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Benacia Command
Raspur Pact flag.png

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Active: 1646–the present
Allegiance: Raspur Pact Raspur Pact
Headquarters: Merensk

Type: Command
Size: 1,715,084 personnel
  • Benacian Union – 1,032,589
  • Ransenar – 390,891
  • Shireroth – 291,604
Nickname: The All-Consuming Maw / The Beast of Benacia

Current Commander: Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman
Conflicts & Deployments

An operational theatre command providing strategic level command and control for army sized formations on the continent of Benacia, answerable to the Joint Military Commission of the Raspur Pact. Benacia Command also serves as an institutional linkage between the Pact and the Benacian Union established in the aftermath of the Second Elwynnese Civil War.

Organisation

Background

The Benacia Command was by far the largest of the two Shirerithian led theatre commands established under the global apportionment of the continents by the SANE military alliance of Shireroth, Natopia and Constancia, subsequently renamed as the Raspur Pact in 1662 with the accession of the eponymous Khanate for its "historical" connotations. As befited a continent that was three fifths under direct Shirerithian occupation, Benacia Command contained the balance of the Imperial Forces, especially the Imperial Army, the shire:Corps of Auxiliaries, and the fighter and bomber commands of the air force. The eastern third of Benacia was also home to the so-called State Troops of the somewhat autonomous imperial states who remained independent of direct Imperial control except in wartime - a consequence of the Imperial Republic's chaotic political history.

For this reason the organisation of Benacia Command strongly mirrored the organisation of the Imperial Forces themselves, except in that the Palatini Corps, tasked with the defence of Shirekeep and the person of the Kaiser remains firmly under the control of the Imperial Government rather than the alliance at all times.

As a consequence of the Kalirion Fracture, the Benacia Command began to "disaggregate" those formations deemed to be politically reliable from out of the parallel command and control hierarchies of the Imperial Forces. Those forces which proved receptive to continued direction by the Joint Military Council of the Raspur Pact were set to securing the arsenals, depots, aerodromes, and MoMA stations which held the balance of the abundant military equipment built up by the Allied Production Matrix and which the Pact now feared would fall into the hands of third parties as Imperial authority unravelled.

Unfortunately the attempt to secure the arsenals encountered resistance from the "loyalist" Imperial Forces, especially the Imperial Army and the Western Armada, so that 75% of small arms & armoured fighting vehicles slipped out of the grasp of Benacia Command, whilst 50% of the Aurangzeb Banner Group of the Western Armada was able to escape to Musica. On the positive side, 75% of the coastal defence forces and the Imperial Shirerithian Air Forces went over to the Raspur Pact aligned Benacian Stabilisation Force. However these dispersed garrisons, lacking armour, artillery, and anti-tank weapons, struggled to establish any more than a defensive perimeter around their bases and could only establish a cohesive security zone in Lachmeren around the city of Merensk whence the General Staff had hastily relocated itself from Shirekeep.

Structure

General Staff

  • General Staff Council
    • Command Executive
      • Information Technology Directorate (D1)
        • Panopticon Bureau (D1-1)
        • Data Networks Bureau (D1-2)
        • Communications Bureau (D1-3)
      • Logistics Directorate (D2)
        • Commissariat Bureau (D2-1)
          • Land Forces Office (D2-1-1)
          • Naval Forces Office (D2-1-2)
          • Aerospace Forces Office (D2-1-3)
          • Facilities & Inspectorate Office (D2-1-4)
        • Supply & Production Bureau (D2-2)
        • Transportation Bureau (D2-3)
      • Manpower Directorate (D3)
      • Planning Directorate (D4)
      • Operations Directorate (D5)
      • Military Intelligence Directorate (D6)
        • Analysis & Estimates Bureau (D6-1)
          • Office of Assessments (D6-1-1)
            • Skivniki Desk (D6-1-1-1)
            • Vultures Desk (D6-1-1-2)
            • Organised Forces Desk (D6-1-1-3
            • Abominations (Bassarid) Desk (D6-1-1-4
            • Abominations (Other) Desk (D6-1-1-5)
        • Signals Bureau (D6-2)
      • Political Directorate (D7)
        • Territorial Administration Bureau (D7-1)
        • Military-Industrial Relations Bureau (D7-2)
        • Special Operations Group (D7-3)
        • Political Relations Bureau - Benacia (D7-4)
        • Joint Military Council Liaison (D7-5)
        • Bureau for Relations with Foreign Powers (D7-6)
    • General Inspectorate of Benacia Command
    • Grand Commissariat of Benacia Command

Central Banner Group

Lead Nation: Benacian Union Benacian Union

Army Area of Operations Headquarters Subordinate Units Commandant
Siyacher Hohm Siyachia, Upland Confederation Litkov
  • I Uihmanz "Siyacher"
    • Salb III
    • Salb IV Aurangzeb
    • 3 Kossarfördelningen "Siyachia"
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin Farzad Riahi
Benacian Union 11th Army Lachdolor, Upper Lywall Sansabury
  • XI Corps
    • Salb V Ketek
    • 7 Pansarfördelningen
  • XII Corps
    • Salb VI Jahangir
    • 6 Pansarfördelningen
    • 13 Bergsfördelningen "Mishalanska"
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin Sepp Käser
Benacian Union 15th Army Austland Peroz-Liv
  • IV Corps
    • 5 Pansarfördelningen
    • 1st Manoeuvre Brigade
  • VII Corps
    • 37 Kavallerifördelningen
    • 4th Manoeuvre Brigade
  • VIII Corps
    • 40 Kavallerifördelningen
    • 7th Manoeuvre Brigade
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin Hossein Taghipour
Benacian Union 16th Army Lower Lywall Klymdown
  • XIII Corps
    • Salb II
    • 75 Arméfördelningen
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin Hebashe Kanamatovy
Benacian Union 31st Army Lachmeren Merensk
  • VI Corps
    • Salb I
    • 3rd Manoeuvre Brigade
  • X Corps
    • 6th Manoeuvre Brigade
    • 9th Manoeuvre Brigade
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin
Benacian Union 32nd Army Litel Laikum's Wald
  • IX Corps
    • 2nd Manoeuvre Brigade
    • 5th Manoeuvre Brigade
    • 8th Manoeuvre Brigade
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin
Benacian Union Central Banner Air Force Theatre-wide Łoïdhafen Sansabury Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin-bi-Łoidi Farzan Marduniya
Benacian Union Central Banner Fleet Cosimo Sea Marinestation Šlomxala Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin-bi-Mari Khosrow Dātiya

Eastern Banner Group

Lead Nation: Benacian Union Benacian Union (Benacian Union Defence Force)

Army Area of Operations Headquarters Subordinate Units Commandant
Benacian Union Bivarhins Hohm Chryse Chryse Benacian UnionFrainan-bi-Mari Streïakeï Ryabin Chryseoï
Benacian Union 24th Army Ransenar Goldfield
  • XIV Corps
    • Benacian Union Lyonforce
    • Benacian Union 62 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 63 Arméfördelningen
  • XV Corps
    • Benacian Union 55 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 56 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 61 Arméfördelningen
  • XVI Corps
    • Benacian Union 69 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 74 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 83 Arméfördelningen
  • Benacian Union Home Service Units
Benacian Union Troy Lyon
Benacian Union Eastern Banner Air Force Ransenar Goldfield Benacian Union Patrick O'Rourke
Benacian Union Eastern Banner Fleet
  • Halberd Strait
  • Shire Sea
Goldshire Hamlet Benacian Union Commodore Daniel Malone

Northern Banner Group

Lead National Contingent: Benacian Union Benacian Union Defence Force

Army Area of Operations Headquarters Subordinate Units Commandant
Benacian Union 30th Army General Government - East B'cawshrine
  • Salb XX
  • Salb XXX
  • 55 Arméfördelningen
Benacian Union Frainan Uihmanzis Hassan Bagherzadeh
Benacian Union Northern Banner Fleet Boreal Seas La Terre
  • Amokolian Fleet
  • Cimmerian Fleet
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin-bi-Mari Farrokh Aurangzebzadeh Keshavarz
Benacian Union Northern Banner Air Force Elluenuueq
  • 1st Aviation Regiment
  • 2nd Aviation Regiment
  • 6th Aviation Regiment
  • 14th Ballistic Missile Regiment
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin-bi-Łoidi Iskander Rustam al-Osman

Southern Banner Group

Lead National Contingent: Shireroth Imperial Forces

Army Area of Operations Headquarters Subordinate Units Commandant
Benacian Union 19th Army Capitolia
  • Benacian Union Salb XXXV
  • Benacian Union 12th Manoeuvre Brigade
Benacian Union Frainan Hohmin Rikard Lange
Shireroth 23rd Army Shirekeep Shireroth Commissioner, the Lady Aethonius (ex-officio)
Ransenar 25th Army Cercé
  • Ransenar Uihmanz Crisco
    • Benacian Union 10 Kavallerifördelningen "Zjandariska Gardet"
  • Benacian Union XVII Corps
    • Benacian Union 84 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 89 Arméfördelningen
    • Benacian Union 90 Arméfördelningen
  • Ransenar Home Service units
Ransenar General, the Lord Blathersfort-Cumbrinsford
Shireroth 26th Army Novi Nigrad Benacian Union Frainan Streïakeï Lors Bakker-Kalirion
Raspur Pact 27th Army Rhodondra Raspur Pact / Highpass TBC
Shireroth Southern Banner Fleet
  • Cosimo Sea
  • Gulf of Khaz
  • Shire Sea
Musica
  • Benacian Union High Seas Fleet
  • Sathrati 6th (Naval) Division
  • Shireroth Imperial Forces elements attached on mobilisation
Shireroth Commissioner, the Lady Aethonius (ex-officio)

Western Banner Group

Lead Contingent: Shireroth Imperial Forces

In 1712 AN responsibility for the Western Banner Group was transferred to Shireroth as part of the reorganisation and integration of the Batavian Armed Forces into the Imperial system.
Army Area of Operations Headquarters Subordinate Units Commandant
Raspur Pact Allied Mission in Batavia 's-Koningenwaarde
  • Raspur Pact
Raspur Pact
Batavia / Shireroth 33rd Army 's-Koningenwaarde
  • Batavia Eastern Division
  • Batavia Northern Division
  • Batavia Southern Division
  • Batavia Western Division
Batavia
Raspur Pact Western Banner Air Force
Raspur Pact Western Banner Fleet

General Inspectorate of Benacia Command

The General Inspectorate, formed of 16,800 men across fourteen regiments, is a cadre formation directly raised by Benacia Command from retired noncommissioned officers of allied armed forces and from directly enlisted volunteers. The General Inspectorate is available to meet the specific enlisted manpower requirements of Command Executive for its subordinate directorates, particularly in regards to administration, discipline, logistics, intelligence, security, standards, and all other tasks of a general nature.

Officers for the inspectorate regiments, up to the rank of senior tribune, are selected from the more promising of the retired NCOs to be nominated to the General Inspectorate by the allied militaries of Benacia.

Administratively the regiments of the General Inspectorate report to the Quartermaster General of the Command Executive.

Additional ad hoc auxiliary formations may also be raised and placed under the authority of the General Inspectorate as circumstances require. Typically these will be of a militia variety assigned to counterinsurgency operations and line of communications protection duties.

In late 1707 AN the Internal Security Bureau of Benacia Command was removed from the Intelligence Directorate and amalgamated with the General Inspectorate.

Leadership

Commander-in-Chief

Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 1663p1 Magister Primum.png Frumst Frainan
Alejian Lokke
("Magister Primum")
1646 1665
2 1689-DSK.png Frumst Frainan
Daniyal ibn Daniyal Simrani-Kalirion
(Prince of Modan)
1665 1668
Post vacant 1668 1670
3 1663p1 Loup.png Frainan Hohmin
Constantine Loup
(Brevet Frumst Frainan)
1670 06.XI.1671
4 1663p1 Loup.png Frumst Frainan
Constantine Loup
06.XI.1671 14.XIV.1678
5 Jeremiah Avon-El.jpeg Frumst Frainan
Jeremiah Avon-El
17.XV.1678 11.V.1683
6 Vuqar rugahi.png Frumst Frainan
Vüqar Rugahi
11.V.1683 12.I.1694
7 1696 Jeremiah Avon-El.png Frumst Frainan
Jeremiah Avon-El
12.I.1694 13.III.1704 AN
8 Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman.png Frainan Streïakeï
Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman
(Brevet Frumst Frainan)
13.III.1704 AN in post

Chief of the General Staff

Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 Frainan Hohmin
Majeed Farsang
1646 1660
2 Frainan Hohmin
Horsten Alban
1660 1663
3 Sclavenius.png Frainan Hohmin
Aumon Sclavenius
1663 06.XI.1671
4 Frainan Streïakeï
Mog Selfaþloþ Olnur
06.XI.1671 17.XV.1678
5 Frainan Streïakeï
Vüqar Rugahi
17.XV.1678 11.V.1683
6 Frainan Streïakeï
Herlot bi Merensk
11.V.1683 in post

Quartermaster General

Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 Frainan Hohmin
Artur Lomax
1646 1657
2 Frainan Hohmin
Sardar Mallik Zafar Bahadur
1657 1671
3 Sclavenius.png Frainan Hohmin
Aumon Sclavenius
06.XI.1671 17.XV.1678
4 Frainan Hohmin
Herlot bi Merensk
17.XV.1678 11.V.1683
5 Frainan Hohmin
Abdollah Abbasi
11.V.1683 in post

Directorates

D1: Information Technology
Officeholder Took office Left office
7 Frainan Uihmanzis
Karekin Bolkvadze
06.XI.1671
D2: Logistics
Officeholder Took office Left office
2 Frainan Uihmanzis
Ermanaric Parsamyan
1665 06.XI.1671
3 Frainan Uihmanzis
Horst Kalerman
06.XI.1671 17.XV.1678
4 Frainan Uihmanzis
Iago Kolbust
17.XV.1678
D3: Manpower
Officeholder Took office Left office
5 Frainan Uihmanzis
Ardashir Mooshian
06.XI.1671
D4: Planning
Officeholder Took office Left office
5 Frainan Uihmanzis
Abdollah Abbasi
06.XI.1671 11.V.1683
6 Frainan Uihmanzis
Zoltan Naranyan
11.V.1683 in post
D5: Operations
Officeholder Took office Left office
4 Frainan Uihmanzis
Rudolf Maisuradze
06.XI.1671
D6: Military Intelligence
Officeholder Took office Left office
5 Frainan Uihmanzis
Herlot bi Merensk
06.XI.1671 17.XV.1678
6 Frainan Uihmanzis
Manfred Selerensk
17.XV.1678 11.I.1694 AN
Position vacant 11.I.1694 AN 19.VIII.1694 AN
7 Frainan Streïakeï
Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman
19.VIII.1694 AN
D7: Political
Officeholder Took office Left office
2 Frainan Uihmanzis
Vüqar Rugahi
06.XI.1671 17.XV.1678
3 Frainan Uihmanzis
Aryo Barzan
17.XV.1678

Central Banner Group
Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 Frainan-Hohmin
Hugh O'Neill
1646 1660
Post Vacant 1660 1665
2 Frainan-Streïakeï
Aodh bi Uaneill
1665 1665
3 Frumst Frainan
Daniyal ibn Daniyal Simrani-Kalirion
(Prince of Modan)
1665 1668
4 Frainan-Streïakeï
Aodh bi Uaneill
1670 1678
5 Bruno Rambert Strohkirch.png Frainan-Streïakeï
Bruno Rambert Strohkirch
17.XV.1678 8.VII.1691 AN
(Executed: back broken)
6 Jeremiah Avon-El.jpeg Frainan-Streïakeï
Jeremiah Avon-El
8.VII.1691 AN 12.I.1694 AN
7 Zacharias Avon-El.jpeg Frainan-Streïakeï
Zacharias Avon-El
12.I.1694 AN
Northern Banner Group
Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 1663p2 Noah.png Överbefälhavaren (UDF)
Noah Hallbjörnsson
("King of Elwynn")
1646 1651
2 1663p3 Dravot.png Generalmajor (UDF)
Daniyal Sikander Dravot
1651 1654
3 Frainan Uihmanzis
Flavius Magnus†
(Frainan-Streïakeï)
1654 1660
4 1663p1 Loup.png Frainan Uihmanzis
Constantine Loup
(Frainan-Streïakeï)
1660 1663
5 1663p1 Loup.png Frainan Hohmin
Constantine Loup
(Frainan-Streïakeï)
1663 1670
Post Vacant 1670 06.XI.1671
6 - Frainan Streïakeï
Horten Mercator
06.XI.1671 24.XIV.1672
Post Vacant 24.XIV.1672 16.IV.1673
7 - Frainan Hohmin
Mihrzād Gushnasp
16.IV.1673 19.VIII.1694 AN
8 - Frainan Streïakeï
Adam al-Osman
19.VIII.1694 AN
Eastern Banner Group
Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 Old Man Ryker.png Frainan Streïakeï-bi-Mari
Ryker Everstone
(King of Goldshire)
1646 1668
Post Vacant 1668 1672
2 Selardi Jen Daniyal.png Frainan Uihmanzis
Selardi Jen Daniyal
18.V.1672 16.IV.1673
3 Selardi Jen Daniyal.png Frainan Hohmin
Selardi Jen Daniyal
16.IV.1673 19.VIII.1694 AN
4 Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman.png Frainan Streïakeï
Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman
19.VIII.1694 AN 9.XIII.1696 AN
5 Troy Lyon.png The Honourable
Troy Lyon
(Minister of Defense and Security)
9.XIII.1696 AN
Southern Banner Group
Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1 Frainan-bi-Mari Uihmanzis
Fax Caliban
1646 1663
2 Frainan Hohmin
Horsten Alban
(brevet Frainan-Streïakeï)
1663 1665
Post Vacant 1665 06.XI.1671
3 Frainan Uihmanzis
Ermanaric Parsamyan
06.XI.1671 20.XII.1672
4 Admiral Lord Chryse.png Frainan-bi-Mari Streïakeï
Ryabin Chryseoï
(Evocatus)
20.XII.1672 13.VIII.1679
5 Ira Rasputin.png Frainan Hohmin
Ira Rasputin
(Magister militum per Draconis)
13.VIII.1679 13.II.1690
Post Vacant 13.II.1690 09.XI.1690
6 75px Shenerel
Tanilo Lamifo Woodfield
(Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Council)
09.XI.1690 1.I.1696
Post Vacant 1.I.1696 9.XIII.1696 AN
7 Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman.png Frainan Streïakeï
Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman
9.XIII.1696 AN 13.III.1704 AN
8 Lors Bakker 1688.png Frainan Streïakeï
Lors Bakker-Kalirion
13.III.1704 AN
Western Banner Group
Portrait Officeholder Took office Left office
1. 1663p1 Loup.png Frainan Uihmanzis
Constantine Loup
1656 1660
2 . Frainan Uihmanzis
Ermanaric Parsamyan
1660 1665
3 . Frainan Uihmanzis
Jeremiah Avon-El
1665 1678
4 Ulrich Varens.png Frainan Uihmanzis
Ulrich Varens
17.XV.1678 19.VIII.1694 AN
5 Ulrich Varens.png Frainan Hohmin
Ulrich Varens
19.VIII.1694 AN 20.XII.1712 AN
6 Veldmaarschalk en Opperbevelhebber
Hermanus Baerdemans
20.XII.1712 AN

Establishment

Operational Activity

Main article: Concluded Military Operations

Date Formation Subject Summary

Directives

Main Article: Directives of Benacia Command

Directives issued by Benacia Command are binding upon all Raspur Pact personnel assigned to the continental theatre of operations, particularly the Black Legions and affiliated allied militias, as well as upon all residents of territories under martial law following the Declaration of Merensk in 1671. The general purpose of these directives is to provide for the establishment and enforcement of policies and procedures deriving authority from the Declaration of Merensk, the Constitution of Drakorda, the Charter of Coordination, and relevant portions of Imperial Law.