13th Avalon Hussars

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Thirteenth Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname The Luck Makers
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed
Disbanded First Succession War[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Thirteenth Avalon Hussars was one of the more specialized regiments within the Avalon Hussars during the Star League era. Unusually for a primarily BattleMech formation, the Thirteenth specialized in underwater combat, and many of the troops of the Thirteenth had gone so far as to field-modify their rides to mount more energy weapons as a consequence.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

When the First Succession War erupted, the Thirteenth were stationed on Xhosa VII. The Thirteenth were subsequently destroyed during the War, one of seven Avalon Hussars regiments to be wiped out during the thirty-five year conflict.[1] The former commanding officer of the Thirteenth, Marshal E. Dryer, had suspected that the DCMS was building up forces for a major action, and had been vocally warning everyone that the Combine was poised for an attack. His efforts to convince others became so vocal and so strident that he was subject to court martial and demoted three ranks, to Colonel, for assaulting a Field Marshal who disagreed with him. Colonel Dryer was one of the first killed in action when the Combine invasion he'd predicted began.[3]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 13th Avalon Hussars
Marshal E. Dryer 2786[3]

Tactics[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.[2]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Thirteenth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Fanatical)[4]

- At this point in time the Thirteenth was stationed on Xhosa VII.[4] The specialized nature of the Thirteenth had resulted in the command group maintaining an additional company of Archers equipped with torpedoes.[2]

2786[edit]

Thirteenth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a medium-weight regiment stationed on Xhosa VII and were operating at four-battalion strength.[1]

Rules[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

  • Between 2786 and 2807, the composition of randomly-generated lances from the Thirteenth Avalon Hussars are determined using a single roll on the Random Unit Assignment Tables per lance, with all of the lance 'Mechs being the resulting type. Between 2808 and 2819, the lance composition is determined using two rolls on the Random Unit Assignment Tables per lance, and from 2820 lance composition is determined using one roll per 'Mech per lance.[5]
  • When generating Thirteenth Avalon Hussars forces using Random Unit Assignment Tables during the First Succession War, Thirteenth Avalon Hussars receive a +4 modifier to each roll on the appropriate table.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 61
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  5. First Succession War, p. 147, "Force Compositions"
  6. First Succession War, p. 147, "RAT Die Roll Modifiers by Combat Command Table"

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