2nd Dieron Regulars

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2nd Dieron Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Pride of Shionoha
Parent Formation Dieron Regulars
Formed unknown

The Second Dieron Regulars are one of the more skilled units of the DCMS Dieron Regulars.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Second Dieron Regulars can claim a heritage that goes back to the Alliance of Galedon and an equally ancient proto-state: the Dieron Federation. One of many twenty-fourth century proto-states in the region of space that in later centuries became known as the Draconis Combine, the Dieron Federation was persuaded to become a part of the Alliance of Galedon in 2310 by Shiro Kurita. As a part of the Alliance, the worlds of the Dieron Federation were required to provide a tithe of people from their population to New Samarkand for military training and indoctrination, with the first draft consisting of some three thousand men and women.[1]

The Alliance's control over the Dieron Federation fluctuated in the early years, as many became aware that they had been duped by Shiro Kurita, and Shiro was required to put down rebellions on a number of worlds, something that he was quite willing to do, invading those systems that attempted to secede and executing their planetary leaders. Dieron broke free in 2316 when the newly-appointed Director-General of the Terran Hegemony began expanding Terran influence once more; enticed by the combination of gentle diplomacy and implicit military threat, Dieron joined the Hegemony, a foe that Shiro was unable to oppose through military strength at the time. Undaunted, Shiro laid the groundwork for reclaiming Dieron by keeping the services of the brigade of Dieron natives who remained steadfastly loyal to House Kurita in his armed forces and retaining the name of the Dieron Regulars as part of the implicit promise that Dieron would once again be a part of the Kuritan state.[1]

Active during the Star League era, five regiments of Dieron Regulars - including the Second - occupied a priviledged place within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery. Portrayed in the Combine media as "exiles waiting for the change to go home", the Dieron Regulars spent their time divided between postings in the Benjamin Military District, moving back and forth between worlds in the interior of the District and worlds on the border with the Hegemony. Recruitment into the Dieron Regulars was weighted, with first priority given to Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy or Dieron Warriors' Academy graduates descended from members of the original Dieron draft, second priority to other personnel who could claim a lineage back to that same draft, Second priority to those recruited from worlds close to Dieron and finally those recruited from other worlds within the Benjamin Military District. As of 2765 all of the 'Mech regimental commanders within the Dieron Regulars were both Sun Zhang graduates and descendents of the Dieron draft. As with the other Dieron Regiments, the Second Dieron Regulars was the centrepiece of a brigade consisting of a 'Mech regiment, three medium armor regiments, three infantry regiments and up to four independent artillery regiments.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Just prior to the war the unit was stationed on Shimonita.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The unit battle on an unknown planet against the Federated Commonwealth forces and used every opportunity to gain victory.[citation needed]

War of 3039[edit]

Reinforced Vega in the War of 3039. They joined the 2nd Legion of Vega and the 14th Legion of Vega and fought Snord's Irregulars, the 3rd Davion Guards, and the 1st Grave Walkers. The Second and the two Legion of Vega units were able to drive the Federated Commonwealth forces out of the system.[2] They then returned to their garrison on Cebalrai.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The unit acted as training cadre for other regiments during Operation REVIVAL. They were stationed on Cebalrai in 3050.[4] The commander of the Second petitioned for permission to raid the LexaTech LAM factory on Irece. The Kanrei refused the request because the plant had been destroyed.[5]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

During the Operation the planet Jeanette was liberated through a task force which includes the Second Dieron Regulars, First Amphigean Light Assault Group, First Aragon Borderers, Warrior House Daidachi and the Crater Cobras. The defending Nova Cat Lancers gave the ownership of the planet back to the DCMS after a trial of possession, which they lost. The Second also helped liberate Albiero.[citation needed]

Xin Sheng Campaign[edit]

The Second Dieron Regulars were part of the SLDF peacekeeping force deployed to the St. Ives Compact. They landed on Vesthallas and ordered the defenders to disarm. Aliesha's Mounted Fusiliers and the militia unit refused, and the Second engaged the defending units. They pushed the Fusiliers off of Vesthallas.[6]

Dominion War[edit]

They guarded the border against possible invasions.[citation needed]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

The command acted as a reserve unit if the war goes on.[citation needed]

Jihad[edit]

In 3077 the Second Dieron Regulars was one of two units to fight alongside Clan Ghost Bear forces on Dieron. Their air wing, the Dragon-kin, was decimated on the way to the planet but the ground units landed with few casualties. That changed when the Second Dieron encountered the Word of Blake's Nineteenth Division. The Nineteenth used a Luthien Armor Works facility as their headquarters, and the Second Dieron took serious losses breaching the facility's defenses. The Blakists had the last word however, killing most of the Second Dieron Regulars command structure when they detonated several nuclear warheads and destroyed the LAW facility.[7]

Later they joined Operation SCOUR as a part of the Draconis Combine front task force[8], saw some combat on Styx in 3077[9] and participated in the assault on Cairo.[10] During the combat drop, Blakist surface-to-air fire destroyed about half the unit. After the Jihad ended, they returned to Dieron.[11]

With the formation of The Republic of the Sphere the Dieron Military District was eliminated. The Second Dieron Regulars were reassigned to the New Samarkand Military District and renamed the Second New Samarkand Regulars.[12]

Dark Age Era[edit]

Reformed with the Dieron Military District was officially reborn in 3135, Hopes are high that this new regiment will live up to the famous version of the Second lost in the Jihad era. [13]


Officers[edit]

During the Star League era the Dieron Regulars battalions were frequently guests of the various planetary governors of worlds close to the border between the Hegemony and the Combine, and all of the senior staff were thoroughly trained in both diplomacy and protocol.[1]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Tai-sa Harold Ryan.[16]

Tactics[edit]

During the Star League era the Second was considered to be a well-trained military force, but the Second's command staff had a tendency to waste their infantry and armor forces on feints or security missions.[1]

By the end of the Third Succession War the Second had specialized in mountain combat, utilizing Light BattleMechs.[17]


Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • BattleMech regiment
  • Three medium armour regiments
  • Three infantry regiments
  • Up to four independent artillery regiments

2786[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[18]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Shimonita.[18]

2821[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[18]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment and had been reduced to just less than half-strength. The Second was stationed on Ko.[18]

3025[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/ Questionable)[14]

  • CO: General Friedrich Von Galberston
Note:The command contains 3 light battalions.[17]

3040[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[19]

3050[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jerome Tishilar

3054[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[20]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jerome Tishilar

3059[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[21]

  • Second Battalion: Chu-sa Tammy Owens
  • Third Battalion: Chu-sa Franklin Smythe
Note:Approximately 60 percent of the Mechs are upgraded. [22]

Dragon-kin (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[21]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Omiato Yoshigi

Second Dieron Regulars Armor (2 Battalions/Veteran/Questionable)[21]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Brad Davis
Note: The unit contains mainly medium weight machines.

35th Shionoha Honor Guard (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[21]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Caleb Olafsson
Note: The command includes, 36 artillery pieces, 6 Squads of infantry skilled in laying minefields and many scouts.

3067[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)

Note: Clantechnology: 50 percent | Advanced IS technology: 35 percent | Omnis: 45 percent [15]

Dragon-kin (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Omiato Yoshigi
Note: Clantechnology: 15 percent | Advanced IS technology: 30 percent | Omnis: 10 percent

Second Dieron Regulars Armor (2 Battalions/Veteran/Questionable)[15]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Brad Davis
Note: Clantechnology: 5 percent | Advanced IS technology: 15 percent

Thirty-fifth Shionoha Honor Guard (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Caleb Olafsson

3079[edit]

Reduced to 40% of their 3059 strength.[11]

3145[edit]

Second Dieron Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Harold Ryan

Dieron Raptors (Regular/Reliable)[16]

Dragon’s Scales (Veteran/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Mina Kobayashi

Atacama Marauders (Regular/Fanatical)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kevin Brock

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 11, "Dieron Regulars"
  2. Historical: War of 3039, p. 77
  3. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 20 Year Update, p. 40
  5. Invading Clans, p. 144
  6. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 108
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 9, "2nd Dieron Regulars"
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 30, "Official Update"
  9. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 32
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 96
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 9
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. 41
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 53, "Second Dieron Regulars"
  14. 14.0 14.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Mech Unit Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: Updates p.118
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 64, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.144
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  19. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  20. Objective Raids, p.28
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 49, "Unit Profile"
  22. Field Manual: Draconis Combine ,p. 14

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