Military Ranking

Military Ranking without Nobility:

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It is possible to earn or buy Military ranks, and gain certain advantages for the rank.

Experience Points Costs

Level: Rank: Cost:
1 Lance Corporal 10
2 Corporal 15
3 Sergeant 20
4 Sergeant Major 25
5 2nd Lieutenant Special

Level One: Lance Corporal: Answers to a 2nd Lieutenant with the running operation of a ‘Unit’ that consists of 5 Men (including the Lance Corporal).
- Military Discount: 5% on Weapons from the Home Nation of the Army.
- Wage: 500 Bronzes per annum, payment should be issued by the commanding officer of the army (in character if a player character) or by the Trade Referee.

Level Two: Corporal: Answers to a Lieutenant with the running operation of a ‘Squad’ that consists of 10 Men (including the Corporal that makes up two ‘Units’)
- Military Discount: 10% on Weapons from the Home Nation of the Army.
- Wage: 750 Bronzes per annum, payment should be issued by the commanding officer of the army (in character if a player character) or by the Trade Referee.

Level Three: Sergeant: Answers to a Captain with the running operation of a ‘Company’ that consists of 10 ‘Squads’
- Military Discount: 15% on Weapons from the Home Nation of the Army.
- Wage: 1000 Bronzes per annum, payment should be issued by the commanding officer of the army (in character if a player character) or by the Trade Referee.

Level Four: Sergeant Major: Costs 25 Experience Points; answers to a Major with the running operation of a ‘Regiment’ that consists of 10 ‘Companies’; Sergeant Majors receive a 20% discount on purchases concerning ‘Weapons’ only and does not include armour. Earns 1500 Bronzes per annum.

Level Five: 2nd Lieutenant: The Cost is special as this is an officer rank and is covered in the Military Ranking with Nobility.

Note: The promotion from standard military rank to Officer is usually the reward for an outstanding act ‘in the field’, for example in the Sharpe novels, Sharpe is made an officer after saving the life of Wellington.

Army Composition Notes:
While it varies between military forces most armies are structured in a fashion similar to this, those titles will vary; while these auspicious titles defer greater responsibility, they are in general titles bestowed upon non-nobles and it is rare for any such individual to rise into the ‘officer’ ranks, unless by sheer audacity or special circumstances; again this may not necessarily be the rule for some army structures.
Payment to non-officers is generally done in Bronzes, rather than Silver Crests or Golden Crowns, for ease, soldiers with rank may get their money in the form of Silver Crests; it is with stark regularity that armies on the move rarely get a regular form of income, it may be a cunning tactic that monies get paid after a strategically important battle to which many soldiers usually waste on drink and women, though this like many other things is not the essential rule when compared to the likes of the disciplined Dracosylph or the moral Wrotan.

- As a side note, the general non-ranked soldier can probably expect an annual income of approximately 250 Bronze Helms.

Standard Regimental Composition

No: of Companies: No: of Squads: No: of Units: Soldiers per Unit:
1 Company 10 per Company 2 per Squad 5 Soldiers*

*Including the Soldiers with Military Ranking

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