5th Free Worlds Legionnaires

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5th Free Worlds Legionnaires
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Monkeys
Parent Formation Free Worlds Legionnaires
Formed 3048 [1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Fifth Free Worlds Legionnaires was the first Legionnaires unit formed from new recruits. For many years this led to the other Legionnaires regiments considering the Fifth their "poor relation". Their shining moment was their defense of Lopez from a raid by House Kamata in 3049.[2]. The unit briefly moved to Ryerson in 3050 [3], however, by 3052 they had returned to Lopez and remaining in place through to 3067.[4]

Jihad[edit]

The Fifth Free Worlds Legionnaires joined the Duchy of Andurien after the dissolution of the Free Worlds League. The unit was renamed the 2nd Andurien Rangers.[5]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050, the commanding officer was General Salvatore Michaelades "Misha" Orloff [3], youngest brother of the Earl of Orloff, Alfonso Orloff. As of 3059, Orloff was still in command.[2] General Orloff was still the commander in 3067.[4]

Tactics[edit]

Specialized in combined-arms tactics, particularly those where the infantry and armor were used in a static defense.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3050[edit]

5th Free Worlds Legionnaires (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: General Misha Orloff

3059-3067[edit]

5th Free Worlds Legionnaires (1 Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[2][4]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Mazhar Choudrey
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Pearce Rick
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Jason Lyaght

- The 2nd Battalion is equiped with 2 lances of BJ2-O Blackjack OmniMechs.

5th Legionnaires Aerospace Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Fanatical)[2][4]

5th Legionnaires Armor (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2][4]

  • Armor Commander: Fore Commander Philip Lovett

5th Legion Alpha Regiment (1 Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[2][4]

5th Legion Beta Regiment (1 Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[2][4]

  • Troop Commander: Lt. Colonel Antonio DeLucca

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p.35
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 40, "5th Free Worlds Legionnaires Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 20 Year Update, p. 56, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: Updates, p. 159
  5. Field Report: FWLM, p. 12

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