Karno-Ruthenian Army

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia

Coat of Arms of the Heer
Active 2014 as Royal Army of Ruthenia
Country Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Role Protecting the Karno-Ruthenian Empire and its interests by using ground forces.
Motto Patrie et Discipline
Anniversaries 26 November
Engagements See list of conflicts
Field Marshal Emperor-King Oscar
Nicholas, Duke of Bradamante
Christian I, Grand Duke of Letzembourg

The Imperial and Royal Army of Karnia-Ruthenia, also known since January 2022 as the Heer, is the unified land forces of Karnia-Ruthenia and their administration and procurement authorities.

Its origins date back to the Royal Army of Ruthenia, founded in 2014 and it is one of the branches of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. On 07 January 2022, the Armed Forces were reformed, and much of the Army was modernized following the Occidian and Delveran military systems, that revoked many ranks within the army and changed its name.

History[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

Cerimonial Banner for the Imperial and Royal Army.

The Imperial and Royal Army was founded on 26 November 2014 as the Royal Army of Ruthenia, few days after the foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The army was originally, and still have very much of its primary function, intended to be a defensive force to protect the micronation. During this period, Ruthenia avoided major conflicts between 2014 and 2015 but engaged in a number of minor actions supported by the military, for example the 2015 Ruthenian coup d'état attempt and the Overthrow of the Badakistani monarchy.

Reorganization[edit | edit source]

Following the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the armed forces were readapted and entire hierarchy, nomenclature and training program were reconsidered. They use the Austro-Hungarian model to make patents and the army hierarchy. With the formation of a better organized General Staff of the Armed Forces, there was also a profound change in the attitude of the military, who have adopted a more interventionist attitude towards the military policies of the Empire. The best example of this was intervention in the Lundener Civil War.

"Attention to Serve the Nation" poster, December 2021.

Post-Lundener Civil War[edit | edit source]

The Empire engaged in few conflicts after the Lundener Civil War, namely the 2017 coup d'état attempt, the ill-fated Juznoslavia War that was part of the scandal of Malaise de Cumagne and the Jutlandian War, apart of the pacific Autumn Revolution, that happened during the Lundener Civil War.

After the Jutlandian War, a short-lived conflict in online environment, was clear that more investment in counterintelligence and security was pivotal for the future endeavours of the Empire, with a clear preference for cybersecurity, that received an exponential increase of funds, and also transformed the Karno-Ruthenian Secret Service into the Evidenzbüro, an agency related to the Ministry of War and the Imperial General Headquarters.

On 07 January 2022, the Armed Forces were reformed after the approval of the law presented by the Comittee for the Armed Forces during the III Legislature, and much of the Army was modernized following the Occidian and Delveran military systems, that revoked many ranks within the army and changed its name.

Flag of the Imperial and Royal Army.

Size[edit | edit source]

As of 24 April 2019, the Karno-Ruthenian Army had a strength of 10 active soldiers and 3 reserve personnel and was organized into twelve inspectorates, now known as military districts. All the twelve field armies are relegated to defensive and occupation duties within the Karno-Ruthenian territory. Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in some special cases.

Foreign Regiments[edit | edit source]

Main article: Imperial Hussars, Imperial Cuirassiers and Imperial Uhlans

The foreign regiments in Karnia-Ruthenia were formed by the Imperial Hussars, the Imperial Cuirassiers and the Imperial Uhlans, as a military formation created from foreign individuals as a cerimonial corps. However, these regiments are considered effectively an active military reserve of the Empire in case of need of assistance, but it still lacks a unitary command structure. Among approximately 50 foreign members serves in the foreign regiments, including people from Europe, North America and Asia.

Symbols[edit | edit source]

Rank and structure[edit | edit source]

Created with 18 ranks, after the Reform of 2022, the structure was reduced and reformed under the General Order n. 23[1] to the current form.

Enlisted Ranks of the Imperial and Royal Army
Rank insignia collar
Rank Sergeant (E-3) Corporal (E-2) Private (E-1)
Senior Officers of the Imperial and Royal Army
Rank insignia collar
Command flag
Rank Field Marshal (O-6) General

Commands[edit | edit source]

The headquarters of the Imperial and Royal Army is located in Persenburg, Ruthenia since 2014. However, in 2024, when Prince Brizendine, in charge of reforms of the Karno-Ruthenian Armed Forces established regional commands, the power was decentralized and Persenburg remained the seat of the whole army and the became he operational center of the South American Command, that included the I Army, II Army and VIII Army, while the North American Command have its seat at [[]] and includes the VI Army, VII Army, XI Army and the XIII Army and the European Command include the III Army, IV Army and V Army, with its headquarters in [[]].

Military districts[edit | edit source]

Karnia-Ruthenia is divided into military districts, formerly known as army inspectorates until 2022, each of which oversaw a territorial army once the states which made up the Empire contributed their armies and is responsible for maintaining certain units to be put at the disposal of the Empire in case of conflict. The member states subordinate their armies to the Imperial and Royal Army in time of war, giving total control over them.

See also[edit | edit source]

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