15th Dieron Regulars

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Fifteenth Dieron Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Price of Redemption
Parent Formation Dieron Regulars
Formed 2765-2779[1][2]
Disbanded 3075[3]

History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

The Fifteenth Dieron Regulars were one of thirty-one regiments of Dieron Regulars to be created by the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery after 2765.[4] The Dieron Regulars expanded by ten regiments during the Amaris Civil War,[2] and a further twenty-one regiments were raised between the end of the Civil War and the end of the First Succession War. The Fifteenth was one of the ten regiments created between 2765 and the end of the Civil War in 2779.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3022 the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars were on Al Na'ir when the Third Crucis Lancers raided the world.[5] The Fifteenth was stationed on the world of Al Na'ir with the Eighth Dieron Regulars in 3025. While assigned to this world, the unit became proficient in fighting in a Zero Gravity Combat environment.[6]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

The Fifteenth were stationed on Al Na'ir throughout the War of 3039.[7]

Towne Invasion[edit]

In early 3058 the unit with its other supporting regiments, launched an assault on the Federated Commonwealth world of Towne. The invading force, led by the Black Dragon-influenced Jeffrey Kusunoki, he had the support of three newly created Yakuza manned regiments. They failed to take the world due to the defensive actions of the mercenary 17th Recon Regiment and local chartered militia forces.[8]

Lyran Alliance Incursion[edit]

Ko[edit]

In August 1st 3062, the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars fought on Ko against the Lyran First Skye Jaegers, who were seeking revenge for a raid the Regulars allegedly conducted against Skye in July. The Jaegers retreated after they suffered heavy losses, however they took the Fifteenth's salvagable 'Mechs and equipment to slow their rebuilding. It was later discovered that a Periphery mercenary unit posing as the Fifteenth had conducted the raid on Skye. The mercenary unit had been hired by the Black Dragon Society.[9]

Federated Commonwealth Incursion[edit]

Draconis March Incursion[edit]

Al Na'ir[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War, FedCom March Lord, Duke James Sandoval launched an invasion of the Draconis Combine, believing the rogue attack his capital world of Robinson and other worlds on October 18th, 3062.[10]

The Regulars were assigned to Task Force to re-take worlds fallen to Duke James Sandoval's forces. In late June in 3064, the Regulars arrived in Al Na'ir shortly being followed from by 10th Ghost in early July. Occupation force consisting of the 12th Deneb Light Cavalry and Fighting Urukhai were reinforced through the 12th Vegan Rangers Alpha Regiment from Algol, lead by General Ariel Zibler. She directed the attached 27th Federation Tactical Fighter Regiment fend off the Ghosts and Regular's attempts to land on the asteroids of the Al Nair system. However, asteroids themselves destroyed some of FedCom fighter cover, however, within weeks fighting Tai-sa Samuel Noda of 10th Ghost directed Task Force efforts to asteroid known as Yori's Perdition. Though the assault was repulsed, Ghost & Regulars were able land two battalions of ISF special forces route out the 12th DLC's troops from underground complexes. Eventually, Regulars and Ghost had routed out the Davion troops from Al Na'ir by September.[11]

Addicks[edit]

Coordinator Theodore Kurita authorized Combine forces to pursue and punish FedCom forces that took part in the invasion. The Regular's Task Force was then dispatched to Addicks where the unit landed January 24th, 3065.[12]

On planet, the found uncoordinated and demoralized 12th DLC and its mercenary support force, the Fighting Urukhai. The two FedCom forces had begun resent one another due to loss of Al Na'ir. Regulars and the 10th Ghost launch battalion size waves of troops in rotating basis to wear-down the beleaguered Davion troops. Held up in the Loknair Military Complex, the Davion troops held on for two weeks of Regulars and the Ghost wave assaults against their defenses. The Davion troops held on due for the seizer of supplies from year long occupation of Al Na'ir. General Zibler order her troops to withdraw from Complex, leaving the Fighting Urukhai alone to defend to complex out revenge.

Regulars and the Ghost at Tai-sa Noda's lead nearly wear out the mercenaries until the Davion Assault Guards arrived on February 13th. Due to now facing the House Davion's most powerful force, along with exhausted after to days of fighting with them and Addick's defenders, Regulars and Ghost withdrew to Al Na'ir.[13]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad, the Fifteenth apparently sided with the Kokuryu-kai rebels, securing Xinyang, Braunton and Dyfed. They were effectively destroyed by the Seventh Sword of Light and the Internal Security Force on Xinyang, though some guerrilla action continued.[14] While the regiment was effectively destroyed in 3075, members of the Fifteenth were considered to be the most likely suspects behind a wave of mass terror attacks - some using bioweapons - across the Benjamin Military District in 3076 and 3077.[3] Both the Fifth and Seventh Sword of Light regiments were active in working alongside inquisitorial teams of ISF and Order of the Five Pillars personnel to hunt down survivors from the Fifteenth and the First Proserpina Hussars across the Oshika and Xinyang Prefectures before being reassigned to Operation SCOUR.[15]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

By the end of the Third Succession War the Fifteenth had become an assault force that used sheer firepower to beat an enemy force.

By 3059, the unit despite its disgrace and loss of expertise, was specialized in Urban Combat.[18]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (Green/Reliable)[4]
- At this point in time the Fifteenth was a light-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Murchison.[4]

2821[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (Green/Reliable)[4]
- At this point in time the Fifteenth was a light-weight regiment operating at just below half strength, and was stationed on Hean.[4]

3025[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)
Note: The Regulars were equipped principally with Assault 'Mechs, and had no specialized tactics they would employ. The unit was stationed on Al Na'ir as of 3025. At the time, the Unit's nickname was Devotion Through Combat.[19]

3040[edit]

Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

3050[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)
  • CO: Tai-sa Patrick Sánderson
Note: As of 3050, unit remains stationed on Al Na'ir.[20]

3054[edit]

  • CO: Tai-sa Patrick Sánderson

3058[edit]

3059[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (BattleMech Regiment) (Regular Skilled / Questionable Loyalty)
    • First Battalion - CO: Tai-sa Michael Warner
      Regiment XO: Chu-sa Robert Jimmu
    • Second Battalion - CO: Chu-sa Sharon Carrols
    • Third Battalion - CO: Chu-sa Hank McCoy
      • Note: The unit gained few upgrades after the Towne debacle and was on the lower end of the priority list for supplies. Its conventional support forces were stripped as a result of the debacle on Towne. The unit had very few Star League-level upgrades and it was short on supplies due to the disgrace.[22]

3067[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dieron Regulars (BattleMech Regiment) (Veteran Skilled / Questionable Loyalty)
Note: As of 3067, the unit was stationed on Al Na'ir.[23]

Game Rules[edit]

As of 3059, using the Field Manual: Draconis Combine, the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars have D rated equipment.[24]

References[edit]

  1. First Succession War, p. 32, "Those Left Behind"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 First Succession War, p. 119, "House Kurita"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 9, "Dieron Regulars"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  5. Tripwire, p. 3
  6. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 188 Al Na'ir - Planet profile mentions that its 'Mech garrison force, which names 15th as one of them became skilled in Zero Gravity Combat.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  8. Heart of Chaos - 15th Dieron Regulars invade FedCom Space but are repulsed.
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 20 Ko - 15th Dieron's attempts to fight off a raid, but was severely damaged.
  10. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 21 Robinson, Markab & Doneval II - Alleged Kurita forces attack Robinson and other worlds in FedCom.
  11. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 105-106, Al Na'ir - Retaking of Al Na'ir with 10th Ghost Regiment in the lead.
  12. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 28
  13. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. Addicks - Details of the 15th Dieron Regulars and 10th Ghost pursuit of the 12th DLC & its Mercs to Addicks, its withdraw.
  14. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers p. 29
  15. Field Report: DCMS, p. 13, "Sword of Light"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.??[citation needed] - Mech Unit Deployment Table.
  17. 20 Year Update, p. 40
  18. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 53 Tactics - Unit's skill and tactics status as of 3059.
  19. House Kurita, p. 135, 144 - Basic information regarding the 15th from the original House book.
  20. 20 Year Update, p. 40 Al Na'ir Prefecture - Unit status as of 3050.
  21. Objective Raids, p.25
  22. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 53 - 15th Dieron Regulars - Unit information as of 3059.
  23. Field Manual: Updates, p. 117 Al Na'ir Prefecture - 15th Dieron Regulars status.
  24. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 145 Rules Annex - Unit Equipment grade listed, no specific Force Specific Rules are given aside from skill bonus for the Third Battalion.

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