5th Syrtis Fusiliers

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Evil Eye
Parent Formation Syrtis Fusiliers
Formed Age of War


Early History[edit]

The Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers can trace its origins back to the Age of War or earlier and the private military force raised by House Hasek to defend its mining and drilling concerns on New Syrtis. The Syrtis Fusiliers became the private guard and personal army of the Hasek family, with their star rising alongside that of the Hasek family and New Syrtis; the Syrtis Fusiliers expanded, and as time progressed the brigade became the official guard of New Syrtis and then the perhaps the most important military command within the Capellan March Principality of the Federated Suns.[1]

When the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers were formed as a discrete unit their new commanding officer was the former Executive Officer of the First Syrtis Fusiliers, and he brought some of the traditions and attitudes of the First with him. This would influence the training and tactics of the Fifth until at least as late as the eve of the Amaris Civil War.[1]

Davion Civil War[edit]

The bulk of the Syrtis Fusiliers brigade supported Prince David Varnay and his wife Cassandra Davion loyally throughout the Davion Civil War, opposing first the combined forces of Laura Davion and Nikolai Rostov and then First Prince Alexander Davion. At the end of the war Prince Alexander offered an amnesty to the survivors from the brigade, and reintegrated the Syrtis Fusiliers into the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the restructured military that replaced the Federated Peacekeeping Forces as the state military of the Federated Suns.[1]

Alexander's clemency towards the Syrtis Fusiliers and his subsequent actions in rebuffing the attempt by Richard Varnay to seize control of the Capellan March cemented the Fusiliers' loyalty to New Avalon and the wider Federated Suns.[1]

The Star League[edit]

The Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers served the Federated Suns well in the two centuries following the Davion Civil War; when the Star League council issued the Council Edict of 2650, sharply limiting the size of the military each Great House was allowed to maintain, the Fifth and her sister regiments were left untouched. The brigade would remain ten regiments strong until shortly after the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Fifth, like other Fusilers, has become very loyal to the Hasek family. The Fifth fought with valor staving off many raids and conducting their own through this era.[2] In 2974 the Fifth raided Spica and inflicted heavy losses on the militia.[3]

However, the unit became fanatically loyal to Duke Michael Hasek-Davion during his reign (3013-3029).[2]

During the Fourth Succesion War, Michael Hasek-Davion was murdered on Sian. After his death the unit's loyalty to the Federated Suns came under question. It was secretly decided to make an example of the unit, as a warning to others loyal to Michael Hasek-Davion.[4]

On May 27th, 3029 the Fifth was deployed to Sarna and by order of General Gordon Hartstone they were directed to heavy burn their DropShips in order to arrive ahead of their supporting mercenary units. The unit was ambushed at its dropzone by 4 regiments of McCarron's Armored Cavalry. The majority of the unit was slaughtered with less than a battalion surviving, compounded by General Hartstone's capture.[5][2]

In 3042 the Fifth raided the Suzano system, held by the Free Worlds League. The Fusiliers fought the 1st Free Worlds Legionnaires, who had only been operational for six months. Despite the Fusiliers outnumbering the Legionnaires, they never controlled the conflict and the Legionnaires drove them from the world.[6]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The Fifth was assigned to Axton where they attempted to destroy the Fifth FedCom RCT. They were driving the Fifth FedCom off the world when that unit turned and used atomic weapons to destroy elements of the Fifth Fusiliers. With so much damage to the world, the Fifth Fusiliers let the Fifth FedCom escape, and remained behind to assist in cleanup and rebuilding efforts on Axton.[7] They were later assigned to garrison Woodstock to counter any possible assault by the Capellan Confederation into the Chaos March.[8] Later in the war, a small brigade of the Fifth would attack Small World to disrupt the actions of the Seventeenth Arcturan Guards.[9][10] They then relocated to Jaipur to rebuild.[11]


During the Jihad the Fifth took massive losses during Operation Sovereign Justice and Operation Thunderstrike. They invaded Ares as part of Sovereign Justice and fought the 4th McCarron's Armored Cavalry regiment. Between the Fourth McCarron and a surprise assault by the Blackwind Lancers, the Fifth was almost completely destroyed.[12] By the end of the Jihad, barely a battalion of 'Mechs were left and the supporting regiments were in similar shape. The High Command re-designated the Syrtis Fusiliers units as Light Combat Teams for the forseeable future. This re-designation meant that the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers are close to full strength. The re-classification also allows the High Command to produce defensive units that are not likely to start new conflicts before the AFFS has recovered from the previous one. They recently received a company's worth of Hauberk battle armor suits.[13]

Dark Age[edit]

The Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers were sent to Salem to rebuild. After six years of rebuilding, they were able to bring their conventional forces up to their full allotment. Many experienced soldiers from the 1st Syrtis Fusiliers transferred into the Fifth, allowing the Fifth to maintain a high experience level.[14]

During the Capellan Confederation assault, the Fifth rushed to Royalston. There they faced the combined forces of Warrior House Hiritsu and the 4th Confederation Reserve Cavalry. The unit's commander overextended his 'Mech forces and ignored his conventional support units. He was killed by Hiritsu forces in an ambush. Colonel Dahar took command of the 'Mech unit and called in artillery strikes on the CCAF forces while the Fifth's armored cavalry units created a breakout that allowed the 'Mechs to escape. The Fifth left Royalston shortly thereafter.[15] The Fifth then went to Shoreham to rebuild.[16]


As of 3025 the commanding officer was Marshal Tamara Hasek.[17]

As of 3050 to 3054 the commanding officer was Hauptmann General Nathaniel Hasek.[18][19]

As of 3062 to 3067 the commanding officer was Colonel Serena Thompson-Hasek, who was later promoted to General.[2][11]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was General Fortino Agassi.[20]

In 3145 the commanding officer was Brevet Leftenant General Jara Dahar.[16]


Age of War/Star League Era[edit]

The Fifth preferred to fight at close range, with many of the regiment's MechWarriors training extensively in both hand-to-hand and 'Mech-to-'Mech brawling.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The RCT uses long range bombardments to pin the enemy in place for the follow-up assault of smaller cavalry units which destroy lesser targets parts the cover of their comrades.[2]

The Dark Age[edit]

The shift from a full RCT to a LCT has forced the Fifth's commanders to create new tactics and strategies. Unfortunately they are not as proficient in these tactics as the command would like.[13]

Composition History[edit]


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[21]

- At this point in time the Fifth were stationed on Aucara.[21]


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[22]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a heavy-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Aucara.[22]


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[22]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a heavy-weight unit operating at just below a third of full strength, and was based on Aucara.[22]


5th Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [23]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Aucara with an operational readiness of 65 percent. [23]


5th Syrtis Fusiliers (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [23]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Glentworth with an operational readiness of 32 percent. [23]


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Regular/Questionable)[17]

  • CO: Marshal Tamara Hasek


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Green/Reliable)[24]

3050 to 3054[edit]

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Green/Reliable)[18][19]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Nathaniel Hasek
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Cammal.


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • Aide: Major Fortino Agassi

- Supported by 4 Wings Aerospace Fighters

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Green/Fanatical)[2]

  • CO: Major General Jing-Quo Lucifer
  • Aide: Major Sarah-Brynn Smith
  • 6Fifth New Syrtis Armored Regiment - Colonel: Caanan Doyle
  • 3rd Jaipur Armored Regiment - Colonel: Theresa McGinty
  • 2933rd Federation Artillery Battalion - Major: Bobby Tapp

- Equipped with some Missile Platforms

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[2]

  • Aide: Major Al Pressman
  • 584th Syrtis Infantry Regiment - Colonel Beria Nikolayivich
  • 20th Hobbs Mechanized Infantry - Colonel Eustachia Tobin
  • 6th Talon Mechanized Regiment - Colonel Sherry Bork
  • Royal Deifenbaker Mounted Rifles - Colonel Benton Frasier
  • 245th Syrtis Jump Regiment - Colonel: Terrence LaCasse

- Each Regiment with artillery spotters


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: General Serena Thompson-Hasek

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Elite/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Leftenant General Raheem Idzikowski

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Major General Francesca Ziyal

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Regular/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Major General Dorf Coburn


The Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers are at 90% of their full strength as an LCT.[13]


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers LCT (Veteran/Questionable)[20]

  • CO: General Fortino Agassi

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[20]

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[20]

  • CO: Major General Lara Morozov

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Regular/Questionable)[20]

  • CO: Major General Cecelia Barsby


Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers LCT (Veteran/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Brevet Leftenant General Jara Dahar

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Aerospace Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[16]

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Armor Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)[16]

  • CO: Leftenant General Carroll Butler

Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Infantry Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Leftenant General Freda Nash



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 105, "Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers Unit Profile"
  3. Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 14
  4. Warrior: Coupé pp. 133-134 - "Hanse Davion announced to his general staff that chose to destroy the Fifth as example to others who would turn their loyalties against him and the FedSuns".
  5. Warrior: Coupé, p. 115, 121 - "1st Battalion gets ambushed in swamps by the Cavalry's Savannah Masters".
  6. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 36
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 94
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 143
  9. Field Manual: Updates', p. 132
  10. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 80
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Field Manual: Update, p. 138, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  12. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 224
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Field Report: AFFS, p. 15
  14. Field Manual: 3085, p. 63
  15. Field Manual: 3145, p. 78
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 89, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136 (pdf version), "Alcyone PDZ"
  18. 18.0 18.1 20 Year Update, p. 21, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Objective Raids, p. 14, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Fifth Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136