5th Fusiliers of Oriente

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5th Fusiliers of Oriente
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Andalusia Division
Bolton's Rangers
Parent Formation Fusiliers of Oriente
Formed 2845
Bolton's Rangers
Unit Profile (as of 2783-2845)
CO
208th Hussar Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 2845)
Nickname n/a
Parent Formation LVI Corps
Formed unknown

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Originally the Star League Defense Force's Two Hundred Eighth Hussar Regiment as a part of the LVI Corps, Nineteenth Army[1], to an undisclosed district within the Periphery.[2] The 208th survived the Periphery Uprising and the Hegemony Campaign, and refused to leave the Inner Sphere as part of Aleksandr Kerensky's Exodus in 2784. Prized possessions of the regiment include a letter of commendation with Kerensky's signature, and a two minute video showing an Orion BattleMech destroying the gate to the Star League Presidential Palace on Terra, the implication being that they were present for the final stages of the Amaris Civil War.

Bolton's Rangers[edit]

They worked as a mercenary unit known as Bolton's Rangers and signed on with House Kurita, but suffered from treachery at the hands of Kurita's military bureaucracy, and left to work for the Duke of Oriente.[3]

Fifth Brigade of the Fusiliers of Oriente[edit]

In 2845 Duke Halas offered them regular status as the fifth Brigade of the Fusiliers of Oriente, which they accepted.[4][5] They defended Oriente against elements of the Northwind Highlanders.[6]

In honor of its Star League ties, the Fifth Brigade continues to use SLDF color schemes, and displays the Star League Crest in addition to the Marik one.[7]

Anton’s Revolt[edit]

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Third Succession War[edit]

Two lances of the Fifth Fusiliers raided Solaris VII in 2928. They made off with tons of supplies and equipment.[8]

4th Succession War[edit]

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Andurien Secession[edit]

During this conflict the Fifth started on Nestor. They spent 3036 and 3037 on McAffe, and returned to Nestor in 3038.[9]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The unit has protect their technical legacy very tied and this material was used as foundation to rebuild former lost knowledge and the LCCC give the command the liberty to develop their own weapons configuration for tests. These conditions allowed the long serving force to hold the defenses against much heavier odds from the Lyran side. In 3047 the Brigade was defending Pingree where two comapines held off a larger Lyran force raid than then was repelled by the rest of the unit.[7]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

Prior to the dissolution of the second Star League, the members of the Fifth Fusiliers of Oriente were considering rejoining the SLDF under their original colors and unit designation, the 208th Hussar Regulars.[10][11] These plans came to nothing however. They were stationed on Thermopolis in 3067[12] and the Fifth Fusiliers moved to intercept the 4th Alliance Guards[13] and 4th Skye Rangers[14] regiments of House Steiner that were invading the world, sustaining heavy losses.[15]

The Fifth Fusiliers were apparently destroyed during the Jihad as they were listed as inactive in 3079.[16][17]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 208th Hussar Regiment
Commanding Officers of the Bolton's Rangers
Commanding Officers of the 5th Fusiliers of Oriente
Colonel Pavel Bolton 3025[18]
Colonel Lew Konkoler 3050[19]
Colonel Jerry Wagner 3052-3067[7][12]

Tactics[edit]

The 5th like direct attacks, to smash down the enemy components.[7]

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

Bolton's Rangers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[20]

Note: In 2821 the medium-weight command was reduced to 96 percent of its strength and was deployed on Kuzuu. [20]

2830[edit]

Bolton's Rangers (Regiment/Elite/Questionable) [21]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Kuzuu with an operational readiness of 157 percent. [21]

2864[edit]

Bolton's Rangers (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) [21]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Orestes with an operational readiness of 56 percent. [21]

3025[edit]

5th Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Colonel Pavel Bolton

3028[edit]

5th Fusiliers of Oriente (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[22]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Sheridan. [22]

3050[edit]

5th Brigade (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Colonel Lew Konkoslev [19]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Sheridan. [19]

3059[edit]

5th Brigade (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Jerry Wagner (still in command in 3068[23])
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Andrew McIntyre
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Brian Domenic

37th Independent Aerospace Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[7]

346th Heavy Tank Regiment (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Shigeru Waseda

2nd Mechanized Infantry, 19th League Static Defense Unit (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • Troop Commander: Lt. Colonel Lianne White

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

When the attacker in a scenario the Fifth receives a +2 Initiative bonus, and can use Force the Initiative and Overrun Combat abilities. When fighting in flatland terrain, they receive a -2 Initiative penalty.[24]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 224
  2. The Star League, p. 157, "Nineteenth Army"
  3. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 96
  4. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 96
  5. Blake Ascending, p. 78
  6. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 36
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 79, "5th Fusiliers of Oriente Unit Profile"
  8. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 104
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 89
  10. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 78, "Steiners Launch Second Wave"
  11. Field Manual: Updates, p. 151
  12. 12.0 12.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 161
  13. Field Report: LAAF, p. 8
  14. Field Report: LAAF, p. 15
  15. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 80
  16. Field Report: FWLM, p. 10 - Fifth Fusiliers not listed as an active command.
  17. Field Manual: 3085, p. 75
  18. 18.0 18.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 137
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97
  22. 22.0 22.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.86
  23. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [31/03/3068]: "Lyran Troops Attacking Thermopolis"
  24. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 131

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