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Knight Raiders, Special Warfare Division.

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The Knight Raiders Concept.

Orginal text extracted from: Knight-Raiders_v1a.pdf(zaterdag ‎11 ‎augustus ‎2012, ‏‎23:53:40), Knight-Raiders_v1b.pdf(dinsdag ‎21 ‎augustus ‎2012, ‏‎1:50:50)
Previous URL: http://knightraiders.blogspot.nl/

Knight Raiders Special Warfare Division, the birth of an idea and concept.

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In 2012 I was asked what I would do with my money and titles.

While at the time I was simply looking to invest as a businessman I recalled I moment where I was looking at today's terrorism threats,

But I starting thinking bigger taking into account some doodling I did way back in my "hacker" period.


You see the news and world events like every person who has a television, internet and other comforts of life and then you see, although blunted how crap life can be if someone blows up the local marketplace.

How fractured it all really is and that conventional methods and politics seem to make everything worse.

A terrorist cell/origination would rise, fall and then something far worse comes in its place.

Almost like an amateur cancer treatment where you keep getting sicker and sicker, in the end, ending up worse than where you started.


So with ample money and titles to boot that allows me to raise a professional army.

I started pondering on what I COULD do and started to work on a concept.

Working on a concept for a global counter-terrorism force, free of political nonsense.

Having a royal annual budget also allows remaining free from public spending budgets thus removing the political involvement altogether.

Let's face it war does not have a timetable that fits in a 4/5 year term, pushing for results to benefit election/re-election, it only get's in the way being able to do the job.

Fight battles on your own terms not set by criteria "I vote mooch this and that blah blah"

A terrorist is in no way obliged to roll over and die within said term, nor is he/she a complete idiot and will try to take advantage of public opinion, budget spending and time frames.

It would, however, require a CoC that involves solid regulations to prevent abuse and corruption.

A legal framework that allows for the rules to be enforced and uphold to the highest standards.


Now begin 2016 the idea has been, to put it mildly widely raped and everyone seems to be Paul.

So I thought it was time to blog some of my original ideas's on the internet for a wider audience.

Showing the concept and some basic study's with the limited resources I have due to "pretending", politics and other related nonsense.


In time I will release parts of the concept and some of the ideas's around this Division.

Sometimes I can not disclose everything due to intellectual property rights, some attempts have been made to steal my idea's the concept of this Division included.



	 KR Div, Original concept Part I, Weapons/Equipment/Vehicles/Aircraft.

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Part I.

The crude concept for weapons, vehicles and aircraft.

Consider this work in progress and where needed information will be updated.


Weapons Selection:

All weapons should be able where possible to be modified.

This included various scopes, triggers, munitions, sights, barrels and attachments.

Operatives will have the options to select their weapons from the armoury permission.

What operative A likes might not be operative B kind of taste, quality and performance are key.

The end result matters so a selection of various platforms should be made available.


General Purpose & Modular platforms:

SCAR L&H, Standard Barrel.

HK 416/417.


HK G36C.


AK 47(Modified by 3rd party for increased accuracy/performance)


MG Platform, Heavy and Light:

SCAR MG Variant.

HK MG5 Series.



Sniper Platforms:

SCAR Sniper Variant.

HK MSGO90 A2 & G28.

SAKO TRG M10 & TRG 42.


CQC Platforms:

SCAR H&L Short Barrel.


Benelli M3/M4 Tactical.


Side Arms:

Glock Variants.


Grenade Launchers:

Milkor MGL.

FN 40GL.



Specials Platforms:

FGM-148 Javelin.

Starstreak Variants.



M67 Frag Grenade.

M84 Stun Grenade.


Support Vehicles:

Self-sustained and able to go anywhere, so a small selection of vehicles should be available.

The main form of transportation is Air but with a small selection of land/sea based vehicles.

Will need to included Emergency services for airport duty, where possible assist local firefighters in case of an emergency.



NH-90 Special (24 + 6 spare)

TR-666 “Peasant Bus” (16 + 4 spare)

(8 + 2 spare)

(12 + 2 spare)

(4 + 1 spare)

( 8 + 2 spare)

(8 + 2 spare)

(16 + 4 spare)

(8 + 2 spare)

(4+ 1 spare)

(4 + 1 spare)

(16 + 4 spare)

(8 + 2 spare)

(16 + 4 spare)

(8 + 2 spare)

VIP Military Spec. (2)



Rigid Raider.

Mark V Special Operations Craft.






Hellcat MGS series.

RG 31/33 series.

Cougar Series.

Patria Series.

Support/Engineer Vehicles.


Emergency/Rescue Vehicles:

Need for regular fire fighting and aircraft firefighting to maintain a safe environment.

Modified jeep/humvee and APC's can act ambulances in every situation.

3th Brigade has all the medical services needed but firefighting, rescue should be made available.

Fire Fighters can be recruited from civilians as they will never be deployed in a combat role.

And will augment the medical battalion with firefighting/rescue expertise.

Each Base will have a small fire department to deal with structure/vehicle/aircraft emergencies.


Misc Gear:

There will be a need for various gear such as uniforms, spare parts etc.

Looked at closer this has to be calculated to find the right suppliers.

There will be a range of items that will have to be sorted/stored and maintained.


However, I am developing my own set of camouflage what can be used exclusive for KR.

These have to be tested and then tested in the field to ensure performance.

For now, this project is under development and until now I had little to no resources for testing.


Standard Division Weapons Platform(SDWP):

The standard weapons platform for the KR Div. will be the FN SCAR modular weapon system.

This will provide an assault rifle/battle rifle/sniper rifle and machine gun.

It will be easier to supply this to the 3rd brigade and 1st wing as a there standard weapons platform.

Will decrease the amount logistics needed to offer a range of platforms based on the same model.


It will be optional for the 1st and 2nd Brigade per mission/operation as proposed above.

KR Div, Original concept Part II, Recruitment/Benefits and Housing.

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The idea is to recruit where possible from country's worldwide.
The goal should be combining the best operatives in a single Division.
Had to be said not everyone is likely willing to work together for various political reasons.
The end goal is to recruit the best of the best no matter creed and/or religion.
The Division CO/XO and command sergeant will be appointed by Paul.
Al other staff can be selected by the Division CO/XO.
All the way down to the platoons, so you end up with hand picked units and staff.
Offering the best group dynamic to create the best possible work "flow".
They will have the option of being mechanised with an option of armoured vehicles.
It will also provide the option to mount a land based rescue if the weather does not permit flying, with a small artillery company to provide fire support.
3th Brigade will mainly be made up of regulars but with craft skills.
They will have to have basic infantry training with emphasis on skills such as carpenter/welding/doctor/mechanic/engineering. etc.
Medical Benefits/Injuries:
All enlisted will have a 99% health insurance coverage, it was pointed out 100% would be impossible.
Also, health insurance, in general, should be provided, this, however, is somewhat difficult since not a single private insurance company offer such extensive service.
Military Hospital/Trauma Center:
2 stationary hospitals, 1 level I and 1 Level III(CDC scale) and mobile field hospitals.
Each base will have a hospital, FOBS will make use of a field hospital(container set-up).
Level I care with a medical research program geared towards Military Medicine.
And will include HAZMAT, antiviral, rehabilitation centre, aftercare.
Level III for regular treatments, transfer from field hospitals with referral to the level 1.
Both centres may (re)training for medics, firefighters, other medical staff fulfilling a combat role to keep them fully update with the latest military medicine.
Hospitals may offer their services during emergency's, or to non-profit organisations such as V.A./Wounded Warrior.
Also, host country may to some extend request assistance coping with an emergency (battle) injuries.
As a number of patients fluctuate it is important to keep staff skill level optimal.
This can be done by having patients that are not from the Division.
Final protocols have to be drafted by the medical battalion.
The Center will be run and commanded by the Medical Battalion.
Its staff may augment by civilian staff to have 1st class medical treatment.
These include research staff, doctors and other medical staff.
The monthly wage should be equal per rank no matter what country of origin.
Off course the higher your rank the higher your pay will be but this is common practice.
Also a KR operative your monthly pay will be greater than anywhere in the world.
So higher than any Army/Private firm on a monthly basis.
Also, the more qualifications you have will result in a better monthly wage.
Payment table should be drafted on a later date after sufficient data is acquired.
Base Selection:
Division HQ with airfield and access to salt/sweet water is key.
Could look at having 2 bases with access to a range of climates/terrain types.
This will have to be looked at in conjunction with country's willing to host the KR Div.
There is also need for a strategic placement to ensure fast deployment.
And shorter travel times from/to objectives/area of operations.
Base(s) will feature housing for all enlisted on site, including their direct families.
All PreFab housing bought and build in bulk to keep costs down.
There will be a need for a range of housing, rented at a write off costs as there is no need for profit but a replacement build at the end of the live span of the house(s)
Single, Family small, Family medium and Officers housing.
Single(1-2): kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, utility room.
Family small(3-4): kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, utility room, children room, dining room.
Family medium (4+): kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, utility room, children room(s), dining room.
Officers(4+): kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, utility room, children room(s), study/office room, dining room.
Might be possible on small variations when more information is gathered.
Enlisted/NCO/Lower cadre officers:
Blu Homes Elements 170.000 USD unit base price.
Blu Homes Origin 150.000 USD unit base price.
Higher Cadre Officers etc: Blu Homes Evolutions
KR Div, Original concept Part IV, KR HCB Org Chart.

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As part of reforming the command structure normally used to a more efficient model.

Iteration 1 of the HCB for the KR Div.



Headquarters Command Company & Headquarters Command Troop:

Current HHC/HHT and H&S consist of 80 to 110 or even 270 personnel.

It might better to revamp the system as it is largely based on an old Prussian/French system.

Appears to seem sluggish and involves allot of paperwork, fine tuning might be in order.

Speeding up decision making and flow of information up and down.


Dividing the initial staff into 2 major groups

Group 1 will be directly involved with decision making with group 2 has a support role.

Group 1 tagged as E(Essential), Group 2 tagged as S(Support)

Then number roles per group with an identical number that is unique per group.

Essential(E): Operations(1), Intelligence(2), Logistics(3) and Signals(4).

Support(S): Administration(1), Planning(2), Training(3), PR(4) and Finance(5).

E reports directly to the CO speeding up the decision-making process. S reports Directly to the XO who then can either report to the CO or accumulate information/data to report later at a more convenient time.

When operations are under way a CO has no need for information on payroll or training.

He does need to be aware of troop movement(friendly or hostile), sufficient supply, casualties etc at a moments notice to ensure proper strategy(s) and deployment of resources.


However, the amount of work(paperwork, logistics etc) incrementally increases as you go higher up the unit ladder.

You can adapt the system to accommodate this, use HCT, HCC and HCB.

HCB: Headquarters Command Battalion for units Division sized and up.

HCC: Headquarters Command Company for units at Battalion level and up.

HCT: Headquarters Command Troop for units of Company size.

These 3 command units can then actively share and conduct command and support operations.

All supporting each other's effort in conducting Command and Control.

For instance, every unit will need medical support, logistics, signals etc.

However there is no need for a Finance role in a Company sized unit, this should be done Brigade and up, finance should be handled by a single department and not various personnel scattered.

You will end up with a less personnel intensive system what is far more effective with less paperwork making the whole system more cost effective.

But as these units are not the combat related units they do not have to have the exact numbers there combat counterparts would have, or can be augmented with other units.

Have a basic model of units with the option to augment with auxiliary units, modular system.

Simple example, a dental unit will augment an HCT for a week giving the combat company a standard dental and then move on, this can be seen as the move to the next unit, be detached back to the HCB or back to the medical battalion.


HCB: Operations, Intelligence, Logistics, Signals, Administration, Planning, Training, PR and Finance.

HCC: Operations, Intelligence, Logistics, Signals, Administration and Training *

HCT: Operations, Intelligence, Logistics and Signals. *

* optional augmentation by support units.


Lettering branches based on their founding in history.

A = Army, B = Navy, C = Marines, D = Air force, J = Joint multiple services and S = Staff Roles above major.

The forward command post, various country's should not matter as it is a minor detail.

And does NOT reflect overall battle strategy, you need to know friendly, hostile and neutral.

Then use the normal icons to reflect unit id, armour, airborne, infantry, mechanised etc.


Making it possible to look at a map(digital or analogue)and get an overview in a single glance.

KR Div, Original concept Part V, Awards/Medals/Tabs/Clasps and Bars.

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Awarded by or recommended by KR Military Staff:


Marksman: 75% - 89% efficiency.

Expert Marksman: 90% - 100% efficiency.


Martial Arts Expert: fully mastered all martial arts classes.


Continues Service: 5 years(bronze) --> 10 years(silver) --> 15 years(gold) --> 20 Years(platinum & gold inlay)


Airmen Distinguished Service: Awarded for showing bravery and skill.


Airmen Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded for showing extreme bravery and skill.


SAR Distinguished Service: Awarded for showing bravery during SAR and Medical operations.

Medics/SAR/PJ's only


SAR Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded for showing extreme bravery during SAR and Medical operations.

Medics/SAR/PJ's only


Knight Raiders Distinguished Service: Awarded for showing bravery during combat operations.


Knight Raiders Distinguished Service Cross: Awarded for showing extreme bravery during combat operations.


KR Commander Unit Citation:


Competence and Qualification: Ribbon and/or Badge


AA Ribbon:


AT Ribbon:


Scout Ribbon:


Sniper/Spotter Ribbon:


PJ/SAR Ribbon:


Pathfinder Ribbon:


Combat Diver Ribbon:


Rescue Diver Ribbon:


Demolitions/EOD Ribbon:


Paratrooper Ribbon:


Combat Medic Ribbon:


Terrain Ribbon:


SAR Pilot/Crew Ribbon:


CAS Pilot/Crew Ribbon:


CSD Pilot/Crew Ribbon: Combat Supply Drops


HALO Ribbon:


HAHO Ribbon:


HAIO RibbonL


Riverine & Off-shore Boat Crew Ribbon:


Unit 666 Ribbon:


Recommended by KR Military HQ Staff to the Grand Master/Grand Marshall office(s):


Order of the Knight Raiders: Knighthood with permanent knights helmet stitched to your rank(s)

Awarded for showing extreme bravery, valor against all odds with disregard for his/her own life.


Knights Cross:


Legion of Valor:


Grand Master Unit Citation:


Grand Marshall Unit Citation:


Clasps and Bars:


Clasps: Knights helmet in bronze, silver, gold and platinum & gold inlay


Stack up allowed, so a platinum & gold inlay helmet + a silver helmet is 6 recipients of that award.


KR Div, Original concept Part VI, Missions Goals/Uniform and Legal Issue's.

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Mission Goals:

Rapid Response, Covert Ops, Black Ops, Hostage Rescue, Raiding Parties,

Anti-Pirating Ops, Disruption of hostile groups by eliminating the leadership.

And/or any other situation that requires specialist attention.


For some UN mission, there is a lack of specialised troops.

This could be resolved by giving it a UN approval and provide specialist support.

Also, the goal is not to set up a permanent base but the be a quick reactions force.

Using a staging area would be required but no prolonged stay would also give it a less hostile idea towards locals who should by then end of the day run their own country.

A simple example: A country has an insurgency problem but does not have the manpower to deal with this on its own, this country can then put in a request to the UN/NATO for support.

When support is granted KR can move in and provide specialist support.


In order to give this force a mental shock effect on hostiles, there will be no campaign, see this as an official time set window where operations will be conducted.

But when and how will be up to the KR Command, basically all the enemy knows "Death may be knocking on their door at any time but you never know when and how"

This will have a demoralising effect on them since they need to be on their toes 24/7 and have no idea where/when/how they will be attacked.

This will prevent the group to recruit new members to some extent cause of the demoralising effect.


In long term is to make them crap their pants even before shots are fired, a cause of the formidable reputation KR will have.


Legal Representation:

This should be the country of origin for legal representation.

What legal system under has yet to be decided, one uniform one or the host country's military code.

Legal fees will be paid by KR since there under the command of KR.

Details have to be looked at with legal expertise to ensure conform under today’s laws.

Then a Military code should be drafted, signed and put into effect.


Regulations Compliance:

Medical, Aircraft and Fire regulations should be at least in compliance with local regulations.

But with operating in different country's it might be best to select the regulations that are the most demanding and use them across the board.

Preference goes to compliance above the norm but without too much confusion and paperwork.

So using different regulations per items would be confusing and not compatible.

Where possible use the same regulations and apply them Division-wide.


This includes FTA/FAA/CDC/Medical Board/ICAO regulations.



There will be the standard uniform dress uniform and camouflage uniform.

The Camouflage is being developed however if it fails RoggenWolf has some nice camo.

Depending on base location a correct standard uniform will be offered.

Additional camouflage uniforms will be available for terrain types

There will also be a dress uniform that will be Black with Red/and White accents.

All of the regular camouflage uniforms have to be durable and save with the best materials used.


The dress uniform will be for formal events and will have a more “fashionable” image.

	 KR Div, Original concept Part VII, Chain of Command, Ranks and Formation.

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Chain of Command:

As stated in the opening post what I COULD do, and in the case of becoming King by merging with a country(less likely and less interested by the day).

It must become part of the country's Armed Forces in some shape or form.

While not fighting under the actual country's flag retaining the international standing it should have.

This, however, can be achieved by having the Chief of Staff of the armed forces assume the rank of Grand Marshall.

Also where possible have oversight by the Military Police on legal matters and enforcement.



Ranks obtained in your country of origin remain, you will have the same rank or equivalent.

The rise in rank should be up to the country of origin with a recommendation of the KR Commander.

In short, promotion is done in conjunction with the country of origin because in the case of the enlisted/NCO or Officer returns home and resumes active duty the rank travels with him/her.

Using the NATO reference codes since working out a new system would be redundant but adding the ranks of Grand Master(OF-12, ******), Grand Marshall(OF-11, *****) and Command Sergeant-Major (OR-10) to the command chain.

Besides the regular ranks, OF-10 - OF-1, OR-10 - OR 1.


Formations Selection:

After some research, the conclusion is that a Brigade does not give the options to be independent.

The brigade formation currently being looked at is becoming way to big.

The normal brigade would be 3/6 Battalions but now current set-up comes it down to 8.

7 Battalions and the brigade HHC becoming also Battalion size.

And there is a need increase for support to ensure the safety of enlisted personnel.

Providing to little support would put a strain on logistics/maintenance and performance.

Military equipment/vehicles require more maintenance/checks to ensure safety.

Cutting corners will lead to injury's and fatal injury's what would be a disaster.


This leaves only one option is to go Division size but a special Division

A Division sized formation with an integrated air wing replacing one of the Brigades.

With being capable of operating independently on a global scale as proposed above.

The Division will consist of 3 Brigades and 2 wings.

1st/2nd Brigade will house all the combat Battalions.

3rd Brigade will house all the support Battalions, 1st/2nd Wing housing the air elements

Airmobile, mechanised special forces division.


Division command can assign permission/time period elements of the 3rd Brigade.

To the 1st/2nd Brigade and/or 1st/2nd Wing to support mission(s)/operation(s)

This leaves the Division commander with a better selection of personnel per operation.

As each Brigade/Wing has a specific task/role and this allows for better allocation of resources.

Furthermore, the 1st and 3rd Battalion can be fully focused on the combat role it has.

The 1ste wing will have support staff as per normal but will be receiving extra support from 2de.


1st/2nd/6th Battalion is all special forces but with a wide spectrum of abilities.


3rd/4th/7th/8th are special forces with specific training or will receive additional training.


9th Battalion is for armoured vehicles in an offensive/defensive context.


5th/10th Battalion is to provide a secure Base/FOB for operations/training.

These can be seen regular troops but with special equipment such as night vision/AT/AA etc.

This Battalion can be seen as mechanised using the Stryker series vehicle.


3rd Brigade provides service/technical and maintenance to the 1st/2nd Battalion.

And also the 1st/2nd Wing with additional expertise, also FOB construction/maintenance.

Additional logistics/supply and a Human resources Battalion that provides services.


1st/2nd Wing provides transport/insertion/extraction/medevac/logistics and air support.


They will be serviced their own maintenance crews but can receive additional support from 3rd.

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