14th Avalon Hussars
|Fourteenth Avalon Hussars|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Nickname||St. George's Men|
|Parent Formation||Avalon Hussars|
Star League Era
The Fourteenth Avalon Hussars was one of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns regiments suspected by the Star League Defense Force intelligence community to be involved in supporting the "bandit raids" that plagued the closing years of the Star League era prior to the Amaris Civil War. Despite being a high priority for supplies and equipment, the Fourteenth was observed to consistently be chronically understrength, sometimes by as much as a full battalion, with supplies and personnel being diverted to bandit forces backed by House Davion the most likely cause.
First Succession War
An AFFS raiding force drawn from elements of the Fourteenth with support from a battalion from the 1894th Light Horse Regiment, a former Star League Defense Force unit operating now as a part of the Blue Star Irregulars mercenary unit, struck the Combine world of David in February 2787. During the course of the week-long raid the Fourteenth battled elements of the Third Arkab Legion at the port city of Sassari in an hour-long engagement before forcing the Legion to withdraw and looting a number of warehouses of spares and munitions. The Fourteenth also conducted a number of air patrols across David during the course of the week, before withdrawing back to Federated Suns space, content that they had gained the measure of the Combine's border defenses.
Unknown to the Fourteenth or the Blue Star Irregulars, the Third Arkab Legion had deliberately only fought back using half their available forces and had withdrawn from battle intentionally, to give the raiders a misleading impression of the strength of the garrison on David and to prevent the Fourteenth discovering the presence of either the Third Dieron Regulars, concealed in hidden bases deep in the Northern Andropo badlands or the conventional forces hidden in bunkers constructed to look like transient villages dotted along the Fatima River Basin. The deception was conducted in accordance with orders issued by Warlord Jinjiro Kurita as part of widespread preparations for the upcoming invasion of the Federated suns.
Ardan Sortek
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.
Fourteenth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)
- - At this point in time the Fourteenth was stationed on Klathandu IV. In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Fourteenth had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
- First Succession War, p. 37, "Holding Back: The Battles for David and Saffel"
- Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"