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A Compendium of Corlander Military Units

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Colonel (retd.) Sir Percy Brickfellow presents the Definitive Compendium of Corlander Military Units.

Similar to (and inspired by) the Gran Military Encyclopedia of Oleon, this thread will collate information on military units from the Army of Corrington and the Corrington Royal Marines. 

Guide for citizens of Corrington wanting to contribute to this index:

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Unit Name: State the name of the unit here. Army of Corrington Units will be named "# Regiment of Horse/Foot followed by an unofficial name eg. 'Queen's Own Fusiliers'. Militia and private units do not need to conform to this format.

Unit Type: Some examples: Heavy/Light Cavalry (Dragoons, Hussars, Lancers etc) Line/Grenadier/Light Regiment, Militia, Engineers, Pioneers, Marines etc.

Picture: (1 picture on a white, plain background; optional: 1 more picture of an officer, flag bearer, drummer or of another similar figure; at most 2 pictures in total allowed)

Description: A brief description of the unit, any specialities or regional affiliations. Any campaign honours etc.

Links (optional): Any hyperlinks to threads where these units have been featured in MOCs etc. These should be Name/description of thread with the hyperlink embedded.

Unit Index.

Regiments of Horse Guards

The most senior units in the Army of Corrington, the Household Horse Guards consist of the first three Regiments of Horse. These regiments are considered the personal guard of the reigning monarch and consist of the finest men and horses in the realm.

50125520227_2b47dc278c_t.jpg1st Regiment of Life Guards 'Blood Guards'

50377266196_623ccef723_t.jpg2nd Regiment of Horse Guards 'Reds and Royals'

50538355286_80245a4157_t.jpg 3rd Regiment of Horse Guards 'Winged Cuirassiers'

Regiments of Horse

The glorious cavalry are mounted on the finest horses in Corrington and are renowned for their bravery. The bulk of Horse regiments are made up of Dragoons. Originally mounted infantry, Dragoons in Corlander service no longer fill and infantry role but are instead considered Heavy Cavalry and are armed with sabres. Other units include Hussars, popular for scouting and classified as Light Cavalry. Also classified as Light are Lancers.

50128322087_6291baf775_t.jpg1st Regiment of Hussars 'Queen's Own'

50218056097_b2c607299c_t.jpg2nd Regiment of Hussars 'Duke of Greenbourgh's'

50577683096_32c3beb4bd_t.jpg18th Regiment of Hussars 'The Lightfoot'

Regiments of Foot Guards

The first three Regiments of Foot in the Army of Corrington are Guard Regiments. The most senior of all infantry regiments, like the Horse Guards these regiments are considered the personal guard of the reigning monarch and consist of the tallest, bravest veterans of the infantry. These regiments will hold their ground at all costs and will advance into even under intense fire.  

50351108458_bc66497398_t.jpg 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 'Queen's Own'

Regiments of Foot

The backbone of most Corlander armies, the Regiments of Foot are the infantry that advance and defend in lines. Most regiments consist of one to three battalions which themselves are made up of multiple companies. The 1st Company of the Battalion is usually a 'Grenadier' company of the tallest and strongest men. Additionally most battalions will have a Light Company, of men who are the best marksmen and can be relied upon to act independently ahead of the main battle line as skirmishers. A handful of regiments will consist wholly of Grenadiers or Light soldiers but most will be made up with ordinary line infantry. 

50438891686_5186507781_t.jpg Standard Line Infantry

Individual Regiments of note:

50519389797_5d9f134f30_t.jpg26th Regiment of Foot 'Hawarden Regiment'

33rd Regiment of Foot 'Red Sons'

42nd Regiment of Foot (Highland) 'The Brick Watch'

50351966482_0fd72616c4_t.jpg 47th Regiment of Foot 'Ryebourgh Light Infantry'

50351108293_6b914e4a51_t.jpg 60th Regiment of Foot 'Royal Rangers'

50355497082_1a56e2977c_t.jpg95th Regiment of Foot 'Queen's Rifle Regiment'

50444168076_e0e20e8619_t.jpgQueen's Mardierian Legion

Artillery, Engineers and Other

Supporting the cavalry and infantry are a bevy of specialist units. These units will consist of highly trained men to undertake specialist roles. 

50364099868_1d35c6d9e1_t.jpg Royal Artillery - 12 pounder Battery

50519389872_1690b586f5_t.jpgRoyal Engineers

50355497142_f6ed3b3d30_t.jpg Royal Pioneers

Colonial Regiments and Militia, Trade Company troops, Native Allies and other irregulars

Far from the old world, many settlements have raised local militia regiments for defence and colonial service. Chartered trade companies such as the ETTC and WTC also maintain private armies to advance their goals in the new world. 

2nd Regiment of Colonial Lancers

50350783433_2cbd5cde8a_t.jpgOnondaga Mounted Scouts

50522032936_3c7b3e5393_t.jpgEast Terra Trade Company (ETTC) Lancers

50354636563_d80b326ffb_t.jpg Jameston Colonial Militia

50355497182_96b0c8e4a6_t.jpg Mooreton Bay Colonial Militia

50355497382_807f81fde4_t.jpg Elizabethville Colonial Militia

50351966647_fc9b4b188c_t.jpg East Terra Trade Company (ETTC) Sepoys

50355341331_d04086c932_t.jpgWayfarer Trade Company (WTC) Marines

Royal Marines

Under command of but separate to the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines provide dedicated troops for service at sea and on amphibious operations.

50355341121_69a69e0ca9_t.jpg Royal Marines

50355341361_cc9db5643c_t.jpgRoyal Society of Navigation and Discovery Marines

 

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Unit Name: 2nd Regiment of Hussars 'Duke of Greenbourgh's'

Unit Type: Light Cavalry - Hussars

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Description: Originally raised by the 7th Duke of Greenbourgh in the sixth century AE, this cavalry unit adapted a Hussar role after the Juniper reforms some twenty years ago. Their distinctive uniform consists of red shako with gold trim, a dark blue laced jacket with gold lace, the archetypical Hussar pelisse in scarlet and white breeches.

Links: Military Stables, Port Woodhouse

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Unit Name: 1st Regiment of Hussars 'Queen's Own'

Unit Type: Light Cavalry - Hussars

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Description: The first Corlander cavalry unit to adapt the Hussar style, this cavalry unit was also one of the first cavalry unit's dispatched to the New World. Their uniform consists of a bearskin shako, a black laced jacket with red and gold lace, the archetypical Hussar pelisse in scarlet and black breeches.

Links:

The Corunna Tavern, Mooreton Bay

Armoury, Port Woodhouse

The Lavender Inn, Jameston

Queen's Birthday Parade, Elizabethtown

 

 

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Unit Name: 1st Regiment of Life Guards 'Blood Guards'

Unit Type: Heavy Cavalry - Dragoon Guards

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Description: The Royal Corrington Household Cavalry consists of three regiments of Calvary.The first and most senior of these is the 1st Regiment of Life Guards; more commonly referred to as the 'Blood Guards' on account of their unusually dark red uniform jackets. Mounted exclusively on large black horses, these troopers have a reputation of stubborn ferocity and bloody ruthlessness.

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Unit Name: Onondaga Mounted Scouts

Unit Type: Auxiliary - Scouts

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Description: The Onondaga are the tribe native to the island of Lacryma, claimed by Corrington in 616AE. The Corlander settlers have always enjoyed excellent relations with the Onondaga and when they introduced horses to the island, the Onondaga were quick to take an interest. Now in only a few years, many Onondaga are excellent horseman. Onondaga warriors have served as loyal scouts alongside Corlander forces all over the Brick Seas and they provide Corlander forces with expert tracking and scouting skills. 

Links:

Trading with the whole village

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Unit Name: Royal Artillery - 12 pound cannon crew

Unit Type: Field Artillery

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Description: 12 pound cannons are the largest calibre of weapon able to still be relatively easy to transport and manoeuvre on the battlefield and as such make up the majority of the 'heavy' artillery of most Corrington field armies.

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Unit Name: Royal Society of Navigation and Discovery Marines 

Unit Type: Marines

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Description: RSND Marines are volunteers from the regular Corrington Royal Marines who wish to both protect Her Majesty's interests and explore new and uncharted lands under the banner of the Royal Society of Navigation and Discovery. Accordingly, their uniform is more suited for island exploration. It consists of looser fitting dark brown pants, a traditional red coat and a wide brimmed hat for shielding the sun. Most of the Marines are armed with a standard issue musket, although some prefer to carry a blunderbuss when trekking through the deep jungle. Officers sport green epaulets and carry a pistol and their choice of a cutlass or machete. They are trained at skirmishing and usually employ hit and run tactics as apposed to open field combat which is better suited to island encounters with a hostile foe.

Links: Spudkirk Forward Outpost and Setting up camp on Spudkirk

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Unit Name: 2nd Regiment of Horse Guard 'The Reds and Royals' - Corrington Dress Guard

Unit Type: Heavy Cavalry - Royal Horse Guards & Royal Dragoons

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Description: The Reds and Royals (OOC Real world UK's Blues and Royals) is the second-most senior regiment in the Corrington Army under the Life Guards. They make appearances at all the important national events. They mostly reside in mainland Corrington, but the larger settlement cities can afford to have a dedicated dress guard like the Reds and Royals. The Royal Horse Guard, or 'The Reds', ride exclusively on White horses with red barding. Their uniform consists of white trousers, red jackets, gold epaulets, and bearskin Shakos. The 1st Dragoons, or 'The Royals', wear the same uniform, though they carry a ceremonial golden great sword. They are truly a sight to behold leading a parade! 

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Unit Name: 45th Regiment of Foot

Unit Type: Royal Marines

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Description:

The Brave Boys in Red of the 45th Regiment of Foot are formally known as the Royal Corrington Marines. They are tough as nails and all around quite a formidable force to oppose. They have fought in a myriad of different theaters from the rolling hills of the mainland, to the thick Juniper woodlands on the border with Oleon, island bogs, and the bamboo forests of the island protectorates. Through the years the uniform has remained virtually the same. The white trousers, red jackets and ornate shakos gives a striking image any foreign power would be jealous of. Officers typically wear a black tricorne and can be mounted depending on the terrain. 

Edited by LM71Blackbird

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"Over the hills and far away,

King Arlin commands and we obey,

Over the hills and far away"

 

Unit Name: 95th Regiment of Foot 'Queen's Rifle Regiment'

Unit Type: Light Regiment

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Description:

In the year AE 576 during the The Forty-Nine Years War the Corrington Army became critically short on troops. So the 95th Rifles were formed mostly from poachers and highwaymen incarcerated in Corrington´s prisons. Initially considered a penal unit, the 95th Rifles got the assignments which were considered dishonourable for regular line units. Their unorthodox fighting style was established during that time. During the conquest of the Isle of Tam in AE 589 the 95th Rifles rescued King Arlin after an ill fated cavalry charge. A grateful King Arlin decreed that the 95th are allowed to call themselves the `King´s Rifle Regiment' henceforth. Queen Annetta graciously allowed the 95th Rifles to call themselves the 'Queen's Rifle Regiment' after her accession to the throne. The 95th also fought in the Juniper war. In AE 616 the 95th was sent to the colonies and in the same year was victorious over Mardierian forces in the Battle of Golden Bay on Serentia, securing the island for the crown. In AE 620 the 95th fought in the El Oleonda campaign against Lotii forces and was instrumental in the attack on the Lotii city of Jiangkai.

 

Links: 

The 95th Rifles marching through the jungles of El Oleonda

The 95th Rifles storming the fortified inner city of Jiangkai

Edited by Brickwolf

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Unit Name: 26th Regiment of Foot 'Hawarden Regiment'

Unit Type: Light Infantry

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Description:

The Hawarden Regiment originated in colder climes and is easily distinguished by their brown epaulettes, company-specific gold-decorated shakos, and black boots. While still sporting red uniforms, the 26th is the first regiment to opt for brown epaulettes "for camoflauge".

Links:

Recalled South to Belson

Arrival At Elizabethville

Archery Lessons

Parade Preparation

Edited by evancelt

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Unit Name: 32nd Regiment of Foot "Broadlake Borderers" 

Unit Type: Light Infantry

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Description: 

The Broadlake Borderers are oddly enough from a region on the border of Corrington called the Broadlakes. Due to the cragy terrain and tall grass of the Broadlakes region, it was found that a single cartridge box ("Cartouche") slung on one side tended to get wet, damaged, or simply be out of reach. To correct this difficulty each solider is issued two small cartridge boxes that are worn at the intersection of their belt and shoulder straps. Oversized spontoons are carried by Sergeants as a mark of rank.

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Edited by Edmund Babbington

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Unit Name: Wayfaring Trading Company Marines 'Browncoats'

Unit Type: Marines

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The WTC defends a settlement at the cost of a small residence. 

Description: The WTC Marines the feared across the Brick Seas for their wanton violence and destruction. The WTC Marines are the rabid dogs of Corrington, recruited from dishonorable discharges, criminals, and other miscreants. To fight them, is to fight chaos, as they misdirect, destroy, and pillage urban environments, warping the battlefield to their will. 

The rank and file WTC Marines wear sandy uniforms with little distinction between officers and line infantry, to confuse the enemy. However, Officers generally wear Brown epaulettes. 

Generally, the WTC is seen operating with urban environments, defending, occupying, and fortifying company interests. But the Brick Seas may rue the day the WTC is unleashed in a real land war.

Links:  To be Updated!

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Unit Name: 3rd Regiment of Life Guards 'The Winged Cuirassiers'

Unit Type: Heavy Cavalry

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Description:

The Winged Cuirassiers is is one of the three Life Guard Cavalry Regiment of Corrington, and serves as protectors of the Crown, both as lifeguards and as extended arms of the regent.

The Winged Cuirassiers recruit solely from gentlemen and part of their service time consists of classical education. Often, former cuirassiers will go on to become prominent public servants.

As a military unit, the Winged Cuirassiers is a heavy cavalry regiment, and their charge is a fearsome sight to behold, and few can stand the onslaught of heavily armed and armoured men on heavy destriers reminiscent of the age of knights in full armour.

Armed with heavy lances doubling as great battle axes, greatswords, and carbines, they are at home on the charge. Nonetheless, these soldiers are also trained and able to fight as heavy infantry when called upon.

Links (optional):

Raising troops in King's Harbour

Barracks in King's Harbour

 

NB: I will see about removing the background on the picture at a later time.

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Unit Name: 18th Regiment of Hussars 'The Lightfoot'

Unit Type: Light Cavalry - Hussars

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Description:

The Lightfoot Cavalry consists of one regiment of Hussars. Mounted exclusively on large white horses, these troopers ride with exceptional skill and speed, and have a reputation for good humor among allies. Their speed and riding prowess are the source of their nickname "The Lightfoot". Uniforms are red with white belts, gold trim, yellow epaulettes, and black riding boots. Large black bicorne hats are worn front-to-back. Hussars utilize long sharp sabers to extend their reach to opponents on the ground.

Links:

Recalled South to Belson

Arrival At Elizabethville

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Unit Name: 117th Regiment of Foot ´Wolf Fusiliers´

Unit Type: Auxiliary Line Regiment

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Description:

The 117th (Auxiliary) Regiment of Foot ´Wolf Fusiliers´ was originally a household unit of Northern Corrington´s Clan Wolf. When the Terraversa crisis escalated into a full blown war with Oleon the Wolf Fusiliers were nationalised and sent to Arlinsport. 

Links:

Marching on the quay in Arlinsport

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