What rank would the leader hold

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What rank would the leader hold

Postby JMISBEST » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 pm

My players are toying with the idea of recruiting A Force of professional Ex Soldiers to form the main part of King Olebs far bigger and far more powerful personal Guard. What rank would you suggest my Pcs give the groups leader?

The main force is 1 and a 3rd Regiments of Light Marines made up of 1,200 Rank and File Marines, 120 Sergeants, 24 Lieutenants, 6 Captains and 3 Colonels type Marines

As A secondary Force theirs 2 and a quarter companies of Veteran Heavy Scouts Made up of 200 Rank and File, 20 Sergeants, 6 Lieutenants and 2 Captains

Theirs also 2 and a quarter companies of none combatants made up of 155 Accountants, 55 Medics, 17 Tacticians and 8 Doctors, all of who are Highly, highly professional and highly experienced Experts

Their is also 1 Platoon of both of Tanks and Aircraft in form of 4 Squads of 5 Cougar Battle Tanks all with 3 Crew and 4 squads of 5 Light Attack Aircraft all with 1 crew and 1 Squad of 3 5th hand Crusader Self-Propelled Guns that costs Cr 380,000 each and all have 3 crew

So that is the main part of King Olebs far bigger and far more powerful personal Guard. So what rank would you suggest for my Pcs give the groups leader?
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby M J Dougherty » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:18 pm

1200 line personnel is about 2 battalions, so you'd have 2 Lt-colonels in charge of the battalions by modern standards, and a brigadier or brigadier-general in overall command.
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby JMISBEST » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:31 am

Ooops just got A E-Mail saying that The Pcs have decided to add a couple of Million Cr of their own cash to fund well over another 1,000 more Royal Guards for Oleb. Does this change the rank The Leader of Olebs new and vastly enlarged Royal Guard will be granted?

Its A Force of 1,353 Light Marines, 1,145 Medium Riflemen, 228 Very Heavy Veteran Scouts, 20 Medium Tanks each with 3 crew, 20 Light Aircraft each with 1 crew, 3 5th hand artillery Pieces each with 3 crew and a assortment of 520 assorted none combat Civilian Helpers

So like I said does that change the rank The Leader of Olebs new and vastly enlarged Royal Guard will be granted?
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:47 am

Uber rank.
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby M J Dougherty » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:41 am

Why not read a decent book on military organisation? That way you'll know what sort of rank commands what sort of force.
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby CaladanGuard » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:20 am

It's also a theme that very occasionally someone (MJD in this case, and several others) gives a good, succinct answer to said rambling question. But suddenly, "NOPE! That info I gave was wrong, here's even more garbage to muddy the waters."

As you have been told several times (MJD again) play a scrappy crew of misfits on a broken down old free trader with more money on it's mortgage than it's worth. Ask questions about how much a patron should offer to run a ton of contraband two systems over, past a Navy Corvette that's been haunting the system. You'll get answers, real answers.

We can't get into your mindset to answer your questions JM...
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby Moppy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:34 am

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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby M J Dougherty » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:49 pm

It does get irritating when either the question is changed after someone has provided an answer or it is apparently ignored and another question that is difficucult to answer for the same reasons (which have been pointed out) appears a little later. It's like the answers aren't being read.
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby Old School » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:54 pm

I think he's just a troll, at least some of the time.
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby ochd » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 pm

M J Dougherty wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:41 am
Why not read a decent book on military organisation? That way you'll know what sort of rank commands what sort of force.
I recommend Catch-22 :)
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby Kulthea » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm

Old School wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:54 pm
I think he's just a troll, at least some of the time.
Happy to give JMISBEST some leeway.

https://jmisbest.wordpress.com/
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Re: What rank would the leader hold

Postby Old School » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 pm

I dunno if our JMISBEST is that kid, but he’s definitely the same as this guy:

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