8th Free Worlds Legionnaires

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8th Free Worlds Legionnaires
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Alpineers[1]
Parent Formation Free Worlds Legionnaires
Formed 3060

The 8th Free Worlds Leagionnaries was a Combined Arms Regimental Combat Team formation. They served as part Captain-General Thomas Marik loyal federal forces of the Free Worlds League.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The 8th was officially commission into service in 3061. The unit has since been re-assigned to Atreus as part of its garrison force as of 3067.[2]

In 3072 the Eighth Legion redeployed to fight the remains of the 2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere. Though they had received a great deal of upgrades and new equipment, the Knights eluded them for several years. Eventually, however, the 8th destroyed the few surviving Knights of the Inner Sphere with some help from the 2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires.[3] Shortly thereafter, the 2nd and 8th Legions unleashed years of pent-up fury on the Word of Blake's 30th Division, destroying the unit completely on Atreus.[4]

By 3079 they had pledged their loyalty to the Marik Commonwealth. The unit was split between two duty stations: One on Laureles and the other on Campbelton.[5]

In 3085 the Alpineers arrived on Manihiki. The vast mountain ranges available on the world were no problem for the Alpineers.[6]

Elements of the Eighth engaged in a raid against Corey in 3125. Painted in the colors of the Oriente Protectorate, they arrived on Corey and raided the Hollis Incorporated factory on the world. They captured tons of spare parts and equipment and withdrew successfully.[7]

Officers[edit]

As of 3067 the commanding officer of the unit was General Beatrice Sibleyras.[8]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is General Evan Hradcany.[9]

Tactics[edit]

The Eighth Free Worlds Legionnaires are highly trained in mountain fighting. As of 3085, they were also working to become proficient in airmobile operations.[10]

Composition History[edit]

3067[edit]

8th Free Worlds Legionnaires (BattleMech Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: General Beatrice Sibleyras

8th Legionnaires Aerospace Wing (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[8]

8th Legionnaries Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[8]

8th Legionnaires, Alpha Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[8]

8th Legionnaires, Beta Infantry (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Evan Hradcany

3079[edit]

The fighting of the Jihad reduced the Eighth Legionnaires strength by forty five percent.[5]

3085[edit]

8th Free Worlds Legionnaires (Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: General Evan Hradcany

8th Legionnaires Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[9]

8th Legionnaires Armor (Regular/Questionable)[9]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Iuppiter Stieber

8th Legionnaires Infantry (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Samu Razlcka

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: 3085, p. 81
  2. Field Manual: Update, p. 145, "8th Free Worlds Legionnaires".
  3. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, pp. 6-7, 13
  4. Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, p. 14
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 8
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 81
  7. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3067"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 81

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