2nd Tikonov Lancers
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|Second Tikonov Lancers|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Nickname||Second "Winged" Lancers|
|Parent Formation||Tikonov Lancers|
As a part of the Tikonov Lancers brigade, the Second Tikonov Lancers can claim a line of direct descent from some of the first military units to be formed outside of the Terran Alliance. The Second Lancers served the Tikonov Grand Union and continued to serve after the Grand Union joined the newly-formed Capellan Confederation.
When the Capellan Confederation began producing BattleMechs the Second Lancers changed role; their sister regiment, the First Tikonov Lancers, became a shock assault unit, a bludgeoning mace that counter-assaulted every challenge to the Confederation's sovreignty, equipped with the most powerful 'Mechs that Earthwerks Incorporated could produce. The Second Lancers were equipped with BattleMechs in turn, but the 'Mechs of the Second were lightweight, jump-capable 'Mechs, and the Second became a swift rapier that complemented the heavier First Lancers.
It was during the Age of War that Franco Liao purged the noble trained bands that had been dominated by the families of the Tikonov Tetrarchs and sheng nobility, removing their influence from the various Tikonov Lancers regiments with varying degrees of success.
The Second Lancers were one of eight regiments within the Tikonov Lancers by 2765, at which point the Capellan Confederation was in the process of rapidly rebuilding its armed forces. No Capellan Confederation Armed Forces units outside the Tikonov Lancers could claim the five centuries of martial history and tradition that the various Lancer regiments enjoyed; in common with the other Lancers regiments, the Second was also more rigid in their doctrine and inflexible in character than the units of other CCAF brigades, a direct consequence of the huge emphasis played on maintaining continuity with the heritage and traditions of the Lancers.
Second Tikonov Lancers
- Field Report: Capellan Confederation 2765, p. 15, "Tikonov Lancers"