6th Crucis Lancers

6th Crucis Lancers RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Tsamma Lancers
Parent Formation Crucis Lancers
Formed Unknown



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4th Succession War[edit]

The homeworld of the 6th Crucis Lancers is Langhorne. In the Fourth Succession War the 6th Crucis Lancers attacked Tikonov with the other Crucis Lancer RCTs. There they faced elements of Stapleton's Iron Hand.[1] After that attack, they moved on to take Jonathan and Foot Fall.[2] The fifth wave of AFFS invasion into the Capellan Confederation saw the 6th Crucis Lancers attacking Mandate[3], and in the sixth wave of attacks they secured the Heligoland system for the Federated Suns.[4] After the Fourth Succession War, the 6th was attacked several times by Capellan terrorists.

War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Guerrero[edit]

In early 3057, the unit was stationed on Valexa in the Capellan March. There they were attacked by bandits masquerading as the Knights of the Inner Sphere. They took significant losses during the raid. [5]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Civil War[edit]

At the start of the FedCom Civil War they faced the 11th Arcturan Guards on Virtue. They inflicted serious casualties on the Guards and forced them to withdraw.[6] Soon thereafter they joined up with Victor Steiner-Davion. He assigned them to attack Alarion with the 39th Avalon Hussars. The two RCT's landed and faced no opposition. The 6th then withdrew, leaving the 39th Avalon Hussars to garrison the world.[7] They hit York with the Prince's Men and the Outland Legion. The 6th moved to engage the Alarion APM and Carlisle APM while the other two units secured the rear areas. Once committed, the 11th Arcturan Guards dropped between the Lancers and the other two pro-Victor units. The 6th staged a fighting withdrawal to a rendezvous point 500 kilometers away. A battalion of Lancer infantry was captured, while the destruction of two DropShips cost them a company of armor and 'Mechs.[8]

They assaulted Tikonov and were almost trapped there. Fortunately they were successful and went to New Avalon with Victor. The fighting on New Avalon was considerably more difficult, and the Sixth was reduced to about half their pre-Civil War strength. Exacerbating their problems rebuilding was the resignation of most of their officers after the fighting ended.[9]


April 20th, 3069 - The Lancer's Aerospace brigade is wiped out by Word of Blake forces in Galax orbit.[10] The Blakists secretly deliver bio-agent that destroys all life on the planet.[11][12] The Sixth were forced to quarantine the dying world, preventing anyone from leaving. This duty, which stretched on for five years, took its toll on the soldiers of the Sixth. Approximately half the troops who survived the Civil War and the bio-weapon committed suicide. In late 3075 the remaining soldiers were reassigned to the 7th Crucis Lancers and the 6th Lancers were deactivated.[13] These troops were initially welcomed by the Seventh Lancers, but the survivors of the Sixth were so psychologically damaged that suicide became commonplace and began to affect the Seventh's morale.[14]


In 3025 Marshal Orval Gossiage is the commanding officer of the unit.[15][16]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Colonel Patricia Vineman.[17]


They had much experience in urban warfare.[17]

Composition History[edit]


6th Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Marshal Orval Gossiage


6th Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[18]


6th Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Patricia Vineman [19]


6th Crucis Lancers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Patricia Vineman
    • Aide:

- Mostly light and medium 'Mechss, only one Companies of heavy's

6th Crucis Lancers Aerospace Brigade[17]

  • CO: Leutnant-Kaptain Deuce MacAdams
  • 11th Crucis Lancers Aero Wing
  • 12th Crucis Lancers Aero Wing

6th Crucis Lancers Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Unreliable)[17]

  • Colonel: Emmanuel O'Shea
    • Aide:
  • 16th Crucis Lancers Armoured Regiment - Colonel: Dick Ziogas
  • 18th Crucis Lancers Armoured Regiment - Colonel: Pinnard Smith
  • 6th Crucis Lancers Artillery Battalion - Leutnant-Colonel Craig Mackie

- The 16th and 18th fields a mix of heavy tanks and light armored vehicles

6th Crucis Lancers Infantry Brigade (7 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Ilena Soden
    • Aide:
  • 11th Crucis Lancers Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Caridad Hasek-Goros
  • 12th Crucis Lancers Infantry Regiment - Leutnant Colonel Peng Popovic
  • 11th Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel Omar Herzog
  • 12th Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel Dana Miguel De Jesus
  • 6th Crucis Lancers Jump Infantry Regiment - Colonel Sam Worthington
  • Gambier Lancers Jump Infantry - Hauptmann-Kommandant Calypso Kaegi
  • 1st Langhorne Military Police Regiment - Colonel Jessup Wilmer

- Seven Battalions of military police


There is a religious holiday on Tsamma. It is tradition to decorate the Mechs of the 6th Crucis Lancers with flowers on that day, gaining them the unofficial nickname Flower Lancers.[17]


  1. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, p. 17
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 38
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 52
  5. Star Lord, pp.??[citation needed]
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 88
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 100
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 103
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 128
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 43 - Galax Assaulted - 6th's Aerospace Brigade is wiped out.
  11. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 44 - "Travel advisory: Galax"
  12. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 63 - "Galax Dying"
  13. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 46
  14. Field Report: AFFS, p. 11
  15. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 110
  16. 16.0 16.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 72, "6th Crucis Lancers Unit Profile"
  18. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136
  19. 19.0 19.1 Objective Raids, p. 20