North Point Army
|North Point Army|
|Active||1 November 1799 - present|
30,000 active personnel|
10,000 reserve personnel
Quo fas et gloria ducunt|
(Latin: Where duty and glory lead)
|Colors||North Point Blue, White|
|March||The Voice of the Guns|
|Utility helicopter||Alouette III, AS-332B, EC-725, CH-53|
The North Point Army is a branch of the North Point Security Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the oldest of North Point's professional military service branches. In 2010, the Army had around 30,000 active personnel, with an additional 10,000 in reserve.
The Army has seen extensive combat in the Questarian rebellion, with over 25,000 troops being deployed in three to four month rotations. By the end of the conflict, over 3,000 North Point troops had been killed in action.
Weapons and equipment
The standard-issue infantry rifle is the locally-produced Light Automatic Rifle. Parachute infantry, vehicle crews, artillerists, and officers are generally issued a folding-stock, short-barreled variant. Squad-level machine gunners carry the FN MAG. Officers are issued the Browning Hi-Power 9mm pistol as a sidearm, though the Colt M1911A1 is also a popular choice available for private purchase. Marksmen are issued the AWM accurised rifle and the Barrett M107 anti-materiel rifle. The standard-issue hand grenade is the M67 grenade. Infantry anti-tank weapons include the M72 LAW, Carl Gustav, and the FGM-148 Javelin. The Stinger man-portable air defense system is issued to some specialist units.
Magnified combat optics are issued to all troops. Popular models include the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, Aimpoint CompM4, and Elcan C79. The War Department is currently undertaking an initiative to replace all magnified optics with the superior Elcan SU-230 model, designated the No.6 Mk.II RCO (ranged combat optic) in North Point service. The AN/PEQ-15A dual target pointer/illuminator is issued to all troops for use with the AN/PVS-7, AN/PVS-14, and AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles currently in use. The advanced Ground Panoramic NVG-18 (GPNVG-18) is reportedly in use by special forces units.
Soldiers of the North Point Army wear North Point brush stroke uniforms and are equipped (generally) with the Individual Body Armor system of 2005. Some second-line and reserve units are still issued the 93 pattern webbing, but all troops deployed to combat zones receive body armor. Troops are issued ACH helmet with a camouflage cover. Private-purchase combat helmets such as the Ops-Core and Crye Airframe have proven popular with overseas units. Black jungle boots are issued to all troops as the standard issue footwear.
As of December 2015, the Army has 30,000 active personnel and 10,000 part-time reservists. The North Point Army can, in times of national emergency, be reinforced by elements of the North Point Guard Force, which can raise three infantry divisions at short notice if necessary. Guard Force units do not deploy overseas.
|Covenanter||Praetonia||main battle tank||Covenanter 2, CAVRE, CAVLB, CRARRV|
|Crusader||Praetonia||main battle tank||Crusader Mk.11|
|Sheridan||North Point||light tank||M551A1|
|M270 MLRS||Praetonia||multiple launch rocket system||M270A1||48|
|Wiggins Motors (Horse Artillery) QF 220-pounder||Questers||theater artillery|
|Wiggins Motors (Horse Artillery) QF 96-pounder Long||Praetonia||tracked artillery|
|Bewford Ordnance QF 96-pounder||Praetonia||towed artillery|
|Bewford Ordnance QF 36-pounder||Praetonia||towed artillery|
|Armored personnel carriers|
|M113 APC||Questers||armored personnel carrier||M113A3, M113 ACAV|
|Marksman||Praetonia||self-propelled anti-aircraft gun||Chieftain Marksman||84|
|M1070||Praetonia||heavy transport truck||M1070||36|
|Land Rover||Praetonia||light utility vehicle||Defender 90, Defender 110, Defender WMIK||254|
The North Point Army maintains an organic aviation unit, known as the North Point Army Air Forces. At one point in its history, the NPAAF rivaled the North Point Flying Corps in strength, before all Army fighter and bomber aircraft were moved to the Flying Corps during the 1960s. Today, the only fixed-wing aircraft operated by the NPAAF are light battlefield reconnaissance aircraft which usually sortie in support of larger and more capable R-99B ISR aircraft flown by the Flying Corps. The NPAAF operates a variety of rotary assets in support of ground units.
Army pilots are trained by the North Point Flying Corps at the Allen Pilot Training School at Allen Flying Corps Base.
|MacMillan C-12||North Point||battlefield reconnaissance||RC-12N||10|
|AH-1 Cobra||North Point||attack helicopter||AH-1W||54|
|IAe Super Stallion||Praetonia||heavy utility helicopter||CH-53E|
|Eurocopter EC725||Quiberon||utility helicopter||EC-725||replacing all Super Pumas by 2025|
|Super Puma||Quiberon||utility helicopter||AS-332B|
|Alouette III||Quiberon||utility helicopter||SA-316B|
|Robinson R44||North Point||basic trainer||R44|
|AIM-9 Sidewinder||Praetonia||short range IR guided||AIM-9 L/M & AIM-9X|
|AGM-114 Hellfire||Praetonia||air-to-ground tactical||AGM-114K/N/M/R|