1st Andurien Rangers
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|First Andurien Rangers|
|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
|Parent Formation||Andurien Rangers|
After launching an unauthorized strike against the Capellan Confederation the First Free Worlds Legionnaires returned home in time to witness the dissolution of the Free Worlds League. These troops then pledged their loyalty to the Duchy of Andurien and were redesignated the First Andurien Rangers. The newly created unit raided Principia and later drove the Second Oriente Hussars off of Andurien, the world they garrisoned in the early 3080s.
The First Rangers historically have disliked the Capellan Confederation, to the point of hatred. By 3085, however, the unit's troops realized that they couldn't afford to fight a war and adopted a more conciliatory approach, but the troops still grumbled about the cease fire.
In 3145 the First Rangers possessed a lot of lighter 'Mechs, making them well suited for reconnaissance. Due to their hatred of the Capellan Confederation, they were stationed on Deschenes, which was as far from the Confederation as they could get.
During the Victoria War the First Andurien Rangers took Betelgeuse and Sigma Mare from the Capellan Confederation in 3104. This was a hollow victory however, as shortly thereafter they were forced off of Betelgeuse and Sigma Mare by Warrior House Imarra. During the fight for Sigma Mare, the Rangers lost two DropShips of troops.
The First Andurien Rangers try to retain the tactics they used as the First Free Worlds Legionnaires. They make extensive use of VTOLs and light BattleMechs to strike at a foe and then withdraw, bleeding an opponent to death.
- CO: Colonel Martin Honnifer
First Andurien Rangers (1 Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel Romona March
- Field Report: FWLM, p. 12
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "Andurien Defense Force"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 112
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"
- Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 55
- Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 10
- Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 57