3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs

3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Nickname
Parent Formation Chesterton Reserves
Formed 2890 (approximate)

The 3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs was formed around 2890 along with their two companion regiments from old soldiers of various Chesterton worlds then under the control of the Federated Suns. [1] Unlike their two sister units the 3rd Voltigeurs had a distinguished service record until they were defeated on Tikonov during Operation Riposte.[2]

History[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

In 2832 and 2833 the unit defended Tikonov against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns and handed successive defeats to the Deneb Light Cavalry despite supply problems.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 2987 the Voltigeurs lost their entire command staff defending Tikonov from Davion attack. The unit remained on Tikonov for the duration of the conflict and saw no action.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Defense of Tikonov[edit]

During the Second Wave on the Capellan Front the 3rd Chesterton defended the city of Tselinagra on Tikonov against the 5th Crucis Lancers but failed to hold despite numerical superiority. [2]

Attack of New Aragon[edit]

The 3rd Voltigeurs landed on New Aragon during Operation Riposte with the objective of taking a supply depot at Grahamsville. The city was secured by a newly constructed defense wall, a river swollen by summer melt off, and the New Avalon Crucis March Militia. The Capellan force lost units to the surging river as they forded it but fought well until their commanding officer was badly wounded. The green militia forces in outdated equipment then routed the Voltigeurs at the wall and captured them after a short pursuit. [1]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025 the commanding officer was Colonel Maxwell Smyth Leng.[1]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs (3 Battalions)(Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Maxwell Smyth Leng
  • 1st Battalion – CO: Major Tristam Bree
  • 2nd Battalion – CO: Major Vincent McCormack
  • 3rd Battalion – CO: Major Judy Chin

Unit Emblem[edit]

A leopard grappling with an eagle on a red field.[1]

Notes[edit]

The 2nd Voltigeurs was primarily a ‘Mech unit consisting of mostly Commando and Vindicator BattleMechs. [1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 House Liao – The Capellan Confederation, p. 83, "History"
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS 4th Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 30, "Other Actions on Tikonov"

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