Army of Burgundie
|Army of Burgundie|
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.
- 1 Mission
- 2 History
- 3 Organization
- 3.1 Metropole Forces
- 3.2 Foreign Legion
- 3.3 Cooperative Units
- 3.4 Other Commands
- 4 Personnel
- 5 Bases
- 6 Equipment
- 7 Army Flag
- 8 Notable Soldiers
- 9 See also
Standardized Militia Program
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.
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
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.