2nd Arkab Legion

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2nd Arkab Legion
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname "Defenders of the Faithful"
Parent Formation Arkab Legion
Formed early 2500s



The Second Arkab Legion was originally a planetary militia regiment that the Draconis Combine failed to conquer. When Arkab joined the Combine as an ally rather than a subject, the Arkab Legions were integrated into the DCMS command structure, but had to purchase and maintain their own equipment.

The equipment they purchased from the Procurement Department were typically older models, but were still serviceable. To keep an eye on these troops who consider the Dragon an ally rather than a master, the ISF attached a Regimental Liaison Team to each Arkab Legion. In 2765 the Second was stationed on Jeju.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Second Arkab Legion sat out the Fourth Succession War.

War of 3039[edit]

Fellanin II[edit]

Fellanin II was successfully conquered by two of the Eridani Light Horse regiments, forcing the 4th Proserpina Hussars to engage in guerilla actions. The AFFS sent word for the ELH to move on to their next target, and one regiment left the world while one remained behind. The Second Arkab Legion was assigned to reinforce the Proserpina Hussars regiment. When the Legion arrived, they pinned the ELH forces in their defensive positions while the Hussars struck them. The DCMS troops eventually forced the mercenaries out of their base and into a chase. The Legion and Hussars captured nearly three companies of the Light Horse, and the other two battalions left the world before they could rescue their comrades.[2][3]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

The Second managed to keep Star League BattleMechs in working order long after losing the technology to create them, and employed them against the Smoke Jaguars on Hyner. While they lost the planet, they inflicted heavy casualties on the Clan and shot Khan Hoyt's 'Mech out from under him.[4]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

After Operation Bulldog ended, the 2nd Arkab Legion was the first DCMS unit to serve under the command of Clan Nova Cat. The 2nd Legion served in the Irece Prefecture as part of Alpha Galaxy through all of 3065.[5]

Dominion War[edit]

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Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

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On February 12, 3071 several asteroids struck Arkab.[6] The 2nd Arkab Legion left their duty station and returned to Algedi to assist in humanitarian relief efforts on the Azami worlds.[7] The 2nd only took this action after the Arkab leadership wasn't able to get any help from the Draconis Combine leadership. Kanrei Kiyomori Minamoto sent several demands and threats to the 2nd Legion and all Arkab leaders, but the Legions refused to leave their homeworlds.

In April 3072 two battalions of the 2nd Legion were destroyed on Algedi by Davy Crockett class tactical nuclear weapons employed by DEST commandos.[8] The DEST teams were deployed to recover DCMS and DCA troops that were taken prisoner by the Arkab Legions when the DCS Siriwan was destroyed after performing an orbital bombardment mission.[9] The Siriwan itself had acted on orders from the Kokuryu-kai rebels. [citation needed]

Republic era[edit]

As of 3085 the Second had been posted on Arkab. There they continue to focus on rebuilding their world and dealing with the aftereffects of the asteroid strike.[10]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3145 the Second major skirmish with the First Drakøn Cluster on Orestes. What was intended as a routine raid turned into a major engagement as the Drakøns sought revenge for the loss of Port Moseby. Despite this the Drakøns took heavier losses than the Second as they departed.


As of 3050 to 3054, the commanding officer was Tai-sa Basis Ojima.[11][12]

As of 3059, the unit was commanded by Tai-sa Sahalli Odessa, he was still in command in 3067.[4][13]

In 3085 the commanding officer is Tai-sa Cora Schultheiss.[14]

As of 3145 the commanding officer was Tai-sa Jaffar al Qatari.[15]


The unit is specialized in several different mobile tactics:

  • all members use the terrain for hidden relocation and prefer landscapes with several possible exits when necessary
  • another tactic is to attack in full force and when the opponent show strength the command break into smaller sub units and retreat
  • sometimes the retreating unit regroup and devast the chasing enemie piece by piece
  • should follow the opponent only one sub unit a trap awaits them
  • as an last result the retreat could turned into an tactical withdrawal

Composition History[edit]


2nd Arkab Legion (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[16]


2nd Arkab Legion (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[17]


2nd Arkab Legion (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[11][12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Basis Ojima


2nd Arkab Legion (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Sahalli Odessa
  • XO/2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Achmell Jahared
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Devon Marshall

Note: The unit posses 3 lances of light Inner Sphere Omnimechs.

Hard Air (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • Wing Commander: Chu-sa Bapu Kingsley

Note: The unit is skilled to provide air superiority, reconnaissance and even close air support when necessary.

2nd Arkab Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Srin Odin

2nd Arkab Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Yossif Gadeffey

Note: The unit includes 3 companies of anti-Mech trained infantry.


2nd Arkab Legion (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Sahalli Odessa

Hard Air (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[13]

  • Wing Commander: Chu-sa Bapu Kingsley

2nd Arkab Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Srin Odin

2nd Arkab Infantry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Emil Balama


On paper, the Second was composed of three battalions of mixed unit types; the Second was actually operating at roughly 55% of its nominal strength from its' home base on Algedi, although 40% of the unit's equipment featured upgraded technology and the Legion was considered to be a veteran unit.[18] In common with the other Arkab Legions at the time, the 2nd operated as a combined-arms unit; only a third of the Legion's full strength consisted of 'Mech forces, while the remainder was comprised of conventional and infantry forces.[19]


2nd Arkab Legion (Veteran/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Cora Schultheiss

Hard Air (Wing/Veteran/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Cho-sa Sho Inoue

2nd Arkab Armor (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Chu-sa Scott Pettersson

2nd Arkab Infantry (Veteran/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ryouichi Motou


2nd Arkab Legion (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jaffar al Qatari

3rd Camlann Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[15]

2nd Arkab Armor (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Chu-sa Akil Mady

17th Camlann Guard (Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Tai-sa Khalil Hasen




  1. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 9
  2. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 89-90
  3. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 295
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 101, "2nd Arkab Legion Unit Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 113, "2nd Arkab Legion"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 36
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 52
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 75
  9. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 74
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 48
  11. 11.0 11.1 20 Year Update, p. 42, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3050"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Objective Raids, p. 27, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3054"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 116, "Deployment Table - 3067"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 63, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 137, "Deployment Table - 3025"
  17. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  18. Field Report: DCMS, p. 20, "Irregular Force Status"
  19. Field Report: DCMS, p. 19, "Arkab Legions"