24th Dieron Regulars

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24th Dieron Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname Collector of Heads
Parent Formation Dieron Regulars
Formed unknown

The Twenty-fourth Dieron Regulars were a heavy 'Mech regiment that frequently saw combat along the Federated Suns and Lyran Commonwealth borders.[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Third Succession War[edit]

The Twenty-fourth was one of the units to take part in the Third Battle of Mallory's World in 3013 supporting the elite Second Sword of Light regiment.[2] Their first combat on the world occurred outside a reservoir where they fought the 17th Avalon Hussars. The Hussars executed a surprise combat drop, but the sheer number of armor and infantry units attached to the 24th quickly overwhelmed the Hussars.[3] A few months later the 24th tried to sack a city defended by the weakened 4th Davion Guards, 17th Avalon Hussars, and the Kell Hounds. Though they were able to occupy their old defensive positions, the Regulars didn't realize that these positions had been booby-trapped by the Federated forces. When they tried to withdraw from these trapped fortifications, the AFFS units slammed into them and inflicted serious losses. The 24th was able to break through the defenders however, and left the world in December 3013, after the death of First Prince Ian Davion.[4]

In 3016 the 24th returned to Mallory's World. Their first assault at that time centered on their old foes the 17th Avalon Hussars. Landing around the Hussars base in Colterville, the Regulars were inflicting serious losses on the Federated RCT when the order to evacuate the planet arrived. Though a draw, the 24th inflicted enough damage on Colterville that the planetary capital had to move to Mallory City.[5]

4th Succession War[edit]

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Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3050 the Twenty-fourth Dieron Regulars were stationed on Algedi.[6]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

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Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

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Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

Unlike most of the DCMS regiments the 24th fights intelligently and with caution, using the terrain to their advantage. They also have extensive experience with combined arms tactics.[1]

Composition History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

During the Mallory's World campaigns, the 24th's conventional units outnumbered their 'Mechs.[1]

3025[edit]

24th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[7]

Note:The command contains 3 heavy battlions.[8]

3040[edit]

24th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[9]

3050[edit]

24th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Tai-sa Frederick Lugo


3054[edit]

24th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[10][11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Frederick Lugo

3059[edit]

24th Dieron Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Buntari Akihito
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Gary Stamp
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Tim LeMondé

- The unit was upgraded to improve their defensive capabilities. Half of the unit sported advanced equipment like modern armor, electronic warfare gear and so on.

24th Dieron Regulars Aerospace (2 Companies/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Phillip Metsuichi

- All machines used lasers in exchange of the normal ballistic weapons, to stay longer in combat.

5th Herndon Heavy Armored Division (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

  • Armor Commander: Tai-sa Derrik Andreson

63rd Herndon Militia (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[12]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Terry Williams

- The militia's air cover included 24 conventional fighters and 12 VTOLs.

3067[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Historical Turning Points: Mallory's World, p. 9
  2. The Kell Hounds, p. 33
  3. Historical Turning Points: Mallory's World, p. 11
  4. Historical Turning Points: Mallory's World, p. 16
  5. Historical Turning Points: Mallory's World, p. 17
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 20 Year Update, p. 40
  7. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 135
  8. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.144
  9. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  10. Objective Raids, p.27
  11. Objective Raids, p.28
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 55, "Unit Profile"

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