24th Galedon Regulars

Insignia of the Galedon Regulars
Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Galedon Regulars
Formed pre-2581

The Twenty-Fourth Galedon Regulars was a BattleMech regiment within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars regiment was formed at some point prior to 2581.[1]

Reunification War[edit]

The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars were active during the Reunification War, acting as one of several DCMS BattleMech regiments assigned to an ad-hoc corps in support of the Star League Defense Force task force responsible for invading the Outworlds Alliance. This invasion, named Operation UNION HOLD, saw the Twenty-fourth Galedon tasked with the conquest of several Alliance worlds.[1]

Sevon[edit]

The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars were called in to reinforce the Star League II Corps forces attempting to conquer Sevon by the commander of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force, General Amos Forlough. The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars joined the Nineteenth Galedon Regulars and elements of the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars in combat actions alongside the SLDF forces against the Pitcairn Legion and the Alliance 4th Armored Division, bringing a month-long conflict to a swift end and forcing the Alliance units to abandon Sevon at the end of October 2581.[2]

Valentina[edit]

The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars were paired with the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars and assigned to conquer the Outworlds Alliance world of Valentina in late 2581. The two regiments quickly defeated the planetary militia in less than two hours of combat and quickly occupied the three largest cities on the planet. Despite this, the population of Valentina attempted to resist the Combine occupation of the world afterwards, even as the two regiments followed General Forlough's standing orders to the letter by decimating the civilian population to quell resistance, destroying any building suspected of harboring resistance fighters or supplies and harshly enforcing strict group assembly laws and curfews.[3]

Zlatousi[edit]

When the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars landed on Zlatousi, they found that the Alliance defenses were stronger and deeper than originally anticipated. The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars had the support of paired regiments of armor and infantry; facing them were elements of the Alliance 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions, backed up by a militia that had armor and heavy infantry support plus a handful of Alliance light BattleMechs. While the militia units lacked experience, they had been trained well by advisors from the AFFS provided by the Federated Suns under the Tancredi Accord, and had superior numbers on their side. This lead to a conventional war, with the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars making swift gains initially, but with the Alliance forces constantly using their greater numbers to surround the Twenty-fourth and limit their movements. The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars had access to a stronger supply chain than the Alliance forces and ground the resistance down, forcing the 2nd Armored Division to leave Zlatousi by the end of January 2583.[4]

Milligan's World[edit]

The battle for Milligan's World in late 2583 was similar to that for Zlatousi; the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars were ordered to conquer Milligan's World in the face of entrenched Alliance 2nd Armored Division forces and a substantial planetary militia. This time the Alliance forces were more heavily dug in, and present in greater numbers than on Zlatousi; to make matters worse for the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars, they were unable to draw on the same supply chain that had sustained them during their earlier conquest. Despite the best efforts of the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars they were unable to conquer Milligan's World, but the commander of the DCMS forces in the Task Force reported the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars' campaign as a completely successful reconnaissance raid which had inflicted heavy damage on the Alliance forces.[5]

The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars would remain on Zlatousi as an occupying garrison until the end of the war.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars shared a common structure with the other regiments of the Galedon Regulars, due to the threat posed by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. This common structure saw the Fifteenth assigned a swathe of conventional regiments for support - five armor regiments and five infantry regiments, an artillery regiment and a reinforced aerospace fighter wing. Second only to the Sword of Light regiments in priority, the various Galedon Regulars regiments had excellent levels of supplies, and a high level of access to new BattleMechs and equipment.[6]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 24th Galedon Regulars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Due to the high number of Sun Zhang Military Academy and Galedon Military Academy recruits within the Galedon Regulars, the Regulars often displayed fanatical loyalty and courage. However, the elitism displayed by these same recruits led to poor coordination between the Regulars and their attached conventional forces, who were often used as cannon fodder.[6]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Twenty-fourth was based on Lima.[6]

2786[edit]

Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[7]

- At this point in time the Twenty-fourth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Lima and was operating at full strength.[7]

2821[edit]

Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[7]

- At this point in time the Twenty-fourth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Fellanin II and had been reduced to just under half-strength.[7]

2830[edit]

24th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Fellanin II with an operational readiness of 71 percent. [8]

2864[edit]

24th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Fellanin II with an operational readiness of 43 percent. [8]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

  • The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars receive a +1 bonus to any physical attack To-hit Rolls.[9]
  • The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars are not subject to forced withdrawal rules, and will not break.[9]
  • The Twenty-fourth Galedon Regulars receive a -1 penalty to any roll made to determine the availability of advanced components, replacement equipment or supplies.[9]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 116, "Sevon"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 119, "Valentina"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 121-122, "Kazanka, Nexus Ri and Zlatousi"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 125, "Kurita's Overeager Appetite"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Galedon Regulars"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 182, "Galedon Regulars"

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