Canopian Highlanders

Canopian Highlanders
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Colonel Wood
Disbanded 3101[1]
JumpShips  ???
DropShips  ???
Aerospace yes
Armor yes
Infantry yes

The Canopian Highlanders were a mercenary unit that formed after the Reunification War.



Founded after the Reunification War, the unit remained in the service of the Magistracy of Canopus for the next few centuries. For a short time they signed a contract with the Federated Commonwealth in exchange for equipment upgrades, but the Davionists didn't stand by their word. The Highlanders returned to their home state and during the next years the command defended several planets against bandit raiders. Tragedy struck the force in 3067 after a successful bombing attempt against the unit's senior staff. The force behind the assassination was a group of three different pirate bands.[2]


During the Jihad, the unit defended the Magistracy. By 3079, the Canopian Highlanders had survived the Jihad and formally merged with the Magistracy Armed Forces.[3] They became the third unit of the Magistracy Highlanders brigade, and were stationed on Cate's Hold and Brixtana.[4]

In 3085 the regiment had assembled all its units on Cate's Hold. The unit had also rebuilt to within 20% of its nominal strength.[5]

The Dark Age[edit]

The Canopian Highlanders were effectively destroyed on Cate's Hold in 3101 when a well-equipped pirate group hit the Highlanders with a nuclear weapon. The few survivors of the Canopian Highlanders joined the First Magistracy Highlanders.[1]


As of 3025 the commanding officer was Major Harrison Long.[6]

As of 3050 the commanding officer was Colonel Nortbert Kingelt.[7]

As of 3054 the commanding officer was Colonel Oscar Long.[8]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Colonel Judith Wood.[2]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Colonel Marie Sklodowska.[5]


  • First battalion uses defensive tactics.
  • Second battalion soften up the enemy until they break as a unit.
  • Third battalion uses unorthodox maneuvers.


The unit can count on an experienced staff of technicians.[2]

Mercenary Rating[edit]

Dragoon Rating: A+

Composition History[edit]


Canopian Highlanders[6]

  • CO: Major Harrison Long

Long's Light Lancers (Regular/Reliable)[6]

MacGraw's Marauders (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Commander Norbert Kingelt


Canopian Highlanders (3 Battalions)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Norbert Kingelt

Long's Light Lancers (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Major Oscar Long

MacGraw's Marauders (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Major Judith Wood

Nellie's Naughties (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Major Dorothy Skaw


Canopian Highlanders (3 Battalions)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Oscar Long

Long's Light Lancers (Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Daniel Hale

McGraw's Marauders (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Judith Wood

Nellie's Naughties (Green/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Dorothy Skaw


Canopian Highlanders(1 Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Judith Wood
  • XO: Major Marie Sklodowska

-One third of the unit is upgraded

The Dawn Patrol(1 Wing/Regular/Fanatical)[2]

  • Wing Commander: Major Amedeo Avagadro

- The First Flight includes medium fighters.

- The Second Flight light units.

The Bannermen(2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • Infantry Commander: Colonel Dorothy Crowfoot
    • 1st Regiment: Major Rosalind Franklin
    • 2nd Regiment: Major Irene Joliot-Curie

- The command company uses VTOLs for support.

- The first Regiment deploys the companies independently

- The Second use larger formation.


After the Jihad, the Canopian Highlanders were reduced to three-fourths of their pre-Jihad strength.[4]


Canopian Highlanders (Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Marie Sklodowska

The Dawn Patrol (Wing/Veteran/Fanatical)[5]

The Bannermen (2 Regiments/Green/Fanatical)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Wieslaw Kopecky




  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 193, "Magistracy Highlanders"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 55, "Canopian Highlanders Unit Profile"
  3. Field Report: Periphery, p. 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 149, "MAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Periphery (1988), p. 99, "MAF Deployment Table - 3025"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 20 Year Update, p. 78, "MAF Deployment Table - 3050"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Objective Raids, p. 47, "MAF Deployment Table - 3054"