2nd Regiment (12th Star Guards)

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Insignia of the 2nd regiment - 12th Star Guards
Ohell's Heavies
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
CO Colonel Franklin Pierce-Marinetti
Disbanded 3050
JumpShips Yes
DropShips Yes
10th Heavy Assault Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname n/a
Parent Formation XXXI Corps
Formed unknown

History[edit]

Star League era[edit]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XXXI Corps, Thirteenth Army, to District 3 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[1]

The Tenth provided support to the Jump Infantry Divisions of the XXXI Corps.[2] The Tenth was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[1]

Mercenary Service[edit]

After collapse of the Star League the regiment made the decision to turn mercenary, forming one of the original regiments of the 12th Star Guards[3]

The Second along with the 11th and 17th Recon Battalions of the Eridani Light Horse led ten other regiments in the effort to take back Loric on behalf of House Steiner in 2978. After four months fighting the Marik defenders retreated from the planet.[4]

In 3025 the First was under contract to the Lyran Commonwealth and stationed on Ellison IV.[5]

In March 3050 the Second was station on Toland when Clan Jade Falcon invaded. The Second had taken a defensive position in the Judea Jungle along side the Toland Defense Force, however assaults from the Ninth Talon Cluster and the Turkina Keshik forced them to retreat out of cover across the exposed Cantor Climb. Here they were strafed by Falcon aerospace assets and harried all the way back to Toland City. Less than a company of troops reached the defenses there and the majority were killed in the final Falcon attack.[6]

A handful of survivors including Colonel Franklin Pierce-Marinetti made it off planet and escaped to Wotan to join the remnant of their sister unit, the First Regiment. The Falcon's hit the planet in June 3050 and the Guards attempted to fight them off along side the Wotan TMM. Colonel Pierce-Marinetti co-ordinated a series of small unit actions until he was killed in an airstrike after which the defenders were easily defeated.[7]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the commander was Colonel Robert Ohell.[5] The last commander in 3050 was Colonel Franklin Pierce-Marinetti.[6][8]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

2764[edit]

Tenth Heavy Assault Regiment

3025[edit]

Second Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

Contract: LCAF

3040-50[edit]

Second Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)

Contract: AFFC [9][8]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 146, "Thirteenth"
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 164
  3. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) p.75 (PDF version)
  4. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) p.74
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)" p.117
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 37
  7. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 39
  8. 8.0 8.1 20 Year Update, p. 25
  9. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 141

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