8th Dieron Regulars

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8th Dieron Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname Wrath of the Dragon
Parent Formation Dieron Regulars
Formed pre-3rd SSW



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4th Succession War[edit]

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Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

During Operation Bulldog the Eighth Dieron Regulars joined with the St. Ives Cheveau Legers, 1st Canopian Cuirassiers, and 11th Alshain Avengers to defend Meinacos from the Smoke Jaguar's 267th Battle Cluster. (The 7th Pesht Regulars were also called in to reinforce the SLDF troops, but didn't arrive in time for the fighting.) The Eighth Dieron drove into the 267th Cluster's flank, while the 11th Alshain distracted them and the Canopian Cuirassiers cut off the Clan unit's retreat.[1]

Dominion War[edit]

The unit were held in reserve to counter any enemy movement with full force.

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

The command secured Kuritan territory should Duke Sandoval's forces strike farther into the Combine.


The Eighth Dieron Regulars served alongside a sister regiment, the Second Dieron Regulars, during the invasion of Dieron in 3077-8. Although the invasion was a joint effort between the Ghost Bear Dominion and the DCMS with the Dominion providing the larger contingent of forces - four Galaxies of troops and substantial WarShip support - the task force was officially led by the DCMS contingent, under the overall command of Tai-sa Cale Schultz-Tanaka.[2]

The Eighth Dieron Regulars took heavy damage during the combat drop,[3] but would play a significant part in the campaign. The invasion began in October 3077, and in late October the Eighth were involved in a firefight with their erstwhile allies, the Clan Ghost Bear Rho Galaxy. Rho Galaxy had been tasked with securing a number of secondary spaceports and outlying industrial facilities on Dieron during the initial landings on Dieron, and saw relatively little combat during the first month. Rho Galaxy and the Eighth Dieron Regulars were encamped outside Fort Cross, where the Eighth had secured a number of Blakist prisoners of war, when a dispute between the two over the disposition and fate of those prisoners led to a pitched battle, interrupted by an attack[4][5] by the Twenty-third Militia Division.[5] The battle between the forces from Rho Galaxy and the Eighth Dieron stemmed directly from the conflicting orders given to the two units; Galaxy Commander Michael Hawkins was determined to exterminate the Blakist prisoners - almost three hundred in number - in accordance with standing orders from the khans; in contrast, the Eighth were under orders from their own High Command to cultivate intelligence assets.[5]

Rho's command structure was broken during the attack, leaving the Ghost Bear warriors striking back viciously but blindly, and in the process they left a gap in the line that allowed the Second Militia Division to break through near Newbury and escape.[6] Although the Eighth managed to evacuate one compound of Blakist POWs[7] - at least forty prisoners[5] - the Ghost Bears went on to destroy the compounds, Fort Cross and a nearby town in their efforts to exterminate every Blakist.[7] The incident became a public relations nightmare, and provided fodder for anti-Clan rhetoric for years after the battle.[5]

Later in the campaign the initial breaches of the outer wall at Fortress Dieron were established by the mercenary unit Gannon's Cannons and the Eighth ; the Cannons split their forces, with two companies concentrating on the wall while two more companies targeted turrets and individual Blakists. When the Cannons breached the wall they pulled back, engaging the defending forces; the Eighth then breached the wall in three places using Sniper and Arrow IV artillery before seizing the wall itself.[8] While the Eighth were desperately holding the gate, a Mammoth-class DropShip crashed into a nearby mountain lake;[9][8] venting its cargo bays,[8] the Mammoth acidified the lake and set the main causeway to Fortress Dieron on fire, slowing Alpha Galaxy as they attempted to force their way into the Fortress, and exposing them to extended artillery fire. The Asta Protectorate Militia attempted to attack, only to be charged by the battered remnants of the Eighth, who held off the Militia long enough for Khan Aletha Kabrinski and her troops to reorganize and crush the Militia before overrunning the nearby artillery positions.[9][8]

Although Tai-sa Jerry Simms had acted against the advice of his commanding officers and the Eighth were shattered by the Fortress Dieron defenses, the manner in which they held the main complex door open for Alpha Galaxy earned the Eighth the respect of Khan Aletha Kabrinski and her warriors.[3] The battle for Fortress Dieron lasted until mid-January 3078, with Tai-sa Simms falling in the final battle; by the end of the campaign, the surviving Blakists had largely gathered in the Fortress, and the combined Clan and DCMS forces faced elements of the Second, Fourteenth, Nineteenth and Twenty-third Militia Divisions as well as the survivors from the Protectorate Militias. The bulk of the Blakist defenders died, although the attack wavered following Simms' death until Major Gannon Derer rallied the Cannons and the remains of the Eighth to keep pressing the attack. A small number of Blakists managed to escape on DropShips; by the time the Fortress Dieron complex had finally been seized, the Eighth Dieron Regulars consisted of just a company of 'Mechs, a lance of tanks, and three dozen infantry.[10]

The news agency known as the Voice of the Dragon included details of the Eighth's role in the liberation of Dieron in news broadcasts after the event. The Voice of the Dragon reported that there had been a brief friendly fire exchange between Ghost Bear second line forces and elements of the Dieron Regulars - for which it claimed the Ghost Bears had apologised to Gunji-no-Kanrei Kiyomori Minamoto - but dwelled more on actions within the campaign that highlighted the superiority of the DCMS troops within the task force.[11]

Dark Age[edit]

The Eighth had not been reactivated as a command by 3145.[12]


Tai-sa Jerry Simms was the commanding officer of the 8th Dieron Regulars in 3077.


The 8th Dieron Regulars were skilled in night fighting.The regiment is splitted in 3 equal force. 2 Battalions attack in company strength from different direction, because the reserve unit deliver the final blow.[13]

The special operations infantry is skilled to eliminate HQ, use sophisticated equipment to point targets for missile artillery and are well known of their extensive use of demolitions.

Composition History[edit]


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[14]

- The unit is made of medium 'Mechs and is skilled at night fighting. It also has excellent training in Zero-G atmosphere combat, achieved through their garrison duty on Al Na'ir[15]


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[16]


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) [17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Carlos Leighiar


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Carlos Leighiar


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • XO: Tai-sa Kris Rusch
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Dean Wesley
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Kathy Sakura

-Note: The unit is made mainly of medium 'Mechs and had received 12 OmniMechs. A large portion of the regiment is upgraded.

8th Dieron Regulars Aerospace (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Taki Russo

-Note: Only a new attachment, the fighters build a good relationship to the other units of the battle group.

111th Dieron Heavy Armor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[19]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Frederick Sato

-Note: The armor supporting units had changed in the past decades routinely, but the 111th Dieron will be attached permanently.

8th Dieron Regulars Infantry, Carmens Commando (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[19]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Carmen Rodriguez

-Note: The CO is a former special ops and trained her first battalion to act like a commando unit


8th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[20]

-Note: Clantechnology: 35 percent | Advanced IS technology: 55 percent | Omnis: 25 percent [20]

8th Dieron Regulars Aerospace (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[20]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa] Taki Russo

-Note: Clantechnology: 15 percent | Advanced IS technology: 40 percent | Omnis: 10 percent

111th Dieron Heavy Armor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[20]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Frederick Sato

-Note: Clantechnology: 10 percent | Advanced IS technology: 50 percent | Omnis: 15 percent

8th Dieron Regulars Infantry, Usula’s Commando (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[20]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Ursula Loerring




  1. ↑ The Dragon Roars, p. 41
  2. ↑ Total Chaos, p. 58, "The Campaign: 3068... (sidebar)"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 6, "Combatants"
  4. ↑ Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 9, "Combatants"
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Total Chaos, p. 59, "Dieron (sidebar)"
  6. ↑ Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 8, "Combatants"
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 15, "My Enemy's Enemy"
  8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Total Chaos, p. 178", "Aftermath"
  9. ↑ 9.0 9.1 Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 16, "Climbing Mount Shanyu"
  10. ↑ Total Chaos, p. 182", "Aftermath"
  11. ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 34-35, "Official Update 4"
  12. ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 53, "Dieron Regulars"
  13. ↑ Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 6, 8th Dieron regulars
  14. ↑ House Kurita Sourcebook, p. 135, 144
  15. ↑ House Kurita Sourcebook, p. 188
  16. ↑ Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  17. ↑ 20 Year Update, p.40
  18. ↑ Objective Raids, p.28
  19. ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 51, "Unit Profile"
  20. ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Field Manual: Updates p.118