6th Syrtis Fusiliers

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Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Count's Own (Age of War)
Rita's Retainers (2765)
The Duke's Own (3025)
Parent Formation Syrtis Fusiliers
Formed Age of War

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers could trace its origins back to the Age of War or earlier and the private military force raised by House Hasek to defend its mining and drilling concerns on New Syrtis. The Syrtis Fusiliers became the private guard and personal army of the Hasek family, with their star rising alongside that of the Hasek family and New Syrtis; the Syrtis Fusiliers expanded, and as time progressed the brigade became the official guard of New Syrtis and then the perhaps the most important military command within the Capellan March Principality of the Federated Suns.[1]

Age of War[edit]

The Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers were traditionally the guard for the Duke of New Syrtis and served as the brigade's strongest defensive unit. Instead of engaging in offensive operations against foes, they responded to their foes' movements.[2] The bulk of the Syrtis Fusiliers brigade supported Prince David Varnay and his wife Cassandra Davion loyally throughout the Davion Civil War, opposing first the combined forces of Laura Davion and Nikolai Rostov and then First Prince Alexander Davion. At the end of the war Prince Alexander offered an amnesty to the survivors from the brigade, and reintegrated the Syrtis Fusiliers into the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the restructured military that replaced the Federated Peacekeeping Forces as the state military of the Federated Suns.[1]

Alexander's clemency towards the Syrtis Fusiliers and his subsequent actions in rebuffing the attempt by Richard Varnay to seize control of the Capellan March cemented the Fusiliers' loyalty to New Avalon and the wider Federated Suns.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

The Sixth took an unusual step during the War of Davion Succession. After Stephan Hasek died in a DropShip accident, the Sixth redeployed itself from New Syrtis to the Pleiades Cluster to provide protection for his (unborn) heir. After Rita Hasek was born, the Sixth provided her protective detail wherever she went. As she also served in the Sixth, the unit received the unofficial nickname of "Rita's Retainers."[2]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

After the Fourth Succession War and Duke Michael Hasek-Davion's death, many officers in the Sixth were relieved of command and forced out of the service on charges of sedition. The unit might have faded away completely, but Morgan Hasek-Davion assumed command and rebuilt the unit.[3]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

During Operation Guerrero the Sixth Fusiliers were spread across multiple systems and lacked the strength to stop the CCAF advances. However, their combat prowess was demonstrated by the severe mauling they inflicted on several Capellan units, particularly Kamakura's Hussars, before they were forced to leave the Sarna March. After this they were stationed on Novaya Zemlya, where they trained other AFFS units in countering Capellan tactics.[3] In 3062 they were reassigned to garrison Hadnall.[4]

Civil War Era[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War the Sixth Fusiliers were assigned to Kathil.[5] There they kept fighting during the entire Civil War, refusing to let Allied or Loyalist forces take control of the vital factories. They took heavy losses, as did every unit assigned to the Kathil fighting. Several Davion Sunbursts of Gallantry and dozens of Syrtis Medals of Valor were received by members of the Sixth.[6] During the fighting they completely destroyed the Ridgebrook CMM as an effective force.[7] After the fighting on Kathil during the FedCom Civil War ended, the survivors of the Kathil CMM and 1st Capellan Dragoons were drafted into the Sixth Fusiliers.[8]

The Sixth garrisoned New Syrtis in 3067.[9]

Jihad Era[edit]

As part of Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE the Sixth reinforced the Illician Lancers at Hexare. They fought Paget's Dragoons on the world, and though they fought well, the collapse of other aspects of SOVEREIGN JUSTICE forced the two units to leave the world to the Capellan Confederation.[10] This fighting left the unit understrength in BattleMechs in 3079, but the Sixth retained nearly the full allotment of conventional and AeroSpace forces assigned to an RCT. As such, the Sixth wasn't reorganized into a Light Combat Team but remained a full Regimental Combat Team. This allowed them to retain their honor guard duties, which they had performed for 120 years. At the same time, they could deploy part of their force to garrison Hadnall.[11] In 3085 the Sixth was the most experienced Syrtis Fusiliers unit, and served as the honor guard on New Syrtis.[12]

The Sixth assaulted Victoria during the Dark Age. They faced the 5th Capellan Defense Force. A surprise assault by a platoon of CCAF Predator tank destroyers inflicted heavy losses on one of the Sixth's cavalry battalions, destroying nearly half the unit.[13] During that same conflict, Warrior House Kamata took advantage of a gap between the Sixth and the 42nd Avalon Hussars to hit both AFFS units in the flanks and then withdraw before they could react.[14]

When the Capellan Confederation assaulted the Capellan March, the Sixth was stationed near St. Ives and stranded by a lack of transportation. They solved this problem by taking two JumpShips from Warrior House Imarra when that unit arrived at their garrison. The Sixth then went to Wappingers, where they engaged the Imarra soldiers. The fighting lasted long enough for New Syrtis to fall and for Duchess Hasek to be killed. This inability to defend their homeworld or their liege lord destroyed the Sixth's morale.[15] The Sixth was recuperating on Carmacks.[16]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025 the commanding officer was Field Marshal Michael Hasek-Davion.[17]

As of 3050 the commanding officer was Hauptmann General Orville Corn.[18]

Between 3054 and 3062 the commanding officer was Hauptmann General Richard Silver, he held later the rank of an Major General.[19][3]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was General Andre Dourin.[9]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was General Christiana Koch.[20]

In 3145 the commanding officer is General Quentin Duran.[16]

Tactics[edit]

The Sixth specialized in defensive and garrison missions.[3]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers (Elite/Questionable)[21]

- At This point in time the Fourth were stationed on New Syrtis.[21]

3025[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Elite/Questionable)[17]

  • CO: Field Marshal Michael Hasek-Davion

3040[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Füsiliers RCT (Elite/Reliable)[22]

3050[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Füsiliers RCT (Elite/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Orville Corn

3054[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Elite/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Richard Silver

3062[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers (1 Reinforced Regiment/Elite/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Major General Richard Silver

- Mainly heavy and assault designs

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (2 Unnamed Wings)[3]

  • CO: [[Rear Admiral] Samson Bin Hurach

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Major General Randy Hasek-Bills
  • 14th Syrtis Grenadiers - Leftenant General: Stephen Duran
  • 18th Verlo Armored Regiment - Leftenant General Doyle Rollins-Vuchovich
  • 99th Syrtis Armor - Colonel: Jared El-Khaled
  • 184th Federation Auxiliary - Leftenant Colonel: Darius Nex

- Two Battalions of Combat Engineers

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (6 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Maj. General Gillian Singh
  • 1st Syrtis Royal Infantry Regiment
  • Leftenant General Shane Lucas Entebbe
  • 113th Syrtis Rifles - Leftenant General: Perry Ellens
  • 22nd Syrtis Mountaineers - Colonel: Laramie Pough
  • 55th Jaipur Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Antonio Temmeni
  • 249th Airborne Regiment - Colonel Zermey Koch

3067[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Elite/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: General Andre Dourin

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Rear Admiral Kolby Yuan

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Major General Andrea Poemo

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Major General Jorge De Jesus Ramirez

3085[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers LCT (Elite/Questionable)[20]

  • CO: General Christiana Koch

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[20]

  • CO: Commodore David Atkins

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[20]

  • CO: Major General Kimmy Weldon

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[20]

  • CO: Major General Live Ricci

3145[edit]

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers LCT (Elite/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: General Quentin Duran

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Elite/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Rear Admiral Roderick Schwartz

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Major General Rosemary Dixon

Sixth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Major General Myra Wilson

Game Rules[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During any scenario where the Sixth fights on New Syrtis, they are immune to the Communications Disruption special ability. When the Sixth is the defender and mapsheets are randomly chosen, the Sixth's player may choose the mapsheets for the scenario instead of rolling for them. The Sixth can then deploy up to a quarter of its force using Hidden Units rules.[23]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 45
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 106, "6th Syrtis Fusiliers Unit Profile"
  4. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 135
  5. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 25-56
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 132
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 157
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 125
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Field Manual: Update, p. 138, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3050"
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 30
  11. Field Report: AFFS, p. 15
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. 63
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 14
  14. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 44
  15. Field Manual: 3145, p. 78
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 90, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "New Syrtis PDZ"
  18. 18.0 18.1 20 Year Update, p. 23, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Objective Raids, p. 17, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Field Manual: 3085', p. 70, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136
  23. Era Report: 2750, p. 141

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