Markson's Marauders

Markson's Marauders: Out Of The Blue, In The Black
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Colonel Markson
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace yes
Armor no
Infantry no


Formed in 2928 from survivors of the 12th Lyran Regulars during the Third Succession War, the unit specialized in pirate hunting. For the next decades the command tracked the bases of numerous pirates and wiped them out. Faced with the decision to face the clans, they refused the contract and left the IS for the periphery . The new employee Dragon's Wings Mining Corporation is a covert organization of the DCMS.[1]

With the beginning of the Jihad the mercs were in the employ of the Magistracy of Canopus. It is believed that the unit fight against the Word of Blake invaders.[2]


In 3025 the unit is commanded by Colonel Richard Markson.[3]

As of 3067 Colonel Markson lead the unit in the 3rd generation.[1]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Ray Markson.[4]


Long range units soften up the enemy and dropships deploy fast light/medium 'Mechs on the flanks for harassing maneuvers.[1]


The unit contains enough techs for all kinds of repairs and sufficient Dropship support.[1]

Dragoon Ratings[edit]


Dragoon Rating: B[1]


Rating: B[4]

Composition History[edit]


Markson's Marauders (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Colonel Richard Markson


Markson's Marauders (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]


Markson's Marauders (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- Every unit is capable to move over 90 km/h (only short times in some cases). A command lance lead the intere unit,

StarHunters(2 Wings/Regular/Questionable)[1]

- One wing belongs to the regiment the other is a group of freelancers.


Markson's Marauders (Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Ray Markson[4]
- As of 3145 the Marauders were stationed in the Palladix system and were operating at sixty-five percent of full strength.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 90, Unit Profile
  2. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 20
  3. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 138 (pdf version), "New Avalon Combat Region"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 182, "Notable Mercenary Forces - Magistracy of Canopus"
  5. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 138
  6. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 141