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    Question Greek army names

    A small question about the right Greek army name.

    What should it be?

    Stratos = army? (like in the .inc files)
    Lóchos = ??? (What does it mean?, like in the armynames.csv)
    Soma Stratou (Σώμα Στρατού) = army corps? (I hope it's the right transcription)

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    Stratos=army or legion
    Lochos=a group of soldiers (i think a division consist of many Lochos)
    Soma Stratou =army corps (mechanized,armored,engineers e.t.c )

    also

    Merarxia = division

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    So "Soma Stratou" is the best choice. Thanks a lot.

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    The names of the Greek army in the game look like they were translated by altavista...

    Here is what I use:

    Geniko Epiteleio Stratou=Army General Staff
    Omada Stration=Army group
    Stratia=Army
    Soma Stratou=Army Corps
    Merarchia=Division
    Taxiarchia=Brigade

    Tethorakismeni Merarhia=Armoured Division
    Merarhia Ippikou=cavalry Division
    Aerometaferomeni Merarhia=Airborne Division
    Ethnofelaki=National Guards

    Helliniko Basiliko Nautiko=Hellenic Royal Navy
    Helliniki Basiliki Aeroporia=Hellenic Royal Airforce

    P.S. Lochos=Platoon, hence it has no place in the game.

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    Lochos=Platoon, hence it has no place in the game.
    A "lochos" is a "company", consisting of approximately 100 men. A "platoon" is a "dimoiria" consisting of about 30 men, or not? Anyway, good to see a compatriot in the forum!

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    In my recent game palying Germany I annexed Greece. I noticed Greece hasen't got any millitary leaders!!!
    I play vanilla Armageddon with all official patches, is there a unoffical patch with Greek officeres?
    Last edited by krieber; 28-04-2007 at 16:29.

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    Can someone please check if these translations are okay too?

    infantry division = Merarhia Peziko
    motorized/mechanized division = Mihanokinito Merarhia (Is it the same for both or do exist different translations?)
    marine division = Nautikos Merarhia
    mountain division = Oreibatis Merarhia

    fighter group = Mahitis Omada
    tact. bomber group = Bombardistiko Taktiki Omada
    strat. bomber group = Bombardistiko Stratigiki Omada
    CAS group = Bombardistiko Kathetis Eformisis Omada
    naval bomber group = Bombardistiko Naytiki Omada
    air transport group = Aeroporia Paralirima Omada

    destroyer flotilla = Antitorpiliko Stoliskos
    submarine flotilla = Ypobryhio Stoliskos
    naval transport flotilla = Nautiko Paralirima Stoliskos

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADukes
    Can someone please check if these translations are okay too?

    infantry division = Merarhia Pezikou
    motorized/mechanized division = Mihanokiniti Merarhia (Is it the same for both or do exist different translations?)
    marine division = Merarhia Pezonauton
    mountain division = Merarhia Oreivaton

    fighter group = Moira Mahitikon (i.e. Aeroskafon=aircraft)
    tact. bomber group = Moira Taktikon Vomvardistikon
    strat. bomber group = Moira Stratigikon Vomvardistikon
    CAS group = Moira Vomvardistikon Kathetis Eformisis
    naval bomber group = Moira Nautikon Vomvardistikon
    air transport group = Moira Metagogikon Aeroskafon

    destroyer flotilla = Stoliskos Antitorpilikon
    submarine flotilla = Stoliskos Ypovryxion
    naval transport flotilla = Stoliskos Metagogikon
    Fixed. I am not 100% certain this is how each and every of them is called in Greek, because I am not the most knowledgeable person about military terminology, but at least the Greek is correct now.

    P.S. "Aeroporia Paralirima Omada"

    "Paralirima" means "delirium", was that a joke of the translator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TovarishChapaev
    Fixed. I am not 100% certain this is how each and every of them is called in Greek, because I am not the most knowledgeable person about military terminology, but at least the Greek is correct now.

    P.S. "Aeroporia Paralirima Omada"

    "Paralirima" means "delirium", was that a joke of the translator?
    Probably I had copied the wrong word.

    Thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krieber
    In my recent game palying Germany I annexed Greece. I noticed Greece hasen't got any millitary leaders!!!
    I play vanilla Armageddon with all official patches, is there a unoffical patch with Greek officeres?
    What do you mean? That you liberated them and they don't have any leaders? Then you ran into the infamous liberation bug. The only thing there is to do about it is annex - save - reload - liberate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draigh
    What do you mean? That you liberated them and they don't have any leaders? Then you ran into the infamous liberation bug. The only thing there is to do about it is annex - save - reload - liberate.

    I see, thanks!

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    I was looking around for this information earlier, and found some more info:

    The modern Greek military has an amphibious (i.e. marine) unit, the 13th Amphibious Commando Regiment: which is Syntagma (regiment) Amphibion Katadromon. So a hypothetical WWII Greek marine division could be a Mararhia Amphibion Katadromon.

    In my games I call any Greek mountain divisions "Evzonen", after the historical name they gave some of their light infantry regiments (IIRC).

    The Greeks use Greek letters (doh!) for numbering their corps, and Roman numbers for numbering their divisions. So "first army corps" is "Alpha Soma Stratou" and "first infantry division" is "I Merarhia Pezikou".

    I was surprised to find that Wikipedia has an article on the modern Greek army!

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