Re: [Glorantha]Imperial Army Ranks

From: Alex Ferguson <abf_at_cs.ucc.ie>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 23:59:18 +0100


On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 01:04:07PM -0400, Svechin_at_cs.com wrote:
> The Imperial Army is no different from any other ancient army, it has
> a very flat organsisational structure, and this was deliberate on my
> part when detailing the ranking system.

[...]

> Fazzur commands the entire theatre of war, this includes Prax,
> Heortland, Esolria and Sartar. There are several armies with Warlords
> commanding within that remit.

[...]

> The size of these armies varies hugely but they all are commanded by a
> warlord. Fazzur is also a warlord but he is the appointed theatre
> commander on the word of the Emperor and Provincial Overseer and is
> thus _in charge_ not because of rank, but because the Emperor said so.

In the initial comments, Martin is rather smooshing together 'rank', and 'organisation', but the latter example rather illustrates the distinction: Fazzur and his Praxian (say) subordinate are the same rank, but as Martin describes, there's (at least) a layer of hierarchy in the _organisational_ structure of troops-commanded-by-Warlords. You may wish to say it isn't formalised, or traditional, or Old School Dara Happan, but it exists in practice, and apparently also by Imperial degree.

Cheers,
Alex.

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