Royal Redanian Army was the core of the armed forces of the kingdom of Redania. They took part in the war with Nilfgaard, during the battles at Brenna and Maribor. Initially, the army consisted of approximately thirty-five thousand (35,000) soldiers, including a cavalry five thousand strong. With the substantial financial support of Kovir, Redania recruited about eighty-five thousand (85,000) more troops, including twenty thousand (20,000) mounted troops.
In the battle of Brenna, the Redanian forces participating in the initial charge were led by Korbus, 9th Count de Ruyter. The rest of the Redanians were part of a hidden reinforcement, 10,000 horsemen strong, including in its ranks also Kaedwenian and Aedirnian troops. Under the leadership of General Blenheim Blenckert this force crushed the northern flank of the Nilfgaardians and turned the tide of the battle.
Special Forces Edit
Knights of the Flaming Rose Edit
Main article: Order of the Flaming Rose Edit
The Order of the Flaming Rose is a powerful militant religious order (military arm of Eternal Fire) featured in game series. Built upon the deteriorating Order of the White Rose under leadership of Jacques de Aldersberg, it later become a ultimate special fist of Redanian monarch and the country, most of them died in 3rd Northern War.
Royal Witch Hunters of Novigrad Edit
Main article: Witch Hunters Edit
Witch hunters are an organisation of armed individuals dedicated to prosecuting magic users, both professional and amateur. In The Witcher 3 they are doing so with the support of King Radovid V of Redania and Hierarch Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart of Novigrad.
Knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the Monarch or country, especially in a military capacity. Since humanity in Witcher universe strongly resembles Medieval Europe, there are a lot of knights in the witcher world.Although Redanian knights (as only from Four Kingdoms, except of Flaming Rose) does not feature in game or other adaptation (not saying about novels), there are examples of Redanian armors in The Witcher 3 we can expect that knights wore approximately same armors.
Normal soldiers taken from city and village inhabits during times of war, those who studied some sort of war academy or are wealthier can get to some more or less prestige unit with beter armors.
Unlike in Lyria & Rivia or Temeria, we can during the Witcher 3 see that kingdom is keeping a big amount of archers, probably (after Scoi´atels and Haaki peoples) best on Continent what they can prove if you disturb law.
Crossbowmen EditAlthough they are not so special,crossbowmen are also used in the army of the Eagle because of their weapon that become quite popular in Northern Kingdoms in last few centuries.
In the Witcher saga, they are the finest armored division of the Royal Redanian Army. As soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback in combat, it represents the mobility and offensive power of the armed forces. A soldier in the cavalry is known as a cavalryman. We can also see that noblemans (like Olgierd or Luc), eager to fight are carying for their horses much, so is cavalry tradition seems very strong.
Artilery EditAlthough Redanian artilery is never showed, we can expect classic things like normal catapulties, trebuchets and balistae, but the best artilery in Northern Kingdoms has a Temeria.
A trebuchet (French trébuchet) is a type of catapult that was used as a siege engine. It is sometimes called a counterweight trebuchet or counterpoise trebuchet.
Plural ballistae, was an ancient missile weapon that launched a large projectile at distant target.
Koviri Free Company Edit
Main article: Free Company Edit
The Free Company was an elite fighting unit consisting of experienced soldiers, or condottieri, who were financed by Kovir. They were sent in as reinforcements and with the help of the Mahakam Volunteer Army, helped turn the tide at the battles at Mayena and Brenna.
Redanian Free Company Edit
Main article: Redanian Free Company Edit
The so-called Redanian Free Company was a fighting unit in the Redania's service. Its members were more known as the Wild Ones, owing to the boar in their coat of arms, which was adopted from its leader's family symbol.
Biggest reforms in term of navy of Silver Eagle did Radovid II known because of that as the Sailor who create fleet able blockade Kovir and its ship during reign of Radovid III (the Bold or the Red). Ships are later also used by Radovid V (the Stern) during 3rd Northern War and even himself could be find on one of Redanian glorius ships, HMS Oxenfurt-Tretogor