5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry

Formerly known as Rob's Renegades and later as Victor's Renegades.

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5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname Kyp's Kommando
Parent Formation McCarron's Armored Cavalry
Formed

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Third Succession War[edit]

In 3007 the regiments of McCarron's Armored Cavalry raided New Valencia, baseworld of Wolf's Dragoons. Though they seized several small communities, the Dragoons were able to hold off the Armored Cavalry units long enough for the Eridani Light Horse regiments to arrive. The MAC regiments didn't inflict any damage to the Dragoons, but did raze several villages.[1]

Later in 3012 the Fifth Regiment would conduct a diversionary raid on New Berne.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In the Fourth Succession War all regiments of McCarron's Armored Cavalry except for the 1st were stationed on Menke. They later fought along campaign to defend Sarna but had to retreat off world as Davion reinforcements arrived in the end phase of the war. [3]

Andurien/Canopus Invasion[edit]

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In 3050 the Fifth MAC was stationed on Relevow.[4]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Xin Sheng Campaign[edit]

The transition from mercenary to House unit was hardest for Kyp's Kommando. There was some resistance to the idea of giving up the mercenary heritage. This dissatisfaction led to a massive brawl between the members of the Little Richard's Panzer Brigade and the MAC. This barracks brawl eventually escalated to include several 'Mech units as the Panzer Brigade members vented their envy over the MAC being made a House unit.[5]

Jihad[edit]

As of early 3067, the 5th was stationed on Masterson.[6] As part of Operation Thunderbolt 5th Armored Cavalry drove the 5th Crucis Lancers off of Aldertaine. After suffering heavy losses, they relocated to St. Ives to rebuild.[7]

During the Jihad the Fifth broke into smaller formations and struck at targets of opportunity in the Capellan March and Blakist Protectorate. They reunited and garrisoned Sian when the Red Lancers and Warrior House Imarra were sent off-world. In 3077 they were sent to take the world of Halloran V. After that was finished, they returned to Sian.[8]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Confederation's invasion of the Republic of the Sphere the Fifth served as a backup force for the other McCarron's Armored Cavalry regiments. Though eventually forced to withdraw, they set up determined defenses of Woodstock, Liao, and Tsitsang. In their time on Sian, they turned out several times to perform perfect parade ground drill, a feat few suspected they could perform.[9]

To rebuild their unit's serious losses after the Republic conflict, the Fifth was reassigned to Menke.[10]

During the Victoria War the Fifth reinforced Victoria. They faced the 1st Federated Suns Armored Cavalry outside Trellis, and inflicted notable losses on the Federated Suns unit. They had pushed them nearly out of the Earthwerks factory, but the 2nd Syrtis Fusiliers Third Battalion hit the Fifth McCarrons in the flank and forced them to withdraw. The Fifth lost their conventional assets in the fighting, but reduced the First FedSuns Armored Cavalry by nearly half, and effectively destroyed the Second Fusiliers battalion. Shortly after this, they were withdrawn to relieve Menke.[11] The Fifth dropped on the positions held by the Davion Assault Guards and 5th Syrtis Fusiliers. They nearly broke the two AFFS units, but they were able to withdraw in good order. Later the Fifth saved the 4th McCarron's Armored Cavalry from an attack by the Davion Assault Guards. The Fifth's arrival forced the AFFS units to withdraw from Menke.[12]

The Fifth was assigned to take the world of Chesterton from the Federated Suns. In 3144 they landed along with the 2nd Tikonov Guard. The two Capellan units quickly forced the 12th Vegan Rangers off Chesterton. The Fifth was very careful during their advance to both minimize collateral damage and prevent the Vegan Rangers from taking effective action. (During this time, the Fifth was nicknamed The Green Knights.)[13] They were still on Chesterton in 3145.[14]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer was Robert Heptig.[15]

As of 3050 to 3054, the commanding officer was Colonel Victor MacBride.[4][16]

As of 3063, the commanding officer was Sang-shao Kyp Marloe.[5] He was still in command in 3067 as to 3085.[6][10]

In 3145 the commanding officer was Sang-shao Gwendolyn Vaughan.[14]

Tactics[edit]

The unit is well trained in defensive maneuvers and every opponent must pay a high price to get ground from them.[5]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Rob's Renegades (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Robert Heptig
  • 1st Battalion: Major Alana Juris
  • 2nd Battalion: Major Victor MacBride
  • 3rd Battalion: Major Jacob Sterling

3040[edit]

Granger's Renegades (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[17]

3050-3054[edit]

Victor's Renegades (Veteran/Fanatical)[4][16]

  • CO: Colonel Victor MacBride

3063[edit]

5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry (Kyp's Commando) (1 Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[5]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Sang-shao Kyp Marloe
  • 2nd Battalion: Zhong-shao Martin "Running Wolf" Kennedy
  • XO/ 3rd Battalion: Zhong-shao Madora Sumasei

Kommando Air Guard (2 Flights/Regular/Questionable)[5]

Kommando Armored Korps (1 Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

  • Armor Commander: Zhong-shao Jamie Hanscom

Kommando Special Forces (1 Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)[5]

  • Infantry Commander: Sao-shao Kevin Larsen

- One Company of anti-'Mech troops, two combat VTOLs, the other is split into artillery, engineers, and special-ops groups.

3067[edit]

5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Sang-shao Kyp Marloe

Kommando Armored Korps (Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Jamie Hanscom

Kommando Special Forces (Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)[6]

  • CO: Sao-shao Drake Calhoun

- To increase their loyalty rating, Kyp's Commando focused on improving their BattleMech assets. The Air Guard and Special Forces unit resented this, with the Air Guard nearly mutinying against their unit. Sang-shao Marloe responded by completely disbanding the Air Guard, sending some pilots to other McCarron's units, retiring them, or sending them to serve as instructors in the Capella War College.[18]

Despite these setbacks, the unit's BattleMech regiment and armor corps were at full strength. The Special Forces unit lost approximately 15% of its troops.[6]

3085[edit]

5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry (Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Sang-shao Kyp Marloe

Kommando Armored Korps (Veteran/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Kong-zhong-shao Tip Lawson

Kommando Special Forces (1 Battalion/Regular/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Sao-shao Carolina Schulz)

3145[edit]

5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry (Elite/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Sang-shao Gwendolyn Vaughan

Knights Air Guard (Veteran/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Kong-zhong-shao Beth Nash-Hawkins

Knights Armored Korps (Elite/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Sang-shao Suet Chui Koon

Knights Infantry Guard (Veteran/Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Sang-shao Weizhe Hung

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 10
  2. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 148
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, pp. 45-47
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 20 Year Update, p. 63, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3050"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 91, "5th McCarron's Armored Cavalry Unit Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 32, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 25
  8. Field Report: CCAF, p. 15
  9. Field Manual: 3085, p. 26
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3085"
  11. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 53
  12. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 51
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 32
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 44, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3145"
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 95, "McCarron's Armored Cavalry"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Objective Raids, p. 41, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3054"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  18. Field Manual: Updates, p. 26

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