“Selfless citizens with hearts and minds fixed on the glory of Kyrat. The cruel and bloodthirsty Golden Path forced them to take up arms against their countrymen and women. Join today and do your part for Kyrat.”
— King Min's Kyrat
The Royal Army was Pagan Min's personal army that ruled over Kyrat in Far Cry 4. The "General of the Army" was Paul De Pleur, who also served as their "Chief Interrogator". An elite group of the Army, The Royal Guard, patrolled the northern areas of the map and guarded Min's palace.
After Pagan Min betrayed the Royalists and seized the throne for himself, he created an army made of Kyrati citizens loyal to him (most likely the Nationalists) in order to enforce his rule over the land, they quickly became embroiled in a constant fight with the newly formed Golden Path shortly after the start of Pagan's regime. Mostly they are usually in the Midlands and/or the north. Not much of them are found in the Terai area.
After the death/departure of Pagan Min, the fate of the army is unknown.
The Royal Army was made up of several classes of infantry, with varying equipment and specializations. Below are known Royal Army classes.
- Assaulter (Commander)
- Defender (Lieutenant)
- Heavy Gunner (Commander)
- Molotov Cocktail
- Rocket Launcher
- Sniper (Courier)
- Snow Soldier
- They can be compared to The Pirates from Far Cry 3, by Weapons, Types/Units and the way they are fighting.
- Most of the Army Types have an Elite Variant, such as Lieutenants, and Commanders often it is the Assaulter, Defender, Sniper, Heavy Gunner, who has these ranks.
- The Heavy Gunner can be spotted on Royal Army vehicles driving around South Kyrat, with some other soldiers.
- In contrast to the Royal Guard, many members of the Royal Army can be seen to be quite old, with grey hair and full beards.
- Hunters seem to be the most hated enemy from the Royal Army in the community.
- In the beginning of the game when you're running away to the bell tower, the Royal Army says "It's okay Ajay just come out and we will rescue you." , but they shoot you when they see you.
- A lot of the members like drugs from heroin to weed, like the Pirates, from Far Cry 3."
- Many soldiers show a disdain for fighting, unlike the more elite Royal Guard. Some even say they considered joining the Golden Path, and as the game progresses it becomes evident that many have deserted.
- In the map editor, The Royal Army and Royal Guard will not start to attack each other if they encounter each other. The Royal Army and Guard can be seen working together as a team and fight alongside against the Golden Path Rebels.
- Despite being armed with post-world war II weapons, you can still find World War II weapons in Royal Army ammo caches around the map.
When the Royal Army soldiers are casual, they can be heard saying various things like:
- "Today is going to be different. I feel it."
- "I'm so hungry."
- "I am so tired of listening to your voice."
- "We will crush the Golden Path, once and for all."
- "I'm going to miss one of De Pleur's parties again?"
- "Rebel scumbags".
- "I feel like I'm melting".
- "My sidearm keeps jamming, a piece of shit".
- "It's so dark here, let's leave this place". (Only at night)
- "This is my best working gun I ever had."
- "I've been thinking about changing sides, but I'm still going to fight against the people I love."
- "I stopped listening to you 5 minutes ago."
- "My family wishes me promoted, so I can join the Royal Guard."
- "I just want to go home. Fuck this war. Fuck the Royal Army. Fuck Min."
- ”You better watch that carefully, some of the guys have sticky fingers.”
- ”Ghale is behind all of the outpost attacks.”
- ”I haven’t listened to the radio in years.”
- ”I wish the border would open soon so we can get more foreign food, I am getting tired of the same old, same old.”
When the Royal Army soldiers are hostile, they can be heard saying things like:
- "You're gonna regret that!"
- "I need a medic!"
- "He's down there!"
- "You can't win!"
- "I'm hurt!"
- "It's charging!"
- "RHINO! RUN!!"
- "Watch the horn! Watch the horn!" (When the rhino is about to charge at them.)
- "Cover me! I'm reloading!"
- "Fight them!"
- "I know you're out there Ghale!"
- "Find that killer."
- "Is that the best you got?!"
- "I will drink from your skull!"
- "I'm gonna find you alive!"
- "Get themmmmmm!"
- "You are going to die here!"
- "I see the enemy!" (When they see the Golden Path Rebels from the distance.)
- "FIGHT. HARDER!"
- "DON'T. STOP. FIRING!"
- "Rhino! Look out!"
- "Take down that beast!"
- "Is that a friendly fire?" (When the player shoots into the air and pretends to be one of the Royal Army soldiers.)
- "Look out! Look out!"
- "Elephant! Look out!"
- Honey badger! Just shoot it, don't mess with it!
- Shoot that animal!
- Kill the beast!
- I want to kill you!
- I'm going for the heavy machine gun!
- What was that!? (When they heard a gunfire coming from the distance.)
- For King Min!
- King Min!
- Kill every last one of them!
- "Look for anything out of the ordinary!"
- "Keep searching!"
- "Keep it together, we don't know what's out there!"
- "Where you hiding, coward!
- "This is where you die"
- "Yeah, you hide, but I will find you."
- "Ghale, it's Ghale, he is here!!"
- "I know it was you Ghale!"
- "Keep Hiding, I'll find you."
- "Hiding Ghale?? You're more American than I thought!!"
- "I will cut you!!!!"
- ELEPHANT!!! RUN!!! (when an Elephant is charging)
- FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKING DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEATH (when angry)
When dying they will say.
- "Never thought I would be killed by you, Ghale....."
- "I'm sorry King Min....."
- "Reverence to die for my king....."
- "My brothers will come for you Ghale....."
- "Ghale, I'll see you in hell....."
- "This is an honorable death..."
- "Someone, take care of my kids....."
- "I died a warrior......"
- "You are a poison Ghale....."
- "Curse you Ghale, curse your whole family......"
- "You was lucky this time Ghale......"
- "My father was a coward too......"
- "It's now I wish you never returned......."
When getting killed by takedown they will say.
- "Wait hold on, hold on!"
- "No, no, wait!!!"
- "Hold on!! Hold on!!!"
- "Wait, wait, wait!!"
- "Shit, shit, shit!!"
- "Tokia. Hold on!!!"
- "Not you. Not you!!!"
- "Wait! Shit!!"
- "Oh shit, it's ghaaaaaaahg...!"