24th Galedon Regulars
|24th Galedon Regulars BattleMech Regiment|
|Unit Profile (as of 2581)|
|Parent Formation||Galedon Regulars|
The 24th 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 24th Galedon tasked with the conquest of several Alliance worlds.
The 24th 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 24th Galedon Regulars joined the 19th Galedon Regulars and elements of the 17th 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.
The 24th Galedon Regulars were paired with the 17th 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 harbouring resistance fighters or supplies and harshly enforcing strict group assembly laws and curfews.
When the 24th Galedon Regulars landed on Zlatousi, they found that the Alliance defences were stronger and deeper than originally anticipated. The 24th 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 24th Galedon Regulars making swift gains initially, but with the Alliance forces constantly using their greater numbers to surround the 24th and limit their movements. The 24th 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.
The battle for Milligan's World in late 2583 was similar to that for Zlatousi; the 24th 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 24th 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 24th Galedon Regulars they were unable to conquer Milligan's World, but the commander of the DCMS forces in the Task Force reported the 24th Galedon Regulars' campaign as a completely successful reconnaissance raid which had inflicted heavy damage on the Alliance forces.
The 24th Galedon Regulars would remain on Zlatousi as an occupying garrison until the end of the war.
- The 24th Galedon Regulars receive a +1 bonus to any physical attack To-hit Rolls.
- The 24th Galedon Regulars are not subject to forced withdrawal rules, and will not break.
- The 24th Galedon Regulars receive a -1 penalty to any roll made to determine the availability of advanced components, replacement equipment or supplies.
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 116, "Sevon"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 119, "Valentina"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 121-122, "Kazanka, Nexus Ri and Zlatousi"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 125, "Kurita's Overeager Appetite"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 182, "Galedon Regulars"