Army of Burgundie

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Army of Burgundie
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Tropes della Metropol (Mainland Troops)
Legio Estrangers (Foreign Legion)
Guardia della Llar (Household Guard)
Structure of the Burgundian Army
Chief of Staff of the Burgundian Army
Modern Equipment
Military history of Burgundie
List of current regiments
Ranks in the Burgundian Army

Because of its non-permanent status, the majority of Burgundie's Army is best suited to fourth generation warfare, which is the basic doctrine of force. It relies entirely on small unit tactics and small, fast armored vehicles. This doctrine is born from the Viking origins of the nation, that surmise that all citizens are soldiers and that standing armies are too expensive for the threat levels that Burgundie has historically encountered.



Great War

Army of Burgundie Pattern 1906 Burgonets. Top left to bottom right: Green adopted for highland combat in 1928, Blue the standard color of Metropole Infantry from 1906-1928, Red the standard color of Metropole Artillery and Armored Troops from 1906-1941, Khaki the standard color of Foreign Legion Troops and Metropole units stationed overseas from 1906-1967, Huntsmen Tweed Houndstooth en bend sinister used for special forces from 1938-1946, Huntsmen Tweed Houndstooth used for various units from 1925-1953 not standard issue, Deco Dazzle experimental from 1927-1932 not standard issue, Nouveau Dazzle experimental from 1928-1930.


Metropole Forces

Standardized Militia Program

Burgundian Metropole Forces reservists demonstrating their haute couture at the Kistani border

Young Burgundians receive their federal conscription orders for training at the age of 18, or after they have completed their high school studies. About two-thirds of the young Burgundians are found suited for military service; for those found unsuited, various forms of alternative federal service exist. Annually, approximately 42,000 persons participate in the militia program which consists of a 3 month basic training period, three 30 day special skills training (sabotage/explosives, amphibious operations, long-range shooting), a two-month tactical decision-making class, a two month review training period, culmination in a month-long exercise. Four week-long leaves are provided as part of the program. Once the "year of service" is completed and voting citizenship is attained, citizens can volunteer to continue their participation in the Standardized Militia Program. Continuing participates receive the following benefits: 100% of the first higher education degree paid for, non-competitive status for federal jobs, a $500 tax break/annum, $10,000 stipend/annum and access to housing programs/preferential lending rates.

Household Guard

Great Prince's Own Royal Zwallerkaddian Foot Guard

The Great Prince's Own Royal Zwallerkaddian Foot Guard is an ethnic Zwallerkaddian Guard demi-regiment in the direct service of the Great Prince of Burgundie. The Guard is a non-mechanized infantry demi-regiment tasked with the protection of the Great Prince, his family and possessions.

Duke of Burgundie's Guide Sipahis

Great Prince's Own Horse Artillery

Fire Seneschalcy

Foreign Legion

A Burgundian Foreign Legionnaire in the Equatorial Battle Dress Uniform (EBDU).

Following the expulsion of the Protestants from Levantia during the Great Confessional War, Burgundie was flooded with Protestants and a Duke that was hostile to their presence in Burgundie. As an attempt to deal with their persistent presence and under pressure from the Holy Levantine Empire and the Papacy, Jarl Heneriks, Duke of Burgundie, created the Burgunder Utenlandsk Legion (Burgundian Foreign Legion) as a way to displace them, but bolster his military power. At is conception in 1577, the unit consisted of 1,000 Protestant men with 5 Catholic officers. They were trained as marines and were assigned to merchant ships conducting business outside of Levantia. This role persisted until the late 1800s when the needs of the thalosocrassy shifted and molded the legion to fit.

During the Occupation of Wintergen and Kiravian Pseudo-War and the subsequent occupations of AyerSee, Sodermark and Sturmhavn that permanent garrisons would need to be established to defend the islands. The Legion was re-purposed as amphibious infantry units. Their training consisted primarily of marine skills, but added amphibious assault and coastal defense to the repertoire.

Today the Legion consists of 35,048 members, is still primarily Protestant, is excluded from operating in Levantia, is made up of 85% Burgundians and 15% foreigners and is the only permanent "army" unit in Burgundie.

It is headquartered at Fort LaRemie, Nova Levantia.

Cooperative Units

Other Commands

Army Special Services Command

Army Interdiction Forces

CBRNE Response Directorate

Electronic and Signals Warefare Operations

Cyberwarfare Directorate

Training Command

Industrial Maintenance Service




Army Flag

Notable Soldiers

See also