5th Davion Guards

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5th Davion Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Bent Sword Brigade
Parent Formation Davion Brigade of Guards
Formed Unknown

History[edit]

The home world of the 5th Davion Guards was Alcyone.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

The Fifth was stationed on Spica in 3017 when the unit was attacked by Capellan Confederation forces secretly led by Candace Liao. The invading forces cut the command battalion off from the rest of the regiment in the city of Valencia. Major William Dobson and Lieutenant Justin Allard broke the siege with a risky plan and ultimately caused the invasion force to withdraw from the planet.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Fifth Davion Guards were on Bessarabia when the Clan Invasion began. They were forced off that world by Clan Wolf but learned how to counter the massive firepower of the Clan forces. They employed this information against Clan Jade Falcon on La Grave in 3051, but the Falcons had also learned. A star of Elementals assigned to headhunter duty found the Fifth's commanders and killed them. The Falcons then used concentrated fire on several command and support units.[3] This information came at a serious price, however, as the Fifth lost most of their conventional infantry and vehicle support.[4] They were reassigned to Mkuranga to rebuild.[5] After guarding the Clan border for two years after the Truce of Tukayyid, the Fifth relocated back to the Capellan March.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

Stationed on Alcyone with the 20th Avalon Hussars and the Alcyone Capellan March Militia, the Fifth tried to remain aloof from the conflict. When orders from Katherine Steiner-Davion ordered the Fifth offworld, they refused to obey them. The Fifth and 20th Avalon Hussars blockaded the Alcyone CMM in their base and proceeded to starve them out. The CMM eventually surrendered after losing 90% of their combat forces.[6] The Fifth Davion Guards were then deployed to counter pro-Katrina Steiner forces on Kathil[7] and after fighting for nearly two years on Kathil the 5th Davion Guards were destroyed.[8] Survivors were absorbed into the 3rd Davion Guards.[9]

Officers[edit]

As of 3017 the commanding officer was General Sheridan Courtney.[10]

In 3025 the commanding officer was Marshal Kinsley Crossburns.[11]

The commanding officer in 3054 was Hauptmann General William Galloway.[5]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Marshal Linda Archer.[1] She retired during the months of fighting on Kathil.[12]

Tactics[edit]

The Fifth Davion Guards were skilled in close quarters combat, particularly in heavily wooded areas.[13]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

5th Davion Guards RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[11]

CO: Marshal Kinsley Crossburns

3040[edit]

5th Davion Guards RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

3054[edit]

5th Davion Guards (Veteran/Reliable)[5]

CO: Hauptmann General William Galloway

3062[edit]

5th Davion Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

CO: Marshal Linda Archer
Aide: Colonel Tasset Rinnaldi
- Two Companies standard Omni's and a full lance heavy-, assault Omni's

5th Davion Guards Aerospace Brigade (2 Wings)[1]

CO: Rear Admiral Nech MacAllister
  • 40th Avalon Ravens Wing
  • 294th Attack Wing

5th Davion Guards Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

CO: Major General Connor K'Tenga
Aide: Leftenant Colonel Fred Korleon
  • 197th New Avalon Panzer Regiment: Leftenant General Dana Han-Pehn
  • 43rd Albion Grenadiers: Colonel Seth Roman Varnay
  • 225th Recon Regiment: Colonel T.J Bathe
  • 2748th Federation Artillery Battalion: Leftenant Colonel Pan Ti DeGalley
- Equipped with new vehicle designs, and one platoon with Kuritan Tokugawas

5th Davion Guards Infantry Brigade (4 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[1]

CO: Major General Claude Raines
Aide: Colonel Marcus Tovovich
  • 23rd F-C Battle Armor Battalion: Leftenant General Rolf von Gath
  • 449th McHenry Rifles: Leftenant General Glenn Hutchissen
  • 98th Galax Jump Regiment: Colonel Sabin Fang
  • 199th Mechanized Rifles: Colonel Yvonne Courrina

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 83, "5th Davion Guards Unit Profile"
  2. Warrior: Riposte, p. 117
  3. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 43
  4. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 83
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Objective Raids, p. 23
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 53-54
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 57
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 181
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 129
  10. Warrior: En Garde, p. 106
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Alcyone PDZ"
  12. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 124
  13. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 144, "5th Davion Guards Rules"
  14. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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