12th Galedon Regulars

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Twelfth Galedon Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Nickname "The Avengers of Crimes"
Parent Formation Galedon Regulars
Formed early 2500s
Disbanded Ca. 3070[1][2]

History[edit]

= Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Twelfth Galedon Regulars shared a common structure with the other regiments of the Galedon Regulars, due to the threat posed by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. This common structure saw the Twelfth assigned a swathe of conventional regiments for support - five armour regiments and five infantry regiments, an artillery regiment and a reinforced aerospace fighter wing. Second only to the Sword of Light regiments in priority, the various Galedon Regular regiments had excellent levels of supplies, and a high level of access to new BattleMechs and equipment.[3]

Third Succession War[edit]

In early 2930, both the Twelfth Galedon Regulars and the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars bore the brunt of a major Davion offensive against Xhosa VII. Under the command of Brigadier General Samson Sakamoto, both regiments fought with valor but were severely mauled by the attacking forces. The Twelfth has always preferred speed to firepower, even as the DCMS moved away from lightweight regiments. During the Succession Wars, the Twelfth was often divided up into its component battalions and companies and attached to other units as a scout force.[citation needed]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

On September 17 3028 the Twelfth landed on Wapakoneta alongside the 3rd Proserpina Hussars Regiment. They faced the 3rd Provisional Company of Wolf's Dragoon's Beta Regiment. The Third Provisional company was able to destroy the AeroSpace base established by the Combine units, but was destroyed in the process.[4][5] Later the Twelfth fought the 2nd Provisional Company of Delta Regiment, but the Dragoon unit withdrew to Crossing after inflicting heavy losses on the Combine unit.[6] This left control of the planet to the Combine after nine months of fighting.[7]

The Twelfth was rebuilt with new recruits and joined the 8th Galedon Regulars, 5th Galedon Regulars, and 16th Galedon Regulars to assault Crossing. The Twelfth attacked the east face of a caldera where the Dragoons had set up their base, but were repelled. After fighting for several days, the Regulars were repelled when the assault units of Zeta Battalion arrived.[8]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

Defended the planet of New Aberdeen against the mercenary unit Cunningham's Commandos who were under contract from the Federated Suns.[citation needed]

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]

The Twelfth Galedon Regulars, along with Ryuken-go, forced the 17th Avalon Hussars off of Matsuida. They then pursued the Hussars to An Ting, where they avenged the Hussars' destruction of the 2nd Galedon Regulars by inflicting heavy losses on the Hussars. The Twelfth then served as part of the assault force that took Kesai IV.[9] They formed the Kesai IV garrison in 3067.[10]

Jihad[edit]

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Officers[edit]

Rank Name Time Period in Command
Commanding Officers of the 12th Galedon Regulars
Sho-sho Tarsis Bodoli 3025-3028[11][7]
Tai-sa Oscar Bassman 3050-3054[12][13]
Tai-sa Jerome Wolf-Hunter 3059-3067[14][10]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Due to the high number of Sun Zhang Military Academy and Galedon Military Academy recruits within the Galedon Regulars, the Regulars often displayed fanatical loyalty and courage. However, the elitism displayed by these same recruits led to poor coordination between the Regulars and the attached convention forces, who were often used as cannon fodder.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Twelfth makes efficient use of intelligence gathered by its scout units. The regiment has become adept at attacking from unexpected directions and in ambush tactics.[14]

Jihad[edit]

The Twelfth were on Galedon V, alongside a sister regiment, the Twenty-first Galedon Regulars, when the Snow Ravens launched their destructive bombardment of the planet in retaliation for what they considered to be DCMS attacks. The bombardment resulted in an Age of War-era chemical weapon stored in a secret ISF facility being dispersed into the population. After the Snow Raven bombardment in mid-June 3069, Galedon was placed under quarantine, and reports from the planet had both the Twelfth and Twenty-first actively enforcing martial law as evacuees tried to escape what became known as the Curse of Galedon. Both regiments either died during the period in which the curse was active, or during the extensive thermonuclear bombardment conducted by the Draconis Combine Admiralty to sterilize Galedon in February 3070.[1][2][15]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regular/Questionable)[3]

- At this point in time the Twelfth was based on Dunklewälderdunklerflüssenschattenwelt.[3]

2786[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regular/Questionable)[16]

- At this point in time the Twelfth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Dunklewälderdunklerflüssenschattenwelt (Bob) and was operating at full strength.[16]

2821[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regular/Questionable)[16]

- At this point in time the Twelfth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Dunklewälderdunklerflüssenschattenwelt (Bob) and was operating at just below half-strength.[16]

3025[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars(Regiment/Green/Reliable)[11]

3040[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[17]

3050[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Oscar Bassman

3054[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Tai-sa Oscar Bassman

3059[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Jerome Wolf-Hunter
XO: Chu-sa Lynnette Cole
  • 2nd Battalion: Sho-sa Morgan Yokahana
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Akeem Raspell

Twelfth Galedon Regulars Aerospace Wing (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Yin Mohatsu

Twelfth Galedon Regulars Armor (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Jason Jamison

Twelfth Galedon Regulars Infantry (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Benito Alliandre

3067[edit]

Twelfth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jerome Wolf-Hunter

Twelfth Galedon Regulars Aerospace Wing (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Kathleen Hawkins

Twelfth Galedon Regulars Armor (Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Michael Mendoza

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Galedon Regulars"
  4. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, pp. 32-33
  5. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 41
  6. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 42
  7. 7.0 7.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 72
  8. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 43
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 108
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Updates p. 118, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Deployment Table - 3025"
  12. 12.0 12.1 20 Year Update, p. 41, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3050"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Objective Raids, p. 27, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3054"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 62, "12th Galedon Regulars Unit Profile"
  15. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10, "Galedon Regulars"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138

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