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Military of the Suren Confederacy

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Surenid Armed Forces
Suren Popular Levy.png
Emblem of the former Popular Levy, adopted in 1692 AN following the incorporation of the Suren into the Raspur Pact.
Country Suren Suren
Founded
  • As the Popular Levy: 1686 AN
  • As the Surenid Armed Forces: 1718 AN
Branches Defence Force
Headquarters Surenshahr
Leadership
Surenšāh Mitradokht of Suren
Euramehr Arteshbod Ardashir Ghul
Chief of Staff Dāryuš Vištāspa of the Suren
Manpower
Military age 18–65 years old
Conscription Yes
Active personnel 313,080
Reserve personnel 292,595


History

One interesting aspect with the Surenids, first attested during the Second Euran War, was their disinclination to hold captives as prisoners of war for an extended period of time. Excepting those sent back for further interrogation by the gendarmes, those branded for the attention of the judicial authorities, or those summarily executed at the discretion of the commander of the local forces, captives taken by the Surenid forces would be released and sent back towards their own lines at the earliest opportunity. The macabre detail to note however is that those released in this manner would first be subjected to the amputation of their right hand and left foot. The bloody stumps resulting from these operations being cauterised by the heated blade of a knife, followed by the application of a coat of tar mixed with sand. Those wishing to avoid being released from captivity in this fashion were obliged to accept the Surenshah's salt and enter into his service as kuls under a Life-Service Bond.

Long beset by equipment shortages, the Suren were almost pathetically grateful when in 1690 AN the agents of the State Gendarmerie were able to negotiate the seizure of the Krasnocorian arsenal formerly held in Port Ulje in return for offering the garrison there, marooned for five years since the collapse of their home country, generous cash payments, humanitarian relief supplies, and the opportunity to resettle in Surenid territory.

At the same time more concerted efforts were made to identify, catalogue and salvage repairable pieces of equipment left over from the Euran Wars. To this assemblage of arms was added a steady flow of military aid received from Constancia and New Alexandria under the Fontainebleau Accords and subsequently from Trans-Euran Command following the accession of the Confederacy to the Raspur Pact. The outbreak of the Third Euran War (1693 AN1701 AN) would see further donations of equipment, particularly in the form of light attack aircraft for counter-insurgency operations, and the embedding of advisors from the Constancian Foreign Legion in the State Gendarmerie.

The breadth of the conflict with Zeed, encompassing guerrilla warface, counter-insurgency operations, and finally full-scale manoeuvre warfare, exceeded the capacity of the State Gendarmerie, even when reinforced by mobilised reserve elements of the Popular Levy. In spite of the Mobilisation Act of 1695 and the 1697 Impressment Act, the Surenids struggled to meet their manpower requirements, and indeed the bulk of the army that was eventually taken south into Zeedic territory after 1698 AN, following in the wake of a Constancian offensive which overwhelmed the Ḡur Republic, comprised of mercenaries, kul slave soldiers, and retainers taken from the Royal Court.

Following the surrender of Zeed in 1701 AN, the surviving armaments of the Revolutionary Armed Forces were transferred by Trans-Euran Command to the Suren Confederacy as part of the reparations owed by Zeed as the aggressor in the conflict.

In spite of being sorely tested during the conflict with Zeed, the Popular Levy did not undergo meaningful reform in the following two decades and in consequence struggled to suppress the Kapavian insurgency and ultimately failed to reconquer the greater part of formerly Bassarid Norasht during Operation Jungle Bolo. On both occasions the Surenid had been obliged to stave off collapse through the widespread use of kuls and subjects pressed into service. Moreover the Surenid had only been able to sustain themselves at all through massive allied interventions staged by the Raspur Pact, most notably by the Benacian Union, Constancia, Floria, and Nouvelle Alexandrie. By 1718 AN it was increasingly apparent that, in order to cease to be regarded as a liability by the Raspur Pact, the military of the Suren Confederacy would have to undergo a wide-ranging process of reform and modernisation.

In order to prepare for the reorganisation process, which would see the Popular Levy replaced in the national defence role by the Surenid Armed Forces, a professionalised and all-volunteer force, over the course of 1718 AN1720 AN, the mission of defending the Norashti frontier would be vested in the hands of the Lashkar-e-Yazatá, the Constancian Home Guard, and the Benacian Eura Corps fielded by the Benacian Union Defence Force and Local Auxiliary Franchises. This process would necessitate the permanent establishment of the Popular Levy and the Gendarmes would be assigned to training camps overseen by the Allied Mission in the Suren Confederacy, formed of contingents invited from member-states of the Raspur Pact. These national missions were as follows:

The Surenid Armed Forces received an additional assistance package in the form of 32x F-8 Shrike multi-role strike aircraft donated by Sanama. The donation was accompanied by a training mission of deployed personnel from the Sanaman Union Air Force, whose presence was deemed necessary as the Surenid cadre of trained aviators had next to no prior experience in the operation and maintenance of fast jet aircraft.

Commanders

Structure

  • Armed Forces of the Suren Confederacy
    • General Headquarters of the Armed Forces
      • Chief of Staff
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policy, and Operations
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Logistics
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Operations
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
        • Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget and Programs
      • Joint Public Affairs Office
      • Command Sergeant Major
        • General Service Regiment
        • Transportation Regiment
        • Security Squadron
      • General Inspectorate
        • Army Inspectorate
          • Training and Doctrine Command
          • Personnel and Logistics Command
          • Discipline Command
          • Army Inspectorate Security Brigade
        • Naval Inspectorate
          • Training and Doctrine Command
          • Personnel and Logistics Command
          • Discipline Command
          • Naval Inspectorate Security Brigade
        • Air Force Inspectorate
          • Training and Doctrine Command
          • Personnel and Logistics Command
          • Discipline Command
          • Air Inspectorate Security Brigade
      • Commissariat
        • Quartermaster's Regiment
        • Medical Corps
          • Medical Regiment
          • Veterinary Regiment
          • Dental Regiment
        • Logistics Corps
          • Ordnance Regiment
          • Supply Regiment
          • 1st Transport (Motorized Wagon) Regiment
          • 2nd Transport (Camel) Regiment
          • 3rd Transport (Mule & Onager) Regiment
          • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regiment
        • Naval Logistics Group
          • Fleet Support Regiment
          • Port Services Regiment
        • Air Logistics Group
          • Base Support Regiment
          • Aircraft Maintenance Regiment
      • Military Intelligence Organisation
        • Intelligence Director's Office
        • Signals Intelligence Squadron
        • Counter-Intelligence Squadron
        • Human Intelligence Squadron
        • Imagery Intelligence Squadron
        • Open-Source Intelligence Squadron
        • Technical Support Squadron
      • Royal Staff Corps
        • Postal & Courier Regiment
        • Signals Regiment
    • General Headquarters Land Forces
      • 1st Command and Control Regiment
      • I Corps
        • 1st Infantry Division
        • 2nd Infantry Division
        • 6th Artillery Division
      • II Corps
        • 3rd Infantry Division
        • 4th Infantry Division
        • 5th Armoured Division
          • 4th Command & Control Regiment
          • Armoured Demi-Brigade
          • Area Defence Demi-Brigade
          • Grenadier Demi-Brigade
          • Commissariat Regiment
          • Inspectorate Regiment
      • Artillery Siege Train
      • Air Defence Division
      • Logistical Corps
        • Supply and Transport Division
        • Ordnance Division
        • Medical Division
      • 7th Cavalry Division
      • III (Reserve) Corps
      • IV (Reserve) Corps
      • V (Reserve) Corps
      • VI (Reserve) Corps
    • Admiralty
      • 2nd Command and Control Regiment
      • Royal Yacht Squadron
      • Surface Combatant Command Division, with a total of 14 ships:
        • 1st Flotilla (2 Amphibious Landing Platform Docks)
        • 2nd Flotilla (4 Frigates)
        • 3rd Flotilla (8 Corvettes)
      • Naval Aviation Wing (2 transport aircraft)
      • Coastal Command Division, with a total of 72 boats:
        • 1st Flotilla (24 armed trawlers, armed yachts, and coastal patrol craft)
        • 2nd Flotilla (24 armed trawlers, armed yachts, and coastal patrol craft)
        • 3rd Flotilla (24 armed trawlers, armed yachts, and coastal patrol craft)
    • Air Command
      • 3rd Command and Control Regiment
      • Fighter Division (96 F-9 Ashavan II)
      • Strike Division (32 F-8 Shrikes, 16 Buzzard C-61 fighter-bombers, 48 F-9 Ashavan II)
      • Army Cooperation Division (24 C-11 Mula, 12 liaison planes)
      • Maritime Patrol Division (12 maritime patrol aircraft)
      • Air Defence Division (72 F-9 Ashavan II, 16 Buzzard C-61 interceptor aircraft, 12 ground-based radar stations, 48 surface-to-air missile batteries, 96 anti-aircraft guns)
      • Air Training Division (24 trainer aircraft)

Equipment

Land

Armoured vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Main Battle Tanks
"Babak" Nouvelle Alexandrie Rimarima Armaments Main battle tank 130 MBT-1 Victor.png
"Nouradin" (Wolverine Main Battle Tank) Floria FIH Technologies Main battle tank 14 Wolverine Main Battle Tank.jpg
"Rashid" Benacian Union Mishalan Arsenal Main Battle Tank 30 BK-3 Verteidiger.png
Armoured Fighting Vehicles
"Rustam" (WNFV 100 MBT) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Light Tank 848 BK-VI 100 LT.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.
"Rakesh" (WNFV 101 IFV) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Infantry Fighting Vehicle 700 BK-VI 101 IFV.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.
Armoured Personnel Carriers
"Bahram" Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle 12,694 Rz.Kfz 1714 Razkampfwagen.png
  • Delivered 1714 AN1722 AN.
N.E.W. L-10 APC Nova England Nova English Weapons Armoured Personnel Carrier 137 L-10APC.png Refurbished battlefield captures.
"Sohrab" (WNFV 102 APC) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Armoured Personnel Carrier 4,723 BK-VI 102 APC.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.
"Kay Kavus" (WNFV 102A CV) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Command Vehicle 96 BK-VI 102A CV.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.
"Siyavysh" (WNFV 102B IMV) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Infantry Mobility Vehicles 1,273 BK-VI 102B IMV.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles
"Kay Khusrow" (WNFV 101A ARV) Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle 1,177 BK-VII 101A ARV.png
  • Delivered 1718 AN1722 AN.

Artillery

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Towed
M355 Alba 105 mm light towed howitzer Nouvelle Alexandrie FBP 105mm Howitzer 2,050 M355 Alba 105 mm light towed howitzer.png
  • Delivered 1721 AN1722 AN.
M1681 105 mm howitzer Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries 105mm Howitzer 1,047 M1681 105 mm howitzer.png
Towed (Rocket)
M1701 158mm MLRS Benacian Union Mishalan Arsenal 158mm Multiple Rocket Launcher 1,475 Pattern M1701 158mm MLRS.png 1,475x transferred from the Benacian Union Defence Force, 1722 AN
Area Defence
Sinchi Paña Air Defense Anti-Tank System Nouvelle Alexandrie Rimarima Armaments Self-propelled anti-aircraft and anti-tank tank destroyer missile system 4 Sinchi-Pana-System-1701AN.jpg Loaned by Rimarima Armaments for combat evaluation.

Infantry equipment & weaponry

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
Equipment
Surenid infantry would be provided with a camel-hide back pack, two canvas haversacks, an entrenching tool, wire cutters, respirator mask and cardboard carrier case, and a tarpaulin.
M1699 Mess Tin Benacian Union Stahl Maschinenfabrik Koïsoßwerke Personal Kit - M1699 Mess Tin.png
M1700 9 Pieces Cooking Set with Burner Benacian Union Stahl Maschinenfabrik Koïsoßwerke Personal Kit - M1700 9 Pieces Cooking Set with Burner.png
M1701 Stainless Steel Coffee Pot Benacian Union Stahl Maschinenfabrik Koïsoßwerke Personal Kit - M1701 Stainless Steel Coffee Pot.png
Personal weapons
FBP RAP 7.62mm assault rifle Nouvelle Alexandrie FBP Assault rifle 10,000 FBP RAP.png 10,000x purchased, 1722 AN.
M1581 7.62 mm Machine Carbine Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Carbine 52,842 M1581 7.62mm Machine Carbine.png
M1591 7.62 mm Rifle Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix
  • Service rifle
403,171 M1591 7.62 mm Rifle.png
M1656 9 mm SMG Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Submachine Gun 134,328 M1656 SMG.png
M1686 assault rifle (7.62×67mmB) Benacian Union Mishalan Arsenal Service rifle 33,233 M1686 (7.62×67mmB).png
M1690 machine pistol (9x19mm) Unified Governorates Mishalan Arsenal Machine pistol 1,911
M1690 machine pistol (9x19mm).png
8,000x obtained under the Fontainebleau Accords of 1691 AN, of which 1,911 remained by 1722 AN.
SA1680 Floria FIH Technologies Assault Rifle 54,391
SA1680 UGL.jpg
  • Purchased from Floria, 1716 AN.
  • Issued to the Lashkar-e-Yazatá, 1718 AN.
  • A further order for 12,000 more was placed in 1720 AN.
  • 40,000x ordered for delivery in 1723 AN.
Squad weapons
Wren 7.62mm LMG Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Light machine gun 21,342 Wren 7.62mm LMG.png 21,342x transferred from the Imperial Forces of Shireroth, 1722 AN.
Troop weapons
M1718 SCMO 13.2×92mm HGPMG Suren Confederacy Suren Central Manufacturing Organisation General purpose machine gun 23,593 / 28,000 M1718 SCMO 13.2×92mm HGPMG.png In service from 1722 AN
Squadron weapons
82 mm mortar Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Infantry mortar 2,799 2,799x transferred from the Imperial Forces of Shireroth, 1722 AN.
Hornet 84 mm Recoilless Rifle Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Unguided anti-tank weapon 1,428 1,428x transferred from the Imperial Forces of Shireroth, 1722 AN.
Tankgewehr 13.2 mm Rifle (Anti-Materiel) Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Anti-materiel rifle 2,326 M1642 Tankgewehr.png
Protective Equipment & Body Armour
M1639 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet 840,000 M1639 Stahlhelm.png Purchased and delivered as military aid from the Benacian Union, 1718 AN1722 AN
Phoenix Body Armour System Floria Phoenix Body Armour 20,000 Phoenix armour.jpg
Universal Service Helmet Floria Floria Ballistic Nylon Helmet 20,000 Universal Service Helmet.jpg
Uniforms
Pattern M1716 Service Uniform (Officers) Suren Confederacy Native textile manufacturers Field Uniform - Pattern M1716 Surenid Service Uniform Officers.png
Pattern M1716 Service Uniform (Other Ranks) Suren Confederacy Native textile manufacturers Field Uniform - Pattern M1716 Surenid Service Uniform Other Ranks.png

Support vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Ahvaz utility land cruiser Nouvelle Alexandrie Ahvaz Automotive Engineering Company All-terrain utility vehicle 200,000 Transferred from Federal Forces of Nouvelle Alexandrie, 1722 AN
OAH Ingilisi F100 Zeed Third Directorate of the CCSD Armoured personnel carrier 5 OAH Ingilisi APC F100 Series.png 27x surrendered by Zeed 1701 AN, 5 available in 1722 AN.
OAH Ingilisi F102 Zeed Third Directorate of the CCSD Wheeled anti-tank vehicle 11 50x surrendered by Zeed 1701 AN, 11 available in 1722 AN.
OAH Ingilisi F103 Zeed Third Directorate of the CCSD Ambulance 5 29x surrendered by Zeed 1701 AN, 5 available in 1722 AN.
OAH Ingilisi F104 Zeed Third Directorate of the CCSD Armoured transport 114 484x surrendered by Zeed 1701 AN, 114 available in 1722 AN.
OAH Ingilisi F105 Zeed Third Directorate of the CCSD Combat bulldozer 2 15x surrendered by Zeed 1701 AN, 2 available in 1722 AN.
Snatch Land Rover Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Utility Patrol Vehicle 5,978 Snatch Land Rover.png
  • 25,000x obtained under the Fontainebleau Accords of 1691 AN.
  • 5,978x available in 1722 AN.

Maritime

Auxiliary vessels

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
Sinbad-class Nouvelle Alexandrie ESB Armada Auxiliary cruiser 1 Sindbad-class auxiliary cruiser.png

Submarines

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes

Surface combatants

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
Amphibious warfare units
Malekeh-class Nouvelle Alexandrie Pontecorvo Firm Amphibious transport dock 2 Ignatius-class-amphibious-transport-dock.jpg Transferred from Federal Forces of Nouvelle Alexandrie, 1722 AN.
Surface warfare units
Khan-class Constancia Constancia Corvette 2 Klimatariá-class Missile Corvette.png
  • Ex-Sanaman.
  • 2x sold to Suren Confederacy in 1688 AN.
Mirza-class Shireroth Shireroth Corvette 6 Elwynn Class Corvette.png
Shah-class frigate
(De Drie Hertogdommen-class)
Shireroth Shireroth Frigate 4
  • Ex-Sanaman.
  • 4x sold to Suren Confederacy in 1688 AN.
Shahzadeh-class Nouvelle Alexandrie ESB Armada Frigate 0 / 20 1720 Manco Cápac-class auxiliary cruiser.png Order placed, 1720 AN.
Patrol Vessels
Sardar-class Nouvelle Alexandrie Pontecorvo Firm Coastal patrol ship 12 Piriya-class-coastal-patrol-ship.jpg
  • Ordered, 1690 AN.

Aviation

Fixed wing

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes

Rotary wing

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
GH-4 Warthog Floria FIH Technologies Attack helicopter 6 / 24 Alban Helicopter.jpg Purchased 1719 AN, deliveries begun 1721 AN.
Javelin H-1 Menace Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries Attack/scout helicopter 7 / 24 JavelinH-1Menace1699AN.png 24x ordered, 1721 AN.
Javelin H-2 Siren Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries Utility helicopter 20 / 60 JavelinH-2Siren1699.png 60x ordered, 1720 AN
Javelin H-3 Bucaneer Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries ASW helicopter 3 / 24 Javelin-H-3-Bucaneer-ASW.png 24x ordered, 1721 AN.
Javelin H-5 Sovereign Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries Heavy-lift cargo helicopter 5 / 24 Javelin-H-5-Sovereign.png 24x ordered, 1721 AN.
R-2 Krähenwürger Heavy attack helicopter 0 / 24 R-2 Krähenwürger.png 24x ordered, 1722 AN.

Notes