11th Legion of Vega

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11th Legion of Vega BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Swiftness of Wind
Parent Formation Legion of Vega
Formed unknown


History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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4th Succession War[edit]

In late August 3028 the High Command of the LCAF launched Operation Gotterdammerung, a massive offensive against the Draconis Combine, as part of this action the Fourth Skye Rangers engaged the Eleventh on the world Marfik[1].

The Eleventh maintains a relationship with the Cosby Myomer Research Firm on Vega. They use this relationship to obtain equipment outside the typical supply lines, as the Legions of Vega are not a high-priority unit for new materiel.[citation needed]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

Alrakis was a target in the first wave of the Federated Commonwealth attacks on the Lyran front of the War of 3039. In mid-April, the first of two major units assigned to attack the world, the Twenty-third Arcturan Guards RCT dropped onto the planet. Landing on the 16th of April under the command of Leutnant-General Jacqueline Fincher, the intention in taking Alrakis was two-fold; firstly, it would act as a stepping stone to worlds further into the Combine interior, and secondly, it presented the opportunity for a moral victory over a unit personally associated with Theodore Kurita.[2]

The decisive, aggressive drop by the Twenty-third caught the Eleventh Legion by surprise, quickly forcing them out of their barracks and onto the back foot. Even as the advance contingent of the 23rd was pushing the more numerous Legion back, a second contingent landed on the shores of Lake Carantha and seized Sigmundrac, the planetary capital. The Eleventh didn't take long to regroup; the commanding officer of the Legion, Tai-sa Esau Olivares, was well-known for his resourcefulness and determination, and had fought alongside the Kanrei during the Fourth Succession War in the fighting on Marduk. Olivares counterattacked in an attempt to gain an the initiative, forcing the Twenty-third into a bloody series of battles. Sensing that Olivares was striking from a weak position, Fincher and the Twenty-third launched their own offensive, pushing and harrying the Legion back and attempting to pin them up against the Caradhradene Mountains. On Marfick in the previous war, Olivares had personally led the rearguard action that allowed Theodore Kurita to escape; acting with the same insight, Olivares knew that to be trapped against the mountains would result in the destruction of the Legion, and he ordered a retreat to save as many of his troops as possible.[2]

The Legion evacuated Alrakis shortly after.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

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Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Word of Blake attacked Vega. The Eleventh Legion was based on the world, but when the Word struck in 3069 the combination of a lightning fast ground attack and orbital bombardments from Pocket WarShips proved too much for the Legion. Only two warriors survived.[3]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

The Eleventh embraces the combat doctrines of Theodore Kurita. They specialize in urban combat, and use their light lances in flanking and harassing maneuvers.[5]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Theodore Kurita

3029[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment)

11th Armored (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

15th Armored (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

25th Light Horse (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

34th Infantry (Infantry Regiment)[citation needed]


3040[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionble)[8]


3050[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yoshi Yamasaki

3054[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[9]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yoshi Yamasaki

3059[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[5]

CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Petros Sanvaldez
XO: Chu-sa Tammie Kyoto
2nd Battalion: Sho-sa Achmell Kafydich
3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Masayuki Saigo
- The unit posses 12 medium and 12 heavy OmniMechs, which are supported by a large number of No-Dachis and other upgraded machines of the unit.

19th Armor Vega Vandals (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[5]

Armor Commander: Tai-sa Taro Yamioka

88th Vegan Mechanized Brigade (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[5]

Troop Commander: Chu-sa Jesus Haciego
- The unit ilncludes, 3 VTOL lances and 3 lances of artillery pieces.

3067[edit]

11th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[6]

CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Tammie Kyoto

19th Armor: Vega Vandals (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[6]

Armor Commander: Tai-sa Luther Zanaros

88th Vegan Mechanized Brigade (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[6]

Troop Commander: Chu-sa Jesus Haciego

References[edit]

  1. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p 47
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 28-29, "Alrakis"
  3. Field Report: DCMS, p. 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 20 Year Update p. 40
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 123, "Unit Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 117
  7. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 135
  8. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  9. Objective Raids, p.28

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