Does this work, and how would military based on this premise look like? I imagine that it might even be an all-mounted force, but OTOH if wagons are used then portion of army may well be on foot. ----------------------------------------- Current Vetronian military system is a result of two major experiences: Fomorian Wars and Ghuzz invasion. Both of them, but especially Fomorian invasion, have helped shape national identity – while tribal (ethnic) identity and loyalties are still significant, people strongly identify with the Empire as such. Invasions thus strongly promoted loyalty to the crown and to one's own ethnic group at the expense of loyalty to local leaders and large magnates. Fomorians are a species of humanoid amphibians. They are hostile and monstruous beings who come from under the sea. In period from 1200 to 1450 AUC they had ruled major parts of Vetronia, and minor invasions and conquests continued until 1920 AUC. They had conquered almost entire Vetronia around 1300 AUC, but after paired defeats in the Battle of Black Tooth and Siege of Vetronia, their control gradually slipped. Because of Fomorian amphibious ability, no place in the Empire was safe from their attacks – seas and rivers provided them with essentially unlimited military reach. As a result, mobility became paramount. Military became heavily mounted and also adapted wagon-fort tactics from eastern nomads. As Fomorians had managed to conquer most of the Empire for a time – imposing tribute of two-thirds of children, grain and cattle – resistance had been forced to adapt mobile hit-and-run tactics. As land was recovered, first legions and then individual soldiers were given lands with which to support themselves, freeing up standing military for offensive warfare.