2nd Confederation Reserve Cavalry

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Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname "Second Sight"
Parent Formation Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Formed unknown
Disbanded 3068[1]



When the Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry formed is not precisely known, as the earliest reference to its existence came in 3025 when it was mentioned as being stationed in defense of the planet Palos.[2] It was one of the two Reserve Cavalry regiments to survive the Fourth Succession War.[3]

It can be assumed that the unit spent most of the war in defensive rotation among several worlds as did their sister units.[3]

They did fight in defense of Palos in the Sixth Wave[4] and then saw action during the Xin Sheng Campaign and the Jihad.

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In the Sixth Wave of the Fourth Succession War the Gamma and Delta Regiments of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers made a difficult landing on Palos and were ambushed at the approaches of the capital Xer by the Second.[4]. The next day the Rangers advanced on the city and met a combined force of infantry, tanks, and 'Mechs at battalion strength from the Second Reserve. The defenders overextended themselves and, when they refused to surrender, were destroyed. This defeat forced the rest of the Second Reserve from the planet.[4]

The other two battalions survived the war and spent the next twenty years on the Confederation-Compact border launching occasional raids.[5].

Xin Sheng Campaign[edit]

During the Capellan-St. Ives War 3060 to 3063 the unit recaptured Ambergrist in conjunction with the Hustaing Warriors. They had several other operations in the war before taking garrison duty on Denbar.[5]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War the Second Reserve first rotated to Purvo and then after that to their home world of Necromo in anticipation of action spilling over the border. On at least two occasions the Second Reserve prepared for an assault, alerted by troop movements in Commonwealth space, but neither incident resulted in conflict.[6]

The Jihad[edit]

In early 3067 the Feng Huang-class cruiser Ilsa Hyung was nearly destroyed by sabotage. As a result, the Second Reserve requested a year on Necromo to see the Ilsa Hyung through her second attempt at launch.[6] The Second was still on Necromo when the planet was attacked by the Word of Blake in November 3068; the Second fought to the last man against the Blakist-employed mercenary unit Khorsakov's Kossacks, but was unable to prevent the shipyards being destroyed.[1]


As of 3050 the unit was commanded by Colonel Daniel Lovitt.[7]

As of 3054 the commanding officer was Colonel Katherine Schmidt.[8]

As of 3063 to 3067 the commanding officer was Sang-shao Mai Tee Phyn.[5][9]


Recently the 2nd Reserve has taken a more flippant attitude to combat possibly because of their actions with the notoriously undisciplined Hustaing Warriors.[5]

The unit was plagued for many years by equipment failures to communication and targeting systems and has trained extensively without such gear. This training gives the unit excellent gunnery skills even when fighting with limited visibility.[5]

Composition History[edit]


Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]


Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Daniel Lovitt


Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Katherine Schmidt


Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Capella's Bright Edge) (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[5][9]

  • CO: Sang-shao Mai Tee Phyn
  • 1st Battalion: Zhong-shao Ichobod Vale
  • 2nd Battalion: Zhong-shao Cameron Davidson
  • 3rd Battalion: Zhong-shao Kray Haveld

Capellan Navy 9-11 (Two Flights/Regular/Reliable)[5][9]

Forty-fifth Armored Cavalry (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[5][9]

  • Armor Commander: Zhong-shao Carl Nardan

- Only Tracked Vehicles, with long-range weapons and heavy armor

Purvo Seventh District Home Guard (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[5][9]

  • Infantry Commander (3063): Sao-shao Lawry Jung
  • Infantry Commander (3067): Sao-shao Brittney James

- Includes 1 Squad of Battle Armor attached to unit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: CCAF, p. 11, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry"
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p.105, "Regiment Deployment Table - 3025"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 69, "2nd Confederation Reserve Cavalry Unit Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p.53 – Palos
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 70, 2nd Confederation Reserve Cavalry: Second Site
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Update, p. 22, "2nd Confederation Reserve Cavalry"
  7. 7.0 7.1 20 Year Update, p. 62, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3050"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Objective Raids, p. 41, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3054"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 32, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3067"