El Ejército Nacional de República Inca:

The Incan Republic National Army, ca. 2300AD



The República Popular del Inca (Incan Peoples’ Republic), sometimes referred to by its ancient Quechua name of Tawantinsuyo, is one of Earth’s newest nations, and a curiosity in many senses, combining a sometimes troubled revival of an idealized pre-Colombian civilization with an equally archaic tendency towards neo-Marxist and Maoist ideology.  The nation’s army, the Ejército Nacional de República Inca (ENRI), is a large force of questionable abilities, though ongoing conflict with Brazil, suppression of internal armed dissident groups, support for anti-government insurgents in Venezuela, and occasional border clashes with Bolivia have all served to hone the elements of the ENRI’s skills at small unit operations to a very fine edge.




Order of Battle


Rank Structure


The Army and Politics

Notable Units
Inca Republic Colonial Forces






A good deal of the equipment described in this article as being in service with the ENRI is mentioned or described in detail in other articles available on the Etranger website or elsewhere on the internet.  The CASA-12 assault rifle is a design by Jason Weiser, re-used here in a slightly modified form with his permission.  The Estoque anti-tank missile, the Tipo 14 80mm automatic mortar, the VA-90 light hovercraft, and the VLI-45 wheeled AFV family are all the work of Greg Hunter in his description of the Mexican armed forces circa 2300.  The IMCA-1 combat walker is mentioned in Dan Hebditch’s article describing combat walkers.



Order of Battle


Ejército del Norte [HQ: Quito]

   IIda Cuerpo de Ejército

(Division-Sized Units)

1ro Kimsa Pachak de Tiradors Blindado “Topac Yupanqui” (A)

2da Chunka Waranqa Montaña (B)


            (Brigade and Smaller Sized Independent Units)

Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales del Norte (A)

1ra Waranqa de Anfibia (E)  [Guayaquil, Ecuador]

11ro Pachak de Artillería Antiaéreo (A)

157ma Packak de Artillería de Montaña “Saraguro” (A)

159no Packak de Artillería de Montaña  (B)

Grupo Takiri (E)


   Ira Cuerpo de Runa           

3er Chunka Waranqa del Runa “Quitas” (D)

51ro Chunka Waranqa del Runa “Huaorani” (C)

54ta Chunka Waranqa del Runa “Quichuas” (D)

87ma Chunka Waranqa del Runa “Otovalo” (C)

92da Chunka Waranqa del Runa “Tsáchila” (D)


Ejército del Sud [HQ: Lima]

   Ira Cuerpo de Ejército (central Peru)

            (Division-Sized Units)

            1ra Chunka Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Los Serranos” (A)

            3ra Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Katari”

            4ta Waranqa Montaña “Tarapaca” (A)


            (Brigade and Smaller Sized Independent Units)

            Waranqa Inca de la Guardia (A)

            1ra Pachak de Aviación Militar (A)

18vo Pachak Blindado “Qari Wakanka” (The Bulls) (A)

            Grupo Yawarpuma (E)


   IIIer Cuerpo de Ejército (southern Peru)

            (Division-Sized Units)

            3ra Kimsa Pachak Blindada “Huaynaputina” (A)

3ra Kimsa Pachak de Cabellería (A)


(Brigade and Smaller Sized Independent Units)

1ra Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Kuntur” (A)

            5ta Waranqa Montaña (A)

19na Waranqa Montaña (B)

208va Pachak de Aviación Militar (A)


   IVta Cuerpo de Runa (northern Peru)

            (Division-Sized Units)

            2da Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

            7ma Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

            52da Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

            79na Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)   


            (Brigade-Sized Units)

            301ra Waranqa del Runa (C) [Lima]


   XIro Cuerpo de Runa (central Peru)

8va Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

            11ra Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

            31ra Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)


XIXna Cuerpo de Runa

4ta Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

12da Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)

19na Chunka Waranqa del Runa (C)



Ejército del Colombia [HQ: Bogotá, Colombia]

   IVta Cuerpo (Venezuela Border)

            1ra División Blindada (A)

            5ta División de Infantería (A)

            9na División de Infantería

            11ra Divisíon de Infantería de Reserva


   VIta Cuerpo (Central Colombia)               

2da División Infantería  (B)

            3er División de Infantería Paracaidista

            7ma División Blindada (A)

            12da Divisíon de Infantería de Reserva

            13ra Divisíon de Infantería de Reserva

            14ta Divisíon de Infantería de Reserva


   VIIIta Cuerpo (Brazil Border)

            8va División de Infantería de Selva

6ta División  de Infantería (B)

            10ma Divisíon de Infantería de Reserva


Ejército de Antisuyu [HQ: Iñapari, Peru]

            2da Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Kutuna” (Peru)

            Grupo de Aviación Uruguayo Voluntario (F)

            Grupo Matsuhara (E)

            La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu (F)


   VIIma Cuerpo de Selva

            (Division-Sized Units)

            1ra Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Túpac Amaru  (Peru) (A)

            5ta Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Marshall Antonio Jose de Sucre”   (Peru) (A)

            77ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Héroes del Rio Japura” (Peru) (A)

            106ta Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Andrés Cáceres” (Peru) (A)


            (Brigade and Smaller Sized Independent Units)

            11ra Pachak de Aviación Militar (Peru & Ecuador) (A)


   IX Cuerpo de Selva

            (Division-Sized Units)

            4ta División de Infantería de Selva (Colombia) (A)

            17ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Pastaza” (Ecuador) (A)


            (Brigade and Smaller Sized Independent Units)

            Grupo de Aviación de Ejército 27 (Colombia) (A)

            304ta Waranqa de Selva (B) (Peru)


Ejército de Mariategui (Rho Eridani)

            1ra Waranqa de Selva (A)

            2ra Waranqa del Runa (D)


Ejército de Wampar Allpa (Austin's World)

            1ra Waranqa de Montaña (B)

            2ra Waranqa del Runa (C)

            3ra Waranqa del Runa (D)

            4ta Waranqa del Runa (D)       



(A) Unit is a first-line formation manned at or near 100%, and with full equipment set.


(B) Unit is a first-line formation, but is at less than 70% strength during peacetime.  Mobilization to full strength would require recall of former conscripts and refresher training.  These units are, in theory, capable of being fully operational within 60 days of a mobilization order.  In practice, it would take perhaps 2-3 times as long to fully man and equip the units, particularly in terms of modern combat systems and key technical personnel.


(C)del Runa” units (Peoples’ Militia), likely maintained at one-half to one-third strength, and would require extensive mobilization of reserves and appropriation of additional equipment to be brought up to full strength.


(D)del Runa” units (Peoples’ Militia), likely maintained at less than one-third strength, and would require extensive mobilization of reserves and appropriation of additional equipment to be brought up to full strength.


(E) Unit not under direct ENRI control (naval infantry, paramilitary units subordinate to Chapaqinchikkuna internal security ministry, etc.).


(F) International unit or foreign military unit serving under ENRI command under various agreements.




The Ejército Nacional de República Inca (ENRI) has a rather convoluted organization, reflecting both the “intranational” and national politics of the Inca Republic.  The ENRI is operationally divided into four field armies, the Ejército del Norte (comprising the armed forces of the province of Ecuador), the Ejército del Sud (comprising the armed forces of the province of Peru), the Ejército de Colombia, and a field force in the Amazon, the Ejército de Antisuyu, jointly manned by contingents from the other three armies (plus a number of foreign units and mercenary formations).


Administratively, the Ejércitos del Norte and del Sud are divided into Army formations and Peoples’ Militia (Ejército del Runa) that answer to a separate Peoples’ Militia headquarters which is, itself, a separate entity under the control of the Ministry of Defense.  The del Runa units are generally garrison units tasked with internal security missions, unless mobilized during wartime at which time they would, in theory, fall under Army control.  The Ejército de Colombia does not maintain separate a del Runa establishment. 


The Republic’s internal security apparatus, the Chapaqinchikkuna (Peoples’ Guardians) also maintain separate paramilitary units involved in counterinsurgency operations in the Amazon and north-central Peruvian and Ecuadorian uplands.  These units do not fall under military command, though in wartime this arrangement would possibly be altered.  The Chapaqinchikkuna counter-insurgency units are generally regarded as the most effective anti-guerilla and anti-special forces units of the Incan national military establishment, but they also tend to have a high degree of international notoriety and infamy associated with their tactics and procedures, which tend towards the brutal rather than the subtle.


Generally speaking, the Ejércitos del Norte and del Sud have a relatively high degree of commonality, having adopted a novel organization since the revolution that gave birth to the Inca Republic.  Colombia’s military contingent remains distinct and quite separate from the other two provinces, retaining most of its pre-unification institutions and traditions.  Relations between the “revolutionary” and “Colombian” branches of the Incan military are generally proper at high levels, but often much more strained at lower levels, with a great deal of friction.  “Revolutionary” troops tend to be suspicious of Colombian troops (a “reactionary imperialist” nation in Incan propaganda and dogma until its abrupt and largely unanticipated entry into the Republic), and feel the average Colombian soldier has a misplaced sense of superiority.  The average Colombian soldier does tend to consider the Andean branches of the nation’s military to be undisciplined, corrupt, and essentially rabble.


The Ministry of Defense, located at the national capital in Cuzco, exercises high command over all four armies, though outside observers have described this control as nominal in regards to many units, including both the entire Ejército de Colombia, as well as many of the more remote garrisons throughout the country.  The military occupation of the former Brazilian territory in the Amazon has been somewhat more coherent to date, in part because Argentina and Mexico partially subsidize the Ejército de Antisuyu, and also make certain demands in regards to their investment, that keep things operating more smoothly.


Below the army level, the ENRI is divided into a number of corps (Cuerpo) which have geographic areas of responsibility.  Subordinate units are generally deployed in relatively small garrisons (battalion and company sized elements) throughout the country, and the primary mission in most areas is the maintenance of law and order, to include operations against anti-government guerillas in some areas.  The exceptions to this are the corps located in “front-line” zones, including the Brazilian, Venezuelan, and, to a lesser extent, Bolivian borders, where units are maintained on a footing more suited to conventional war.


There are presently two separate organizational schemes used by the ENRI for tactical formations below the corps level.  The Ejército de Colombia retains a traditional Latin American organization pattern, with infantry and most other arms organized into Compañia and Batallóns or Regimientos, cavalry in Escuadrons and Regimientos, and artillery units in Baterias and Grupos, etc.  The more revolutionary minded Ejércitos del Norte and del Sud, however, have adopted an organizational system based very loosely on the old Inca organization system of 10/100/1000, etc.  In practice this system is one of nomenclature only, as, for instance a Waranqa (Quechua, “one thousand”) is used to describe a brigade-sized element, and the term does not reflect the unit’s total authorized manpower except in the very loosest sense.  The following table summarizes ENRI nomenclature.  Note that for armor, cavalry, aviation and artillery units, the counting system refers to number of vehicles, not personnel, so infantry fire teams and tank platoons are both referred to as Pichqa, the Quechua number for five.  Also note that the number system may or may not literally reflect a given unit’s authorized Tables of Organization and Equipment, to say nothing of its actual day-to-day personnel or AFV strength.








Fire Team






Kimsa Chunka



Battalion (weapons systems, some armor/mechanized units)

Pichqa Chunka



Battalion (armor/mechanized units)


One Hundred



Kimsa Pachak

Three Hundred




One Thousand



Chunka Waranqa

Ten Thousand




Conventional meaning




Infantry Formations (Tiradors)

The basic building block of infantry formations is the five-man Pichqa de Tiradors, typically armed primarily with a light machinegun and a grenade launcher, with the other three personnel carrying assault rifles, and the unit collectively carrying several Waqtana smart-LAWs for anti-armor and bunker-busting work.  Units serving in the Amazon will often substitute a combat shotgun for one, sometimes two, of their assigned assault rifles.  Units of the People’s Militia (Ejército del Runa) nominally follow this basic pattern as well, but usually only have the LMG or grenade launcher, rather than both, and sometimes simply have five assault rifles. 


Two Pichaqkuna (plural of Pichaq) combine to form an infantry Chunka de Tiradors of ten men, with the senior fire-team leader being the Chunka’s overall leader.  Three Chunkakuna (plural of Chunka) combine to form an austere platoon equivalent, the Kimsa Chunka de Tiradors.  The latter term literally means “30” though, at full strength, the unit typically has 33-35 personnel, including a three-man command element and, perhaps, a medic and a signaler.  Units, however, are rarely at full strength and the “thirty” descriptor accurately describes a well-manned Inca infantry platoon.  Additional support weapons, such as anti-tank or anti-aircraft missiles, heavy machineguns, etc., are not organic to the Kimsa Chunka, but may be issued out by higher headquarters as needed, either in the form of weapons systems themselves, or weapons with their operators.


Three Kimsa Chunkakuna likewise combine to form most of a Pachak (one hundred, plural Pachakuna), augmented by a ten to twenty man command element (Chunka de Comando), and a weapons platoon called a Chunka de Armas equipped with five 8cm mortars and five man-portable anti-tank missile launchers.  A Pachak at full strength may actually be closer to 150 men than the 100 men suggested in the echelon’s name, but a great deal of variation is seen and most tend to run 100-120 men.


A number of infantry Pachakuna combine with some support assets to form a Waranqa (one thousand).  Typically, an infantry Waranqa will have ten Pachakuna subordinate (though examples of Waranqa with anywhere from seven to twelve line Pachakuna can be found), with one subunit designated as a Pachak de Cazadores and responsible for reconnaissance (this unit is organized identically to other infantry units, but personnel do receive some specialized training in reconnaissance).  Additional assets at the Waranqa level include a headquarters (Pachak de Comando), logistics element (Pachak de Apoyo) and motorized transportation echelon (Pichqa Chunka de Transporte).  Fire support is normally provided by a Chunka of ten heavy (12cm) mortars, another of ten heavy ATGM launchers (usually mounted on range trucks), and a Kimsa Chunka of thirty man-portable SAM systems.


The Waranqa can be rather unwieldy as a tactical formation, and so the standard practice is to form multiple, task-organized subcommands, under the command of members of the Pachak de Comando.  These formations are not permanent, according to ENRI doctrine, though in practice they sometimes become so.  They are usually referred to as either Kimsa Pachak (three hundred – though actual organization may range from 2-5 Pachakuna, augmented with transportation, logistics, and fire support assets), or sometimes as Columna Móvil (mobile columns), a term that dates back to the revolutionary era and the organization of guerilla bands.


Above the Waranqa level is the Chunka Waranqa (ten thousand), a formation of roughly division size.  Composition of these units varies greatly, but usually consists of three to six infantry Waranqakuna, plus the usual range of divisional support assets, including logistical and maintenance units, UAV and signals intelligence units, engineers, medium range air defense, etc.  A Pachak of howitzer and MRL artillery with six to ten ten-tube Chunkakuna normally provides fire support (fire support elements tend to be smaller in the Ejército del Norte, where much of the available artillery strength is grouped into separate brigade-sized units).  Battalion-sized elements (Kimsa Chunka or Pachaq Chunka, depending on numbers) of combat walkers and/or armored vehicles are often attached as well for support.


Note that Chunka Waranqakuna in the ENRI may be designated as “de Selva” (jungle), “Montaña” (mountain), or “de Runa” (Peoples’ Militia) formations, but all tend to be organized along the same lines, with the difference in nomenclature reflecting more about unit training than structure.



Armor, Cavalry and Mechanized Infantry Formations (Blindados or Tanqu)

Within the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud, it is notable that mechanized infantry units are organized using terminology specific to armored formations, in that the numbers referenced relate to the number of vehicles assigned, rather than personnel.  This has prompted some foreign sources to describe Inca mechanized infantry as “dragoons,” though in practice such units do not function any differently than mechanized or armored infantry units elsewhere.


The base unit of armor, cavalry, and mechanized infantry formations is the Pichqa of five vehicles, equivalent to a platoon in common western usage.  Two Pichqa, usually with one additional command vehicle (sometimes two), form a Chunka (sometimes referred to as a Columna Blindado, another revolutionary-era term).  In the case of mechanized infantry units, dismounted elements will be organized along the lines of standard infantry formations, with each mechanized Chunka generating approximately a Pachak de Tiradors.  It should be noted that ENRI formations typically mix vehicles down to the Chunka level, formally, and sometimes informally within Pichqa.


Above this level, there are two different organizational patterns seen.  In some cases, battalion-sized formations are maintained as part of larger infantry units.  In this case, Chunkakuna are organized into groups of three or five (Kimsa Chunka or Pichqa Chunka, respectively), with a logistics and maintenance support element and usually with at least a five-tube Pichqa de Morteros of 12cm mortars for fire support, sometimes a ten-tube Chunka.  As the ENRI does not anticipate operating with air superiority, such units will always include a liberal provision of shoulder-fired surface to air missiles (if the vehicles lack integral air defense systems), usually one launcher per two to three vehicles.


In larger armored or mechanized units, the next level of organization is the Pachak, in lieu of the Kimsa Chunka or Pichqa Chunka.  The Pachak is made up of ten Chunkakuna, with Chunka-sized command, logistics, maintenance, fire support (mortars, though sometimes MRLs as well), and UAV reconnaissance components.  Like the infantry Waranqa, this echelon is not especially easy to control tactically, and so usually divides into task-organized subcommands designated Kimsa Chunka.


Above this level is the Kimsa Pachak, a division-sized formation that tends to be quite variable in format, typically including 3-4 Pachakuna, plus one or more infantry Waranqakuna, and the usual range of divisional support assets as described above for the infantry Chunka Waranqa.


Combat Walkers (Pururauca)

Combat walkers are organized along the lines of armored and mechanized units, but the largest formation within the ENRI is the fifty ‘walker Pichqa Chunka de Pururauca .  This unit has organic logistics, transport, and maintenance echelons, and sometimes will have its own five-tube mortar support (usually 8cm weapons) and one to two Kimsa Chunkakuna of infantry for local security during movement and the like.


The following units in the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud have organic ‘walker Pichqa Chunka units:


            Ejército del Norte

·        1ro Kimsa Pachak de Tiradors Blindado

·        2da Chunka Waranqa Montaña

·        51ro Chunka Waranqa de Runa “Huaorani”


Ejército del Sud

·        3ra Kimsa Pachak de Cabellería


Ejército de Antisuyu

·        1ra Chunka Waranqa de Selva

·        5ta Chunka Waranqa de Selva

·        17ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva

·        77ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva


Artillery and Mortars

Indirect fire support assets are generally organized into batteries of five or ten tubes, using the armor/mechanized nomenclature system.  In some cases they are organized into thirty-tube Kimsa Chunka, but most are organized into a unit approximating a divisional artillery group of a Pachak with (in theory) one hundred artillery pieces.  In practice, most such units are actually equipped with about 60-80 howitzers and MRLs, some with significantly less.  The units of the Ejército de Antisuyu are generally believed to have full complements of division-level artillery, however.




As in the case of organization, there is a marked difference between the rank system used in Ejército de Colombia and the remainder of the ENRI, with the Colombian component retaining a fairly typical Latin American rank structure, reflecting a European influence.  In the former Peruvian and Ecuadorian segments of the military, however, the rank system reflects a (largely fictitious) Inca heritage.  It also reflects the revolutionary mindset of the western Inca provinces, and their neo-Marxist egalitarianism.



Enlisted Rank


Officer Rank





2nd Lieutenant

Soldado Distinguido



1st Lieutenant

Cabo Segundo

Lance Corporal



Cabo Primero




Sargento Segundo


Teniente Coronel

Lieutenant Colonel

Sargento Vice Primero

Staff Sergeant



Sargento Primero

Company Sergeant Major

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Sargento Mayor

Battalion or Higher Sergeant Major

Mayor General

Major General



Lieutenant General




In the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud, ranks up to brigade commanders and brigade senior NCOs are rendered in Quechua.  Private soldiers are referred to by job-specific titles, or the catch all (used for all combat arms personnel) of Awqalli (solider).   Various other titles include Mikaniku (mechanic), Midiku (medic), Tukachina Chuqu (signaler), Kichaq (engineer), Tekniqu (technicians and specialists), and various others.  Leaders of units up to company size (Pachak, or Chunka, for artillery and armor/cavalry units) are designated as Pusaq, a Quechua term meaning “leader” or “boss.”  Above that level, and up to division level, the term used is Hilaqata, another term for “leader,” though with a somewhat more important or grander connotation is used for the overall unit commander.  At all levels of command beginning at the platoon-equivalents, there is an NCO of sorts, referred to as the Chapaq (“guardian”), though there is no distinction between officer and NCO ranks within the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud.  The Chapaq’s actual function in a unit tends to blur the line between those responsibilities normally entrusted to senior NCOs and second-in-command officers in traditional western military organizations. 


Each echelon, beginning at the platoon-equivalents, also has an official responsible for training and readiness of personnel, titled the Amawta (“teacher”), who is subordinate to the Pusaq/Hilaqata and the Chapaq.  The Amawta is also expected to concern himself or herself with the ideological motivation of the unit, and the position is sometimes translated as “commissar” (or its equivalent), though ideological instruction is not the sole or primary mission of this individual. 


Additional staff personnel required at different echelons are designated as Yanapana (“assistants”), and are subordinate to the Amawta, if they function in a position of responsibility (i.e. responsible for unit quartermaster functions.  Personnel not in a position of authority, such as a quartermaster’s assistant, are officially classed as Maqtakuna (“servants”), but are usually referred to by their primary specialty (Awqali, etc.).  A distinct category of technicians and specialists, known as Sakri, are intermediary between the two, with limited responsibility but higher status due to technical skills.  They function something like warrant officers in the US military, though without the same level of authority and autonomy.


Pachak de Tiradors (Infantry Company) Command Group,

Example of ENRI Rank Structure at Company Level


Pachak Pusak

Second in Command

Pachak Chapaq

Training Officer

Pachak Amawta

Additional Staff (Specialists)

Yanapana Radiyu (communications supervisor)

Yanapana Mikuna (logistics/supply supervisor)

Technical Specialists

Sakri Radiyu (communications technician)

Sakri Midiku (senior medical specialist)

Sakri Mikaniku (unit mechanic)

Additional Staff

Midiku (medic, may be several)

Tukachina Chuqu (signalers, may be several)

Maqta Mikuna (logistics assistants, function as drivers, cooks, etc., usually several)

Maqta Mikaniku (mechanic’s assistant)


For all the above ranks, the echelon involved precedes rank title, so, for instance, the commander of an infantry company would be a Pachak Pusaq, while the training officer for an infantry brigade would be a Waranqa Amawta. 


Above the divisional level (Chunka Waranqa or Kimsa Pachak), the term Curaca (an Inca term to describe a local noble or chief) is used to refer to unit commanders, though the western terms Cuerpo and Ejército are used to describe the units.  Corps are commanded, by Curacas  de Cuerpo (the proper plural of Curacakuna  is not usually used to refer to these senior leaders) and armies by Curacas de Ejército.  The chief of staff of the ENRI is the General-Jefe del Ejército Nacional de República Inca.  There are also a good number of Generals de Estado-Mayor who occupy various staff positions at the corps level and higher.


Western Military Equivalencies of Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud Ranks

WESTERN RANK (American Usage)

WESTERN RANK (British Usage)




Private First Class



Awqalli, etc.

Awqalli, etc.



Lance Corporal

Pichqa Pusaq

Tanqu Pusaq, Karru Pusaq, Kanonu Pusaq, etc.

Staff Sergeant


Chunka Pusaq


Sergeant First Class


Kimsa Chunka Chapaq

Pichqa Chapaq (3)


Staff Sergeant

Pachak Amawta (3), and

Pachak Yanapana (3)

Chunka Amawta;

Chunka Yanapana (3)

Master Sergeant

First Sergeant

Warrant Officer 2

Pachak Chapaq (3)

Chunka Chapaq

Sergeant Major

Warrant Officer 1

Waranqa Chapaq (3)

Kimsa Chunka Chapaq (3) or

Pachak Chapaq (3)

Warrant Officer 1





Echelon (i.e. Pachak Sakri, Waranqa Sakri, provides relative status but is not a true rank differential)




Echelon (i.e. Pachak Sakri, Waranqa Sakri, provides relative status but is not a true rank differential)

Chief Warrant Officer 2


Chief Warrant Officer 3


Chief Warrant Officer 4


Chief Warrant Officer 5


2nd Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Kimsa Chunka Pusaq (4)

Pichqa Pusaq (4)

1st Lieutenanct




Pachak Pusaq (4)

Chunka Pusaq (4)



Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Kimsa Pachak Hilaqata (2, 4)

Kimsa Chunka Hilaqata, or Pichqa Chunka Hilaqata (4)



Waranqa Hilaqata (4)

Pachak Hilaqata (4)

Brigadier General


Major General

Major General

Chunka Waranqa Hilaqata (4)

Kimsa Pachak Hilaqata (4)

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Curaca de Cuerpo



Curaca de Ejército


(1)   Not all ENRI ranks shown, and all ranks are generally approximations, especially those pertaining to staff positions.

(2)   Kimsa Pachak Hilaqata is not a permanent, official rank, but is the title used to refer to any member of a Waranqa’s command group who is given command of a battalion-sized task force.  In practice, he or she may also be referred to by their permanent rank.

(3)   There is no distinction between comissioned and non-commissioned officer ranks in the ENRI.  All NCO ranks shown above squad-level are approximations.

(4)   Officer ranks shown are only for unit commanders.  Members of higher echelon staff members may be loosely equivalent to lower commissioned ranks.




The Inca Republic has revived the pre-Colombian custom of Mita, an obligatory period of labor or service to the state.  While this obligation also finds outlets in other sectors of the government, a major portion of citizens fulfilling their service requirement to the state do so in the Republic’s conscript army.  Terms of service vary by component, with the Ejército de Colombia’s conscripts serving a 36-month term of service (including initial training).  In the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud this term of service is 30-months for army units, unless the individual is slated for deployment to the Amazon, when the term of service is increased to 38 months.  Conscripts assigned to Ejército del Runa serve for 18 months before being discharged into an active reserve pool where they serve for another 18 months.


All physically fit males in the Republic are liable for conscription service between the ages of 17 and 27, though conscript levies are traditionally drawn from 17 and 18 year old cohorts each year, with recruits being inducted on a bimonthly basis and subject to three to six months of initial entry training.  Division-sized units recruit from fixed recruiting districts, and basic and advanced training is conducted within the structure of a unit’s recruit training depot (usually collocated with its headquarters).


The Inca Republic also practices female conscription, though in a more limited manner.  Only unmarried women without children between the ages of 18 and 24 are liable for conscription (or Mita service in general), and this number is further reduced by the state to only recruit approximately 20-30% of eligible female conscripts in any given recruiting territory into military service.  There are no restrictions on women serving in any specific jobs within the ENRI, but there is a requirement that women be collectively grouped into separate small units (i.e. all the women in an infantry platoon might make up one fire team).  In practice this trend sometimes breaks down as units sort themselves into functional entities. 


Though the Peruvian and Ecuadorian portions of the ENRI do not recognize a division between commissioned and non-commissioned ranks, they do tend to place better educated or politically connected conscripts into positions of higher authority after completion of additional training.  This training is not up to the standards of most 2nd Tier nations for either junior officers or NCOs, so ENRI formations in the Ejército del Norte and del Sud tend to comparatively weak on small unit leadership, except in those units in the Amazon where operational experience overcomes the initial shortcomings.


Selected personnel are retained in service beyond the initial conscription time on a voluntary basis, especially skilled technicians and those leaders who have demonstrated the ability or political connections for advancement to higher ranks.  The Inca Republic’s army is highly involved with and effected by the political fissures and fiefdoms that define the republic’s political system, and so most, if not all, military personnel above company-grade ranks will have a definite political affiliation and be beholden to one degree or another to the patronage system that ensures advancement in the Republic.




A great many complicated neologisms are used by sociologists and political science theorists to describe the The Inca Republic's government, though "balkanized totalitarianism," one of the less complex terms, is perhaps an effective definition.  The Republic is fairly described as a police state, but one wherein power is split between seven major political factions (usually referred to as "political parties" though their functioning does not resemble those of such groups in democratic governments), almost all establishing their modern form during the Revolutionary era (usually evolving from marginalized fringe political groups).  The exception to this is the Colombian Liberal Party, which threw in its lot with the Inca Republic after narrowly wresting control of that country from their Conservative rivals.  


All factions, including the Colombian Liberals, profess an allegiance to the general goals of liberation for indigenous peoples, the necessity of a centrally controlled economy to eradicate the evils of capitalism, and a guiding hostility towards Brazil both as the sponsor of previous oppressive regimes in Peru and Ecuador and because of its own "oppressor" status as the largest capitalist economy in the Western Hemisphere.  Dialectic motives of the different factions differ, as do interpretations of how policy should be guided by those core beliefs.  A range of additional interests, some tangential to the basic ideals of the Revolution, are also layered onto the core Revolutionary beliefs, though the constant infighting and jockeying between parties seems to inadvertently prevent any group from straying too far from the doctrinal beliefs of the Revolution for fear of alienating allies and empowering enemies.  Though often glossed over in outside studies of the Republic by its admirers, the system also is structured where political patronage, corruption, and the like are inherent and inescapable features of Incan political life. 


The relationship of the military to the Republic's political parties has evolved over time, beginning with the end of the Revolution, wherein the initial six military-political organizations that had united against the Peruvian and Ecuadorian governments each retained their own military forces.  Over time, there was a gradual unifying of the separate forces into a unified command, supposedly with party affiliation replaced by loyalty to the state, and a consequent elimination of (officially) party-identified military units.  In practice, the ENRI rapidly came to be dominated by the Chomskyist Frente Popular para Democracia Indígena (FP), a party generally identified with former guerillas from the Lima area of Peru.  The perception of this domination, which initially proved very "solid," prompted several other factions in the government to agitate for the creation of the People's Militia, most notably the Partido Democracia de Indíos (PDI) and the Unidad del Trabajdores (UT), the former associated with Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes and the latter then dominant in most of the former Ecuador.


Subsequent shifts in internal politics in the late 2280s fractured much of the FP's solid hold on the ENRI, with show-trials of a number of key senior officers with strong FP ties (concerning corruption and graft, the perennial criminal law tool of Incan internal coups and counter-coups), with the FP influence waning except in the "Los Serranos" special forces unit and certain other elite units where political indoctrination had more thoroughly extended down to the rank and file as well senior leadership.  The PDI primarily gained in the face of the FP's losses within the ENRI, and is now generally regarded as the foremost of equals within the Republic's political system, though this position is also regarded as shaky.


In terms of effects of political factionalism on the military, the most pervasive is the penetration of political patronage into the promotion system for senior leadership.  Up to about company and perhaps battalion level commands, the ENRI does a relatively good job of promoting based on merit, considering the social framework and culture it originates from.  Above that level, however, membership in the correct party ("correct" in this case being that of one's superiors or patrons) is an obligatory issue for commanders.  


More dangerous, perhaps, than the infighting and other negative effects of political promotions, is the varied concepts of the Inca Republic's place in the world held by various parties, most specifically the question of exporting revolution.  The FP is vigorous in its assertion that indigenous-socialist revolutions is not finished, and calls for revolution everywhere where European colonialists continue to oppress and exploit indigenous peoples.  The FP's dogma, if not its material support, can be seen and heard in various other places as diverse as French Africa, the Yucatan, the Caucasus Mountains, the Far Eastern Republic, and Papua (as well as in the streets of Paris and other major world capitals).  The FP's leadership has publicly called for the extension of indigenous revolution to the "Euro-Latino Hegemonic" state of Mexico, a doctrine that has sorely strained Mexican-Incan relations.  The FP is also very vocal about the need for liberation of Bolivia from the same "Euro-Latino" forces, again straining Incan diplomatic relations with its neighbors.  Some of the other factions within the Incan government are not far behind the FP in their rhetoric.


The PDI has, to date, called for more localized revolution, focusing attention on Brazil and Venezuela, usually calling less for indigenous liberation than revenge for past genocide against the traditional enemy, though Brazil's allies, America, France and Britain are thoroughly excoriated as well.  Argentinean and Chilean genocide of their indigenous population is conveniently overlooked or excused away in this doctrine, though this is an issue of minimal relevance in a society where inconveniently rigorous scholarship can be corrected by re-education.  Bolivia is excused as a "pre-revolutionary state" with the implication that this will be corrected at some unspecified point in the future.


The range of dogmatic positions taken by different Incan political parties, as well as the degree of political indoctrination seen in the military, can lead to poorly coordinated independent action by members of the military.  The Incan state, for instance, is a major supplier of weapons and ordnance to a whole range of revolutionary groups elsewhere in the world.  In some cases this is deliberate on the part of the government.  In other cases it reflects the ideological or financial motivation of individual members of the military who take matters into their own hands.  As a consequence, anti-government forces in Mexico’s sphere of influence, for instance, are as likely to use Incan ordnance as they are to use weapons from Texas, America, or Brazil.  Similarly, a number of cross-border incursions have been made into Bolivia by Incan forces, apparently operating free of government oversight.  The danger of this lack of coherent command and control in the Incan military establishment is particularly pronounced with South America generally on a trip wire, anticipating a fourth Rio Plata War between Brazil and Argentina (and explains to a large degree why Argentina has officially done much to distance itself from the Inca Republic in the last decade).





1ra Chunka Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Los Serranos”

This division-sized organization was formed from the core elements of the guerilla groups who overthrew the Peruvian government, retaining the “Los Serranos” (“mountain people,” previously used in a largely derogatory sense) label the government dubbed such guerillas during the revolution.  The unit serves as a parent command for the three brigade-sized special forces units (Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales) in the Ejército del Sud.  The division’s headquarters is in the provincial capital of Lima, along with the subordinate “Snake” brigade sized unit (3ra Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Katari”), which serves as a strategic, airmobile reaction force.  The “Knife” brigade (2da Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Kutuna”) is presently deployed in the Amazon (a duty it swaps with 3ra Waranqa every nine months), while the unit’s third, “Condor” brigade sized element, is permanently stationed along the Bolivian border.

1ra Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Kuntur”

            2da Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Kutuna”

            3ra Waranqa de Fuerzas Especiales “Katari”


1ra División Blindada

Formed by the amalgamation of a number of former Colombian Army armor and mechanized brigades under a single divisional headquarters, 1ra División Blindada controls most of the Ejército de Colombia’s hover-AFVs, primarily AC-8 hovertanks and members of the AVCI-3 family, plus some Argentinean LkPz-VIII derivatives.  The division is headquartered at Cartagena, but is deployed to protect both the northern coastal provinces and the southeastern plains against possible incursion by the Venezuelan military.  The division presently consists of two armored brigades and one mechanized brigade, plus division troops.  An additional two reserve brigades (one hover-armor, the other truck-mobile infantry) come under the division’s command on mobilization.

            1ra Brigada Blindada (Cartagena)

            4ta Brigada Blindada  (Arauca)

            7ma Brigada Mecanizada (Baranquilla)

            19na Brigada Blindada de Reserva

            20ma Brigada de Infantería Motorizado de Reserva

            1ro Regimiento de Exploración de Caballería Aero-Blindada (Arauca)

            1ro Grupo de Artillería de Defensa Antiaérea


1ro Kimsa Pachak de Tiradors Blindado “Topac Yupanqui”

The premier conventional unit of the Ejército del Norte, 1ro Kimsa Pachak de Tiradors Blindado (1st Armored Infantry Division), consolidates most of the Army’s mechanized and armored firepower.  Along with the 17ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva it represents the bulk of the Ejército del Norte’s combat power.  The unit is equipped with a mix of MD-6 and AVCI-3 armored personnel carriers and LkPz-VIII and AC-8 hovertanks and AL-55A7 light hovertanks.

            1ro Pachak de Tiradors Blindado (AVCI-3/LkPz-VIII)

            2da Pachak de Tiradors Blindado (MD-6/LkPz-VIII)

            3ra Pachak de Tiradors Blindado (MD-6/AC-8/AL-55A7)

            4ta Pachak de Tiradors Blindado (AVCI-3/AC-8/AL-55A7)

            5ta Pachak de Artillería


3er División de Infantería Paracaidista

This formation traces its lineage to the Colombian Army’s 3rd Division, and, despite its name, actually includes a range of specialist units, primarily recruited from the old 3rd Division’s recruiting district in and around Cali, Colombia.  Besides two brigades of airborne infantry, the division also includes a Mountain Brigade, plus an independent special forces battalion and a combat walker battalion equipped with a mix of BH-21 and surplus Argentinean IMCA-4 ‘walkers.  The unit is based in and around Cali, but maintains a reinforced brigade battle group at Cúcuta, on the Venezuelan border to guard against incursions by the Venezuelan military.  Manned on a rotating basis by the division’s three brigades, this battle group provides territorial security to one of the major anti-Venezuelan government insurgent safe havens within Inca territory, and clashes with the Ejército Venezolano are very common.

            3er Brigada de Alta Montaña

            8va Brigada de Infantería Paracaidista

            24ta Brigada de Infantería Paracaidista

            Batallón de Fuerzas Especiales 3 “Batalla de Palonegro”

            Batallón de Cazadores Blindada 33  “Centauros de Valle del Cauca”


17ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Pastaza”

This division is descended from a pre-unification Ecuadorian army unit that went over en masse to the rebels early in the fighting in that country, greatly expediting the liberation of the southern portions of the country until it was mauled by Brazilian air and armored cavalry units outside Puerto Bolívar.  Reconstituted towards the end of the war, 17ma Chunka Waranqa de Selva “Pastaza” is the only element of the current ENRI to carry on a lineage from the former Ecuadorian regime’s military.  In 2294, the division was selected to convert to a Jungle Infantry format as part of the Ejército del Norte’s “expeditionary” force to Amazonas.  Since arriving in theater in central Amazonas, 17ma Chunka Waranqa has shown itself to be an aggressive unit under several different commanders and is often involved in clashes along the border with Brazilian regulars.  The division currently consists of three Jungle Infantry brigades, and two small battalion-sized cavalry units, one equipped with hover-AFVs, the other with wheeled AFVs, plus the usual supporting echelons of CS and CSS troops.

            1ra Waranqa de Selva “Los Jaguars”

            2da Waranqa de Selva “Héroes de Iquitos”

            3er Waranqa de Selva “Héroes del Rio Purus”

            Pichqa Chunka de Caballería Aero-Blindada 4 “Pichqa-Pusaq Juan Lopez”

            Pichqa Chunka de Caballería Mecanizado 5 “Macheteros de Pastaza”


18vo Pachak Blindado “Qari Wakanka”

“The Bulls” of Lima, the 18vo Pachak Blindado is a brigade-sized armored formation (actually more of a small division) descended from the Peruvian Army’s 18th Armored Division, a unit that defected to the rebels and provided invaluable assistance in ending the bloody siege of Lima towards the end of the Revolution.  Equipped primarily with LkPz-VIII hovertanks and MD-6 personnel carriers, the unit serves as a general strategic reserve for the Ejército del Sud, though training leans towards littoral operations and Bolivia would be the most suitable opponent for the unit.  The unit has flexed battalion-sized battle groups to the Amazon theater in the past, however.  The unit has access to generally modern equipment and a higher density of key systems (ranging from individual night vision gear to UAVs), making it one of the more credible threats the ENRI can generate.

            181ra Pichqa Chunka Blindada “Héroes de Lima” (LkPz-VIII)

            182da Kimsa Chunka de Tiradors Blindado  (MD-6/AL-55A7)

            183er Kimsa Chunka de Tiradors Blindado (MD-6/LkPz-VIII)

            184ta Kimsa Chunka Blindada (LkPz-VIII)

            185ta Kimsa Chunka Blindada (AL-55A7)


Grupo de Aviación Voluntario de Antisuyu (GAVA)

An all-volunteer unit from the Uruguayan and Chilean armies and air forces, the Grupo de Aviación Voluntario de Antisuyu (GAVA) is a “semi-mercenary” organization operating in the Amazon basin, staffed by Uruguayan and Chilean military personnel on extended leaves of absence but deriving most of its funding from Argentina, Mexico, and the Inca Republic.  The unit was organized in late 2297, after it became apparent that the ENRI’s organic aviation assets were not entirely adequate for its needs in the theater, both in terms of airframes and pilot abilities.  The Argentinean government managed to convince the governments of Chile and Uruguay to provide the manpower for the unit, while aircraft and other equipment were provided by Argentina itself.  The use of non-Argentinean flight crews was felt to reduce the potential political fall-out if aircrews should be downed and captured while in Brazilian or Venezuelan territory.  The unit functions primarily as transport for La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu (cf), CSAR support, and in supporting more clandestine cross-border operations by ENRI supported insurgents and/or ENRI special operations personnel.  Transporting conventional elements of the ENRI is a less common secondary tasking.


The GAVA consists of three aviation battalions, one made up of gunships, one of medium transports, and one of heavy lift transports.  The unit’s primary logistics base is located on the Techo military airbase outside Bogotá, though it typically operates much of its force from forward airbases in the Amazon as needed.

            Batallón  Aerotransporte 10 (Medium Lift)

            Batallón  Aerotransporte 20 (Heavy Lift)

            Batallón  Aerotactico 30 (Gunship)


Grupo Matsuhara

Grupo Matsuhara is a paramilitary mercenary unit active in the Amazon that is separate from ENRI control, answering to and funded by the Chapaqinchikkuna (Peoples’ Guardians, the Inca state internal security apparatus), though there are also rumors that Argentina and Mexico underwrite the costs of the unit, and similar units operating in the borders of the former Peru and Ecuador, to some degree as well.  The unit initially made a name for itself during and after the revolution in sweeps against the ronderos (anti-revolutionary guerillas and paramilitaries operating in areas sympathetic to the Peruvian government), but has since been sent into action against the the pro-Brazilian guerillas of the Exercíto do Região Amazônica Brasileira “13 de Maio.”  The unit’s tactics are typically heavy-handed and firmly outside the accepted laws and conventions of warfare in effect in the 24th century, earning its personnel the nickname of Caçadores da bruxas (“witch hunters,” usually shortened to “caços”) among Portuguese speakers still in the Inca zone of control.  The unit has attracted the sort of personnel who are partial to living beyond the pale, though its activities are tempered and focused by the Grupo’s brutal officer and NCO corps.  The unit has become a venue of last resort for desperate men throughout Spanish-speaking South and Central America, not unlike La Légion Étrangère in French military circles, though Grupo Matsuhara’s activities have not garnered it a measure of respect to accompany its reputation for taking the worst of the worst.  Within the ENRI the organization is sometimes emulated, but also feared and despised, as their authority extends to ENRI units as well as suspected civilian collaborators.  There is a long-running feud between Grupo-Hilaqata Pedro Matsuhara, the commander of the unit, and General de Brigada Aurelio Reggimenti, the Argentinean commander of La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu (cf).


The Grupo has its headquarters at Iñapari, on the former border between Peruvian and Brazilian territory.  It is organized into three battalion-sized motorized infantry units (though patrols often move by boat or aircraft as well), with a forward base on the Rio Purus at Ciudad de Sacha Runa (formerly Boca do Acre).  Elements of the Comando can be found almost anywhere in the Inca portions of the Amazon basin, but are most likely to be encountered in areas of current anti-Inca guerilla activity, especially in the Portuguese-speaking communities in the former Brazilian territory.

            Sub-Grupo Kashayawri

            Sub-Grupo Hernandez

            Sub-Grupo Villanova


La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu (LILA)

La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu (the “International Liberation Legion of the Amazon”) is a mercenary organization deriving much of its funding (covertly, at least nominally) from the Argentinean and Mexican governments.  Officers are all Argentinean, Mexican, or Uruguayan army or marine personnel on secondment (in some cases NCOs serving as brevetted officers), as are most senior NCOs.  Enlisted personnel are primarily former conscripts from the ENRI, though some Argentinean, Mexican, Chilean, and Uruguayan personnel find their way into the organization.  LILA is employed as a fire brigade in the Amazon theater, being used extensively in the cross-border undeclared war of raids and counter-raids.  La Legión’s officer corps has consistently maintained a highly professional unit, and resisted attempts to employ their unit in operations the violate normal standards of military conduct.  This has brought the unit into conflict with the Grupo Matsuhara, and the two units have a distinct loathing of one another that has been expressed in a number of brawls and isolated killings involving off-duty personnel.   The Legion is presently organized into three battalion-sized light infantry regiments trained for airmobile operations, a cavalry regiment with a mix of hovercraft (Lukis-VIII HBTs and Kangaroo APCs) and VLI-45 wheeled AFVs and a special forces company.   The unit is generally reliant on the Grupo de Aviación Uruguayo Voluntario for aerial transport, though it is sometimes carried by elements of the ENRI military aviation.

            Regimiento de Infantría de Accíon Rápida 1 “Mayor Gustav Ramirez”

            Regimiento de Infantería de Accíon Rápida 2 “Capitán Jose Alvarez”

            Regimiento de Infantería de Accíon Rápida 3 “1ro Sargento Manko Pacha” 

            Regimiento de Caballería Blindada

                        Escuadrón de Aero-Tanques 1 (LkPz-VIII)

                        Compañia de Infantería Aero-Blindada 2 (Kangaroo)

                        Escuadrón Ligeira 3 (VLI-45)

                        Escuadrón Ligeira  4 (VLI-45)

            Compañia de Comandos “Capitán Iago McTierney”


Waranqa Inca de la Guardia

Based in Cuzco, this unit is composed of veteran former conscripts with exemplary service records and proven political loyalty to the revolutionary regime.  They figure prominently in any state ceremonies (appearing, in that context, in impressively gaudy uniforms derived vaguely from historical Inca battle dress), but serve a more practical purpose of being the only garrison allowed in the capital district within Cuzco.  The unit recruits from throughout the Republic, and officers are deliberately mixed to prevent any one former national group or political faction from enjoying dominance of the entire unit or a major subordinate command.  In theory the unit is quite ready for combat, though in practice it has not seen any action except occasional riot-suppression duties.  The Waranqa is composed of three subordinate battalion-sized commands (one equipped as mechanized infantry, the other two as truck-mobile formations), plus a company-sized ceremonial cavalry unit and a company-sized commando unit primarily trained for direct action missions and resolving hostage situations.

            Kimsa Pachak de la Guardia Mecanizado 1

            Kimsa Pachak de la Guardia 2

            Kimsa Pachak de la Guardia 3

            Pachak de Fuerzas Especiales de la Guardia

            Pachak de Husares de la Guardia




The Inca Republic maintains two small colonies in the Chinese Arm, and has garrisoned them with fairly large military contingents, given the size of the colonies, with a significant portion of both colonies' populations being involved with the military, either as active or reserve members.  This has impaired development to a degree on both colonies.



The Inca colony on Rho Eridani supports no less than a full Waranqa of infantry troops, including a Kimsa Chunka of LkPz-VIII hovertanks, as well as an equally large People's Militia force that would require mobilization of reservists and former conscripts to reach anything near full strength.  This force is well equipped by Inca standards and it is believed the underlying motive for this force is fear of the intentions and/or capabilities of the independent Heidelsheimat colony.  Relations between the Incas and the independent colony are minimal, and formal at best, and, while there is no reason to assume hostilities are likely or imminent, the Incas seem to have concluded that their space forces would be hard pressed to contest Heidelsheimat's orbital control, meaning any seizure of the Inca colony by a Bavarian attack could only be greeted by an Incan fait accompli on the part of the Incas, unless Argentina or Mexico were willing to intervene.  Neither seems likely to do so.  The presence of the garrison may also reflect the wholehearted collapse of Texan-Incan relations after some initial attempts at detente, leading to the establishment of the two Incan colonies.  Some have suggested that the Inca deployments are as much about deterring Texan aggression as they are about the Bavarians.  In either case, it is worth noting that the Inca forces on Rho Eridani possess credible power-projection capabilities, by local standards, as well, making them, in theory, a threat to their neighbors as well.


Wampar Allpa 

Wampar Allpa (“The Plateau”) is less substantially garrisoned than Mariategui, with a standing garrison of a single Waranqa, almost entirely of infantry, at something less than 70% its authorized strength.  The military posture of this colony appears to be much more restrained than that of Mariategui.  It may be this reflects different objectives of the Inca government in different locations . . . or simply different goals or personalities of the colonial leadership.  The latter is quite possible, owing to the chaotic and minimal level of oversight the two colonies receive from the home country.




By and large, the Incan Republic soldier is not well equipped compared to those of 2nd Tier states, including his enemies in Brazilian’s military or his allies in Mexican and Argentinean service.  The Incan Republic is not a wealthy nation, and continues to rely primarily on weapons and equipment produced locally, obtained as hand-me-downs from Argentina or Mexico, or already in the inventory of the Republic’s antecedent nations.  As a consequence (and owing as well to an organization predicated more on maintaining the regime in power rather than most efficiently fighting external enemies) the combat power of Inca Republic, from the level of the individual soldier up to multi-divisional units, is comparatively quite low by the standards of, say, France or Manchuria.


For those troops serving in combat postings along the Inca-Brazilian, the disparity in equipment with their Brazilian counterparts can be a galling situation (expressing frustration related to such might be considered defeatist and subversive speech, however . . .).  As the only available means of compensation, many units in Antisuyu have become very good at field craft and the like.  While there are limits to technology, there is also only so much one can accomplish without good access to the basics of military equipment for more modern forces, and units typically can chart a declining overall morale level during an Amazonian deployment, particularly if they engage in combat with Brazilian forces under conditions (such as limited visibility) that highlight the technological discrepancy between the two forces.


Small Arms and Light Support Weapons

A large number of different small arms systems are presently in service with the ENRI, representing both the pre-Unification arsenals in service with Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, as well as post-Unification procurement, local production, and military aid from Argentina and Mexico.  The Argentinean/Mexican CASA-12 has become something of a standardized weapon within the ENRI units serving in the Amazon theater, though the earlier Argentinean FA-5 is also seen there in quantity.  More modern gauss or binary weapons are mostly unheard of, except in the hands of La Legión Internacional Libertad de Antisuyu.  The following table summarizes key systems.  When more than one weapons system is known to be in general service, the most common is listed first, with subsequent entries listed in order of frequency.


Weapon System

Ejército de Colombia

Ejército del Norte

Ejército del Sud

Service Rifle






Type 49




Type 49

Side Arm


Arno P-924


Arno P-924


Light Machinegun







Medium Machinegun






Heavy Machinegun




Marksman’s Rifle

Mueller-Rivera F-7

Mueller-Rivera F-19

GB Luce-3

Mueller-Rivera F-7

GB Luce-3

Mueller-Rivera F-7

Sniper Rifle

Mueller-Rivera F-7

Mueller-Rivera F-19


GB Luce-3

Mueller-Rivera F-7

Mueller-Rivera F-19

G-B Luce-3

Mueller-Rivera F-7

Mueller-Rivera F-19

30mm Grenade Launcher





Man-Portable ATGM

Blindicide 3

Lanza 6

Blindicide 3

Lanza 6

Blindicide 3





CASA-12 7.5mm Assault Rifle

The 3rd Rio Plata War-era standard Argentinean and Mexican assault rifle, the CASA-12 is a rather unremarkable weapon chambered for the same 7.5mm round as used in the Manchurian Type 49 assault rifle and related weapons.  The design can be fitted with a single-shot LG-12 30mm grenade launcher, and Inca forces equipped with the rifle tend to have one or sometimes two such weapons per five-man infantry team.


Type: 7.5mm Conventional Rifle, Country: Argentina/Mexico, Weight: 4 kg, Length: 78 cm (Bulk = 2), Action: Single Shots or Bursts, Ammo: 7.5×32 mm Ball, Muzzle Velocity: 650 mps, Magazine: 30 round Box, Magazine Weight: 0.3 kg, ROF: 3, Aimed Fire Range: 700 m, Area Fire Burst: 15 ( AFV = 1.5), Area Fire Range: 500 m, DP Value: 0.5, Price: P551.6 ( P3.94 for 100 rounds)



FA-5 Fusil de asalto, 6.5mm

An aging, though still serviceable, assault weapon dating from the 2nd Rio Plata War, the FA-5 was formerly standard issue for the Argentinean and Chilean militaries.  Since retired from service in those nations, a great many were provided to the guerillas during the revolution, and have also since been transferred to the ENRI.


The FA-5 fires a fairly heavy 6.5mm cartridge, though recoil is manageable enough to allow it to function as a true assault rifle.  Most in ENRI service have been fitted with the improved optics used on more recent Mexican or Argentinean small arms (mostly 2270s technology used on CASA-12s) incorporating low level magnification (x3 or x3.5 power, depending on version) and image intensification night vision channels.


Type: 6.5mm assault rifle, Country: Inca Republic (formerly Argentina), Weight (Empty): 3 kg (with optics, 2.7 kg without), Length: 75 cm (Bulk = 2), Action:  Single Shot or Bursts, Ammunition: 6.5x42mm caseless, Muzzle Velocity: 795 mps, Magazine: 30 round box magazine, Magazine Weight: 0.3 kg, ROF: 3, Aimed Fire Range:  600 meters, Area Fire Burst: 10 rounds (AFV = 0.75), Area Fire Range: 300 meters, DP Value: 0.8, Price: Lv275 (Lv2 for 100 rounds)



EA-1 Escopeta de asalto, 18mm

More popularly known as the Suq-suq (a Quechua term for “shotgun” derived from the sound of the slide racking back and forward), the EA-1 is a pump-action, magazine fed shotgun, used by the Ejército Nacional de República Inca and various paramilitary organizations within the Inca Republic.  The design is extremely reliable and has served quite well in the Inca Republics varied and quite harsh terrain.  Most versions employ a electro-optical, zero-magnification reflex sight, though some have provisions to add additional night vision optics.


Type: 18mm Pump Shotgun, Country: Inca Republic , Weight (Empty): 3.5 kg, Length: 96 cm (Bulk = 3), Action:  Single Shot or Bursts, Ammunition: 18x60mm fixed cartridge (various rounds available), Muzzle Velocity: 450 mps, Magazine: 5 and 10 round box magazines, Magazine Weight: 0.3 kg (5 round), 0.5 kg (10 round), ROF: 3, Aimed Fire Range:  120 meters, Area Fire Burst: 3 rounds (AFV = 0.5), Area Fire Range: 80 meters, DP Value: 0.3 (x10) (6mm tungsten buckshot, other rounds available), Price: Lv 310 (Lv2 for 100)



G-9 6.5mm Assault Rifle

The standard service rifle of the German state of Hannover before the adoption of the pan-German SG-77, the G-9 fires an intermediary 6.5x45mm caseless round which was promoted in the 2260s as ideal for bridging the gap between light assault rifle rounds and heavier rounds many nations were fielding for colonial service rifles.  The rifle was adopted by Ecuador in the late 2260s, and many remain in service with the Ejército del Norte.  The G-9’s ammunition is not compatible with the FA-5’s 6.5mm round, which has caused some logistical problems and prompted the remaining G-9s to be consolidated in the region’s del Runa units.


Type: 6.5mm assault carbine, Country: Hannover, Inca Republic, various others, Weight (Empty): 2.75 kg, Length: 70 cm (Bulk = 2), Action:  Single Shot or Bursts, Ammunition: 6.5x45mm caseless, Muzzle Velocity: 775 mps, Magazine: 35 round box magazine, Magazine Weight: 0.3 kg, ROF: 3, Aimed Fire Range:  600 meters, Area Fire Burst: 10 rounds (AFV = 1.0), Area Fire Range: 250 meters, DP Value: 0.7, Price: Lv200 (Lv2 per 100 rounds)



Arno P-924 and Modelo 66 Semiautomatic Pistols

Both these weapons are chambered for the 9x24mm round and generally belong to the same era as the Traylor Model 57.  Statistics are similar to that weapon, except for magazine capacity, with the P-924 using fifteen round magazines and the Modelo 66 using oversized twenty round magazines.





A-5 Ametralladora, 6.5mm

A counterpart of the FA-5 assault rifle, the A-5 light machinegun is a fairly standard weapon, firing the same 6.5mm round as the FA-5.  Though heavy by modern standards, the A-5 is used in the ENRI as both a platoon and squad level machinegun.  The design can also be fitted with a heavier barrel and modified recoil system to allow its use as a sustained fire machinegun, with a higher rate of fire (Area Fire Burst = 20 rounds, AFV = 2.0), and longer range (Aimed Fire Range 1000 meters, Area Fire Range 800 meters).  This version is designated the A-5P.  A-5 machineguns tend to be used more commonly than the FA-5 rifle, being a commonly employed as coaxial and secondary machineguns on armored fighting vehicles and as perimeter security weapons for service support and logistics units. 


Type: 6.5mm machinegun, Country: Inca Republic (formerly Argentina), Weight (Empty): 8 kg, Length: 100 cm (Bulk = 3), Action:  Single Shot or Bursts, Ammunition: 6.5x42mm caseless, Muzzle Velocity: 825 mps, Magazine: 150 round cassette, Magazine Weight: 1.75kg, ROF: 5, Aimed Fire Range:  800 meters, Area Fire Burst: 15 rounds (AFV = 1.5), Area Fire Range: 600 meters, DP Value: 0.8, Price: Lv475 (Lv3 for 150 round cassette)



A-12 Ametralladora, 7.5mm

A redesigned and scaled up version of the A-5 adopted when Argentina switched over to the CASA-12 assault rifle, the A-12 fires the same 7.5mm as the CASA-12.  Performance is identical to the A-5, except that range is 700 meters and DPV 0.5.  The sustained fire version (A-12P) pushes this range out to 900 meters for aimed fire and 800 meters for area fire.


The A-12 is the standard squad and platoon machinegun for Inca infantry forces, outside of Colombia, which primarily uses the French Mle. 79 medium machinegun.



Lanzagranada Modelo-2 “Waqtana”

A locally manufactured copy of the Mexican Crotalo-2 smart light anti-tank weapon, the Waqtana (“Hammer”) is issued in very large numbers to ENRI forces for anti-armor and bunker-busting missions.  The missile is cheap, relying on fairly limited guidance by 2300 standards, and quite portable.  Lethality is lacking against the frontal armor of current HBTs and MBTs, but is adequate for flank shots and against most other vehicles.  Typically, anywhere from half to all personnel in an infantry unit will carry a Waqtana as part of their basic combat load.  When used against enemy armor, they will typically be volley fired three to four at a time to ensure a kill.


Type:  Man-portable, disposable ATGM, Nation:  Mexico, Argentina, Inca Republic (exported extensively), Weight: 4kg, Range:  1500m, Guidance:  Automatic following gunner lock-on, Homing Value:  10, Attack Angle:  Direct, Damage:  As tamped explosive (EP = 25), Price:  Lv1200



Heavy Support Weapons


Estoque Anti-tank Missile

Argentinean ATGM, used by the Inca military in large numbers.


Lanza-6 ATGM

An older man-portable ATGM from the same generation as the French Blindicide-3, though significantly heavier than that design.


Type: Obsolete man-portable light anti-vehicle missile, Nation: Argentina (no longer in service), Launcher Weight: 17 kg, Missile Weight: 9 kg, Range: 2500 meters, Guidance: automatic following gunner lock on, Homing Value: 12, Attack Angle: overhead (on original Argentinean missile production; Inca Republic produces two different versions of Lanza-6 missile, one a copy of the Argentinean top attack and one an locally developed direct attack), Damage: EP = 20. Launcher Price: Lv1200, Missile Price: Lv800 (Lv500 for direct attack Incan missiles)


Modelo 218 Heavy Machinegun

Designed and produced in the former nation of Colombia, the M-218 is a 12mm heavy machinegun with performance generally identical to the DunArmCo Mini-12.  Total weight (without magazine) is somewhat heavier than the DunArmCo, at 30 kg for the weapon and tripod.  The M-218 has been produced in sufficient numbers to replace a variety of obsolete HMG and automatic grenade launcher designs of pre-3rd Rio Plata War vintage in the former Peru and Ecuador as well.



Armored Fighting Vehicles


AL-55A7 Hovertank

A service life extension upgrade of the very venerable Argentinean AL-55 light tank.  The design predates the development of “main battle hovertanks” and, even in its most updated variants is strictly suited for operations in low anti-armor threat environments.


ATAB-1 Hovertank

Upgraded version of Argentina's 3rd Rio Plata War-era LkPz-VIIIs.  Used in limited numbers by the ENRI, and their most capable AFV design in the inventory.


AVBI-65 Hover Personnel Carrier

License built version of the Bavarian LkPzTr-V hover personnel carrier.  Provided by both Argentina and Mexico, and serving as the mainstay of the hover APC fleet.


IMCA-1 Combat Walker

3rd Rio Plata War version of the Manchurian Type 4 combat walker.


MD-6 Hover Personnel Carrier

Obsolete Brazilian hover APC formerly used by the Peruvian and Ecuadorian militaries.


VA-90 light air cushion vehicle

Light utility hovercraft, essentially identical to the Bridgeport-Swift Warbird.


VCU-5 Light Armored Car

The VCU-5 is a light armored car design in service with Argentina during the 3rd Rio Plata War, primarily for reconnaissance and line of communication security missions.  Since retired from service in that nation, a great many were transferred to the ENRI.  The design also continues to see service in a number of foreign nations.


VLI-45 Family of Armored Vehicles

Current generation Argentinean/Mexican wheeled AFVs.  Used in limited numbers by the ENRI.


Weapon System

Ejército de Colombia

Ejército del Norte

Ejército del Sud

Hover Battle Tank







Light Hover Tank




Tracked Battle Tank




Hover APC







Wheeled AFV










Combat Walker






AL-55A7 Hovertank

A service life extension upgrade of the very venerable Argentinean AL-55 light tank (an aging design at the time of the 3rd Rio Plata War), the AL-55A7 remains in Incan service and likely will do so for years to come.  Even in its SLEP’ed format, the AL-55A7 is not particularly better armed or protected by more modern hover IFVs, relying on the same sort of plasma cannon primary armament.  Some vehicles have been converted to pure tank-destroyers by substituting an Estoque ATGM launcher and twelve missiles for the plasma gun and other turret armament.


Type:  Light Hovertank
Crew:  3 (driver, gunner, commander)
Displacement:  5.5 tons

Weight:  16 tons
    Plenum: 5
    Front and Overhead: 12
    All Others: 6
    170WM plasma gun (statistics basically identical to CLP-1A)

    Coaxial 7.5mm Machinegun

    (Some vehicles add up to four tubes for Lanza-6 ATGM)   
Ammunition Load:
    80 plasma cells

    2500 rounds 7.5x32mm

    (Any missile reloads on equipped tanks carried as cargo)

Signature:  6
Evasion: 6
Sensor Range: 10 km (+1)
Rangefinder Bonus: +1
Cargo:  400 kg
Max Speed: 210 kph
Cruising Speed: 170 kph
Combat Movement: 460 m
Off Road Mobility: Full
Power Plant: 0.8MW MHD turbine
Fuel Capacity: 225 kg H2
Fuel Consumption: 28 kg/hr
Endurance: 8 hr
Price:  Not commercially available, estimated cost of surplus vehicle at –A7 SLEP standards is Lv175,000-225,000 depending on quality and wear on chassis,



VCU-5 Light Armored Car

The VCU-5 is a light armored car design in service with Argentina during the 3rd Rio Plata War, primarily for line of communication security missions and the like.  Since retired from service in that nation, a great many were transferred to the ENRI.  The design also continues to see service in a number of foreign nations, typically for internal security duties rather than frontline combat use.  The ENRI is a non-typical user and in Inca service the VCU-5 continues to see front-line service as a reconnaissance vehicle and more generally as the basis of a number of armored units configured as light cavalry type formations.


The VCU-5 is available in a number of formats, with different weapons packages as needed.  The following versions are in service with the ENRI at this time:

  • VCU-5 – The baseline vehicle designed to carry four passengers and a crew of two.
  • VCU-5C -- Command Vehicle
  • VCU-5CC – An anti-tank variant, carrying a 25mm cannon and
  • VCU-5ER – A reconnaissance version of the vehicle carrying a crew of four and armed with 25mm cannon (some vehicles substitute 15MW Mexican plasma guns for the cannon) , 7.5mm coaxial machinegun, and (on some vehicles) a 30mm automatic grenade launcher in a commander’s cupola atop the turret.
  • VCU-5M – A fire support vehicle mounting a Type 14 8cm automatic mortar and carrying 22 rounds for the mortar.
  • VCU-5R – A carrier for short range air defense radar/lidar arrays, mostly only seen for airbase security forces.
  • VCU-5S – A locally produced armored ambulance based on the VCU-5



Type:  Light armored car

Crew:  Driver, Commander (+ 2 passengers in Scout Car version, +4 passengers in Utility Carrier version, +1 passenger/loader in mortar carrier)

Weight:  5 tons


            Suspension: 3

            Front: 4

            Sides: 2

            Top and Rear: 1


   (Scout Car)

            25mm cannon (some substitute 15MW plasma gun)

            Coaxial 7.5mm Machinegun

            Dual Launcher for Lanza-6 ATGW (some vehicles)

   (Fire Support Vehicle)

            Tipo-14 8cm Automatic Mortar

   (Squad Carrier)

            30mm automatic grenade launcher

            Coaxial 7.5mm Machinegun


   (Scout Car)

            400 rounds 25mm (ammunition load for plasma gun equipped vehicles identical)

            1500 rounds 7.5mm

            4 Lanza-6 ATGW (some vehicles)

   (Fire Support Vehicle)

            22 8cm mortar rounds

   (Squad Carrier)

            240 30mm Grenades

            1500 rounds 7.5mm

UAV System:  None on ENRI models

Signature:  5

Evasion:  0

Sensor Range: 10km

Cargo:  500kg (1000kg for squad carrier version, if no passengers carried)

Max Speed: 100kph

Cruise Speed:  60kph

Off Road Mobility: Half

Power Plant:  TBC

Fuel:  TBC

Fuel Consumption: TBC 

Endurance:  TBC

Cost:  Lv7500 (used vehicle in good condition)








People’s Guardians (literally “Our Guardians”).  The Inca Republic’s paramilitary internal security force.


One Hundred.  A company (personnel-based unit) or brigade (vehicle based unit) sized unit in the Ejército del Norte and Ejército del Sud.

Execíto do Região Amazônica Brasileira “13 de Maio.”

Army of the Brazilian Amazon “13th of May.”  A Portuguese-speaking guerilla movement opposing Inca occupation of the western Amazon, and seeking the repatriation of that territory to Brazil.  The name is derived from the date on which slavery was legally ended in Brazil.


Derogatory term for Brazilian soldiers.  Literally describes a wad of used coca spit out of the mouth, and its use references the primarily green camouflage military uniform worn by Brazilian forces in the Amazon.


People’s Eyes (literally “Our Eyes”).  The Inca Republic’s external intelligence collection agency.  Primarily concerned with Brazil, Venezuela and the Amazon.


Quechua term for Combat Walkers.  Derived from Inca legend of stones that transformed into warriors.


Anti-government rebels within the western portions of the Inca Republic.  The term is taken from the anti-guerilla local defense committees (rondas campesinos) established by the Peruvian government during the Inca Revolt.  Still active in some portions of the country, though of little note compared to the guerilla movement in the former Colombia.


"Half-Breed." Quechua equivalent of Mestizo.  Used in a negative sense within the Inca Republic, often without any literal reference to mixed European-Indian heritage.


Self-referent term for Inca Republic citizens, as opposed to Indio and similar terms (Culo, Serrano, etc.), which are considered insulting.  The term literally means “the People” in Quechua, though many use it without a direct ethnic referent in the former Peru and Ecuador.  Runa is, however, little used in the former Colombia, and considered somewhat impolite.


Any armored fighting vehicle.  Term does not differentiate between tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, etc.


Vehículo de Combate y Utensilio, 5 tonelada (Combat and Utility Vehicle, 5 ton).  An obsolete Argentinean light armored car design, still in service with the ENRI.


Hammer.  ENRI designation of the Mexican Crotalo-2 light anti-tank weapon.