5th Rasalhague Regulars
|5th Rasalhague Regulars BattleMech Regiment|
|Unit Profile (as of 3030)|
|Nickname||"Crushers of Insurrections"|
|Parent Formation||Rasalhague Regulars|
The Fifth Rasalhague Regulars was a Medium BattleMech unit in service to the Draconis Combine. All members of the Rasalhague Regulars underwent intense screening by the ISF; Only the Sword of Light regiments were placed under more detailed scrutiny.
Fourth Succession War
Defending Jabuka were the Fifth Rasalhague Regulars, commanded by General Hichi Kanuchiwan, when the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces dispatched the Nineteenth Arcturan Guards to capture the planet in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The Nineteenth's Commanding Officer, Leutnant-Colonel Yvonne Deltra, won a minor skirmish against the Fifth, prompting an extreme response from General Kanuchiwan; shocked and shamed by his defeat at the hands of a Lyran woman, Kanuchiwan committed seppuku. This left his Executive Officer commanding the Fifth; unfortunately for the Fifth, Kanuchiwan's XO was a poor tactician, and within a week the Nineteenth had forced the Fifth to abandon Jabuka.
During the Ronin Wars the Fifth Regulars were placed on Alshain. Declared ronin by Theodore Kurita the Fifth was defending several supply depots that were being used by the renegade DCMS forces. To destroy the invaders, the High Command dispatched Ryuken-ni. After stinging the Regulars for three days, Ryuken-ni sent their entire force against the Regulars' lines. This attack smashed two-thirds of the unit completely, and the remaining Regulars surrendered when they discovered they were surrounded. The survivors were held in a prisoner of war camp until after the Ronin War ended.
The unit was skilled in riot control. 
Fifth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)
- CO: General Hichi Kanuchiwan
- The unit contains mainly medium machines.
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 100
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 51, "Other Early Action"
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 110
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 145
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 137