11th Benjamin Regulars

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Eleventh Benjamin Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3050)
Nickname "Comfort of the Poor"
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed 2781[1]

The Eleventh Benjamin Regulars was a BattleMech Regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Of the various brigades of Regulars active within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the Star League era, the regiments of the Benjamin Regulars - including the Eleventh Benjamin Regulars - were considered to be the most flexible. This was a reflection of the reality that the Regulars could at any point be called on to fight against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces or the Star League Defense Force, as a result of the Benjamin Military District bordering the Federated Suns, Lyran Commonwealth and Terran Hegemony. This was even acknowledged by the Internal Security Force, who gave the Eleventh and the other regiments of the Regulars more leeway than the average DCMS unit - an attitude the Benjamin Regulars repaid by limiting complaints and criticism to supply issues and local concerns, rather than anything to do with politics.[2]

The 11th Benjamin Regulars were formed in 2781 as a light mixed Regiment with one Battalion of 'Mechs and two of Armor.[1]

For the next 200 years the unit was involved in several battles, amoung them the repression of the Junction mutiny.[1]

Second Hidden War[edit]

The Eleventh Benjamin Regulars were the first DCMS unit to cross the border between the Draconis Combine and the Federated Suns when the Second Hidden War began, attacking the Federated Suns world of Marduk on the 9th of March 2725.[3]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3001, the unit's poor management and neglect marked its weakest point, with less than 28 light and medium 'Mechs at his disposal. When the 11th met a Steiner regiment on Sevren, it took less than an hour to have the unit spit out.[1]

The regiment was kept off-the-rolls until Warlord Yoriyoshi convinced Coordinator Takashi Kurita to rebuild the unit. In late 3023, Yoriyoshi promoted Innocent IV to General. He changed the unit's profile and demanded that his men master essential light regiment techniques. He also moved the unit's base on Tripoli to the middle of the planet's petrified desert, where the unit underwent extensive training. The unit was at its peak by 3025.[1]

The Eleventh participated in the Galtor campaign during 3025, where it performed well and received only 15,2% casualties.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During 3029 the Second Robinson Rangers were stationed on Breed. The Eleventh attacked the world on June 7th[4] of that year. The Rangers finally managed to push the Regulars back off world on June 19th.[5]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Eleventh was destroyed during the Clan Invasion, and survivors were integrated into the 3rd Benjamin Regulars.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 11th Benjamin Regulars
General Maratin 3001[1]
Tai-sho Innocent IV 3023 - 3028[6][7][1]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Eleventh Benjamin Regulars favored a strong combined-arms approach, but otherwise were a generalist unit, and deliberately fielded a wide range of BattleMech classes to encourage adaptation to changing circumstances.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

During the Galtor Campaign, the Eleventh Benjamin Regulars was composed primarily of light 'Mechs and specialized in reconnaissance and fast strike missions.[7]

In 3025 the unit was specialized in city-fighting.[8]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Regulars were stationed on Kaus Media; attached to the Regulars were a wing of aerospace fighters, an artillery regiment, four infantry regiments and four armoured regiments.[2]

2786[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

- At this point in time the Regulars were an assault-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on Kaus Media.[9]

2821[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

- At this point in time the Regulars were an assault-weight regiment, operating at just below half-strength and stationed on Ludwig.[9]

2830[edit]

11th Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [10]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Sendai with an operational readiness of 116 percent. [10]

2864[edit]

11th Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [10]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Kingtribel with an operational readiness of 51 percent. [10]

3025[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[11][1]

Note:The command contains 3 light battalions.[12] At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tripoli. [13]
Regimental BattleGroup
(Four Armor Lances, two 'Mech Lances)
O'Connor's Air Squadron
(Two Aerospace Fighter Flights)
Holgarth's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Van Dykes' Company ('Mech)
  • Willeby's Company ('Mech)
  • Conrad's Company ('Mech)
De Alba's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Effingham's Company ('Mech)
  • Decker's Company ('Mech)
  • Moppin's Company ('Mech)
Swift's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Scoles' Company ('Mech)
  • Howard's Company ('Mech)
  • Lang's Company ('Mech)

3028[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (BattleMech Regiment/Regular) [6]

  • CO/1st Battalion - Tai-Sho Innocent IV

3040[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[14]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Paris. [14]

3050[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[15]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Paris. [15]

3054[edit]

Eleventh Benjamin Regulars (Battalion/Green/Questionable)[16]

  • CO: Tai-sa Martin Drully

Game Rules[edit]

Historical Turning Points: Galtor[edit]

The Eleventh Benjamin are a light 'Mech unit, specializing in fast strikes and recon missions; they may use Banking Initiative and Off-Map movement.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Galtor Campaign, p. 52 "11th Banjamin Regulars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 10, "Benjamin Regulars"
  3. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 18, "A Plague On Both Your Houses: The War of Davion Succession (Second Hidden War)"
  4. An Emissary of Heaven, p. 2
  5. An Emissary of Heaven, p. 15
  6. 6.0 6.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p 107
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 7 "Benjamin Regulars"
  8. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 144 "The Benjamin Regulars"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 96
  11. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) p. 137
  12. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.146
  13. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.135
  14. 14.0 14.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 138
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 20-Year Update, p. 42
  16. Objective Raids, p.27

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