Monday, November 21, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WW2 The Invasion That Never Was

Official Training Film War Department (1945) - The M2 Carbine

Infantry Weapons and Effects 1953 US Army M1911A1 M3A1 M1 Carbine 8min

Japan's War in Colour (Complete Documentary)

What if? US-Japanese Pacific war

Ok war is going hot and heavy in Europe and China. Japan bombs the Hawaiian islands and declares war on the US. But stop, Hitler doesn't live up to his end of the deal. And condemns the attack by the Japanese....Or just doesn't declare war and do to political finagling the US does not get involved in the war in Europe.

I see the war in the Pacific going pretty much as it did go in WW2 but on a faster pace because of the full use industrial might going to defeating the Japanese. Now this is all hypothetical but how do you guys think the Pacific war would have been different?
Would the invasion of the home islands have happened with out the A-bomb and the Soviets invading into Manchuria? How would an invasion have gone down? Would the Emperor be whisked away? And where would he be taken?
And where can I find good early 20th center Japanese civilians to represent the local population and insurgents?

I can see an American Expeditionary force to China to help the Nationalist forces fight the Japanese on the continent. And an invasion of Japan fallowed by a long and brutal occupation. Ok what are your ideas? Also if any one has read any fiction about such a thing happening I would be happy to hear about it and would like to know more. :D

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

The link leads to an article about a Bronze age battle in Northern Germany. Discovered in 1996 they have so far uncovered a 100 human skeletons showing "Battle" injures, tons off weapons and at least 5 dead horses.

Bronze to the limit: Destructive testing of a Ewart Park sword

Friday, July 29, 2016

Music from Ancient Rome part II

Music from Ancient Rome part I

Synaulia is a team of musicians, archeologists, paleorganologists and choreographers dedicated to the application of their historical research to ancient music and dance, in particular to the ancient Etruscan and Roman periods.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Defense force District Central

Defense force District Central

The core government and military district of Cascadia.
Fist Division Ground component minus the 3rd Brigade are posted at the old Joint Ground-Air Station Lewis=McCord.

Along with What's left of the nation Air Defense units.

The Ranger Corp (airborne/air assault and Spec ops) are also posted out of Lewis-McCord.

With the Navy having many faculties located all around the Puget Sound.

Defense Force District South

Defense Force District South. DFDS

The Southern bounder is relatively secure and peaceful, the occasional Jefferson secessionist attack's being the exception.

The only active component stationed here is the Air Defense Commands 2 F-15 C/D fighter Wings out of Portland airport. (Kingsley Field being closed to save cost)

2nd Cascadia Division (Reserve)
Makes up the rest of the Defense force troops in DFDS, with the 2nd Mounted Rifles Brigade "The Dragoons"( Reserve Stationed all though out the District.

Defense Force District East (more Background)

Defense Force District East. DFDE
Is made up of Eastern Washington, Idaho and bits of Montana that Cascadia holds.

Patch of the 3rd Brigade Armored Rifles (Triple 3)

Third Divsion 3rd Brigade Combined arms( The Triple 3) HQ and it's Combined Arms Heavy battalion are located at Joint Ground-Air Defense base Mountain Home.
Along with a 1 A-10 Fighter Wing, 1 F-15 Strike Eagle Fighter Wing and
The Independent Attack Aviation Battalion along with the Air Defense Corp JATC Forward Air Controller wing.

Fairchild Air Defense Station holds an active Kc-135 Stratotanker, and Reserve C-17.

3rd Brigade 3rd Mounted Rifles Battalion (Stryker)
Is located at Maelstrom joint Air-ground defense Station.
There are also quite a few Cascadian Military Intl troops stationed in around the old radar and now decommissioned missile command facilities.

elements of the Snake River Regiment (reserve) And (The Braves) are also located in DFDE.

The Main mission of ground forces in DRDE is to defended the Eastern Boarder Against Invasion, raids, terrorist or Natural disasters.

Their main threats are forces from the Bonner County militia and Deseret legionnaires.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Clash - English Civil War..Part 2?

Most likely to early for most folks to think of this. But there is the 1930s "A very British Civil war", and the "Winter of discontent" 1979 crack down.
Would a Brexit UK crises be to far off the mark? Not in realty just thinking for gaming ideas.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Some updates on Cascadia

I am going to do some Changes for the military background.
The Navies F18 growler fighter wing, one F18 Hornet Fighter wings and will go to the Air Force.

The C-40 Clipper Squadron will Also got into the Air forces First Logistics command wing.

Leavening the Navy with its helicopters, one F18 Hornet Fighter wing and one F18 growler fighter wing.

The Air force will have its name changed to the Cascadian Air Defense Corp, Army to Cascadian Defense Forces and Navy to Cascadian Maritime Defense Force.
The ADC also Fall's under the CDF as the over all command branch. But it gets its own funding and like how the USMC is separated from the navy.

the ADC strength now stands at.

First Theater command wing.
1 F-15 Strike Eagle Fighter Wing
2 F-15 C/D fighter Wings
1 A-10 Fighter Wing
1 F18 growler fighter wing
1 F18 Hornet Fighter wings
1 JATC Forward Air Controller wing.
1 F-22 Squadron (being made into a wing once the rest of the planes arrive and pilots complete there training)

Drones are also being fully being used but I honestly don't know much about them so will have to look it what is plausible before I add them to the roster.

First Logistics command wing
Will consist of
1 C-40 Clipper Squadron (used as a more comfortable transport for military in a none tactical environment and often used for diplomatic missions.
2 C-17 Wings (One active/one Reserve)
1 C-130 Air lift Wing
2 Refueler Kc-135 Stratonker. (one Active/ one Reserve)
2 C-17 Wings (One Active/ One Reserve)
1 P-3 Orion Squadron

The ADC is experimenting with using civilian model or military model transports as drone carriers.

My finally change is that Medical, Supplies, logistics, communication..etc all go to the same school's. So the Logistics Corp members are just as likely to find them self's working on an Airfield, a CDF Camp or a Navy Cutter.
With only the combat and force specific job specialties having their own separate schools.

The CDF and MDF basic training is 8 weeks. This of course is an interdiction to the military and it way of life. The Ground combat school is where all Riflemen, Infantry and Navy infantry learn their trade before going to armor, mech, commando or Ranger training.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

War of 1812 and Sharp Practice.

Having read some Articles on Dalaupprors Blog page ( about some of the less well known conflicts daring the Napoleonic war era, I figured I look into my own countries small contribution to that era of history.

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 18, 1812, to February 18, 1815. That is a long time covering a vast area but with lots of small engagements with forces that would have been considered insignificant in Europe at the time.
And saw that the US system of relaying almost exclusively on militia for it defense to be very flawed.
It fallowed what almost seems to be a tradition of early American wars, of having a small inexperienced army lead by fools. Who after a time finally get there ducks in a row and finally start to win battles.

The conflict ended in a Draw between the US and Britain with the only victory being Canada because they proved that they where willing to fight and fight hard to not be apparat of the American experiment.

The War of 1812 also consisted of Wars in the Ohio river Valley against First nations peoples who where the real losers of this conflict. See Tecumseh's War and the Red Stick or Creek war.

There where also two wars against the Barbary Pirates and conflicts in Florida against the Seminoles and Spanish.

A lot of different forces covering a vast area, so in order to not overwhelm myself I will have to focuses on only a few places.

I am looking at 3 so far, the Niagara and Plattsburgh Campaigns, 1814
The Creek war, and the Chesapeake campaign.

All offer interesting uniforms and troops to paint and collect.
Luckily I Brigade Games is already starting to offers a nice collection to start.

I will also be checking out Perry plastics to see if I can proxy or convert more troops for American regular and uniformed militia.

Waterloo - The last battle documentary - Swesub

History The battle of waterloo..flv

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Russian Fed troops part 2

Finished my first batch of 7 Russian Fed troops. That is one squad down. and a platoon to go....I want to make two if not 3 honestly but one will do for now.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Russian Federation Troops

So enough ideas at the moment, here is a Russian Squad I am working on.

I am pretty much copying Paul's technique for Russian Federation troops.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Continuation of the last post.

Continuation of the last post.

Laurentia (Great lakes Alliance)
Comprised of the States of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Indiana.

USA Or Vigina
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware Still retain the name of the United states of America, but to every one else they are ether Virgina, Uinon or just "Mil Gov"

The Commander of Norfolk Declared themselves to be successor to the US government, But was to preoccupied trying to coordinated US force over seas to consolidate and rebuild the government.
By the time the Dust settled in the Pacific, Middle East and US force Europe was finally able to make it back to the US, the Damage had been done. And known of the now independent states where willing to rejoin the Union.

Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia for the continues geographical nation of Appalachia.

The confederation of Southern states.

the CSA is not your great grand dads confederacy, Ether Geographically or politically. It Comprises the Stats of Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, And Louisiana.

Outer Banks

Is comprised of the combined nations of North and South Carolina. They are very closely allied with the CAS but are not members of the Confederation.

Empire State

Empire State is comprised of the old states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the county of Fairfield Connecticut.

The Federated States of New England

The Last of the lower 48 Sates of the old US formed into the Federated Stats of New England or FSNW.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico no longer has to debate about going to statehood because they are now fully independent.

The Oceanic Kingdom of Hawaii

The Oceanic Kingdom of Hawaii is a Constitutional-Monarchy with the Royal Family mostly fulfilling a ceremonial role, and have no actually say in government.
They have effetely formed a union to all other smaller US territories in the Pacific, granting there independence. Or course at the same time, do to lack of resources of their own, Hawaii maintains trade, military and civil relations with Cascadia, Australia, New Zeeland, Canada, Japan, and the California Republic.
(Or pretty much any one that is not trying to take them or their territories over)

Alaska despite having a vast amount of land and resources lacked very much in the population department. In order to make up for this deficiency they marinated many of the old trade agreements they had post collapse.
They where even talking about entering into a Trade union with Canada and Cascadia before Russia invaded.

Broken nation figure out

I have finally figured out how I am going to finish off my Broken nation setting. By figure out what happens to the rest of the old USA.

California absorbs Nevada controlling the major metropolitan areas, with only a few communities in the central part of the state still remaining true to the old Battle Born silver state.
California along with being the biggest single economy in the old US also has Space Lunch sights, a large national guard, Navy and USMC complement to take into this new great Pacifica nation.

Arizona tries to go it alone for a year, before a the rush of refuges on the Mexican board (caused by lose of services and food) spurs a response of Mexican troops occupying Douglas and Nogales. Californian Republic troops who where already in the city of Tucson securing the air base and distributing food moved to the board and after a tense stand off got the Mexican troops to back down for now.

After this Arizona is all but a territory of California with Cal Rep troops securing the boarder and both side of the Hoover Dam.

New Mexico suffers even worst then Arizona, With Texas shortly after declaring Independence invading and annexing all territory east of the the Rio Grand and Rout 25 South.
Albuquerque is completely surround on its eastern side and fences and a new boarder checkpoint. New Mexico's Emergency government was totally unprepared fro such violent action from in neighbor and has only made it to this day because of the Mountain Republic of Colorado.

The Mormon State of Zion and Deseret (Utah) or just Deseret.
Utah delectation of independence was fallowed shortly afterwards by a name change and a call for all true Mormons to return to Zion.
Along with all former Territories of Desert to try to also return if possible.
This has lead to an up surge in population, but also constant strife with it's neighbors (drive on Clifton and Grand Junction Colorado-Deseret boarder war, financing insurgents in Nevada, Occupation of Lincoln, Unitia, Sweetwater county and the frozen Snake River conflict)

The Mountain Free State of Colorado
Colorado has tried to weather the storm the best it can in these dark times. They are self sufficient with decent agriculture and resources. Along with a decent military that has so far sent all comers home with a bloody nose, but for how long?
They now effect to form alliances and trade deals to guaranteed their continued prosperity.

Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation has been able to remain in the four corners region with out much of un upset of its territorial integrity.
One thing Deseret, Cal Rep, Colorado and what's left of New Mexico can agree on is to leave them be.

The Christian Republic of Heartland.
Kansas and Nebraska form the nation of Heartland, and aside from trade not much else goes on there.

Yellowstone Republic.
The Remints of Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota form the nation of Yellowstone. They have a very strong Libertarian strake boarding on Anarchism. With a resource, ranching and farming biased barter economy, with goods and services exchanged for the like. Communities will often as not chip in to keep the roads maintained and to keep services running.
No army only county volunteer militias, with Law being enforced at county citizen courts.

With in the Yellowstone Republic is also the Republic of Lakotah, comprised of many native first nations peoples who form a major power base in the region.

Republic of Texas.

Texas was one of the first states to move for Independence and one of the most aggressive when it came to enforcing its new nationhood. With Oklahoma joining the new nation willingly only months after the move for independence every one was caught off guard with Texas's moves to expand and secure its borders.
New Mexico was blind sided with a two pronged invasion up rout 25 and rout 40 and not stopping until they had ransacked Los Alamos. Before pulling back to the new border of Albuquerque and the Rio Grand to the West and the head waters of the Pecos River up to Colorado to the north.
Fallowing this forces where sent east to occupy and annex Louisiana.
This was the Final straw for the other remaining states of the old south who declared a reformation of the Old Confederation of states. Who where able to push Texas out of most of Florida Parishes but where not able to retake the Greater New Orleans area.

Now an uneasy pace and occupation exists along the Mississippi river.

That is enough for tonight but I will finish up the rest for you all soon.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cascadian Airforce

The Cascadian Air force is also well equipped with legacy Air Craft. While working deals with Boeing to accrue new F-22s they are still adequately set to defend their airspace and to even project force if need be.

The old Oregon Guard provided them With 2 Fighter Wings of F-15 C/D air supremacy Fighters.

Montana's old Guard contributed an Air Lift Wing of C-130 Hercules

Idaho Air National Guard provides an A-10 fighter wing along with a Jatac squadron of Forward air controllers.

And Finally Washington's Air Guard provide an Air re-fueler wing along with a logistics and Theater command wing.

The Aircraft provided by the Active air force consisted of 2 C-17 Wings, 1 F-15 Strike Eagle wing, and one more Refuler Wing with Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

So that leave Cascadia air force with.

Cascadian Ministry of Air Defense.
First Theater command wing.
1 F-15 Strike Eagle Fighter Wing
2 F-15 C/D fighter Wings
1 A-10 Fighter Wing

I JATC Forward Air Controller wing.
1 F-22 Squadron (being made into a wing once the rest of the planes arrive and pilots complete there training)

First Logistics command wing.

1 C-130 Air lift Wing
2 Refuler Kc-135 Stratonker. (one Active/ one Reserve)
2 C-17 Wings (One Active/ One Reserve)

A lot smaller then some of the other commands but That is what I have at the moment. I am thinking I will also look at what Japan and the smaller Territories the US controls in the Pacific to come see if any thing else can be scrounged. I am hanging with the idea that Hawaii will all but become part of the New Cal Rep. But Maybe as a protectorate or kind of a commonwealth/Federation thing. With all the outer Territories also forming being drawn in. They don't feel like being absorbed by china or Japan ether, so having a alliance Guaranty with ether Australia, California and Cascadia might be a good idea.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cascadian Navy

Cascadia was again spoiled for navel assets after independence. The biggest problem was trying to figure out what was economically feasible to keep, to sale, and what to mothball for later use.

By the time of the events described here, There would be 2 Gerald ford and one Nimitz class super Aircraft Carrier located in the Puget sound. And while it would be cool to have 3 carrier battle groups along with all of there aircraft, its not viable. In fact one would most likely be to expensive to keep and maintain. And there are also currently 3 more decommissioned carriers just hanging out waiting to be scraped.
And lets not forget that the operation cost of a modern carrier, aircraft, Maintenance, manning, port facilities, air and support ship assets would most likely coast some thing like 6-10 billion its not a hard call to make.

So the mothballed older ships will all be scraped. One of the Fords will be sold to Australia along with it's air wing. And the Last Nimitz will be mothballed, with the last Ford. To pricey to keep active but most of its aircraft are still available if needed.
The last Ford was able to convince its strike group to return to port with it though so the fleet Order is.

Also there are 10 old Ohio class boomers in the sound. I am going to say 2 never came back to the sound. And 2 where already converted over to use convtinal tomahawk missiles so those are keepers.
Oh and One will become a civilian science and exploration sub

Cascadian Navy
Department of the Navy

Surface fleet

1 Ticonderoga class cruiser

1 Zumwalt class destroyer(I want one so I will have one)

2 Aeleigh-Burke destroyers (3 in mothball, they where part of the fleet out of Japan)

2 Independence-class Littoral combat ship (taking liberties because of them currently being stationed in San Diego)

2 Freedom-class littoral combat ship (also Taking liberties)

2 Supply Ships "reserve noncombatant" (see USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7)

2 de-miner ships

(Cruses ships and ferry's are used as need for transportation of troops and equipment)

Sub Fleet

3 Seawolf Class Attack subs

2 Ohio SSGN (guided missile subs)

1 Ohio class Drone carrier(converted)

2 OHIO class Amphibious warfare Subs (looking at the "Makin Island raid" and the old Greyback sub for this ideas. Take all the missiles out and slash the crew complement. You now have a sub that can transport well over 120 men. Maine problem is getting them to the shore after they leave the sub. thinking rubber boats and the like.)

The rest are mothballed minus the two that left.

Coast Guard.
Large surface ships (many smaller boats, tugs and an Air Rescue/patrol squadron)
1 Keeper-class cutter
3 Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat
2 Reliance-class cutter
1 Juniper class Cutter

Navel land warfare branch

Since large amphibious operations are not an option for Cascadia, so this force will not be designed to storm beach heads and be a 2nd army for the government.

Cascadia Marine Raiders (Uses navel rank, Set up for quick coastal raids, insertions and surveillance)
One CMR Brigade.
Brigade HQ

Marine Raider Support Battalion
(supply, training, Engineer Co..Etc)

2 Marine Raider Battalions(1st Bat "Vikings", 2nd Bat "The Sea People")
Command Company
2X Raider Companies
1X RAW (Raider Weapons) Company

Navel Arms Men Bridge (security on ships, and shore installations)
2 battalions (Detachments regular will break off for shore and ship duty, Battalion is just for logistics)

Navy Divers Detachment (works closely with the Coast guard on rescue missions)
Diver Command
Diver training Detachment
3 Diver Detachments (each form four, 6 man dive teams)

1st Navy Infantry Battalion "Sounders" (Stationed in Puget Sound, they are Trained and equipped like a regular infantry battalion. They fall under Navy command because of the number of navy installations and inlets in the area. They also do ship to shore training and help with security of port facilities.)

Navy Air Wing (all currently Fall under the Air force with the loss of mothballing of the Carrier. With only the Helicopters Wings staying totally under navy command)
1 F18 growler fighter wing
2 F18 Hornet Fighter wing
1 P-3 P-3 Orion Squadron
1 c-40 Clipper Squadron
1 MH-60 Sea Hawk Wing

Now to see if a functionally HELO Carrier is an option.

Cascadia As it stands today


(Population as of 2015 the combined populations of Idaho, Washington and Oregon is 12,854,258.But after the troubles this is what remains. Many people tried to go back to home states, or died as a result of conflict, or a break down in services)

702.817 billion
(based off of prewar numbers)

The official type of government in Cascadia is parliamentary republic.

In Cascadia, there is an elected parliament, called the Parliament of Cascadia, consisting of two houses, the National Council of Cascadia (upper house), and the National Assembly of Cascadia (lower house). The leading coalition of political parties in the National Assembly selects the Prime Minister of Cascadia, and forms the ministers of the government. The elected President of Cascadia appoints secretaries of the government, one for each ministry. National Assembly members hold their seats by the members of their electoral districts for two years, or until Parliament is dissolved, while National Council members serve for four years. The President is elected every four years, along with every National Council election.

Most of Cascadia's government offices are located in the city of Olympia. The offices consist of many buildings, including a manor for the prime minister, a Presidential house, the parliament building, buildings for each of the ministries, the archive building, CIA (Cascadian Investigation Agency) headquarters, CEPA (Cascadian Environmental Protection Agency) headquarters, and many more buildings for various government agencies.
There is also an ministry dedicated to First nations peoples affairs. With the Break from the old Union new treaties had to be signed granting many of the same rights and privileges many of the people still enjoyed along with a permanent seat in both houses of parliament
(this has lead many to complain that a group of people that make up barely 2 percent of the population to have a disproportionate voice in national affairs)

The official language of Cascadia: is English, but allowances will and are made to none native English speakers.

Religion: No official state religion "Separation of church and state" is still practiced.

Social services:
Universal State healthcare is provided by the state, but a person can opt out of the tax by paying for privet personal health care.

State provided schooling is provided k-12 with optional vocational high schools also being available.
Privet schools are also available.

Universal housing is also provided.
This might be a one room apartment with a full bath and small kitchen but its a roof over your head, with some privacy.
(Now if the person wants to stay in the housing is up to them. And if they want to destroy the place, they might be up on criminal charges or spend some time in a mental ward.)

Employment is considered a right and privilege of all Cascadian's.
(That's why shady guys still pumping your gas and whipping your windows at Gas stations)

Cascadia uses the Cascadian Dollar (C-note), Which is currently set at .80 cents to the old US dollar.

Largest Cities. Seattle, Portland, Spokane.

Cascadian Military:

Despite the views of the Cascadia movements founders, when you start a nation in a time of war you need an army. The military is still with us today.

Early History
The first members of the Cascadian Military where comprised of the old Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana guard. And remnants of the active and reserve elements of the US Army, Navy and Air force.
With the succession crises and other deployments many units of the old active force where scattered around the world doing real world missions. Leaving mostly cadre or logistic units behind. The formation of Cascadia and fall of the US left many of the old active solders lost for what action to take.
With some thing like one third of all solders, sailors, Airmen wanting to head back to their home of recorded.

Their actions ranged from what some would consider noble.

The commander of Maelstrom Air Force Base ordered all the missiles to be disassembled and then ordered the silos filed with concreate. And then tried to make sure all his airmen made it as close to there home destination as possible. While Brash this did stop any accidents of madmen getting ahold of the weapons in the short term.

To some what ennoble. Examples. Almost two flights of f18 Groowler pilots and a few trans and refuel planes to the confusion as an opportunity to take off with there jets back home. After that all aircraft where under grounded until the pilots could be sorted out.

Or examples of Members for the old Idaho 116th taking their Bradly and M1 tanks to Deseret.

Getting Organized:
Enough Troops, logistics, and equipment remained to make more then a decent training cadre.

Cascadia Military Department
Over all command of all Cascadian Armed forces.

Cascadian Army:
Ground Command
Logistics, MI, EOD, Communication, Medical and Support elements. Lots of these jobs are taken care of with reserve and civilians.

Cascadian First Division.
Division HQ and HG Battalion

1st Division support units.

(1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team) "The Grizzles"
1st Combined armies Heavy Battalion
2nd Combined Armies Heavy Battalion

(Headquarters and headquarters company
Tank company (×2)
Mechanized infantry company (×2)

1st Cavalry Squadron
(Headquarters and headquarters troop
Reconnaissance troop (×2)

1st Field Artillery Battalion
(Headquarters and headquarters battery Target acquisition platoon
M109 155mm self-propelled howitzer battery (x2)

1st Brigade Engineer Battalion

1st Brigade Support Battalion

(1st Mounted Rifles- 2nd Brigade) "First Rifles"
1st Mounted Rifles Battalion
2nd Mounted Rifles Battalion

(Headquarters and headquarters company
Infantry company (Stryker) (×2)

1st Reconnaissance squadron
(Headquarters and headquarters troop
Mounted reconnaissance troop (Stryker) (×2)
Surveillance troop)

2nd Field artillery
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)2)

2nd Brigade support battalion
2nd Brigade engineer battalion

Separate from the First Division is Defense Force District East
Cascadia Thrid Division
Division HQ and Support. Also controls all reserve force units in the East

3rd Brigade Combined arms.
3rd Combined Armies Heavy Battalion
3rd Mounted Rifles Battalion (Stryker)

Headquarters and Headquarters company

3rd Filed Artillery
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) (1)
M109 155mm self-propelled howitzer battery (1)

3rd Reconnaissance troop(2x Mixed)

1st Div Field Arty Brigade (M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

1st Div Combat Aviation Brigade

Next is the Ranger Corp (Lead element of the Response force, and also double as hell jumpers Dearing forest fires)

Ranger Corp HQ and HQ Company(Airborne/Air Assault)

Ranger Reconnaissance Operation Commando "RROC or ROCK"(Specialists in recon, capture of key personnel, Counterintelligence, Long-range reconnaissance patrol, Ambush counter-terrorism, PSD, counter-insurgency, anti-hijack operations,hostage rescue operations and Direct action Raids. Considered some of the best Rangers in the Corp)

Support Battalion (Airborne/Air Assault)
Long Range Recon Scouts Co (LRRS) Does lots of the same missions that the "RROC" preforms but mostly in support of or being directly supported by 1st or 2nd Batt. Where as "RRoc" falls directly under the Cascadia Military Department and is used as such.)

Rigger Co
Sapper Co
Selection and Training Co

Ranger Helo Transpiration Regiment

Ranger field Arty Battalion (Airborne/Air Assault)
Air deplorably Air Defense company AN/TWQ-1 Avenger
Mortar Company
2 M119 howitzer Batteries

Mounted Rifles Battalion
(Rotational and as need bases)

1st Ranger Battalion (Airborne/Air Assault)
4 Ranger Companies
1 Support Company

2nd Ranger Battalion (Airborne/Air Assault)
4 Ranger Companies
1 Support Company

3rd Ranger Battalion (Airborne/Air Assault)
(Reserve unit, cadre only)

CDF Ground Reserve Force
Or 2nd Cascadia Division (Reserve)

Training command
Medical Corp
Support, supply,communications etc....

2nd Mounted Rifles Brigade "The Dragoons"
Set up like the first Mounted rifles in 1st Brigade but is part of the CDF reserve force.
But since emergencies have been many as of late they might as well be active.
Ary Batt has M777 howitzer

4th Brigade "Cascadia"
Reserve forces territory Defense Regiments.

Snake River Regiment(Located in the East and primarily patrols the Snake river, and Montana boarder.
HQ and HQ company
7th Mounted Rifles Battalion

Capital Rifles (Olympia)
HQ and HQ company (Urban warfare battalion, trains with the police and Emergency responders)
1st light Rifles Battalion (infantry)

The Braves (Comprised of only Frist Nations peoples, and requires an vote of the tribes in order to mobilize. Kind of a pain in the butt honestly)
HQ and HQ company
1st Braves Battalion (set up and functions as a regular light infantry battalion)

4th brigade support battalion.

Independent Attack Aviation Battalion

1st Reserve Artillery Regiment "national Battery"
is usually divide up to as one Battalion to a territory defense Regiment.
M777 howitzer's

Cascadian Volunteers Corp
Almost 50,000 unpaid volunteers for national and civil emergencies. (Forest fires, floods, direct traffic etc)
They are Trained and are issued equipment at central armories if needed. Lots of Engineers, firemen, loggers, forest rangers types.( if personal equipment is damaged they will be paid for time and damages)

That is all for now.
Next will be the Air Force and Navy.
Navy is the hardiest part.. What do you do with 3 super Carriers that you can not afforded to use or maintain? Do you Sale them? Mouth ball em?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bonner light foot militias

All the counties of the Bonner Republic have a Battalion. Battalion being more an organizational title then any thing else with rotational active membership of the Light foot peaking at 1000 members .

Most Battalions never exceed 25 to 40 members. With only the Bitter ender Battalion numbering almost 200 diehards who never come down from the hills.

They usually roam in Combat Teams
These Combat Teams are composed of “Minutemen” who are physically capable of carrying a full combat load and executing all necessary combat missions.
Most are not full time members and spend of there time leading normal life's and jobs.
(usually encountered on patrols, guard of encampments, tax collecting(robing stores, or farms), in ambush or doing a major attack.)

S.W.O.R.D. (Select Weapons, Ordinance and Reconnaissance Detachment) Teams consist of 6 men who receive extra training in one of three areas: Designated Marksman, Land Navigation or Communications.
(Hit Teams, IED makers, Propaganda teams)

Support teams
Support teams are composed of militia members who are unable or unwilling to serve on a combat team. Each support team is organized as a Medical Team or a Supply Team, or a member can hold an assignment as a chaplain in religious support capacity

More Cascadia

So the history as it stands in the possible near future event is a very unpopular president is elected in the 2016 elections.
I will let the reader decided who that is.
But this increases the Separations between the now fragmenting DNC and GOP. Whos members start seeking 3rd party and even regional options instead of the old Red and Blue.
One such movement that was starting to regain traction in the American Pacific North West the Free Cascadian movement.

the movement was founded on environmental and left of center social ideals, it failed to grab the blue coaler and rural populations attentions until they also started to play up regionalism, and job protection...And finally toned down their anti-gun stances.
With in a few years it was not uncommon to start to see more displays of support for this "Cascadia" idea.
From collage campuses

To sporting events.
Across the nation people where bulking down with and looking for a "New Way". Spontaneous riots and political protests where becoming an almost dally occurrence combined which lead to growing repression from the federal government.
Add to this a laundry list of government scandals, terrioust attacks state side and the still on going wars in the middle east people where more then ready for a change by the time the 2020 election rolled around. But to every ones surprise congress declared all other cadets invalid and the very much despised incumbent won the election!
The collective shock of the results was compounded by the fact that on the day of their inauguration an Atomic weapon went off in the Capital mall, decimating the majority of the governments line of succession In one fail blow.

The nation understandable went into and up rawer! Who did this? Why? What should we do and who is in charge now?

Texas and California did not hesitate. With in hours of the attack they declared Martial law and emergency governments until order could be restored....It wasn't.

This lead to 3 years of fighting, starvation, migration and forced political deals to leave us at where the world is now.
The California Republic now controls Nevada, Amazon, while contesting a sizable chuck of New Mexico with The Free Mountain Republic of Colorado and The republic of Texas.

The Eastern Boarder foe Cal Rep is the Mormon State of Deseret, who made up for their lack of modern equipment with innovation and zeal. The Stalment eventually lead to a stalled conflict as the Californians became busy Suring up their conquests and home territories.

Back to Cascadia.

The movement had already taken hold and elected officials from the Cascadia party even held many locally post in both Washington and Oregon. This combined with a multitude of other similarities lead for the two former states to declared independence and to unit as a Single nation.
This was is known as the Evergreen Revolution by the new nation.


The honeymoon didn't last though. Idaho and Montana were deciding into Anarchy, With the remains of the Idaho government asking to join the new nation to help defend it from the Invasion in its south by Deseret.
This still on going conflict is known as the Snake river war, for it is along this river that the Nauvoo and other Deseret Legions where stopped.

The North of Idaho is not much better with most of Kootenai, Shoshone, Boundary, Benewah, and Bonner County declaring themselves the Christian Republic of Bonner. These territories are a constant thorn in the side of Cascadian officials with the Bonner light foot militias commenting many acts of violence on the new government and its people.
Patch from warn by a militia man of the Bonner Light foot

Montana was not doing much better with planes wars starting between different towns, ranchers and Native tribal groups.
It took all of the very limited political and military might of the new state to push down rout 90 up to Butte and then finish the drive on to Helena and Great Falls securing Maelstrom Air Force Base before declaring a halt to further Eastern advances.

And to cap it off, two years into the conflict the border between Cal Rep and Cascadia simmered and then light aflame as the Pacific State of Jefferson tried to be borne.

Comprised mostly of the Southern counties of Oregon and Northern most Counties of California, Jefferson was not a new idea. Many times the locals called for votes to leave their parent states to live a life better suited to there rural life styles free from the Freaks and confused peoples in Portland and the Bay area.
"The Core being the counties that voted for successes and the Greater being ones that have a large population that supports them"

The severity was reinforced when they closed down the freeways and imposed a toll tax of goods or money of any one driving though.
The endless cycle of collapse and anarchy had to end, so both nations arrested the ringleaders and have had to maintain special government powers in this region to try and maintain order.

But the boarder counties are still dangerous with bombings and assentation of government officials being almost on a monthly occurrence. There have even been a few military style ambushes on police and customs agents.

So now the setting. 10 years after the break up of the Old United States and the world is finally starting to come back to a since of normalcy.
And then the Russian Bear struck. Content to take full advantage of a now leaderless NATO. Russia secures its economic and political control of some of its more resistive neighbors. Along with a few Military Adventures on its western boarder to punish those who where too vocal in condemning Russian Actions.
They then turn their eyes back east, the economy is still not the best. But how to secure it. Aww yes the oil fields in Alaska! The US doesn't exist any more anyways so the old agreement no longer matters, and besides who is going to stop them? Canada? They are too busying trying to control their boarder with all the refuges. Should be a cake walk.

Russian Navel and Airborne forces Invade Alaska. Cel Rep, Cascadia and Canada scrabble forces to try to hold them back. And this is where we stand at the moment.