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The Eighty-Sixth Strike Package (第86独立機動打撃群ストライク・パッケージ, Dai-Hachijūroku Sutoraiku Pakkēji?, lit. 86th Independent Mobile Strike Group) is an independent mobile strike force created by the Federal Republic of Giad.

As a foreign unit, it is primarily comprised of Eighty-Six Processors from the Republic of San Magnolia. The Strike Package is made up of two thousand Processors divided into four divisions. Each division is cycled in and out of operational activity, rest, and training. Two divisions are active at any given moment.[2]

Background[]

Following the elimination of the Morpho by the Nordlicht Squadron and the relief of San Magnolia, the Federacy received a large influx of new Eighty-Six joining the Federacy's war effort. However, the Federacy Armed Forces had experienced the difficulty of integrating the Eighty-Six to regular units due to their conflicting doctrines and cultures. For instance,

  • Unlike Federacy soldiers, The Eighty-Six will prioritize engaging the enemies over saving the injuries to avoid being a easy target for the Legions themselves. Although their choice is a pragmatic one, it horrifies many Federacy soldiers and reinforces their believe that the Eighty-Six are battle-crazed people.
  • The Federacy's use of Feldreß is in line with the traditional armored warfare which emphasize on an direct engagement. The Eighty-Six, however, have developed their own doctrine which discourages a direct confrontation. Instead, they emphasize on using speed and agility to avoid being hit and outmaneuver the Legion units. This stark contrast cause difficulties to the cooperation between two groups.

Due to these issues, the Strike Package thus was established as a independent unit of foreign soldiers, separated from Federacy's regular units. Equipped with the highly successful XM2 Reginleif, it was designed to be the rapid deployment forces as well as a collaborative project between the continent's four powers: the Federal Republic of Giad, the Republic of San Magnolia, the United Kingdom of Roa Gracia, and the Alliance of Wald.[3]

Chronology[]

Volume 4[]

The Strike Package was initially composed of a single division comprised of 168 Processors from both the Republic's Eighty-Sixth Sector and the Federacy's Vargus Nordlicht Squadron. Their number would decrease to approximately 100 Processors following the Charité Operation. In order to bolster their forces, three additional armored divisions were recruited from Eighty-Six veteran volunteers. Another boost in manpower would come from the aid of the United Kingdom and the Alliance.

Role[]

The Strike Package is often sent to foreign battlefields and have accrued great achievements. Their role is to not only fight crucial battles, but also to increase public morale in the process. Despite the reluctance of its members, the Strike Package is seen as a company of tragic heroes by the Federacy, their stories of triumph lift the spirits of the populace.[4]

Achievements[]

  • Elimination of the Legion Shepherd "Pale Rider"
  • Seizure of the Charité Underground Labyrinth
  • Seizure of the Dragon Fang Mountain
  • Annihilation of Legion Production Sites
  • Capture of the Legion Shepherd "Merciless Queen"

Ranks[]

  • Commissioned Officers
    • General (O-10)
    • Lieutenant General (O-9)
    • Major General (O-8)
    • Brigadier General[† 1] (O-7)
    • Colonel (O-6)
    • Lieutenant Colonel (O-5)
    • Major (O-4)
    • Captain (O-3)
    • First Lieutenant (O-2)
    • Second Lieutenant (O-1)
  • Warrant Officers
    • Warrant Officer (W-1)
  • Noncommissioned Officers
    • Master Sergeant (E-6)
    • Sergeant (E-5)
    • Corporal (E-4)
  • Soldiers
    • Private First Class (E-3)
    • Private Second Class (E-2)
    • Private (E-1)
  • Special

Organization[]

Outline[5]:

Strike Package Outline

[Unit/Brigade Commander] Colonel Grethe Wenzel

  • [Tactical Commander] Colonel Vladilena Milizé
    • [Tactical Branch] - The crew commanding the Armored Control Vehicle "Vanadis".
    • [1st Armored Division] - Comprised of the original 100 Processors of the Strike Package.[2]
      • [1st Operations Commander] Captain Shinei Nouzen
      • [1st Deputy Operations Commander] First Lieutenant Raiden Shuga
        • [Headquarters Assigned Squadron "Spearhead"]
        • [Headquarters Defense Squadron "Brísingamen"] - Disbanded following the Mirage Spire Operation.
          • Second Lieutenant Shiden Iida (Leader) - Transferred to Spearhead Squadron.
          • Second Lieutenant Shana (Deputy) - Killed in action during the Mirage Spire Operation.[8]
          • Second Lieutenant Mika - Transferred to Spearhead Squadron.
          • Second Lieutenant Rena - Killed in action during the Charité Operation.[9]
          • Second Lieutenant Alto - Unknown fate.
        • [Third Squadron "Nordlicht"]
        • [Fourth Squadron "Thunderbolt"]
        • [Fifth Squadron "Lycaon"]
        • [Sixth Squadron "Phalanx"] - Annihilated during the Charité Operation.[10]
          • Second Lieutenant Taiga Asuha (Leader) - Killed in action during the Charité Operation.[10]
          • Second Lieutenant Aina - Killed in action during the Charité Operation.[10]
        • [Seventh Squadron "Claymore"]
          • Second Lieutenant Rito Oriya (Leader)
          • Second Lieutenant Irina Misa (Deputy) - Killed in action during the Dragon Fang Mountain Operation.[11]
        • [Artillery Squadron "Archer"][12][6]
        • [Support Teams] - Noncombatant personnel such as maintenance and medical teams.
    • [1st Armored Corps] - A force loaned to the Federacy by the United Kingdom following the success of the Dragon Fang Mountain Operation. Mainly comprised of Barushka Matushka and the Sirin-piloted Alkonost.[13] This force is usually attached to the 1st Armored Division.
    • [2nd Armored Division]
      • [2nd Operations Commander] First Lieutenant Siri Shion[4]
        • [First Squadron "Razor Edge"]
          • First Lieutenant Siri Shion (Leader)
        • [Scythe Squadron][15]
        • [Falchion Squadron][16]
        • [Glaive Squadron][16]
        • [Mace Squadron][16]
        • [Skyhawk Squadron][16]
        • [Support Teams]
    • [3rd Armored Division]
      • [3rd Operations Commander] First Lieutenant Kanan Newd[17]
        • [First Squadron "Longbow"]
          • First Lieutenant Kanan Newd (Leader)
        • [Squadrons]
        • [Support Teams]
    • [4th Armored Division]
      • [4th Operations Commander] First Lieutenant Suiu Toukanya[17]
        • [First Squadron "Sledgehammer"]
          • First Lieutenant Suiu Toukanya (Leader)
        • [Squadrons]
        • [Support Teams]
    • [Named and Unplaced Squadrons]
  • [Research Branch]
    • [Reginleif Division] - A team of researchers focused on the development of the Strike Package's Feldreß.
    • [Sensory Research Division] - A team of researchers focused on the development of the Para-RAID system.
  • [Auxiliary Staff]
    • [Armée Furieuse Instructor] Captain Olivia Aegis[18]
    • [Military Chaplain] The Reverend (Shin's Caretaker)
    • [Teaching Staff]
      • The Old Nan (Raiden's Caretaker)

Operations Commanders' Chain of Command[]

  • Captain Shinei Nouzen - The default and highest ranking operations commander inside the chain.
  • First Lieutenant Raiden Shuga - Takes post as operations commander when Captain Nouzen is deemed unfit to lead. Has priority over First Lieutenant Shion.[19]
  • First Lieutenant Siri Shion - Takes post as operations commander during the 1st Armored Division's rest period.[4]
  • First Lieutenant Kanan Newd
  • First Lieutenant Suiu Toukanya

Trivia[]

  • Each division's First Squadron is named after the Republic's First Ward's Defensive Squadrons of the Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern Fronts respectively.

Footnotes[]

  1. Translated as Commodore in the light novels, but written as Brigadier General in the anime. Brigadier General is the correct term, as Commodore is the equivalent rank of the navy.

References[]

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