2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires

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2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Stygians
Parent Formation Free Worlds Legionnaires
Formed 3043

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Second Free Worlds Legionnaires was built in 3043. A large portion of the unit came from applicants who wanted to be a part of the Legionnaires after the impassioned defense of Suzano by the First Free Worlds Legionnaires, though the core of the unit came from veterans of the Defenders of Andurien. [1]

The unit's first deployment was to Al Jubaylah. There, they assisted in restoring order after a popular religious leader was assassinated. Though they only faced two regiments of infantry and a mercenary BattleMech company under the command of a rebel general, the Second acquitted itself well. Casualties were light, even after storming a pair of fortifications.[1]

After that campaign, they were rotated to Sadurni to assist in the defense of the Duchy of Andurien. They took on pirate hunting duties, which included destroying the band known as the Magnates. [1] They were still based on Sadurni as of 3050.[2]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

In 3072 the Second Legion redeployed to Atreus to fight the remains of the 2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere. Though they had received a great deal of upgrades and new equipment, the Knights eluded them for several years. Eventually, however, the 2nd and 8th Legion destroyed the few surviving Knights of the Inner Sphere. [3] Shortly thereafter, the 2nd and 8th Legions unleashed years of pent-up fury on the Word of Blake's 30th Division, destroying the unit completely on Atreus. [4]

After the fall of the Free Worlds League the Second Legion pledged to follow Thomas Halas to the Marik Commonwealth. They remain one of the small realm's most skilled military units. They took up station on Keystone.[5]

The Stygians spent most of the Jihad guarding Corinne Marik. After that they garrisoned Marik for several years, but their strength allowed the Army of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth commanders to redeploy the Stygians to New Olympia. There they garrisoned the world and took part in the clean-up of radioactive materials and the restoration of the capital city's power grid. This didn't take long, and the Second Legion is still in place in order to deter raids by the Principality of Regulus.[6]

Dark Age[edit]

After Clan Wolf's invasion of the Free Worlds League, many commands were heavily damaged. The survivors of these units joined the Second Free Worlds Legionnaires on New Olympia.[7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires
General Alicia Denichuk 3050 - 3067[2][8][1][9]
General William Childs 3085[10]

Notes[edit]

Tactics[edit]

The Stygians are best when they use their large artillery and engineering formations to wreak havoc on enemy fortifications.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3050[edit]

2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Sadurni. [2]

3054[edit]

2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: General Alicia Denichuk

3059[edit]

2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Annerie Sunnesson
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Robert "Tabby" Allenbury

- All three Battalions classified as heavy, and upgraded

2nd Legionnaires Aerospace Wing (Lacey's Angels) (1 Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

2nd Legionnaires Armor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander William Childe

2nd Legionnaires, Alpha Infantry Regiment (1 Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

2nd Legionnaires, Beta Infantry Regiment (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Troop Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Alois Kataya

- The Beta Regiment use conventional Mechanized units, equipped with tracked APCs

3067[edit]

2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires (Veteran/Fanatical)[9]

  • CO: General Alice Denichuk

2nd Legionnaires Aerospace (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Commodore Oliver Lacey

2nd Legionnaires Armor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Force Commander William Childs

2nd Alpha Infantry Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[9]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Kenn Parr

2nd Beta Infantry Regiment (Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Alois Kataya

3079[edit]

The Second Legion was reduced to two battalions during the Jihad.[5]

3085[edit]

2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires (Veteran/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: General William Childs

2nd Legionnaires Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Commodore Rudolf Gervas)

2nd Legionnaires Armor (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Force Commander Hinrich Dion

2nd Alpha Infantry Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Uzzi Octavio

2nd Beta Infantry Regiment (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Ville David

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 37, "2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 20 Year Update, p. 56, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  3. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, pp. 6-7, 13
  4. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, p. 14
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 8
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 81
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 18
  8. 8.0 8.1 Objective Raids, p. 37, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"

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