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|Unit Profile (as of 3068)|
- 1 Unit Description
- 2 History
- 3 Also See
- 4 Officers
- 5 Tactics
- 6 Composition History
- 7 Notes
- 8 Rules
- 9 References
- 10 Bibliography
The First Tyr Regiment was originally formed as the first BattleMech regiment of what would become the Free Rasalhague Republic. Originally, the unit was considered to be a resistance unit. It would later become a Combined-arms Regiment in the 3050s and 3060s, prior to the Republic's absorption by the Ghost Bear Dominion. Throughout its history, it was rated an Elite-skilled unit.
During 3027,The Lyran Commonwealth had secretly formed the 1st Tyr BattleMech Regiment. This unit consisted of Assault 'Mechs manned by Rasalhagian exiles and refugees. The LCAF first deployed this regiment during the Fourth Succession War, where they were able to secretly capture Kirchbach. This victory encouraged civil disobedience among the Rasalhague natives, helping to incite revolts and free worlds from the rule of the Draconis Combine.
In 3029, Lyran leaders invited the leaders of the Rasalhague independence movement known as the Tyr to Tamar. The leaders that came were impressed and agreed to work with the Lyran government. The unit participated in last days of the war conducting strikes and guerrilla warfare in support of the Lyran offensive. The unit then went into hiding after the war, while marshaling political support to secure Rasalhague independence.
The Ronin Wars
After independence was achieved in 3034, rogue Draconis Combine military units which were stationed in the former Rasalhague Military District began to attack the Republic. These forces were declared ronin by Coordinator Takashi Kurita. The 1st Tyr had recently been reactivated prior to the beginning of hostilities as a garrison unit for the planet of Rasalhague.
On March 14th, the 1st Tyr's infantry assets arrived at former Rasalhaguian Warlord Marcus Kurita's palatial estate to arrest him at dawn. However, they were ambushed by Armor assets of the 8th Rasalhague Regulars as they were trying to transfer Marcus Kurita to the ISF authorities. The ISF personnel had called on the Regulars' fellow garrison unit, the 12th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre help stop the now rogue Combine unit. Unfortunately, the Cadre was involved with the rogue Kurita noble and attacked the parade staging/review area. Their brief exchange of shooting would result in them hitting a fuel truck, which resulted in the killing of seven civilians. This would devastate the grandstand that was to be used to announce the formation of the Free Rasalhague Republic
The 1st Tyr's BattleMechs arrived on scene and shattered the 12th Sun Zhang. They then proceeded to the spaceport after the 8th Rasalhague had successfully rescued their leader, Marcus Kurita. The two rogue Combine units were caught by surprise at the 1st Tyr's fury over the death of Rasalhaguian citizens,but both units put up stiff resistance as they withdrew. The remains of both the 12th Sun Zhang and 8th Regulars managed reach waiting DropShips. The 1st Tyr then secured the spaceport and one of Marcus's malfunctioning DropShips, which forced some rogue elements to flee into the wild.
The 1st Tyr's units had been pulled back to reinforce the defenses of the capital city. Survivors of the ronin units that had been garrisoned on Rasalhague split up into three guerrilla groups. The First group headed towards the Hakkøn Mining complex and attempted to hijack a Mule class Dropship, to make their way to the planet of Predlitz where other ronin forces were gathering. The second guerrilla group, consisting of a mix of two companies of Infantry and BattleMechs managed to travel to the heavy forests of Skand and succeeded in staying out of sight of the 1st Tyr.
In May, a small third guerrilla group, lead by the 8th Rasalhague Regular's executive officer Chu-sa Harry Volre, attempted to attack the capital. His force consisted of his command lance of 'Mechs and a company of vehicles tried to slip through an old industrial complex. However, they were spotted by city police, which allowed a company of Heavy BattleMechs to surround the ronin troops. In the fire fight, Chu-sa Volre was killed in the cockpit of his Charger. This led to the surrender of the remaining ronin troops to the 1st Tyr. The first guerrilla group was spotted by satellite, while marching at night across the desert. When they reached Hakkøn Mining, they found a company of 1st Tyr's elite BattleMechs awaiting them. The unit surrendered to them, with some members committing seppuku and the remainder being sent to Luthien for trial and execution. The last of the ronin forces were located in July within the Forest of Skand. After deserters from the forest guerrillas were captured and made to reveal their former comrades location. The Combine troops and Republic forces were then able to fire bomb the location, eliminating the last remaining "Ronin" fighting force on Rasalhague.
This freed up the 1st Tyr to help eliminate the other rebel forces that had managed to head to Predlitz.
The 1st Tyr arrived on Predlitz in early June, attempting to engage the ronin forces holding the planet. However, due to its regiment being made up with strictly Heavy and Assault class BattleMechs, the unit were not able to corner the lighter ronin machines of the 8th Rasalhague and 12th Sun Zhang. After three weeks of trying to engage the enemy, the 2nd Sword of Light arrived to assist the Republic regiment. The 2nd Sword contacted the 1st Tyr after assaulting Predlitz's moon, Krakau, destroying the ronin militia base there. Then 2nd Sword, in concert with 1st Tyr, conducted combat drop on to of the Kalitz spaceport, where ronin forces put up a stiff resistance. The Combine's DropShip, Osaka, was damaged in the fighting. It was then that General Månsdottir, commanding 1st Tyr, pulled both units from the fighting, in order to better preserve both regiments for a better opportunity to finish off the renegade ronin forces.
In early August, the 2nd Sword managed slip elements of its own force into the two ronin regiment's rear operating areas. This caused the two units move, precisely, into a waiting 1st Tyr hiding in ambush. Artillery fire launched at General Månsdottir's command drove the ronin forces into guns of the regiment's BattleMechs. During the fighting, Bravo Company of the Tyr's 2nd Battalion was noted for taking out two companies of ronin 'Mechs. The action finalized the destruction of most of the 12th Sun Zhang units on planet, with only a lance's worth of forces slipping away. Three weeks of salvage work resulted in the discovery of the missing ronin MechWarriors, which included the 8th Rasalhague's commander, Sho-sho Sven Johannsen. It was learned that survivors had slipped away to a hidden DropShip and made their way to join survivors of the 8th on Predlitz's moon. Republic forces in the form of the newly formed 2nd Drakøns arrived to relieve the 1st Tyr. General Månsdottir had them redirected to Krakau where they finished off the remains of the 8th Rasalhague.
Elements of the unit were also split off to help elsewhere.
Elements of the 1st Tyr were dispatched to assist the fighting on Gunzburg in September. During the final stages of the battle on the planet, the Tyr's executive officer, Tor Miraborg, was ambushed by the remains of the ronin armor unit known as the 211th Mechanized Assault regiment. Miraborg, General Månsdottir's best friend, was badly injured in the ambush that took down his lance. The 1st Tyr's attached mercenary force, Dragon's Breath, used a clause of their contract to get out of the fighting due to heavy damage.
In October, the 1st Tyr arrived on planet. The 1st Kavalleri had been fighting for months with elements of ronin from the 603rd Tank & 49th Mechanized Tank regiments. Having destroyed the 49th Mechanized and both units transportation assets in initial raid in August. However, the Republic tank regiment had been outflanked the 603rd's maneuvering which lead them into city. Troubles with the mercenary unit Vincent's Vigilantes, allowed the ronin forces to prolong the battle for the planet. The Tyr managed hunt down the renegade tank unit and mop up the remaining fighting on the planet.
Deactivation & Rebirth
After the war's conclusion, the 1st Tyr was decommissioned and its members were promoted to other positions in the military and had also taken positions in Republic's government.
Decades later, the Clan Invasion wrought havoc in the barely 20 year old Republic, resulting in the Republic being reduced to a single province of only seven worlds. Former commander and current Elected Prince-Regent, Christian Månsdottir, reinstated the 1st Tyr as a symbol of rebirth in the wake of the invasion by the clans.
This unit, unlike its first incarnation as a 'Mech regiment, the new 1st Tyr reformed as a smaller battalion consisting of assault BattleMechs., with three supporting formation making up the rest of the size. The unit became a symbol of strength for the Republic. The 1st Tyr's command lance has been fitted out with four captured Clan OmniMechs help bolster the unit's image of strength. The unit by 3062, had conducted several raids into Clan space, to show its abilities.
By the late 3060s, the unit had expanded to two battalions of Assault 'Mechs, with only the limitation of keeping the unit's elite status preventing it from becoming a full regiment. The unit's supporting forces, were also bolstered . While stationed near the Janesek Industries plant on Orestes, the Tyr's aerospace assets were expanded to a full wing of fighters which included the new Huscarl OmniFighter. The infantry regiment received Inner Sphere Standard (Battle Armor) suits from the Lyran Alliance,The infantry also serve double duty acting as the Elected Prince's body guards.
Jihad and Destruction
In November 3068, Word of Blake forces raided Orestes. The 1st Tyr was caught by surprise and suffered heavy damage along with its fellow garrison unit, ComStar's 104th Division.  Reports the unit was destroyed by bombardment by the raiding force's WarShip.
After the 1st Tyr's destruction, Clan Ghost Bear had absorbed the remaining unoccupied worlds of the Free Rasalhague Republic. As part of a campaign to help native Rasalhagians to feel comfortable with their new Ghost Bear protectors. Newly instituted Clusters were created with old KungsArme names, including the 1st Tyr.
After the unit's reactivation in mid 3050s, the unit been trained in defensive tactics against faster opponents. By learning how get into the enemy's flank and rear, this allows the units assault 'mechs to effectively bring their firepower to bear against enemy attempts to outflank them.
- 1 BattleMech Regiment) - CO: General Christian Månsdottir
- Unit was noted for its being fitted out with Lyran Heavy and Assault Class BattleMechs.
1st Tyr (1 Assault BattleMech Battalion)
- CO: Överste-Lojtnant Hanssen Månsdottir
1st Orestes Lancers (Aerospace Wing
- CO: Major Susan Plante
- CO: Kapten Patrick Jops
2nd Orestes Motorized Infantry (Battalion Motorized Infantry)
- CO: Major Chris Kotis
After the Free Rasalhague Republic was absorbed by Clan Ghost Bear in 3068, the KungsArmé was integrated into the Bear's touman of troops. A new formation, the 1st Tyr Assault Cluster was raised among new galaxies formed with the KungsArmé integration.
When controlling player assigns 'Mechs for the 1st Tyr, special rules express to strictly roll on the Assault 'Mech table in Random 'Mech and Vehicle Assignment Table. This to reflect it being still an all-Assault BattleMech force.
- Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 74 - "1st Tyr unit" - First version of Tyr forms as resistance unit in House Steiner seven years before the formation of the Republic.
- Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 74 - "1st Tyr early history".
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 104 - "Rasalhague" - First actions of the Ronin War for 1st Tyr.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 107 - "Rasalhague" - 1st Tyr fighting guerrilla forces on Rasalhague.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 110 - "Rasalhague" - 1st Tyr with help combine forces manage eliminate on-world ronins.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 111 - "Predlitz" - 1st Tyr arrives in long chase with ronin troops on planet.
- 20 Year Update, p. 49 - "Performance" - Notation of 1st Tyr's small unit action during Ronin War.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 115 - "Predlitz" - 1st Tyr and 2nd Sword finish off majority of ronin forces in Predlitz system and head to Radstadt.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 97 - "211st Mechanized Assault command takes down Tor Miraborg in ambush and is not helped by 1st Tyr's mercenary support".
- Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 117-118 - "Situation on Radstadt and 1st Tyr resolving it".
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 142 - "Force Specific rules - unit still has only assault 'Mechs in its ranks".
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 78 - "1st Tyr profile" - Rebirth and its new setup.
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 93 - "1st Tyr's status in 3067".
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 11 - "Timeline of the Jihad" - Republic's 1st Tyr and 104th ComGuard Division are ravaged by WoB Raiders.
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 16, 18 - "Blake's Judgement" - Blakist propaganda gloats over its destruction of the First Tyr and its main target, ComStar.
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 59 - "The Raging Bear" - Orestes's bombardment mentioned in recap.
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 59 - "Raging Bears" - 1st Tyr Assault Cluster is mentioned being activated by the Ghost Bears.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 96 - "Christian Månsdottir profile" - names him commanding officer during Ronin Wars.
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 74 - "1st Tyr commanding officer named as Christian Månsdottir's son".
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 78 - "Tactics".
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 59 - "Raging Bear" - newly formed. Not same unit as the original.
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 142 - "Force Specific rules" - 1st Tyr special ability to reflect it being still a all-assault 'Mech unit, that only assault 'Mechs should be rolled up for it.