These are brainstorm notes I have made concerning Roberto's plan for the Andorran Guard, having been made Deputy Marshal in Fall of 1236
The notes are incomplete. The ones towards the top are the latest, towards the bottom are scraps. I need to edit and think and edit and write and edit some more. But in raw form, this is what I have come up with...
Plan for the Reorganization and Expansion of the Andorran Guard
(A defense and security plan devised by Roberto of Flambeau)
Objective & Purpose
[tab][/tab]The Andorran Guard is intended to serve as a security force for the defense and protection of the covenant; it’s properties, assets, members, interests, and other aspects.
[tab][/tab]The Andorran Guard shall be organized as a military Company of three Divisions of varying size, united under a single command. The Divisions are as follow:
- Gold Griffons: (40) The Gold Griffons are mercenaries staffed by the Vibria Company out of Barcelona. They are led by a Commander assisted by two Lieutenant Commanders. Each officer leads a team of about a dozen; including themselves and a sergeant. The primary duty of the Gold Griffons is the defense and security of the keep in Arans. Additional duties include supplementing personal security and augmenting expedition strength. The Commander has a handful of minor Staff Officers.
- Red Drakes (40) The Red Drakes are descended from the old guard and led by the remaining veterans. All are directly loyal to &/or employed by the covenant &/or its magi. The are commanded directly by the Captain, who is also in charge of the other Divisions, so much is delegated to his Lieutenants. There are four Lieutenants, one assisting the Captain directly and each of the other three commanding a Platoon of eight to ten; which includes themselves, a Sergeant, two Corporals, and four others. Each Platoon can be detatched as two or three Lances (Squads) of three to five. The Captain himself has direct command over about a dozen Warrant Officers and Staff Officers.
- Blue Marids: (10) The Blue Marids consist of the most exceptional and extraordinary Andorra has to offer. They are organized as only a single Platoon led by a Lieutenant and Sergeant, with all others ranking as Corporal.
Armado: Leadership 5+2 (team unity)
The largest in number are the Gold Griffons, mercenaries numbering about three dozen. They provide for the defense of the covenant and extra security on expeditions. The Red Drakes number around thirty, and provide personal protection to the magi and their properties. The Blue Marids (aka “Blue Devils”) consist of a dozen extraordinary individuals that serve as the covenant’s elite special forces unit.
[tab][/tab]The Gold Griffons have their own chain of command and a Commander that answers directly to the Captain. The Red Drakes and Blue Marids are employed directly by the covenant and led by turb officer, who answer directly to the Captain.
[tab][/tab]The numbers are not exaggerated, and if anything, the covenant could use more. Still, the numbers (around 85 as a combined total), should be sufficient to serve the covenant’s minimum needs, and are within the covenant’s ability to logistically support as they are to be deployed.
Chain of Command
[tab][/tab]The Andorran Guard serves the Magi of the Council of Andorra Covenant. Responsibility for management and leadership belongs to a Master holding the Office of Marshal. Currently, the burden falls upon the Warden who has delegated a Deputy Marshal. In times of crisis, a Pontifex may take direct control over the Andorran Guard.
[tab][/tab]As for the Guard themselves, the are commanded by a core of officers that answer to a Captain, who answers to the magi and the Marshall/deputy Marshal [list]
Captain Armand: Overall commanding officer, answering directly to the Marshal/Deputy Marshal.
Commander Gomez Adams: Leader of the Gold Griffons; with his own separate system of internal organization & subordinate officers.
Lieutenant Alberto Cortes: Commander of the Red Drakes;
Lieutenant Javier Padilla: Commander of the Blue Marids, also known as Javier the Haunted because he accompanied by the ghost of Sergeant Roger (posthumous rank)
Lieutenant Oscar Torres: Expedition Specialist, also known as Oscar the Fearless.
Lieutenant Carlos Guerro: Escort Specialist, known for being a back talking wisecracker
Lieutenant Alberto Hernandez: Tactical Specialist
Warrant Officer Fausto: Swordmaster, Teaching & Training Specialist
Warrant Officer Donna: Quartermaster, Weapon Smith Specialist
Warrant Officer Bernat deCaval: Spymaster, Intelligence Specialist
Warrant Officer Epona: Huntmistress, Archer
Carlos Gutierrez, Allen Girard,
Epona the Archer, Selim the Mossleman,
Antoni the Lion of Andorra, Assumpcio the Unassuming, Guy the Fair, Vidal the Calm, Treiste,
Petrus de Cunfin, Philippe de Sancerre
Roberto’s Plan for Military Reorganization
[tab][/tab]The goal is to reestablish the Andorran Guard, a band of professional soldiers directly employed by and directly loyal to the Covenant of Andorra. They will be supplemented by mercenaries (the Gold Griffons), and the intent is to have around eighty troops altogether.
Continue the contract with the Vibria Company, paying them to staff us with three dozen mercenary soldiers. We are allowed to directly hire individuals, and they get to fill the holes and recruit for us. More on the Gold Griffons, how they fit into the picture and how I imagine they are organized, is detailed below.
With Xavi gone (busy with politics), Arnau and the Flame Brothers are also gone. As backstory, Arnau and his regiment were called away, our contract with them expired and we didn’t renew, they are on assignment for King James, and/or whatever. They get all the dragon hide armor, that was part of the deal.
Doing some research on the wiki, it seems that the Andorran Guard is intact after all. They reorganized, recruited, and used Gold Griffons to augment their numbers to about sixty. Much of the stuff that I am writing here is based on stuff already established then forgotten about. Even still, much of what the wiki says has changed. Alexandro is off adventuring with Estaban. Old Moe has passed on. We have the leftover grogs of old players that can be recruited, and there are player character combatants who would make fine additions.
There are currently five remaining elite veterans of the Old Guard, who will all be made officers. They are:[list]
Armando the Wise, Javier the Haunted, Oscar the Fearless, Alberto Cortes, and Carlos Guerro
[*]On the subject of recruitment, Roberto will personally invite each of the following to join the Andorran Guard:[list]
Antoni the Lion of Andorra, Assumpcio the Unassuming, Guy the Fair, Vidal the Calm, Treiste
Alberto Hernandez, Allen Girard, Fausto the Swordmaster, Gerard, Liberto,
Bernat the Stutterer, Carlos Gutierrez, Donna the Weapon Smith, Epona the Archer, Selim the Mossleman,
Petrus de Cunfin, Philippe de Sancerre
Reorganization of the Andorran Guard
[tab][/tab]The Andorran Guard shall consist of three divisions, altogether including around ?? soldiers. This is the minimum number needed (in Roberto’s opinion) to maintain the keep’s defenses plus protect interests abroad (Sa Dragonera), in addition to providing security to twelve different magi wherever they go. Each division has a different internal structure and different chain of command, all led by a Captain who answers to the Magi. All members are mercenaries and employees, adhering to a military code of conduct and discipline.