Legion of the Rising Sun
|Legion of the Rising Sun: Honored Exiles|
|Unit Profile (as of 3067)|
|CO||Colonel Jürgen Petersen|
Formed after the 4th Succession War as a reaction to Coordinator Takashi Kurita's infamous Death to Mercenaries Order, many smaller mercenary commands were forced to leave the Draconis Combine and gathered under the leadership of Colonel Jürgen Petersen on Galatea. Their first contract brought them to the Free Rasalhague Republic and the conflict against Ronin forces. The next contract was with the AFFC. During this time they supported line units and made raids against Clan forces for the DCMS. After that they worked first for the Lyran Alliance and then the FWLM until now.
In 3069 the unit got a contract from the resistance leader in the FWL. Transported to the planet Hall for a scout mission the mercs fought for over a year against the Blakists, where they lost their commanding officer and one battalion. After a retreat back to Oliver the mercs had to fight again against the Blakists' 12th Division (the former 6th Free Worlds Legionnaires). The resistance movement could only save one company of mixed forces from Oliver.
Colonel Jürgen Petersen led the unit for the last 3 decades and will do so in the future.
Dragoon Rating: B
The Legion of the Rising Sun (Regiment/Veteran/Regular)<ref name="MSp45">
- CO: Colonel Jürgen Petersen
- Aide: Colonel Mitsuko Kanae
- Most 'Mechs are upgraded, sometimes with Clan technology.
- For security duties they have their own small forces (1 company of tanks and 1 battalion of infantry).
- Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 45, "Legion of the Rising Sun"
- Mercenaries Supplemental Update p. 84, "Legion of the Rising Sun"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 31, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"