11th Avalon Hussars

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Eleventh Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname The Galloping Eleventh
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed Unknown

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Eleventh Avalon Hussars and its sister regiment, the Twelfth Avalon Hussars, were both technically light horse regiments rather than hussar regiments during the Star League era. Equipped with lighter BattleMechs and augmented by a conventional aircraft detachment, the Eleventh was a skilled reconnaissance formation.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the Fourth Succession War, the 11th Avalon Hussars were stationed on Kesai IV, protecting that world from attack.[2]

War of 3039[edit]

During the War of 3039, the 11th Avalon Hussars were stationed on Kesai IV.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3050 the 11th Avalon Hussars were stationed on Kesai IV.[4]

Civil War[edit]

The homeworld of the 11th Avalon Hussars was Brockway. During the FedCom Civil War they fought for Katherine Steiner-Davion. In late 3062 and early 3063, they fought against the Lexington Combat Group on Brockway, suffering heavy losses. The 11th Hussars outnumbered the Lexington Combat Group, but the LCG used their superior maneuverability to keep the 11th off-balance.[5] After losing approximately 50% of their forces (and inflicting similar losses on the Lexington Combat Group) the 11th retreated to Ridgebrook.[6] They remained on Ridgebrook until 3065, when the 11th Avalon Hussars, Ridgebrook CMM and the 4th Donegal Guards attacked New Syrtis. In an attempt to win the war quickly, the 11th's battle armor unit tried to destroy the defender's headquarters. This attack failed, and shortly after this the 11th's headquarters was destroyed in an attack by the 8th Syrtis Fusiliers and the Vanguard Legion.[7] After losing command cohesion, the 11th as a unit pretty much ceased to exist. The surviving 11th Hussars were attached to the 4th Donegal Guards and they held the Kathil CMM in place while the 4th Donegal attacked the militia unit from both sides. This attack heavily damaged the CMM, but also destroyed the 11th Hussars. The individual survivors were integrated into the 4th Donegal Guards.[8] Due to their heavy losses and support of Katherine, the 11th Avalon Hussars RCT was deactivated after the FedCom Civil War.[9]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the commanding officer is Marshal Walther Gothard.[10]

Between 3050 and 3062 the commanding officer was Hauptmann General Justin Leabo.[4][11][12]

Tactics[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the Star League era all of the Avalon Hussars were required to focus on being both flexible and mobile, with every regiment required to be capable of deploying within eight hours, although many of the Hussars struggled to actually achieve this. The Eleventh was supported by an aerospace wing, although the wing was primarily attached to the Eleventh to provide ground support.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The 11th had three battalions of light and medium BattleMechs, supported by a fourth battalion of heavy and assault designs. Typically the first three battalions would engage in lightning strikes, drawing enemy forces toward the fourth battalion who would use their massive firepower to smash enemy forces.[12]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[13]

- At this point in time the Eleventh was stationed on Tallassee.[13] The Eleventh had no 'Mechs on its roster that weighed more than fifty-five tons, but was augmented by a squadron of fixed-wing conventional aircraft.[1]

3025[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[10]

CO: Marshal Walther Gothard

3040[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[14]

3050[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[4]

CO: Hauptmann General Justin Leabo

3054[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[11]

CO: Hauptmann General Justin Leabo

3062[edit]

Eleventh Avalon Hussars (1 Reinforced Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[12]

CO: Hauptmann General Justin Leabo
Aide: Leftenant General Saffron Gale
- Includes three light Battalions, one heavy - assault Battalion

Eleventh Avalon Hussars Aerospace Brigade[12]

Co: Leftenant General Robin Kim
  • 131st Recon Wing
  • Twenty-second Assault Wing

Eleventh Avalon Hussars Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[12]

CO: Leftenant General Saffron Gate
Aide: Kommandant Larry Jarosik
  • Twenty-first Avalon Chasseurs - Leftenant General: Trent Griffin
  • Nineteenth New Avalon Recon Regiment - Leftenant General: Louis Jones
  • 326th Avalon Armor Regiment - Leftenant General: Raven Corrigan
  • Ninety-eigth Avalon Artillery Group - Kommandant: Angelo Migliaccio
- The Armor Brigade is equiped with fast light vehicles, like the Striker and Centipede Tank, and supported by attack VTOLs

Eleventh Avalon Hussars Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[12]

CO: Leftenant General Ayse Crosby
Aide: Kommandant Delphine Payne
  • 421st Avalon Light Infantry - Leftenant General: Ayse Crosby
  • 422nd Avalon Light Infantry - Leftenant General: Drew Watson
  • Nineteenth Avalon Jump Infantry - Leftenant General: Anne Ahmadi
  • 834th Avalon Rifles - Leftenant General: Geoff Klug
  • Ninety-seventh New Avalon Mechanized Infantry - Leftenant General: Lucya Bryant
- Two Regiments with transport assets

3065[edit]

After facing the Lexington Combat Group, the Eleventh Avalon Hussars had lost anywhere between 30 and 50% of their force.[15]


Game Rules[edit]

During Reunification War scenarios, the Avalon Hussars may employ the following tactics. When attacking, they can either reduce the number of enemy hidden units by 50% or may deploy 50% of their forces in the first half of the map representing the Hussars starting (home) edge. When the defender, they can either put 25% of their units as hidden units anywhere on their half of the board, or they may deploy twice the the normal number of conventional minefields AND if using artillery they can pre-designate twice as many hexes as normal. The controlling player must choose which ability will be used BEFORE choosing any combat units.[16]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  3. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 20 Year Update, p. 20
  5. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 31
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 56
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 141-142
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 156
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 126
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136 (pdf version), "Bryceland PDZ"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Objective Raids, p. 22, "Lyran Commonwealth State Command"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 52, "11th Avalon Hussars Unit Profile"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  14. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 135
  15. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 56
  16. Historical: Reunification War, p. 182

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