18th Falcon Regulars (Clan Jade Falcon)

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Eighteenth Falcon Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Tercel Cluster
Parent Formation Rho Galaxy
Formed

History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Eighteenth Falcon Regulars were a second line formation in Epsilon Galaxy. In 3059 they were stationed on La Grave.[1] They were transferred to Camelot Command in 3067.[2]

The Dark Age[edit]

At some point the Eighteenth were transferred from the front-line Epsilon Galaxy to the second-line Rho Galaxy. By the ending of the the Rending, Rho was one of the older second line Galaxies within the Jade Falcon touman and one that Khan Malvina Hazen felt could be trusted with reasonably important goals. As a result Rho was called on to launch themselves into the remains of the Clan Wolf Occupation Zone, just as Epsilon Galaxy was doing; Epsilon struck rimward, while Rho was ordered to launch themselves spinward.[3]

It took time for Rho to begin moving, but when the Galaxy did move, it was to swiftly occupy the worlds of Laurent and Vulcan, providing a bridgehead to strike at the former Wolf capital world of Tamar. Their conquests were far from unchallenged, however; elements of Clan Hell's Horses Delta Galaxy landed on both worlds, intent on acquiring them for their clan.[3]

The successful use of what had become known as Mongol formations during the Rending gave Rho confidence that they had little to fear from the Hell's Horses forces, and the Eighteenth deployed in a Mongol formation on Vulcan accordingly.[3] Delta Galaxy landed the Eighty-second Mechanized Cavalry on Vulcan;[4] unfortunately for the Eighteenth, they were swiftly outperformed by the Hell's Horses light formations,[3] which were better equipped than the Eighteenth and as a result swiftly overwhelmed them.[4] This left the heavier elements of the Jade Falcon forces unprotected and blind, forcing them to retreat.[3]

As a consequence of their poor showing in the face of Delta Galaxy, Rho was left out of Khan Hazen's invasion of the Lyran Commonwealth, relegated instead to the defense of Sudeten in preparation for any sign of the Hell's Horses withdrawing from their alliance with the Falcons.[3]

Officers[edit]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Star Colonel Teague.[5] He was still in command in 3067.[2]

In 3145 the commanding officer of the Eighteenth Falcon Regulars was Star Colonel Jan von Jankmon[6]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition[edit]

3059[edit]

Eighteenth Falcon Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[5]

3145[edit]

Eighteenth Falcon Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Eighteenth were operating at sixty-five percent of full strength; lacking any OmniMechs, the Eighteenth were stationed on the world of Leskovik.[6]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 154
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 72
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 157, "Rho Galaxy"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 153, "Delta Galaxy"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 105, "Epsilon Galaxy - 18th Falcon Regulars Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 169, "Rho Galaxy"

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