6th Regulan Hussars
|Sixth Regulan Hussars|
|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
|Parent Formation||Regulan Hussars|
Formed at some point after 2765 the Sixth Regulan Hussars were loyal to the Captain-General until their destruction in 2973. The Sixth had deployed to the world of Loric only to be abandoned by the Captain-General, who left them without support or supplies for two years. The destruction of the Sixth drove a wedge between the Regulan Hussars and the Captain-General, with the brigade's personal loyalty shifting to supporting the Cameron-Jones family after a history of loyalty to House Marik that stretched back to the Marik Civil War.
On the 1st of May 3078 the Sixth Regulan Hussars landed on the world of Molokai in the Principality of Gibson to free the world from forces loyal to the Word of Blake. The local military forces tentatively welcomed the Regulans as liberators; unfortunately, the Regulans weren't wanted by the inhabitants, and the planet exploded into riots for several days after the Hussars arrived. The Blakists helped to fuel the riots by releasing footage of the Regulan Hussars using tactical nuclear weapons during campaigns for Futuna, Newcastle and Norfolk in 3077, thereby tarring the Hussars with the same brush as the Blakists themselves. These riots were worsened by the alleged presence of several Blakist ROM units that were reputed to be waging a terror campaign by randomly kidnapping and executing anyone who supported the Coalition forces. The worsening situation on Molokai and the unwillingness of the local population to enter into any form of dialogue with the Hussars led to mounting speculation in the Regulan media that Colonel Lord Downes, the CO of the 6th, would be forced to assign BattleMechs to disrupt the escalating riots.
The Sixth Hussars typically operated in a manner that ran counter to the Regulan Hussars: They actually approached combat cautiously rather than running in without a plan. The only thing that changed their tactics was a series of raids from the Rim Commonality and heavy losses they inflicted. In 3145 the Sixth would immediately attack any Rim Commonality unit whether they were provoked or not. They were stationed on Vosloorus.
The Sixth Regulan Hussars prefers to hang back and identify the enemy's weakest points before committing to battle. Once the weak spot has been found, however, the Sixth delivers a massive amount of force to that point.
- CO: Colonel Paul DeVries
Sixth Regulan Hussars (1 Battalion/Regular/Fanatical)
- CO: Colonel Darrick Jimenez
- Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 16, "Regulan Hussars"
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p.103, "Regulan Hussars"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 92, "Regulan Hussars"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 79, "The Push Continues"
- Field Report: FWLM, p. 9
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 110
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Regulan Stategic Military Command"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 86