5th Ghost

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5th Ghost Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Mirrored Edge of Dedication
Parent Formation Ghost Regiments
Formed unknown

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The 5th Ghost where formed from several yakuza gangs.[1]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

The 5th Ghost, along with the 6th Ghost, attacked the world of Biham after it was invaded by the 8th Crucis Lancers and Laurel's Legion. They launched a series of raids in company sized units across the world, and the 8th Lancers were unable to counter them. Finally the 5th and 6th Ghost regiments surrounded the 8th Lancers at Biham's capital city and drove them offworld.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Posted to Nowhere in 3059, the 5th Ghost was able to create an intelligence network that reached deep into Clan Smoke Jaguar territory. The 5th focused their training on destroying any attacking Clan units instead of defending the world.[1]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

After the 12th Dieron Regulars were crushed by a Clan Ghost Bear attack on Kiesen the Fifth stalled the Ghost Bear forces with guerrilla warfare tactics.[3]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Fifth Ghost was stationed on Gram near the Word of Blake Protectorate. The Blakists attacked Garm three times over the next years, inflicting casualties each time. The most damaging attack was the final one, where the Word used Pocket WarShips to conduct orbital bombardments. This attack cost the Fifth half a battalion and destroyed Garm's spaceport.[4]

Republic Era[edit]

The Fifth Ghost's standing at their station won them considerable respect from the DCMS, but this respect hasn't translated into a higher place on the supply rolls. The Fifth Ghost is rebuilding, and as of 3085 finds itself on Harrow's Sun. Several raids from the Federated Suns slowed the rebuilding process, as has the relative lack of yakuza gangs who could supply recruits.[5]

Dark Age[edit]

The Fifth Ghost took part in the Draconis Combine's invasion of the Federated Suns. They fought well on Robinson.[6] However later the Fifth would lose half their regiments when their DropShips were shot down by the Rochester planetary militia. This was due to the Fifth's aerospace decided to attack ground targets rather the assist the dropships as ordered. For this the CO had his aerospace regiment's CO publicly executed, letting the rest of his troops seek no such behavior in the future. [7]

In 3144, the Fifth would be assign to garrison the former Davion world of Franklin. The regiment would spend number years fighting armed resistance forces who would elude them years until 3147, where Davion reinforcements would attempt to link up with the resistance as part of Operation PERCEVAL.[8]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Ghost Regiment
Tai-sa Wu Ts'ao 3059
Tai-sa Paul Koin 3067[1][9]
Tai-sa Kyösti Rennoll 3085[10]
Tai-sa Toshio Hayashi 3145[11]

Tactics[edit]

The unit trains hard to improve their defensive skills, because a new invasion or a simply border raid is always a possibility.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

5th Ghost (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[12]

3050[edit]

5th Ghost (Regiment/Questionable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Shimonoseki. [13]

3054[edit]

5th Ghost (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[14]

3059[edit]

5th Ghost (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Wu Ts'ao
  • XO/2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Paul Koin
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Ophilia Jimmu

Note: For their hard work and devotion to the Combine, the unit received advanced equipment and supplies.

5th Ghost Aerospace (2 Companies/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Kengu Nomiaka

Pesht 77th Medium Cavalry (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Richard Schaffer

Note: As always the armor unit is the watchdog for the unit. Should the Ghost get rebellious the tanks are ready to take action.

201st Pesht Reconnaissance (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Shane Miyamoto

Note: The unit contains many skilled techs and other mechanics, who keep all other forces in top condition in case of possible aggression by the Clans. The 201st includes, 3 platoons of engineers and 24 VTOLs as support crafts.

3067[edit]

5th Ghost (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[9]

  • CO: Tai-sa Paul Koin

5th Ghost Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Kengu Nomiaka

Pesht 77th Medium Cavalry (2 Battalions/Green/Reliable)[9]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Becca Versalie

201st Pesht Reconnaissance (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[9]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Roger Hatashi

3085[edit]

5th Ghost (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kyösti Rennoll

5th Ghost Aerospace (Wing/Green/Reliable)[10]

77th Pesht Medium Cavalry (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jeannot Wilmer

201st Pesht Reconnaissance (Regular/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Wally Finlay

3145[edit]

5th Ghost (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Toshio Hayashi

5th Ghost Armor (Regular/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Craig McDonald

5th Ghost Infantry (Veteran/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kita Onohara

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 115, "5th Ghost Unit Profile"
  2. Historical: War of 3039, p. 82
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 114, "5th Ghost"
  4. Field Report: DCMS, p. 15
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 46
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 46
  7. Field Manual: 3145, p. 60 "Fifth Ghost"
  8. Technical Readout: 3150, p.110 Bishop Transport VTOL - Fifth Ghost actions on Franklin noted in vehicle's notable units.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Field Manual: Update, p. 116 "Buckminster Prefecture"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 65, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  12. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  13. 13.0 13.1 20-Year Update, p. 42
  14. Objective Raids, p.28

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