14th Legion of Vega

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14th Legion of Vega BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
Nickname "The Boozers"
Parent Formation Legion of Vega
Formed unknown

Unit Description[edit]

The Fourteenth Legion of Vega was a Draconis Combine BattleMech regiment. The unit was considered to be a unit meant to hold less than desirable members of the DCMS whom were deemed too valuable to be removed from service.

History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025 the unit was assigned to defend Vega.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Fourteenth engaged the Third Lyran Guard on Vega in 3028, successfully retaining the world for the Combine.[2][3] [4]

War of 3039[edit]

In April 3039 during the War of 3039, Vega was hit by the Federated Commonwealth's 3rd Davion Guard and 3rd Lyran Guards regiments. The Fifth LAG and the Fourteenth Legion of Vega were forced off world, reluctantly withdrawing after a six week siege. [4] [5]

On July 12th the 2nd Legion of Vega arrived at a pirate jump point and commenced recapturing Vega from the occupying Federated Commonwealth forces, with the Fourteenth following closely behind to provide assistance. The planet was recaptured by August 16th.[6]

Clan Invasion and Destruction[edit]

In 3049, Theodore Kurita made a political statement about his intentions toward the Federated Commonwealth by posting his son, Hohiro, to the Fourteenth Legion, well away from the border with Davion space. Graduating from the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy with honors, the Combine's Heir-Designate was assigned a prototype LosTech-equipped Grand Dragon and command of the Fourteenth's third battalion.[4]

In March 3050 the Legion attempted to defend Turtle Bay from Clan Smoke Jaguar.[4] [7] The unit was destroyed, and the few survivors were reassigned to the 16th Legion of Vega.[8]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 14th Legion of Vega
Sho-sho Christine Nordica 3025-3039[9]
Tai-sa Tarukito Niiro 3050

Tactics[edit]

In 3025 the unit had no specialization.[10]

The Fourteenth was primarily a light BattleMechs and tank force which is better on defense than attack.[4]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

14th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[9]

Note: The 14th Legion of Vega is a light 'Mech unit[10]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Vega. [1]

3028[edit]

14th Legion of Vega (BattleMech Regiment)

XO:
Charlie Company (Amberstar Raiders)[2]
Command Lance
Attack Lance
Recon Lance
  • 2nd Battalion:
  • 3rd Battalion:

3040[edit]

14th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[11]

3050[edit]

14th Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[12]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Tarukito Niiro
XO:
  • 2nd Battalion:
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Hohiro Kurita[13]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Turtle Bay. [12]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.133
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, p. 28
  3. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, p. 28
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Combat Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 63 "Legion of Vega"
  5. Historical: War of 39, p. 32
  6. Historical: War of 39, pp. 77-78
  7. ClanTroops, p. 22
  8. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 124
  9. 9.0 9.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 135
  10. 10.0 10.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named HKDCp147
  11. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  12. 12.0 12.1 20 Year Update, p.42
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 129


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