The decentralization of the Sword Worlds under the Gram Articles of Confederation ( circa 852 TI), each sovereign state or system maintains its own armed forces. 10% of the respective strength form each System defense force is permanent force under Confederation command. Even so, the remainder of the each systems ground forces of Sword Worlds Confederation are standardized in organization, doctrine, and equipment as directed by the Confederation High General Staff. The permanent force units (those 1st line units under the Confederation’s direct command and control) are equipped to the uniform tech level 11 standards. A small hand full of units are beginning the conversion to the new tech level 12 tables of organization. In reality there isn’t much of a change in structure but doctrinal and training changes to the introduction of new technology.