Alliance Borderers

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Alliance Borderers
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Inner Light (2765)[1]
Parent Formation Alliance Ground Defense Arm
Formed 2582

Unit Description[edit]

The unit was a Combined Arms Armor and Infantry formation that was in service of the Outworlds Alliance on Ramora.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Alliance Borderers and their sister regiment, the Alliance Grenadiers, were formed during the Reunification War, primarily from salvage obtained from Star League forces or equipment purchased covertly from Federated Suns sources. The Borderers formed in late 2582 on Alpheratz and first saw combat during the battles for Lushann, where the Borderers fought alongside the Pitkin Lancers, 3rd Armored Division and 4th Armored Division against the SLDF V Corps, preventing the Star League from conquering this important industrial world during the Star League invasion of the Outworlds Alliance.[2]

Star League Era[edit]

By 2765 the Borderers were still using older captured SLDF machines. They could do so because their technical staff turned using retired equipment into an art form. In 2765 they were based on Eigerland.[3]

Succession Wars[edit]

In 3025 the Borderers were distributed across the worlds of Ramora, Coraines and Mitchella, acting as a quick reaction force against external aggressors; while the Borderers were a single regiment, each Alliance world maintained between two and four battalions of militia forces, and the Borderers were still a 3-battalion strong regiment, giving them one additional battalion over their sister regiment, the Grenadiers.[4]

The Borderers were still broken into battalions and assigned to Ramora, Coraines and Mitchella in 3050.[5]

Border Raid of 3071[edit]

In late 3071, the unit was warned that Ramora was about to be raided. House Davion's mercenary unit, the Screaming Eagles, had deployed three Battalions worth of BattleMechs to attack the planet. The Borderers defended, along with a Clan Snow Raven trinary from the 6th Battle Cluster. The Borderers were heavily damaged (and their Clan allies destroyed) in course of battle. [6][7] During the late 3070s the Borderers were stationed on Mitchella and Banori.[7]

In 3085, the unit had rebuilt and was assigned to garrison Brasha.[8]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer was Chairman Uriah Jum.[4]

As of 3050 to 3054, the commanding officer was Chairman Fitzroy Candly.[5][9] He was still in command in 3058 as to 3067.[10][11]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Chairman Ross Hibler.[8]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Chairman Raulo Sergivich.[12]

Tactics[edit]

In 3025, the Borderers were effective when operating alongside BattleMech troops, but relied on superior infantry and armor tactics to win if faced with superior firepower.[4]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Alliance Borderers (Veteran/Reliable)[1]

3025[edit]

Alliance Borderers (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Chairman Uriah Jum
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Oieper Denby
  • 3rd Battalion (Green/Questionable) - CO: Chairman Heloise Moranl

- In 3025, the Borderers had infantry, armor and DropShip support, but no organic fighter or JumpShip support.

3050[edit]

Alliance Borderers (1 Regiment)[5]

  • CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ronald Ocha
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 3rd Battalion (Green/Questionable) - CO: Chairman Russell Potter

3054-3058[edit]

Alliance Borderers (1 Regiment)[9][10]

  • CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman David King
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 3rd Battalion (Green/Questionable) - CO: Chairman Russell Potter

3064[edit]

Alliance Borderers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[14][15]

  • CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 1st Command Battalion (Black Knights) (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 2nd Battalion (Pathfinders) (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 3rd Battalion (Lightning Riders) (Green/Questionable) - CO: Chairman Russell Porter

- The 1st and 2nd Battalions are composed of armored vehicles, whilst the 3rd Battalion is an infantry battalion.

3067[edit]

Alliance Borderers (1 Regiment)[11]

  • CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 1st Command Battalion - CO: Chairman Fitzroy Candly
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Chairman Russell Potter

- The 1st and 2nd Battalions are composed of armored vehicles, whilst the 3rd Battalion is an infantry battalion.

3079[edit]

The Borderers were at two-thirds of their pre-Jihad strength.[7]

3085[edit]

Alliance Borderers (Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 1st Command Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ross Hibler
  • 2nd Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Laertes Rojas
  • 3rd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Toni Salinas

- The 1st and 2nd Battalions are composed of armored vehicles, whilst the 3rd Battalion is an infantry battalion.

3145[edit]

Alliance Borderers (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Chairman Raulo Sergivich
  • Command Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Raulo Sergivich
  • Second Battalion (Veteran/Fanatical) - CO: Chairman Jamey Phoenix
  • Third Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Chairman Ashleigh Mello

Notes[edit]

The unit was equipped with a Clan Oro Heavy Tank in its Command Battalion. The unit Chairman managed to have unit's equipment updated with double heat sinks and extended range lasers on its vehicles.[16]

The unit's formation is unclear, however the earlier Field Manual: Periphery does not list the Alliance Borderers whilst Field Manual: Updates does.

Historical: Reunification War indicates on page 42 that the Alliance Borderers received their baptism of fire on Cerberus, against the Star League 4th Division and 5th Division. However, this is contradicted by other entries within the same book for the battles on Cerberus and the unit deployment tables, which indicate that the Borderers fought on Lushann, and that the Alliance Grenadiers fought on Cerberus. This has been raised as errata on the official Catalyst Game Labs forum.[2][17][18]

Rules[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

  • When randomly generating forces each Alliance Borderer lance or platoon may roll for equipment twice on the SLDF table and once on the Federated Suns table.[19]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 17, "Outworlds Alliance - Regimental Status"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  3. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 17
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Periphery (1st Edition), p. 114-115, "Unit Profiles" and "BattleMech Regiment Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 20 Year Update, p. 79, "Alliance Military Corps Deployment Table - 3050"
  6. Mercenaries Supplemental Update p. 105, "Screaming Eagles"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Field Report: Clans, p. 24
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 129, "Alliance Military Corps - 3085"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Objective Raids, p. 47, "Alliance Military Corps Deployment Table - 3054"
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Periphery, 2nd Edition (sourcebook), p. 52, "Alliance Military Corps - 3058"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Manual: Updates p. 203, "Alliance Military Corp" - Deployment Table - 3067
  12. 12.0 12.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 174, "Clan Force Deployments - Alliance Militia Corps"
  13. Periphery 1st Edition, p. 144, "Deployment Table"
  14. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 95, "3rd Alliance Air Wing"
  15. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 144, "Alliance Military Corps"
  16. Field Manual: Updates p. 196 - Alliance Borderers - Unit brief information about its upgrades.
  17. Historical: Reunification War, p. 42, "Alliance Borderers"
  18. Historical: Reunification War, p. 123, "Cerberus and the Baby Killers"
  19. Historical: Reunification War, p. 183, "Outworlds Alliance"

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