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Domination of the Draka rank insignia

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Domination of the Draka rank insignia

Unread postby general_tiu » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:09 pm

Would anyone help me craft rank insignias for the Domination of the Draka series by S.M. Stirling? I had already ideas for rankings, but not insignia.
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Unread postby Nila MadhaVa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:51 am

so far as i can tell this is the structure of the draka citizen forces, as opposed to their jannisary-slave army which is officered by draka citizens. i believe janissaries have traditional ranks from private to master sergeant, which is the highest rank they can attain.

Monitor (fire-team leader/Cpl) commanding a Stick of 4
Decurion (Sergeant) commanding a Lochos (Squad) of 8
Tetrarch (Lieutenant) commanding a Tetrarchy (Platoon) of 33
Centurion (Captain) commanding a Century (Company) of 110
Cohortarch (Major) commanding a Cohort (Battalion) of 500
Merarch (Colonel) commanding a Merarchy (Regiment) of 1,500
Chiliarch (Brigadier General) commanding a Chiliarchy (Brigade) of 4,500
Strategos (Lieutenant General) commanding a Legion (Division) of 13,000

At higher levels (e.g., Army Corps), formal rank designation would be "Arch-Strategos"—roughly, Senior General—with a functional qualifier to designate role. Note that each grade would contain junior/senior levels, and also that the Draka concept of rank is rather flexible—ad hoc units under relatively junior commanders can be patched together at need.

however i have been able to find no references to what the insignia might look like.
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Unread postby Nila MadhaVa » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:17 am

ive been thinking...as the domination was a former british colony, perhaps the insignia would be based on british ones...maybe with the draka emblom instead of crowns? the draka emblom is a red dragon with wings outstretched, holding a machete and manicles, with i belive, a golden sun on a blue cross that looks like an ironcross all on a black shield on the gragons chest.

here is a link, though the dragon isnt red...so im not 100% sure if its meant to be...its been a while since i read the books

http://members.fortunecity.com/centurio ... /draka.gif !!i think you will have to copy/paste that link for it to work!!

maybe one of you who are good at this sort of thing could try making some insignia.
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Unread postby general_tiu » Sun May 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Here's my take on the Draka's rank insignia:

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Forgot, I think I credit the Draka series to S.M. Stirling, just to make sure he wouldn't sue me.
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