1st Argyle Lancers

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1st Argyle Lancers BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname The Fast and Furious
Parent Formation AFFS
Formed Unknown

The 1st Argyle Lancers is one of several SLDF units to join the AFFS after the departure of General Aleksandr Kerensky. The unit is well equipped, but is dependent on assistance due to lack of interstellar transportation.


History[edit]

The homeworld of the 1st Argyle Lancers is Crimond. They're descended from a SLDF unit that chose not to join the Exodus.[1][2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The First Argyle Lancers were deployed to Skepptana during the Fourth Succession War.[3]

After the Fourth Succession War, Hanse Davion asked for volunteers to travel to the Lyran Commonwealth to participate in wargames and exercises. The First Argyle Lancers volunteered for this duty and served several tours in the Commonwealth.[2]

War of 3039[edit]

In January of 3039, the Argyle Lancers were moved to their jump-off point on Phalan in preparation for the initial attacks on the Draconis Combine in the War of 3039.[4] On April 17, during Wave One, the Argyle Lancers assaulted the Combine world of Alnasi alongside the 26th Lyran Guards. They faced a garrison force largely composed of infantry forces along with armor and, the only real threat, a single company of 'Mechs. On April 25, the Lancers and the Guards encircled the planetary capital and forced a surrender, although they were not able to fully secure the planet until mid-May.[5] The Argyle Lancers had suffered only light losses.[4] The Lancers were pulled off Alnasi and deployed back to Phalan in preparation for Wave Two. The unit remained there until the end of the war.[6][4]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Argyle Lancers were stationed in the Federated Suns when the Clans arrived. Though they were willing to return to the Commonwealth to face Clan Jade Falcon their JumpShips were taken by the AFFC High Command to expedite the movement of other troops. They took up station in the Commonwealth after the Truce of Tukayyid.[2]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War the 3rd Donegal Guards destroyed most of the First Argyle on their homeworld, but not before the Argyle Lancers inflicted serious losses on the 3rd Donegal.[7] Several companies were able to escape and evade the Donegal Guards, hiding in the wilderness. The 3rd Donegal Guards left Chisholm thinking the Argyle Lancers were totally destroyed. During the Jade Falcon Incursion the surviving Argyle Lancer companies were destroyed.[8] After they emerged from hiding, they were no match for the Falcon's Lambda Solahma Cluster. Only five Lancer 'Mechs survived the encounter.[9] They were later reassigned to other units to make up combat losses.

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the unit is commanded by Colonel Matt Preston.[10]

In 3054 the commanding officer is Colonel Vincent Bannock.[11]

As of 3062, the commanding officer was Colonel Walter Scully.[2]

Tactics[edit]

The unit combined their fast mechs and hovercraft which were supported by the fighters to great effect in highly mobile campaigns.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

1st Argyle Lancers(Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Colonel Matt Preston

3040[edit]

1st Argyle Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

3054[edit]

1st Argyle Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Vincent Bannock

3062[edit]

1st Argyle Lancers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Walter Scully

- A understrength Regiment due to supply problems

1st Argyle Auxiliary (Regiment/Veteran/Unreliable)[2]

- The Auxiliary includes a overworked hovercraft Battalion

1st Argyle Air Wing (1 Wing/Elite/Unreliable)[2]

- 1st nominally four Squadrons, understrength due to supply problems

Color Scheme[edit]

The unit uses black with red and white for ceremonial duties.[2]

Notes[edit]

In 3025, the commanding officer was descended from the original SLDF company that became the 1st Argyle Lancers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 146, "Argyle Lancers Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 46, "1st Argyle Lancers Unit Profile"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Historical: War of 3039, p. 135 "Deployment Table
  5. Historical: War of 3039, p. 28 "Alnasi (April-May)"
  6. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135 "Alnasi (July-August)"
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 68
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 125
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 115
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 138 (pdf version), "Broken Wheel Combat Region"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Objective Raids, p. 23, "Lyran Commonwealth State Command"
  12. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 135

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