OitB UN Space Troops

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UN Space Troops

Administrative Organisation

The UNST is administratively split into various service arms and within those arms, different structures apply.

e.g. Within the Infantry Arm are several regiments which supply infantry battalions, while within the Cavalry Arm there are regiments that supply Armoured and Reconnaissance elements.

UNST Infantry Regiments

Regiment

Type

Primary Recruiting Area

Grand Admiral's Guard

Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth

Chandr Skauts

Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

India

Tsuki Rentai

Armoured Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Japan

Barsoom Highlanders

Mountain Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Mars

Darkside

Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Luna

Triton Marines

Marine Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Sol Outer Planets & Moons

Inari

Infantry

Inari

Odin

Infantry

Odin

Atolls

Maritime Infantry

Pacific Rim

Jundui

Armoured Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Far-East especially China

C'thik

Infantry (C'thik)

Ran

Zvezdnyye Voyska

Armoured Infantry, Exotic Atmosphere

Russia

Irrawaddi

Helicopter Infantry

Myanmar

Askari wa nifari

Infantry

Eastern Africa

Awon Iyooda

Gendarmerie

West Africa

Woden

Armoured Infantry

Odin

Dangun

Infantry

Earth/Dangun

Field Organisation

In the field, the standard organisation is the brigade. These brigades are commanded by a Brigadier and are made up of units from various of the administrative branches of the service. (See UNST Standard T.O. & E for examples)

Where multiple brigades are required to operate in a region, a Divisional Headquarters Brigade will coordinate their work and where a planet needs multiple brigades to be present a Corps Headquarters Brigade will provide the central logistics and signals needed for effective command. This Corps Headquarters may be further supplemented by an Army or Army Group Headquarters Brigades as necessary.


Example brigades in service month 43 include: -

Brigade

Type

Primary Recruiting Area

I XXX

Corps HQ Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth

III XXX

Corps HQ Brigade

Earth

1st Division

Infantry Divisional HQ Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth

2nd Division

Infantry Divisional HQ Brigade

Earth

3rd Corps Engineer Group

Engineer Works Group HQ

Earth

6th Division

Parachute Divisional HQ Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth

ALB-15

Alien Liaison Brigade

Earth

EB-50

Engineer Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth

MEX-01

Maritime Exploration Brigade

Earth

PEX-01

Planetary Exploration Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth's Research Universities

PEX-09

Planetary Exploration Brigade

Earth

MEX-01

Maritime Exploration Brigade

Earth

IB-05

Mobile Infantry Brigade

Ameratsu System

IB-08

Static Infantry Brigade

Inari

IB-09

Static Infantry Brigade

Odin

IB-14

Mobile Infantry Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth and Luna

IB-18

Air Mobile Infantry Brigade

South Asia, Earth

IB-21(A)

Armoured Infantry Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth and Mars

IB-24

Mobile Infantry Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Earth and Luna

IB-25

Mobile Infantry Brigade (Auxilliary)

Africa, Earth

MB-12

Marine Brigade, Exotic Atmosphere

Sol Outworlds

MB-26

Maritime Brigade

Earth

UNST Auxiliaries

The UNST sees all troops loyal to UN member states as UN Auxilliaries.

UN Auxilliaries are the only non-UN units that may be deployed off-Earth. All other UN member troops are deployed under the UN Peacekeeping banner and as such are liable to deployment on earth only.

UN Auxillaries are generally only trained and equipped for habitable planet deployment.

Examples include:-

XVIII Corps from the USA

16th Air Mobile Brigade from the UK

11th Air Mobile Brigade, an Armoured Brigade and a number of Foreign Legion Battalions from France & the EU

83rd Airborne Brigade (and others) from Russia

The PLA Volunteers Brigades from China

The internationally staffed UN Air Mobile Brigade, Security Brigade and Mountain Infantry Brigade

UNST Local Volunteers

The UNST support of the Sieur of S'tiri has seen the provision of local C'thik troops trained, equipped and led by UN officers. These local troops are currently limited to security police units.

Mercenary Companies

The establishment of the Local Volunteers gave the allied C'thik commanders on Ran ideas, and they have managed to employ a small number of Human troops as Mercenaries or Military Contractors.

This contraversial development has increased the firepower of the local's pike-and-shot brigades with the addition of RPGs and machineguns but has been seen as potentially exploitative politically. i.e. the control is not through the UN.