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Black Legions
Sart Salb Banner.png
Banner of the Black Legions
Founded 1671
Type Armed Forces
Role Territorial Defence, Expeditionary Warfare
Headquarters Panopticon Citadel, Merensk
Part of Benacia Command
Size 1,752,073 personnel
Motto(s) TBC


As the Kalirion Fracture led to the unravelling of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, the Imperial Forces themselves began to disintegrate. However, as the main driver, in terms of contributions of personnel, equipment, and financial support, to the Raspur Pact, Shireroth was too invested in the Pact, and the Pact was too invested in Shireroth, for the falling away of the formerly paramount power of the Benacian continent to be countenanced. Fall Luikur would see Pact-Loyalists ruthlessly turn upon the remaining Imperialists in order to secure 25% of land forces, 50% of naval forces, 75% of aviation assets, and 75% of auxiliary forces, only to be defeated in their ultimate objective of a complete takeover of the Imperial Forces by the scale of the popular uprisings against the Imperial system and the sheer scale of the territorial dispersion of the isolated garrisons, depots, and manufacturies. In spite of this ultimate failure, the Benacian Stabilisation Force remained true to its objective - a Benacian continent, unified and obedient, secure as one of the foremost powers of the grand anti-USSO coalition. In consequence, the Black Legions were formed from the remnant of the Imperial Forces who had remained true to the vision of Nationalist-Humanism which had animated the Imperial Republic during its apogee as a global power.


The strategic objectives of the Black Legions, informed by the political imperatives of Benacia Command are, in their most succinct summation at least, refreshingly straightforward:-

  1. The reunification of the Benacian continent into a Commonwealth;
  2. The adherence of that Benacian Commonwealth to the Raspur Pact;
  3. The fullest possible assertion of the Human Supremacy over the resulting polity;
  4. The systematic and sequential reduction, by political and or military means, of all forces opposing or capable of opposing the implementation of the above points.

The doctrine that these objectives then proceed to inform however, being impacted by adverse political, economic, societal, geographic, and military realities, is rather more elaborately involved and less open to pithy summarisation.

The Black Legions, obligated to act on a continental level to advance the interests of the Pact, and on a local level to defend the territories under its direct administration, prepared interlinked strategic and operational doctrines with additional adjuncts regarding naval and air warfare.


The Black Legions are responsible for the defence and security of the territory under the direct administration of Benacia Command as the Unified Governorates of Benacia. Beyond this their primary function is to serve as a force multiplier for the armed forces of the allied members of the Raspur Pact situated on Benacia. This entails making available legion sized combined arms formations to serve as spearheads in manoeuvre warfare, as well as the provision of strategic and tactical air power, and the maintenance of a continental network of bases and supply depots for the benefit of all allied forces.


The legacy of Imperial attitudes can be found most clearly in the realm of counter-insurgency operations, where the old punitive expeditionary model - that of the "butcher and bolt" mission - evolved into a more systematic approach towards the pacification of rebel areas that was once described succinctly as "herd, sift, slaughter, and then repeat".


In an era when the burden of policing the high seas and assuring protection to allied trade fleets now falls squarely on the shoulders of the Natopian and Constancian navies, the priority for the Black Legions is the defence of the littoral waters of Benacia. With what remained of the Imperial Navy of Shireroth's captial fleet now gently rusting at anchor in the harbour of Marinestation Sabatini, the main means of force projection available to the Maritime Forces of the Black Legions are the collection of missile corvettes, fast attack boats, offshore patrol vessels, and logistic support vessels built up in the aftermath of the War of Lost Brothers. Naval doctrine emphasises the importance of fast-paced and aggressive swarming attacks against enemy task forces, carried out in coordination with airborne and land-based stand-off missile barrages, with the intention of disrupting and overwhelming the opposing force before it is able to put troops ashore.

In the unsettled conditions of the early 1670's, the Maritime Forces have been obliged to improvise, and to use such assets as were available to them, in order to secure their immediate objectives, be they the conducting of anti-piracy sweeps in the Iridian Isles, the putting of troops ashore on Florencia, or the Isle of Benacia, or the evacuation and then subsequent reoccupation of the former MoMA naval bases in the Khaz Modani archipelago. The Black Legions will readily commandeer civilian vessels for military operations and their attitude generally has been that if a boat floats and can house a containerised modular missile launcher then it can and must be made available for service as and when required. The Maritime Forces may be said to have a capability gap when it comes to anti-submarine warfare, and it is for this reason that Benacia Command lavishly sponsors the operations of ESB industrial-archaeology teams operating out of Rothaven and Šlomxala.

In spite of still possessing a solitary aircraft carrier, the Mortis-class Kaiser Mors VI, Benacia Command considers the age of the aircraft carrier to be effectively over. The venerable and timeworn flattop was effectively mothballed in place, serving as a barracks ship whilst its capacious hangers were re-purposed and used as repair workshops.

Air and Space


Training for the Black Legions follows the pattern established under the Prince of Modan for the discipline of Imperial troops assigned to the Central Banner Group of Benacia Command.

Those who dedicated themselves to the black banners of the new legions swore absolute obedience to their commanders, who in turn sore unquestioning obedience to their commanders and so forth all the way up the chain of command. Soldiers, irrespective of their origins, were forbidden to pillage, steal or molest civilians, accept gifts, have relations with women, eat meat or drink alcohol for the term and duration of their service, except during specified and authorised respite periods. An Inspectorate of Training and Discipline was established with inspectors for the separate legions under the authority of an Inspector General reporting directly to the Marshal. Officers were forced to undergo examinations to assess their familiarity with Kalgachi battle drills, New Zimian Manoeuvreist principles and Nova English Fire Team tactics, largely with the intention of weeding out those still wedded to the set piece actions and frontal assaults which characterised the old Imperial way of war.

The main objects of legionary training were fourfold: firstly, to produce a spirit of discipline and comradeship, second to none of the armed forces of any power; secondly, to learn the lesson that darkness is a help and not a hindrance; thirdly, to endow the legionary with a degree of physical fitness approaching that of a trained athlete, and at the same time to give him skill in handling all infantry weapons liable to be encountered on the battlefield; and finally – the most consistently reinforced message throughout training to make the legionary eager always to attack as and when opportunity permitted, even – especially – when the odds were not in his favour.

The legionary was expected, and required, to cultivate a spirit of continual aggression that would hold up under any circumstances, fair or foul; moreover, to attain this versatility, the legionary was expected to acquire a mastery of the art of war in all conditions, not only on land, his natural element, even when that land was a precarious foothold on a steep mountain crag, or a tangle of woodland brush and bog sown with dread-nettles and shrapnel-lilies, but also on sea, and, if need be, in the air.


Basic training for all personnel enlisted with the forces under the direct control of Benacia Command is the responsibility of the Inspectorate of Training and Discipline whose primary establishment is located within the Zitadelle of Merensk. Volunteers for the legions, and all personnel assigned to the legions must be volunteers, are normally recruited from amongst the wider pool of personnel maintained by the General Inspectorate, as well as the Aerospace and Maritime Forces maintained by Benacia Command. N&H and ESB paramilitaries are also eligible to volunteer although they, being blessed with their own defined career paths and material comforts, typically tended not to avail themselves of this opportunity.

Berht Klarænst, known to those passing through it as the "Depot"[1] is situated within an eponymous bailiwick that has been depopulated by the expulsion of the Black Lach. One thing would become apparent from the beginning for new arrivals: officers, non-commissioned officers, and men alike, all went through the same training, leapt or clambered over the same obstacles, learned to handle the same weapons in the most efficient way, and lived the same hard life together.

The physical part of the legionaries training had its impact upon their state of mind. As the days went by and the legionary became able to march faster and still faster for longer and longer distances with heavier and heavier loads until he could cover 15 kilometres in ninety minutes, and 55 kilometres in nine hours, the innate pride born of an awareness of one's own strength took a hold on him. The legionary, spurred on by healthy competitive rivalry with his comrades, became more and more a man apart, as indeed he was by reason of his own conscious decision to join; thus the constant series of physical efforts the legionary undertook were, in and of themselves, an excellent form of mental training.


After basic training was completed the inductees were cycled through three week courses of so-called "spiritual hardening", inspired apparently by the methods and insights of the Urchagin. Those who flunked the course would be cashiered and their records stamped, in green ink, with the initials LMF ("lacking moral fibre") effectively rendering them unemployable upon their return to civilian life anywhere in the territories of the Unified Governorates of Benacia. The motto of the training regime henceforth was that 'Faith and Endurance surpasses Might'. The hardening process began on the first day with trainees forced to line up in files of ten and, at a charge, bayonet a row of live pigs suspended from the rafters before them. Each file would train together, be rewarded together, and be punished together, they were solemnly warned, for the remainder of the three weeks. As an illustration of this the files where any member had baulked at bayoneting a live squealing animal would be denied food and sleep but would be instead assigned to punishment details for the entirety of the rest period while everyone else enjoyed pork stew and a good night's sleep. As first two weeks progressed the trainees were subjected to a barrage of assault courses, long forced marches along wilderness tracks, and competitions where the files were set against one-another to obtain dispensation vouchers for meat and alcohol or else merely to avoid bringing up the rear and being assigned to yet another punishment detail. The final week consisted of tutorials on living off the land, vehicle dismount drills, counter ambush drills, and close quarter combat practice against veteran legionaries dressed up as Laqi bandits. One of the perks for the old-timers was the opportunity to inflict upon the new recruits all the nasty tricks, traps, and humiliations, that had been heaped upon them during their own induction. The concluding action of the week was a bunker clearance drill focusing on oblique angles of approach with use of stealth and concealment, forced entry with demolition charges, room to room clearance with gas grenades and thermite sticks followed by the gunning down of those still standing and the bayoneting of those prostrate on the ground. To add an extra dimension of realism each of the practice bunkers was held and defended by a detachment of surplus protected persons, tethered in place but equipped with riot guns and cudgels, who had been promised their freedom if they successfully survived the drill. None ever did.

At the conclusion of the three weeks each participant was given a week's leave, a pint of grog from the Depot canteen and an enamelled lapel badge featuring a blood-red hand held palm upwards.


The old Imperial practice of targeting minority groups for the purposes of sharpening a unit's blood-lust and improving situational awareness has continued into the present practices of training cohorts, with regular deployments of Fiþn (Troop) sized contingents into Lach infested territory. These raids would be conducted usually via a nighttime "vertical insertion" utilising re-purposed "Walrus" gravimetric transporters escorted by Whirdlebirbs. Once delivered into hostile country, via the hair-raising practice of "grav-tank desant", the troop would be obliged to utilise the time honoured practice in dealing with the Lach and to bring a specified quantity of tongues (including some with the bodies of their owners still attached) to the prearranged extraction point within a set number of hours or days. It should be noted that gravimetric vehicles were gradually superceded by more conventional rotorcraft during the 1680's.

In addition to serving as an introduction to the basics of field craft, these "vaszvaþnur" also helped to thin out the numbers of Black Lach who might otherwise be tempted to filter southwards over the old frontier from Inner Benacia into Upper Lywall.

Since 1686 the Vaszvaþnur has been mostly conducted against recalcitrant and or primitive communities in the Upland Confederation and the Iridian Isles under the guise punitive expeditions to deter or punish banditry and piracy.


Survivors of their first vaszvaþnur received a silver-gilt lapel badge, tastefully depicting a dagger embedded in a Lach skull, a five year service bond of ₦50,000, and a fortnight's leave. As a test of the initiate legionaries initiative, the cohort upon being dismissed would be instructed to reassemble at the end of the fortnight period at a new location, entirely removed from the Depot, anywhere on the Benacian continent. The exact location and time was spelt out. How the recruits would make it to the destination was their own affair. Those who failed to be present and correct on parade at the time and place specified would be returned to the ranks of the General Inspectorate. For the most part the locations would prove to be somewhere absurdly remote and inhospitable within the Raspur Pact's sphere of operations - New Blackstone and Raikoth were popular choices for testing an initiate legionary's ability to organise his own travelling arrangements on the fly. One, somewhat rakish, instructor specified that his recruits were to assemble on the steps of a specific gin house in Shirekeep's entertainments district[2] - which they did, prompting a riot amongst the bar's patrons and obliging the Palatini Corps to send an armoured personnel carrier equipped with a high-pressure water hose in order to quell the disorder.

These excursions, and the subsequent return journey to the Depot, would provide one final opportunity for the instructors to evaluate their charges before the final sifting. By this stage those unable to make the grade ought to have either been flushed out of the system or else solemnly cremated with all due ceremony on a pyre at the edge of the Depot's hinterland of cleared forest. This then, barring mishaps, was the opportunity to pick out candidates for commissioned and non-commissioned officer training, as well as those who might be suited for specialist training in the armoured, aerospace, or maritime arms of the Black Legions.

For those remaining at the end of the sifts however, assignment to the legions awaited. Although the need to replace casualties would sometimes override other considerations, normal practice would be to assign the newly minted legionary to a cohort at some considerable remove from his place of origin.


One of the more unusual aspects of legionary training was the insistence upon each trainee, as a part of his assigned section, tending to an allotted plot of land in which it was their duty to plant, tend, and cultivate a variety of vegetables during their time at the Depot. The purpose for this becomes more clear when the trainees are expected to first clear a patch of the forest adjacent the depot, a forest teeming with deliberately planted urtica terribilis, primula ballistis and lilium discerptionis. For the ordinary legionary it provides an education on how to recognise, avoid, or neutralise the most noxious and fatal reminders of Benacia's legacy of reckless bio-engineering by the Transhumanist foe; for junior officers on the other hand it is an opportunity to contemplate the difficulties inherent in uprooting and containing persistent rhizomic structures.

The other positive is that it helps keep catering costs for the establishment at Berht Klarænst under control.

Specialist Training

Further training would be provided for those personnel selected to perform specialist functions within the legions or else according to their assigned functions within the Aerospace and Maritime Forces of the Black Legions or the General Inspectorate.

The School of Engineering, located at St Riksburg in the Severnaya Gubernya, provided a wide range of training not only in the engineering disciplines that would be fundamental for the Engineers of the General Inspectorate but also: Canine Attack Handlers; Explosive Ordnance Technicians; and Foremen and Project Managers.

Formation and structure of units

The Black Legions retained, at least at the outset, the administrative structure inherited from the Imperial Army resulting in the formation of two Combined Arms Corps (IV & VI) reporting to the Inspectorate of Land Forces and assigned respectively, for operational purposes to the Central and Southern Banner Groups of Benacia Command.

Type of Unit Hohm (Field Army) Uihmanz (Corps) Salb (Legion) / Afzælt (Division) Gauht (Cohort) / Furgsaddâ (Vexillation) Opratzt (Maniple) / Haß (Squadron) Aht (Watch) / Fiþn (Troop) Tiï (File) / Droþ (Lance) Fire Team/Detail
Contains 3 Corps 8 Legions
3 Divisions
10 Cohorts
3 Vexillations
3 Maniples
10 Squadrons
3 Watches 5 Files 2 Fire Teams 4 Individuals
Personnel 172,800 28,800 Infantry
28,800 Specialists
3,600 Infantry
3,600 Specialists
360 Infantry
1,200 Specialists
120 40 8 4
Commanded by Magister Militum (Lt General) / Frainan Hohmin Magister (Maj General) / Frainan Uihmanzis Legate / Salbnan Spear (Infantry): Cohort Tribune / Ahmst Tazstraneï
Lance (Specialist): Tribune Laticlavii / Ahmst Bræþstranin
Spear (Infantry): Ordinate / Opratzan
Lance (Specialist): Decurion / Fiþnan
Spear (Infantry): Tesserarius / Ahtaldan
Lance (Specialist): Draconarius / Golsapbir
Prime / Frum Chosen Man

Units are divided into Spear units (i.e. Infantry), Lance units (i.e. Cavalry, Pioneers, Special Forces, etc), and Ballista units (i.e. Artillery).

Spear units form the organic components of the standard salb (legion), which are organised into constituent cohorts, which themselves are composed of maniples. Lance units are organised into specialist corps comprised of independent vexillations, which are composed of squadrons. Ballista units are also organised into specialist corps consisting of independent divisions, which are composed of batteries.

Vexillations and Divisions may function independently (e.g. special forces, THAAD, etc), or are attached to legions in order to provide combined-armed support. Independently-deployed vexillations and divisions will have other support units attached to it. Vexillations serve as a primary source for fresh commissioned officers and are intentionally officer-heavy as a result.

Legions may be designated as Light or Heavy, depending on the level to which its cohorts are equipped and trained for mechanised and air-mobile armoured combat.

Maniples are named with the number of their cohort followed by "Hastati", "Principes", or "Triarii", thus the third maniple of the 1st Cohort is referred to as "1st Triarii" or 1T.

Spear Formation
Composition Cohort Maniple Troop
Field Officers 4 1 -
Squadron Officers 13 4 1
NCO's 61 19 5
Other Ranks 282 96 34
Total 360 120 40
Lance Formation
Composition Vexillation Squadron Troop
Field Officers 11 1 -
Squadron Officers 91 9 1
NCO's 194 19 5
Other Ranks 904 91 34
Total 1,200 120 40

Combat Groups

Legions are nominally organised into ten cohorts of infantry with other units attached in support. When deployed, the legion is reorganised into ten Combat Groups, built up around each of the legion's cohorts. The combat support units' staffs join the Legionary HQ in order to provide continuing support to Legionary HQ and to their own distributed sub-units. When a legion is significantly reinforced by additional afzælt (divisional) units of specialists, auxiliaries or allied troops, the Legate will receive a brevet promotion to Dux (Major General / Frainan Uihmanzis) for the duration of his expanded command.

Combat units may be deployed independently of the remainder of the legion. Under these latter circumstances they are often referred to as streïkruppis.


Land Forces

I Uihmanz

Formed from locally recruited Yehudim, augmented by Mishalanski levies at the culmination of their basic training, Babkhi recruits called to the colours by the preaching of a Humanist jihad in southern Elwynn, and transferees from the Maritime Forces made available after the decommissioning of old capital ship. The particular circumstances brought about by the Kalgachi occupation of the Upland Confederation meant that these new legions were formed up in place, with troops being rotated out of the line at the individual and squadron level to complete their hardening and specialist training at the Depot in Upper Lywall. Armed and equipped with the glut of hardware spewed forth from the manufacturies of Mishalan and Lachmeren, these new legions would nonetheless lack the polish and hardened elan of their veteran counterparts garrisoned in Upper Lywall and Drak-Modan for some considerable time to come.[3]

I Uihmanz "Siyacher"
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Personnel Establishment Insignia Location
Headquarters & Central Services
Hvaszunig Uihmanz Frainan Uihmanzis Shapur Reporter Litkov
Ænst Streïafzælt
(1st Battle Division)
Hvaszunig Streïafzælt Afzælthvaszhaldan Hydericht Kalends Berht Sankt Elmo
Streïkrupphvasza-A Salbnan Hostilian Gortz
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Sector North, facing towards Karelshoogh
Streïkrupphvasza-B Salbnan Veren Metris
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Sector North, facing towards Karelshoogh
Salb IV Aurangzeb Salbnan Rustam Shahrokh
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb V Fretensis Salbnan Tiberius Sourdust
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb VI Jahangir Salbnan Ardashir Jahangir
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Sector North, facing towards Karelshoogh
Salb VII Siqari'im Salbnan Gustav Vermilion-Krust
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Tasz Streïafzælt
(2nd Battle Division)
Hvaszunig Streïafzælt Afzælthvaszhaldan Piroz Jalal Akbar Leegveldt
Streïkrupphvasza-C Salbnan Salbnan Salbnan
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Sector South, facing towards Waldenstein
Streïkrupphvasza-D Salbnan Valdegar Forgern
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Sector South, facing towards Waldenstein
Salb VIII Anandja Salbnan Domnik Grifos
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb IX Kokhba Salbnan Corderwell Muzzlehatch
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Sector South, facing towards Nieuw Ingelheim
Salb X Kana'im Salbnan Selder Dreesbach
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Sector South, facing towards Nieuw Ingelheim
Salb XI Svyashchennaya Druzhina Salbnan Xaverevich Chaldernik
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Abatis Lines
Ænst Berhtnaz & Holïursafzælt
(1st Fortress & Artillery Division)
Hvaszunig Berhtnaz & Holïursafzælt Afzælthvaszhaldan Waldemar Thorgilsson Berht Sankt Guido
Berhtkrupphvasza Salbnan Ziemke Traktuyev
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Assigned to formations
Holïurskrupphvasza Salbnan Mordecai Morden
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 1,200
Assigned to formations

IV Uihmanz

IV Uihmanz, comprising of six legions, was attached to the Central Banner Group of Benacia Command.

IV Corps Gloomburg, Lachdolor, Litel, Transelwynn, Upper Lywall
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Personnel Establishment Insignia Location
Headquarters & Central Services
Hvaszunig Uihmanz Frumst Þeïn Zacharias Avon-El
  • Armoured engineer squadron
  • Military intelligence squadron
  • Signal squadron
  • Chemical squadron
  • Supply squadron
  • Mechanical squadron
  • Medical battalion
  • Commanding Officer – 1
  • Staff Officers – 2
  • Field Officers – 7
  • Junior Officers – 70
  • Non-Commissioned Officers – 210
  • Legionaries – 840
  • Inspectorate Troops – 7,200
. Sansabury
(Governorate of Upper Lywall)
Þresz Streïafzælt
(3rd Battle Division)
I Salb Salbnan Rowland Colton
  • Hvaszunig Gauht 011
    • Gauht 012
    • Gauht 013
    • Gauht 014
    • Gauht 015
    • Gauht 016
    • Gauht 017
    • Gauht 018
    • Gauht 019
    • Gauht 020
  • Furgsaddâ 021
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Woyrsch.png
II Salb Salbnan Felix Lenz
  • Hvaszunig Gauht 022
    • Gauht 023
    • Gauht 024
    • Gauht 025
    • Gauht 026
    • Gauht 027
    • Gauht 028
    • Gauht 029
    • Gauht 030
    • Gauht 031
  • Furgsaddâ 032
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Vithimiris.png
Governorate of Transelwynn
III Salb Salbnan Lamar Pettigrew
  • Hvaszunig Gauht 321
    • Gauht 402
    • Gauht 813
    • Gauht 843
    • Gauht 850
    • Gauht 902
    • Gauht 903
    • Gauht 912
    • Gauht 914
    • Gauht 920
  • Furgsaddâ 1132
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Barsamian.png
Autonomous Bailiwick of Mishagrad
Fiursz Streïafzælt
(4th Battle Division)
(The Tee-al Busters)
Salbnan Eckehard Maier
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Salza.png
Upper Lywall
XIX Salb Salbnan Alexander Muller
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Rorkfesten.png
Upper Lywall
XX Salb Salbnan Tobias Strobel
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Salb Kelb.png
Division-level Units
  • 135th Motorised Infantry Regiment
  • 291st Self-propelled Artillery Regiment
  • 67th Area Defence Regiment
  • 1,128th Antitank Regiment
  • 943rd Rocket Launcher Regiment
  • 487th Helicopter Regiment
  • 11th Engineer Regiment
  • 234th Signal Regiment
  • 22nd Electronic Warfare Regiment
  • Field Officers - 52
  • Squadron Officers - 480
  • NCO's - 2,160
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 14,040
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 360
Upper Lywall

VI Uihmanz

VI Uihmanz, comprising of six legions, was attached to the Southern Banner Group of Benacia Command. Legions garrisoned in Drak-Modan (XXXI, XXXIII, XXXIV & XXXV) deployed to Sathrati in 1676 (Operation Winter Sun). Withdrawn to mainland UGB, 1685 AN.

VI Uihmanz Lachmeren, Lower Lywall
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Personnel Establishment Insignia Location
Hvaszunig Uihmanz Frainan Uihmanz Akbar Jalal Alinejad . . . . Merensk, Lachmeren
XXX Salb Salbnan Amalric Voigts
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Capitolia, Florencia
XXXI Salb Salbnan Stefan Tudor Adam
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 41
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 1,200
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Rothaven, Lachmeren
XXXIII Salb Salbnan Arnold Ernst Lacey
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 10
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Gibbet Cove, Lower Lywall
XXXIV Salb Salbnan Darius Hludowig Derban
  • Hvaszunig Gauht 037
    • Gauht 141
    • Gauht 245
    • Gauht 349
    • Gauht 453
    • Gauht 557
    • Gauht 671
    • Gauht 775
    • Gauht 879
    • Gauht 9831
  • Brunïaks Furgsaddâ 1087
  • Droþaks Furgsaddâ 1191
  • Holïurs Furgsaddâ 1295
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 113
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Lance) - 3,600
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
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Klymdown, Lower Lywall
XXXV Salb Salbnan Bahman Eskandar Alinejad
  • Commanding Officer - 1
  • Field Officers - 16
  • Squadron Officers - 10
  • NCO's - 151
  • Legionaries (Spear) - 3,600
Klymhigh, Lower Lywall


The Szodanin-Uihmaz (Sovereign's Corps) originated from the defecting operatives of the Shirerithian special forces unit S.W.O.R.D., grouped as a part of Streïkrupp Kasha, who had remained steadfast in their loyalty - remaining at their posts in their isolated Inner Benacian cantonments whilst blockaded and besieged by Lach insurgents for the better part of two years. Whilst it might seem paradoxical for a unit comprised of defectors to be lauded for their dedication, the unedifying spectacle of the Imperial Government willingly abandoning members of the Imperial Forces to their fate rather than bestir themselves to confront a minor rebellion was in many respects the catalyst that set in motion the Kalirion Fracture by destroying the confidence of the armed forces in the political leadership of Shireroth. Extricating those left behind in Inner Benacia therefore became a point of honour for the Black Legions and a capstone upon the edifice of its legitimacy. Those veterans, with their prior elite training and the mass of experience garnered from a prolonged period in the wilderness of Inner Benacia, therefore were a natural choice to serve as the cadre around which the Sovereign's guard corps would be established.

Performing a similar remit to the Palatini Corps of the Imperial Regency, the Szodanin-Uihmanz provides a guard for the Commander-in-Chief and the General Staff of Benacia Command whilst also providing a reserve of manpower available for specialist actions at the direction of the Chiefs of Staff, often at the behest of the Military Intelligence Directorate or through the Special Operations Group of the Political Directorate.

Since 06.XV.1676 The Szodanin-Uihmaz has assumed responsibility for the administration of legionaries deployed outside the territories of the Unified Governorates in support of Raspur Pact Military Missions embedded with the armed forces of allied successor states across the Post-Shirerithian space of Benacia.

Szodanin-Uihmanz Commander: Bivarhins Frainan Rofolo Nur Pinito Kasha
Unit Name Commandant Order of Battle Establishment Location Affiliations / Alliances
Sazn Þeïnszæhan Furgsaddâ
The Guards Pathfinder Regiment
Bivarhins Salbnan Melkdan Haltorthen
  • Operatives – 870
  • Scouts – 9
  • Virgo-class scout ship[4] – 1
879 x M1687 9 mm pistol
870 x M1686 7.62 mm assault rifle
9 x M1686 7.62 mm präzisionsschützengewehr
Saznan Darneï
The Secret Guard
Bivarhins Salbnan Linus Truls Thorgilsson
  • Frumst Gauht 002 (HQ & Supply)
    • Gauht 106 (Speculatores)
    • Gauht 210 (Speculatores)
    • Gauht 314 (Speculatores)
    • Gauht 418 (Mechanised Infantry)
    • Gauht 522 (Mechanised Infantry)
    • Gauht 636 (Mechanised Infantry)
    • Gauht 740 (Mechanised Infantry)
    • Gauht 844 (Mechanised Infantry)
    • Gauht 948 (Mechanised Infantry)
3,960 Guardsmen

3,960 x M1686 7.62 mm assault rifle
3,960 x M1687 9 mm pistol
642 x Pattern 1496 sabre
495 x Wren 7.62mm Light Machine Gun
99 x Polybolos .50 Heavy Machine Gun
33 x Tankgewehr 13.2 mm Rifle (Anti-Materiel)
33 x Hornet 84 mm Recoilless Rifle (Anti-Tank)
33 x Waspsting Man-portable Air Defence System
132 x 82mm Mortar
230 x Horjin CV56



"Homeland Defence" is the umbrella term for all of the second line formations assigned to combat support and rear area duties formerly under the control of the General Inspectorate until the reorganisation of forces in 1676 intended to allow for a more rational separation between the fighting forces and the support services of the Black Legions.

The force is comprised of a mix of reservists, N&H party activists, and surplus personnel from the General Inspectorate who were presently without billets. Members of this Varþataræn (Homeland Defence) force would be embedded at the local level, billeted with families if not already a part of the community to which they had been assigned. The Varþataræn, when not on active duties, are free to find work in the community, subject to being available for indoctrination and training on the 4th and 6th day of each week. Musters held monthly at the squadron level and quarterly for the regiments helped to maintain the semblance of unit cohesion while biennial whole-force manoeuvres, conducted within each Governorate, kept the regiments raised in neighbouring locales in contact with one another and familiarised them with large scale operations.

Maritime Forces

List of ships of the Maritime Forces

The once formidable capital ship force of the Imperial Navy had, by time and neglect more than enemy action, been whittled down to the point where, at the moment of fracture, only two ageing battleships (of the Aurangzeb and Grifos classes respectively) and an aircraft carrier (Mortis) were capable of leaving harbour under their own power. In spite of this, the maritime component of the Black Legions was far from being an inconsequential force, with Pact Loyalists managing to cobble together, during the course of 1671 AN, an armada comprising of 3 destroyers, 12 submarines, 20 corvettes, 38 oil tankers, 49 logistic support vessels, 50 off-shore patrol vessels, 166 cargo vessels, and 250 coastal patrol boats. This fleet reflected the shift in production priorities for the Raspur Pact during and in the aftermath of the War of Lost Brothers and the preference of the admiralty - in the aftermath of the debacle of the Battle of Carama Bay - for small and fast missile carriers.

Unfortunately for the Black Legions the temporary loss of the MoMA Naval Stations (Sabatini and Sagittarius) in the Khaz Modan island chain denied the fleet access to long established deep water anchorages and dockyard facilities. While the ex-Imperial port facilities at Klymdown, Rothaven, and Slomxala, were being repaired and expanded by contractors assigned to the task by the General Inspectorate and working at a frantic rate this still left the fleet dispersed and reliant upon access to safe anchorages along the coastlines of the various Pact-aligned 'vulture states', particularly Drak-Modan and Elwynn, during the early months of 1672.

The primary remit of the Maritime Forces is to support landward forces and to defend the littoral waters of the Benacian continent from USSO intrusion. Maritime Forces are therefore structured so as to permit naval task forces (built around corvettes and logistic support vessels) to support the Banner Groups whilst flotillas of missile and torpedo armed patrol vessels and attack craft support Combined Arms Corps where their areas of operation border onto the maritime environment.

In early 1674 it was announced that the two battleships would be scrapped in place by the ESB Group over the course of the next two years, commencing with the immediate removal of the ship main armaments and their transfer to the Land Forces on the Benacian mainland.

Coastal Defence

Aerospace Forces

The reorganisation of personnel and aviation assets recovered from the Imperial Shirerithian Air Forces began in 1672 at a point when the Aerospace Forces were in the novel position of enjoying a bonanza of hardware but a shortage of fuel and components, in addition to difficulties in marrying up operational units with operational airfields in the wake of the unfortunate incident with the Palatini Corps over Shirekeep-Foley Aerodrome in the preceding year.

There were, as of 1672 , four major regiment "types" within the Aerospace Forces; these are:–

  1. Tactical Effect Regiments, assigned as flight-level detachments to provide close-air support for ground forces.
  2. Operational Effect Regiments, attached to Combined Arms Corps.
  3. Strategic Effect Regiments, attached to Banner Groups.
  4. Aerospace Superiority Regiments, directly assigned to Benacia Command.

In early 1673 these squadrons, whilst still fulfilling the above roles, were reorganised and grouped into three division types with one of each division attached to Banner Groups directly; these being:–

  1. Holïurs Afzælt-bi-Łoïd (Bombardment Division).
  2. Vaþnur Afzælt-bi-Łoïd (Pursuit Division).
  3. Brunïak Afzælt-bi-Łoïd (Air Cavalry Division).

In addition the Aerospace Forces maintain the Aerospace Training Establishment and Air Transportation Service, both collocated at Sansabury Aerodrome.

After several years of improvised and ad hoc arrangements, naval aviation was folded into the organisational structure of the Aerospace Forces as the Naval Air Division in 1677.

Aerospace Training Establishment

Formation Aircraft Number
1st Training Division (Basic Training)
101 Training Regiment Te.42 Sagittario 13
102 Training Regiment Te.63 Cicogna 6
103 Training Regiment T-2 Saeqeh 16
104 Training Regiment Gliders, various 24
2nd Training Division (Advanced Training)
201 (Jet) Training Regiment T-3 Akóntio 24
202 (Gravimetric) Training Regiment Gravimetric Testing Rig 16
203 (Rotorcraft) Training Regiment R-1 Whirdlebird 16

Air Transportation Service

The backbone of the Air Transportation Service is provided by one-hundred TR-279 Dront organised into four independent aviation regiments administratively headquartered at Łoïdhafen Sansabury but with assets dispersed throughout the wider Benacian theatre as operational requirements necessitate. Additional logistical and transportation capacity is provided by the civilian registered airfleet of the state-owned Łoïdnos airline. These assets amount to sixty-three Floret passenger aircraft as well as one-hundred and sixty-two flying boats of varying configurations.

Central Banner Air Force

Formation Aircraft Number Locations
3rd Holïurs Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
301 Strategic Effect Regiment B-49 Delta 72 Łoïdhafen &zeter
302 Strategic Effect Regiment B-49 Delta 72 Łoïdhafen Merensk
303 Strategic Effect Regiment B-49 Delta 72 Marinestation Klymdown
304 Strategic Effect Regiment
  • 22
  • 23
Łoïdhafen Sansabury
305 Pathfinder (Electronic Warfare) Regiment
  • 6
  • 25
Łoïdhafen &zeter
6th Brunïak Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
601 Air Assault Regiment
  • 50
  • 17
  • 14
Łoïdhafen Capitolia, Florencia (UGB)
602 Air Assault Regiment
  • 50
  • 17
  • 14
Łoïdhafen Capitolia, Florencia (UGB)
603 Air Assault Regiment
  • 50
  • 17
  • 14
Łoïdhafen Capitolia, Florencia (UGB)
604 Air Assault Regiment
  • 50
  • 17
  • 14
Łoïdhafen Capitolia, Florencia (UGB)
7th Vaþnur Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
701 Tactical Effect Regiment T-2 Saeqeh 50
  • Dispersal Airfields, Siyacha (76%)
  • Dispersal Airfields, Litel (24%)
702 Tactical Effect Regiment T-3 Akóntio 48 Dispersal Airfields, Siyacha
703 Operational Effect Regiment
  • 10
  • 72
Łoïdhafen Sansabury
704 Operational Effect Regiment
  • A-6 Pundarikam
  • F-8M Shrike
  • 13
  • 72
Łoïdhafen Merensk
705 Maritime Operations Regiment
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
Marinestation Klymdown
706 Maritime Operations Regiment
  • 1
  • 2
Marinestation Šlomxala
8th Brunïak Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
801 Air Reconnaissance Regiment
  • 16
  • 5
  • 20
Łoïdhafen &zeter
802 Air Assault Regiment
  • 16
  • 40
Łoïdhafen &zeter
803 Air Landing Regiment
  • GAV-4 Jackalope
  • 60
Łoïdhafen &zeter
804 Rescue & Evacuations Regiment
  • GAV-4 Jackalope
  • R-1 Whirdlebird
  • 25
  • 20
Berht Litkov

Eastern Banner Air Force

Disestablished 1689 - assets transferred to Grand Army of Ransenar

Northern Banner Air Force

Disestablished 1679 - assets transferred to UDF

Southern Banner Air Force

Disestablished 1689 - assets transferred to Central and Western Banner Air Forces

Western Tactical Air Force

Formation Aircraft Number Locations
4th Holïurs Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
401 Strategic Effect Regiment - - Awaiting operational conversion.
Dispersal Airfields, Naudia'Diva
402 Strategic Effect Regiment - - Awaiting operational conversion.
Dispersal Airfields, Naudia'Diva
403 Strategic Effect Regiment - - Inactive
404 Strategic Effect Regiment - - Inactive
405 Strategic Effect Regiment - - Inactive
5th Vaþnur Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
501 Operational Effect Regiment F-9 Ashavan II 72 Dispersal Airfields, Naudia'Diva
502 Operational Effect Regiment F-9 Ashavan II 72 Dispersal Airfields, Naudia'Diva
503 Operational Effect Regiment F-9 Ashavan II 72 New Blackstone Lufthaven
504 Operational Effect Regiment F-9 Ashavan II 72 New Blackstone Lufthaven

Territorial Air Defence Force

Established 17.XIII.1675, to group together mobile ground-based air defence systems, radar stations, observation posts, air traffic control networks into a single integrated system of command and control built around VLS-Flaktowers under construction at various strategic locations including Łoïdhafens, marinestations, arsenals, depots, and power stations.

10th (Naval) Air Division

As a consequence of remaining closely embedded with the Maritime Forces the majority of naval aviation assets remain stationed at Maritime Forces facilities when not deployed aboard auxiliary platforms at sea. Force Headquarters, maintenance, and operational training establishments are concentrated with 1000 Naval Air Regiment.

Formation Aircraft Number Shore Station
1000 Naval Air Regiment (Force HQ) NH-76 Dromosker 16 Łoïdhafen Merensk (UGB)
1001 Naval Air Regiment NH-76 Dromosker 64 Marinestation Wolfraven (ELW)
1002 Naval Air Regiment NH-76 Dromosker 64 Marinestation Norestria (SC)
1003 Naval Air Regiment NH-76 Dromosker 64 Marinestation Sabatini (D-M)
1004 Naval Air Regiment NH-76 Dromosker 64 Marinestation Sagittarius (IRS/UGB)
1005 Naval Air Regiment NH-76 Dromosker 64 Marinestation Šlomxala (UGB)

General Inspectorate

Inspectorate Troops pursuing a fugitive band of iezauli during the winter of 1672 AN.

Garrisons of Inspectorate Troops (auxiliaries and commissariat) were maintained in the Alalehzamini Autonomous Republic, Lachmeren, Lywall, Mishalan, New Blackstone, So-Sara and the Sovereign Confederation. In a manner similar to the old Corps of Auxiliaries of the Imperial Republic, these Inspectorate Troops were responsible for providing the full range of combat, non-combat, and administrative support, that the Legions, as well as their Aerospace and Maritime Services, might require. To them fell also the responsibility for the defence of facilities and lines of communications - which brings with it obligations of near-continuous anti-partisan warfare in certain parts of Benacia.

In 1676 the field formations of the General Inspectorate were separated out to form the Varþataræn (Praeta: Homeland Defence), a force dedicated to combat support services, garrison duties, the protection of lines of communications, and the provision of a reserve of recruits and replacements for the legions. This separation allowed the General Inspectorate to refocus its mission upon force generation and sustainment.

In 1678 the Inspectorate of the Commissariat assumed responsibility for carrying out visitations upon Benacian settlements to confirm their suitability, or lack thereof, to sustain a deployed force from their own available resources. These inspections would become a continent-wide bane upon the populace of Raspur Pact member states.

Organisational overview

Depots, Garrisons & Stations

Formations not assigned to a depot, garrison, or duty station amongst those listed below are normally deemed to be either in the field or billeted with the civil populace at their last stated location.

Garrison Flag Garrison Name Location Parent Inspectorate Units Headquartered
Berht Benac Benacia Isle, Benacia–Iridia (UGB) Inspectorate of Land Forces
  • Saznan Darneï
Berht Klarænst
("The Depot")
Upper Lywall (UGB) Inspectorate of Training and Discipline Land Warfare Establishment
Berht Litkov Siyacha (UGB) Inspectorate of Land Forces
  • 804 Rescue & Evacuations Regiment
  • Afzælt I Litkov
Berht Raynor Raynor's Point, Capshire (DM) Inspectorate of the Commissariat
  • General Inspectorate Group South
  • Units in transit
Berht Sankt Elmo Sankt Elmo, Siyacha (UGB) Inspectorate of Land Forces Ænst Streïafzælt, I Uihmanz "Siyacher"
Berht Sankt Guido Sankt Guido, Siyacha (UGB) Inspectorate of Land Forces Ænst Berhtnaz & Holïursafzælt, I Uihmanz "Siyacher"
Cortallia-Rathwood Arsenal Cortallia-Rathwood, Suthergold (ELW) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • 4th Holïurs Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
Łoïdhafen &zeter &zeter, Upper Lywall (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • 8th Brunïak Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
Łoïdhafen Lune Villa Lune Villa (RAN) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces 5th Vaþnur Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
Łoïdhafen Capitolia Capitolia, Florencia (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • 6th Brunïak Afzælt-bi-Łoïdi
  • Saznan Darneï
  • XXX Salb
Łoïdhafen Merensk Merensk, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • 302 Strategic Effect Regiment
  • 704 Operational Effect Regiment
  • 1000 Naval Air Regiment
Łoïdhafen Sansabury Sansabury, Upper Lywall (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • 304 Strategic Effect Regiment
  • 703 Operational Effect Regiment
  • Aerospace Training Establishment
  • Air Transportation Service
Łoïdhafen Watson New Blackstone (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces
  • Western Tactical Air Division
Marinestation Doyle New Blackstone (UGB) Inspectorate of Naval Forces
Marinestation Klymdown Klymdown, Lower Lywall (UGB) Inspectorate of Naval Forces
  • 303 Strategic Effect Regiment
  • 705 Maritime Operations Regiment
  • Cosimo Sea Flotilla (50%)
Marinestation Norestria New Harbor, Norestria (ELW) Inspectorate of Naval Forces
  • Hvaszunig Stagguskrupp - Eastern Banner Group
  • 1002 Naval Air Regiment
Marinestation Sabatini Sabatini Isle, So-Sara (DM) Inspectorate of Naval Forces 1003 Naval Air Regiment
Marinestation Sagittarius Naudia'Diva, Benacia–Iridia (IRS/UI) Inspectorate of Naval Forces
  • Hvaszunig Stagguskrupp - Western Banner Group
  • 1004 Naval Air Regiment
Marinestation Šlomxala Šlomxala, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of Naval Forces
  • Cosimo Sea Flotilla (50%)
  • 1005 Naval Air Regiment
Marinestation Wolfraven Wolfraven, Cimmeria (ELW) Inspectorate of Naval Forces 1001 Naval Air Regiment
Medical Services Station Altan, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of the Commissariat
  • Sanitäts Uihmanz
Panopticon Zitadelle Merensk, Lachmeren (UGB) Quartermaster General's Office
  • General Staff
  • Sazn Þeïnszæhan Furgsaddâ
Rothaven Arsenal & Depot Rothaven, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of the Commissariat
Verkehrsflughäfen Merensk
(Garrison Cantonment)
Merensk, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of Aerospace Forces Air Traffic Control Flaktower I
Zitadelle Bratva Severnaya Gubernya (UGB) Inspectorate of Land Forces
  • Hvaszunig Uihmanz - Uihmanz Mishalan
Zitadelle Merensk Merensk, Lachmeren (UGB) Inspectorate of Training and Discipline
  • Basic Training Establishment
  • Hvaszunig Stagguskrupp - Central Banner Group
Zitadelle Nuï Sartfals New Blackstone (UGB) Inspectorate of the Commissariat
  • Uihmanz Avon-El

Sanitäts Uihmanz

Established in 1673, the Sanitäts Uihmanz (Medical Corps) is a formation of the General Inspectorate, subordinate to the Inspectorate of the Commissariat, that delivers medical, veterinary, dental and nursing services for the Black Legions. In contrast to the former Imperial Forces, the Black Legions takes seriously its obligations regarding the health and welfare of service personnel. The primary mission of the Sanitäts Uihmanz is therefore to maintain the health of legionaries, so they can carry out their duties; and to deliver health care during wartime. The tasks of the Sanitäts Uihmanz include medical testing and screening of recruits, emergency medical treatment of personnel wounded whilst on operations, and the maintenance of physical standards of legionaries in the service of Benacia Command.

The central hub of Sanitäts Uihmanz is the Medical Service Station located in Altan, Lachmeren, but the support network extends, via field hospitals, triage stations, and ambulances, all the way down to the troop level with provision for every forty legionaries deployed on operations to be supported by a squad of eight medically trained orderlies. The Sanitäts Uihmanz employs 211,186 personnel in 65 hospitals, 412 clinics, and 414 dental clinics at facilities across the continent of Benacia.

In 1674, following a sudden uptick in sightings of cerahippos, kraugasos, and other engineered horrors brought forth by the biomancers of old, by ESB personnel sent out to investigate the natural gas fields of Lachdolor[5], the Veterinarian Service was established within the Medical Corps with a remit to draw together health and welfare services for working animals employed in the service of the Black Legions[6] and to study the impact of the hostilely reworked and corrupted environment upon those creatures whose service was and remained essential to the preservation of the Human Supremacy over Micras rested.

Corps of Invalids



Type Image Origin Class Role In service Number Producer Note
Combat Air
B-49 Delta Shireroth Jet Strategic Bomber 1636 1,229 Imperial Fabricators
B-66 Vulcan B-66 Vulcan.png Shireroth Jet Strategic Bomber 1636 162 Imperial Fabricators
B-67 Shahrukh B-67 Shahrukh.png UGB Jet Strategic Bomber 1675 68 Allied Production Matrix
F-8M Shrike F-8M.png Shireroth Jet Multirole 1559 1,147 Allied Production Matrix  
F-8M-T Shrike F-8M.png Shireroth Jet Two-seat trainer/Multirole 1654 24 Allied Production Matrix  
F-9 Ashavan II F-9 Ashavan II.png Talenore Jet Superiority Fighter 1676 1,456 Allied Production Matrix
F-10 Carnifex N-1.png Natopia Spaceplane Superiority Fighter 1653 19 Dingo Engineering Aerospace Division  
Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance
AEW-1 Floret AEW-1 Floret.png Kalgachia/Constancia Turboprop Airborne Early Warning Aircraft 1676 6
  • Kalavia Fixed-Wing Works (initial build & flight avionics)
  • Ergostásio Aeroskafón (conversion work)
  • Gaelen Technologies Corporation (active phased array radar & panopticon suite)
GAV-1(AS) Snaggletooth GAV-1 Snaggletooth.png Shireroth Gravimetric Attack Scout 1644 14 Red Bear LLC
GAV-5(P) Nereid GAV-5 Nereid.png Shireroth Gravimetric Patrol Aircraft 1659 351 Allied Production Matrix
GAV-6(P) Zephyr GAV-6 Zephyr.png Natopia Gravimetric
Patrol 1657 50 Allied Production Matrix
VT-UAV 1 Tadpole Tadpole.png Constancia UAV Fire Support Scout 1674 600 Allied Production Matrix
Air Mobility
GAV-4(U) Jackalope Shireroth Gravimetric Utility Transport 1652 726 Allied Production Matrix
AH-75 Cobra AH-75 Cobra.png Sanama Rotary Wing Aircraft Utility Transport 1675 42 Brightworks Purchased under the Gemstone Arms Agreements (1675–1677)
CH-276 Camel CH-276 Camel.png Sanama Rotary Wing Aircraft Utility Transport 1675 88 Brightworks Purchased under the Gemstone Arms Agreements (1675–1677)
NH-76 Dromosker UH-76 Dromosker.png Sanama Rotary Wing Aircraft ASW Patrol 1675 336 Brightworks Purchased under the Gemstone Arms Agreements (1675–1677)
UH-76 Dromosker UH-76 Dromosker.png Sanama Rotary Wing Aircraft Utility Transport 1675 142 Brightworks Purchased under the Gemstone Arms Agreements (1675–1677)



APMI № Unit Item Vessel Type Image № in Service Central Banner Group Western Banner Group
193 Florimell-class Troop Landing Ship Auxiliary 390 310 0
109 Merchant Vessel (Cargo & Passenger) Auxiliary SATCO Bay cargo.png 13 10 3
110 Merchant Vessel (Cargo) Auxiliary SATCO Bay cargo.png 25 20 5
111 Merchant Vessel (Livestock) Auxiliary SATCO livestock.png 4 3 1
116 Oil Tanker Auxiliary SATCO oil.png 10 8 2
95 Elwynn-class corvette Corvette Elwynn Class Corvette.png 5 4 1
93 Duchy-class destroyer Destroyer Duchy Class Destroyer.png 1 1 0
211 Montran-class destroyer Destroyer Montran-class destroyer.png 1 0 0
106 Logistic Support Vessel LSV Gravcarrier.png 6 5 1
131 Viviantia-class LSV LSV 6 5 1
85 Armed yacht Patrol 1 0 1
91 Coastal Patrol Craft Fast Attack 100 51 49
121 Protector-class OPV Patrol 3 2 1
124 Swift-class Offshore Patrol Vessel Patrol SATCo Swift Yacht.png 4 3 1
126 Type XIV U-Boat Submarine 1 1 0
202 Type XXV U-Boat Submarine Awake submarine.png 12 6 6
n/a Type XXVI U-Boat Submarine 200px 1 0 1
n/a Seafox-class corvette Corvette Seafox-class corvette.png 12 0 12

Ranks & uniforms

Pattern 1671 Service Uniform, Black Legions and Inspectorate Forces, various ranks
Pattern 1671 Body Armour, all ranks, Issued to legionaries assigned to "gauht" units only

Lance Spear
Magister Primarius / Frumst Frainan
Magister Militum (General) / Frainan Streïakeï
Magister (Lt General) / Frainan Hohmin
Dux (Maj General) / Frainan Uihmanzis
Legate (Brig General) / Salbnan
Tribune Laticlavii / Ahmst Bræþstranin
Tribune Cohortis / Ahmst Tazstraneï
Tribune Angusticlavii / Ahmst Mairstranin
First Decurion / Ænst Fiþnan First Ordinate / Ænst Opratzan Ordinary
Decurion // Fiþnan Ordinate / Opratzan
Draconarius / Golsapbir Tesserarius / Ahtaldan Principal
Squire / Silbir
Signifer / Tzæknak
Supplier Prime / Frum
Prime / Frum Specialist nu Saltznân
without fatigues
Soldier Trainee mi Saltznân
with fatigues


  1. ^ Named in the Minarborian era for one Clarence Etzeterra, mechanically-augmented lich and father of Mondo. The ironic implications of training for a vernichtungskrieg against Benacian transhumanity in a venue named for a noted specimen of the latter has doubtless popularised the "Depot" designation as an more ideologically-palatable alternative.
  2. ^ It was subsequently discovered that the establishment had reminded this particular instructor of his overdue bar tab once too often.
  3. ^ Some would go so far as to call them a "damned wretched and wasteful meatshield, only useful for slowing the mountaineers down for a day or so if the abominations ever at last decide to descend upon the lowlands."
  4. ^ On loan from Natopian Spacefleet
  5. ^ Formerly the Minarborian province of Novodolor, latterly overrun by the Red Lach during the fleeting independence of Inner Benacia
  6. ^ It would eventually be claimed that the Black Legions showed more care for their dogs and horses than the old Imperial Forces ever evidenced for their human servicemen.