|MARTIAN CUIRASSIERS: PAPER TIGER, STEEL FANGS|
|Unit Profile (as of 3067)|
|CO||Colonel Zane Cole|
Formed 3003 from a private mining cooperation for his son (under pressure). They worked as defensive unit primarily and with the right connections stand away from any major fight. Many considered them as a "Paper Tiger". In 3050 the unit was employed by the Federated Commonwealth and assigned to garrison McGehee. 3030s the unit joined the FWLM and fought during Operation Guerrero for the Styk Commonality. Their task was to secure Gan Singh. The unit reached their goal sustaining heavy looses, including the death of their commander Elliot Webb. After that event the Cuirassiers worked for and against many factions in the Chaos March.
In 3067, the unit was last seen on Fletcher and was subsequently listed as wanted by the MRBC after accepting employment from the Word of Blake. They were suspected to have raided Lesalles in 3072. They also worked alongside the Word of Blake's Eleventh Division and 47th Shadow Division when they assaulted Galatea. The Martian Cuirassiers remained in the employ of the Word of Blake until their destruction on Hall on the 3rd of April 3073. Despite being wanted by the MRBC, the Cuirassiers were actually destroyed by their own employers; the Word of Blake's 52nd Shadow Division destroyed the Cuirassiers as an unexpectedly harsh response to a contract dispute. Documents recovered after the end of the Jihad indicated that the Cuirassiers refused an order to destroy the city of Bastrop as an "object lesson" for the citizens of Hall. The 52nd interpreted this as "breach of contract" and destroyed the Cuirassiers.
Colonel Zane Cole took command after the death of the former commander. His son will take control at the right moment and inherit the legacy of his father. In 3050 the unit was commanded by Major Jayne Purdie.
The unit used their conventional support excessively. The 'Mechs are the anvil and the rest of their assets the hammer. With adequate air cover they excel in their work.
The Cuirassiers were known to have had full technical support, but they lacked any transport assets.
Dragoon Rating: C
Martian Cuirassiers (Regiment/Green/Questionable)
- Contract:FWLM 
- CO: Major Elliot Webb
Martian Cuirassiers (Battalion/Green/Questionable)
Martian Cuirassiers(1 Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)
- Co/1st Company: Colonel Zane Cole
- XO/2nd Company: Major Estefan Webb
- 3rd Company: Captain Arlene Mosiro
- Many medium designs with 50% upgrades
Ares' Swords(2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)
- Armor CO: Major Virginia Helsi
- Infantry CO: Major Juan Webb
- Contains 1 Battalion each of armor and infantry.
- 20 Year Update, p. 19
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 100
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 109
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
- BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p.109
- Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 50
- Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 20