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Fantasy Military Ranks

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Land Forces military ranks for fantasy settings.

This is basically a quick guide to the military ranks typically seen for land forces in fantasy settings. While many of the ranks continue to be used today, fantasy armies typically have a much more simplified organization.

Recruit - An inexperienced soldier.

Veteran - An experienced soldier.

Corporal - A non-commissioned officer (NCO or Noncom) given authority over other soldiers. 

Sergeant - A senior NCO.

Sergeant Major (or Master Sergeant) - Generally, the most senior NCO within a particular unit.
Warrant Officer - This is an intermediary rank between enlisted and officer typically applied to specialists. For units such as artillery/siege equipment, groups of sappers, surveyors, or pioneers.

Adjutant (assistant) - This the title for an officer who serves as an assistant to a more senior officer.

Lieutenant - The lowest rank of officer. Considered to be the lowest rank of company-grade officers and often found in command of a platoon.

Commander - An intermediate officer rank. Company-grade officers of this rank often serve as the executive officer of a company.

Captain - A bit higher on the officer chain, captains are the senior rank of company-grade officers, and are generally found commanding companies.

Major - The lowest rank of field-grade officers, majors are generally employed as aides to generals or commanding battalion-sized units in their own right.

Colonel - a higher rank of field-grade officer, generally employed as regimental commanders.

General - The lowest of the flag rank officers, commanding divisions.

Marshal -  Senior flag ranked officer, often in command of an entire military force consisting of several divisions, called a corps.



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Voted valadaar
September 15, 2008, 10:53
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I think these are a little too modern for my taste. Many of these are gunpowder era or later.

Eg. Both Major and Colonel are 15th century+
Voted Scrasamax
September 16, 2008, 12:51
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Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
September 18, 2008, 9:17
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Ok submission,
Voted MoonHunter
September 20, 2008, 22:47
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I somehow missed this one when I was voting on the rest. This is not one of your best, and is subpar even with most of the lists you have tossed up recently. These aren't fantasy.

Perhaps a relabeling or renaming might be in order to improve the reception this one has received?

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