4th Kavalleri (Rasalhague Dominion)

Fourth Kavalleri
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname
Parent Formation Polar Galaxy
Formed 3072

Unit Description[edit]

The Fourth Kavalleri is Clan-Style military formation that is deployed by the Clan Ghost Bear in Rasalhague Dominion. Utilizing Combined-Arms, the unit specialized using fast hover craft and speedy 'Mechs.[1]

History[edit]

Reorganization[edit]

Originally the Fourth Kavalleri was an Inner Sphere BattleMech Regiment in service of the Free Rasalhague Republic.[2]

After the absorption of the Free Rasalhague Republic in 3070 by Ghost Bear Dominion, the regiment along with the rest KungsArme slowly transition into Clan Ghost Bear's Touman.[3] By 3072, the Regiment would be remade into a Clan second-line Cluster. While initially only the BattleMech units would be operated using Clan organization, the Cluster's attached armor and Aerospace support would remain unchanged.[4][5]

Former members of the KungsArme were ordered to undergo a Trial of Position to retain their "warrior" ranks in the new reorganization of the Fourth. However, the Trials did not work out for some veterans in other units in the KungsArme, those soldiers would be forced to stand down and take less active combat roles. Conspirators who felt they did not need to prove their combat worthiness would stage rebellion. Though tensions had risen, the Fourth did not participate in the "Rebellion" among the KungsArme.[6]

Second Combine-Dominion War[edit]

Meilen[edit]

The Fourth Kavalleri began actively being used during the Second Combine-Dominion War when they were chosen to strike in to the Draconis Combine to attack one of the Nova Cat's production facilities. Ghost Bear Khan Aletha Kabrinski would dispatch the unit to take Meilen. On their arrival September 17th, 3099, they would find the mercenaries who had been garrisoning the planet fleeing to their JumpShips. Seeing little resistance to their invasion, the Fourth would end up setting up garrisons in planetary capital of Lakeside and at the planet's spaceport as the public was fleeing the city from the Ghost Bears. After settling in, the small groups of the Kouki no Otakeni attack the Fourth's positions. These guerrilla tactics was meant as trap and means for the small mercenary unit hold out against the Fourth numbers and firepower. After weeks of raids, the mercenaries would end up conducting large scale attack with their entire force against the Fourth's garrison at the spaceport on the 30th. However, the Fourth's would prove to be too much for the Kouki no Otakeni and forced them to choose to surrender to the Cluster. Upon their surrender, the offices of the Kouki no Otakeni would be executed by the Fourth.[7]

Trondheim[edit]

In April, 3100 the Fourth would be called in to join the rest of Polar Galaxy as reinforcements to help repulse invasion of Trondheim. By the time of their arrival, the Draconis Combine's regiment and their WarShip were withdrawing from the system while three of the Galaxy's Pocket WarShips burned towards the planet.[8]

Idlewind[edit]

The cluster with the rest of the Polar Galaxy as part the Khan's next push into the Irece Prefecture. On November 18th, the Fourth's galaxy made planetfall on Idlewind taking the planetary capital Leeward Cove. The Combine's First Ghost having been mauled earlier in the war would fall back with the planet's militia forces. The Fourth and other Clusters would first see probing attacks days later by the Yakuza staffed regiment and its planetary militia counterparts. On December 2nd two companies from the First Ghost attacked the Fourth and its sister clusters drawing them away from the spaceport. Combine forces freed their DropShip crews to try escape the planet with their grounded transports. The plan ran into flaw, when Battle Armor assets of the galaxy were guarding their DropShips. The First Ghost escaped by stealing civilian DropShips which were not under guard by Ghost Bears. The Kavalleri and other assets finally destroyed the two companies of Combine BattleMechs remaining while the rest of their regiment would make good their escape from the planet.[9]

After Gray Monday[edit]

After the destruction of the HPG grid through the galaxy, the unit would remain on guard garrisoning coreward parts of the Dominion safeguarding its worlds from against neighboring Clans' intrusions.[10]

Officers[edit]

As of 3085, the commanding officer of the Fourth Kavalleri was Star Colonel Audun Jönsson.[11]

As of 3145, the commanding officer of the Fourth Kavalleri was Star Colonel Jørgen Foss[12]


Tactics[edit]

As with all Kavalleri Clusters, the Fourth's soldiers are trained in using misdirection and ambush tactics. This is due to the light weight of the Cluster's touman which focused on hovercraft type combat vehicles and fast-moving 'Mechs.[13]

Composition History[edit]

3076[edit]

  • Fourth Kavalleri (Cluster) [Veteran Skilled, Regular Loyalty]
Note: Stationed on Ueda, unit at 75% strength.[14]

3079[edit]

  • Fourth Kavalleri (Cluster) [Veteran Skilled, Regular Loyalty]
Note: Stationed on Rasalhague, unit at 80% strength, Omni Equipment Rating of 20%.[15]

3085[edit]

  • Fourth Kavalleri (Cluster) [Veteran Skilled, Regular Loyalty]
Note: Stationed on Dehgolan, unit at 85% strength, Omni Equipment Rating of 25% and has access to Second-Line equipment.[16]

3145[edit]

  • Fourth Kavalleri (Cluster) [Green Skilled, Regular Loyalty]
Note: Stationed on Radlje, unit at 85% strength, Omni Equipment Rating of 0% and has access to Second-Line equipment.[17]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: 3145, p. 164 Rasalhague Dominion/Polar Galaxy - Galaxy description gives notes that all Kavalleri units used similar hovercraft and 'Mech in their force make up.
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 100 Deployment as 1st August 3067 / KungsArme - Original 4th Kavalleri as a Regiment with supporting elements.
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 105 Respect and Pride & Comstar Out! - News feeds show the progressive change in Republic and accepting the invitation to join the Ghost Bear Dominion.
  4. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, pp. 101, 103, 113 - Unit dismantled and remade into Clan Cluster, process explained.
  5. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 105 - KUNGSARMÉ / Polar Galaxy - Newly reformed 4th Kavalleri on roster of Clan Galaxy as a Cluster.
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, pp. ,91-92, 105 - Rasalhague Rebellion and KUNGSARMÉ / Polar Galaxy - 4th Kavalleri MechWarriors do not participate in the rebellion against Clan reorganization, and unit is shown to still be in service by the end of 3076.
  7. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 31 The Dragon Strikes / Meilen - Wave 3 - The Fourth Kavalleri invasion of Meilen and their fight against the Kouki no Otakeni.
  8. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 35 The Battle of Trondheim / Wave 4 - "The Fourth Kavalleri Is part of Polar Galaxy's rescue expedition to repulse the invasion of Trondheim."
  9. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 38 Raging Bears/New Ground - Fourth Kavalleri's actions on Idlewind with Polar Galaxy against First Ghost.
  10. Field Manual: 3145, pp. 164 Rasalhague Dominion/Polar Galaxy.
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 128 Clan Military Forces/Ghost Bear Dominion - "Polar Galaxy's 4th Kavalleri commanding officer is listed.
  12. Field Manual: 3145, pp. 173 Clan Military Forces/Rasalhague Dominion - "Polar Galaxy's 4th Kavalleri commanding officer is listed for 3145.
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 164 Rasalhague Dominion/Polar Galaxy - Unit tactics used by the 4th Kavalleri, which entire Cluster uses as well.
  14. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 105 - KUNGSARMÉ / Polar Galaxy - Newly reformed 4th Kavalleri's status and commanding officer listed on the roster of Clan's Polar Galaxy.
  15. Field Report: Clans, p. 24 - KUNGSARMÉ / Polar Galaxy - Newly reformed 4th Kavalleri's status and commanding officer listed on the roster of Clan's Polar Galaxy.
  16. Field Manual: 3085, pp. 128,195 Clan Military Forces/Ghost Bear Dominion and Master Equipment Levels - "4th Kavalleri Status as of 3085, unit strength, tech levels and level of equipment. SL=Second Line Units, with no modifiers to advance equipment.
  17. Field Manual: 3145, p. 173 Clan Military Forces/Ghost Bear Dominion and Master Equipment Levels - "4th Kavalleri Status as of 3145, unit strength, tech levels and level of equipment. SL=Second Line Units, with no modifiers to advance equipment.

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