4th Syrtis Fusiliers
|Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Parent Formation||Syrtis Fusiliers|
|Formed||Age of War|
The Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers can trace its origins back to the Age of War or earlier and the private military force raised by House Hasek to defend its mining and drilling concerns on New Syrtis. The Syrtis Fusiliers became the private guard and personal army of the Hasek family, with their star rising alongside that of the Hasek family and New Syrtis; the Syrtis Fusiliers expanded, and as time progressed the brigade became the official guard of New Syrtis and then the perhaps the most important military command within the Capellan March Principality of the Federated Suns.
The Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers and their sister regiment, the Third, were both founded on the same day; the two regiments were led by twin brothers from the Hasek family, with the Fourth being commanded by Jonathan Hasek and the Fourth by Jason Hasek. From the date of their founding to the height of the Star League, the two regiments maintained a tradition of never being posted more than 120 light years apart, and for centuries the two regiments would continue to actively train together.
Davion Civil War
The bulk of the Syrtis Fusiliers brigade supported Prince David Varnay and his wife Cassandra Davion loyally throughout the Davion Civil War, opposing first the combined forces of Laura Davion and Nikolai Rostov and then First Prince Alexander Davion. At the end of the war Prince Alexander offered an amnesty to the survivors from the brigade, and reintegrated the Syrtis Fusiliers into the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the restructured military that replaced the Federated Peacekeeping Forces as the state military of the Federated Suns.
Alexander's clemency towards the Syrtis Fusiliers and his subsequent actions in rebuffing the attempt by Richard Varnay to seize control of the Capellan March cemented the Fusiliers' loyalty to New Avalon and the wider Federated Suns.
The Star League
The Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers served the Federated Suns well in the two centuries following the Davion Civil War; when the Star League council issued the Council Edict of 2650, sharply limiting the size of the military each Great House was allowed to maintain, the Fourth and her sister regiments were left untouched. The brigade would remain ten regiments strong until shortly after the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650.
The very first commanding officer of the Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers was Jason Hasek.
Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regular/Reliable)
The Fourth Syrtis Fusiliers were most likely a casualty of the Succession Wars.
- Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
- Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"