17th Rasalhague Regulars

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Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3028)
Nickname Veterans of Tamar
Parent Formation Rasalhague Regulars
Formed

The Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars was part of the Draconis Combine defending mainline regiments assigned to the Rasalhague Military District. The regiment specialized in using light BattleMechs in a reconnaissance role.

History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Seventeenth was stationed on Kirchbach when the system was invaded by the Lyran Commonwealth during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War,[1] following the order issued by Archon Katrina Steiner on the 21st of October to exploit the successes of the first wave of the Operation.[2] Kirchbach was a Prefecture capital, making it an important administrative hub within the Rasalhague Military District. Stationed on Kirchbach alongside the Seventeenth were the remaining elements of the Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group and Helmut's Hermits, the latter two commands having retreated from worlds invaded in the first wave. Commanding the Lyran task force assigned to the invasion of Kirchbach was General Troka; aware of the significant DCMS forces on the planet Troka requested permission to deploy the Tyr assault-weight regiment assembled in secret from members of the Tyr resistance movement and those with ties to the former Rasalhague Principality in addition to the Fourth Donegal Guards, Third Lyran Regulars and the mercenary command Winfield's Brigade.[1][3]

The Tyr regiment routed the Seventeenth in a battle near the city of Östersund; the appearance of the regiment prompted a popular revolt among the population, who were still predominantly of Scandinavian heritage. The population engaged in riots and strikes, while members of the Tyr underground movement launched sabotage attacks that helped fuel an environment so hostile to the DCMS forces that they were left feeling as if they were fighting in an enemy realm.[1][4] With the Seventeenth damaged and the Fifth Amphigean LAG and Helmut's Hermits still weak from their earlier battles the DCMS was forced to recall its forces from Kirchbach. General Kelly Benzinger, the commanding officer of the Seventeenth, committed suicide on Kirchbach.[1]

Officers[edit]

In 3025, General Kelly Benzinger commanded the unit. He would later commit seppuku in 3028 for losing Kirchbach to the Tyr Regiment.[1]

Tactics[edit]

The Seventeenth Rasalhague is an expert scout unit. [5]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars (Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

- At this point in time the Seventeenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Mualang and was operating at full strength.[6]

2821[edit]

Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars (Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

- At this point in time the Seventeenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Mualang and had been reduced to just under half-strength.[6]

3025[edit]

Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: General Kelly Benzinger

- The Seventeenth's light-weight 'Mechs make it ideal for performing reconnaissance.

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 60, "Kirchbach"
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 59, "Follow-up Invasions"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  4. Fourth Succession War, p. 19, "Scenario 4: Justice is Served"
  5. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 143, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  7. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "'Mech Unit Deployment Table"

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