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ESB-Jagdverbände

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ESB-Jagdverbände

ESB-Jagdverbände Emblem.png


Active: 1662 AN – present

Allegiance: ESB Group

Personnel:
  • Nominal: 7,200
  • Actual: 3,806 (1733 AN)

Type: Private military company / light infantry

Nickname:

Current Commander: Iraj al-Osman

Conflicts & Deployments Current

Former


The ESB-Jagdverbände, also known as the Jagdverbände (Hunting Association), is a Shiro-Constancian private military company, founded within the umbrella of the ESB Group in 18.XIV.1662, whose contractors are recruited from veterans of various conflicts, including the War of Lost Brothers and the Elwynnese Civil War. The Jagdverbände provides a rapid reaction force, available to reinforce the corporate security assets of the Honourable Company at short notice. The Jagdverbände also specialises in short-notice interventions conducted in hostile environments.


History

The Jagdverbände was formed by the ESB Group in a reorganisation of its Security Directorate as part of a corporate restructuring following an unsuccessful attempt by the Reformist Clique in the Imperial Government to appropriate company assets during the Elwynnese Civil War, a rash act on the part of Lady Dragonmoor which prompted the ongoing Humanist Reaction.

Since the relocation of the ESB Group to Eura, the Jagdverbände has been attached to the General Service Corps of the Trans-Euran Command when not undertaking normal corporate security duties. Its 80-acre cantonment at the Aqaba Training Area, Aqaba Garrison of the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces is named Camp Grobba in honor of its founder.

With the passing of Joachim Grobba in 1685 the command of the Jagdverbände passed to Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman, the son of the late Timūr al-Osman Taraghay, former Director of Security for the Honourable Company.

During the 1685 expedition to former Franco-Batavian holdings in southern Cibola the Bitzurænhæd of the Jagdverbände was attached to the ESB-Brunïakis-Afzælt to provide reconnaissance support.

Beginning in 1690, the ESB-Jagdverbände was involved in a number of discrete actions relating to the pacification of Lyrica and the reconstruction of a sovereign Hurmu nation.

In the fifth month of 1719 AN, personnel from Security Group B began to deploy into the Lake District of Hurmu in order to defend sites and corporate assets controlled by the Hurmudanka Engineering Company from expropriation efforts by the socialist government.

In 1730 AN command of the ESB-Jagdverbände was relinquished by Zurvanudin Miran al-Osman, in his capacity as director of security for the Honourable Company, and transferred to his son Iraj al-Osman on the occasion of its deployment to Sathrati during the Sathrati Emergency (1730–1732).

Although successful in covering the evacuation of key company personnel and commercially sensitive artefacts from Sathrati, the Jagdverbände was severely mauled and obliged to abandon the majority of the equipment on its establishment which could not be airlifted at short notice. It would only begin to reassemble its surviving operatives at Rusjar during the fourteenth month of 1732 AN.

After the walking wounded, along with those requesting discharge from company service, were pensioned off, nine effectives remained on the Jagdverbände's establishment.

By the twelfth month of 1733 AN, whilst providing training support to the Armed Forces of Zeed, the Jagdverbände had partially rebuilt its strength by recruiting from a variety of sources:

  • Benacian Union Ex-BUDF – 147
  • Constancia ICAF direct transfers – 70
  • Constancia Civilian volunteers – 488
  • ESB Honoured Sons – 1,360
  • Nouvelle Alexandrie Civilian volunteers – 731
  • Sathrati Ex-Jaysh – 30
  • Suren Confederacy Civilian volunteers – 352
  • Zeed Civilian volunteers– 619

Organisation

Establishment

Manpower, 1733 AN
By rank Available for service
Senior officers 9
Junior officers 100
NCOs 147
Other ranks 3,550