4th Oriente Hussars

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4th Oriente Hussars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname Voice in the Dark
Parent Formation Oriente Hussars
Formed

History[edit]

The founding date of the Fourth Oriente Hussars is unknown but the unit was in existence by 2765, [1] and served during the First and Second Succession Wars.[2] [3]

Anton's Revolt[edit]

A Loyalist unit, the Fourth remained on Atreus throughout Anton's Revolt.[4]

Andurien Secession and the 3040s[edit]

The Fourth attacked Lopez along with the First Free Worlds Guards and the Thirtieth Marik Militia in 3038, where they wore down the heavier 6th Defenders of Andurien with raids, prompting the rebel unit to surrender in October of that year when combined losses made further effective resistance impossible. The effort also cost the Fourth much of its strength, and they spent the rest of the war guarding a supply base on Deschenes.[5]

By the late 3040s the Hussars were back at full strength and had gained renown for both repelling raids upon Conquista by the Capellan-employed Tooth of Ymir mercenaries and then counter-raiding Sigma Mare. Thomas Marik, wishing to simultaneously reward the popular unit and transfer its politically unreliable members out of seditious Andurien, redeployed the regiment to a prestige post on Atreus where he could prevent the Hussars' commander from instigating any anti-Federal activity.[5]

Operation Guerrero and after[edit]

The unit secured Wasat in conjunction with the Thirteenth Marik Militia, Second Sirian Lancers and the mercenary Twenty-first Centauri Lancers.[5]

At this point the regiment was regarded by the LCCC as one of the most troublesome in the FWLM, due to several unit members vocally opposing both a strong Federal government and the Liao-Marik alliance.[5]

By 3067 the Fourth Hussars had been assigned to Federal control, much to the unit's annoyance. Despite FWLM attempts to control the unit via its supply chain, the Hussars still managed to field a disproportionate amount of upgrades. This was allegedy achieved via black market sales of humanitarian aid intended for the Chaos March, prompting SAFE to undertake an investigation of the regiment.[6] They were stationed on Wasat.[7]

Hall[edit]

In October 3067 the Fourth Hussars were deployed to the Chaos March world of Hall in support of that planet's ruler "Emperor" William Baranov, who had petitioned for admission into the Free Worlds League.[8] The Hussars then engaged the main opposition to Baranov, the 3rd Dismal Disinherited mercenaries, and while Baranov was killed in the fighting the Hussars forced the Disinherited to retreat, securing Hall for the Free Worlds League.[9]

Jihad[edit]

The Jihad saw the Fourth Hussars come through with relatively light losses. After pledging their support to the Duchy of Oriente, they restricted their activities to raids and avoiding the heavy fighting. As a result they form the core of the Duchy's defense in the post-Jihad era. In 3079 they were posted on Maritgues.[10]

The Fourth Hussars were horrified to learn about Thomas Halas deception and have transferred their dislike for the federal government of the Free Worlds League to him. Though they held him in low regard, the Fourth was truly loyal to the Grand Duchy of Oriente. The Duchy's commanders knew this, and kept the Fourth on the rolls as a unit to inspire other DDOCFH units to perform to the best of their ability despite their personal feelings.[11] They were the garrison force for Les Halles.[12]

Dark Age[edit]

The Fourth Hussars raided Shuen Wan in early 3117. They fought elements of Kraken Unleashed and Warrior House Tsang Xiao. The CCAF forces destroyed a company of the Hussar's raiding 'Mechs and forced the Hussars to withdraw from the world.[13]

By 3145 the Fourth Hussars was no longer an active unit.[14]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 4th Oriente Hussars
Lieutenant Colonel Geddy Carver 3025[15]
Colonel Sherrie Dragoo 3050 - 3059[16][17][5]
Colonel Fleur Lewis 3067[7]
Colonel Shannon Dolier 3085[12]

Tactics[edit]

This regiment use bad environmental conditions as cover for the mobile fighting style in their light machines.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Fourth Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[18]

- At this point in time the Fourth Hussars was stationed on Fletcher.[18]

2786 - 2821[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [19]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Fletcher (FWL). In 2821 the command was reduced to 35 of its strength and was deployed at Shuen Wan. [19]

2830[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [20]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Shuen Wan with an operational readiness of 70 percent. [20]

2864[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [20]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on New Delos with an operational readiness of 53 percent. [20]

3025[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regular/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Geddy Carver

3028[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars(Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[21]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Atreus. [21]

3050[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable) [16]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Atreus. [16]

3054[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regular/Questionable)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Sherrie Dragoo

3059[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (1 understrength Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[5]

  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Eli Nash
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Sergei Gorukh

4th Hussar Aerospace (2 Squadrons/Regular/Reliable)[5]

47th Atrean Heavy Armor (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Choi Gakman

4th Wasat Guard (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

3079[edit]

The Fourth Oriente Hussars were at ninety percent of their nominal strength.[10]

3085[edit]

4th Oriente Hussars (Regular/Questionable)[12]

  • CO: Colonel Shannon Dolier

4th Hussars Aerospace (Wing/Green/Reliable)[12]

47th Oriente Heavy Armor (Regular/Fanatical)[12]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Ittai Capello

4th Ohrenson Guard (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Stipo Cooks

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 15, "Oriente Hussars"
  2. First Succession War, p. 138, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  3. Second Succession War, p. 98, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 34, 36 & 38, "Deployment Tables: Anton's Revolt"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 95, "4th Oriente Hussars Unit Profile"
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 152
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3067"
  8. Embers of War, Chapter 24
  9. Embers of War, Chapter 30
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 10
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 84
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 92, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3085"
  13. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 24
  14. Field Manual: 3145, p. 104, "Oriente Hussars" - there is no mention of the Fourth Hussars here
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table - 3025"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 20 Year Update, p. 57, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3050"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Objective Raids, p. 38, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3054"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 14, "Oriente Hussars"
  19. 19.0 19.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 138
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 98
  21. 21.0 21.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.86

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