Questions tagged [military-organisation]

For things regarding military organisation. This includes organization of military branches & units, military ranks & how things that don't exist in real life would be integrated into militaries.

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How can a foreign power make great friends with another country without altering its government, people, or autonomy? [closed]

To keep it short and sweet, this is a fictional world with a country called Vertercrank. They're an overseas empire with dangerous neighbors, taking the role of pirates and thieves. Jehor is a country ...
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Does my command structure work?

Background The first 'Engev' (Emperor of Lazaeron) sees a need to unite the entire planet to defend against an alien threat, only he knows of this threat and he has no way to definitively prove this, ...
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What branch of the military could be most closely associated with fire? [closed]

The Empire of Hetkaptah, with its capitol in Alexandria, Khemet / Egyptos, dominates the modern solar system. While their science has obviously moved on from the old Platonism, allowing them to ...
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How to identify friendlies in active camouflage

One of the main difficulties that have harped militaries from prehistory to the modern day has been identifying who's your friend and who's the foe. Many solutions have been used to solve this ...
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What roles would the hierachy of a private army play in defending a town's sovereignty?

I have a town where a small private army of about 100 men (breakdown below) looks after its defense and is consulted on any major decisions concerning the town by other local groups that reside in the ...
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How to form an "international alliance of nationalists"?

We know the joke about having "flat-earther all over the globe" and "international alliances of nationalists". But how to set the latter up in reality? How to make these people, ...
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How to stop soldiers from selling their equipment?

Assume there is a resource that allows for rapid regeneration of body parts and termination (magical deletion) of foreign objects in the body upon usage. Let's say it is scarce enough that you can't ...
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Mercenary Nobles

To be elite in much of the ancient world was to be a warrior. There are a few famous kings who spent part of their youth fighting for foreign rulers, like Harald Hadrada, but in my setting there’s a ...
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How to modernize military in a short time

Related to this. MC is trying to build a modern nation out from an ancient one, and he also needs a modern military. A modern military is not just about equipment, it is also about having modern ...
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Magnesium Sword as Non-Magical Flaming Swords

So I understand a lot of world builders and aspiring fiction writers have often tried to be creative with weapons and get shutdown for various reasons of impracticality or inferiority to steel. I'm ...
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How many people would make up the HQ and Staff positions of an Army Corp size unit, and what would their roles be?

Deployed to defend the Republic of Kievansk, and with it the northern flank of the United Commonwealth forces on the continent of West Ursia, is the 18th Corp, the Sand Vipers. This unit, comprising ...
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How Would a Highly Organized Standing Army Accomodate Different Sentient Species?

In my book series, the Aurean Empire has a very organized and professional standing military, heavily influenced by the Roman and Eastern Roman Empires, in which weapons and armor between soldiers is ...
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How would an Army assign troops to units?

The United Commonwealth Army is a full volunteer force, made up of full time professionals, with a large amount of trained reserves that it can call upon in time of crisis. However, I have been having ...
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Would my Army's Inspectors General be useful?

Within the United Commonwealth General Staff, there is a body known as the Army Inspectorate Board. It is composed of officers from the various combat arms, such as Infantry and Armour, and support ...
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Would having an Army Air Service have any disadvantages as compared to an independent Air Force [closed]

In this world, miltary technology has developed roughly along the same lanes as our own. However, while the main faction, the United Commonwealth, has access to modern aircraft as advanced as ours on ...
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Would a transnational armed force be capable of forming

In my current world, the main political faction, called the United Commonwealth and made up of multiple independent nations acting together,has established both the United Commonwealth Army and the UC ...
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What would the utility of commissars be in an all-volunteer & loyal military?

Commissars (Soviet era-type political commissars) typically exist to keep an army loyal to the state and indoctrinate them to the singular party of an authority's state. But with an army already loyal,...
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What kind of support forces would accompany a one-noble armored fighting vehicle into the mountains on a propagandized anti-insurgent mission?

So, this country has a caste system. There are some nobles on top, administrators/etc. towards the middle, military/enforcers further down, and the peasant caste on the bottom. Some of these peasants ...
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What would a unit built purely for fighting in extremely large buildings for look like?

What would a unit built purely for fighting in extremely large buildings for look like? The biggest thing about this is that these buildings are so large that anything not carried with the forces in ...
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Which of these would be a better way to organise these airborne IFVs? [closed]

I have a nation with 4 airborne divisions, each made up of 3 regiments, each made up of 2 infantry battalions, with each infantry battalion made up of 4 infantry companies. (Not including support ...
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What could justify large amounts of troops that can move entirely by helicopter & organically have the means to do so?

What could justify large amounts of troops that can move entirely by helicopter & organically have the means to do so? This nation has saudi levels of m o n e y (in proportion with their military'...
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Why would a world empire spend the time/resources to raise an endogamic military class?

In the world I'm creating, there is an empire that has stretched until it's taken over the world, in large part due to it's ability to effectively fight back against very dangerous monsters that are ...
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How would military branches for other planets be organized when earth is still the most relevant battlefield? [closed]

How would military branches for other planets be organized when earth is still the most relevant battlefield? While it easy to find examples of fiction where humanity hasn't left the solar & ...
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