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Welcome to the new official
(and still under construction)
Mustela Islands Defense Forces
Like their comrades in the armed
forces of the other countries of the Wotanberger Commonwealth,
the members of the Defence Forces of the Mustela Islands are always
aware of the sacred duty they have sworn to carry out: serve,
defend, and--if necessary--die for their fellow citizens.
Like all real soldiers, the
members of the Defense Forces of the Mustela Islands trace their
lineage to the warriors who defended their tribes in the islands'
pre-history. Today, these warriors, like those of other nations
are organized into three "services"--army, navy, and
air force--each of which organized into various combat and support
ARMY. The army consists of the Regular Army and the
The Regular Army's combat units
are organized into a brigade-sized regiment--the Mustela Rifles--with
6 company or battalion-sized combat "Kikundi" including:
Kikundi cha Simba
("Lion Legion") A mechanized/motorized "guards"
infantry bn+ with 3 infantry coy, an anti-tank coy, and an artillery
Kikundi cha Makanu
("Weasel Company") A special
operations coy=. This unit is identified as a WOCOCO asset.
- Kikundi cha Kifaru ("Rhinoceros
Battalion") An armour bn+, with with 4 tank sqn, 2 mechanized
infantry plt, and 1 self-propelled artillery bty.
- Kikundi cha Mbogo
("Buffalo Battalion") A "heavy" infantry
bn with 3 infantry coy.
- Kikundi cha Nyani
("Baboon Battalion") A "light" infantry bn+
with 3 infantry coy. (5
PLT of the Foreign Coy of Foot, Sir Trevor's
Own Foot is attached to the bn as part of long-standing cooperative
security arrangements with the Grand Duchy and, in exchange,
1 plt of the bn is attached to that rgt on a rotating basis.)
- Kikundi cha Tembo
("Elephant Batallion") An artillery bn, including "D"
Bty ("Dumbo") with 6 helicopter gunships.
- The Home Guard consists of a number of coy=
and bn= infantry units generally denominated as "Mwanamgambo
[Place Name]", but with notable exceptions such as the
famed "Kifaru Karibiners", the "Mogambo Musketeers",
the "Catarina Carbineers", and the "Hatari Horse")
- NAVY. The Navy's
combat forces are organized into Mamba ("Crocodile")(an
expeditionary force) and Chani ("Sea Urchin")(a
coastal defense force).
- Mamba includes
MS Mamba (a small amphibious assault ship), a number of
other supporting vessels, and Kikundi cha Mamba ("Crocodile
Batallion")(a marine infantry bn=). Mamba is identified
as a WOCOCO asset.
- Chani includes
a number of patrol boats, 2 sqn of Seawolf amphibious airplanes,
2 sqn of helicopters, and Kikundi cha Chani ("Sea
Urchin Batallion")(a marine bn=).
- AIR FORCE.
The Air Force's combat forces are organized into Tai ("Eagle")(an
expeditionary force) and Kikozi ("Falcon")(an
air defense force).
- Tai includes
2 sqn equipped with a variety of combat and transport aircraft
and Kikundi cha Tai ("Eagle Regiment")(an airborne
infantry bn). Tai is identified as a WOCOCO asset.
- Kikosi includes
2 sqn equipped with a variety of combat aircraft and Jeshi
cha Kikozi ("Falcon" Regiment")(an air-defense