Royal Guard & the Yeomanry?

jedion357's picture
July 19, 2013 - 2:34pm
Thinking about how we have a standing army and National Guard and Reserve units and it doesn't figure that Clarion has a huge standing army either.

So I got thinking about the clarion version of the reserve: the Yeomanry. Tehy are citizens that train in their spare time and can be activated in times of emergency or disaster.

i like the idea of calling this organization the Yeomanry of Clarion or simply the Yeomanry.

Its sort of a civic duty thing but can be used to flesh out the Royal Guard in a hurry.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
July 20, 2013 - 4:29am
potential latin mottos:

Nescit cedere is Latin for "He does not know how to give up."

Nec Temere, Nec Timide is a Latin phrase, which translates to “Neither rashly nor timidly”

Non nobis laboramus (Latin for "we labor not for ourselves")

Pro Fide, Lege et Rege (Latin for "For Faith, Law and King"

Viriliter age is a Latin phrase often used as a motto; lit. Act Manfully, but often given the new age translation Act Courageously.

Virtus non stemma is Latin for "Valor, not garland". This is the Duke of Westminster's motto at his stately home in Eaton. The motto means, less literally: Courage, not pomp. The Duke also has many stately homes with the same motto. It is the motto of Grosvenor Rowing Club and also used to be the motto of Harrow County School for Boys where it was usually translated as 'Worth, not Birth'.

The Latin words can also be translated as "Virtue, not pedigree". An expansion of the phrase used in some heraldry documents, Nobilitatis virtus non stemma, means: "Virtue, not pedigree, is the mark of nobility".


I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Malcadon's picture
July 20, 2013 - 11:17am
Yeah, "land-fleets" in the Frontier tend to be overlooked by all the Space Fleets seen through the KH books, and when they do get addressed, they come-off like the the Mobile Infantry it the Starship Troopers movie: inept dog food for some horrible alien creators. For all the high technology seen throughout the Frontier, you think ground forces would have more then just guys with weak defenses and rifle as the core of their military strength. Hell, they have strength-enhancing exo-frames in the core rulebook! With heaver weapons and armor, you'll turn grunts into super-solders!

Although, I do like the idea of reserve forces in Clarion. I have really added to the rank system in CRMs in the SF Wiki (I even added new sleeve and collar rank emblems), if that would be at all helpful. The ranks would likely be more inline with an Army (Crewman > Privet; Petty Officer > Sergent), but it would make sense that they use the same (more or less) rank structure and emblems. Naturally, the Yeomanry of Clarion (YC) would have their own Commander (of the Yeomanry).