1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre

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1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
Nickname Vigilance
Parent Formation Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy
Formed unknown

The one of the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy's cadre units, cadets assigned to the 1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre are put to the ultimate test by seeing real combat.


Third Succession War[edit]

As of 3025, the 1st were assigned to Weingarten. [1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Weingarten was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The attack on Weingarten was intended to capitalise on the historic pattern of assigning new recruits to Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery units at specific times of the year, a bad habit that the DCMS had fallen into over the years. When the Fifteenth Lyran Regulars landed on Weingarten they found that the First Sun Zhang Training Cadre had one battalion of green troops unfit for battle, while the other two battalions were located at bases located on different parts of the planet.[2]

The Fifteenth Lyran Regulars went on to conquer Weingarten, with the heaviest fighting of the campaign occurring when a DCMS armor regiment attempted to prevent a battalion of the Fifteenth from entering the city of Buson Bay until the last of the First Sun Zhang had been able to evacuate.[2]

Ronin Wars[edit]

During the Ronin Wars the First Sun Zhang was stationed on Kempten in 3034. They attempted to retake the world for the Combine, but Vinson's Vigilantes, a local mercenary unit, prevented this. The Vigilantes held the Cadre in place while the 2nd Kavalleri landed in the Cadre's rear areas. The Kavalleri killed the command staff and the cadets withdrew into a mountain range.[3] The ronin 17th Rasalhague Regulars arrived and landed in the Kavalleri's rear area, allowing the surviving Cadre members to break out of the mountain range. The Cadre had been reduced to a quarter of its nominal strength, and was absorbed into the Seventeenth to make up losses in that unit.[4]

The First Cadre was rebuilt after these events and stationed on Tinaca.[5]

Clan Invasion[edit]

A Battalion's worth of Cadets were captured by the 115th Striker Cluster of Clan Ghost Bear and made them their Bondsmen.[6]





1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[9]


1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[10]


1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Tai-sa Hestor Satoridon


  1. 1.0 1.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 50, "Other Early Action"
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 113
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 20 Year Update, p. 43
  6. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 90 "115th Striker Cluster
  7. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 058
  8. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  9. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  10. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139