Royal Antoran Armed Legions
|Royal Antoran Armed Legions|
|Legiones Armas de Antora Réal|
|Founded||4 December 1258|
|Part of||Royal Antoran Defense Forces|
|Motto||Nosotros Maestros de la Guerra|
|Colors||Green, Forest, and Gold|
|Chief General of the Legions||Salvador Ballester|
|Legion Marshal||Ana Isabel de Durans|
The Royal Antoran Armed Legions (Corric: Legiones Armas de Antora Réal, abbreviated LAAR,) is the terrestrial branch of the Royal Antoran Defense Forces. The Legions trace their history back over 700 years to the Kingdom of Casilló. They were founded as the professional cavalry of King Arturo I and expanded substantially during the Conquista of the 1550s. King Felipé III renamed the army the Royal Corric Armed Legions in 1571 when the pike-and-shot style of warfare was becoming popular. The Legions began to be organized by official regiments in 1725 as part of Constitutional reforms of standing military forces.
The Legions saw action in the Corric annexation of Catrás in 1983 and again in the Corric Succession Crisis of 1987, though the amount of insurrectionist units was much lower than in other military branches. In 2022, the Legions were renamed to the Royal Antoran Armed Legions and began to undergo changes to reflect the membership of Antora in the Inter-Novaran Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.
The mission statement of the Legions is to guard the borders of Antoran territory and the lands within from domestic or foreign threats, to protect the people from tyranny, and to exercise the will of the Crown upon the nations enemies. The Armed Legions have a total strength circa 2022 of 100,156 soldiers, support staff, and civilian contractors.
The branch is headed by the Chief General of the Legions, an appointed position on the Royal Antoran Defense Forces General Staff, while operational control and command of the Legions is given to the Legion Marshal, the most senior commissioned officer in the service. The Armed Legions operate eleven Legions, division sized units with large autonomy. Three Legions are Venture Legions, and are stationed outside Antoran sovereign territory. The Legion Marshal chairs the Board of Generals, which is populated by the commanding officers of each of the Legions, and overseers administrative and operational objectives for the service. The current Chief General is Salvador Ballester, previously General of the 3rd Legion. The current Legion Marshal is Ana Isabel de Durans, the Countess Durans.
Armed Legions Structure
The Armed Legions are based around the concept of the Lanza, or Lance. Historically, the basic military unit of Antoran chivalry was a mounted and armored man-at-arms, a caballero, accompanied by a mounted and almost-as-well armored squire, one or two mounted archers and an armed servant. A group of three to six lances was called a Fila, or File. A similar number of Files was known as an Escuadrón, or Squadron. These terms have been adopted by the Armed Legions as the official classifications for unit structure. Squad-sized units are Lances, up to platoon-sized Files, company-sized Squadrons, battalion-sized Companies up through Regiments, a term used for both the typical unit of that term as well as brigades, and then to division-sized Legions. There are four types of Legion: Mobile, Armored, Siege, and Venture.
The Mobile Legions are the primary maneuver element of the Armed Legions, operating mechanized infantry integrated with various artillery fires and airborne elements. Their role in doctrine is to use their motorized and mechanized capabilities to react to hostile movements, providing a flexible option to deal with changes in enemy deployment, pin and reconnoiter hostile forces for other units, penetrate hostile territory to destroy infrastructure and rear-echelon units, and act as a reserve in other situations. They each consist of a Headquarters Company, Engineering Company, a Support Regiment, three Mobile Rifle Regiments, an Armored Company, an Artillery Regiment, an Aviation Company, and a Supply Regiment.
- 1st Mobile Legion - "King's Own Orange Dragoons." Headquartered at Fort Antoniuys. 1792 - Present.
- 2nd Mobile Legion - "Crimson Raptor Fusiliers." Headquartered at Fort Guadalatancre. 1832 - Present.
- 3rd Mobile Legion - "Patented Southern Rangers." Headquartered at Fort Liti. 1849 - Present.
The Armored Legions are the heavy frontline combat element of the Armed Legions, operating armored cavalry escorted by mechanized infantry, supported by artillery fires and airborne elements. Their role in doctrine is to secure territory to the rear of maneuvering Mobile Legions, close with enemy strong points and defeat them using firepower, shock action, and envelopment, providing the primary breakthrough power, and acting as hunter-killer groups for hostile thrusts. Armored Legion units typically have the highest concentration of heavy armor, with at least 40% of all vehicles being heavy or medium tanks, or else tank hunters and ATGM platforms. They each consist of a Headquarters Company, an Engineering Company, a Support Regiment, three Armored Cavalry Regiments, one Armored Infantry Regiment, one Armored Artillery Company, one Aviation Company, and a Supply Regiment.
- 1st Armored Legion - "King's Own Armored Cavalry." Headquartered at Fort Diego. 1792 - Present.
- 2nd Armored Legion - "Malama Violet Cavaliers." Headquartered at Fort Marius. 1840 - Present.
The Siege Legions are the second-line combat element and primary strategic fires element of the Armed Legions, operating heavy artillery and anti-air batteries supported by light motorized infantry, grenadiers, and airborne attack and airlift elements. Their role in doctrine is to eliminate hostile infrastructure and troops at strategic range, defend land and sea zones through integrated strategic and tactical fires, provide overwatch and tactical support for front-line combat units, and create zones of denial through air and land defense missions. They consist of a Headquarters Company, an Engineering Company, a Support Regiment, two Lancer Regiments, two Artillery Regiments, a Grenadier Regiment, and an Aviation Company.
- 1st Siege Legion - "King's Own Orange Bombadiers." Headquartered at Fort Descarai. 1588 - Present.
- 2nd Siege Legion - "Bronze Bell Legion." Headquartered at Fort Tranquíla. 1612-Present.
- 3rd Siege Legion - "Thunder Third Cannoneers." Headquartered at Fort Guadalatancre. 1832 - Present.
The Venture Legions are combined arms formations, utilizing mechanized infantry with integrated artillery, airborne, and air defense elements as well as special units such as CRBN and counterterrorism. These three Legions were created from aggregate formations left over during the Defense Forces restructure to serve as expeditionary and defensive pact units. Contrasting other Legions, the Venture Legions include paramilitary personnel from the Order of the Red Eagle. Each of the Legions is stationed in the territory of the other members of INTRA. They train in conjunction with local military forces to better integrate and evolve advanced Treaty strategies.
- 1st Venture Legion - "Silver Cross Cavaliers." Headquartered at Fort White, Volscina. 2022 - Present.
- 2nd Venture Legion - "Mechanized Hounds." Headquartered at Fort Scarlet, Mirhaime. 2022 - Present.
- 3rd Venture Legion - "Stars and Honor Legion." Headquartered at Fort Azure, Sarvimaa. 2022 - Present.
The military ranks of the Armed Legions conform to the International Standard Order of Personnel format used by many modern militaries, including INTRA. Ranks are worn on the collar, sleeves, cuffs, and epaulettes of dress uniforms, and the right arm and collar of battle dress uniforms.
Commissioned Officer Ranks
Warrant Officer Ranks
|Fusil 919 Granfuerza||Antora||Semi-automatic pistol||9 mm||In service since 1956|
|HerCan Armas PSU||Antora||Semi-automatic pistol||9 mm||In service since 1993|
|Quill Armories 1-MAC/C||Antora||Carbine||7.62x51mm||In service since 2021|
|Quill Armories 2-MAC/B||Antora||Battle Rifle||7.62x51mm||In service since 2021|
|Fusil 1876||Antora||Straight pull bolt-action rifle||7x57 mm||Ceremonial rifle|
|Fusil 556 AIP24||Antora||Assault Rifle||5.56 mm||In service since 1990. Undergoing end-of-service-life phase-out.|
|HerCan Armas RSS Modelo 1||Antora||Assault Rifle||7.92 mm||Reserve stockpile.|
|Berelli Modelo 24||Antora||Pump-action shotgun||12 gauge||In service since 1980|
|Special Accuracy Rifles|
|Berelli Bandito RPA101||Antora||Anti-materiel rifle||12.72 mm||In service since 1980|
|Fusil 762 RAE||Antora||Sniper rifle||7.92 mm||In service since 1978|
|Quill Armories QA 2-MAC/M||Antora||Designated marksman rifle||7.62x51mm||In service since 2021|
|HerCan Armas ARD Modelo 1||Volscina||Sniper rifle||7.92 mm||In service since 2021|
|Berelli Bandito GL1||Antora||Submachine gun||9 mm||In service since 1963.|
|Fusil ADR10||Antora||Submachine gun||9 mm||In service since 1965.|
|HerCan Armas AAPI Modelo 9||Antora||Light machine gun||7.62x51mm||In service since 1978.|
|HerCan Armas AAPI Modelo 3||Antora||Machine gun||7.62x51mm||In service since 1948.|
|Fusil 556 AIP5||Antora||Light machine gun||5.56 mm||Reserve stockpile.|
|M3 Brown||Fortuna||Heavy machine gun||12.72 mm||Domestic derivative in service since 1956.|
|Fusil LGA-24||Antora||Grenade launcher||40 mm||In service since 1990.|
|Berelli LAG-40||Antora||Automatic grenade launcher||40 mm||In service since 1984.|
|National Ballistic Systems ATLAW||Axdel||Anti-tank guided missile launcher||150 mm||In service since 2007.|
|Berelli LAM-61||Cryria||Mortar||60 mm||Licensed version in service since 1938.|
|Cacciatorre 3||Fortuna||Rocket propelled grenade||60 mm barrel, 110 mm warhead||Anti-tank semi-disposable RPG. Domestic derivative in service since 1978.|
|LGAM-84 Honeybee||Veridian Union||Man-portable air-defense system||70 mm||In service since 1983.|
Crewed Ground Platforms
|ACB-125 SúperPuma||Antora Cryria||Main battle tank||Domestically-produced and upgraded version of Cryrian Stridsvagn 122.|
|Vehículo de Combate 90-T||Antora Cryria||Light tank||Domestically-produced light tank conversion of the Cryrian CV90.|
|VBD-90 Arbalésta||Volscina||Tank hunter||Hunter-killer reconnaissance vehicle|
|Armored Combat Platforms|
|Bandvagn 208B||Antora Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||Armored carrier variant of all-environment Bandvagn 208 utility vehicle|
|Bandvagn 206AT||Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||Anti-tank variant of all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle. Tows a trailer with 105mm recoilless rifle.|
|Vehículo de Combate 90-I||Cryria||Infantry fighting vehicle||Infantry fighting vehicle varaint of the CV90|
|VBI-85 Lanzá||Volscina||Infantry fighting vehicle||Operates with 4 anti-tank missiles and 2 anti-air missiles.|
|VMI8 "Vimcho"||Antora||Infantry mobility vehicle||Standard combat vehicle for infantry units.|
|VMI8-L "Vimcholé"||Antora||Infantry mobility vehicle||Special forces variant of VMI8|
|VOMB 4x4 Infanteria-1||Antora||Infantry transport truck||Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|VOMB 6x6 Infanteria-2||Antora||Infantry transport truck||Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|VOMB 8x8 Infanteria-3||Antora||Infantry transport truck||Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|Bandvagn 206I||Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||Infantry transport variant of all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle|
|100 GH MSA||Antora||Towed howitzer||Medium towed howitzer|
|75 GH MSA||Antora||Towed howitzer||Light towed howitzer|
|120 GC MSAT||Antora||Towed anti-tank gun||Heavy towed anti-tank gun|
|M-77R Izquierdo||Antora||Self-propelled missile/rocket launcher||Mobile precision artillery system, designed for rapid reaction and deployment.|
|M-85A||Antora||Self-propelled gun||All-terrain self-propelled heavy howitzer variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|VOMB 8x8 Voleo||Antora||Self-propelled multiple rocket launcher||Multiple rocket launcher variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|ARBT 18||Antora||Towed counter-battery radar|
|155 GH 52 APU||Cryria||Towed howitzer||Heavy towed howitzer|
|Bandvagn 206-M||Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||Mortar artillery variant of the all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle.|
|VBM-86 Honda||Volscina||Armored mortar transport||Mortar artillery infantry platform|
|PMUB RAA-4 "Matamoscas"||Antora||Self-propelled anti-aircraft missile launcher||Four-cell anti-aircraft missile launcher mounted to ordinance transport chassis.|
|M-77C Derecho||Antora||Self-propelled anti-aircraft cannon||Mobile armored anti-air cannon, designed for rapid reaction and deployment.|
|VMI8-AA "Vimchoa"||Antora||Self-propelled anti-aircraft missile launcher||Surface-to-air missile variant of the VMI8|
|TMSA 2005||Antora||Towed SAM launcher|
|RBT 23||Antora||Mobile air surveillance radar|
|PMUB VMR-3 "Observador"||Antora||Mobile air defense radar|
|Vehículo de Combate 90-A||Cryria||Self-propelled anti-aircraft cannon||Anti-air variant of the CV90|
|Bandvagn 208-AA||Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||Anti-air missile trailer variant of the Bandvagn 208.|
|35 ITK 88||Cryria||Towed anti-air autocannon||Radar-targeted towed anti-aircraft cannons, found throughout all types of units|
|DSC 376 "Dimito"||Antora||Soft-skinned vehicle||Staff car|
|DSC 378 "Diminuto"||Antora||Soft-skinned vehicle||Staff car|
|PMUB "Pimubé"||Antora||Armored utility modular platform||Modular platform configurable into many mission packages.|
|PMUB-R||Antora||Armored utility modular platform||Recovery & engineering package|
|VOMB 8x8||Antora||Utility truck||Standard heavy utility truck chassis, part of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado (Modular Armored Operations Vehicle) family|
|VOMB 8x8 Provendór||Antora||Materiel support vehicle||Support variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|VOMB 8x8 Carpintero||Antora||Engineering vehicle||Engineering variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|VOMB 8x8 Supraexcavador||Antora||Engineering vehicle||Engineering variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado|
|Bandvagn 206||Cryria||Tracked articulated vehicle||All-environment amphibious vehicle system with modular trailer. Includes ambulance, command, habitation, engineering, generator, radar, cargo, fuel, minelaying, communications, combat engineering, armored recovery variants.|