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The Ercinean military is a long-established organization, heavily geared toward peacekeeping and population defence. While neither the largest nor best armed force in Assembly space, they are not a foe to be taken lightly.


The Ercinean army is primarily concerned with peacekeeping and emergency aid. Their combat engineering division is considered pre-eminent in the galaxy. Since they have the ability to fly, their units are organized along roughly the same lines as their navy.

Military doctrine

Ercineans are masters of the art of Fabian tactics. Lacking the numbers to successfully prosecute pitched battles, their strategists are content to draw out phases of combat into lengthy campaigns of attrition. Since the ercineans are almost always engaging defensively, such tactics exploit the weakness of an aggressors' logistical concerns - an invader is always vulnerable in their supply lines and lack of secure positions.

Army branches

Ercinean Home Guard
A standing defence force charged with securing Ercinean and Farseer territories.
Force Wing Squadron Flight
Panacea 6 per Force 8 per Wing 4 per squadron
Saetorae 6 per Force 8 per Wing 4 per squadron
Engineers 12 per Force 4 per Wing 8 per Squadron

Ercinean Peackeeper Corps
A volunteer force drawn from the Home Guard ranks, deployed to fulfill any responsibilities to the Assembly.
Force Wing Squadron Flight
Peacekeeper varies varies 4 per squadron

Army ranks

Officer Ranks
Wing Commander
Squadron Commander
Flight Leader
Flight Adjutant

Notable characters

Notable events

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Navies Acarid NavyChampion NavyChangeling NavyCyborg NavyErcinean NavyFarseer NavyGiant NavyGuardian NavyInsectoid NavyLeviathan NavyMarauder NavyNeomorph NavyPhantom NavyReaver NavyRonin NavySentinel NavyStalker NavyTemplar NavyTerran NavyWraith Navy