5th Galedon Regulars

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5th Galedon Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname "Pride of Galedon"
Parent Formation Galedon Regulars
Formed pre- 2319

The Fifth Galedon Regulars are a Medium BattleMech Regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

Contents

[edit] History

[edit] Formation

The Fifth can trace their history back to the days before the formation of the Draconis Combine, starting its life as a Heavy Armor Battalion, supported by an infantry regiment. They functioned as the personal guard of Shiro Kurita during the invasion of Sverlovsk. With this history, the Fifth still holds conventional armor in high regard.[1]

In June 2825 the Fifth and Ninth Galedon Regulars were mobilized to stop equipment-starved mercenaries sacking DCMS warehouses on Zlatous due to the Procurement Divisions mistreatment. [2].

The Fifth's primary duty is garrisoning the original capital world of the Combine, New Samarkand. With this important posting, the Fifth receives more attention from the ISF than any other Galedon Regular unit.[1]

[edit] Pirate Hunting

During the 2920's the Fifth were posted on the Periphery border to fend off the raids of the Belt Pirates, remaining there for almost a century.[citation needed]


[edit] Rise of the Warlord

In 3019 the regiment's commanding officer Grieg Samsonov was promoted to warlord of the Galedon Military District for his leadership of the Fifth's campaigns against the belt pirates, this caused the Fifth to be relocated to New Samarkand and begin front-line operations again. In 3021 the Fifth raided New Ivaarsen. They were not equipped with sufficient long-range firepower, however, and the Fifth took serious losses.[3] Most noteworthy was the loss of a Dragon 'Mech (and severe damage to three other Dragons) to a single Neptune submarine.[4]

The Fifth participated in the Galtor campaign during 3025. They held the Bremond DMM at bay, allowing the 17th Benjamin Regulars to pound the Raman DMM. [5]

[edit] Fourth Succession War

Acting on information provided by Fadre Singh, the 3rd Proserpina Hussars and 5th Galedon Regulars pursued the families of Wolf's Dragoons as they evacuated Draconis Combine space. However, the Hussars and Regulars who were assigned to the duty were shamed by it, and used the skill and valor of a battalion of Dragoon cadets as an excuse to let the families escape to Cassius.[6]

During the war the Fifth engaged the Wolf's Dragoons on Glenmora[7]. The death of Warlord Samsonov before the Dragoons left enraged the Fifth's troops.[8] They quickly engaged the surviving Dragoons of Alpha Regiment on the continent of Hades. After skirmishing several times, they followed the surviving Dragoons to Crossing. They fought the Dragoons in the Tartarus Caldera for a month,[9] but when Zeta Battalion and the 10th Deneb Light Cavalry arrived to reinforce the Dragoons, the Fifth withdrew.[10]

[edit] Ronin Wars

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[edit] War of 3039

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[edit] Clan Invasion

Stationed on Jeronimo, the Fifth Regulars faced Clan Smoke Jaguar during the Fourth Wave of Operation Revival in September 3050. Originally bidding the Assault Trinary and a Binary of Elementals from his 3rd Jaguar Cavaliers, the stiffer than expected resistance of the Fifth Galedon in Jeronimo's Topside Woods forced Star Colonel Paul Moon to break his bid and call down the cluster's Second Battle Trinary to finally overcome the Fifth. Suffering heavy losses, little more than a reinforced Battalion's worth of the Fifth Galedon Regulars retreated off-world. [11]

[edit] Operation Bulldog

Volunteers from the unit formed the Galedon Pride Provisional Company as part of Operation Bird Dog. Sent to stage guerrilla operations on Smoke Jaguar held Kiamba ahead of Operation Bulldog, ultimately the Clan garrison would crush the entire company. [12][13]

[edit] Dominion War

During the Dominion War, the Fifth's command staff was wiped out on Dumaring, but the prompt arrival of the 2nd Benjamin Regulars allowed the Fifth to rally and seize several cities.[13]

[edit] Federated Suns Incursion

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[edit] Jihad

Early in the Jihad the High Command transferred the Fifth Galedon Regulars to Bad News to counter any Clan Snow Raven aggression. Though they faced down some coordinated pirate activity, possibly based out of Port Krin, in 3073 the deployment to Bad News has kept the Fifth Galedon out of most of the fighting.[14]

[edit] Dark Age

In 3083 the Fifth Galedon Regulars were assigned to assault Valentina. The Fifth invaded and destroyed the Snow Ravens' Twelfth Raven Garrison Cluster. At the same time, the defenders had raided the Fifth Galedon's rear areas, destroying their supplies and killing half their command staff.[15]

The Fifth raided Pascagola later that century. During this raid they destroyed an entire wing of AFFS AeroSpace Fighters. This left Pascagola an easy target for the Combine's assault into the Federated Suns.[16]

[edit] Officers

As of 3019 to 3028, the commanding officer was General Grieg Samsonov.[17]

As of 3028, the commanding officer was Tai-sho Li Dok To.[7][18]

As of 3050 to 3059, the commanding officer was Tai-sa Ivor Sotallarude.[19][1]

As of 3067, the commanding officer was Tai-sa Stephan Suwo[20]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Tai-sa Gerlach Bachman[21]

[edit] Tactics

In 3035 the soldiers were experienced in mountain combat.[22]

The Fifth uses a number of combined arms tactics, linking 'Mechs with conventional armor units. One such tactic pins an enemy force between a maneuverable group of light 'Mechs and a potent heavy armor force. They excel at mountain fighting, and avoid urban combat if possible.[1]

[edit] Composition History

[edit] 3025

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [17]

  • CO: General Grieg Samsonov

- The command contains 3 medium battalions.[22]

[edit] 3040

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[23]

[edit] 3050

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[24]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ivor Sotallarude

[edit] 3054

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[25]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ivor Sotallarude

[edit] 3059

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1][19]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Ivor Sotallarude
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Heru Masahone
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Stephen Suwo

42nd Aerospace (The Wyverns) (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Kenneth Reid

156th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Jenno Kiyala

357th Assault Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Sun-li Mishira

503rd Motorized Infantry (Regiments/Green/Reliable)[1]

[edit] 3067

5th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[20]

42nd Aerospace (The Wyverns) (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[20]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Kenneth Reid

156th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[20]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Jenno Kiyala

503rd Motorized Infantry (Regiments/Green/Reliable)[20]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Halla Dharma

[edit] 3079

5th Galedon Regulars (BattleMech Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[26]

After the pirate attacks, they were reduced to approximately 80% of their nominal strength.

[edit] 3085

5th Galedon Regulars (Veteran/Fanatical)[21]

  • CO: Tai-sa Gerlach Bachman

42nd Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[21]

156th Galedon Regulars (Veteran/Fanatical)[21]

  • CO: Tai-sa Pankratios Accursio

503rd Motorized Infantry (Veteran/Reliable)[21]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tyreek Alban

[edit] Rules

[edit] Historical Turning Points: Galtor

  • When facing pirates or other small-scale raiders (company-sized or smaller), the Fifth Galedon gains a +1 to their Initiative; when fighting in urban settings, the Fifth suffer a –1 penalty to their To-Hit rolls and automatically fail PSRs to avoid skidding.[27]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 61, "5th Galedon Regulars Unit Profile"
  2. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p 62.
  3. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 58
  4. Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition, p. 86
  5. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 12
  6. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 37
  7. 7.0 7.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 72
  8. Operational Turning Points: Death to Mercenaries, p. 14
  9. Operational Turning Points: Death to Mercenaries, p. 8
  10. Operational Turning Points: Death to Mercenaries, p. 9
  11. Invading Clans, p. 67
  12. The Dragon Roars, pp. 8-9
  13. 13.0 13.1 Field Manual: Update, p. 108, "5th Galedon Regulars"
  14. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10
  15. Field Manual: 3085, p. 40
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 24
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "Deployment Table"
  18. Operational Turning Points: Death to Mercenaries, p. 11
  19. 19.0 19.1 20 Year Update, p. 41, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3050"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Field Manual: Update, p. 116, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  22. 22.0 22.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.145
  23. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  24. 20 Year Update, p.41
  25. Objective Raids, p.26
  26. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10
  27. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 7

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