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Imperial Constancian Armed Forces
Constancian War Banner.png
Constancian war banner circa 1665 AN
Country Imperial State of Constancia
Founded 1634 / 1669 AN
Branches Imperial Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, Home Guard
Headquarters Astérapolis
Leadership
Autokráteira Esmeralda al-Osman
Minister of Defence Soterios Kostas
Stratárchis Demetrios Thesalonikis
Manpower
Military age 16
Conscription Two years service (males aged 16-18) in the Home Guard with reserve obligation (1st Reserve: 19-39, 2nd Reserve: 40-60).
Active personnel 432,749
Reserve personnel
  • Home Guard - 855,890
  • 1st Reserve - 3,411,997
  • 2nd Reserve - 3,088,147
Expenditures
Foreign suppliers

The Imperial Constantinian Armed Forces are the combined armed forces of the Imperial Constantinian State and the lead command and contributory force to the Trans-Euran Command of the Raspur Pact.



Current missions

Contributions to Raspur Pact theatre commands

Continental Theatre Command Material allocation (%) Lead Nation
Apollonia Command 10% Natopia Natopia
(Floria after 1700 AN)
Keltia Command 10% Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie
Trans-Euran Command 80% Constancia Constancia

Ongoing operational deployments

Concluded deployments

Organisation

A cavalry recruitment poster from 1708 AN reminding every Constancian that it is their ultimate duty to ride out into the burning sands of Eura so as to face whatever awaits them.

In general terms each division of the respective corps of the Constancian Army consists of a regimental cadre (Syntagma) with the divisions being brought up to wartime strength by the mobilisation of the requisite number of Home Guard personnel with a similar method being relied upon to crew and bring back into service mothballed naval vessels. This means that the ICAF can, with relative ease, transfer divisions currently maintained at a high readiness state to a Trans-Euran Command formation from the Home Guard whilst 1st and 2nd Line reservists are called forward to assignment to manpower deployment pools.

  • Aftokratorikó Genikó Epiteleío (Imperial General Staff)
    • Aftokratorikí Frourá (Imperial Guard)
      • Military Household of the Basileus
      • Military Household of the Autokráteira
      • Athánatoi (Immortals)
    • Konstantinanoú Stratoú (Constantinian Army, garrisoned in the Prosgeiosi Basileus)
      • Ópla Máchis (Combat Arm)
        • Sóma Pezikoú (Corps of Infantry)
          • Aerometaferomeni Merarhia (Airborne Division)
            • 1st Syntagma
          • Merarhia Oreivaton (Mountain Division)
            • 2nd Syntagma
          • Merarhia Pezikou (Infantry Division)
            • 3rd Syntagma
          • Merarhia Pezonauton (Marine Division)
            • 4th Syntagma
        • Sóma Pyrovolikoú (Corps of Artillery)
          • Pyrovolikoú Merarhia (Artillery Division)
            • 5th Syntagma
          • Aeroporikí Merarhia (Air Defence Division)
            • 6th Syntagma
        • Ippikoú-Thorakisménou Sómatos (Armoured-Cavalry Corps)
          • Merarhia Ippikou (Cavalry Division)
            • 7th Syntagma
          • Mihanokiniti Merarhia (Mechanised Division)
            • 8th Syntagma
          • Tethorakismeni Merarhia (Armoured Division)
            • 9th Syntagma
      • Ópla Ypostírixis Máchis (Combat Support Arm)
      • Sómata Dioikitikís Mérimnas (Logistic Corps)
    • Konstantinanoú Nautiko (Constantinian Navy)
      • Stoliskos Antitorpilikon(Destroyer Flotilla)
      • Stoliskos Metagogikon (Transport Flotilla)
      • Stoliskos Ypovryxion (Submarine Flotilla)
    • Konstantinanoú Aeroporia (Constantinian Air Force)
      • Air Force General Staff, at Nísos Aigón
        • Air Force Academy, at Astérapolis
          • Iptámeno Panepistímio Moíra (University Air Squadron), at Astérapolis
        • Air Force Tactical Command, at Aqabah
          • Air Operations Centre, at Nísos Aigón
          • 11th Syntagma (Area Control), at Aqabah
            • 1st Control and Warning Station, at Bandeshahr
            • 2nd Control and Warning Station, at Raspur Airport
            • 3rd Control and Warning Station, at Mehrshahr
            • 4th Control and Warning Station, at Cario
            • 5th Control and Warning Station, at Arak
            • 6th Control and Warning Station, at Mirran, Zylenisí
          • 12th Syntagma (Guided Missile Air Defence), at Ithonion
          • 13th Syntagma (Air Combat), at Nivardom
            • Alpha Moíra, at Nivardom
            • Beta Moíra, at Aqabah
            • Epsilon Moíra, at Astérapolis
            • Omega Moíra, at Arak
          • 14th Syntagma (Airborne Early Warning & Patrol), at Ithonion
            • Gamma Moíra
            • Delta Moíra
          • 15th Syntagma (Air Transport), at Raspur Airport
            • Zeta Moíra (Fixed-wing, powered)
            • Eta Moíra (Fixed-wing, glider)
            • Theta Moíra (Rotary-wing)
        • Independent Brigade for Radio-intercept and Radio-technical Reconnaissance (attached to the Imperial General Staff)
    • Ethnikí Frourá (Home Guard)
    • Legeóna ton Xénon Konstantinanoú (Constancian Foreign Legion, garrisoned at Vey)
      • 1er Brigade de Légion Étrangère, 1er BLE (Alexandrian Guards, recruits from Cibolan exile families)
        • 1er Régiment étranger de parachutistes, 1er REP
        • 3e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère, 3e DBLE (Area Defence, Combat Support Services)
      • 2e Brigade de Légion Étrangère, 2e BLE (New Alexandrian, recruits from Tapferite exile families)
        • 2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes, 2e REP
        • 4e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère, 4e DBLE (Area Defence, Combat Support Services)
      • Tercio de Extranjeros (Santander, recruits from Keltian exile families)
        • Bandera de Cuartel General
        • Grupo de Caballería Ligero Acorazado
        • Grupo de Artillería de Campaña
        • Grupo Logístico
      • Groupement Tactique Désert-Aérocombat

Personnel

  • Imperial General Staff & Imperial Guard – 11,774 Personnel (274 Officers, 1,500 NCO's, 10,000 "Immortals")
  • Constancian Army – 222,600 Personnel (1,800 Officers, 28,800 NCO's, 12,000 Combat Personnel, 36,000 Combat Support Personnel, 144,000 Combat Service Support Personnel)
  • Constancian Navy – 151,477 Personnel (13,477 Officers, 18,000 NCO's, 30,000 Naval Ratings, 90,000 Shore Establishment Personnel)
  • Constancian Air Force – 30,175 Personnel (2,575 Officers, 3,600 NCO's, 6,000 Aircrew, 18,000 Support Personnel)
  • Constancian Foreign Legion – 16,723 Personnel (163 Officers, 2,160 NCO's, 14,400 Legionaries)
  • Home Guard – 7,356,034 Guardsmen (855,890 of the Active Home Guard, 3,411,997 of the 1st Reserve, 3,088,147 of the 2nd Reserve)

Equipment

Item Type Image № in Service 501st Army
(40%)
Aqaba Command
(20%)
Nivardom Command
(20%)
Mirran Command
(10%)
AMEAHL
(10%)
GV-7(MCB) Leviathan AFV GV-7 Leviathan.png 3 1 1 1 0 0
Horjin CV35 AFV [[image:|200px]] 4,000 1,600 800 800 400 400
Horjin CV56 AFV CV56.png 92 0 0 92 0 0
OAH Ingilisi APC FV102 (Anti-Tank) AFV OAH Ingilisi APC F100 Series.png 160 64 32 32 16 16
OAH Panssarsepâh Mk III AFV OAH Panssarsepâh Mk III.png 32 13 6 6 3 3
F-9 Ashavan II Air F-9 Ashavan II.png 336 134 67 67 33 33
R-1 Whirdlebird Air R-1 Whirdlebird.png 245 98 48 48 24 24
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh Air OAH Saeqeh.png 441 176 88 88 44 44
T-3 Akóntio Air Vey Akintos.png 362 144 72 72 36 36
T-5/A-5 Tejón de Miel Air Javelin T-5-A-5 Tejón de Miel.png 100 40 20 20 10 10
VT-UAV 1 Tadpole Air Tadpole.png 250 100 50 50 25 25
Trump Radar Tracking Autocannon Anti-Air Trump Autocannon.png 696 278 139 139 70 70
Waspsting Man-portable Air Defence System Anti-Air [[image:|200px]] 1,250 500 250 250 125 125
Hornet 84 mm Recoilless Rifle (Anti-Tank) Anti-Tank [[image:|200px]] 747 299 149 149 75 75
M1584 80 mm Field Gun Artillery M1584 80 mm Field Gun.png 500 200 100 100 50 50
81mm Mortar Artillery [[image:|200px]] 178 71 36 36 18 18
82 mm Mortar Artillery [[image:|200px]] 2,960 1,184 592 592 296 296
M1642 Tankgewehr 13.2 mm Rifle (Anti-Materiel) Inf Spt Wpn M1642 Tankgewehr.png 1,605 642 321 321 161 161
Polybolos 12.7 mm HMG Machine Guns Polybolos .50 HMG.png 60,579 24,232 12,116 12,116 6,058 6,058
Wren 7.62mm LMG Machine Guns Wren 7.62mm LMG.png 96,500 38,600 19,300 19,300 9,650 9,650
Cargo Submarine Maritime Satco cargo sub.png 2 0 0 0 1 1
Coastal Patrol Craft Maritime Coastal patrol boat.png 395 158 78 79 40 40
Dominator-class missile cruiser Maritime Dominator-class missile cruiser.png 4 2 1 1 0 0
Elwynn-class Corvette Maritime Elwynn Class Corvette.png 20 8 4 5 3 0
Eisboyle-class assault ship Maritime Assault ship.PNG 5 2 1 1 0 1
Imperator-class arsenal ship Maritime] 200px 5 3 1 1 0 0
Klimatariá-class Missile Corvette Maritime Klimatariá-class Missile Corvette.png 19 8 5 5 2 0
Landing Ship, Tank Maritime Landing Ship, Tank.png 6 2 1 1 1 1
Logistic Support Vessel Maritime Gravcarrier.png 90 36 18 18 9 9
Melusine-class Missile Boat Maritime Melusine-class fast attack missile boat.png 60 24 12 12 6 6
Merchant Vessel (Cargo & Passenger) Maritime SATCO Bay cargo.png 25 10 5 5 3 3
Merchant Vessel (Cargo) Maritime SATCO merchant.png 77 31 15 15 8 8
Merchant Vessel (Livestock) Maritime SATCO livestock.png 5 2 1 1 1 1
Montran-class destroyer Maritime Montran-class destroyer.png 5 3 1 1 0 0
Oil Tanker Maritime SATCO oil.png 35 14 7 7 8 0
Rhodondra-class amphibious assault ship Maritime Rhodondra-class.png 5 2 1 1 2 0
Seafox-class corvette Maritime Seafox-class corvette.png 15 6 3 3 4 0
Shah-class Command Vessel Maritime [[image:|200px]] 1 1 0 0 0 0
Swift-class Offshore Patrol Vessel Maritime SATCo Swift Yacht.png 63 25 13 13 6 6
Type XXV U-Boat Maritime Awake submarine.png 10 4 2 2 1 1
AAM-1 Sonderwang Missile – AAM AAM-1 Sonderwang.png 400 160 80 80 40 40
S-2 Standard Missile Missile – GPM S-2 Missile.png 600 240 120 120 60 60
SA-1 “Red Mist” Missile – SAM SA-1.png 273 109 55 55 27 27
SA-5 Silver Hammer Missile – SAM Silver-hammer.jpg 400 160 80 80 40 40
Bolo Knife Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 3,600 1,440 720 720 360 360
Cattle-prod Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 32,500 13,000 6,500 6,500 3,250 3,250
Clinger Bomb, Adhesive Anti-Tank Grenade Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 132,000 52,800 26,400 26,400 13,200 13,200
Florian Cocktail (Tar, sulphur, petrol, sand, & wick) Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 4,600,000 1,840,000 920,000 920,000 460,000 460,000
Hatchet Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 20,000 8,000 4,000 4,000 2,000 2,000
M14 Fragmentation Hand Grenade Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 350,000 140,000 70,000 70,000 35,000 35,000
M15 White Phosphorus Grenade Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 150,000 60,000 30,000 30,000 15,000 15,000
M1525 9 mm Pistol Small Arms M1523 9mm Pistol.png 330,000 132,000 66,000 66,000 33,000 33,000
M1581 7.62 mm Machine Carbine Small Arms M1581 7.62mm Machine Carbine.png 246,750 98,700 49,350 49,350 24,675 24,675
M1591 7.62 mm Rifle Small Arms M1591 7.62 mm Rifle.png 390,000 156,000 78,000 78,000 39,000 39,000
M16 Mustard Gas Grenade Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 150,000 60,000 30,000 30,000 15,000 15,000
M1610 7.9 mm Rifle (Semi-Automatic) Small Arms M1610 7.9mm Rifle.png 127,000 50,800 25,400 25,400 12,700 12,700
M1656 9 mm SMG Small Arms M1656 SMG.png 471,514 188,606 94,303 94,303 47,151 47,151
M1686 assault rifle (7.62×67mmB) Small Arms M1686 (7.62×67mmB).png 320,008 128,003 64,001 64,001 32,000 32,000
M18 Red Smoke Grenade Small Arms [[image:|200px]] 300,000 120,000 60,000 60,000 30,000 30,000
Yurish KA 7.62mm assault rifle Small Arms Yurish KA.png 5,960 2,384 1,192 1,192 596 596
OAH Ingilisi APC FV105 Combat Bulldozer Spt Vehicle OAH Ingilisi APC F100 Series.png 24 10 5 5 2 2
OAH Ingilisi APC FV106 Rough Terrain Forklift Spt Vehicle OAH Ingilisi APC F100 Series.png 16 6 3 3 2 2
Pod Personnel Carrier Spt Vehicle Pod APC.png 10,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 1,000 1,000
Snatch Land Rover Spt Vehicle Snatch Land Rover.png 700 280 140 140 70 70
Truck, Light Spt Vehicle Light Truck.png 56,800 22,720 11,360 11,360 5,680 5,680
Truck, Medium Spt Vehicle [[image:|200px]] 2,400 960 480 480 240 240

Long-term storage

Item Type Image № in Storage Notes
A-6 Pundarikam Air A-6 Pundarikam.png 180
  • Retired 1712 AN
A-10 Kambera Air A-10 Kambera.png 245
  • Retired 1712 AN
B-49 Delta Air B-49 Delta.jpg 500
F-8 Shrike Air F-8M.png 3
  • Retired 1712 AN

Retired/Scrapped

Item Type Image № in Storage Notes
Duchy-class Destroyer Maritime Duchy Class Destroyer.png 2 Decommissioned at Arak for scrapping, 1712 AN
GV(CT)-6 Walrus Spt Vehicle [[image:|200px]] 25 Scrapped at Aqaba, 1712 AN
Jingóchima Spt Vehicle Heimatmobile 1.png 8,614 Transferred to Crown agents for auction, 1712 AN
Paixhans Mark 4 Land Cruiser AFV Paixhans Mark 4 Land Cruiser.png 6 Transferred to the Imperial Constancian Defence Museum (Petropolis), 1712 AN

Ranks

Grade Army / Home Guard Navy Air Force
OF-11 Archistrátigos (Generalissimo) n/a n/a
OF-10 Stratárchis (Field Marshal) n/a n/a
OF-9 Arteshbod (General) Navarchos (Admiral) Pterarchos (Air Chief Marshal)
OF-8 Sepahbod (Lieutenant-General) Antinavarchos (Vice Admiral) Antipterarchos (Air Marshal)
OF-7 Sarlashkar (Major-General) Yponavarchos (Rear Admiral) Ypopterarchos (Air Vice-Marshal)
OF-6 Taxiarchos (Brigadier) Archiploiarchos (Commodore) Taxiarchos (Air Commodore)
OF-5 Sarhang (Colonel) Ploiarchos (Captain) Sminarchos (Group Captain)
OF-4 Tagmatarchis (Major) Antiploiarchos (Commander) Antisminarchos (Wing Commander)
OF-3 Lochagos (Captain) Plotarchis (Lt-Commander) Episminagos (Squadron Leader)
OF-2 Ypolochagos (1st Lieutenant) Ypoploiarchos (Lieutenant) Sminagos (Flight-Lieutenant)
OF-1 Anthypolochagos (2nd Lieutenant) Simaioforos (Ensign) Yposminagos (Flying Officer)
WO Anthypaspistis (Warrant Officer) Anthypaspistis (Warrant Officer) Anthypaspistis (Warrant Officer)
OR-5 Kentarchos (Sergeant) Mahnāvi (Petty Officer) Sminias (Sergeant)
OR-4 Dekaneas (Corporal) Diopos (Senior Seaman) Yposminias (Corporal)
OR-3 Ypodekaneas (Lance-Corporal) Nāvi Yekom (1st Seaman) n/a
OR-2 Sarbāz Dovom (Specialist) Nāvi Dovom (2nd Seaman) n/a
OR-1 Sarbaz (Soldier) Nāvi (Seaman) Sminitis (Aircraftman)

Glossary

Term Translation Meaning
Air Transportation Squadron Moira Metagogikon Aeroskafon A squadron of aircraft specifically employed for the purpose of transporting passengers and cargo between locations.
Airborne Division Aerometaferomeni Merarhia A formation of infantry trained to conduct attacks against enemy targets delivered from the air either by parachute from transport aircraft or, more commonly, via insertion by helicopters
Armada Stólos the largest naval formation, commanded by a Navarchos (Admiral)
Armoured Division Tethorakismeni Merarhia A division built around regiments of armoured fighting vehicles supported by infantry and artillery
Army Stratia A major military formation comprising of two or more combined arms corps, under the command of a Sepahbod (Lieutenant-General)
Army General Staff Geniko Epiteleio Stratou A body responsible for the continuous study of all aspects of war, and for drawing up and reviewing plans for mobilisation or campaign
Banner Group Omáda Lávaron an operational warfare manoeuvre force formed of four combined arms corps supported by tactical aviation and a naval flotilla under the command of an Arteshbod (General)
Battlegroup Omáda Máchis a composite force built around an infantry regiment reinforced with an appropriate mix of armour, artillery and support personnel and weaponry, relevant to the task it is expected to perform
Brigade Taxiarchia A unit formed from two associated regiments, commanded by a Taxiarchos (Brigadier)
Cavalry Division Merarhia Hippikou The Basileusian Private Guard, formed of the Exkoubitoi, Hikanatoi , and Optimatoi regiments, responsible for the defence of the Basileus, his family and other relatives
Close Air Support Squadron Moira Vomvardistikon Kathetis Eformisis A squadron of aircraft specialising in providing tactical support to ground forces – usually by attacking targets identified by forward observers attached to front line formations
Combined Arms Corps Sóma Syndyasménon Óplon a self-contained unit, formed of eight battlegroups with organic ground combat, close air support, and combat service support elements
Destroyer Flotilla Stoliskos Antitorpilikon a grouping of surface combatant warships under the command of a Archiploiarchos (Commodore)
Division Merarchia A primary army formation, comprising of a mixture of infantry and armour with such supporting troops (artillery, engineers, signals) as may be required. Commanded by a Sarlashkar (Major-General). Typically formed of 8 or more brigades
Fighter Squadron Moira Mahitikon A formation of aircraft employed in the establishment of air superiority over the battlefield, denying the skies to enemy aircraft and protecting allied aircraft employed in other operations
Home Guard Ethnofelaki A national militia with secondary law enforcement and public order responsibilities
Imperial General Staff Aftokratorikó Genikó Epiteleío a body composed of the most senior military personnel in the ICAF who advise on operational military matters and the preparation and conduct of military operations.
Imperial Service Active Reserve - That portion of the Home Guard (q.v.) available for overseas deployment in support of the regular armed forces. A volunteer reserve.
Infantry Division Merarhia Pezikou a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers, with a majority of infantry sub-units
Marine Division Merarhia Pezonauton A formation of infantry specialising in amphibious assaults and ship-borne operations
Mechanised Division Mihanokiniti Merarhia A formation of infantry trained and equipped to keep pace with armoured vehicles
Mountain Division Merarhia Oreivaton Infantry specialising in mountain and high-altitude warfare
Naval Strike Squadron Moira Nautikon Vomvardistikon A formation of aircraft specialising in attacks against enemy shipping
Naval Transport Flotilla Stoliskos Metagogikon A naval formation of ships utilised for the transport of personnel, equipment, and stores over water
Regiment Syntagma A unit under the command of a Sarhang (Colonel) formed from 10 squadrons
Section Dekania A sub-section of a troop, comprised of 8 soldiers under the command of a Dekaneas (Corporal)
Sentinels Excubitors A regiment of the Basileusian Private Guard
Squadron Moíra A unit comprised of 120 personnel formed from three troops under the command of a Lochagos (Captain)
Strategic Bomber Squadron Moira Stratigikon Vomvardistikon A force of bomber aircraft specialising in the destruction of targets of economic, industrial, and political significance
Submarine Flotilla Stoliskos Ypovryxion a grouping of submersible vessels utilised in the underwater component of naval warfare
Tactical Bomber Squadron Moira Taktikon Vomvardistikon A tactical aviation unit specialising in attacking targets of immediate military value
Troop Kentarchia The sub-unit of a Squadron, comprised of 40 personnel under the command of a Anthypolochagos (2nd Lieutenant) supported by a Kentarchos (Sergeant)

History

  • 24.VII.1669: Reorganisation of remaining Constancian Armed Forces into Imperial Constancian Armed Forces begins.
  • 20.XI.1669: Reorganisation of Trans-Euran Command begins.
  • 24.XII.1669:
    • George Maniakes acclaimed as Stratárchis (Field Marshal) by his troops. Partisans of the Autokrator in response acclaim him as Archistrátigos (Generalissimo), establishing a new supreme rank in the Constantinian system.
    • Foundational syntagmata ("regiments") of the old Constancian Army assigned as cadres to divisions of the new Constantinian Army.[1]
    • Operation Quickstep: Personnel from the various allied expeditionary forces on Eura are invited to obtain citizenship and transfer to the ICAF. Uptake is most notable amongst Shirerithian auxiliaries, as well as Caputian and Wechua emigrées.
    • Operation Darrūd: Demobilisation of majority of Raspurid forces and the integration of the remainder into the ICAF.
  • 23.XI.1670: The Constancian Navy acquired the Hover Kitty-class aircraft carrier HMTS Drums In The Deep from the Talenore Defence Force.
  • 13.IV.1708: Last gravimetric vehicles retired from service.

References

  1. ^ The terms Constancian and Constantinian become increasingly interchangeable during the Imperial period.