Lone Star Regiment

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Lone Star Regiment: The Spirit of the Star
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Colonel Meschach Granger
JumpShips yes
DropShips yes
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry no

History[edit]

The Lone Star Regiment was formed in 2825 on the planet Somerset from former Star League Defense Force and Rim Worlds military personnel, as well as surviving units from a Lyran Commonwealth attack on the Draconis Combine. After 200 years of service the Lone Star Regiment ended their service to the Draconis Combine in response to the Coordinator's "Death to Mercenaries" order. For the next 20 years the regiment clashed with raiders from the Capellan Confederation while under the employ of the Federated Suns.[1]

Starting in 3050 the Lone Star Regiment was employed by the Taurian Defense Force; it was during this period that they battled the Redfield Renegades. While the unit sustained significant losses as a result of this conflict they also gained control of an additional DropShip.[citation needed]


In 3067 distrust amongst the unit regarding the existing commanding officer resulted in him being replaced with the son of a previous unit commander. Acting in the employ of the Word of Blake, the Lone Star Regiment supported operations on Epsilon Eridani.[2] While battling another mercenary unit on Epsilon Eridani, Renfield's Renegades, the Lone Star Regiment and the Renegades made a significant discovery; the fighting near the Shamus Mountains had unearthed an old Star League Defense Force depot hidden within the mountains. Still intact within the Depot was a functioning Colossus-class DropShip in pristine condition. Both mercenary units immediately laid claim to the DropShip, and with neither willing to compromise a gruelling combat was initiated that saw both units taking heavy casualties. Ultimately, the Lone Star Regiment were the victors and recovered both the DropShip and the battlefield salvage as prizes.[3]

Fresh with equipment upgrades and other assets from their contract with the Word of Blake, the regiment then went on to assist the Taurians in their attempt to regain control of the Pleiades Cluster.[2]

On the 21st of July 3072 while still deployed in the Pleiades Cluster the Lone Star Regiment was shattered by Hansen's Roughriders.[4][5]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer was Colonel Samuel Granger.[6]

As of 3067, the commanding officer was Colonel Meschach Granger. His family had a legacy of service with the Robinson Rangers of the AFFC.[1]

Tactics[edit]

This unit is an expert in defensive engagements.[1]

Support[edit]

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

3067[edit]

Dragoon Rating: B+[1]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Lone Star Regiment (Veteran/ Questionable)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Samuel Granger

3067[edit]

Lone Star Regiment (1 Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Meschach Granger
  • Ranger's Battalion /XO: Major Isaac Howard
  • Dragoon's Battalion: Major Brian Lim Yen-Yang
  • Light Horse Battalion: Major John LaVigne

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 88, "Lone Star Regiment Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 87, "Lone Star Regiment Profile"
  3. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 198, "Colossus"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 23, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  5. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "Deployment Table - 3025"

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