New Zealand Defence Forces

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New Zealand Defence Forces

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For the Kiwi!

General Information
Founded 6th of October 2010
Disbanded N/A
Country Flag-New Zealand.jpg New Zealand
Region Otago
Part of New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Defence Forces was a division of the New Zealand Army, along with the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSF). It was older than the NZSF, having served as the primary military unit of NZ since its founding on October 6th, 2011. It was split during the reforms of the administration of Crusadercarl.


Command structure in 2010 looked like:

New Zealand Defence Forces.png Commander-in-Chief
New Zealand Defence Forces.png Chief of Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Forces.png Defence Council
2nd Land Force 3rd Land Force Training Division Special Forces
3rd Auckland 2nd Canterbury NZ Training Corps 1 (NZ) SAS
5th Wellington 4th Otago Home Guard


NATO Code OR-1 OR-2 OR-5 OF-2 OF-4 OF-7 OF-10 OF-11
Rank Private in Training Private Sergeant Lieutenant Major Brigadier General Field Marshal
Enlisted Positions Trainee Soldier SAS Trooper Regiment Officer Regiment CO - - -
Command Positions - - - - - Branch Officer Branch CO Chief of Defence Forces


The New Zealand Defense Forces (NZDF) were formed on October, 6th, 2010 on the same day that New Zealand was officially introduced into the New World. It originally consisted of members from the Provisional Government but during the Presidency of Calbe this was changed and Serbian and Slovenian Kiwis joined the NZDF.

Much of the NZDF's early history was dominated by debates over its membership and the role it should play in NZ society. The unit was limited to a membership of 50, so many of its stronger members joined allied militias like the Angry Angels and the Srpski Korpus. This weakened the units' military ability and left it overshadowed by the stronger units. The NZDF also suffered from lower strength members taking part, making it viewed as the weak man of the military units.

Radical reform finally came in June, after the election of Crusadercarl as President. He campaigned on a pledge to re-organize the NZ Army. His most notable reform was spiting the NZDF into two units, the NZSF and the NZDF. The new reforms divided soldiers based upon their strength. Those with more than 2,500 joined the NZSF and the rest remained in the NZDF. This led to major growth in the NZDF membership and finally allowed it to properly organize itself. Compared to the NZSF, the NZDF dealt with more domestic issues and refrained from taking part in major international campaigns.

Notable members

See also