6th Oriente Hussars

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Sixth Oriente Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Aardvarks[1]
Parent Formation Oriente Hussars
Formed

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Destroyed in 3015 while fighting Anton Marik's rebels, with the survivors absorbed into the Fusiliers of Oriente, and reformed in 3058.[2]

Several members of the Fusiliers of Oriente have suggested that the unit should be named the "Sixth Fusiliers of Oriente", which has annoyed the members of the Hussars. The LCCC has sided with the members of the Sixth, so the unit will remain the Sixth Oriente Hussars.

Anton's Revolt[edit]

As part of Janos Marik's strike force, the Sixth Oriente Hussars landed on Calloway VI. There they faced the Wolf's Dragoons Beta and Gamma regiments. Though they destroyed the Dragoons reputation for invincibility, the conflict essentially destroyed the Sixth as a unit.[3] The Sixth wouldn't re-form until 3058.

3058-3067[edit]

The Sixth spent most of its time on the Free Worlds/Magistracy of Canopus border hunting down pirates. This provided them with a great deal of practical experience that they lacked. Their success on these pirate-hunting trips earned them the nickname of the "Aardvarks".[1]

Jihad[edit]

During the chaos of the Jihad, the Sixth Oriente Hussars returned to the Duchy of Oriente and took up station on Dalton and Mansu-ri.[4]

By 3085 the Sixth had successfully defended the Nimakachi Fusion Products plant on Dalton from Word of Blake, Regulan, and pirate raids. During the time the Sixth has garrisoned Dalton, no enemy forces have been able to escape with product from that factory.[5]

Dark Age[edit]

Prior to Operation HOMECOMING the Sixth struck at the 15th Regulan Hussars.[6] During the Victoria War the Sixth and 1st Oriente Hussars fought the Red Lancers and Roman's Mounted Fusiliers on Ipswich.[7] The Sixth also fought the CCAF on Bentley.[8] In fact, Bentley was invaded by the Sixth, and they quickly took the world. However, after the conquest every member of the civilian government committed suicide rather than help the Free Worlds League, and this turned the rest of the population against the Sixth. Rumors of executions and secret prisons also increased the stress level. A month after they took Bentley, the Death Commandos and 2nd Capellan Defense Force landed to liberate the world. The Sixth was so stressed out by the civilian insurrection that they simply abandoned the world and relocated to Goodna.[9] The Sixth was pursued by the Second CDF and Death Commandos. The Commandos killed the Sixth's senior officer staff, and the Hussars were thrown into chaos, leaving Goodna and moving to Ipswitch, where they reinforced the 1st Oriente Hussars.[10] They faced Roman's Mounted Fusiliers and the Red Lancers, and fought the CCAF units to a standstill. The CCAF units eventually withdrew to Shuen Wan.[11]

The Sixth was responsible for guarding the narrow transport corridor between the two halves of the re-formed Free Worlds League. They weren't happy with this assignment, but after a few raids by the Regulan Hussars, the Sixth saw how important their posting was.[12] They were split into two commands and garrisoned both Alterf and Manhiki in 3145.[13]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 to 3067 the commanding officer was Colonel Astoria Jaka, she is still in 3085 the units commanding officer.[2][14][15]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Howard Finley.[13]

Tactics[edit]

In 3085, the Sixth Oriente Hussars' ground forces would gather around their DropShips or other strong points while their VTOLs and conventional aircraft performed reconnaissance. The Sixth then attacks their foe as quickly as they can.[5]

During the Victoria War they were specialists in assault tactics.[16]

Composition History[edit]

3059-3067[edit]

Sixth Oriente Hussars (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[2][14]

  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Magda Ybarra
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Narcis Serra

Sixth Hussars Aerospace (1 Squadron/Regular/Reliable)[2][14]

3085[edit]

Sixth Oriente Hussars (Green/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Astoria Jaka

Sixth Hussars Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[15]

3145[edit]

Sixth Oriente Hussars (2 Battalions/Veteran/Fanatical)[13]

  • CO: Colonel Howard Finley

Sixth Hussars Aerospace Wing (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Commander Geoffrey Bernard

Twenty-fourth Oriente Heavy Armor (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[13]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Alan Shelton

Third Salur Guard (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[13]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Harlan Powell

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 152, "6th Oriente Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 97, "6th Oriente Hussars Unit Profile"
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 29
  4. Field Report: FWLM, p. 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 84
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 42
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 44
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 48
  9. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, pp. 57-58
  10. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 60
  11. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 61
  12. Field Manual: 3145, p. 104
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Military"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "AFFS Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 92, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3085"
  16. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 99

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