1st Regimental Combat Team

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1st Regimental Combat Team
Unit Profile (as of 2780)
Nickname unknown
Parent Formation Tenth Army
Formed 2651[1]

History[edit]

The First Regimental Combat Team as part of the Tenth Army formed the first wave of reinforcement sent to quell the uprising in the Magistracy of Canopus in 2765. As they moved forward to relieve the defenders of the besieged forts they were struck by the Secret Army and only further troops arriving prevented disaster. As the campaign progressed in theatre commander Joan Brandt ordered the Tenth along with the Ninth Army to push deeper into the Magistracy in order to isolate the capital, and by 2767 plans were underway to capture Canopus when General Kerensky ordered a cessation of hostilities.[2]

In 2771, General Aaron DeChavilier ordered the 1st RCT along with all other surviving Regimental Combat Teams to start reconnaissance probes and raids into Amaris held world in the Hegemony as part of Operation Intruder. During this operation the 138th Dragoons dropped on to Chisholm and were successful in creating an armed resistance cell on the planet. These raids continued for a year and saw a very heavy casualty rate. General Kerensky wished to rest the troops of Operation Intruder, but the will to fight was so strong that he assigned them as pathfinder units for the main invasion.[3]

At the start of Operation Chieftain in 2772 the First RCT had been reduced to three regiments and formed part of the Twenty-fourth Army Group, supporting the Seventh Army.[4] In 2772 as Operation Chieftain unfolded the Second Battalion of the 138th spearheaded the assault by a Star League Division to take Chisholm. [3]

New Home was assaulted in March 2775 the First along with the Fifth Regimental Combat Team and the 241st Volunteer Division constituted the advance force. They arrived via a pirate point after the initial naval engagement and secured the landing zones of the Twenty-fourth Army Group. [5]

For the attack on Caph in 2776 the First along with the Fifth Regimental Combat Team and the Tenth Volunteer Brigade were formed into the 2400th Provisional Division and assigned to the CCXL Provisional Corps. The Fourth and Fifth Fleets carried the Division to Caph and bombarded the SDS batteries and AEAF bases before dropping the Division onto the planet. It immediately engaged Republican forces that had been positioned outside the largest and most strategic fortifications, allowing them to be targeted from orbit or by the two supporting air groups. The defenders countered with nuclear strikes destroying the Tenth Volunteer Brigade. The two RCTs hung on long enough for the reinforcements of the Third Army to land. [6]

Officers[edit]

Composition History[edit]

2764[edit]

2772[edit]

  • 42nd Hussar Regiment
  • 138th Dragoon Regiment
  • 1 Regiment

Notes[edit]

The Star League sourcebook notes that both the 75th Light Horse and the 195th Light Horse were destroyed in the fighting in the Periphery, however Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1 states that the 1st RCT had three regiments at after the conclusion of the Periphery campaign. It is unclear if this was a combination of survivors of the two Light Horse units or a new regiment completely.

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References[edit]

  1. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 198, "Colossus Ship Profile"
  2. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 95, "The Magistracy Campaign"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, pp. 115-118
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 120, "Operation Chieftain: SLDF Order of Battle"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 36
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 49-50
  7. The Star League , p. 143

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