The Confederacy Defense Forces or Separatist military is comprised primarily of droid forces from across a variety of corporate members in the Confederacy. The Confederacy lacks the centralized elements of the Grand Army of the Republic but makes up for it in sheer numbers due to the near limitless number of droids. The Confederacy also contains a number of planetary, sentient (non-droid) units which fight across the galaxy for the confederate cause. Officially General Grevious is the Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies and holds ultimate command authority over the "unified" droid armies.
OOC Note: Please note that SW:G is not a game of numbers, this is here to provide an overview for writers to gain an idea of relative strengths and ideas.
Writers interested in the Confederacy can belong to a number of different sub-factions within the CIS.
Writers interested in playing a sentient member, can use one of the various sentient units within the CIS. Please note that these units and formations are few and far between, they are rare and should used as a sort of "special forces" compared to droid units.
Morgukai Shadow Army - Despite the Siege of Saleucami, some Nikto continued to serve the Confederacy within the Morgukai secret society and were deadly Jedi hunters. Morgukai were known to mirror the Jedi in some respects. They were notably equipped with Cortosis staves.
Neimoidian Gunnery Battalion - Used exclusively as guards for high-ranking Neimoidian officials (and the Trade Federation) some units of the Neimoidian Gunnery Battalion were deployed for their skills related to protection of important sites and VIPs.
Nimbus Commandos - Based out of their homeworld of Jabiim, the Nimbus Commandos are feared and elite mercenaries (and defenders of Jabiim) that aligned with the Confederacy and continue to operate as a special forces unit for the CIS.
Koorivar Fusiliers - The Koorivar Fusiliers were experts in siege warfare, maintained their own distinct order of battle and were known for being advisors and present during important sieges of neutral or Galactic Republic worlds.
Neimoidian Home Defense Legion - Based primarily on the Neimoidian worlds, the NHDL was known to operate where notable Neimoidian commanders or officials were present as a sort of "home guard".
Umbaran Militia - The planetary defense force of Umbara provided a number of highly skilled, sentinent units to the Confederacy. The Umbaran's have proved to be a formidable force bolstering the Confederacy's strength.
Iotran Guard - Serving as the protectors and enforcers of the InterGalactic Banking Clan, the Iotran Guard was located primarily on Muunilist but was seen elsewhere on the fields of battle of the Clone Wars.
Gossam Commandos - Elite, special forces body guards of the Commerce Guild and skilled combatants on the field of battle.
Separatist Army (Generic)
Fleet - 3 Task Groups, roughly 200 to 4,000 vessels. Fleets are commanded by Admirals.
Task Force - 2 Task Groups, roughly 72 to 1,280 vessels. Task Forces are commanded by Vice Admirals.
Task Group - 3 to 10 Squadrons, roughly 36 to 640 vessels. Task Groups are commanded by Rear Admirals.
Squadron - 3 to 4 Flights, roughly 12 to 64 vessels. Squadrons are commanded by Commodores.
Flight - 2 to 4 Sections, roughly 4 to 16 vessels. Flights were commanded by a Commodore or a Captain.
Section - 2 to 4 vessels. Sections were commanded by a Captain and contained all maintenance and support vessels.
Separatist Army (and associated ground forces)
Army - 2 Corps and based aboard a Luchrehulk-class battleship. Armys were commanded by the ships captain or an appointed General and it comprised 218,400 droids as well as necessary support droids.
Corps - 5 Divisions and based aboard a squadron of 25 C-9979 landing crafting. Corps were commanded by command droids or by a sentient Lieutenant General.
Division - 5 Regiments and based aboard 5 C-9979 landing craft. Divisions were commanded by command droids or by a sentient Major General.
Regiment - 4 Battalions and 1 Vanguard and based aboard 1 C-9979 landing craft. Regiments were commanded by command droids or by a sentient Colonel.
Vanguard - 11 MTT Companies and 18 AATs and were supported by 1,232 droids in addition to support droids. Vanguards were commanded by command droids or by a sentient Colonel.
Battalion - 7 MTT or Troop Carrier companies including 24 AATs. Battalions comprised 784 droids and necessary support droids. Battalions were commanded by a command droid or by a sentient Lieutenant Colonel.
Company - 2 Platoons which were transported in an MTT or a Troop Carrier. Companies comprised 112 droids and necessary support droids. Companies were commanded by a command droid, a Captain or a Major.
Platoon - 7 Squads which contained 56 droids. Platoons were commanded by B1 Command Droids with the rank of Lieutenant.
Squad - 8 droids, commanded by a B1 Command Droid with the rank of Sergeant (in the absence of a higher commanding officer)