The Golden Automatons are part of the Dwarven Army and are one of the ten Dwarven Squads, being the most prestigious Squad of them all.
Military PowerThe Golden Automatons are one of the most prominent Dwarven Squads, and therefore have some of the most manpower. However, they are not the strongest squad, beaten out in this regard by the Silver Angels, Red Dragons, and Black Boars. Most Dwarves join the Golden Automatons not to be in combat, instead wishing to aid others in combat. The Golden Automatons' greatest strength is that they support other Squads and the citizenry of Ironforge, as they make weapons, armor, and everyday items on their forges.
CommandThe greatest asset of the Golden Automatons in combat is always their General. Luckily for the Automatons of today, they have two! One is their true General, Harbek. A Dwarf with great power, considered one of the greatest blacksmiths in history. He studied at Ironforge University, where he got three Degrees, in Tactics, Forging, and Dwarf Studies. Harbek was considered Missing-in-Action when he and his adoptive son and weapon disappeared into the Fire Plane. The other General is a stand-in for Harbek, a more recent graduate of Ironforge University and student at the Magic College, Bartharn. Bartharn has a degree from Ironforge University in Weapons Forging, and technically fought on the side of Dembar in the Chief Crisis. He is more loyal to Dembar's Chief, Otikul Nurdesh, than he is to the Dwarven King. Bartharn was placed in his position by Salasar Feaphed, 64th Grand Wizard, as well as Krankyl the Prime Minister of the Dwarves, to keep an eye on the squad.
ManpowerThe Golden Automatons are one of the largest squads, with over three thousand soldiers. These are not all combat troops, many being blacksmiths or cooks, but they still have a large force of soldiers under their command.
IronforgeThe capital city of the Dwarves, Ironforge is home to not just the Golden Automatons, but at least two other Dwarven Squads. These being the Orange Phoenixes and the Silver Angels. Some say the Black Boars Squad also resides in Ironforge, but no one knows for sure. Ironforge is filled with forges perfect for the Golden Automatons. Ironforge University in particular has the Great Forge, a gigantic place for weapons to be created. The Ironforge Castle also has a large forge for professionals to work at, and the Golden Automatons are the most professional it gets. Downtown in Ironforge is the base of the Golden Automatons. It is partially shared by the Silver Angels, the police force of Ironforge. The Silver Angels spread out around Ironforge, so some reside there.
HQThe base of the Golden Automatons is filled with forges and lounges. A workshop lies in a garage at the center, and a small training area exists mostly for the residing Silver Angels, though some Golden Automatons train there from time to time.
A mess hall lies on the far side of the base, where some Golden Automatons learn to forge meals rather than weapons or armor. It is just as important for them to eat as it is to make things for war.