The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It came into being with the unification of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England and Scotland and was administered by the War Office from London. It has been managed by the Ministry of Defence since 1964.

British Army in The Guns of the SouthEdit

The size of the British Army in the Canadas was increased when the Union sent troops to the New Mexico and Arizona Territories in order to aid the rebel forces against Mexican Emperor Maximilian. This build up of troops along their northern border brought protests from the US president. Events eventually degenerated into war between England and the Union; for which England was completely unprepared.

The US Army had both the numbers and experience from the Second American Revolution, defeating the British first at their eastern borders, then outside Ottawa, Winnipeg, and finally at Vancouver. Towards the end of the fighting in the Canadas, news leaked out that the US Army was using new repeater rifles against the British Army based on the AK-47 design.

British Army in The Hot WarEdit

The British Army was one of several forces involved in fighting against the Soviet Union's invasion of West Germany during the ground war phase of World War III.[1]

British Army in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

During Operation Sealion, the British Army had fought hair, tooth and nail in a desperate attempt to beat the invading Germans. Their most notable battle was in the city of London, as their fighting within the city reduced it to rubble. Unfortunately the effort were in vain, and in the end London fell and the Army was forced to surrender.

British Army in Joe SteeleEdit

With the help of the British Army, the US was able to open a second front in France with the success of Operation Overlord. After this, the British and the US Armies smashed the Germans against the Red Army as it approached from the west.

British Army in Southern VictoryEdit

The British Army was the only foreign army to help the Confederacy during the Second Mexican War in 1881, launching two invasions of the US, first into Maine with the Help of the Canadian Army, and the second into Montana Territory. While the invasion of Maine was a success, the invasion of Montana under the leadership of General C.G. Gordon was not, and the army was defeated by a combined force of US cavalry and volunteer soldiers.

When the Great War broke out in 1914, the British Army was divided between Europe and Canada. When the German Army ploughed through Belgium, the British were able to defeat them when they along with their French allies launched a successful counter attack, saving Paris. The British, along with their Belgian allies, were also able to keep a small section of Belgium free throughout the remainder of the war. When France could no longer keep up the fight, they asked Germany for an armistice, demanding that the British Army withdraw or face combat from the French.

In Canada, the British Army was primarily on the defensive, however, they did managed to launch a counter attack that pushed the US Army back five miles. This was their only moment of glory in North America, as the more numerous US army was able to keep up the offensive along the entire Canadian front eventually forcing the British to seek an armistice for all land forces with the United States.

When Winston Churchill came into power in the 1930s, he passed a conscription bill for the Army as the British Empire began to gear up for war.

When the Second Great War began in 1941, the British Army launched an offensive into Belgium, through the Netherlands, and into Northern Germany, reaching the outskirts of Hamburg. However, the German Army was able to prevent them from getting any further. By 1943, the Germans had taken to the offensive, pushing the British Army back into Holland, and into Belgium, where the British Army was still holding the line when German superbombs forced England to seek an armistice.

British Army in WorldwarEdit

The majority of the British Army had been defending England when the Race invaded in mid 1942. The bulk of the Army was still in Britain when the Race invaded the country in 1943.

At first, the Race swiftly advanced due to their superior equipment, but organised resistance behind their lines quickly slowed down their progress. The invasion was eventually ground to a halt when the British started releasing poison gas to which the Race was ill prepared against.

The British Army eventually routed the Race and forced them to retreat and evacuate Britain.


  1. See, e.g., Bombs Away, pg. 211-213, HC.

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