Citizens' Honored

Citizens' Honored
Unit Profile (as of 3079)
Parent Formation Capellan Confederation Armed Forces
Formed 3060

The Citizens' Honored brigade was created by Sun-Tzu Liao and encompasses former mercenary units that became regular Capellan units. Many of these mercenary units had strong ties to the Confederation.


Formed three months after McCarron's Armored Cavalry became a House Liao line unit, a delay born out of respect for the Big Mac and the Blackwind Lancers' ill-fated attack against the Confederation, the Citizen's Honored was built around the well-respected and A* Dragoon rated 4th Tau Ceti Rangers, the 15th Dracon and Lockhardt's Ironsides, all units with long histories of service to the Confederation

Laurel's Legion were added later, a former Liao employed mercenary unit that uneasily served the Federated Commonwealth after their homeworld of Tigress was captured in the Fourth Succession War. The Legion responded to Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao's invitation for all expatriate Liao units to return home, a choice supported by their homeworld despite the fact it remained deep in House Davion controlled space. [1]

While not taking part in the Xin Sheng Campaign, as if to prove themselves worthy of the Chancellor's offer of sponsorship, the units of the Citizen's Honored performed well beyond what was expected of them. With each of the four regiments earning an impressive volume of citations, the personal favor shown to the brigade by the Chancellor saw off those critics who claimed they had not truly earned their accolades. [2]

The brigade finally silenced its detractors with the dedication to the state shown by its units during the maelstrom of the Jihad, most notably the destruction of the 15th Dracon during the brutal opening stages of Duke George Hasek’s Operation Sovereign Justice. While the three surviving regiments suffered heavy losses, their morale after that conflict remains high thanks to finally proving their worth. In an effort to make up for the loss of the 15th Dracon, the Strategios attached the Sarna Martial Academy Cadre to the brigade, more for administrative purposes than a proper formal transfer.[3]

As one of the front-line brigades of the CCAF in the wake of the Jihad, the Citizens' Honored underwent rapid resupply, a sign of the brigade being given the appropriate support from the Confederation military's support and logistics chains. With some of the top cadets from across the various regional academies being posted into the brigade and replacement equipment being top of the line, the Citizens' Honored would quickly replace their Jihad casualties.[4]

Units of the Citizens' Honored[edit]

3060 to 3068[edit]



Colors and Unit Insignia[edit]

The various component elements of the Citizens' Honored retained their own color schemes and insignia with one exception, as a reminder of their years of mercenary service two thin silver lines symbolizing money are painted on a 'Mech's lower leg, AeroSpace Fighter wing, or rear quarter of a Combat Vehicle. Only those who served time as mercenaries feature the stripes while new, non-mercenary recruits, do not. [1]

The brigade's crest is a tiger inside an inverted triangle of dadao swords; according to Han symbolism the beast signifies strength. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 92
  2. Field Manual: Update, p. 27
  3. Field Report: CCAF, p 16. "Citizens' Honored"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 100, "Citizens' Honored"
  5. Field Report: CCAF page 16
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 35