1st Chesterton Voltigeurs

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First Chesterton Voltigeurs
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Parent Formation Chesterton Reserves
Formed 2790 (approximate)


The First Chesterton Voltigueurs was formed around 2790 by former soldiers of the Chesterton region who fled after the planet's capture by Federated Suns forces in 2750.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

The Voltigeurs first tasted combat fighting against House Kurita on Rio and Ronel in first half of the 2800's.[1]

Later on Westphalia they defended the planet against the Freeman's Fanatics mercenary unit then in Steiner employ.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 2944 the Voltigeurs met House Marik forces on Epsilon Eridani and suffered serious losses, but managed to capture a Leopard DropShip and eventually won the day.[1]

The unit was badly mauled in 2987 while defending Tikonov against the attacking House Davion.[1] In the end the invaders were defeated by the slimmest of margins.

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Defense of Tikonov[edit]

The Voltigeurs took moderate casualties in the failed defense of New Moscow on Tikonov when they battled the 3rd Crucis Lancers in October of 3026. [2]

Operation Riposte[edit]

All three regiments of the Chesterton Voltigeurs took part in the assault on New Aragon. The 1st suffered heavy losses attacking a supply depot and eventually surrendered when escape proved impossible.[3]


As of 3025, the commanding officer was Colonel Alana Dickersenn.[1]

Composition History[edit]


First Chesterton Voltigeurs (3 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Alana Dickersenn
  • 1st Battalion - Major Athena Cochraine
  • 2nd Battalion - Major Emmanuel Rinn
  • 3rd Battalion - Major William Gazen

Unit Emblem[edit]

Crossed katana blades against a red field.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 83, "1st Chesterton Voltigeurs"
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 30, "Other Actions on Tikonov"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 97, "New Aragon"