Vätaki have only one SF, a standing army, and moderate garrisons on each of their home worlds. They are the manufacturers and main driving force in this area. Almost every weapon in the Council’s arsenal is from the Vätaki factories. They also have the largest workforce of the entire Council.
The afore-mentioned SF is known as the “VtS” or “Väta-tra Strahad” which translates to “Vätaki Black Arm”. They are privately owned by the leading corporation of the Vätaki people (corporation is known as the “Ostrog”) and are used as a secret police by the Poppet state. Their weapons are higher grade than those on the market, which has caused some friction between the Vätaki and their compatriots, especially the Lihasthii who believe the Vätaki are holding out. The VtS is known as being brutal and sometimes even corrupt (even by the Vätaki standards). They are almost never bribable, however, as the Ostrog have a strong grasp on the members.
The standing army is based upon speed, being too low on manpower for battles of attrition and too under-armoured for large confrontations. It is split into Task Forces who will be sent to skirmish against enemies, or act as a screen to hide the movements of their stronger allies. They also take on scouting and harassing roles.
The garrisons are mostly militia raised by local corporate branches. They tend to put up a zealous defense of their home worlds, even if they usually seem glassy-eyed out of combat.
Bäeltakey have one SF, two standing armies, and dedicated garrisons on each and every world. Their main focus is on defense and armour, where they excel at creating heavy weight armours on the cheap as well as some of the strongest fortifications in the entire galaxy.
The Bäeltakey SF is a large group made up of the elite soldiering units within the Bäeltakey military. These individuals act as recon, shock troops, and saboteurs for the Bäeltakey offensives. They do not have a standardised name like their compatriots; instead they are named after the legion they are attached to. Examples: Legion XI Superior, Legion V Ultra, and so on. Soldiers from lesser regions can be moved from legion to legion, or raised up to a different legion’s SF, but there is no movement between SFs.
The standing army is the main defensive force of the Council. They have the best fortifications, the strongest hulls, the best armour, and some of the best artillery. They lack in efficient speed, but this is often left to their comrades. They are known colloquially as the “Bunker” by their allies. The army is split into 100,000 Legions with 10 Auxiliary legions attached to each. The Auxiliaries tend to material procurement, lesser military actions (garrisoning fortifications when a Legion is out on campaign, etc), and keeping things repaired and ready to go. The Legions are a standardised number throughout the entirety of the military, each holding between two hundred thousand and six hundred thousand members. Each Auxiliary contains about twenty thousand soldiers and about one hundred assorted civilians. Soldiers act as replenishment for fallen comrades, if need be.
The second standing army is set up into 100,000,000 Corps. Each Corp has between ten and twenty million members (15,000,000,000,000). These are usually lesser in quality, having cheaper armour and cheaper weapons on the whole, as well as being volunteers for short periods of time whereas the Legions are for life. They represent one tenth the number of the Bäeltakey populace.
The militia garrisons are made up of people who had served in one of the Corps.
Dathaan have no SF and only one standing army with large garrisons. The focus of the Dathaan is to field as many soldiers as possible. They have the most planets, the most people, and the highest birthing rate of all of the Council members. They form the backbone of the Council forces.
They had long ago discarded their native army formations and have begun to use that of the Bäeltakey, using the Corps as their largest battle group. These corps are universally larger than those of the Bäeltakey, having upwards of sixty million soldiers per corps and ten billion different corps. They don’t have anywhere near the resources to keep them all up to date, and thus they cut corners, having some rather underequipt squadrons of soldiers. This leads them often being seen as expendable by their higher-ups, which has lead to a fair number of squabbles between men-at-arms and their COs.
Their militia garrisons have the largest numbers of all the Council members. Their homeworlds are almost as well-fortified as the Bäeltakey, to boot. This creates massive hive worlds of angry wasps that will not stop until an attacker is destroyed.
The Lihashtii have two SFs, one standing army, and decent garrison strength. Their focus is control of battlefields, and the Council’s citizenry. Their planet count and population size is near that of the Bäeltakey but they lack in armour. They are one half of the shocktroops of the Council, working with Bäeltakey forces.
The Lihashtii Kothinari Nit'Haaran (or LKN translates to "Lihashtii Supreme Guardians") are the ones who work alongside Council of Lakaan members. The Kothinaa Baashendun (or KB, alternatively LKB, translates to "Guardians of the People") are the domestic version. The two vary in uniforms, emblems, and firearms. While the LKB carry MR fluid and railgun technology, the LKN are often found carrying caseless. There is only minor overlap. The LKN uniforms have a stripe of gules down their right hand side on a grey-black "ermine" uniform. The uniform itself consists of a shirt and a skirt or trousers (users' discretion). The (L)KB have uniforms of long coats that reach down to their mid-thigh. Said uniforms have a a dull beige colouration with twin strips of argent on both shoulders. Armour colours do not vary from their uniform colours. Both use the same armour type, which is a slightly stronger and lighter variation of those worn on the front-lines. Emblem variation is that one incorporates the emblems of the navy, and the other takes their emblems from their own interior ministry. The LKN prefer Naval emblems which are often organic in origins/shape. The LKB use geometric shapes and symbols. They are both seen as silent enforcers or guardians, depending on the mood of the populace. Most in the military find them discomforting, whilst the navy finds every conceivable reason to seek them out. Their training is harsh, and only about 1/4 of all applicants make it into the LKN, and only about 1/8 into LKB. Casualties due to the training is recorded as a "reasonable" 1/100,000 for the LKB and 1/1,000,000 for the LKN. Numbers of active members varies seasonally, however one is a member for life and can be called upon at the whims of the hierarchy (this applies to both groups). The current active members estimate is a middling 800,000 for the LKN and about 420,000 for the LKB.
Their standing army is close in size to that of the Bäeltakey but they are organised differently, with sects instead of legions. There are more sects with fewer soldiers in each sect. They are outfitted for faster attacks than the Bäeltakey. They are harder hitting than the Vätaki, and they tend to be frenzied during combat.
Garrison is moderate strength.