I Corps (Taurian Concordat)

Taurian I Corps Insignia
I Corps
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Unknown
Parent Formation TDF
Formed Early Succession Wars

I Corps was a Taurian Defense Force Brigade sized Military Formation originally assigned to the defense of the Taurian Concordat's border with the Capellan Confederation and later assigned to New Vandenberg. The brigade consists of three regiments of various sizes.[1]

The Taurian Defense Force expanded I Corps duties to cover the new settlements created by the formation of the New Colony Region and later to fulfill the Taurian responsibilities to the Trinity Alliance.


Unit Description[edit]

I Corps was a Taurian Defense Force Brigade sized military formation originally assigned to the defense of the Taurian Concordat's border with the Capellan Confederation and later assigned to New Vandenberg. The brigade consists of three regiments of various sizes.[1]

The Taurian Defense Force expanded I Corps duties to cover the new settlements created by the formation of the New Colony Region and later to fulfill the Taurian responsibilities to the Trinity Alliance.

History[edit]

After the Reunification War, I Corps was rebuilt by creating new regiments from the shattered remains of the 111th, 122nd, and 129th Concordat Chasseurs. These regiments were known as the Brinton Defenders. In 2765 two of these regiments were deployed to protect terraforming efforts on Rockwellawan and Artru. The third regiment was stationed on Brinton.[2]

For decades the brigade saw no great variation, but this changed in the 31st Century. Since the ratification of the Trinity Alliance the composition of the regiments has varied significantly. The originally two Taurian commands and one mercenary unit were the core of the formation. But the loses suffered during the Chaos March campaign and through the St. Ives Compact war was too much for the Concordat Jaegers. The command was merged with the Velites of the Taurian Guard Corps to bring them back to full strength. [3]

After Grover Shraplen became the Protector of the Concordat, the members of I Corps were outspoken in their criticism of his actions. This led to the TDF command downgrading their loyalty. The Corps was also scattered across several systems.[4]

During Operation MATADOR the First Corps suffered heavy losses. The units that composed I Corps were reduced to approximately a third of their nominal strength.[5] By 3145 they had rebuilt to their nominal strength.[6]

Officers[edit]

The commander of the I Corps in 3025 was Marshal Cory Calderon (relationship to the Protector unknown).

The commander of the I Corps from 3064 to 3067 is Marshal Kai Shoguwa, his aide is Comptroller Adam Meisner.[7][8]

I Corps was led by Marshal Talon Black in 3085. He was assisted by Comptroller Herman Malone.[9]

In 3145 the commander was Marshal Derek Watkins.[6]

Tactics[edit]

Each regiment of I Corps has their own unique tactics/strategies.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

3025 to 3067[edit]

3145[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Periphery, p. 77, 81
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 23, "I Corps - Regimental Status"
  3. Field Manual Periphery, p. 50
  4. Field Manual: Updates, p. 193
  5. Field Manual: 3085, pp. 141-142
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "I Corps"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 143, "Periphery Military Deployment Table"
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 202, "Calderon Protectorate Deployment Table"
  9. Field Manual: 3085, p. 150
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 20 Year Update, p. 77
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The Periphery, 2nd Ed, p. 22
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Field Manual: Update, p. 201

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