Royal Antoran Armed Legions

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Royal Antoran Armed Legions
Legiones Armas de Antora Réal
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Founded4 December 1258
CountryNewAndoraflag.png Antora
TypeArmy
RoleGround warfare
Size100,156 personnel
Part ofArmedForcesCyR.png Royal Antoran Defense Forces
HeadquartersDescarai, Antora
MottoNosotros Maestros de la Guerra
ColorsGreen, Forest, and Gold
Anniversaries4 December
Commanders
Chief General of the LegionsSalvador Ballester
Legion MarshalAna 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.

Organization

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.

Mobile Legions

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.

  • 1stMobileLegion.png 1st Mobile Legion - "King's Own Orange Dragoons." Headquartered at Fort Antoniuys. 1792 - Present.
  • 2ndMobileLegion.png2nd Mobile Legion - "Crimson Raptor Fusiliers." Headquartered at Fort Guadalatancre. 1832 - Present.
  • 3rdMobileLegion.png3rd Mobile Legion - "Patented Southern Rangers." Headquartered at Fort Liti. 1849 - Present.

Armored Legions

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.

  • 1stArmoredLegion.png1st Armored Legion - "King's Own Armored Cavalry." Headquartered at Fort Diego. 1792 - Present.
  • 2ndArmoredLegion.png2nd Armored Legion - "Malama Violet Cavaliers." Headquartered at Fort Marius. 1840 - Present.

Siege Legions

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.

  • 1stSiegeLegion.png1st Siege Legion - "King's Own Orange Bombadiers." Headquartered at Fort Descarai. 1588 - Present.
  • 3rdSiegeLegion.png2nd Siege Legion - "Bronze Bell Legion." Headquartered at Fort Tranquíla. 1612-Present.
  • 2ndSiegeLegion.png 3rd Siege Legion - "Thunder Third Cannoneers." Headquartered at Fort Guadalatancre. 1832 - Present.

Venture Legions

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.

  • 1stVentureLegion.png1st Venture Legion - "Silver Cross Cavaliers." Headquartered at Fort White, Volscina. 2022 - Present.
  • 3rdVentureLegion.png2nd Venture Legion - "Mechanized Hounds." Headquartered at Fort Scarlet, Mirhaime. 2022 - Present.
  • 2ndVentureLegion.png3rd Venture Legion - "Stars and Honor Legion." Headquartered at Fort Azure, Sarvimaa. 2022 - Present.

Ranks

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

ISOP Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
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Generalíssimo Rége
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Generále Primero de los Legiónes
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Alferez de Legión
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Generále de Legión
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Generále de Regimente
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Coronále
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Coronále Teniénte
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Commandanté
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Capitán
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Primero Teniénte
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Teniénte

Warrant Officer Ranks

ISOP Code WO-5 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6
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Subofficio Maestro
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Subofficio Supermayor
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Subofficio Mayor
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Subofficio Primero
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Subofficio

Enlisted Ranks

ISOP Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3S OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
ArmedLegionsCyR.png Armed Legions
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Alferez
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Subtiente
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Sargento Primero
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Sargento de Lanza
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Sargento
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Cabo de Lanza
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Specialidado
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Cabo
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Soldado Primero
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Soldado

Equipment

Personal Equipment

Pistols
Name Origin Type Cartridge Photo Notes
Fusil 919 Granfuerza NewAndoraflag.png Antora Semi-automatic pistol 9 mm BhpCyr.jpg In service since 1956
HerCan Armas PSU NewAndoraflag.png Antora Semi-automatic pistol 9 mm HKUSP.png In service since 1993
Rifles
Quill Armories 1-MAC/C NewAndoraflag.png Antora

TamerlaineFlag.png Tamerlaine

Carbine 7.62x51mm 1MACC.jpg In service since 2021
Quill Armories 2-MAC/B NewAndoraflag.png Antora

TamerlaineFlag.png Tamerlaine

Battle Rifle 7.62x51mm 2MAC.jpg In service since 2021
Fusil 1876 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Straight pull bolt-action rifle 7x57 mm 1876.jpg Ceremonial rifle
Fusil 556 AIP24 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Assault Rifle 5.56 mm Gewehr G36 noBG.png In service since 1990. Undergoing end-of-service-life phase-out.
HerCan Armas RSS Modelo 1 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Assault Rifle 7.92 mm Modelo1.jpg Reserve stockpile.
Shotguns
Berelli Modelo 24 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Pump-action shotgun 12 gauge Berelli Modelo 24.png In service since 1980
Special Accuracy Rifles
Berelli Bandito RPA101 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Anti-materiel rifle 12.72 mm Bandito RPA101.jpg In service since 1980
Fusil 762 RAE NewAndoraflag.png Antora Sniper rifle 7.92 mm Fusil762.jpg In service since 1978
Quill Armories QA 2-MAC/M NewAndoraflag.png Antora

TamerlaineFlag.png Tamerlaine

Designated marksman rifle 7.62x51mm 2MACM.jpg In service since 2021
HerCan Armas ARD Modelo 1 VolscinaFlag.jpg Volscina

TamerlaineFlag.png Tamerlaine

Sniper rifle 7.92 mm PEO M14 EBR-rbg.png In service since 2021
Submachine guns
Berelli Bandito GL1 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Submachine gun 9 mm Bandito GL1 submachinegun.jpg In service since 1963.
Fusil ADR10 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Submachine gun 9 mm SB-92.jpg In service since 1965.
Machine guns
HerCan Armas AAPI Modelo 9 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Light machine gun 7.62x51mm M9 machinegun.png In service since 1978.
HerCan Armas AAPI Modelo 3 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Machine gun 7.62x51mm MG 3 machine gun.jpg In service since 1948.
Fusil 556 AIP5 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Light machine gun 5.56 mm Fusil AIP5.jpg Reserve stockpile.
M3 Brown Fortuna Vector Flag.svg Fortuna Heavy machine gun 12.72 mm M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg Domestic derivative in service since 1956.
Explosive Ordinance
Fusil LGA-24 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Grenade launcher 40 mm HK AGCEGLM.jpg In service since 1990.
Berelli LAG-40 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Automatic grenade launcher 40 mm LAG-40.jpg In service since 1984.
National Ballistic Systems ATLAW Axdelian flag.svg Axdel Anti-tank guided missile launcher 150 mm MBT LAW.jpg In service since 2007.
Berelli LAM-61 CryriaFlag.png Cryria Mortar 60 mm LAM-61.jpg Licensed version in service since 1938.
Cacciatorre 3 Fortuna Vector Flag.svg Fortuna Rocket propelled grenade 60 mm barrel, 110 mm warhead Panzerfaust3.jpg Anti-tank semi-disposable RPG. Domestic derivative in service since 1978.
LGAM-84 Honeybee VUrippleflag.png Veridian Union Man-portable air-defense system 70 mm Honeybee.PNG In service since 1983.

Crewed Ground Platforms

Tanks
Name Origin Type Number Photo Notes
ACB-125 SúperPuma NewAndoraflag.png AntoraCryriaFlag.png Cryria Main battle tank NewSuperPuma.jpg Domestically-produced and upgraded version of Cryrian Stridsvagn 122.
Vehículo de Combate 90-T NewAndoraflag.png AntoraCryriaFlag.png Cryria Light tank VC90.jpg Domestically-produced light tank conversion of the Cryrian CV90.
VBD-90 Arbalésta VolscinaFlag.jpg Volscina Tank hunter VBD-90 Caballería.jpg Hunter-killer reconnaissance vehicle
Armored Combat Platforms
Bandvagn 208B NewAndoraflag.png AntoraCryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle BandvagnG.jpg Armored carrier variant of all-environment Bandvagn 208 utility vehicle
Bandvagn 206AT CryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle BandvagnAT.jpg Anti-tank variant of all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle. Tows a trailer with 105mm recoilless rifle.
Vehículo de Combate 90-I CryriaFlag.png Cryria Infantry fighting vehicle Stridsfordon 90 Revinge 2012-2.jpg Infantry fighting vehicle varaint of the CV90
VBI-85 Lanzá VolscinaFlag.jpg Volscina Infantry fighting vehicle VBI85.jpg Operates with 4 anti-tank missiles and 2 anti-air missiles.
Mobility Vehicles
VMI8 "Vimcho" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Infantry mobility vehicle VMI8.jpg Standard combat vehicle for infantry units.
VMI8-L "Vimcholé" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Infantry mobility vehicle VAMTAC Cardom Ejército español.jpg Special forces variant of VMI8
VOMB 4x4 Infanteria-1 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Infantry transport truck PMUB.jpg Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
VOMB 6x6 Infanteria-2 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Infantry transport truck BAHNA 2018 - 434 crop.jpg Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
VOMB 8x8 Infanteria-3 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Infantry transport truck VOMB8x8i.jpg Infantry transport variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
Bandvagn 206I CryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle Bandvagn 206 Revinge 2019.jpg Infantry transport variant of all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle
Artillery
100 GH MSA NewAndoraflag.png Antora Towed howitzer 100 GH MSA.PNG Medium towed howitzer
75 GH MSA NewAndoraflag.png Antora Towed howitzer 75GH.jpg Light towed howitzer
120 GC MSAT NewAndoraflag.png Antora Towed anti-tank gun Batalionul 612 artilerie antitanc 18.jpg Heavy towed anti-tank gun
M-77R Izquierdo NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled missile/rocket launcher M77 R "Sloppy".jpg Mobile precision artillery system, designed for rapid reaction and deployment.
M-85A NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled gun M-85A.jpg All-terrain self-propelled heavy howitzer variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
VOMB 8x8 Voleo NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled multiple rocket launcher VRMB.jpg Multiple rocket launcher variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
ARBT 18 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Towed counter-battery radar RBS 23 BAMSE.jpg
155 GH 52 APU CryriaFlag.png Cryria Towed howitzer 155 GH 52 APU.jpg Heavy towed howitzer
Bandvagn 206-M CryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle BandvagnM.PNG Mortar artillery variant of the all-environment Bandvagn 206 utility vehicle.
VBM-86 Honda VolscinaFlag.jpg Volscina Armored mortar transport VBM86.jpg Mortar artillery infantry platform
Anti-air
PMUB RAA-4 "Matamoscas" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled anti-aircraft missile launcher VOMBAA.jpeg Four-cell anti-aircraft missile launcher mounted to ordinance transport chassis.
M-77C Derecho NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled anti-aircraft cannon M77C.jpg Mobile armored anti-air cannon, designed for rapid reaction and deployment.
VMI8-AA "Vimchoa" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Self-propelled anti-aircraft missile launcher URO VAMTAC TNI-AD, Koarmada II, 2018.jpg Surface-to-air missile variant of the VMI8
TMSA 2005 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Towed SAM launcher NASAMS 1, Bodø, 2005.jpg
RBT 23 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Mobile air surveillance radar RAAF AN-FPS-117 radar in 2007.jpg
PMUB VMR-3 "Observador" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Mobile air defense radar Giraffe AFB-radar.jpg
Vehículo de Combate 90-A CryriaFlag.png Cryria Self-propelled anti-aircraft cannon CV90A.jpg Anti-air variant of the CV90
Bandvagn 208-AA CryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle BandvagnAA.jpg Anti-air missile trailer variant of the Bandvagn 208.
35 ITK 88 CryriaFlag.png Cryria Towed anti-air autocannon 35itk.jpg Radar-targeted towed anti-aircraft cannons, found throughout all types of units
Utility Vehicles
DSC 376 "Dimito" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Soft-skinned vehicle DSC376.jpg Staff car
DSC 378 "Diminuto" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Soft-skinned vehicle Dimunuto.jpg Staff car
PMUB "Pimubé" NewAndoraflag.png Antora Armored utility modular platform PMUBE.jpg Modular platform configurable into many mission packages.
PMUB-R NewAndoraflag.png Antora Armored utility modular platform PMUBR.jpg Recovery & engineering package
VOMB 8x8 NewAndoraflag.png Antora Utility truck LAVU.jpg Standard heavy utility truck chassis, part of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado (Modular Armored Operations Vehicle) family
VOMB 8x8 Provendór NewAndoraflag.png Antora Materiel support vehicle VOMB8x8L.jpg Support variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
VOMB 8x8 Carpintero NewAndoraflag.png Antora Engineering vehicle VOMB8x8c.jpg Engineering variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
VOMB 8x8 Supraexcavador NewAndoraflag.png Antora Engineering vehicle TREVA-15 (2).jpg Engineering variant of the Vehículo de Operaciones Móvil Blindado
Bandvagn 206 CryriaFlag.png Cryria Tracked articulated vehicle Bandvagn 206 Revinge 2015-1.jpg All-environment amphibious vehicle system with modular trailer. Includes ambulance, command, habitation, engineering, generator, radar, cargo, fuel, minelaying, communications, combat engineering, armored recovery variants.