1st Skye Jaegers

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1st Skye Jaegers
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname
Parent Formation Alliance Jaegers
Formed 3057

Unit Description[edit]

The First Skye Jaegers, one of five elite province regiments formed when the Lyran Alliance was formed in 3057. The unit, stationed on province capital world of Skye, and has leanings towards the Free Skye seperatist movement.

History[edit]

Formation and First Battle[edit]

The First Skye Jaegers were the first of the Jaeger units to reach regiment strength. The unit like all Jaeger units proved its loyalties to then Archon Katrina Steiner-Davion. It showed the Jaeger military concept proved workable, paving way for the other units of its kind, with itself became combat ready in 3060.

In 3062, the unit saw its first combat against the 15th Dieron Regulars, on the Lyran occupied world of Ko.[1] The reprisal raid against the 15th's base after elements of the Regulars raided Skye earlier that year. The Jaegers bloodied the nose of the 15th, before returning to Skye.

The actions of the regiment triggered that Ko other worlds of the Lyons Thumb to be officially annexed by the Draconis Combine. This caused shortages of supplies, increasing red tape by the LAAF command, preventing the regiment to fully rebuild.[2]

For their actions on Ko, Skye Jaegers been awarded by unique banner with a depiction of the Draconis Combine dragon being throttled by a Steiner Fist. After the FedCom Civil War Archon Peter Steiner-Davion removed the dragon and fist emblem, but left the ribbon active.

FedCom Civil War and Free Skye[edit]

Despite being vilified by Lyran media, many of members of the separatist Free Skye starting joining the Skye Jaegers because of the raid. Many of the Free Skye communities on Ko were killed, seen as martyrs. Despite the LIC trying filter loyal Lyran citizens from joining the unit, many a member of the Free Skye movement joined the Jaegers.[citation needed]

Connections of Skye Jaegers with rebel Movement has drawn sanctions from 11th Lyran Regulars, dispatched by General Nondi Steiner to investigate case. By sudden attack onto disembarking Regulars, Free Skye forces threw out loyalist regiment from capitol into bogs. Two left batallions of loyalists left Skye, but leave some commandos to wreak chaos. Less than in a year the roles been exchanged. Arrived famous 11th Arcturan Guards battlegroup drawn Jaegers into same bogs and MacIntosh Valley, and then in guerilla war over all New Scotland continent.[citation needed]

Urgently recalled by General Dundee 4th Skye Rangers grant Jaegers a respite, and timely arrived call from General Nondi Steiner - salvation. The 11th Arcturan Guards battle group was recalled to Tharkad.[citation needed]

As 3067, Jaegers had less then half from previous numbers, but they still a staunch followers of Free Skye Movement.[citation needed]

Jihad[edit]

Skye Jaegers took a very active role into most phases of Jihad. By taking active part in operation "Ubershatten", they taken Gallatin, but later been shattered by FWLM counterattack and retreated with the Skye Guards[3]. Some odd reports mentioned Preston as a place of battle for Jaegers and Langendorf Lancers, but it's mistake[4]

In 3074, again restored 1st Skye Jaegers liberated Hesperus II as a part of Devlin Stone's Allied forces[5]. Regiment may lost some the senior officers from hands of Manei Domini Laodices[6] In liberation of Hesperus II, the Skye Jaegers took some Galahad 'Mechs as trophies.[7]

In 3075-76, Jaegers again battling with WoB on Galatea in support role for ComStar 79th and 103rd Divisions[8][9].

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

Following the Republic Formation Treaty and the subsequent incorporation of the vast majority of the former Skye Province into the Republic of the Sphere, the Skye Jaegers surprised almost everyone when the bulk of the regiment elected to remain a part of the LAAF, rather than joining the Republic. Even the LAAF quartermasters had expected the Jaegers to transfer into the Republic, to the extent that additional supplies for a "Going Away" party had already been issued to the regiment when it was announced they would remain in the Alliance. Undaunted, the Jaegers put the additional supplies to good use by holding a "Farewell to Blake" celebration.[10]

The Jaegers (short the third of the unit that joined the Republic) remained on Hesperus II, helping rebuild that world.[11]

In 3140 elements of the Jaegers were assigned to garrison Tharkad, including serving as the personal guard of the Archon when she was in the Royal Palace.[12]

Officers[edit]

As of 3062 to 3085 the commanding officer of the unit was Colonel Steve Pitcher, he promoted later to the rank of an Leutnant-General.[2][13][14]

Tactics[edit]

The 1st Skye Jaegers employ general purpose defensive and offensive tactics. However, its first action on Ko gave it expertise in planetary assault and tactical deception.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3062-3067[edit]

1st Skye Jaegers (Combined Arms Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2][13]

  • CO: Colonel Steve Pitcher

- The unit includes six BattleMech Companies, mix battalion of infantry & combat vehicles.

1st Skye Jaegers Air (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[2][13]

  • CO: Kommandant Joseph Zemetica

3079[edit]

1st Skye Jaegers (Combined Arms Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[15]

3085[edit]

1st Skye Jaegers (Regular/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Steve Pitcher

1st Skye Jaeger Air (Wing/Green/Questionable)[14]

References[edit]

  1. Path of Glory, p. 64
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 53, "1st Skye Jaegers Unit Composition"
  3. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 21-22
  4. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 82
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 42
  6. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 180
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 47
  8. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 180
  9. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 65
  10. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 84, "The Defensive Situation"
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 103
  12. A Bonfire of Worlds, p. 124
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 177, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table - 3067"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Table - 3085"
  15. Field report: LAAF, p. 9,

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