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lovely names! I'm not doubting whoever put them there, but where do the Mounted Interlopers and the Obese Brigade come from? what are the canonical references, as I don't think I've come accross these? --AgProv 12:14, 4 May 2011 (CEST)

Both the above are referenced in the celebrated discworld almanack with very little detail as I recall. --BOZZ 14:41, 4 May 2011 (CEST)

Hmmm.... scope for a fanfic, then.

Maybe a parody of the Roundworld military reference series Jane's All The World Armies/Navies/Air Forces (this puzzled me until I realised the original editor had been called Fred Jane[1]).

Maybe a Discworld military encyclopaedist called Ron Tracey, or something, as in Tracey's All The Disc Armies", in which essays are presented on the histories, compositions, and current strengths of many obscure and improbably named military formations....--AgProv 16:44, 4 May 2011 (CEST)

In Jingo, the council of war observes that Ankh-Morpork had been violently against a standing army. This could be the case since the end of the reign of Lorenzo the Kind and the role of the City's Militia in the revolt against the king. Is anywhere else a standing army of Ankh-Morpork mentioned?--EinFritz (talk) 18:22, 10 October 2013 (GMT)