1st Fronc Cuirassiers

First Fronc Cuirassiers
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Parent Formation Fronc Reaches Sentinels



The First Fronc Cuirassiers were formed by the Fronc Reaches in order to provide additional defense. To attract troops, they promised land and property to dispossessed MechWarriors and small mercenary commands.[1] The former mercenaries came together and started training on the landhold of Colonel Derek Hudsenn. There they developed their small-unit tactics, with an eye to repelling pirate raids. Enough MechWarriors had arrived to build a second battalion.[2]

In 3085 elements of the 1st Fronc Cuirassiers were primarily stationed across Rockwellawan and Portland,[3] but they also had lances stationed on several other nearby worlds for additional defense.[2] The lessons learned by the First during the Jihad would shape their organization and tactics in the thirty-second century; by 3145 the individual sub-commands had been dissolved, and the First had instead organized itself around mixed small formations consisting of a single BattleMech, a pair of tanks, an infantry platoon and a single aerospace fighter. These formations then operated independently, most often on the worlds of McEvans' Sacrifice and Portland.


As of 3085 the commanding officer was Colonel Jody Rudawski.[3] In 3145 the First Cuirassiers were commanded by Colonel Camille Speccoria.[4]


The First Fronc Cuirassiers specialized in small unit tactics to more effectively drive off the pirates that frequently raid the Reaches.[2]

Composition History[edit]


First Fronc Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Jody Rudawski

First Fronc Air (Wing/Green/Reliable)[3]

First Fronc Armor (Green/Questionable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Eibhear Yong

Forst Fronc Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Marc Norup


First Fronc Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Camille Speccoria

First Fronc Air (Wing/Reliable/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Air Master Chester Blair

First Fronc Armor (Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Barry Marshall

Forst Fronc Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Christie Flowers

The First Fronc Cuirassiers BattleMech and armour regiments were both operating at three-quarters of full strength at this point in time; the Air Wing was operating at eighty percent, while the infantry regiment was at ninety percent strength. The First were deployed across McEvan[4]


  1. Field Report: Periphery, p. 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 147
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 152, "Lesser Periphery Deployment Table - 3085"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 203, "Fronc Reaches"