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Keltia Command
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Active: 1646–the present
In use by: Raspur Pact
Allegiance:

Type: Command
Size: 882,758
Nickname: Forgotten Command
Thirsty Arselings

Current Commander: Nouvelle Alexandrie Capitán General (Apusquispay) Phakchay Chaupin
Conflicts & Deployments Strait of Haifa Campaign
War of the Casks

Keltia Command is a theatre command established by the SANE alliance as part of its global strategy to defend against the threat of Jingdaoese (later USSO) hegemony, facilitating the integration of allied units (primarily Shirerithian and Natopian) into a single integrated chain of command for operational matters.

By virtue of having the largest continental possessions on the Keltian continent the Keltia Command is controlled by the Natopian Defense Force. Established in 1646 AN, it's first mobilisation occurred in 1655 as the War of Lost Brothers became global in scale. Sometimes known as the Forgotten Command in contrast to better resourced counterparts in Apollonia, Benacia, Tapfer and Trans-Eura, it nonetheless imbued itself with the martial ethos of Normark, in whose lands it was established, and made a vital contribution to the emerging world war against Passio-Corum.

Following the collapse of the Great Enterprise of Keltia, the Command was rent by schism as former Steward Burgrave Zinkgraven refused to heed the summons of his successor to return to Shirekeep and face the inquiry into his conduct. After many months of evasion and double dealing the patience of the Imperial Forces finally ran out and "loyalist forces" led by the Prefect of New Blackstone staged a bloody assault on the encampments of the Sea-Reavers turning the War of the Casks into a three-sided conflict.

From 1664 until 1669 the Military of the Wechua Nation was formally integrated into the allied command structure, increasing the available reserve of manpower whilst requiring considerable material assistance in turn. After the collapse of the Wechua Nation and Caputia in the face of the White Plague and a Bassarid insurgency, the Sacrifices of Butauros took charge of the Tawantinsuyu and in 1670 began to oversee the evacuation of those persons who wished to escape the deteriorating conditions of eastern Keltia.

With the collapse of Caputia and less than optimal relations with neighbours Stormark and the Bassarid polities infesting the Strait of Haifa, the Raspur Pact shifted to reliance upon the Hyperborean air-bridge, supported by SATCo trade fleets escorted by Task Force 103 out of New Blackstone to sustain and replenish Army Group Normark.

The unseemly flare up between the Bassarids and the Hoennese Realm, ostensibly over the involvement of the latter in relief efforts in the former Caputia and its successor states, obliged Shireroth to reinforce the island of Talenore with a naval task force so as to protect the operations of the Shirerithian–Hoennese Interplanetary Postal, Trade, and Transportation Company from external interference.

The transfer of lead nation responsibility from Elwynn to Alduria-Wechua had been scheduled to occur in the year 1700 AN, However, on account of the commencement of the Second Elwynnese Civil War in 1692 AN, the transfer of theatre command to the Alduro-Wechuans (by now the Federation of Nouvelle Alexandrie) was brought forward and completed on 11.V.1693 AN.

Contributing forces

National Contributions

Contributing National Force Allocation
(% of Contributing National Force)
Lead Nation
Constancia Imperial Constancian Armed Forces 10% No
Elluenuueq Union Defence Force 20% No
Nouvelle Alexandrie Military of Alduria-Wechua 35% Yes
Talenore Talenore Defense Force 100% No
Sanama Sanaman Armed Forces n/a
(Battlegroup Cisamarra)
No

Organisation

Order of Battle

  • Raspur Pact Keltia Command (Cárdenas)
    • General Staff
      • 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)
        • Signals Bureau (D6-2)
        • Internal Security Bureau (D6-3)
      • Political Directorate (D7)
        • Territorial Administration Bureau (D7-1)
        • Military-Industrial Relations Bureau (D7-2)
        • Special Operations Group (D7-3)
        • Political Relations Bureau - Keltia (D7-4)
        • Joint Military Council Liaison (D7-5)
        • Bureau for Relations with Foreign Powers (D7-6)
    • Elluenuueq Banner Group Normark
      • Elluenuueq IV Territorial Inspectorate / 316th Army
    • Nouvelle Alexandrie Banner Group Santander
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie IV (Santander) Combined Arms Corps
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 3rd Air Fleet
    • Nouvelle Alexandrie Banner Group Skerries
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie VI (Outremer) Combined Arms Corps
      • Constancia Zylenisí Command (including Nijima island)
      • Talenore Talenore Defense Force
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 5th Air Fleet
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 8th Ground-based Air Defence Division
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 9th Ground-based Air Defence Division
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 10th Ground-based Air Defence Division
      • Sanama Battlegroup Cisamarra (independent command stationed at MoMA Stn Talenore)
    • Nouvelle Alexandrie Banner Group Valencia
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie V (Valencia) Combined Arms Corps
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 4th Air Fleet
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 11th Ground-based Air Defence Division
    • Nouvelle Alexandrie Banner Group Wechua
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie III (Wechua Nation) Combined Arms Corps
      • Nouvelle Alexandrie 2nd Air Fleet
    • Nouvelle Alexandrie Keltian Fleet

Establishment

Pending revision to align with National Contibutions 1693 AN
Item Type # in Theatre Banner Group Normark Banner Group Santander Banner Group Skerries Banner Group Valencia Banner Group Wechua Keltian Fleet

Commanders

Magister-Generalissimus

Army Group Normark

Past commands

Great Expedition of Keltia

Name Rank Command
Flavius Magnus Magister Equitum (brevet) GEK Land Forces
Pierre Claesson Rear Admiral TF 100 Battleship Divison
Aquila Bäcker Rear Admiral TF 100 Amphibious Division
Gotthilf Kneib Rear Admiral TF 101 Carrier Division
Chlodulf Halle Rear Admiral TF 101 Reserve Division
Julius Gerard Palatine Legate Scholae Palatinae


Defence of Talenore

Operational Activity

Date Formation Subject Summary

Past Actions

Date Formation Subject Summary
24.VI.1661 ESB (Keltia) Security Division Security at Sårensby Industrial Area The ESB Group (Keltia) has formally confirmed to the Prime Minister of the Elian Union and the Department of Military-Industrial Relations its preparedness to assume responsibility for security arrangements in the Sårensby Industrial Area and its environs. The use of Wechua contractors will free up the 2nd Area Defence Force from garrison duties to reinforce operational formations.
07.X.1662 Maritime Support Group Coastal Waters Defence Contract With the consent of the Prime Minister of the Elian Union, Keltia Command has, as of this date, awarded the contract for maintaining the defence and security of Normark's exclusive economic zone to the Maritime Support Group (MSG) of New Blackrock for a fee of ₦8.7bn. The contract will run for ten Norton years and will see the MSG liaise with the Army of the Littoral, the Natopian Security Forces and the Imperial Natopian Constabulary detachment in Normark.
08.X.1662 SATCo Trade Fleet Pursuant to the proposed treaty of friendship and commerce with the Union of Caputia, Keltia Command has contracted with the Saint Andre Trading Company (SATCo) to provide for an annual trading fleet to sail from Elijah's Rest to Freedom City (Morovian-Patrovia / Lake Morovia) in the twelfth month of each year. Keltia Command, the Elian Union and the Kingdom of Normark, are to be listed as initial investors and underwriters for this enterprise. Trade Fleets to operate under the convoy system protected by the Maritime Support Group whilst in Natopian and international waters.
23.XI.1670 Talenore Defense Force Assessment The Talenore Defense Force, comprising of the Talenore Army, the Talenore Navy, the Talenore Air Force, the Talenore Coast Guard and the Talenore Gendarmerie, has been evaluated by visiting officers from Keltia Command and Trans-Euran Command. The Talenore Navy and Talenore Air Force received especial commendation for their professionalism, quality of equipment, and organisation.
11.X.1680 Banner Group Wechua Constancia General Service Corps Humanitarian Mission in former Nijima
  1. Hatun Apu Randin Ciríaco Aquino to raise a levy of spearmen in the highland regions within 30 days of the date of this order. Levies to be drilled, clothed in field-grey and issued with tokens in lieu of pay. Shoes to be provided if they can be found in sufficient quantity in time. All those mustered are to consume the proffered salt and render their oaths of fidelity before the icons of the Sapa Wechua and the banners of the Pact.
  2. Upon the 30th day of the muster the levies are to be brought to the Depot Regiment of the Tawantinsuyu in Parap. There, upon entry into the register of enlisted men, they are to be issued with rifles, incendiary materials, and rations of cornmeal and beer sufficient for 40 days service. Flogging of those who consume their beer ration on the first day is authorised to be a parade event. For every eight enlisted men two porters, whether slaves or boys such as can be found, are to be provided. Waxed fabric sufficient for the fashioning of tent is to be procured in sufficient quantities as to provide one tent for every squad of eight enlisted men and two porters.
  3. The Hatun Apu Randin must appoint a Guaranga Kamayuk for every 1,200 men of the levy, a Pachac Kamayuk for every 120 men of the levy, and a Piccka Chunka Kamayuk for every 40 men of the levy. The Guaranga Kamayuks must ensure that each squad of eight men and two porters has a Chunga Kamayuk chosen from amongst them to enforce discipline, hygiene, and the preservation of kit and rations against theft or wastage.
  4. Within 35 days of the date of this order, the Transport Regiment of the Tawantinsuyu must provide trucks, fuel, and drivers, sufficient to convey the levy to San Francisco within 5 days.
  5. Within 40 days of the date of this order, the levy is to be embarked upon Logistic Support Vessels of the General Service Corps and within 45 days of the date of this order, the entire force is to be ashore on the island of Nijima, there to provide assistance to the humanitarian mission there, as well as to perform some additional duties the details of which are to be unsealed and read by the Hatun Apu Randin only once he is ashore on the island.
Talenore-Nijima Friendship Cruise
Date Formation Subject Summary
14.III.1670–09.II.1672 Southern Banner Group Fall Hos Siïrik Deployment of Noor Banner Group from MoMA Station Sabatini to conduct Patrol and Exercise operations with Local Forces (Talenore). Entailing temporary transfer of assets to Keltia Command and reactivation of MoMA Station Talenore.
09.II.1672 Noor Banner Group
Talenore Defence Force
Area of Responsibility Transfer With effect from this date, the Trans-Euran Command shall assume responsibility for all Raspur Pact operations in the Captive Sea and Sea of Storms.
War of the Harpy
Date Formation Subject Summary
24.VI.1661 2nd Area Defence Force Transfer and re-designation With the assignment of security operations at the to the ESB (Keltia) Security Division the 2nd Area Defence Force is transferred from the Armaments & Munitions Working Group to the Army of the Interior and re-designated as the 6th Combined Arms Corps.
01.VIII.1661 to 24.VIII.1662 II (Shapur) Division Lindstrom to Nynormarksudda Airlift II (Shapur) Division of the Tapferite Army of Vengeance transferred via strategic airlift from Tapfer to Normark[1]. The cooperation of Raspurid and Caputian authorities in facilitating this movement has been gratefully acknowledged.
11.I.1663 Keltia Command Resumption of Hostilities With the support of the Raspur Pact, Natopian Forces in Keltia have resumed the campaign to expel the insurgent forces from the eastern portions of the Elian Union's territory of Normark. It is the duty of the Bovic Empire of the Natopian Nation to exercise its sovereignty over all territory awarded to it by the decision of the international arbitration committee and the continuance of an unlawful occupation by proxies of the Bassarid Empire will no longer be countenanced.
12.I.1663 Army of the Littoral,
Maritime Support Group
Blockade of Insurgent Ports With the receipt of formal instructions from the Natopian Government[2] - ports occupied by insurgents in the eastern portions of Normark are to be subject to blockade from the date of this order, with the sinking of all Bassarid civil shipping in the region, without warning, authorised from 20.II.1663.
12.I.1663 1st Combined Arms Corps ROADSTEAD I qty 100 Coastal Patrol Boats supported by qty 40 R-1 Whirdlebird attack helicopters to conduct coastal sweep between Sjorborg and Riddersborg and to engage and destroy any and all hostile vessels encountered.
12.I.1663 1st Combined Arms Corps ROADSTEAD II qty 100 Coastal Patrol Boats supported by qty 35 R-1 Whirdlebird attack helicopters to conduct sweep of the Gulf of Jangsong between Riddersborg and Ardclach and to engage and destroy any and all hostile vessels encountered.
12.I.1663 4th Strike Group RANGER I qty 48 T-3 Akintos & qty 5 Black Angel fighters to conduct sweep mission over Gulf of Jangsong in Sjorborg-Ardclach-Riddersborg triangle. All hostile targets encountered to be engaged with aviation targets a priority.
13.I.1663 5th Bombardment Group,
1st Combined Arms Corps
CIRCUS I Target: Hapsmark-May Hydroelectric Powerplant. qty 11 GAV(P)-6 Zephyr Mark 1a deployed in suppression of hostile air defences, qty 4 A-10 Kambera to strike against turbine housing of power-plant. qty 56 T-3 Akintos to provide combat air patrol and overwatch.
13.I.1663 4th Combined Arms Corps
Department of Political Warfare
RAZZIA I qty 4 regiments of Elian militia supported by qty 250 Horjin CV35, qty 2,000 Pod personnel carriers, qty 24 80 mm Field Gun, qty 46 82 mm mortars, qty 1 Trump Radar Tracking Autocannon & qty 1,000 Polybolos 12.7 mm HMG, with appropriate small arms and munitions. Ensure that frontier to the south of Riddersborg is clear of Task Force 36.70-001 & Norse-Elijaian Intelligence Agency (Collaborationist Formation). Department of Political Warfare to monitor and intervene where necessary.


War of Lost Brothers
Date Formation Subject Summary
08.II.1656 Musican Fleet Bombardment of Blore Heath The primary target of the attack was the city's commercial district, home of a crucial east Keltian brokerage, allowing for the plundering the shoreline and waterways around Blore Heath under the cover of the bombardment, the attack also served in part as a reprisal for the role played by the Jogi Regiment in raids on the Natopian settlements of Elijah's Rest.
12.II.1656 Normark Army Group Committees of Defence, Elijah's Rest Following escalating raids against civilian settlements on the eastern and southern frontiers of Elijah's Rest, the Elian Militia begins to organise committees of defence, to better coordinate the hitherto unorganised response of local vigilante groups to the violent attacks by members of the Stripping Path, seeking to make abductions for the varying purposes of sacrifice and indoctrination.
12.IV.1656 2nd (Bombardment) Group (temp. deployment) Ardclach Orbital Strike NSS Damocles on temporary assignment from allied Space Command.
21.IV.1656 Tuktuvut Confederation Raising of the banners, Elkheim On this day the Tukudiggi, the assembly of the Tuktuvut clans, elected Jegerdatter as war-leader after receiving weapons, food and ESB-minted imitation Kalgarrands, from Keltia Command. Resentment had been mounting steadily as Haifans became more numerous along in the northern reaches of the eponymous strait. With raids affecting settlements along the eastern and southern frontiers of Elijah's Rest, these resentments had broken out into open conflict as the Tuktuvut began taking the side of Normarker vigilante groups engaged against the marauding devotees of the Stripping Path.
24.IV.1656 Black Angel Squadron Anti-shipping sweep, Gulf of Jangsong Strike package to (qty 1 Virgo-class scout ship, qty 2 Stealth fighter "Black Angel") engage and neutralise Palliscian-Haifan shipping transiting between Ardclach and Jangsong/Elijah's Rest.
24.IV.1656 Political Directorate Counter-espionage, Elijah's Rest Coordination of pre-dawn raids with Imperial Natopian Constabulary results in arrest of qty 9 USSO-aligned spies and qty 4 civil servants plus qty 1 militia officer suspected of corruption and collusion with a hostile foreign power. A further qty 12 suspects perished whilst resisting arrest.
24.IV.1656 3rd (Support) Group Anti-shipping sweep, Talenore On temporary detachment from allied Space Command, qty 12 Virgo-class scout ships to conduct anti-shipping operations directed at Voorpost. Aim for complete eradication of Voorpost Detachment maritime assets and harbour air defences.
24.IV.1656 Area Defence Vexillation Air defence operations, Talenore Consistent with previous engagements, counter any radar contacts designated as unidentified or hostile on an approach to Talenore with maximum available force. Engage at optimum range with remaining Buk surface to air missiles once targeting solutions are acquired and deploy Trump autocannons for point defence of MoMA Station and harbour district.
13.XII.1656 All Forces The Great Enterprise of Keltia (GEK), Theatre-wide The Great Keltian Enterprise marks Shireroth's entry into theatre, a second advent, for which the passage of the Musican Fleet was merely a prelude. With deliberate and overwhelming force, allied forces will liberate Nova England from pernicious influences, impose terms for a truce, and end the so-called Cod War in the Great Western Sea. At the Day and Hour of the commencement of GEK, the Shirerithian Steward, Burgrave Zinkgraven, shall assume temporary command of Keltia Command on the basis of seniority.

In anticipation of GEK biometric screening is mandatory for all allied and affiliated personnel from this moment forward and will be enforced by regular, randomised, spot-checks. Any person who fails to submit to screening and or cannot recount the watch code for the hour must be immediately detained. Any person engaged in a flagrant breach of general orders, or of a narratively improbable act, may be summarily executed on the authority and concurrence of the relevant unit commander and political officer.
13.VI.1657 Natopian Security Forces Establishment parade for the NSF, Elijah's Rest Operational Security in Elijah's Rest, known as Normark, has been, from this date transferred from the NDF to the Natopian Security Forces (NSF). Army Group Normark will henceforth support rather than lead counter insurgency operations in the demesne.