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I hope this isn't an attempt to gain IC information by OOC means tongue.gif


Depends, really.


The west coast of Tagmatium resembles the Atlantic Wall of France under the Germans. Loads of bunkers, gun emplacements and the like. This because of the tension a few years ago between Akiiryu, Vanarambaion (TS's island) and the GHET. The fact that they'd probably mount a seabourne invasion meant that the Imperial Government spent a lot on making defences to deter such a landing. They'd be there to hold down an inland push until sufficient forces could be gathered to initiate a counterattack to force the invaders back into the sea.


Obviously, air cover would feature heavily and such a landing could only be forced if the Holy Imperial Navy (HIN) was defeated enough so that it couldn't offer resistance against the landing forces.


If not, then the landing forces would be harried by the HIN as they attempted to invade and supply lines would be similarly menaced.


On the other borders, such static defences aren't relied on. The tactics invisioned by the High Command would be to allow the enemies to invade a certain distance, with small forces (brigade-sized, as that's the standard size of a Tagmatine base) slowing down an advance whilst larger forces are gathered to drive the invaders back. The Holy Imperial Air Force (HIAF) would be attempting bombing runs and trying to secure air superiority and, where possible the HIN would be supplementing the HIAF with its own aircraft and possibly bombardment from the large missile ships, such as the Basileus battleships.


There are also large fixed defences on key mountain passes, such as the ones shown on the Haru border and Scutum and Gorytos. The peninsular that the capital is situated on is also protected by a large land wall, similar to the Anastasian Wall, although modernised with AA batteries and large guns. The capital itself had walls akin to the Land Walls of Constantinople, but again with modernised defences.

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Under Attack: adj,


1) Bush has begun demanding your country disarm. The UN has done numerous inspections proving such a thing has already happened, though Amerika continues to mobilize...


2) The Germans are lining tanks up on your western border...


3) The Western Soviet border is lining up on tanks...

(In Soviet Russia, pants wear you!)


4) The Arch-Duke has been assassinated...

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Well first of all a long an laborious reasoning period would be had somewhere to determine the validity, situation, morality, logic, blah blah... then probably, if your talking under attack in the military sense, then we would probably hit back with some sort of high-tech stuff to overwhelm with fire-power. We have no static defences, we're on mobility and flexibility. So we have a large emphasise on missiles,(primitive) lasers, high speed vehicles and ships. We're like the Tau of Warhammer, we suck at close combat....to bad you'll never get there sort of thing.


If it we politically, we'd just reply to it with some deep philosophical sh*t, so deep we don't even understand what we're saying.


If someone had been assassinated. we'd lash out with massive political and perhaps mobilisation stuff, in attempt to turn everyone against the culprit.


But there would be a massive thought process involved most definitely.

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A direct military assault on Miiros would be extremely difficult since it is a nation spread out over several islands. The first obstacle to any attacking power would first be the logistical challenge of assembling an amphibious assault on one or more of the islands. The attackers do not have many landing sights available to them either. The Miirosi Armada is the most powerful branch of the military and monitor and control the two straits leading to the Byzantine Sea, so that constricts the attacker to either the Byzantine shore of Eisadai or the shores accessible on the other side.


Assuming the attacker has a landing fleet assembled and a landing sight picked out, they would still have to contend with the Miirosi Armada, which safeguards Miirosi territorial waters with heavy force. The Sea of Miiros (see my national map) is the most heavily patrolled with the two straits leading to the Byzantine Sea being second. The southern isle of Mondyl has the Balas Naval base, which serves as an oceanic vanguard protecting Miiros from the Konstantinople Sea with the Sys Naval Base serving as the shield for the eastern waters of the Azure Sea. Caesal and Sheras command the straits while Seijalos guards the waters of the Byzantine Sea. The Naval High Command is headquartered at Sharaestari, which protects the Sea of Miiros and coordinates all of the other fleets. There is no avoiding the Armada, so the attacker must be able to break through one of these fleets and be able to take down the other ships that are sent to reinforce them while still successfully landing their troops on the shore of one of three principle islands.


Now let's say the landing fleet arrived and the Armada was broken. The attacker still has to get its soldiers and equipment onto land. Landing in one of the major urban centers is out of the question unless the attacker is suicidal, so they would need a rural area. There are no static defenses on the shores of Miiros, but they're all within the range of airbases. The attackers would face a firestorm of death from above unless they took care of the air force first, which would not be a simple task considering the force already expended to break the Armada. If the attacker has surprise on their side (which is unlikely) then the army would still be able to mobilize and meet them inland. If they don't have surprise on their side, then they would be met at the beach with a defending force of artillery further inland and soldiers waiting to snipe the attacking forces. Landing an invasion force on Toradaer or Todae would be very, very difficult because of the urbanized landscape. The invaders would instantly be placed into an urban combat situation.


Ok, the attacker somehow mobilized the landing fleet, took out the Armada and Air Forces, and then landed safely on Miirosi soil and defeated the Army in the open country. Unless they're gods, they've only done this on one or two of the principle islands and they still have the urban centers to contend with. Whoever takes command of a major city, essentially will command an entire prefecture (province) of the island since the rural areas are easy to command. Taking a city of over ten million people would be a Herculean feat though. The Army is specialized for urban combat operations and know the cities well. The Army also would deploy remotely controlled Gatling guns that can either be set up on tripods or mounted on buildings. Every street could be a battlefield and the population is most definitely against the invaders. The cities all boast state-of-the-art anti-aircraft defenses as well, which complicates the attacker's efforts to wear the city down. Even if the invader took a city, guerrilla warfare will most definitely persist and maintaining supply lines will be difficult unless the airport (which would be well-defended) is secured. Things would be even worse in the Core, where the whole island is urbanized. Unless the Core and the major cities on Eisadai were taken, Miiros can still fight. The attacker must take the cities or completely isolate them. Isolation would still give the Miirosi strong bases to operate out of. Also remember that there are three big islands that must be taken, so domination of one means little. It is unlikely the invader will be able to bring in enough troops to conquer anything and hold it long enough to gain a definite advantage, but not impossible.


Miiros would not take kindly to any attempts of strong-arming them into compliance with foreign wishes and would sneer at any economic embargoes. Since the economy is robust, for an economic embargo to be effective many great Europan powers must be involved or it would just hurt the embargoer more than the embargoee. Political strong-arming such as the scenario with Iraq would not work since Miiros would call the other state's bluff and refuse to bend to foreign will. Since they do no believe in pre-emptive strikes, you would end up with the situation outlined above or the offending state would cool off their rhetoric. Miiros may try to organize a counter-embargo or call the offending state out on their own hypocrisies.


If a political figure were assassinated or a terrorist attack carried out, a full Senatorial Investigation would be launched with the Miirosi intelligence agencies (both foreign and domestic) launching parallel investigations before military action is undergone. In the event of a private organization being responsible, Miiros will work to dismantle that organization and seek the cooperation of foreign states to aid them in the task. If that state refuses to help the Miirosi authorities, it may lead to war or sanctions against the offending state. In the event a state is responsible there would be a declaration of war and Miiros would go on the offensive.

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