17th Galedon Regulars

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17th Galedon Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname "Protectors of Karma"
Parent Formation Galedon Regulars
Formed pre-2572

The Seventeenth Galedon Regulars are one of the DCMS' longest-serving provincial units.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Prior to 2528 the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars were an armored regiment.[1] They would later serve in the Draconis Combine Auxiliary Corps.[2]

Reunification War[edit]

Early in 2572, First Lord of the Star League Director-General Ian Cameron issued Directive 21. The Directive gave Inner Sphere militaries the authority to "garrison" the undefended worlds of the Outworlds Alliance for "mutual defense and protection". Ostensibly, the directive was aimed at curbing pirate activity within the Alliance. The Seventeenth Galedon Regulars maintained their garrison around Santiago City on the Outworlds Alliance border world of Santiago. On December 14th, an officer within the Regulars retaliated against a mob of snow ball-throwing children, severely burning one with a canister of hot coolant. A riot mob organized, surrounding the officer's 'Mech and tripping it. The fall killed several bystanders. Isolated from her fellows, the officer fired her Locust's machine guns into the crowd to disperse it.[3] In total, 27 were killed, and 30 more were severely wounded[4][5]. This unfortunate event would go down in history as the Santiago Massacre.

The Santiago Massacre was merely the largest example of the tension between the Periphery citizens and the Combine soldiers. On several occasions the Santiago Militia and Galedon Regulars were involved in shooting incidents that started when members of one group insulted another. This resistance increased over time, and eventually 900 soldiers were killed. The Galedon Regulars retaliated by killing at least 1200 of Santiago's citizens.[6]

During the whole Reunification War the 17th remained on the Outworlds Alliance front.[1] Elements of the 17th reinforced the SLDF's 4th Division and 6th Division as they attacked Sevon, defended by the Pitcairn Legion.[7] Later the 17th and 24th Galedon Regulars would take the world of Valentina for the Star League, and spend the months after their arrival dealing with the worlds resistance movement. The Galedon Regulars employed brutal tactics against their foes, summarily killing one in ten citizens and completely destroying the business buildings, homes, and farms of any suspected resistance sympathizers.[8] In 2583 they moved to Tabayama, where they would remain until 2585.[9]

Third Succession War[edit]

Early 2930 Both the Twelfth Galedon Regulars and the Seventeenth Galedon Regulars bore the brunt of a major Davion offensive against Xhosa VII. Under the command of Brigader General Samson Sakamoto both regiments fought with valor but were severely mauled by the attacking forces.[citation needed]

In April 3023, the Seventeenth Fought alongside the Wolf's Dragoons Mercenary unit in an attempt to capture experimental Davion technology on Quentin. [10]

4th Succession War[edit]

The Seventeenth was one of the Combine units sent to Misery to destroy Wolf's Dragoons. Three weeks into that conflict they blocked a battalion of Delta Regiment, putting up severe resistance. The Seventeenth's unit was nearly destroyed by the Dragoon unit until reinforcements from another battalion of the Seventeenth hit the Dragoons in the flank. The Dragoons were able to withdraw after inflicting serious losses on the Seventeenth. The Seventeenth was able to destroy most of the Delta Regiment force however.[11] These severe losses were inflicted every time the Seventeenth faced the Dragoons, eventually whittling them down to a few lances and forcing them to withdraw from Misery.[12]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

The seventeenth did not survive contact with Clan Ghost Bears 139th Striker Cluster in the Meilen System[13].

Officers[edit]

Tactics[edit]

The Seventeenth prefers heavy 'Mechs and city fighting. They are adept at using the cover in urban environs to their advantage. Second Company, Third Battalion, under Sho-sa Conner Rhys, operates independently of the rest of his unit, probing the enemy lines for weak spots.[18]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

17th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[19]

Note:The command contains 3 light battalions.[20]

3040[edit]

17th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[21]

3054[edit]

17th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[22]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jon Ziblerson

3050[edit]

17th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[23]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jon Ziblerson

3059[edit]

17th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[18]

  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Duaine Nohlaska
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Jeremiah Lee

95th Aerospace Wing (2 Companies/Regular/Reliable)[18]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Tahme Cross

17th Galedon Regulars Infantry (2 Battalions/Regular/Fanatical)[18]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Hap Wynn Do

Rules[edit]

Historical Turning Points: Misery[edit]

  • The green Seventeenth entered the battle of Misery determined to prove they were better than any mercenaries; during any turn where they outnumber the Dragoons, the Seventeenth receives a +1 bonus to all Initiative Rolls in the following turn. When outnumbered by the mercenaries, they receive a -1 penalty to all Piloting Skill Rolls.[24]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 36
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 107
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 19
  4. The Periphery (sourcebook), p 25.
  5. Star League, p. 43, "Sparks of Santiago"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 111
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 116
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 119
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 141
  10. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), pp. 29-30
  11. Historical Turning Points: Misery, p. 14
  12. Historical Turning Points: Misery, p. 16
  13. Field Manual: Updates, p. 108, Galedon brigade profile.
  14. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 30
  15. "House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) p.135"
  16. Historical Turning Points: Misery, p. 9
  17. 20 Year Update, p. 41, "Kaznejov Prefecture"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 64, "Unit Profile"
  19. 19.0 19.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 135
  20. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.145
  21. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  22. 20 Year Update, p.41
  23. Objective Raids, p.27
  24. Historical Turning Points: Misery, p. 9

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