15th Benjamin Regulars

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Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname The Tribute of the Unproductives
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Disbanded 3073[2]

The Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars were a BattleMech Regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Of the various brigades of Regulars active within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the Star League era, the regiments of the Benjamin Regulars - including the Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars - were considered to be the most flexible. This was a reflection of the reality that the Regulars could at any point be called on to fight against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces or the Star League Defense Force, as a result of the Benjamin Military District bordering the Federated Suns, Lyran Commonwealth and Terran Hegemony. This was even acknowledged by the Internal Security Force, who gave the Fifteenth and the other regiments of the Regulars more leeway than the average DCMS unit - an attitude the Benjamin Regulars repaid by limiting complaints and criticism to supply issues and local concerns, rather than anything to do with politics.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

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Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, the Fifteenth was posted on Xinyang[3], and was staggeringly unprepared for combat. In 3055, Samuel Lepke was transferred from the Benjamin Military Academy to whip the unit into shape.[4]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

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Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

The fifteenth was disbanded in 3073 due to extensive combat damage.[2]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025 the commanding officer was General Boris Petroff.[5]

As of 3059 the Fifteenth's commanding officer was Tai-sa Samuel Lepke.[4] He replaced Tai-sa Drex Hof, who was the Fifteenth's commander in 3050.[3]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars favored a strong combined-arms approach, but otherwise were a generalist unit, and deliberately fielded a wide range of BattleMech classes to encourage adaptation to changing circumstances.[1]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

As of 3059, the regiment was not known for any signature tactics.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Regulars were stationed on Silkeborg; attached to the Regulars were a wing of aerospace fighters, an artillery regiment, four infantry regiments and four armoured regiments.[1]

2786[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a heavy-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on Silkeborg.[6]

2821[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a heavy-weight regiment, operating at just below one-quarter of full strength and stationed on Darius.[6]

3025[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: General Boris Petroff
Note:The command contains 9 medium companies.[7]

3040[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[8]

3050-3055[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[9][10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Drex Hof

3059[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Ghoto Duiki
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Franklin Bjaltim
Note:Approximately 60 percent of the Mechs are upgraded. [11]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars Aerospace (Wing/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Peter Yoshuka

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars Armor (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Alexandria Constantus

Twelfth Xinyang Motorized Infantry (Regiment/Green/Reliable)

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Eugene Clepper

3067[edit]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Samuel Lepke
Note: Clantechnology: 30 percent | Advanced IS technology: 50 percent | Omnis: 25 percent [12]

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Lissa Crawford
Note: Clantechnology: 15 percent | Advanced IS technology: 45 percent | Omnis: 10 percent

Fifteenth Benjamin Regulars Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Miko Aranawa
Note: Advanced IS technology: 25 percent | Omnis: 5 percent

Twelfth Xinyang Motorized Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Eugene Clepper

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 10, "Benjamin Regulars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 20 Year Update, p. 42
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 45, "Unit Profile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 137
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  7. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.146
  8. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  9. 20 Year Update, p.42
  10. Objective Raids, p.27
  11. Fied Manual: Draconis Combine ,p. 14
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Field Manual: Updates p.117

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