About the EPSA

The Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army - Getting Started

The Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army (more commonly known as the EPSA), is the East Pacific’s Regional Army. We are an unaligned military, which means we do both raiding and defending, liberating regions and also raiding them to demonstrate our military might :D! Here you can learn more about the EPSA, and also ask questions in the thread if you have any!

Hold on, what’s this Raiding/Defending Stuff Anyway?

Twice a day, every single region is listed in an order and then “updates” in an “update”, which means the person with the most endorsements in that region becomes the World Assembly Delegate. This mecahnism allows militaries to overtake regions by using soldiers as nations who endorse other nations to invade regions and liberate regions from invaders. Usually, we do more than one defence or invasion every day (usually around 20 every update), however on some updates we might do large defences or invasions of regions, with around 30 people attending.

Do I need any experience to start my military career?

Nope, none at all! We have highly experienced commanders who will train you in how to invade and liberate well, so we take anyone and anyone can be a help - every soldier counts, even if you can’t make every update or aren’t available every day! No matter your capacity, every person helps in our mission to make the EPSA and The East Pacific the strongest military power in nationstates.

Okay, this all sounds fun, but how do I apply?

Applications are really simple! To apply you only need to follow three steps:

  1. Join the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army’s Discord Server here. Discord is a necessity to join the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army for now.
  2. Fill in the application thread here!. Once you’ve done this, a commander will review your application and get back to you soon.

An important thing for soldiers to realize is that the EPSA is split into three distinct branches.

The Updater Corps. is the EPSA’s active arm, regularly serving the EPSA by participating in all of the Army’s operations. Because they often serve on a regular basis, the Updater Corps. can be the most time consuming but also the most rewarding branch to serve in.

The Piler Corps. is the EPSA’s reserve arm, serving as a force to bolster the EPSA’s numbers during operations requiring large manpower forces. Soldiers in the Piler Corps. do not have to commit as much effort to the EPSA, but they still receive many benefits like specialized ranks and operation badges.

The Civilian Militia are those Citizens who have chosen to assist the EPSA in any operation in which the EPSA requests aide. These Citizens, whilst not being a part of the EPSA’s corps., remain an integral resource for the EPSA’s manpower needs. Civilian Militia members will receive specialized operation badges, but they do not hold rank in the EPSA.

Soldiers can only be a part of one branch of the EPSA. Soldiers wishing to transition from one branch to the other can do so, with the specifics of transition being handled by Command.

Like most militaries, the EPSA has various ranks of soldiers who are capable of doing various things. Most non-command ranks are achievable after training and a bit of experience. The ranks and the things you must do to get them are highlighted in the table below. If you’re new here, don’t worry about this too much - when you join the EPSA we’ll give you all the training and information you need, and you’ll climb up the ranks in no time!

Updater Corps. Ranks

These ranks are for those consistently updating with the EPSA.

Rank Badge Rank Name Requirements for Promotion
Pawn Badge.png (7.95KiB) Pawn Base rank, anyone who joins the EPSA starts here. Recruits will be oriented into the EPSA by their commanders, and will receive basic training as well as information about the basics of R/D, such as tagging, detagging, triggers etc.
Lance Badge.png (8.48KiB) Lance A rank indicating basic proficiency and willingness to serve. To achieve this rank, Soldiers must have received tagging and detagging training; Understand tagging and detagging, as well as update basics; Participated in at least three updates.
Knight Badge.png (8.7KiB) Knight A rank indicating a highly proficient soldier; Knights may lead operations in EPSA’s Discord and train Pawns. To achieve this rank, soldiers must have attended at least 15 updates; and successfully either triggered three updates with a 33% hit rate on one update or successfully chase in 3 seperate updates.
Gold General Badge.png (9.41KiB) General Generals make up EPSA’s Command, i.e. the soldiers who help the Overseeing Officer make overarching decisions; they are expected to advise the Overseeing Officer, lead updates, train Pawns, to achieve this rank, soldiers must have led at least 3 updates, be a helpful source of information for Pawns, help train Pawns, show initiative in doing their tasks, and be selected by present Command for promotion.
None Overseeing Officer The Overseeing Officer of the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army. Appointed by the Delegate. They lead the EPSA and are the second-highest in the chain of command, after the Delegate.

Piler Corps. Ranks

Ranks for soldiers who primarily participate in longer & less regular operations like piles and sieges.

Rank Name Requirements
Pawn Same rank as that in the Updater Corps. Pawns who decide to join the Piler Corps. still require basic training on switching.
Rook, Third Class A soldier who has participated in at least 1 piler corps. operation.
Rook, Second Class A soldier who has participated in at least 7 piler corps. operations.
Rook, First Class A soldier who has participated in at least 15 piler corps. operations.
Chief Whip Command position responsible for directing the Piler Corps. and assisting with gathering manpower for operations. Promoted based on initative and at Command’s discretion.

Fun fact: The EPSA ranks are based on the game shogi!

Soldiers are usually promoted when they reach the promotion zone and have completed everything they need to complete to be promoted. Command reserves the right to reject promotion or demote soldiers based on relevant circumstances.

Specalist Ranks

These ranks are outside of the regular ranking structure.

Rank Name Description
Advisor to Command Granted to any individual Command feels can give it advice. Advisors are expected to be present in discussions, but do not hold the powers nor duties of a General. Commonly given to recent Delegates.
Commander Emeritus Granted to any individual who has served on Command. Said individuals have no responsibilities in Command, but have Command access to give advice when they may see fit. This is mostly an honorary position.