Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bombastian Army

The modern Bombastian army is made up of
three corps of 50 percent Regular and Reserve
troops, as well as the smaller Royal Guard Corps
which also serves as the training establishment of
the Bombastian army.
The Royal Guard Corps consists of 3 battalions of infantry
and a number of attached company sized elements.
Number one battalion is the 3rd and 4th year class of the
Bombastian Officer Academy.
Number two Battalion is the elite Jager Light Infantry.(Airborne)
Number Three Battalion is Grenadier Battalion (Mechanized)
Royal Tank Training Company*
Royal Artillery Training Battery*
Royal Signals Training Company*
Royal Medical Training Company*
Royal Cavalry Training Squadron*
Guard Cuirassier Squadron
Guard Hussar Squadron (Mechanized)
Guard Field artillery Battery
* one regular unit one training unit of company size.
Ist Corps ........ Based in the Doritsonov Plains
First Askari Infantry Battalion****
While on a holiday safari(1889) in what was German West Africa
the then crown prince (Stanislav IV) greatly admired the German
colonial troops he saw there and instructed the Bombastian embassy
to set up a recruiting station open to all of African origin. The unit
was established in the fall of 1893 based in the Doritsonov region
where it is still to this day. Many new recruits still come to the
embassy now in Nairobi, others are the descendants of some of the
original recruits that settled permanently in he country
Third Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
First Infantry Battalion (Mechanized)
Seventh Infantry Battalion (Mechanized)
First Armored Battalion (Lt Tanks)
Fourth Armored Battalion (Med Tanks)
Second Composite Artillery Battalion...Half Truck (Reg) /
Half Horse Drawn (Reserves)
Third Cavalry Battalion half Motorized (Reg)/ Half Horse (Reserves)
Second Cavalry Battalion (Reserves) Horse
2nd Corps ....... Based in the Terak Mountains
The Mountain people of Bombastia are famous for there long battles
against both the Turks and Austrians and from time to time their own
central government.

Drawn from the various tribes and villages of the Terak Mountains the
soldiers of the the 2nd corps are mostly reserves with only a very few
regular troops confined largely to technical services. The one notable
exception being the eighth Infantry battalion (Mountain) who's troops
are mostly drawn from this region but recruitment is open to all
5th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
7th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
8th Infantry Battalion (Mountain Regular)
11th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
14th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
22nd Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
3rd Artillery Battalion (Mountain Regular)
5th Artillery Battalion ( Regular)
4th Cavalry Battalion (Reserves) Horse
3rd Corps ....... Based on the Adriatic and foothills of Terak Mountains
reaching just into Doritsonov Plains. By far the largest corps in the army
also the most modern and containing the BRAAC ( Bombastian Army
Air Corps) 3rd Corps also has the Coastal Artillery attached to it.
6th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
9th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
10th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
12th Infantry Battalion (Reserves)
15th Infantry Battalion (Regular)
16th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized Regular)
17th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized Regular)
18th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized Regular)
2nd Armored Battalion (Lt Tanks)
3rd Armored Battalion (Lt Tanks)
5th Armored Battalion (Med Tanks)
1st Composite Artillery Battalion...Half Truck (Reg) /
Half Horse Drawn (Reserves)
3rd Composite Artillery Battalion...Half Truck (Reg) /
Half Horse Drawn (Reserves)
4th Artillery Battalion (Mechanized Regular)
1st Coastal Artillery Battalion (Regular) one 14 Inch Railway Gun
2nd Coastal Artillery Battalion (Regular) one 14 Inch Railway Gun
5th Cavalry Battalion (Reserves) Horse
7th Cavalry Battalion (Reserves) Horse
1st Cavalry Battalion half Motorized (Reg)/ Half Horse (Reserves)
BRAAC ( Bombastian Army Air Corps):
Training Squadron
Avro 621 Tutor ...6 each
Fighter Squadrons:
Hawker Fury ....24 each 1st and 3rd Squadrons of 12 aircraft.
Boeing F4B ....12 each 2nd Squadron
Boeing P-26 Peashooter ....12 each 4th Squadron
Curtiss P-36 Hawk ....12 each 5th Squadron
Bomber Command:
Handley Page Heyford Mk III 36 each in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Heavy Bombardment Squadrons of 12 aircraft each.
Fairey Swordfish 36 each in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Coastal
Bombardment Squadrons.
PZL.23A light bombers 36 each in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Tactical Bombardment Squadrons
Transport Squadron:
De Haviland Dragon DH89...4 each
Boulton & Paul 71A .....6 each
Fokker F.VII B/3m.....24 each
Avro Anson ....8 each


Paul said...

An awesome looking force!

Don M said...

Thanks Paul, Had to find a way to use my WWI, WWII, and Colonial Italians! Along with my grab bag of (Clinky) inter-war tanks.