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ESB-Kosaken Afzælt

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ESB-Kosaken Afzælt

ESB-Brunïakis-Afzælt Emblem.png


Active: 1672 AN – present

Allegiance: ESB Group

Personnel: 10,196

Type: Private military company / cavalry

Nickname:

Current Commander: Frederik Anders

Conflicts & Deployments Current

Former

ESB-Kosaken Afzælt (Praeta: ESB-Cossack-Division), organised by the Honourable Company as a Cossack division recruited from Red Lach and Mishalanski communities in Inner Benacia and currently based in the Lordship of Chur, situated in southern Cibola.

History

Originally founded as the ESB Cuirassier Division, a dedicated force made available for hire by the Honourable Company for security work, line of communications defence, and bandit-hunting operations.

Established as a body of private contractors raised by the ESB Group on a contract from Benacia Command to support pacification operations in the Governorates of Gloomburg and Litel following their annexation by the Unified Governorates of Benacia in the year 1672. Recruited primarily from Red Lach and Mishalanski. Discharged from their contract and paid off following the Peace of Norfae in 1679.

In XIV.1679 the Cuirassier Division received a fresh commission from the Honourable Company to provide corporate security for regional operations on the continent of Cibola, a continent where two thirds of the land mass remained ungoverned and lawless following the collapse of Alexandria, where commercial opportunities opened up by the colonisation efforts of Natopia and Sanama, on the so-called Waffel Plains and Sanaman Antarctic Territory respectively had opened up new opportunities and threats.

During the southern hemisphere winter of 1685 (months VII–XI) the division spearheaded the plundering expedition into Helderbourgh following the collapse of the Franco-Batavian Empire and the end of the quarantine imposed upon territories infected by the Vanic Taint.

8.VII.1688 AN: the commission from the Cibola Command of the Raspur Pact is amended, by directive of the Deputy High Commissioner of the Raspur Pact to include garrison duties of the nearby lordship of Delfinenstrand.

20.VI.1688 AN: the Cuirassier Division received a commission from the Cibola Command of the Raspur Pact to garrison Chur, a lordship in the province of Monovia, and to continue wide ranging patrols into the green to scourge the surrounding countryside of all revenants and Jing as might prove to be so inconsiderate and incautious as to venture down into the southern half of the continent unbidden.

06.VI.1688 AN: The formation was renamed as the ESB-Cossack-Cuirassier-Division, receiving a new unit emblem and cap badge that reflected the "Cossack" heritage of the Lach and Mishalanski personnel serving with the division.

6.XIV.1693 AN: A fresh commission is received from Cibola Command to raise a further brigade (3x regiments of horse, 1x regiment of self-propelled guns, 1x armoured reconnaissance troop, and 1x independent supply train) for service in the Green on long range patrol.

In late 1704 AN the 3rd Cossack Brigade of the Honourable Company and its support echelons departed Sanaman Cibola to participate in a punitive expedition against the Kingdom of Naudia'Diva. A departure that fortuitously coincided with the arrival of a Sanaman revolutionary contingent to assault the positions from which they had just removed themselves.

By 1709 AN the last vestiges of the cuirassier tradition in the division had receded into forgotten memory.

Order of Battle

Unit Commander Establishment Garrison
Headquarters Echelon
ESB Command & Control Regiment “Frederik Anders” Frederik Anders
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
1st Cossack Brigade of the Honourable Company
1st (Iedźak°'ehe Łaqehe) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Abner Goltz
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
Chur Fjord, Chur (Whales)
2nd (Mishalanski) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Warinhari Pfeiffer
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
West Cove, Chur (Whales)
3rd (Teuycože) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Rüdiger Geissler
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
East Cove, Chur (Whales)
Cossack Horse Artillery Regiment K°ešḥeble Tryggvi Hafner
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 artillerymen
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
2nd Cossack Brigade of the Honourable Company
4th (Labeśx°e) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Gerlach Papp
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
Grand Fjord, Chur (Whales)
5th (Teuycože) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Norbert Rothbauer
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
ESB Armaments Plant, Luix-Satyria (New Natopia)
6th (Plyžlaq) Cossack Cavalry Regiment Hugo Junge
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 cossacks
Weeping Bay, Chur (Whales)
Cossack Horse Artillery Regiment Ḥek°yryne Daryush Khoroushi
  • 42 officers
  • 162 NCOs
  • 1,080 artillerymen
Wrecker's Cape, Chur (Whales)
3rd Cossack Brigade of the Honourable Company
Armoured Reconnaissance Troop of the 3rd Brigade
  • 3 officers
  • 6 NCOs
  • 40 scouts
Kingdom of Naudia'Diva
7th Cossack Cavalry Regiment
  • 12 officers
  • 42 NCOs
  • 280 cossacks
  • 8x BK-V Heszlin
8th Cossack Cavalry Regiment
  • 12 officers
  • 42 NCOs
  • 280 cossacks
  • 8x BK-V Heszlin
9th Cossack Cavalry Regiment
  • 12 officers
  • 42 NCOs
  • 280 cossacks
  • 8x BK-V Heszlin
1st Cossack Horse Artillery (Mechanised) Regiment
  • 10 officers
  • 36 NCOs
  • 240 artillerymen
  • 40x M1701 158mm MLRS
  • 24x BK-V Heszlin
1st Sustainment Regiment
  • 19 officers
  • 73 NCOs
  • 488 pioneers
  • 48x BK-V Heszlin
55th Regiment of the Honourable Company (Divisional Troops)
55th/1st Reconnaissance Squadron Ehsan Bahram Karimi
  • 3 officers
  • 11 NCOs
  • 76 scouts
Vaduz, Fmr. Helderbourgh (The Green)
55th/2nd (Labeśx°e) Cossack Horse Artillery Troop Bahadur Attar
  • 1 officers
  • 5 NCOs
  • 32 artillerymen
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
55th/3rd Cossack Engineer Squadron Baraz Zjandari
  • 4 officers
  • 12 NCOs
  • 80 pioneers
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
55th/4th Cossack Engineer Squadron Alvar Ahlgren
  • 4 officers
  • 12 NCOs
  • 80 pioneers
Delfinenstrand (Whales)
55th/5th Signal Squadron Einar Almstedt
  • 3 officers
  • 12 NCOs
  • 80 pioneers
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
Force Support Echelon of the Honourable Company
ESB Depot Group Dariush Abbasi
  • 132 officers
  • 522 NCOs
  • 3,480 enlisted
Chur Fjord, Chur (Whales)
ESB Area Defence Group Valdemar Forsberg
  • 132 officers
  • 522 NCOs
  • 3,480 enlisted
Chur Cove, Chur (Whales)
ESB Inner Benacia Recruitment Detachments Shapour Karimi
  • 132 officers
  • 522 NCOs
  • 3,480 enlisted
Dolobarh, Lachdolor (UGB)