10th Skye Rangers

Tenth Skye Rangers
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname Black Watch[1]
Parent Formation Skye Rangers
Formed


History[edit]

The Tenth Skye Rangers were stationed on Altoona in 2765. They relieved the 15th Skye Rangers, who were glad to leave.[2]

The Tenth raided Shiloh at some point between 3007 and 3017; accompanying the Rangers was the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars, following a request from Cranston Snord to join the raid. Snord's interest in Shiloh was the rare stone crystals mined there during the Star League era, and given his reputation as a troublemaker, the Rangers were happy to allow the Regulurs to spend their time scouting the Fald Plains. Snord did identify a shuksam deposit after a few weeks, but had to fight a running battle with League forces to successfully extract a quantity of the crystals.[3]

In 3056 nearly the entire 'Mech force of the Tenth Skye Rangers defected from the Federated Commonwealth and joined the Free Skye Movement. These Mechs and MechWarriors were grouped together with defecting conventional assets from the Fourth Skye Rangers to form the 4th Skye Guards. This new unit attacked Glengarry in 3056.[4]

This mass defection was the final insult to the LAAF High Command. The Tenth had long had a troubled relationship with the High Command, and after the defection the LAAF turned the Tenth into a "sink unit." Soldiers who had a future in the LAAF were transferred to other units, and the LAAF transferred recent graduates, troublemakers, and politically powerless soldiers into the unit.[5]

Fought Clan Jade Falcon forces on Coventry in 3058. After the Falcons invaded, the Tenth forces took serious losses and conducted guerrilla operations until they were reinforced by other units. These losses, coupled with their history of unreliable politics, led to the LAAF's decision not to rebuild the unit after the Coventry campaign.

Officers[edit]

Sometime during the first decade of the thirty-first century, Morgan Kell rose to the rank of Colonel within the Rangers.[citation needed]

Caradoc Trevana was the reconnaissance company commander during the Falcon Incursion of 3058.[6]

Tactics[edit]

During the Falcon Incursion the Tenth made extensive use of scouts, which allowed them to move swiftly from one location to another.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Tenth Skye Rangers (Regular/Reliable)[2]

3025[edit]

Tenth Skye Rangers (Veteran/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Herb Enders

3040[edit]

Tenth Skye Rangers (Veteran/Questionable)[8]

3050[edit]

Tenth Skye Rangers (Veteran/Questionable)[9]

3054[edit]

Tenth Skye Rangers (Veteran/Questionable)[10]

  • CO: Leftenant General Tjuti Bakkish

References[edit]

  1. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 61, "Regimental Nicknames"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 18-19, "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
  3. Cranston Snord's Irregulars, pp. 26-27 (Scenario "Operation Road Runner")
  4. Historical Turning Points: Glengarry, p. 8
  5. 5.0 5.1 Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 11
  6. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, pp. 8, 29
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119
  8. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  9. 20 Year Update, p. 26
  10. Objective Raids, p. 19

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