Military Units and Formations
The following is a quick rundown of military organization. For details and links to more specific pages, please look at the Wikipedia article here (opens in new page).
In Atlantic America, there are a number of variations on this list. For example, the Kingdom of North Mississippi does not use Regiments, while the Kingdom of Michigan does not use Brigades. The Kingdom of Ohio uses the common hierarchy, even for artillery and cavalry units (see below).
Most nations do not have Army Group of Theater level commands, the exception being the Imperial Commonwealth.
Army – Common Hierarchy
|Name||Typical Commander||Number of soldiers|
|Theater||General, Field Marshal|
|Army Group||General, Field Marshal||Hundreds of thousands, or more|
|Army||General/Lieutenant General||50,000 – 120,000|
|Corps||Lieutenant General/Major General||12,000 – 36,000|
|Division||Major General/Brigadier General||5,000 – 15,000|
|Brigade||Brigadier General/Colonel||1,200 – 6,000|
|Regiment||Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel||800 – 3,600|
|Battalion||Lieutenant Colonel / Major||400 – 1,200|
|Company||Captain / First Lieutenant||80 – 200|
|Platoon||First or Second Lieutenant||30 – 60|
|Squad||Sergeant (of some rate)||10|
Artillery Battalions are divided into Batteries, and Batteries into Sections.
Cavalry Regiments are divided into Squadrons, and Squadrons into Troops.
Naval organization can change depending on the technology level, number of ships, and geographic area the navy is required to operate in. Levels will be taken in and out as necessary.
Example: The Navy of the Royal Kingdom of Quebec has three named fleets: the Lakes Fleet, Atlantic Fleet, and Arctic Fleet. Each of the Great Lakes has its own squadron, made of miscellaneous ships, while the Atlantic fleet has several task forces, with squadrons of like ships.
|Fleet||Fleet Admiral or Admiral||All vessels in an ocean or navy|
|Numbered or Named Fleet||Admiral or Vice Admiral||All ships within a large geographical area|
|Task Force||Vice Admiral||A collection of ships of all types|
|Task Group||Vice Admiral or Rear Admiral||A collection of ships of similar types|
|Squadron or Flotilla||Rear Admiral or Commodore||Either a group of ships of the same type, or all ships operating within a specific geographical area|
|Division||Commodore or Captain||A group of ships of the same type|
|Ship||Commander or Captain||An individual ship|
Air Force Hierarchy
The Air Force hierarchy is much more varied than the army or navy. Most nations don’t have enough air craft to use every level of this hierarchy, and which levels are missing varies from one nation to another. In some cases, the Air Force is not an independent formation.
|Air Command / Air Army|
|Numbered Air Force / Air Division||100+|
|Wing / Group / Air Brigade||48-100||1000-5000|
|Group / Wing / Air Regiment||24-48||300-1000|