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    Ariadne wrote:

    >>But what, if you want to play in Khinasi lands? ;)<<

    Well, I don`t know about Khinasi ranks. However, the following titles might be appriate for Brecht military ranks. They`re taking from titles used during the thirty years war in Germany (which is known in the Netherlands, for our friends from there, as the eighty years war). The list might be incomplete, as I only did a cursory research. As I have to do research on this period anyway, I might be able to add to it in later entries. BTW, the titles are early modern, not really medieval, but they`re not to far off I believe.

    - Obrist : at first, this was a name for the warlord of a hole campaign or for the general. Later, the commander of a
    regiment (ca. 3,000 soldiers, divided into 10 Fähnlein).

    - Hauptmann: the commander of a Fähnlein (ca. 300 men)
    - Rittmeister: same rank as Hauptmann, but used with Cavalry.

    - Leutnant, Oberstwachtmeister: titles for the commander of a company (ca. 100 men)

    - Fähnrich: Standardbearer
    -Kornett: a Standardbearer in a Cavalry unit

    - Quartiermeister or Hauptquartiermeister: an officer in the staff of a Hauptmann or Obrist charged with providing quarters, supplies
    and pay for the soldiers

    - Profoss: an officer charged with maintaining discipline and order

    All of these were officers ranks that would normally be held by nobles. In addition there were a number of ranks ordinary soldiers could achieve:

    - Feldwebel: a sergeant

    -Korporal: The assistant to a sergeant.

    - Rottmeister, Wachtmeister: experienced soldiers in charge of a small number of soldiers (that would be similar to Adam Theos squad leader)

    - Fußknecht: an ordinary foot soldier

    Normally, there would be no specialist soldiers for duties like cooking, etc. Instead, during this time units were accompanied by a large number of non-combattants. One example:
    In 1646, a Bavarian regiment consisted of 480 footsoldiers, accompanied by 74 servants, 314 women and children, 3 traveling merchants and 160 horses.

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    Ariadne wrote:

    >>But what, if you want to play in Khinasi lands? ;)<<

    Well, I don`t know about Khinasi ranks. However, the following titles might be appriate for Brecht military ranks. They`re taking from titles used during the thirty years war in Germany (which is known in the Netherlands, for our friends from there, as the eighty years war). The list might be incomplete, as I only did a cursory research. As I have to do research on this period anyway, I might be able to add to it in later entries. BTW, the titles are early modern, not really medieval, but they`re not to far off I believe.

    - Obrist : at first, this was a name for the warlord of a hole campaign or for the general. Later, the commander of a
    regiment (ca. 3,000 soldiers, divided into 10 Fähnlein).

    - Hauptmann: the commander of a Fähnlein (ca. 300 men)
    - Rittmeister: same rank as Hauptmann, but used with Cavalry.

    - Leutnant, Oberstwachtmeister: titles for the commander of a company (ca. 100 men)

    - Fähnrich: Standardbearer
    -Kornett: a Standardbearer in a Cavalry unit

    - Quartiermeister or Hauptquartiermeister: an officer in the staff of a Hauptmann or Obrist charged with providing quarters, supplies
    and pay for the soldiers

    - Profoss: an officer charged with maintaining discipline and order

    All of these were officers ranks that would normally be held by nobles. In addition there were a number of ranks ordinary soldiers could achieve:

    - Feldwebel: a sergeant

    -Korporal: The assistant to a sergeant.

    - Rottmeister, Wachtmeister: experienced soldiers in charge of a small number of soldiers (that would be similar to Adam Theos squad leader)

    - Fußknecht: an ordinary foot soldier

    Normally, there would be no specialist soldiers for duties like cooking, etc. Instead, during this time units were accompanied by a large number of non-combattants. One example:
    In 1646, a Bavarian regiment consisted of 480 footsoldiers, accompanied by 74 servants, 314 women and children, 3 traveling merchants and 160 horses.

    Christoph Tiemann










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