11th Ghost

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11th Ghost Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Bringers of life and light
Parent Formation Ghost Regiments
Formed

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The 11th Ghost regiment was formed by the Rekara yakuza clan. They provided all the warriors, as well as a quarter of the 'Mechs and equipment. The 11th is fiercely competitive, particularly with the 12th Ghost, and has a reputation for using any means necessary to win an encounter, be it combat or just a training exercise. [1]

War of 3039[edit]

Matar[edit]

The unit was selected as one half of the task force which had the goal to reconquer Matar from the AFFS. The unit lost one JumpShip together with its docked DropShip through an accident. The DCMS forces continued their invasion even with this setback. The AFFS units on the world were having difficulties pacifying the planet because of stiff resistance from its people. The 11th Ghost landed simultaneously with the 12th Ghost on the Tri-City. The citizens welcomed the Ghost units as liberators but when the 1st Kestrel Grenadiers started a counter assault the situation turned grim. Hundreds of people were killed and entire streets were destroyed. The people decide to fight the 1st Kathil Uhlans and Grenadiers. This proved to be a turning point and the Davion command decided to leave the world immediately. [2]

Clan Invasion era[edit]

As of early 3050, a Wolfnet report speculated that the unit was based on Midway. [3], by 3054 ROM intelligence indicated the unit as being stationed on Najha, [4] which was confirmed by an overview of the DCMS prepared for the Coordinator in 3059.[5] Apart from unproven ISF inferences that the unit might have been trying to open trade relations of some sort with the Clans, [1] due to both their backwater world deployment and lack of advanced technology the 11th as a whole avoided action against the Children of Kerensky during both the inital invasion and Operation Bulldog.

Dominion War[edit]

During the Dominion War the 11th Ghost redeployed to Numki to protect the Clan front from Clan Ghost Bear aggression.[6] During this same time they encountered their rivals in the 12th Ghost on Najha, engaging in a war of pranks that turned increasingly deadly.

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

The 11th Ghost was scheduled to rotate to the Draconis March to counterattack the Federated Suns, but their JumpShip unexpectedly suffered a drive failure. This stranded them on Numki for an additional six months, by which time the incursion had ended. The 11th Ghost's members blamed the 12th Ghost for the drive failure.[6]

Jihad[edit]

In late 3069 Clan Snow Raven attacked Valencia. The two battalions of the Eleventh Ghost that were stationed on that world were destroyed.[7] After this loss, the remaining battalion was redeployed to Camlann on the Clan Ghost Bear border. The Eleventh was to serve as reinforcements for Operation SCOUR, but in reality they were too weak to do anything other than defend the world from Clan attacks.[8]

Their posting on Camlann, combined with the disapproval of the High Command for losing Valencia, prevented the Eleventh Ghost from rebuilding beyond their remaining battalion. In 3085, however, they were redeployed to Kaznejoy. This system offered the Eleventh a large number of recruits. That the Eleventh could find so many recruits caused the ISF to schedule a clean up operation.[9]

Republic Era[edit]

In 3099 they were deployed near New Barcella on Irece to guard a Clan Nova Cat battle armor factory.[10] In 3100 the Eleventh and the 5th Sword of Light landed on Trondheim. The Eleventh surrounded the Second Rasalhague Bears and destroyed seven Stars of that unit in an hour. Shortly after that the Eleventh took control of the Second's base; The Eleventh destroyed the Second shortly after that.[11] Two weeks later the Eleventh attacked the 2nd Kavalleri Cluster, but withdrew when the rest of Polar Galaxy arrived at Trondheim.[12]

Dark Age[edit]

After the Blackout the Eleventh Ghost fought the Davion Light Guards on Brookeland.[13][14] The cost was very high with the Eleventh taking in what was left of the Tenth Ghost at the end of the battle with little other forces left to rebuild from. [15]

Officers[edit]

One officer (Chu-sa Riteccini) is believed to be a MIIO operator, smuggled into the Combine during his early adulthood.[1]

As of 3059 to 3067 the commander is Tai-sa Tomi Ourho, who leads two battalions on Valentina. The other battalion is stationed on Delacruz under the command of Chu-sa Teyhiku Wara.[1][16] Tai-sa Ourho and his officer corps were probably killed during the Snow Raven attack on Valentina.

The Eleventh's commander isn't stated in 3079, but is probably Chu-sa Wara.[17]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Tai-sa Petar Hendrikx.[18]

As of 3145 the commanding officer was Tai-sa Kiyomori Nakanishi.[19]

Tactics[edit]

The unit will try anything to control a battle. They combine the fire of several machines on one enemy mechs. Other tactics are to lure small groups in positions were the waiting heavier mechs could destroy them easily. When the numbers turn against them they fall back to regroup. The command use any and all methods to gain victory.

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

11th Ghost (Regiment/Green/Questionble)[20]

3054[edit]

11th Ghost (Regiment/Regular/Questionble)[21]

3059[edit]

11th Ghost (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[1]

  • XO/2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Christopher Riteccini
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Teyhiku Wara

- The unit is a dumping ground for warriors who had problems in their former commands. The unit gained only the minimum of advanced technology.

11th Ghost Aerospace Wing (Wing/Regular/Questionable)[1]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Connie Chang

- The used machines are old and only prayers could save the pilots during fights.

11th Ghost Armor (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Thomas Quincy

- The vehicles are only tanks on the paper. All machines have problems with maintenance or untrained crew.

1st Najha Militia (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Jodie Gardner

- Attached Infantry.

3067[edit]

Valentia detachment[edit]

This command was destroyed by Clan Snow Raven in 3069.
11th Ghost (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tomi Ourho

- The unit is a dumping ground for warriors how had problems in their former commands. The unit gained only the minimum of advanced technology.

11th Ghost Aerospace Wing (Wing/Regular/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Sho-sa Connie Chang

- The used machines are old and only prayers could save the pilots during fights.

31st Valentina Militia (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Quinn Casey

- Attached Infantry.

Delacruz detachment[edit]

11th Ghost (Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Chu-sa Teyhiku Wara

- The unit is a dumping ground for warriors how had problems in their former commands. The unit gained only the minimum of advanced technology.

11th Ghost Armor (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Chu-sa Thomas Quincy

- The vehicles are only tanks on the paper. All machines have problems with maintenance or untrained crew.

15th Delacruz Foot Guard (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Chu-sa Harlen Jesarra

- Attached Infantry.

3079[edit]

In 3079 the unit was at 40% of it's pre-Jihad strength.[8]

3085[edit]

11th Ghost (Veteran/Questionable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Petar Hendrikx

11th Ghost Aerospace (Wing/Veteran/Questionable)[18]

11th Ghost Armor (Regular/Questionable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Acke Mooren

72nd Kaznejoy Militia (Green/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Katsu Sato

3145[edit]

11th Ghost (Veteran/Questionable)[19]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kiyomori Nakanishi

11th Ghost Armor (Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Tai-sa Velma Franco

11th Ghost Infantry Brigade (Regular/Questionable)[19]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jacinto Shioya

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 119, "11th Ghost Unit Profile"
  2. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 93-94
  3. 20 Year Update, p. 41
  4. Objective Raids, p. 27 "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (Deployment as of 3054) - Benjamin Military District - Baldur Prefecture"
  5. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 133 "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (Deployment as of 1 Janurary 3059) - Benjamin Military District - Baldur Prefecture"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 114, "11th Ghost"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 48
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 15
  9. Field Manual: 3085, p. 46
  10. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 20
  11. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 33
  12. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 35
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, pp. 16, 40
  14. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 14, 32
  15. Field Manual: 3145, p. 60 "Eleventh Ghost"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 Field Manual: Updates, p. 118, "DCMS Deployment Table"
  17. Field Report: DCMS, p. 15, Commanding officer not listed.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 66, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  20. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  21. Objective Raids, p.27

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