16th Benjamin Regulars

Insignia of the Benjamin Regulars
Sixteenth Benjamin Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Disbanded First Succession War[2]


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 Sixteenth 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 Sixteenth 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]

First Succession War[edit]

The Sixteenth was one of three regiments from the Benjamin Regulars to be destroyed during the First Succession War.[2]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Sixteenth 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]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Sixteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[1]

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

2786[edit]

Sixteenth Benjamin Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a light-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on Reisling's Planet.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

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 2.2 2.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"

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