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4th Robinson Chevaliers

Robinson Chevaliers
Fourth Robinson Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Golden Spurs
Parent Formation Robinson Chevaliers
Formed 26th century
Disbanded By 2821[1]

History[edit]

The Fourth Robinson Chevaliers was one of the regiments within the Robinson Chevaliers brigade and was for a long time associated with both the planet Sakhara and the premiere military academy on the world, the Sakhara Academy. This association began some thirty years after the founding of the Robinson Chevaliers and continued throughout the Star League era. While the Fourth would receive combat postings to other worlds, Sakhara remained their home base and if contingents from the Fourth were available they would form the opposing force for the exercises conducted by each year's graduating class.[2]

The Fourth took its unit name from a chivalric order that existed during the pre-industrial history of Terra; this was standard practise amongst units of the Robinson Chevaliers that formed prior to the massive expansion of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650[2] in 2752.[3] In the case of the Fourth the chivalric order was the Golden Spurs. Members of the Fourth identified closely with their chosen order, and even the newest recruits were expected to be able to name significant individuals and events from the history of the Golden Spurs.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

In May 2787 the Draconis Combine launched a massive invasion of the Federated Suns. The invasion was so swift and targeted communications and JumpShips so effectively that many border systems didn't have a chance to transmit warnings or alerts, leading to widespread confusion on the part of the AFFS. A second wave followed three days after the first, led personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita and his son, Warlord Jinjiro Kurita, striking through the Clovis Combat Region and Dahar Combat Region in two thrusts, and proved devastatingly effective. The death of Field Marshal Grover Simons on Clovis caused the AFFS defensive line to collapse,[4] and the DCMS adopted a strategy of leapfrogging worlds, smashing some AFFS units while leaving others isolated and cut-off, to be subsequently destroyed later.[5]

The majority of the AFFS units left behind enemy lines had been destroyed by mid-2789, but Gorgon battalion of the Fourth Robinson Chevaliers was one of a handful of commands that managed to survive longer, through a combination of good luck, resourcefulness and sheer resilience. Made up from remnants of the Fourth and those supporting units that had managed to escape destruction, Gorgon battalion went to ground for years after Franklin fell, causing as much havoc as they could for the DCMS garrison and raiding for supplies to survive.[5]

Despite the Fourth's efforts on Franklin, the Fourth didn't survive the First Succession War as an operational command.[1]

Officers[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Fourth Robinson Chevaliers (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- The Fourth were stationed on Sakhara V at this point in time.[6]

2786[edit]

Fourth Robinson Chevaliers (Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Fourth was a medium-weight command at full strength and was located on Sakhara V.[1]

Notes[edit]

  • The Fourth Robinson Chevaliers and the other regiments of the brigade were presumably destroyed or disbanded during the Succession Wars.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 16, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  3. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  4. First Succession War, p. 38-39, "The Battle For Clovis"
  5. 5.0 5.1 First Succession War, p. 40, "Rout"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Regimental Status"

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