19th Benjamin Regulars

Insignia of the Benjamin Regulars
Nineteenth Benjamin Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]

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 Nineteenth 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 Nineteenth 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]

The ISF had downgraded the Nineteenth's performance in or around 2765, as a new Commanding Officer had recently taken over the regiment; a graduate of the Sun Zhang Military Academy, the new CO was settling into their new post, but the decline in integration between the Nineteenth's BattleMech forces and the attached conventional and aerospace forces.[1]

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Nineteenth 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]

Nineteenth Benjamin Regulars (Green/Questionable)[1]

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

2786[edit]

Nineteenth Benjamin Regulars (Green/Questionable)[2]

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

2821[edit]

Nineteenth Benjamin Regulars (Green/Questionable)[2]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a light-weight regiment, operating at just above one-third of full strength and stationed on Proserpina.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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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