Sadly a tetrarch commands only 80 men... it was a good theory!
Sent: 02 August 2004 21:39
Subject: Re: Possible use of Greek Titles within the Lunar Army
> (i.e polemarch, tetrarch), I'd probably prefer to use the correct
> term or a made up one.
If it helps, Simon, consider that the root of Polemarch is Polaris, the Pole Star, the celestial god of war and favourite of Pelorian staff colleges. I have no idea if it is correct or not, but it sounds as fair a reason as any.
Kastarch naturally (well, I *guess so*) comes from the hero Kastok/Kastokum/Kastokus, the cavalry commander that 'beat the Pentans at their own game.
I believe (where is my ILH-1?!) that Tetrarch is army commander. So that will derive from the time of Elmexdros, when there were four Dara Happan armies: the Central, Northern, Southern and Imperial Field Armies, and a three-star general will have been one tetrarch in the 'tetrarchy' of commanders.
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