10th Army (ComStar)

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10th Army V-nu
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Red Legion
Parent Formation Com Guard
Formed Unknown

Assigned to the Rigil Kentarus Theater, 10 to 11 on the Inner Sphere Clock, the ComGuard 10th Army took a battering against Clan Wolf during the Battle of Tukayyid before serving along side Clan Wolf-in-Exile in the Arc-Royal Defense Cordon, calling themselves The Red Legion.

History[edit]

Selected along with the Ninth Army to face the Wolves, the Tenth Army was primarily assigned to the defense of the target city of Skupo, suffering heavy losses in the bitter fighting as the Natasha Kerensky-led troops pushed the Com Guard forces out. [1]

Once the Wolves had landed, the Tenth army was stationed in the foothills surrounding the Porozistu Mountains. Elements of the Tenth attacked the Seventh Battle Cluster and Third Battle Cluster near Forest's End, a small village. The 283rd Division faced the Fourth Wolf Guards and prevented the Clan unit from surrounding the Tenth Army elements. Then the Sixty-seventh Division began harassing the Wolves' flanks. In response, the Wolf commanders simply smashed into the center of the Tenth's line, forcing the 283rd to withdraw. This led to the rest of the Tenth's units withdrawing under artillery cover as well.[2] After resetting their defensive lines, the Tenth's recon units found that the Wolves were trying to bypass the Tenth to reach their goal. The Tenth redeployed to force the Wolves into combat. Though they held, the Tenth took heavy losses. The Tenth held a ridgetop that overlooked the two cities that were the Wolves goals. The Tenth Army was in danger of being surrounded until the Wolf Spiders tripped an assault by hidden ComGuard units. This forced the Wolves to halt, allowing the other units of the Tenth to withdraw. Though they held Brzo and Skupo for another day, eventually green troops of 138th Division broke under constant assaults from the Thirteenth Wolf Guards. This allowed the Wolf units to take Skupo, but as the Tenth withdrew they faced another major assault by the Wolves. Though many escaped capture, the Wolves took almost two hundred ComGuard warriors prisoner.[3]

Save for the 208th's disastrous involvement in Operation Bulldog, since Tukayyid the Tenth found itself increasingly dragged into the internal problems of the newly formed Lyran Alliance, with two of Army's divisions working with Lyran Loyalist forces and the others as adjuncts to the Arc-Royal Defense Cordon. The elevation of Victor Steiner-Davion to the position of Precentor Martial worsened the Army's situation, [4] and when the FedCom Civil War erupted, Precentor Gavin Dow took steps to ensure the loyalty of the Tenth to ComStar.[5]

For the most part this saved the Tenth Army from being caught up in the fighting, however Precentor Dag Kesselring's staunchly Lyran 66th Division paid the price for their choice and were annihilated in Peter Steiner-Davion's assault on Tharkad. [5]

After the beginning of the Jihad the ComGuard Armies were stretched too thin. To counteract this, the 7th-12th Armies were disbanded and used to reinforce the 1st-6th Armies. This gave each of the newly-reinforced Armies a full six Divisions. The 10th Army was one of the formations affected.[6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050, the Tenth Army was under the command of Precentor V Boris Myrvang.[7]

As of 3067, the 10th Army was under the command of Precentor XI Cynthia Byrd, who took command of the Army after Tukayyid. Not a fan of Victor Steiner-Davion, Byrd's grudging acceptance of him was based on entirely upon her respect for Anastasius Focht's judgement.[8][4][5]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

Tukayyid[edit]

  • 66th Division[9]
  • 166th Division[9]
  • 138th Division[9]
  • 278th Division[9]
  • 282nd Division[9]
  • 283rd Division[9]

3050[edit]

3055 to 3062[edit]

3067[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The Tenth's insignia a red shield bearing the ComStar logo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Tukayyid, p. 90, "Campaign: Clan Wolf"
  2. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 50
  3. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 51
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 38-39, "10th Army V-nu: The Red Legion"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 87,98 "10th Army V-nu (The Red Legion)"
  6. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 210
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 20 Year Update, p. 71, "10th V-nu"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 ComStar, p. 85, "10th Army V-nu"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, pp. 50-51

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