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Hurian Land Forces
Hurian Ardhi Vikosi
Emblem of the Hurian Land Forces
Emblem of the Hurian Land Forces
Founded 11 May 1891
Country Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation
Allegiance Maurice Williams
Type Army
Size 1,531,994 total strength
Part of Emblem of the Hurian Armed Forces Hurian Armed Forces
Nickname Legions of Death
Patron Supreme Commander of the Hurian Federation
Motto "Leave nothing untouched"
Colors Black & White
Commanders
Supreme Commander Maurice Williams
War Minister Nandi Mashaba
Field Marshal Ibrahim Kourouma

The Hurian Land Forces are the branch of the overall military force of the Hurian Armed Forces, responsible for handling all ground-based operations for the military. The Land Forces in 1891 following Huria's formation as a nation. It is thus the oldest branch of the four military services, and the most prestigious given the responsibilities expected of the army. The Supreme Commander of Huria has complete control over the army and its actions, and is the patron of the organization. All soldiers swear loyalty to him upon enter service with the Land Forces. The HLF is overseen by the War Council of the Hurian Federation, and currently directed by Field Marshal Ibrahim Kourouma.

The Hurian Land Forces consist of the Federal Security Forces, Territorial Defence Force, Hurian Commandos, and Muuaji. The total number of men and women within the military numbers is 1,531,994 active soldiers. This makes the HLF the largest branch in the military. The army has been involved in a number of large-scale military conflicts since its creation, and emerged victorious repeatedly throughout its history. The branch is held in high regard by international military commanders, though its history of brutality has made such respect come in the form of private commendation.

Branches of the Land Forces

Federal Security Forces

The Federal Security Forces constitutes the main body of the Hurian Land Forces. It is the second smallest branch of the land forces, with 213,846 uniformed personnel, but is by far one of the best trained and equipped. It is charged with handling all offensive combat operations for the military. Where as other branches are free to join, the FSF is unique in that soldiers from the other branches are hand-picked by selected officals of the military, to serve in the FSF. Such a chance to join is not turned down, and it is considered an honor within the military to join such a force, for they expand the Nation. Plans to increase the size of the Federal Security Forces to one million men and women by 2013 were completed ahead of sceduale, asand the recent wars have done much to give the brass a chance to find and select prospective canidates for the positions. As the Hurian people are already militant, and the prestige that comes from being an FSF soldier, there will be no shortage of ambitious Hurians looking to get the job of protecting their homeland.

Due to the high standards of the FSF, recruits undergo additional training. They are taught new military doctrines, aquianted with new new weapons technology, and learn how to operate vehicles such as the K-107. They learn how to use artillery, taught engineering and medical skills, which will provide them with the flexibility and adaptibility needed on the battlefield. Since FSF recruits have had military training from their youth and into adulthood, they are capable of understanding and quickly comprehending their lessons, which allow for shorter training periods, which usually last from four to six months max. Serving in the FSF is considered a rather comfortable position, as far as the spartan society sees it. The average FSF soldier earns about $90,000 year, twice the amount the average Hurian makes. Plus, like all other branches of the military, their occupation is a career, meaning that they are allowed to live a private life outside of their barracks. However, many choose to remain on base, and sharpen their skills, waiting for the chance to prove their worth on the field of battle.

Territorial Defence Force

The Territorial Defence Force is the branch of the Hurian Armed Forces responsible for patrolling the borders of Huria. In the event of an invasion, they are the first line of defence. Thus, they are trained with the goal of holding off attacking troops until the better trained Federal Security Force or Hurian Commandos show up to take over the situtation. The TDF numbers 1,207,318 men and women, making it the largest branch in the military all together. While it's training is not as superior as the other branches it serves with, it is still rather comendable in comparsion to other national militaries. Like all of the branches, all personnel within the TDF have had military training from before their joining the KLF. That training has given them the time and skills needed to excell within the TDF. The force is spread all across the borders, and keeps an eye out for enemy forces, sending any word of enemy movements to the rest of the military to prepare them for an attack.

Hurian Commandos

File:Hurian Commandos in action.png

The Hurian Commandos are the cream of the crop within the Hurian Land Forces, filling the roles of marines, shocktroopers, skirmishers, and recon. They are versatile and capable of performing tasks the rest of the military would find difficult to do without them. Totaling some 85,830 troops, the Hurian Commandos have plenty of strength to fulfill missions, but as the Federation is a large and agressive nation, and fighting on numerous fronts, having a battlion of the Hurian Commandos are considered a blessing in itself for any commander. The Kikomandoo (plural term for the members of the force), are trained to operate in any envioment, be it snow, rain, sandstorm, or the dark of night. They are required to undergo a full year of combat training, where they learn how to diffuse bombs, sabotage vehicles, pull off an assassination, and infiltrate enemy territory. Kikomandoo are usually picked from the Federal Security Force do to the branch's standards, but it is not unheard of for a member of the Territorial Defense Force to join the organization.

Mauaji

The Mauaji is the elite special operations division of the military. Numbering only 25,000 men and women, the Mauaji is the smallest branch of the HLF. They outshine the Hurian Commandos in a number of ways in that they are not only charged with testing experimental weaponry and equipment for the military, but they possess the most advanced technology in Huria. Because of the specialized training of the Mauaji, the branch is also responsible for providing protection to the Supreme Commander of Huria and his family. The recruits of Mauaji are required to go through a year and a half of training, and undergo physically and mental torture to qualify for the tests which are the final hurdle they must overcome to be admitted into the group. Mauaji groups are located all across the globe in "cells", and are responsible for carrying out any assignments that will help further Huria's aspirations in the region.

Fatherland Militia

The Fatherland Militia is the paramilitary force charged with organizing and training the citizen army that protects Huria during an invasion. With 1,230,583 troops, the FLM is the largest branch of the Land Forces, and the entire military. Militia personnel are regular citizens who have recieved both the military training from their school during childhood, and have been admitted into the force at age 15. The force trains the members after they have left school, and they are required to remain in the FLM for three years, afterwhich they are given the option of remaining, or leaving. The majority of members leave, but return shortly afterward for the benefits the military offers. The Fatherland Militia serves as the last resort when the other branches of the military have fallen.

If in the event that a city is besieged, the FLM forces in that city are responsible for repairing infastructure, assisting medical personnel, and if the main Hurian forces are forced to withdraw, the FLM is charged with covering their retreat, and then waging a guerilla war against the occupiers. The Fatherland Militia has built hundreds of thousands of miles of tunnels, thousands of bunkers and makeshift airstrips, and trained to blend into in a civilian setting, an easy task considering they are armed citizens. The FLM's combat doctrine is a further developed version of that of the Viet Cong's, in which the FLM does not seek to fight the enemy in a full out battle, but divert resources, inflict casualties, and generally win a political victory, where a sustained conflict becomes extremely unpopular for the enemy nations.

Minority Units

Within the Hurian Land Forces are several units which were created to catered to the minorities of the Federation. Notable units are the Vazaha Legion, Barakat Army, the Amra'a Legion, and the Rikta Corps. These units together form a force of 1,583,693 personnel, and are largely autonomous of the central military command. However, they are closely watched, and are as loyal to the Hurian government as much as any other Hurian citizen, if not more so. Each unit is commanded by an officer with the rank of General, who report directly to the Marshal of the HLF. In some cases, they may even answer to the War Minister or Supreme Commander, given that they command large armies with force not of the ruling Anyi-dominated government.

Ranking

Equipment

The Hurian Land Forces use a varity of equipment, varying from branch to branch of the force as a whole. For example, while Territorial Defense Force is assigned lower grade equipment since is expected to fight with the help of all hurian military forces and cheaper to maintain, the Federal Security Forces, tasked with fighting overseas and defending the capital, are assigned high-end equipment to denote their greater important to the nation. Likewise, the forces of the Kikomandoo and the Maauji are also assigned the equipment that their forces are better suited to using (the Kikomandoo with use heavier equipment while the Maauji is a lighter mobile terror unit).

Infantry Weapons

Small Arms

Equipment Origin Type Caliber Notes Photo
Keino KB-66 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Battle rifle 5.56x45mm NATO Standard-issue combat rifle of the Territorial Defense Force. 150px
Keino KB-57 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Former battle rifle use by the military, currently in reserve as backup weapons. 150px
Keino VB-77 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Assault rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Standard-issue assault rifle for the Territorial Defense Force. To be phased out by the KB-66. 150px
Keino VB-83 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Assault rifle 5.82×48mm KBC81 To replace the KB-66 as standard-issue combat rifle of the military. 150px
Keino URM-64 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Designated marksman rifle 7.62×39mm To be replaced by the URM-72 as standard-issue marksman rifle. 150px
Keino URM-72 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Designated marksman rifle 7.62×39mm Standard-issue designated marksman rifle, to replace URM-64 as sniper rifle. 150px

Grenades and Grenade Launchers

Mines

Rocket and Missile Systems

Vehicles

Huria's armored vehicle fleet is the of the largest in the world, surpassing the Russians who themselves field 22,710 main battle tanks alone. In addition to supplying all of the units of the HLF, the minority units, penal legions, and auxiliary forces also maintain their own fleets of armored vehicles. For convenience, only those vehicles used by the Hurial Land Forces shall be counted.

Logistics and Utility Vehicles

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Equipment Origin Type In service Notes Photo
K-112 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 247 1,460 under production. File:K-112.png
K-107 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 1,328 2,530 under production. File:K-107.png
K-101 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 1,964 2,012 kept in storage. To be upgraded to K-107s. File:K-101.png
K-98 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 3,624 4,531 kept in storage. File:K-98.png
K-91 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 4,762 5,301 kept in storage. File:K-91.png
K-83 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 5,483 6,942 kept in storage. File:K-83.png
K-78 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 4,035 7,419 kept in storage. To be upgraded to K-98s. File:K-78.png
K-69 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Main battle tank 2,735 8,910 kept in storage. File:K-69.png
MSG-3 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Light utility vehicle 47,927 60,000 recently purchased by the HFL. File:MSG-3.png
MSG-2 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Light utility vehicle 98,734 31,500 recently purchased for the HFL. File:MSG-2.png
MSG-1 Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Light utility vehicle 131,398 20,000 recently purchased for the HFL. File:MSG-1.png

Air Defence Vehicles

Artillery

Field Artillery

Equipment Origin Type In service Notes Photo
SB-81 Kufyeka Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Field artillery 821 File:SB-81 Kufyeka.png
SB-77 Ponda Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Field artillery 604 File:SB-77 Ponda.png

Self-Propelled Artillery

Equipment Origin Type In service Notes Photo
KDB-91 Uhamishoni Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Self-propelled artillery 235 File:KDB-91 Uhamishoni.png
KDB-84 Nilimtukana Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Self-propelled artillery 493 File:KDB-84 Nilimtukana.png
KDB-72 Mzushi Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Self-propelled artillery 747 File:KDB-72 Mzushi.png
KDB-68 Maua Flag of the Hurian Federation Hurian Federation Self-propelled artillery 1,842 File:KDB-68 Maua.png

Rocket Artillery

Tactical Ballistic Missile Systems

Mobile Land Attack Cruise Missiles

Coastal Defence Missile Systems

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