Constancian Armed Forces

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Officers and men of the Basileusian Private Guard.

With the passage of the Armed Forces Act through the Synklētos and receiving Royal Assent from the Basileusa on the 24th of March 2016, the Constancian Armed Forces consist of the Constancian Army and Home Guard, the Constancian Air Forces, the Constancian Navy and the Basileusian Private Guard

The Home Guard

The Home Guard, known as the Thematic Army provides aid to the Civil Power, assisting with peacetime law enforcement as a military force assigned police duties among civilian populations, and serves as a territorial defence force augmenting the manpower of the Constancian Army in times of war. In comparison to civilian police forces, the Home Guard may provide a more disciplined force whose military capabilities permit it to counter the threats posed by armed groups operating out of the vast ungoverned spaces of the Euran continent. It is important to note that, as an voluntary unpaid part-time force, the Home Guard derives its legitimacy and manpower from the desire of the citizenry themselves to make some active and voluntary contribution to the defence and to the preservation of the rule of law.

As of the 10th of May 2016, the total manpower of the Home Guard stood at 1,300,000 men. This manpower count is divided territorially according to the themata (singular, theme), a combined military-civilian province where the Home Guard Banda (singular form bandon, militia units 200–400 strong) originate. These banda, raised in the communities they defend, are affiliated in turn with the Army Association of their home Theme which integrates them into the chain of command structure of the regular Constancian Army. The Home Guard has a separate Strategos who reports to the controlling Exkoubitoi (Sentinels) of the Constancian Army.

Equipment

Table of Organisation

Constancian Army

The Constancian Army, generally known as the Tagmata, is the main land based war-fighting force of the Constancian Armed Forces. The Army Board of Control comprises of the Exkoubitoi under the command of the Exkoubitorōn (or Domestikos) appointed by the Mesazōn of the ruling government.

The Army is organised using the concept of specialisms, whereby the Tagma (battalions), are gathered together in corps according to their function and material. Within this framework, there are five capacities: command, combat, support, services and training. The Tagma also serve as regiments in their own right - the maxim being 'every specialist is a rifleman'.

The command specialism corps comprises of three tagma: The highest is the Exkoubitoi tagma, equivalent in function to a General Staff combined with a praetorian regiment, the other two comprise of the Optimatoi (from Latin optimates, "the best") tagma which provides a brigade level command and control ability at Petros and the Hikanatoi (Gr. "the Able Ones") at Vey which provides a reserve command and control team.

The combat specialism corps comprises the main fighting units of the Army. It consists of two Scout tagma , the Manoeuvre Support Group and five infantry tagma. The support capacity comprises one reconnaissance tagma, a civilian-military cooperation and operational communication tagma, one artillery tagma and two engineer tagma.

The Scholai (the Schools) training corps comprises four Tagma: the Infantry Training Tagma at Ad Pontes, the Armoured Cavalry Tagma at Elaion, the Artillery Training Tagma at Portus Felix and the Engineers Training Tagma at Petros.

The service specialism corps comprises three communication and information systems (CIS) tagma, three logistics tagma,

Each Tagma of the army is commanded by a Legate. The Tagma each typically comprise of two to three Banda. A Bandon will normally be commanded by a "Komes" or Count.

As of the 10th of May 2016, at the start of the Euran War, the strength of the Constancian Army was 12,000 military personnel and 2,000 civilian personnel.

Whilst the professional army was broken as a fighting force during the early days of the Euran War, and its remnants relegated to a reserve force on a relatively unimportant sector of the front, it has been rebuilt subsequently using veterans transferred across from the Home Guard who volunteered to go into full-time service.

Order of Battle

  • Tagmata
    • Command Corps
      • Exkoubitoi Tagma
      • Optimatoi Tagma
      • Hikanatoi Tagma
    • Combat Corps
      • 1st Scout Tagma
      • 2nd Scout Tagma
      • Manoeuvre Support Group
      • 1st Infantry Tagma
      • 2nd Infantry Tagma
      • 3rd Infantry Tagma
      • 4th Infantry Tagma
      • 5th Infantry Tagma
    • Scholai Corps
      • Infantry Training Tagma
      • Armoured Cavalry Tagma
      • Artillery Training Tagma
      • Engineers Training Tagma
    • Service Corps
      • 1st CIS Tagma
      • 2nd CIS Tagma
      • 3rd CIS Tagma
      • 1st Logistics Tagma
      • 2nd Logistics Tagma
      • 3rd Logistics Tagma

Equipment

Weapon/Munition Type Quantity Manufacturer/Supplier Anunia points/Notes
P62 Rifle 15,000 Shirley Stock Fund
P62 Rifle W/ Grenade Launcher 11,250 Shirley Stock Fund
P62 Commando 9,783 Shirley Stock Fund
P62 Covert 9,000 Shirley Stock Fund
Shirley 9mm Pistol 22,500 Shirley Stock Fund
P29 Sniper Rifle 5,625 Shirley Stock Fund
Vickers Machine Gun 400 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
M252 81mm mortar 800 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS 800 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile 800 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
FN MINIMI 460 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
Bren 7.62x51mm Light Machine Gun 460 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
Type 87 (automatic) grenade launcher 46 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
9K115-2 Metis-M 1,830 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
Glock 9x19mm Pistol 3,600 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
Bolo Knife 3,600 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
RPG-29 5,000 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
AKM 7.62mm assault rifle 5,960 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
M67 fragmentation grenades 26,200 ESB-Jörmungandr Group
80mm field gun 24 Heimat Industries 10pts ea. Abandoned by Jingdao after Euran War.
Paixhans Mark 4 Land Cruiser 6 (14) ESB Euran Directorate 35pts ea. 14 Built, 6 serviceable
Jingóchima thousands Heimat Industries and others Based on abandoned vehicles found at the end of the Euran War. Rugged, reliable and so basic that the village blacksmith can fabricate replacement parts.

Table of Organisation

Constancian Air Forces

The Constancian Air Forces operate under Exkoubitoi of the Constancian Army as a separate air component with aerodromes at Vey, Portus Felix and Ad Pontes. Through a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, it provides military support to the Army and Naval Service, together with non-military air services such as Police air support, air ambulance, fisheries protection on Lake Erik and along the Sandy River and the Royal Flight.

The air component of the Constancian Armed Forces was substantially degraded during the Euran War.

Equipment

Aircraft Type Variant In Service Retired/Lost Notes / Anunia Points
CASA CN-235 maritime patrol CN-235 MPA 1 1
Learjet 45 VIP / air ambulance 1 .
Britten-Norman Defender police air support Defender 4000 1 . flown for the Police Air Support Unit (PASU)
Cessna 172 surveillance / utility 1 4 based on the Cessna 172
AgustaWestland AW139 utility 0 6 entire inventory destroyed in Euran War
Eurocopter EC135 utility EC135 P2+/T2 2 2 also used for police support
Pilatus PC-9 advanced trainer / close air support PC-9M 3 4 75 Anunnia Points ea armament option include heavy machine gun or rocket pods.
Vey Akintos (Javelin) jet trainer / light attack 1 . 100 Anunnia Points. Developed by the Iptámeno Panepistímio Moíra (University Air Squadron)

The PC-9M has six underwing hard points, and has the capability to be armed with FN HMP250 gun pods, each carrying one M3P machine gun, and FN LAU-7 rocket pods, each carrying seven Folding-Fin Aerial Rockets, for the close air support role. Aircrews have an annual live firing exercise, flying out of Vey Aerodrome to the lakeside range at Abakhtari Camp near Northwhich.

Table of Organisation

The Air Force is broken down into Moíra (Squadrons).

Squadron Strength Personnel Aerodrome Function / Notes
Alpha Moíra Αίεν Υψικρατείν (Dominate the Heights) PC-9M x4, Vey Akintos x1 Vey Close Air Support
Βeta Moíra Αμύνεσθαι περί πάτρης (Defend the Fatherland) Cessna 172 x1, CASA CN-235 x1 Portus Felix Riverine, Lake & Maritime Patrol
Iptámeno Panepistímio Moíra Vey University Air Squadron / Aviation Research. Awaiting reorganisation and reequipping.
Gamma Moíra Eurocopter EC135 x1 Ad Pontes Transport and Close Air Support
Delta Moíra Learjet 45 x1, Britten-Norman Defender x1 Vey Royal Flight & Police Air Support Unit
Epsilon Moíra . Portus Felix Awaiting reorganisation and reequipping.