27th Avalon Hussars
|Twenty-seventh Avalon Hussars|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Nickname||The Fighting Irish|
|Parent Formation||Avalon Hussars|
Star League Era
Originally formed during the Age of War, during the twenty-sixth century the Twenty-seventh Avalon Hussars - nicknamed "The Fighting Irish" - became the best urban combat unit in the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns.
According to the apocryphal German-only novel Royal Flush the 27th Avalon Hussars were sent to garrison McGehee in 2602. They arrived in the middle of political upheaval as the world was in the process of seceding from the Federated Suns. The newly arrived garrison troops were not expected, as military bureaucracy had apparently failed to notify the planet of their redeployment, and they were welcomed rather coldly. Shortly afterwards, the Draconis Combine launched a surprise invasion to occupy the "independent" world. During the attack a DropShip carrying ammunition crashed into the garrison base, decimating the 27th Avalon Hussars regiment to a handful of survivors and a single operational DropShip. The survivors joined forces with the local militia to resist the attackers with guerilla warfare and before long managed to send their DropShip out to retake their JumpShip, the Shangri-La, and use it as a courier vessel to notify the Federated Suns of the attack (Hyperpulse Generators having not been invented yet).
The Twenty-seventh was one of many regiments within the Avalon Hussars to be deactivated following the issue of the Council Edict of 2650 by the Star League Council, which limited the size of the military each Great House was allowed to field, but following the repeal of the Edict in the mid twenty-eight century the Twenty-seventh was reactivated as the AFFS underwent a major expansion.
The reactivated Twenty-seventh were keen to regain the reputation for excellence at urban warfare that their antecedents had been accorded, and with the regiment stationed on Kathil they had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time training from 2762 onwards for just that within the massive General Motors factory complex nearby. The training soon began to prove rather expensive though, as accidents and incidents during training invariably led to damage to the industrial complex.
In the Age of War the Twenty-seventh was well-established as being the best when it came to fighting in urban terrain.
During the Star League era all of the Avalon Hussars were required to focus on being both flexible and mobile, with every regiment required to be capable of deploying within eight hours, although many of the Hussars struggled to actually achieve this.
Twenty-seventh Avalon Hussars (Regular/Reliable)
- - At this point in time the Twenty-seventh was stationed on Kathil. In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Twenty-seventh had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 9, "Avalon Hussars"
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
- Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"