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Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
WNDF Crest.png
Active 1711 AN
Country Western Natopia
Allegiance Co-Emperors of Western Natopia Vadoma I & Edward I
Type Demesnal Defence Force
Role Combined Arms Force
Garrison/HQ Geneva

The Western Natopian Demesnial Forces (WNDF) is the demesnal defence force of Western Natopia, tasked with fulfilling the obligations of the demesnal realm with regards to defence and security under the Caprine Code and the Constitution of Western Natopia. Established by following the division of the Natopian Empire, the WNDF replaced previous ad hoc and unofficial defence arrangements. The purpose of the WNDF therefore is to defend the territorial integrity of Western Natopia against incursions from the Green and neighbouring states whilst also to patrol and protect the territorial waters and airspace of the realm. The WNDF would also serve as an auxiliary force available to the Natopian Defense Force and Natopian Security Forces elements deployed to Cibola under the command of the Continental Theatre Command of the Raspur Pact. The WNDF would also serve as an auxiliary force in Apollonia and western Tapfer, although in these regions the need, owing to the easing of the absence or easing of regional tensions, was less immediately accute.

As of 1713 AN the WNDF was in embryonic form and under the authority of the First Consul, Ernesto de la Cruz, pending major command decisions as to its composition and organisational structure. The putative Secretary of Defense, Jonathan Zanhuesa, did not exercise much in the way of direct operational control of the force in its early stages, being instead focused on the considerable task of obtaining sufficient funding and materiel for the envisaged decade-long development programme for the new force.

Organisation

Overview

Because of the geographically dispersed nature of Western Natopia, the Demesne Defense Forces of the Empire, of which the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces is the core, is divided up into three territorial commands (Apollonia, Cibola, and Tapfer) under the authority of a General Staff which reports directly to the Chancellery, and which is supported by commissariat and inspectorate formations. In each territorial command the major notified settlements, that is to say the large cities which appear on the claims registered with the Micras Cartography Society, would be expected to raise and maintain a territorial defense brigade. These are to be a volunteer force, responsible for defending their communities, providing aid to the civil power in times of crisis, and for the defence of key infrastructure and lines of communication. During times of war or national emergency, all or part of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces may be nationalised by a Frenzy resolution and placed under the temporary command of the Natopian Defense Force.


Structure

  • Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
    • Office of the Lord High Constable
      • General Staff of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
        • Joint Chiefs of Staff
          • Command Communications Centre (CCC)
            • Military Intelligence Establishment
          • Directorate of Land Forces
            • Army General Staff Headquarters (GSHQ)
            • Land Warfare Academy
          • Directorate of Maritime Forces
            • Board of Admiralty
            • Admiralty College
          • Directorate of Aviation
            • Air Command Staff Headquarters
            • Air Training Establishment
          • Directorate of Support Services
            • Procurement Agency
            • Logistics Agency
        • Geneva Garrison
        • Commissariat of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
        • Inspectorate of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
      • Territorial Command - Apollonia
      • Territorial Command - Cibola
      • Territorial Command - Tapfer

General Staff

  • General Staff of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
    • Staff of the Commandant-General of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
      • Quartermaster-General of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
        • Director of the Commissariat
      • Adjutant-General of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
        • Judge Advocate General
        • Director of Medical & Veterinary Services
      • Inspector-General of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
        • Provost Marshal
        • Director of Operations
        • Director of Planning
      • Liaison Officer - Apollonia Command
      • Liaison Officer - Cibola Command
      • Liaison Officer - Tapfer Command
      • Liaison Officer - Natopian Defense Force
      • Liaison Officer - Arboreal Guard
      • Liaison Officer - Whales Auxiliary Force
      • Political Officer
      • Commandant of the Geneva Garrison
    • Operations Directorate
    • Planning Directorate
    • Medical Services Directorate

Territorial Command - Apollonia

  • Territorial Command - Apollonia
    • The Garrison of St. Andre / I Corps |
      • 2nd Urban Guard Division (2 Div)
        • 3rd Combined Arms Brigade (3 Bde)
          • 3/1 Armoured Battalion
          • 3/2 Battalion of Infantry
          • 3/3 Battalion of Infantry
          • 3/4 Battalion of Infantry
          • 3/5 Battalion of Artillery
        • 6th Combined Arms Brigade (6 Bde)
          • 6/1 Armoured Battalion
          • 6/2 Battalion of Infantry
          • 6/3 Battalion of Infantry
          • 6/4 Battalion of Infantry
          • 6/5 Battalion of Artillery
        • 9th Combined Arms Brigade (9 Bde)
          • 9/1 Armoured Battalion
          • 9/2 Battalion of Infantry
          • 9/3 Battalion of Infantry
          • 9/4 Battalion of Infantry
          • 9/5 Battalion of Artillery
        • 21st Reserve Brigade (21 Bde)
          • 21/1 Battalion of Infantry
          • 21/2 Battalion of Infantry
          • 21/3 Battalion of Infantry
        • 25th Reserve Brigade (25 Bde)
          • 25/1 Battalion of Infantry
          • 25/2 Battalion of Infantry
          • 25/3 Battalion of Infantry
        • 22nd Garrison Brigade (22 Bde)
          • 22/1 Administration Battalion
          • 22/2 Signals Battalion
          • 22/3 Logistics Battalion
          • 22/4 Engineering Battalion
          • 22/5 Maintenance Battalion
          • 22/6 Medical Battalion
      • 3rd Coast Guard Division (3 Div)
        • 1st Maritime Brigade (1 Bde)
        • 2nd Harbour Guard Brigade (2 Bde)
        • 4th Coastal Artillery Brigade (4 Bde)
        • 5th Maritime Brigade (5 Bde)
        • 7th Maritime Brigade (7 Bde)
        • 8th Maritime Brigade (8 Bde)
        • 10th Maritime Brigade (10 Bde)
        • 11th Maritime Brigade (11 Bde)
        • 20th Garrison Brigade (20 Bde)
      • 4th Air Guard Division (4 Div)
        • 12th Air Defence Brigade (12 Bde)
        • 13th Air Defence Brigade (13 Bde)
        • 14th Air Defence Brigade (14 Bde)
        • 15th Air Defence Brigade (15 Bde)
        • 16th Frontal Aviation Brigade (16 Bde)
        • 17th Air Support Brigade (17 Bde)
        • 18th Air Transport Brigade (18 Bde)
        • 19th Garrison Brigade (19 Bde)

Territorial Command - Cibola

  • Territorial Command - Cibola
    • Territorial Command (Cibola) General Headquarters
    • Corps of the Waffel-Plains
      • Ayreon's Bay Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Frankfort Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Geneva Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Grouchy Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Kettle Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Luix-Satyria Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Nouveau Vranscia Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Paine City Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Providencia Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Vadoma City Territorial Defense Brigade
    • Valenciennes Frontier Rifles Regiment

Territorial Command - Tapfer

  • Territorial Command - Tapfer
    • Territorial Command (Tapfer) General Headquarters
    • Neridian Corps of the Most Serene Union
      • Eadricton Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Etampes Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Graveacre Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Redquill Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Neridian Coastal Artillery Division
        • Berg Hafen Area Defense Regiment
        • Crown Point Area Defense Regiment
        • Pontmistry Area Defense Regiment
        • Reira Area Defense Regiment
        • Sapa Selo Area Defense Regiment
        • See Pforte Area Defense Regiment
        • Sijak Area Defense Regiment
    • New Alexandrian Corps of the Most Serene Union
      • Dos Gardenias Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Thaleia Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Triegon Territorial Defense Brigade
    • Thalassan Corps of the Most Serene Union
      • Chancellorsport Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Denada Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Flat Hill Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Frenzyville Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Nova Territorial Defense Brigade
    • West Tapfer Division
      • Massat Territorial Defense Brigade
      • Opaeghia Territorial Defense Brigade


Geneva Garrison

Commissariat

  • Commissariat of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
    • Director of the Commissariat
      • Postal and Courier Service
      • Corps of Transport
      • Ordnance Corps
      • Pioneer Corps
      • Catering Corps

Inspectorate

  • Inspectorate of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces
    • Office of the Provost Marshal
      • Directorate of Discipline
      • Directorate of Training
      • Directorate of Security
      • Inspectorate of Aviation Forces
      • Inspectorate of Land Forces
      • Inspectorate of Maritime Forces

Equipment

Allocations

Territorial Command Material allocation (%) Allocation Priority
Geneva Garrison & General Reserve 10% 1
Apollonia 30% 3
Cibola 30% 2
Tapfer 30% 4

Infantry weapons & equipment

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
Equipment
Personal Weapons
M1581 7.62 mm Machine Carbine Allied Production Matrix Carbine 52,842 M1581 7.62mm Machine Carbine.png Received from the Confederate States Armed Forces, 1713 AN.
M1591 7.62 mm Rifle Allied Production Matrix Marksman Rifle 30,000 M1591 7.62 mm Rifle.png Received from the Confederate States Armed Forces, 1713 AN.
M1656 9 mm SMG Allied Production Matrix Submachine Gun 124,762 M1656 SMG.png Received from the Confederate States Armed Forces, 1713 AN.
M1686 7.62 mm Assault Rifle Unified Governorates Mishalan Arsenal Assault Rifle 530,000 M1686 (7.62×67mmB).png Received from the Confederate States Armed Forces, 1713 AN.
Squad Weapons
Troop Weapons
Squadron Weapons
M1693 medium machine gun (8x80mm RP) Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Machine Gun 0/125,000 M1693 medium machine gun (8x80mm RP).png
  • Ordered 1714 AN.
  • To be assigned 30x per regiment.
Protective Equipment & Body Armour
Flack Jacket Benacian Union Guilds of Benacia Body Armour Provided as aid by the Benacian Union Defence Force, 1713 AN.
M1671 Stahlhelm Western Natopia Neridia Defense Industries Combat Helmet
Uniforms

Aircraft

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Fixed-wing aircraft
KAC AF-1 Solentan Shireroth Kildare Aviation Company Amphibious Fighter Aircraft 12/80 KAC AF-1 Solentan.png
  • Ordered, 1714 AN.
  • Deliveries commenced 1716 AN.
T-2/A-2 Saeqeh Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Trainer / Light Attack 437 OAH Saeqeh.png Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
T-3 Akóntio Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Trainer / Light Attack 360 Vey Akintos.png Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
Rotorcraft
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Air Defence

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Self-Propelled Air Defence Systems
Static Air Defence Systems
Silver Hammer Nouvelle Alexandrie Javelin Industries Close-Range Missile Defence Battery 2 Silver-hammer.jpg

Armoured vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Object 1716-WN-2 Benacian Union Mishalan Arsenal Prototype Main Battle Tank 1 Object 1715-WN-2.png
  • Evaluation prototype of WNFV 100 MBT.
  • Received 10.I.1716 AN.
Object 1716-WN-5 Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Prototype Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1 Object 1715-WN-5.png
  • Evaluation prototype of WNFV 101 IFV.
  • Received 13.I.1716 AN.
WNFV 100 MBT Benacian Union Mishalan Arsenal Main Battle Tank 0/410
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.
WNFV 101 IFV Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Infantry Fighting Vehicle 0/1,640
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.
Armoured Personnel Carriers
Object 1716-WN-1 Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Prototype Armoured Tractor 1 Object 1715-WN-1.png
  • Unsolicited prototype.
  • Received 6.I.1716 AN.
Object 1716-WN-3 Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Prototype Armoured Personnel Carrier 1 Object 1715-WN-3.png
  • Unsolicited rival proposal for WNFV 102 APC.
  • Received 13.I.1716 AN.
Object 1716-WN-6 Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Prototype Command Vehicle 1 Object 1715-WN-6.png
  • Unsolicited prototype rival proposal for WNFV 102A CV.
  • Received 13.I.1716 AN.
Object 1716-WN-7 Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Prototype Armoured Personnel Carrier 6 Object 1715-WN-7.png
  • Evaluation prototypes for WNFV 102 APC and derived vehicles.
  • Received 22.I.1716 AN.
Rz.Kfz 1714 Razkampfwagen Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle 393/8,000 Rz.Kfz 1714 Razkampfwagen.png Ordered in 1714 AN.
WNFV 102 APC Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Armoured Personnel Carrier 0/6,560
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.
WNFV 102A CV Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Command Vehicle 0/104
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.
WNFV 102B IMV Zeed Rusjar Mechanical Machine-Building Plant Infantry Mobility Vehicles 0/1,200
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles
Object 1716-WN-4 Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Prototype Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle 1 Object 1715-WN-4.png
  • Evaluation prototype of WNFV 101A ARV.
  • Received 13.I.1716 AN.
WNFV 101A ARV Western Natopia Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle 0/4,000
  • Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN.
  • Contract awarded 13.XIV.1715 AN.

Artillery

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Mortars
TBC TBC 82 mm towed-mortar 0/7,520 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
Self-Propelled Artillery
TBC TBC Self-Propelled Howitzer 0/96 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
TBC TBC Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System 0/128 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
Towed Artillery
TBC TBC Field Gun/Howitzer 0/280 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
TBC TBC Rocket Artillery 0/400 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN

Missiles

Name Origin Type № in Service Image Notes
Air-to-Air
Surface-to-Air
Surface-to-Surface

Support vehicles

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Engineering
TBC TBC Field Engineering Vehicle 0/8,000 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
TBC TBC Mechanical Recovery and Repair Vehicle 0/4,000 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
Utility
TBC TBC All-Terrain Light Transport 0/12,000 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
TBC TBC Cargo Vehicle 0/8,000 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN
TBC TBC Support Tanker 0/4,000 Requirement issued 10.XII.1714 AN

Vessels

Name Origin Type Quantity Image Notes
Auxiliary Vessels
SATCo Merchant Vessel (Cargo & Passenger) Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Logistic Support Vessel 30 SATCO Bay cargo.png Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
Patrol Vessels
Swift-class Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Off-Shore Patrol Vessel 63 SATCo Swift Yacht.png Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
Submarines
Cargo-class Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Submarine Transport 2 Satco cargo sub.png Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
Surface Combatant Vessels
Eisboyle-class Raspur Pact Allied Production Matrix Amphibious Assault Ship 5 Assault ship.PNG Transferred from the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces in return for trade credits, 1714 AN.
Nemesis-class Western Natopia West Bay NDF Dockyards Destroyer 0/6 200px Order for 6x vessels placed, 1713 AN.

Ranks, Insignia, Uniforms & Wages

Rank structure

The ranks of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces remained wholly consistent with those of the Natopian Defense Force; this being done for the purposes of continuity and mutual recognition as the WNDF would be expected to serve alongside and reinforce the NDF under wartime conditions. As such, the WNDF follows the rank grading system of the Raspur Pact. The most senior ranks of the WNDF, associated with the grade of OF-10, are reserved to the sovereigns of Western Natopia in peacetime.

Raspur Pact
Rank Grade
Aviation Forces Maritime Forces Land Forces,
Commissariat,
and Inspectorate
OF-10 Fleet Marshal Grand Admiral Field Marshal
OF-9 Marshal Admiral General
OF-8 Vice Marshal Vice Admiral Lieutenant-General
OF-7 Sky Marshal Rear Admiral Major-General
OF-6 Commodore Commodore Brigadier
OF-5 Group Captain Captain Colonel
OF-4 Wing Commander Commander Lieutenant-Colonel
OF-3 Squadron Leader Lieutenant Commander Major
OF-2 Flight Lieutenant Lieutenant Captain
OF-1 Flying Officer Midshipman Lieutenant
OF0 Pilot Officer Ensign Cornet
WO Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Warrant Officer
OR-7 Flight Sergeant Master Petty Officer Sergeant-Major
OR-6 Chief Technician Petty Officer Staff Sergeant
OR-5 Sergeant Master Seaman Sergeant
OR-4 Corporal Leading Seaman Corporal
OR-3 Senior Airman Able Seaman Lance-Corporal
OR-2 Leading Airman Seaman Chosen Man
OR-1 Airman Rating Private

History

The Western Natopian Demesnial Forces can trace a line of descent back to the Most Serene Union's Armed Forces, the demesnal defence force of Most Serene Union of Dos Gardenias, which came to form one of the core demesnal unions within Western Natopia after the division of the Natopian Empire. The Most Serene Union's Armed Forces were most notable for their defence of the Apollonian enclave of Saint Andre during the War of Lost Brothers.

Timeline

  • 1709 AN:
  • 1710 AN:
    • V.13: Lanzerwaldian-Whaler War concluded.
  • 1711 AN:
    • IX.23: Western Natopian Demesnial Forces mentioned in official correspondence for the first time.
  • 1713 AN:
    • XIII.19: Authorisation granted by the Chancellery of Western Natopia to commence organisation of demesnial forces, with particular attention to the situation in the Cibolan territories.
    • XIV.6: General Staff of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces established at Geneva.
    • XIV.7:
      • Territorial Commands established for Apollonia, Cibola, and Tapfer.
      • Cadres for Territorial Defense Brigades established in the Tapferite Territorial Command area of operations.
    • XIV.9: Cadres for Territorial Defense Brigades established in the Cibolan Territorial Command area of operations.
    • XIV.10: Request submitted to the Confederate States Armed Forces of Floria to arrange for the transfer to the WNDF of any surplus armaments and other items of equipment retired from service.
    • XIV.11: The Valenciennes Frontier Rifles Regiment was established as an independent force, within the Cibolan Territorial Command area of operations, tasked with the patrol of the frontier with the Cybwlach colony of Calbion.
    • XIV.12: Negotiations with Nouvelle Alexandrie, conducted under the auspices of the Community of Goldfield, were reported to be at an advanced stage for the purchase of two Silver Hammer short-range missile defence batteries. The two systems, upon delivery, would be assigned to the defence of Geneva as part of an initial evaluation. Further purchases were expected to follow if the system performed satisfactorily.
    • XIV.13: Orders for x6 Nemesis-class destroyers placed with West Bay NDF Shipyards. The purchase providing the first indication that the WNDF will constitute its own maritime force.
    • XV.8: First consignments of surplus small arms from Floria arrive at Port Saint Andre.
  • 1714 AN
    • II.23: A significant order for 125,000 general purpose machine guns was placed with Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC. Fulfillment of the order was expected to be over a period of eight years, with initial low delivery volumes whilst manufacturing capacity was developed.
    • III.9: A procurement valued at three billion four hundred fifty-six million was placed with the subsidiaries of the Honourable Company to deliver eight thousand Rz.Kfz 1714 Razkampfwagen. The acquisition, split between Luix-Satyria Scientific-Production Association LLC and the Ahvaz Automotive Engineering Company of Nouvelle Alexandrie is expected to take a decade to fully complete.
    • IX.18: Via a complex series of credit swaps, entitling the Imperial State of Constancia to exports of strategic materials from Western Natopia to an equivalent value, the Imperial Constancian Armed Forces undertook to transfer a significant quantity of aircraft, warships, and auxiliary vessels to the Western Demesnial Forces. Critics of the deal averred that many of the aircraft dated back, both in their design and in some cases their manufacture, to the original Euran War, whilst the maritime component would see the return of Natopian vessels previously supplied to Constancia as aid by the Natopian Defense Force. Defenders of the deal however maintained that the vessels and aircraft would go a long way towards providing the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces with the requisite mass to enable it to perform its core function of second-line territorial defence.
    • XII.10: WNDF Land Warfare Requirement 1714.XII is issued. Details a requirement to procure, or obtain by other means, 8,424 artillery pieces, 21,914 armoured vehicles, and 36,000 support vehicles by 1730 AN. WNDF would have until 1718 AN to select suitable equipment types and manufacturers/suppliers.
    • XII.12: Proposals made for the appointment of a Lord High Constable, reporting directly to the Chancellor, with responsibility for the oversight and control of the Western Natopian Demesnial Forces as well as the coordination of lower level demesnal forces and militias with higher authority.