The Star Army
Main Article: Star Army of Yamatai
Main Article: Star Army of Yamatai
The rikugun (陸軍, りくぐん, Land Army) is the combined planetary forces of the Star Army of Yamatai. These are the units and soldiers that are not part of the fleet, or uchuugun (宇宙軍, Space Army). Although the Rikugun is not considered an independent branch of the Star Army of Yamatai, ever-expanding planetary forces have increasingly asserted their own identity in ways like differences in uniforms.
Founded in YE 32, the Star Army Rikugun was created as the designated planetary forces of the Star Army of Yamatai. The Rikugun's unique identity did not begin to emerge until YE 37 with the creation of the Star Army Field Uniform, Type 37. The culture has since begun to diverse from their ship bound brethren.
The Star Army Rikugun differs from the Fleets as a dedicated headquarter has developed. The Headquarters, Rikugun consists of the Chief of Rikugun General Staff, Deputy Chief of Rikugun General Staff (a Chujo), staff officers, and enlisted personnel/Emma Androids supporting the staff officers. It is currently co-located with Star Army Command at Kyoto, Yamatai.
The Rikugun Chief of Staff is responsible for advising the Commander of the Star Army on all matters related to the Rikugun. It is largely an administrative/strategic position, with operational control in the hands of legion commanders and below.
The basic framework for deploying Rikugun soldiers are the legions. The structure of legions grants them just enough resources to achieve operational independence if required. Unit levels above the legion are largely administrative in nature to help coordinate their actions in accordance with the Commander of the Star Army.
10 permanent Area Armies currently exist as of YE 42. 4 are designated to be forward deployed or share garrison resources. The remaining 6 have ground combatant authority within regions of the empire, jointly working with a fleet area of responsibility. They can of course rotate with forward-deployed Area Armies or on their own should it be required. But during wars, additional Area Armies are fielded using the hundreds of reserve and permanent separate legions.
The ten permanent Area Armies are:
Notable seperate formations are:
In addition to the regular soldiers of the Rikugun, a number of advanced trained soldiers also are used to enhance the Rikugun and the Star Army of Yamatai as a whole.
The Replacement Army Division (RAD) is the Rikugun component of the Star Army Reserve tasked with training a ready reserve of soldiers to defend the Yamatai Star Empire. Presently 33 Area Armies comprise the division, which rotates active duty status every three months (11 are always training and ready to deploy at any time within the 9th Area Army). They largely consist of Mass Produced Soldiers, but a sizeable portion is civilians that wish to not serve full time.
The following are Star Army Facilities currently operated with the Rikugun or shared with other divisions of the Star Army.
|Black Sands Test Range||Black Sands, Yamatai||Testing/Training Area|
|Central Fleet Depot||Central Uesureya, Yamatai||Manufacturing & Logistics|
|Educational Facility 1||Ketsurui no Iori, Yamatai (Planet)||Nekovalkyrja Basic Training|
|Elysian Naval Arsenal||Keren III||Minor Depot|
|Fort Asura||Asura System||Main military starport for Asura III|
|Fort Garanchou||Touketsu, SX-05|
|Fort Hajime||Touketsu, SX-05||Training|
|Fort Hankou||Ronica (Planet), Veronica||Training Center; Mayame Officer School|
|Fort Ingestrie||Tatiana||Infantry School|
|Fort Jal||Miu I, Miu||Spacelane Defense|
|Fort Kuzuryū||HX-2 II||Base of Operations for Legion XII|
|Fort Mevar||Mevar||Local defense base|
|Fort Minori||Nataria, Nataria||Personnel Headquarters|
|Fort Ohara||Ohara||Planetary Defense Force HQ|
|Fort Phaeton||Phaeton, Murf||Frontier Starport in the Bard Cluster|
|Fort Point||Yicuqibu I||local defense base|
|Fort Ready||Nataria, Nataria||Training Center|
|Fort Shotou||Daichi, Daichi System|
|Fort Tokyo||Jiyuu System|
|Fort Victory Reserve Center||Kyoto, Yamatai (Planet)||Basic Training|
|Jiyuu Fleet Depot||Jiyuu System||Eastern Depot|
|Nataria Fleet Depot||Nataria, Nataria||Major Depot|
Due to being a division of the Star Army of Yamatai responsible for planetary operations, occupations within the Rikugun are limited to what is needed to accomplish their missions. Occupation specializations such as doctors are provided by the rest of the Star Army of Yamatai.
Below are the occupations one can enlist/commission into for the Rikugun:
In order to stand out from the rest of the Star Army of Yamatai, the Rikugun has created the following uniforms:
Since its foundation in YE 32, the Rikugun has gradually adopted a different way of thinking compared to other members of the Star Army of Yamatai. Here are some key differences:
Rikugun Standard Issue is given to every member of the Rikugun upon assignment to a unit (existing soldier) or entering initial training. At the unit level, there are a great number of systems shared between the Rikugun and the Uchuugun. But the following at the most common equipment you will see used by the Rikugun.
|Legion I||Yamatai||Chujo Nakano Akio||Wes||34,000||50||50||Veteran|
|Legion II||Hanako's World||Chujo Shuichi Naomi||Wes||40,000||50||0|
|Legion III||Daichi||Chujo Shingai Taku||Nashoba||30,000||0||60|
|Legion IV||Yamatai||Chujo Kitano Hiroharu||Wes||24,000||50|
|Legion V||Ushobrakflug||Chujo Tetsuya Asaka||Wes||24,000||50||Deployed|
|Legion VI||Tsuyosa||Chujo Sakamoto Koji||Nashoba||30,000||0||60||Forming|
|Legion VII||Tatiana||Shosho Ingestrie Clowasti||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion VIII||Yamatai||Shosho Xiomara Sorenson||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion IX||Yamatai||Shosho Kimberly Kier||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion X||Jiyuu III||Shosho Kazuko Gainey||Andrew||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion XI||Yamatai||Shosho William Coruthers||Ethereal||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion XII||HX-2||Shosho Ida Mako||5,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion XIII||Yamatai||Shosho Marcus Argentius Andriel||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion IXX||Yamatai||Shosho Frank Lopez||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion XX||Yamatai||Shosho Amber R. Crest||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legion XXI||Yamatai||Shosho Roger Whaley||20,000||Created in YE 34|
|Legions 22-57||Nataria||708,000||100||Nov YE 35-Apr YE 36|
|Legions 58-237||Nataria||3,608,000||100||18||May YE 35-Jun YE 36|
|Legions 238-273||Nataria||720,000||Jul YE 36-Oct YE 36|
|Legions 274-633||Nataria||7,200,000||Nov YE 36-Feb YE 37|
|Legions 634-1083||Nataria||9,000,000||Mar YE 37-Aug YE 37|
|Legion 1084||Asura III||20,000||December YE 37|
|Legion 1085||Asura III||20,000||December YE 37|