61-military and aristocratic affairs

Now, let's take a look at the form of the military.

As I explained before, the smallest unit is the squad.
There are three of them.
A squad leader and two subordinates.
The squad leader is a sergeant, corporal, captain or private.

Three squads are a platoon.
A platoon leader and three squads, 10 men total.
The captain is a sergeant or sergeant-major.

Three platoons, a company.
A company commander and three platoons, plus support soldiers, for a total of about 40 men.
The captain is a second lieutenant or sergeant.

Three companies make a battalion.
The number of men is 30 x 3, or 90 plus 10 support soldiers, or about 100, once the support soldiers are removed.
The captain is a captain or a lieutenant.

Three battalions make a regiment.
There are about 300 men.
The captain is a lieutenant colonel or major.

Three regiments, a division.
There's about a thousand of them.
The captain is a colonel.

Two divisions, a corps.
2,000 men.
The captain is a major general or a colonel.

Two corps, a district army.
Four thousand men.
The captain is a lieutenant general or a major general.

But as you may have noticed in the story, not all of them are on the front lines.
About half of the men are needed in the rear to procure food, carry weapons, etc., and send out messages.
The expression "2,000 men" refers to the number of soldiers fighting on the front lines in this world.

In Patrick's regiment, the number of soldiers who can ride a running dragon is about 100.
About 100

There are about 50 soldiers who fight on horseback, and 50 who ride as messengers or escorts for transport troops,
And 100 for transport troops.
That's 100.

When we defeated the bandits in the past, we had that number of soldiers because we were working together with the transport troops in wagons.
Even though they are troops, they are still soldiers and can fight.
They'll lose an arm, though.

And the nobility of this country.

From the top, of course, the royal family.
Then dukes, marquises and counts.

These are called the high nobility.

Then visons and barons.
These are the intermediate nobility.
These are the nobles who can inherit the family name.

And the lower nobility are the barons and knights.
A knighthood is a title that a commoner is granted by a nobleman and appointed by the nobleman.
The knighthood is not hereditary and is limited to one generation.

A knight-errant is recognized by the king and appointed by him.
The title is not hereditary and is limited to one generation.
However, they are considered higher than knights. A lower-ranking nobleman may be given a baronetcy if he is successful and recognized by the king.

However, in the case of a knight-errant, the connection with the nobility is so strong that a knight-errant's son is often given a new knighthood, but in the case of a quasi-baronet, the connection with the king is not as strong as that between the recognized nobility and the knight-errant, so the knighthood is often truly for one generation only.

Naturally, there is a difference in the stipend from the state as well, with a knight baron receiving five gold coins per year and a quarter baron receiving six.
A quarter-baronet or a cavalry baronet is also a so-called honorary baronet and has a real job. Since they are usually members of the military, they receive a separate salary from the military.
In addition, there are many cases in which the son of a quarter-baron is appointed as a knight-errant, so this area is complicated.

To explain the scale of a noble's domain, a duke has a domain the size of a region, such as the Kanto region in Japan.

For a marquis, there are about two prefectures.

A count has one province.

A viscount is about half a province.
Well, four or five cities or towns.

A baron has about three towns or villages.
That's about it.

Quasi-barons and knights are not given territories.
However, they can be hired by nobles to rule towns and villages as deputies.

There are also court nobles who do not have estates.