2nd Raventhir Cuirassiers

2nd Raventhir Cuirassiers.jpg
2nd Raventhir Cuirassiers
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Warrior Diplomats
Parent Formation Raventhir Cuirassiers
Formed 3059

History[edit]

The Second Raventhir Cuirassiers were formed to provide an "ambassadorial" unit to the Capellan Confederation. The Second was officially named as a sister unit to the 7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry. Though the members of this unit realize that their creation was purely political, they take their duties as ambassadors seriously and would never shame the Magistracy.[1]

Unfortunately as one of the newest MAF commands they are constantly being raided by other units to plug gaps in their tables of organization. Just as a soldier gains enough experience to make a difference to the Cuirassiers, she's transferred to another unit. This has made forming any tactical specialties impossible and keeps the unit's experience level low. In fact many in the MAF regard the Second as an oversized militia defense battalion.[1]

Though officially stationed on Ballad II and Crawford's Delight,[2] the Second Raventhir Cuirassiers spent most of the late 3067 hunting pirates on those worlds and in the surrounding systems. The pirates raided these worlds often, frequently coming to blows with the Cuirassiers. The Second Cuirassiers were able to capture several pirate 'Mechs; but in each case the pilot killed him or herself before they could be interrogated.[3]

In 3079 the Second Cuirassiers were stationed on Bass and Gallis.[4]

During the Jihad the Second Cuirassiers were not part of the forces that liberated the Magistracy from the Word of Blake. Their Succession Wars era equipment would not have been a match for the Blakists, so the MAF assigned them to anti-pirate operations near Astrokaszy. The Second was then reassigned to the Magistracy's border with the Fronc Reaches. More pirates and raiders than ever have started to come out of the Reaches area,[5] and so the Second split up into battalion sized units to garrison Kossandra's Memory and Novo Tressida.[6]

For most of the early 32nd century the Second Cuirassiers were stationed on Dunianshire, Luxen, and Dainmar Majoris. There they fought off frequent raids by pirate forces. Their presence on Dunianshire was vital in protecting the production facilities on that world, particularly after Magistracy Mining and Metals opened a plant on the world.[7]

Officers[edit]

As of 3064 to 3067 the commanding officer was Colonel Geir Hedman, he was also the unit's commander after the Jihad in 3085.[1][2][6]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Bennie Walsh.[8]

Tactics[edit]

The Cuirassiers are unable to develop a unique fighting style because the personnel exchange is too large.

Composition History[edit]

3064[edit]

Second Raventhir Cuirassiers (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Geir Hedman
  • 2nd Battalion: Major Joseph Effinger
  • 3rd Battalion: Major Winston Bush

Second Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Major Paul Cruvela

2nd Raventhir Infantry Guard (2 Battalions/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Infantry Commander: Colonel Craig Hill

3067[edit]

Second Raventhir Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Geir Hedman

Second Raventhir Armor Guard (Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Major Paul Cuvala

Second Raventhier Infantry Guard (Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Craig Hill

3079[edit]

Immediately after the Jihad the Second Cuirassiers were at 85% of their nominal strength.[4]

3085[edit]

Second Raventhir Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Geir Hedman

Second Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Major Imre Proulx

Second Raventhir Infantry Guard (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Italus Finley

3145[edit]

Second Raventhir Cuirassiers (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Bennie Walsh

Second Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Elite/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Don Brooks

Second Raventhir Infantry Guard (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Betty Knight

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 43, "2nd Raventhir Cuirassiers Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 201, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Table"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 191, "2nd Raventhir Cuirassiers"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 10
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 140
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 150, "MAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  7. Field Manual: 3145, p. 193
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "Raventhir Cuirassiers"

Bibliography[edit]