Characters / Gunka no Balzer

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Bernd Baltzar

Bernd Baltzar is an officer in the Weissen Army who quickly climbs up the officer ranks during the First Norden-Trade War. After the war he is reassigned as a military advisor and lecturer to Baselland's military academy.

Hermann Groener

Baltzar's immediate superior in the Weissen Army.

Weissen Army Chief of Staff

The head of the Weissen armed forces and de facto leader of the country.

     Baselland Royal Family 

Reiner August Winklefeldt

Chief drill master of Baselland's Royal Military Academy and 2nd in line for the throne. Later he attempts to use his influence to modernize his country's military and to keep Baselland independent from great power realpolitik.

Franz Theodor Winklefeldt

Crown prince and heir apparent to the Baselland throne. His conservative and isolationist policies stand in opposition to Reiner's. Later it is revealed that he plans to align the country to Erzreich under Rudolph's influence.

     Baselland Military Academy 

Dieter Strunz

Second year student in the artillery division. He is the heir to Strunz Heavy Industries.

  • Adorkable
  • Genius Ditz
  • Puppet King: He is instated as Director of Baselland Railroad Company but everyone knows Balzar is the one pulling his strings. His only concerns are whether the company is used to draw Basellaand into Weissen's conflicts instead.

Paul Breitner

Second year student in the artillery division.

  • Always Second Best: To Dieter in Artillery Class.
  • "Join the Army," They Said: You could become governmental clerk in peaceful office they said. He has none but himself to blame this trope. Unknown to him things are going to change for Baselland so wars are surely coming.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has 8 siblings.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: As Baltzar points out himself, Paul's understanding of his choices' consequences means that he has the greater soldierly potential over Dieter. When he is chosen as part of the academy contingent for the war against Holbeck, he does not ponder over his future lightly.

Marcel Jansen

Student in the infantry division.

Thomas Rinke

Student in the infantry division.

  • The Load: Used to be this. So Marcel has to protect him. Not his fault really but his musket.

Helmut Markus von Babel

Student in the cavalry division.

  • The Lad-ette: Just before her gender reveal, everybody sees Helmut as a guy.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: No one in the academy (not even the reader) knew that Hemlut is a girl. Baltzar is the first person to discover this when Helmut tries to get rid of the leeches from her body and then, Balzer saw her breasts.
  • Oblivious to Love: Posibbly to Jurgen
  • Open Secret: To Cavalry Division those spoilered bits are this. Then Jurgen spilled the beans to Paul, Dieter, Marcel and Thomas.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: At Gala in Weissen's Embassy in Erzreich, she had to wear a dress. She doesn't look much different but still feat to the eyes.
  • Suppressed Mammaries: Done in the same way as Mulan


Student in the cavalry division.

Frank von Baumann

Headmaster of the academy.

Heiko Gerber

Head instructor of the academy.


Captain Nielsen

A cavalry officer in the Holbeck Army. During the Second Norden-Trade War he leads the invading Holbeck troops on the Norden-Trade peninsula's eastern coast.

  • Blood Knight
  • Colonel Kilgore
  • Kick the Dog: Ordering the execution of the wounded Weissen soldiers in direct opposition to the agreement regarding the treatment of occupied territories, simply because he finds the idea of a "humanitarian war" disgusting and unmanly.
  • War Is Glorious


Empress Maria Ludovica

The monarch of Erzreich.

  • Altar Diplomacy: Planning to marry her Granddaughter to Reiner (Who is anti-Erzreich), while Franz to marry a Weissen princess (Who is anti-Weissen)
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Implied, she looks like a kind old lady, but has been manipulating Baselland long before the series begins.
  • Expy: To Maria Theresa.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Oh yes.
  • The Reveal: The real Reiner and Franz were kidnapped in 1845, never be found (kinda hard to find your baby in a midst of 315), she convinced the queen to pick anyone, then essentially blackmailed the two princes, using the truth as leverage.


Rudolph von Liebknecht

A political agitator and a former junior officer of the Weissen Imperial Guard; he was once Baltzar's friend during their military academy days. When the First Norden-Trade War began, he led a military coup in Weissen, that in spite of its failure gave the Weissen military a more prominent role in the country. Officially, he is a Baselland court musician, but he later reveals himself to be an officer serving under the Ezreich Empire. He has a spinoff called Yuukoku no Liebknecht, Liebknecht the Patriot.

President Strunz

Dieter's father and the head of Strunz Heavy Industries.