Alliance Military Corps
The Alliance Military Corps (abbreviated AMC) is the military arm of the Outworlds Alliance in the 31st Century. Founded as a pacifistic and largely agrarian nation, the Outworlds Alliance had no standing national military force until the 26th century.
- 1 Organization
- 2 History
- 2.1 Age of War
- 2.2 Reunification War
- 2.3 Historical Units of the Outworlds Alliance Militia: Age of War
- 2.4 The Pitcairn Legion
- 3 Star League, the Succession Wars, and beyond
- 4 Units of the Alliance Military Corps
- 5 Ranks
- 6 Uniforms
- 7 References
- 8 Bibliography
The Alliance Military Corps is split into three branches:
- Alliance Aerospace Arm (AAA) - The Alliance's most prestigious branch, it consists of aerospace assets.
- Alliance Ground Defense Arm (AGDA) - The Alliance's ground based combat forces.
- Alliance Service Arm (ASA) - All other military functions are handled by the ASA.
At some point[when?], the Alliance Military Corps switched the hierarchy for aerospace wings and aerospace regiments as a way to confuse Inner Sphere intelligence analysts.
After that point[when?], the typical Alliance Military Corps aerospace hierarchy was
|Unit name||Unit composition||Total number of elements|
|Flight||2 aerospace fighters||2 aerospace fighters|
|Squadron||3 flights||6 aerospace fighters|
|Regiment||3 squadrons + command flight||20 aerospace fighters|
|Wing||3 regiments + command flight||62 aerospace fighters|
Thus, a typical Alliance aerospace regiment is actually the same strength as a typical Inner Sphere aerospace wing, and a typical Alliance aerospace wing is actually the same strength as a typical Inner Sphere aerospace regiment.
Age of War
Until the rise of piracy and banditry that resulted from the mass drawdowns of the various Inner Sphere militaries as a result of the formation of the Star League, the Outworlds Alliance had no need of a state-level military force, and the Alliance was such a remote nation that it was only in the early to mid-26th century that the Outworlds Alliance had expanded to the point where its border worlds were within easy jump distance of the outer borders of the Draconis Combine and Federated Suns. Up to this point, each world within the Alliance was responsible for its own defense, and generally maintained nothing more than a local constabulary backed up by a loose militia of able-bodied volunteers who stepped up during times of emergency.
The nascent Star League deployed armed troops onto a number of Outworlds Alliance worlds as "peacekeepers" in 2572, ostensibly to provide "mutual defense and protection" against the pirates and bandits that had appeared as a result of the formation of the League in 2571. These troops were actually deployed in response to the decision by the new President of the Outworlds Alliance, Grigori Avellar, to order the creation of the Outworlds Alliance Militia and a crash armament program, and were intended to eliminate the threat posed by the Alliance BattleMech forces, such as they were.
The Outworlds Alliance Militia was initially recruited largely from foreigners rather than native Alliance members, with the Militia actively hiring trained armed forces personnel who had been retired from service for various reasons by the nations of the Inner Sphere, and the Militia was equipped predominantly with armored vehicles supplemented by a small number of companies of light and medium BattleMechs purchased illicitly by the Alliance in the run up to the Reunification War. Negotiations with Alexander Davion following the discovery of under-the-table procurement of military hardware from Federated Suns armament companies led ultimately to a clandestine treaty that exchanged twelve underdeveloped but water-rich Alliance border worlds for continuing supplies of matériel and ultimately, in 2581, the Pitcairn Legion, a three-Regiment formation of experienced AFFS personnel and equipment acting notionally as mercenaries within the Alliance Militia.
In 2582 the Outworlds Alliance Militia obtained a significant quantity of BattleMechs from the defeat of the SLDF 37th Royal Brigade on Haynesville, which allowed the Militia to form two new BattleMech regiments, the Santiago Carabiniers and the Pitkin Lancers. The Militia also managed to form two BattleMech regiments from salvage and Federated Suns sources in late 2582, the Alliance Borderers and the Alliance Grenadiers.
Commander: Chairman Welkens Nordd
Initial Force Strength:
- BattleMech Regiments: 1 (increasing to 3 in 2582)
- Armor Regiments: 32
- Infantry Regiments: 49
- Aerospace Regiments: 4
Historical Units of the Outworlds Alliance Militia: Age of War
These units are active during the Reunification War campaign against the Outworlds Alliance, which lasted from 2581 to 2585.
1st Alliance BattleMech Regiment
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Alliance Armored Corps
The Alliance Armored Corps consisted of four armored divisions each of which was largely identical in composition and initially manned predominantly by experienced combat troops recruited from nations outside the Outworlds Alliance.
1st Armored Division
2nd Armored Division
3rd Armored Division
4th Armored Division
The Pitcairn Legion
Star League, the Succession Wars, and beyond
In 2750 the OAM had a strength of five BattleMech regiments and four WarShips. As of 2765 the OAM officially had a military strength of eleven BattleMech regiments, each supported by two armor and three infantry regiments, plus fifteen Pinto-class corvettes led by the OAS Pulsar commanded by Chairman Arthur Ingelmann. In truth, the Militia's strength was bolstered by a substantial contingent from the Secret Army formed and trained by Stefan Amaris, and when the Periphery Uprising erupted full-force, the military strength of the Militia and Secret Army detachments combined amounted to some nineteen divisions, composed of some seventy-two conventional regiments and one hundred 'Mech regiments in addition to the fifteen Pintos.
Mercenaries are employed for garrison duty or limited defensive contracts. Some mercenary units are hired by business interests in the Alliance.
During the Jihad Clan Snow Raven began forming close ties with the Outworlds Alliance. Working towards a merger similar to that of Clan Ghost Bear with the Free Rasalhague Republic, the Snow Ravens assumed control of the AMC. Though the Ravens anticipated taking complete control and retiring all the Alliance Military Corps, the realities of the Jihad led to Alliance formations serving alongside Raven front-line forces.
Historical Units of the Outworlds Alliance Militia: Star League
The following units had been openly mustered by the Outworlds Alliance Militia during the Star League era, but had been destroyed or disbanded by the end of the Third Succession War.
Units of the Alliance Military Corps
These units are active as of 3079.
1st Alliance Air Wing
2nd Alliance Air Wing
3rd Alliance Air Wing
4th Alliance Air Wing
5th Alliance Air Wing
1st Long Road Legion
2nd Long Road Legion
The ranks are more for administration matters for military duties. Every soldier with an enlisted rank serves a minimum of 48 months.
|Defender||This rank is given to new members of the AMC. The rank is also known as Defender of the State.|
|Protector||The next higher rank is Protector and is earned after 12 months of service to the state. The official rank is Protector of the Homeland.|
|Guardian||After 24 months of service, and without any dark spots in his/her records, the soldier receives the rank of Guardian. The complete rank is called Guardian of the State.|
|Preceptor||This rank is reserved for soldiers without any entries in their record and after 36 months as a soldier of the AMC.|
The officer aspirant must be nominated by his representative within the parliament. Furthermore, the Military Review Board must also give their approval.
|Supervisor||This is the first rank with responsibility for an entire unit at a lance level. The officer could command an infantry platoon or fighter lance.|
|Section Leader||The officer commands, at this level, a company-sized unit (BattleMech, vehicle, or infantry) or a fighter squadron.|
|Director||The director rank is responsible for a battalion (BattleMech, vehicle, infantry, or mixed units) or an entire aerospace fighter regiment.|
|Chairman||This is the highest rank available in the AMC. Officers at this rank are in charge of a whole regiment or a wing.|
The Alliance aerospace uniform is an olive green flight suit with a green and gold helmet. When outside of their fighters, pilots wear a white blouse trimmed in gold with dark green trousers. A brown leather jacket is worn when cold weather occurs. It is adorned with patches showing the wearer's squadron, rank, fighter, symbol and wings of their unit.
The uniform is dark-green fatigues with gold trimming. The equipment used by infantry mostly comes from Kurita or Davion.
There is no known uniform for naval crews. Most personnel wear whatever they wish. The uniform may range from casual to military style.
- ↑ Field Manual: Periphery, pp. 87–88
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 108: "Something from Nothing"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 106: "Inevitable Hell"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, pp. 109–110: "Davion Diplomacy" & "Alliance Preparations"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 119: "Haynesville"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 42: "Notable Units"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 107: "Outworlds Alliance Militia"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 110: "Alliance Preparations"
- ↑ Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 17: "Outworlds Alliance"
- ↑ Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 4: "WarShips of the Territorial States"
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 50: "Territorial State Troop Strength"
- ↑ Field Report: Clans, p. 23
- ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 203
- ↑ Field Report: Clans, p. 24
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 The Periphery, First Edition, p. 113
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 89
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 139
- ↑ Field Manual: Periphery, pp. 89–90