1st Aragon Borderers

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First Aragon Borderers BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname The Pride of New Aragon
Parent Formation AFFS
Formed pre-3rd SSW

In actuality an upgraded garrison, the First Aragon Borderers are stationed on the Capellan March border world of New Aragon. The unit has been deployed off world, but has been most effective as a counter-insurgency force and short-range strike force.


History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Created by adding BattleMechs to a militia unit on New Aragon to help the planet fight off raids by the Capellan Confederation.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the second wave of Operation Rat they captured Hunan. The defending 1st Battalion of the Freemont's Cuirassiers made the invasion difficult, only the arrival of the supporting double company from the Davion Light Guards RCT saved the day.[2]

War of 3039[edit]

Watched the Capellan border during the entire war to counter any CCAF incursion.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Guerrero[edit]

They continued to fight so-called freedom fighter, because the joint invasion of Liao/Marik goes on.[1]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

They battled the Smoke Jaguars during the Operation first on Almunge, supported by the First Amphigean Light Assault Group. On Coudoux they fought alongside the Second Sword of Light, Com Guards Thirty-fourth Division, and the First Amphigean LAG against the Jaguars' Eighth Garrison Cluster. After that, they and the First Amphigean LAG attacked Staplefield, supported by the First Free Worlds Guards.[3]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The Third FedCom RCT was defeated after the combined might of the Borderers and the Twelfth Vegan Rangers Alpha Regiment battled them to the ground.[4] Their losses were heavy but with the battlefield salvage the command could rebuild to former strength.[5]

Jihad[edit]

New Aragon was assaulted by Word of Blake forces in 3069.[6] The Borderers were on the world at the time, rebuilding from damage they'd taken as part of Operation Sovereign Justice. The Borderers quickly took control of several Star League fortresses and began a hit and run campaign against the invading Blakists. The Blakist troops wanted to end the fight quickly, so they deployed several chemical weapons in the tunnels that connected the forts. These attacks destroyed the Aragon Borderers completely.[7]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the commanding officer was Colonel Vincent Kooper.[8]

As of 3054 the unit is commanded by Leftenant General Barrie Salsburg.[9]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Leftenant General Jimmie Kirston, who was responsible for all military matters on this world but the CO of the 3rd FC didn't recognize this case.[1]

In 3067, Jimmie Kirston was promoted to Major General but remained in command of the Borderers.[10]

Tactics[edit]

The Borderes are most effective as a counter-insurgency force and short-range strike force. They also prefer a defensive position if possible.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

First Aragon Borderers (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Vincent Kooper

3040[edit]

First Aragon Borderers (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

3054[edit]

First Aragon Borderers (Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Leftenant General Barrie Salsburg

3062[edit]

First Aragon Borderers (1 understrength Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Leftenant General Jimmie Kirston

- Two Battalions only

First Aragon Auxiliary (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[1]

- Includes Mechanized Infantry and two Aerospace Fighter Squadrons)

3067[edit]

First Aragon Borderers (Veteran/Relibale)[10]

  • CO: Major General Jimmie Kirston

First Aragon Auxiliary (Veteran/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Colonel Gil O'Connell

3079[edit]

The Aragon Borderers were destroyed by Word of Blake forces in 3069 and weren't rebuilt.[7]

Color Scheme and Unit Insignia[edit]

The Aragon Borderers have a blue and white parade paint scheme.[1]

Notes[edit]

  • Before the First Aragon Borderers were created, the First Auxiliary was known as the Seventh Aragon Armored Cavalry.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 45, "First Aragon Borderers: The Pride of New Aragon"
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 32, "Capellan Front - Other Second-Wave Action"
  3. The Dragon Roars, pp. 10-13, "Unit Summaries - Operation Bulldog"
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 59, "Wave one - New Aragon"
  5. Field Manual Updates, p. 125, "Independent Commands - First Aragon Borderers"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 20, "Timeline of the Jihad" 14-30 October.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 8, "Independent Commands"
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Valexa PDZ"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Objective Raids, p. 15, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 137, "Armed Forces Of the Federated Suns - Deployment Tabl"
  11. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 135, "Deployment Table"

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