2nd Crucis Lancers

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2nd Crucis Lancers RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Kestrel Lancers
Parent Formation Crucis Lancers
Formed 2783[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Second Crucis Lancers were originally a Star League Defense Force regiment - the Ninety-first Heavy Assault Regiment, which had been a part of XL Corps within the SLDF Fifteenth Army. Having survived the Periphery Uprising, Amaris Coup and the Hegemony Campaign the Ninety-first was recruited by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 2783; the AFFS redesignated the Ninety-first as the Second Crucis Lancers, joining another ex-SLDF unit - the 1008th Heavy Assault Regiment - which had been recruited the year before and designated as the First Crucis Lancers. A third Crucis Lancers regiment - the Seventh - would also be founded by the AFFS using ex-SLDF personnel prior to the First Succession War, when the Federated Suns managed to recruit a battalion of personnel from the 142nd Battle Regiment in 2784.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

During the First Succession War, the Lancers successfully attacked Capra.[2] Elements of the Second were also present on Kentares IV in 2796.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Some sources claims that in the Fourth Succession War they attacked Tikonov with the other Crucis Lancer RCTs. After securing the planet, they moved on to attack Tigress with the 3rd Crucis Lancers. Once Tigress fell, the 2nd Crucis remained to garrison the planet.[4]

Other sources claims that the 2nd was disbanded due to heavy prior losses against the Draconis Combine, and did not participate at all, getting rebuilt only after the war was over.[5], [6]

War of 3039[edit]

During the War of 3039, the Second Crucis Lancers moved to Galatia III in preparation for combat against the Draconis Combine. Those plans were put on hold, and eventually canceled. After the war, the Second returned to their garrison post on Tikonov.[7]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The second spent the time during the Clan Invasion on operating behind the lines, raiding and harassing Clan Jade Falcon rear territory.[5], [6]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

The Second Crucis Lancers didn't participate in Operation Guerrero.[citation needed]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

The Second Crucis Lancers didn't participate in Operation Bulldog.[8]

Civil War[edit]

At the start of the FedCom Civil War, the homeworld of the 2nd Crucis Lancers was Timbiqui. They moved to Cavanaugh II to deter Free Worlds League adventurism. On their way back to Timbiqui, they attacked Bolan. Expecting to face the 1st Bolan Jaegers, they were shocked when the Dixie CTM ambushed them. Two-thirds of the Lancers' Third 'Mech battalion was destroyed. The Lancers' First Battalion, supported by two conventional regiments, smashed into the CTM and inflicted heavy casualties. The Lancers were only stopped when the Bolan Jaegers reinforced the CTM. Once the Jaegers had engaged the Lancers, the Lancers' Second Battalion hit the Dixie CTM's opposite flank, throwing them into chaos. The Lancers destroyed about half of the CTM's strength. The Second Crucis Lancers took some losses of their own, however, and withdrew to Halfway when they realized they couldn't take Bolan.[9]

On Halfway the Second Crucis Lancers joined Victor Steiner-Davion. He quickly reassigned them to counter the Jade Falcon Incursion as part of Operation Audacity.[10] The two combat commands of the Second Crucis Lancers arrived on Chapultepec. There they sparred with the Jade Falcon's Omega Galaxy before leaving the world.[11] As part of Operation Audacity the Second Lancers hit Beta VII. There they destroyed the Jade Solahma Cluster.[12] The Second Crucis Lancers then relocated to Machida to rest and rebuild before returning to the Federated Suns.[13]

After returning to the Federated Suns, they were stationed on Pitkin.[14]

Jihad[edit]

After the destruction of the 3rd Crucis Lancers, the conventional assets of that unit were reassigned to the Second and Seventh Crucis Lancer RCTs.[15]

After receiving their new recruits, the Second Crucis Lancers broke into three LCT sized commands and garrisoned worlds on the Federated Suns-Draconis Combine and Federated Suns-Outworlds Alliance borders. These commands are headquartered on Pitkin and Delos IV.[16]

In 3085 the Second Crucis Lancers had lost a 'Mech battalion. The unit makes up for this by using an expanded conventional force. Effectively it's two Light Combat Teams in one unit. It has placed half its force on Tancredi IV, and the other half is free to perform raids against pirates and conduct other patrols. The unit has a full regiment of battle armor, but only four regiments of conventional infantry.[17]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Second Crucis Lancers
Marshal Dino Riggs 3025[18]
Marshal Jackson Davion 3026 - 3032[19]
Hauptmann General Ane Sung 3050 - 3062[20][21][6].
General Julius Gramstad 3067[14]
Major General Lorenzo Rode 3085[22]

Tactics[edit]

Skilled in guerrilla warfare and orbital drops.[6]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[23]

- At this point in time the Second was a heavy-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Kestrel.[23]

2821[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[23]

- At this point in time the Second was a heavy-weight regiment operating at below half-strength and was stationed on Elbar.[23]

2830[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[24]

- At this point in time the Lancers were an assault-weight regiment and had rebuilt to just over two battalions in strength. The Lancers were stationed on Elbar.[24]

2864[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (Veteran/Fanatical)[24]

- At this point in time the Lancers were an assault-weight regiment stationed on Errai, and had been reduced to just over a quarter of full strength.[24]

3025[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers RCT (Regular/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Marshal Dino Riggs

3040[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers RCT (Regular/Reliable)[25]

3050-3054[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (Regular/Reliable)[20][21]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Anne Sung

3062[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: General Anne Sung

- A understrength regiment, with a dozen of Clan-based 'Mechs

Second Crucis Lancers Aerospace Brigade (2 Wings)[6]

  • Third Crucis Lancers Aero Wing
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Aero Wing

Second Crucis Lancers Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Major General Edward Cook
  • Aide: Leftenant Colonel J. G. Julion
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Armored Regiment - Colonel: Anna Ortiz-Sandoval
  • Sixth Crucis Lancers Armored Regiment - Colonel: La Grange Ingram
  • Second Crucis Lancers Artillery Battalion - Leftenant Colonel: Randy Palen

Second Crucis Lancers Infantry Brigade (4 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Major General Charity Jessman
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Don Schmidt
  • Third Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel Joelle La Mere
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel Lyons Freeman
  • Second Crucis Lancers Jump Infantry Regiment - Leftenant Colonel: Karl Lim

- The Second Jump includes two Companies of Cavalier Battle Armor

3067[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: General Julius Gramstad

Second Crucis Lancers Aerospace Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Leftenant General Alec Brody

Second Crucis Lancers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Major General Philippe Wu

Second Crucis Lancers Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Major General Lyons Freeman

3079[edit]

In 3079 the Second was understrength, reaching only two-thirds of its pre-Jihad strength. These losses were made up for by the inclusion of the survivors of the 3rd Crucis Lancers. Though the Princess-Regent promised to rebuild the Crucis Lancers as a whole, they realized that this would take a long time given the state of the Federated Suns. The Second reorganized itself as a trio of LCTs, which allow it to garrison several worlds.[16]

3085[edit]

Second Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[22]

  • CO: Major General Lorenzo Rode

Second Crucis Lancers Aerospace Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[22]

  • CO: Leftenant General Chance Andersson

Second Crucis Lancers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)[22]

  • CO: Leftenant General Krikor Wruck

Second Crucis Lancers Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[22]

  • CO: Leftenant General Machli Grossel

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  2. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised p. 58
  3. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 3052, p. 26
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 68, "2nd Crucis Lancers Unit Profile"
  7. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138
  8. not listed in The Dragon Roars, pp. 10-13
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 84
  10. Field Manual: Updates, p. 128, "2nd Crucis Lancers"
  11. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 114
  12. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 117
  13. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 185
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 141, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  15. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 46
  16. 16.0 16.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 11
  17. Field Manual: 3085, p. 59
  18. 18.0 18.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Valexa PDZ"
  19. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 33 "AFFC Profiles"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20 Year Update, p. 24, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Objective Raids, p. 22, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 'Second succession War, p. 94, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  25. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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