2nd Arcadian Cuirassiers
|Second Arcadian Cuirassiers|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Parent Formation||Arcadian Cuirassiers|
By the end of the Star League era the Second Arcadian Cuirassiers could claim a history dating back more than four and a half centuries. The homeworld of the Arcadian Cuirassiers brigade, Demeter, was one of the founding worlds of the interstellar states that became known as the Chesterton Trade League - and also as the Chesterton Trade Federation - one of the earliest states to form as the Terran Alliance began to weaken. The Cuirassiers were Demeter's premiere combat formation and served until the Federated Suns captured Demeter from the Tikonov Grand Union, of which the Chesterton Trade League was a part.
Demeter proved loyal to the Federated Suns, as did the Arcadian Cuirassiers, who as Demeter's premiere combat unit were incorporated into the Federated Peacekeeping Forces and the FPF's successor organization, the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. Demeter's loyalty was rewarded with heavy investments in planetary infrastructure by the Federated Suns government, and the Cuirassiers also benefited from this investment; the Cuirassiers commonly received much of their equipment from the massive Lycomb-Davion IntroTech production facilities on Demeter throughout the existence of the brigade.
Star League Era
When the Star League Council issued the Council Edict of 2650, the Federated Suns was required to draw down its military, as were the other Great Houses, and many units were deactivated. The Second was one of the regiments to be deactivated, and would remain inactive until the Edict was repealed by the Star League Council in 2752.
The Second was reactivated in 2755 and rebuilt swiftly using a combination of large quantities of equipment from the Lycomb-Davion IntroTech facilities and considerable trained manpower from the ranks of the Demeter Planetary Uniformed Guard. The Second proved to be a loyal and reliable unit just like its sister regiment, the First Arcadian Cuirassiers, but lacked the mobility to act as a mobile formation and proved ineffective when used outside the Chesterton Combat Region of the Federated Suns.
Second Arcadian Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)
- - At this point in time the Second was stationed on Goshen. The Second was equipped primarily with Davion IntroTech equipment, with substantial numbers of Guillotine and Awesome BattleMechs within the regiment. The Second also incorporated an attached aerospace wing equipped predominantly with Hellcat and Stuka-class aerospace fighters.
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 11, "Arcadian Cuirassiers"
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 20
- Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
- Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 11, "Regimental Status"