5th Oriente Hussars

5th Oriente Hussars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Gunslingers
Parent Formation Oriente Hussars



Had been stationed on Sierra since 3021, where they were initially viewed with suspicion. The attitude of the locals changed when the Fifth defeated raiders from the Circinus Federation in 3035.[1]

Anton's Revolt[edit]

In 3014 the 31st Marik Militia was trapped on Uhuru by the 9th Lyran Regulars and Narhal's Raiders. The Fifth, along with the 3rd Oriente Hussars, relieved the trapped unit and drove the Lyran attackers off-world.[2]

4th Succession War[edit]

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Andurien Secession[edit]

In 3035 raiders from the Circinus Federation attacked Sierra. The skill and dedication the Fifth demonstrated in repelling these invaders improved the relationship of the Fifth with the local population, who to that point disliked the FWLM troops.[3]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Post-Jihad Era[edit]

The Fifth Oriente Hussars garrisoned Anegaski in 3079.[4]

In 3081 the Avior and Muscida systems were under a military interdiction; as an attempt to curb the activities of the Principality of Regulus units constantly raiding into the Duchy of Oriente, Oriente forces had seized the jump points in each system to allow them to search all inbound and outbound traffic. At the same time, elements of the 5th Oriente Hussars were suppressing Regulan supply bases on the surface of both planets.[5]


In 3025 the unit is commanded by Colonel Millicent Toromov.[6]

As of 3050 to 3059 the Commanding Officer was Colonel Keith Kruchoski.[7][1]


Task with the security of a large territory the commander decide to split his unit in smaller commands at company strength. This decreased the time to react during a raid.[1]

Composition History[edit]


5th Oriente Hussars (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Millicent Toromov


5th Oriente Hussars (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Keith Kruchoski


5th Oriente Hussars (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Keith Kruchoski
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Jane Greenoak
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Alkiss Corradi

5th Hussars Aerospace (Pride of Sierra) (1 Squadron/Regular/Reliable)[1]

11th Sierra Cavalry (Brigade/Green/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Yevdokio Angelov
  • Troop Commander: Lt. Colonel Xavier Dinelli

- The 11th is a light armor and mechanized Infantry brigade.


The Fifth Oriente Hussars were at 90% of their nominal strength.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 96, "5th Oriente Hussars Unit Profile"
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 24
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 72
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 10
  5. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 91, "The Marik Commonwealth"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table"
  7. 7.0 7.1 20 Year Update, p. 57, "FWLM Deployment Table"