1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs

First New Ivaarsen insignia.
1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname The Wings
Parent Formation New Ivaarsen Chasseurs
Formed

History[edit]

The homeworld of the 1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs is New Ivaarsen.

In the Fourth Succession War, the 1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs landed on New Hessen in the first wave of Operation Rat. There they faced off against the 1st New Hessen Irregulars. The Chasseurs' Aerospace Fighters pinned the Irregulars in place long enough for the Chasseurs' Mech unit to arrive. Only a battalion of Irregulars' Mechs was able to withdraw from the world.[1] In the next wave, the Chasseurs attacked Alrescha and defeated the Second Battalion of two regiments: Hamilton's Highlanders and MacGregor's Armored Scouts. Soon after defeating the CCAF battalions, a squad of Death Commandos wounded most of the Chasseur's command staff.[2] This didn't slow down the Chasseurs however, as they captured Yangtze in the next wave of attacks.[3] In the fourth wave of attacks, they defeated Hamal's militia.[4]

During the FedCom Civil War they spent their time guarding New Ivaarsen. As a result, they were one of the few commands not damaged in the fighting. Archon Katherine's removal of their transport assets probably affected their decision to stay on-world.[5] After the Civil War they relocated to Benet III to shore up the defense of the Draconis March.[6]

The early Jihad saw the First Chasseurs fighting DCMS forces. The Second Chasseurs were wiped out by the Plague of Galedon, and the First was assigned to Operation SCOUR.[7]

In 3077 as a part of Operation SCOUR, the First landed on Styx with the 19th Arcturan Guards. While searching for salvage on a battlefield near the Styx DropPort, the First was ambushed by the Styx Protectorate Militia and took heavy casualties. This prompted the Coalition commander to deploy tactical nuclear weapons against the defending Blakists, destroying the planet's capital city.[8][9] During the 3078 assault on Terra, the First New Ivaarsen Chasseurs were part of the Sydney, Australia attack.[10] They participated despite being only slightly over half strength. The resulting combat on Terra further reduced their numbers and equipment, which have since been rebuilt with new recruits.[11]

After returning to their homeworld, the First began replacing their missing soldiers with new recruits. The First has slowly rebuilt, due to their insistence on using only natives of New Ivarrsen.[7]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025 the units commanding officer is Marshal Nicholas Stephenson.[12]

As of 3025 the units commanding officer is Colonel Ophella Stephenson after her father was injured.[2]

As of 3050 the unit is commanded by Leftenant General Kristi Johnson.[13]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Leftenant General Sal Cole[14]. Sal Cole was replaced in 3067 by Leftenant General Dolen Wight after the FedCom Civil War.[6]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is Major General Arek Stephenson.[15]

Tactics[edit]

Prefers open field battles and supported by aerospace forces.[14]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (Elite/Fanatical)[12]

CO: Marshal Nicholas Stephenson

3040[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (Elite/Fanatical) [16]

3050[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (Elite/Fanatical)[13]

CO: Leftenant General Kristi Johnson.

3062[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (1 Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[14]

CO: Leftenant General Sal Cole
Aide: Major Lassiter Batren

1st Chasseurs Air Group

CO: Rear Admiral Elliot Stephenson
Aide: Major Gillian Han
  • 1st New Ivaarsen Air Wing - Major: Justin Foxx
  • 2nd New Ivaarsen Air Wing - Major: Geoff Wallace
  • 3rd New Ivaarsen Attack Wing - Leftenant General: Julie Smith
- The 1st & 2nd used in dogfights and the 3rd for air-to-ground missions

3067[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (Elite/Reliable)[6]

CO: Leftenant General Dolen Wight

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs Air Group (Elite/Fanatical)[6]

CO: Rear Admiral Julie Smith

3079[edit]

The Styx attack cost the First dearly. They had only rebuilt to half their pre-Jihad strength when they were assigned to Operation SCOUR. The fighting at Sydney on Terra further reduced their numbers. Since returning to their homeworld the First has rebuilt sixty percent of its forces, but so many new recruits have reduced this formerly elite regiment to a regular experience level.[11]

3085[edit]

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs (Regular/Reliable)[15]

CO: Major General Arek Stephenson

1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs Air Group (Regular/Questionable)[15]

CO: Rear Admiral Erling Van Hassel

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 19
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 32
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 33
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 86
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 131, "1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Manual: Update, p. 140, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 56
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 32
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 96
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 8
  12. 12.0 12.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136 (pdf version), "Robinson PDZ"
  13. 13.0 13.1 20 Year Update, p. 19, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 98, "1st New Ivaarsen Chasseurs Unit Profile"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  16. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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