Okay, final chapter of the Gallian weapons list. This will be about the different branches of the Gallian Military as well as the Men and Woman in command of them.
Commander and Chief: Archduchess Cordelia di Randgriz
Main Commander: Field Marshall William Siegfried
Chief of Staff: General Karl Ashfield
Main Commander: Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
Chief of Staff: General Heinz Guderian
Current strength: 280,000-300,000
Bio: The main force behind Gallia's military, the Regular Army had received new training, officers, and a new attitude. Prior to and during the early parts of the Gallian-Imperial War, certain Regulars always had a sense of superiority over their counterparts in the Militia, seeing them as amateurs, unprofessional , and ill-disciplined compared to them. They also viewed their leaders to better then the Militia as well, until some began to realize that the Militia were just like them fighting for their country. They also began to see the incompetence of some of the officers from Noble families who kept making mistakes in the grand scheme of things (Former General Georg Von Damon being chief among them for his complete incompetence and idiocy). When General Siegfried replaced Damon as the main commander of the Army and was promoted to Field Marshall, he began to look for officers among the Regulars that had gotten their positions via skill in combat then by family ties. This ended up effecting the Regular's performance in combat as they won more battles against the Imperials much as the Militia due to the actions of the 3rd Militia Regiment. Following the end of the war, Siegfried ordered more training courses for those that wanted to fight in the Regulars, whether they be from Noble houses or from lower classes as the Army began to recruit from middle and lower classes due to losses sustained during the war which forced them to look to other people when the Regulars lost more and more of their upper-class soldiers. This included allow those that fought in the Militia during the war who wanted to continue to serve positions as officers or drill instructors for the Army. The Army and Militia have also undergone more joint exercises that was connected the two branches together, allowing for the old animosity that the Regulars had for the Militia to diminish to almost nothing. Of course those that still thought that way would end up siding with the Gassenarls on their views of Gallia and ending the reforms that were taking away their influence in the military. Nowadays, the Regulars are now better trained then before the war and have effective officers that are more skilled then previous officers that were given their ranks based on political ties, and have began allowing for Darcsen units into their ranks, something that the Gassenarls and their allies have opposed greatly.
Main Commander: Admiral Jason Alistair
Chief of Staff: Admiral Karla Donitz
Bio: Prior to the war, the Gallian Navy had mainly ships left over from the the First Europan War. It was equipped with over three dozen old destroyers, 28 heavy and light crusiers, 2 old Battlecrusiers, 3 Pre-Dreadnoughts, and 2 EW1 Dreadnoughts. During the opening months of the war, the fleet was in dry-dock prior to the Imperial assault with the crews still preparing for the invasion that was announced a few days prior. However, on the mourning of March 15th, the Imperials attacked the main naval base at Antwerp, sinking or destroying most of Gallia's older ships, killing 2,500 men and women, and leaving very few ships afloat and some that would take weeks if not months to repair. Due to this, the Navy adopted a hit and run strategy, where they would attack Imperial convoys when possible and mass together when the Imperials would launch a fleet to try and launch an invasion along Gallia's coast. Following the entrance of the League into the conflict, the Gallian Navy took a subordinate role to Nipponese, Svean, and Moskovan fleets sent to fight in Gallia. Taking advantage of the cease fire and assistance from the League, Gallia was able to use the time to raise up old ships from the attack on Antwerp and repair those that weren't destroyed. Eventually, the two Dreadnoughts, 2 Pre-Dreadnoughts, 12 cruisers, and 14 destroyers were sailing again and added their firepower during convoy attacks and naval bombardment during the amphibious landing in the Gulf of Riga. Following the end of the war and the armistice, the Gallian Navy underwent a complete overhaul in order to make it a force in its own right. It now uses not only is own new classes of ships, but following the meeting with Amargo in 1936, Gallia received several ships via Lend-Lease to increase its overall size. Now, Gallia is determined that such a disaster like Antwerp would never be repeated and that the Imperials would be met with a much more powerful fleet then the during the invasion.
Gallian Royal Air Force
Main Commander: Major General Karina Oreburg
Strength: 64,000 men, 900 planes
Bio: During EW1, with aircraft now making their presence known as weapons of war, the GRAF was formed in 1915 as the war began to escalate. At first, they mostly used planes that were given to them via the Federation such as the various SPAD models of biplane fighters along with making twin engine bombers via the Gotha company for attacking enemy positions. During the war, Gallian fighter pilots had shot down 480 Imperial planes with 58 pilots making ace. Key among them was Captain Vincent Oreburg, Gallia's ace of aces with 66 kills to his belt. During the 1920s and early 1930s, Gallia had begun to produce their own aircraft in order to gain a level of self-sufficiency as opposed to always buying aircraft from the Federation. During the war, the Imperials had gained air superiority due in large part to the incompetence of the previous commanders. As a result, most of Gallia's aircraft was destroyed in the opening stages of the war. Gallian pilots were forced to engage in hit and run attacks where ever possible and could send up a few dozen aircraft in order to fight against enemy bomber raids on important cities. Once the League had joined the fighting, the Imperials began to lose air superiority as the numbers began to shift against them. As more aircraft came in from Wallachia and the number of airvraft such as the Wyvern being produced in larger numbers, Gallian pilots were now able to compete effectively with their Imperial counterparts. During the war, then colonel Karina Oreburg had managed to shoot down her 67th enemy plane, surpassing her father's kill count and earn her the nickname, "The Blue Angel". She would later led a large scale air attack on Imperial airfields across the border and destroyed a major Imperial air base in Operation Sledgehammer, which crippled Imperial air power prior to the Battle of Naggiar. For her service in the war, Col. Oreburg was promoted to Brigadier General and made the new commander of the GRAF. In 1937, after planning a sucessful air attack on IMperial forces during the fighting in Fhirald, Oreburg was promoted to Major General.
Main Commander: General Wilson Ramses
Strength: 90,000 men
Bio: First formed during the late 1920's, the Gallian Airborne forces formed due to many of the Europan powers beginning to form their own units. During the Gallian-Imperial War, Imperial Paratroopers had caught much of the forces in Northern Gallia off guard, allowing the Northern Imperial forces to quickly take over the north before any serious opposition could be mustered. Due to the destruction of their transport planes, the Paratroopers, only numbering around 20,000 had to fight on the frontlines along with the infantry. During the battle of Arnhem, the 1st Gallian Airborne Division fought like demons in order to help other Gallian units escape the city. While they would take 60% casualties, they fought off repeated attacks from 4 Imperial Divisions, including the infamous 1st Shock Division, which was known to have committed war crimes during combat in the Federation. "The Blue Devils" as they would be called, ended up decimating the 1st Shock Division, which surprised Berhold Gregor who taught the battle would have been over in a couple of days. Due to their actions, the Gallians were able to build up enough strength to eventually slow down the Imperial advance to the point where then General William Siegfried was able to smash the advance Imperial units in Operation Thunderstorm. Due to their skill and bravery, it was decided to increase the number of Airborne Divisions to five and further improve their training program when Amargo sent their own Airborne veterans.
Gallian Special Forces and Military Intelligence
Main Commander: General Ramsey Crowe
Strength: 10,000 special forces, 12,000 intelligence officers and agents
Bio: Formed during EW1, Gallia Military Intelligence was formed to keep track of Imperial movements during the war and the wider political and military proceedings in Europa following the end of the conflict. During the Gallian-Imperial War, several Special Forces units formed such as the Gallian Commandos, which proved themselves in combat during sudden strikes against Imperial positions and against raids by the Darcsen Hunters. Saboteur units were also recreated to help slow down the Gallian advance, destroying rail lines, telephone lines, and destroying any supplies that couldn't be taken. This proves key during April, as the advance in the Northern and Southern fronts are slowed down due to the terrain and constant sabotage efforts. They proved themselves prior and during the Battle of Randgriz in terms of leaving traps for the advancing Imperial forces and slowing them down significantly. It was also known as the branch where the mysterious Squad 422, also known as the Nameless had served under during the invasion with Gallian Black Ops. At first, most Gallian officers (which were ones much like Damon) ignored such intelligence gathered by military intelligence (especially when it was found by the Nameless due to them seeing the penal unit as worse then the peasants in the Militia) falling for several traps set by the Imperials. However, after General Siegfried took over Damon's position, the Gallian commanders that began replacing the incompetent Nobles that Siegfried had removed from power began using any legitimate intelligence that the Nameless and other units had managed to gather. Other special forces units were formed such as the Gallian Marine Raiders, Marine Paratroopers, and the first Darcsen special forces unit formed after Fouzen, the Nachtjaegers or Night Hunters. They in particular where formed to attack and defeat the Darcsen Hunters whenever they launching a raid across the border, becoming feared by the Hunters when they fought also induce the Army Rangers that have both elite members from the Militia and Regular Army with them being the first to deploy among Gallian Expeditionary Forces overseas.
Gallian Marine Corps
Main Commander: General Zachary Hartmann
Strength: 80,000 men
Bio: Dating back to the Gallian War of Independence in 1820, the Gallian Marine Corps was formed to protect ships from boarding actions by enemy ships. In the 1900s, they had begun training in marksmanship, discipline, and hand to hand combat. They had proven themselves during the Battles of Kloden, proving to be fierce fighters against Imperial Shocktroopers. They expanded during the war to 30,000 men and women under arms in 1918 as they stopped the Imperial Spring Offensive in Central Gallia from overwhelming the Gallian Army. However, the Marines during the 10's, 20's and early 30's had always been given less effective equipment then even the Militia due to the Regulars and their Noblemen officers seeing the Marines as pointless and just more peasants that are severing under arms. However, in mid-1935, the Marine Corps was taken under command by Zachary Hartmann, cousin to William Siegfried who had been severing in the Marine Corps for 7 years as an aggressive and smart commander. Hartmann had requested for the expansion of the Corps in order to enlarge the Gallian military and to create a force that could the first ones deployed into wars as the lead spearhead for expeditionary forces sent by Gallia to gain combat experience and testing for new weapons of war. The Corps now has access to the same weapons as the other branches and with its own air force.
Main Commander: General Alyssa Jackson
Strength: 350,000-400,000 (initially) men
Bio: The main defensive force of Gallia since its Independence, the Militia has always pulled through for Gallia in all of its wars since then. It usually had more experience in combat due to it having veterans of previous conflicts usually being in command of their units. While not as disciplined or as professional as the Regulars, they have more guts then their Army counterparts. Due to Gallia's policy of Universal Conscription, most if not all of Gallia's citizens are able to know how to shoot, operate artillery and vehicles, and other such skills in combat due to the new two-year training policy that William Siegfried had set up. If the one year training course was complete, Gallians had the option of training for another year and would be compensated for it. During the Gallian-Imperial War, the Militia soon began to truly make a name for themselves. Units such as Squad 7 of the 3rd Militia Regiment had proven themselves to be heroes in the eyes of the public of Gallia and the world at large. After the war, those in the Militia that wanted to continue military service after the war were selected to become officers in the Regular Army (becoming part of the integration program to lessen the old animosity between the services), or to join the newly formed National Guard.
Gallian National Guard
Main Commander: General Carter Mason
Strength: 200,000-250,000 men
Bio: The latest branch of the Gallian Military following the war, the National Guard is made to be first line of defense for Gallia against any and all attackers. Formed by William Siegfried after the war, the National Guard was formed from Militia units and soldiers that wanted to continue severing without needed to serve in the Regular Army. The National Guard is not only trained to deal with external threats such invading armies, but internal as well. They are trained to control and maintain order during and after the events of a natural disaster and are to serve alongside the Lanseal Cadets if a Civil War breaks out in Gallia. Carter Mason, the commander of the National Guard was an experienced Militia commander served from the Battle of Vasel to the final battle of the War against the Imperials. He was determined to get the Guard to assemble to deploy to battle quickly if any enemy forces attacks Gallia. They've also been assistants in keeping the Town Watch up to shape and arming them with enough firepower to be effective in protecting their towns.
Gallian Coast Guard
Main Commander: Admiral John Harrison
Strength: 28,000 men
Bio: Due to fears of enemy agents, saboteurs, and smugglers being able to silp into Gallia with impunity, the Coast Guard was formed following EW1. The nobles in charge always thought of the Guard as the naval equal to the Militia, and thus were given sub par equipment before the war. While the Guard wasn't considered as a fighting force at first, it would become equipped with torpedo boats, fast attack ships, and river gunships that could operate in Gallia's rivers. During the war, it mainly focused on keeping watch on Imperial naval movements and when possible conduct torpedo runs on enemy convoys (mainly at night). After General Siegfried took over command, the Coast Guard's intelligence findings were tajen more seriously and convoy attacks became more frequent. They use boats from friendly nations with Amargo being the main supplier after contact was made in 1936 and have domestic designs as well. With tensions get warmer in Gallia with the Gassenarls becoming more and more against House Randgriz, the Coast Guard expanded in order to keep the flow of weapons coming in and out to a minimum and to make sure that no agents could pick up naval movements.
Okay then I believe that's it for the Gallian weapon list.
*sighs loudly* Not going to lie, this is probably the easiest thing I've done on this site all things considered. Anyway, like before I'll be use to let you guys know of updates to any of the chapters.
Expect both the weapons and commanders that have been shown here to appear if we ever get back to Gallia.
So let me know via reviews or PMs, what do you think of the weapons I've made? What do you like about them? How do you think they could be used effectively in battle?
Anyway, know that I'm also working on the GDI weapons list as well. So expect that to be updated as well and completed along with the first chapter for my C&C/Halo crossover, Flight of the Twin Eagles, so expect it coming up soon.
Anyway, that's it for right now. This is Blazblade signing off!
Update (1/7/18): Added the Army Rangers into Special Forces and Intelligence and the Coast Guard as another branch in the armed forces.