11th Legion of Vega

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11th Legion of Vega BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Swiftness of Wind
Parent Formation Legion of Vega
Formed unknown


History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Fourth Succession War[edit]

In late August 3028 the High Command of the LCAF launched Operation Gotterdammerung, a massive offensive against the Draconis Combine, as part of this action the Fourth Skye Rangers engaged the Eleventh on the world Marfik[1].

The Eleventh maintains a relationship with the Cosby Myomer Research Firm on Vega. They use this relationship to obtain equipment outside the typical supply lines, as the Legions of Vega are not a high-priority unit for new materiel.[citation needed]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

Alrakis was a target in the first wave of the Federated Commonwealth attacks on the Lyran front of the War of 3039. In mid-April, the first of two major units assigned to attack the world, the Twenty-third Arcturan Guards RCT dropped onto the planet. Landing on the 16th of April under the command of Leutnant-General Jacqueline Fincher, the intention in taking Alrakis was two-fold; firstly, it would act as a stepping stone to worlds further into the Combine interior, and secondly, it presented the opportunity for a moral victory over a unit personally associated with Theodore Kurita.[2]

The decisive, aggressive drop by the Twenty-third caught the Eleventh Legion by surprise, quickly forcing them out of their barracks and onto the back foot. Even as the advance contingent of the 23rd was pushing the more numerous Legion back, a second contingent landed on the shores of Lake Carantha and seized Sigmundrac, the planetary capital. The Eleventh didn't take long to regroup; the commanding officer of the Legion, Tai-sa Esau Olivares, was well-known for his resourcefulness and determination, and had fought alongside the Kanrei during the Fourth Succession War in the fighting on Marduk. Olivares counterattacked in an attempt to gain an the initiative, forcing the Twenty-third into a bloody series of battles. Sensing that Olivares was striking from a weak position, Fincher and the Twenty-third launched their own offensive, pushing and harrying the Legion back and attempting to pin them up against the Caradhradene Mountains. On Marfick in the previous war, Olivares had personally led the rearguard action that allowed Theodore Kurita to escape; acting with the same insight, Olivares knew that to be trapped against the mountains would result in the destruction of the Legion, and he ordered a retreat to save as many of his troops as possible.[2]

The Legion evacuated Alrakis shortly after.[2] Key to the Legion's defeat on Alrakis was a battle on the morning of the 17th of April, where the lead company of the Twenty-third's second battalion managed to seize the Talumac Bridge system, the last clear bridge network crossing the Carantha River and a major route into Sigmundrac. If the Legion had retained control of the bridges, it may have been able to keep the Twenty-third out of Sigmundrac.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

The Legions of Vega were assigned to take back Turtle Bay from the Smoke Jaguars. The 2nd, 11th, and 16th were all assigned.[citation needed]

Dominion War[edit]

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Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Word of Blake attacked Vega. The Eleventh Legion was based on the world, but when the Word struck in 3069 the combination of a lightning fast ground attack and orbital bombardments from Pocket WarShips proved too much for the Legion. Only two warriors survived.[4]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 11th Legion of Vega
Tai-sa Theodore Kurita 3024-3028
Tai-sa Esau Olivares 3039[2]
Tai-sa Yoshi Yamasaki 3050[5].
Tai-sa Petros Sanvaldez 3059[6].
Tai-sa Tammie Kyoto 3067[7].

Tactics[edit]

The Eleventh embraces the combat doctrines of Theodore Kurita. They specialize in urban combat, and use their light lances in flanking and harassing maneuvers.[6]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Theodore Kurita

3029[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment)

Eleventh Armored (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

Fifteenth Armored (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

Twenty-fifth Light Horse (Armor Regiment)[citation needed]

Thirty-fourth Infantry (Infantry Regiment)[9]

3040[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[10]

3050[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[5]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yoshi Yamasaki

3054[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yoshi Yamasaki

3059[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[6]

CO/First Battalion: Tai-sa Petros Sanvaldez
XO: Chu-sa Tammie Kyoto
Second Battalion: Sho-sa Achmell Kafydich
Third Battalion: Chu-sa Masayuki Saigo
- The unit posses 12 medium and 12 heavy OmniMechs, which are supported by a large number of No-Dachis and other upgraded machines of the unit.

Nineteenth Armor Vega Vandals (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[6]

Armor Commander: Tai-sa Taro Yamioka

Eighty-eighth Vegan mechanized Brigade (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[6]

Troop Commander: Chu-sa Jesus Haciego
- The unit includes, 3 VTOL lances and 3 lances of artillery pieces.

3067[edit]

Eleventh Legion of Vega (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[7]

CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Tammie Kyoto

Nineteenth Armor: Vega Vandals (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[7]

Armor Commander: Tai-sa Luther Zanaros

Eighty-eighth Vegan Mechanized Brigade (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[7]

Troop Commander: Chu-sa Jesus Haciego

References[edit]

  1. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p 47
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 28-29, "Alrakis"
  3. Fall of the Hammer
  4. Field Report: DCMS, p. 16
  5. 5.0 5.1 20 Year Update p. 40
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 123, "Unit Profile"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 117
  8. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 135
  9. Heir to the Dragon, p. 134, the 34th Infantry refuses Olivares' orders
  10. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  11. Objective Raids, p.28

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