resentment that the infantry seeks to retain the most promising specialists for maturation into its own future principals and ordinates. Specialist basic training will typically take place at the closest MoMA Garrison or Station to the transferring legion before assignment to unit. Basic training will normally, not counting transfers and remedial courses, take twenty-four weeks to complete.


The entry route for officers into the Imperial Army is through the specialist Vexillations of the Lance and Ballista Corps. Beginning their careers at the Draconary or Cornet rank, trainee officers will complete their initial officer training in one of the MoMA Garrisons before being assigned to a Vexillation or Division of one of the four armies to learn their specialism. Specialist Officers, upon reaching the rank of Decurion, will frequently undertake tours of duty outside of their parent unit and indeed specialism in order to broaden the depth of their experience and to prevent their thinking from becoming hidebound and narrowly focused. Upon reaching the rank of cohort tribune, officers can expect to spend at least one tour of duty in charge of an infantry cohort. Those who excel in combined arms operations can eventually expect to find themselves regularly posted into the staff of a legion or battle group with the aspiration, one day, of attaining the exalted rank of legate and to receive the Lion Staff, a baton of rank blessed by the Kaiser himself.

A key route to advancement through the Imperial Army is through gaining the favour and patronage of more senior officers. The rotation through various postings, known as the cursus honorum militae, is the principle means by which junior officers build the necessary network of contacts and reservoir of favours rendered and owed to assure advancement at the yearly Corps and Army assessment boards. There have been noted instances of senior officers abusing the patronage system prevalent in the Imperial Forces to solicit sexual favours and bribes. The Chamber of the Crypteia will usually clear up the most flagrant instances of corruption in public office, although other creative punishments have been utilised. In spite of this it is not technically illegal to purchase promotion, providing one is of sufficient nobility and the wealth has been inherited by virtue of birth and breeding rather than acquired through anything so demeaning as a trade. In spite of the officer corps being heavily skewed towards the grades of the nobility, there remains a need to ensure that some officers hold knowledge specific to their specialism-in-arms. Accordingly promotions from the ranks of the ordinate are not unknown, however these officers are not well regarded, particularly if they cannot afford the mess bills from their regular wages, and tend to remain condemned to the junior ranks for the majority of their subsequent careers. Many will, in the fullness of time, find their way into the Corps of Auxiliaries or the other branches of the Shirerithian Supplies Service where prejudices against the Immeritus are considerably less prevalent.

Once recruits have been returned to their units their ongoing training then becomes a part of the normal manipular and cohors unit training cycle. Training for operations will normally take the form of waging war against local dissidents, separatists and communities that have neglected to pay their taxes or make a timely submission to the Golden Mango Throne. For those legions garrisoned in the territories of the Imperial States, where attacking the local population is not an option, short term deployments to Batavia, Voltrue and the former Empire of Minarboria will provide the opportunity for combined-arms practice against recalcitrant minority groups.

Equipment

Uniforms

Figure 1: Imperial Army M1644 Pattern Field Uniform. L-R: Milites, Field Officer, General Officer.
(Design: Octavius)

Issued to each serving member of the Imperial Army, adjusted according to rank:


4 x M1644 IA Field Uniform Tunics (Green)
2 x M1644 IA Field Uniform Trousers (Grey)
1 x Belt, brown leather
1 x M1644 IA Jackboots (Blacked Leather)
2 x T-shirt, olive drab
1 x M1639 Stahlhelm
1 x M1644 forage cap
1 x M1645 grey gas mask with filter & hose
1 x Hood, grid fleece
1 x Protective goggles, with dark lenses and cotton band
1 x Wool scarf, olive drab
2 x General purpose gloves with leather palm
4 x Woolen socks (Grey)
4 x Sports boxers (Black)

Kit

Issued to each serving member of the the Imperial Army:


1 x Rifle rucksack, olive drab
1 x Rucksack, large
1 x Bread bag
1 x Laundry bag
1 x Waterproof lining bag
1 x M1645 gas mask carry case


1 x Soup tin, aluminum, 2.5 litres.
1 x Mess tin, 460 grams.
1 x Enameled steelware coffee pot, 2 litres.
1 x Enameled steelware mug, 500 ml.
1 x Field cutlery set.


1 x First aid kit
1 x Shoe care set
1 x Sewing kit
1 x Tent accessory set


1 x Wool blanket
1 x Poncho
1 x Shelter half

Weaponry

Issued to Milites assigned to an Infantry Section or contubernium:


1 x M1610 Rifle (Semi-Automatic)
1 x M1645 combat knife
1 x Survival machete
1 x Hatchet
1 x Claw hammer
5 x M14 Fragmentation Hand Grenade
5 x M15 White Phosphorus Anti-Lich Grenade
5 x M16 Mustard Gas Anti-Singer Grenade
5 x M18 Red Smoke Hand Grenade
5 x 100 Rounds, 7.9x55mm Gotz

History

Following the re-establishment of the Imperial Army in the wake of the Tarjeisson Reforms of the Martial Code, a legion of five regiments would have at least two core regiments that pertained to its mission function as well as any additional squadrons or troops required to perform operationally. A legion on operations was expected to be reinforced by additional auxiliaries subject to its particular circumstances and objectives, in which case it form the core of a battle group, known as a vexillatio. An Imperial Legion of the 1630s and 1640s was therefore broadly equivalent to a Brigade level formation in the Elwynnese Union Defence Force, although the UDF typically maintained fewer more overpowered fighting formations than the Imperial Army, in line with its doctrine of making short, sharp and decisive interventions. The doctrine of the Imperial Army on the other hand was typically to hold and stabilise territory after enemy formations have been disrupted by the strategic forces of the Imperial Republic.

Legions could be transferred into and out of Corps which were broadly territorial in character. The Armies to which these formations are assigned - Field, Frontier, River and later Arborial - defined their general mission, whether primarily offensive and defensive according to their designation. According to Imperial Doctrine, only the Field Army was expected to undertake offensive actions at the operational and strategic levels.

Following the Oustfest Massacre administrative divisions were abolished as an unnecessary bridge in the chain of command between the tactical and operational level formations.

Operating initially under the constraints of the Martial Code, the Imperial Army recruited exclusively from Shirekeep and the Imperial Dominions as well as any territory that they might temporarily occupy, such as Goldshire during the period of martial law.

Recruitment included the taking in of volunteers, but also frequently relied upon forms of impressment, notably the Impressment Service. This service, known colloquially as the Press-Gang, operated on a large scale with a force of men in likely river ports and towns in the Imperial County and Mishalan. These men were armed and possessed "warrants" from the MoMA for their operations. Their "catches" being then conveyed to Receiving Ships in the midstream of the Blue and White branches of the Elwynn which then, when their cargo holds are full, would take their "haul" downriver and out to sea - eventually depositing them on the island of Zy-Rodun for personality adjustment, indoctrination and basic training. The main defect of this training method was that it tended to encourage ruthlessness, brutality and subservience at the cost of flexibility, flair, imagination and individual initiative. Imperial legions trained in this fashion tended to follow set procedures and schedules with scant regard to their relevance to prevailing local conditions, one consequence of which was that operations would frequently miscarry once timetables - inevitably - went awry.

The Imperial Army campaigned in the Civil War in Goldshire where its poor performance against an ill-equipped and fractious alliance of rebels prompted a review of its organisation and structure. In 1644 the Kaiser Dominus decreed an increase in the allocation of manpower to the Imperial Army, increasing its size from 275,000 personnel across 347 regiments to 600,000 personnel in 500 regiments. The same decree mandated for the first time the establishment of 100 Imperial Legions, as the brigade strength fighting formations of the Imperial Army.

The structure of the units of the Imperial Army and their subordinate components prior to the Octavian Reforms of 1652 AN

The highly variable performance of the Imperial Army (woeful in the Civil War in Goldshire, superb during the Auspicious Occasion, merely adequate throughout the Sxiro-Jingdaoese Confrontation) had increased the impetus for a more thorough reorganisation of the Imperial Army so as to impart greater tactical flexibility. The result of which was the Octavian Reforms of 1652 AN which rebuilt the legions around drastically scaled down and simplified Infantry regiments, know known as cohorts, supported by independent vexillations or unit detachments of specialists integrated at the Corps level and assigned to legions according to operational necessity. The reforms were first trialled in the Frontier Army as it deployed to stabilise the west following the Auspicious Occasion.

As part of the Octavian Reforms, and in view of their performance in the marginally successful border war which had resulted in the establishment of the Lywall Protectorate, the inventory of 2,400 80mm Field Guns and 12,000 Kern Industries Battlewagons were withdrawn from frontline service and donated to the Goldshire Regulars in order to augment that force's firepower and self-defence capability.

At some point around late 1653 a mood of existential despair began to grip the officer corps. It was as though, as one remarked:

Whenever we tried to pick up one thread of detail from either the Tarjeisson or the Octavian system and tried to incorporate them into our TO&E (Table of Organisation and Equipment) we would lose that same thread almost immediately, as though the universe were somehow conspiring against us, and the overall picture would fray and warp to the point where any semblance of coherence and order in our unit formation was rapidly lost.

— Legate Porfirio Uribe, LXI Legion, Memoirs (Suppressed by order of the Chamber of the Crypteia)

Another anonymous official remarked:

A large part of the struggle was getting back to first principles. In theory the Octavian cohorts worked well for the legions, but in practice moving from regiments of ten squadrons to cohorts of three maniples, with armoured, artillery and engineering vexillations bolted on at the legion and corps level rather than being formally integrated into the legion as of old was a shock to the system. Moreover, none of us were at all sure what we were meant to do with the auxiliaries who seemed to drift between corps and garrison and commands in a cheerful obliviousness and with no clear sense of what their parent formation and function actually was. It was always a pain trying to incorporate auxiliaries, who were meant to provide combat support services to our mobile formations into the order of battle as they always seemed more intent upon doing their own thing. Half the time you had to watch the auxiliaries assigned to your command to make sure that they didn't try to drift off and loot the nearest village. They were a great trial.

The Corps of Auxiliaries was a formation of the Shirerithian Supplies Service, intended to provide combat logistical support services to the three arms of the Imperial Forces, they formed the bedrock of the garrisons (the regional military districts into which the continental commands such as Benacia Command were divided) to which Imperial Army corps and legions were assigned. In spite of the brief of the auxiliaries being to support the combat arms, the magisters, as well as the admirals and air marshals for that matter, found the pretensions of garrison and station commanders to be a continual source of irritation.


War of Lost Brothers

Casualties and losses "War of Lost Brothers" (1653–1656)
Unit type Apollonia Benacia Total
Legionaries 126,425 29,376 155,801
GV(MBT)-1 Bandersnatch 2,043 111 2,154
GV(SPG)-2 Jabberwocky 608 40 648
GV(LU)-3 Boojum 104 84 188
GV(CV)-4 Red Queen 608 183 791
GV(CT)-6 Walrus 156 192 348
Horjin AFV 1,612 46 1,658
Horjin APC 3,265 526 3,791
Horjin EWV 4 0 4
IMW-2 Spidertank 1,175 0 1,175
IMW-3 Snark 22 2 24
GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (CV) 19 0 19
GAV(U)-4 Jackalope (UT) 373 0 373

Postwar

Following the disappointing performance of gravimetric vehicles in providing infantry close support, and the still more disappointing failure of the infantry to provide close support to the deep penetrating spearheads of the Bandersnatches and Jabberwockies. The Imperial Army placed an emergency order with Red Bear LLC of Mishalan for 568 "Whirdlebird" assault helicopters to augment the GAV(U)-4 Jackalope in the force mobility role. Concurrently the continuing production of gravimetric vehicles was skewed towards the Leviathan, a vast new mobile command platform developed by Ryker Airships of Goldshire, initially for its own forces but subsequently for the Palatini Corps also.

The post war period saw the Imperial Army deployed repeatedly in pacification operations in Inner Benacia.

The year 1660 saw a seemingly irretrievable rupture between the Imperial Government and the Nationalist and Humanist Party, sparking a revolt and civil war in Elwynn. This new conflict tested the loyalties and professionalism of many officers who had enjoyed advancement during the Dravot-Zinkgraven administrations, and who then found themselves caught between the terror tactics of their former ideological comrades and the remorseless purges unleashed by the Chamber of the Crypteia.

In 1664 the Palatini Corps was formally separated from the Imperial Army, to better reflect the political dimensions of its duties and the operational independence of the Shirekeep Garrison from Benacia Command.

Kalirion Fracture

1671 AN - desertions, mutinies, wholesale defections seeing the formation of the Black Legions, and the loss of vast territories to insurgent forces.