New Avalon Cavaliers

New Avalon Cavaliers: New Age Buckaroos
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Dr. John Parker
JumpShips no
DropShips no
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry no


The New Avalon Cavaliers were formed from the survivors of the famed Team Banzai after the last FedCom Civil War. During the final days of the reign of Katrina Steiner-Davion, the members had built a support base for the allies and when the invasion began they secured the Fox Den/NAIS. The unit proved its worth after it rebuilt and was therefore considered an elite unit by the AFFS.[1]

At the start of the Jihad, their composition was that of a reinforced regiment.[1]

In 3068 the command was destroyed through a naval bombardment, when they defended the NAIS against the Blakists.[2]


Dr. John Parker led the unit and every other soldier was a member of the NAIS.[1]


The unit was prepared for every possible enemy.[1]


The NAIS provided the logistical support for the Cavaliers.[1]

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

Dragoon Rating: Unrated[1]

Composition History[edit]


New Avalon Cavaliers(1 Reinforced Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[1]

  • CO: Dr. John Parker
  • XO: William Carruthers

- 153 'Mechs of the finest designs filled the ranks of the regiment.


Although the unit was renamed from Team Banzai ostensibly to avoid real-life trademark hassles concerning the 1984 film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, the names of the CO and XO of the unit are still links to the original Banzai homage: John Parker was the cover name of the Black Lectroid, played by Carl Lumbly, who assisted the Hong Kong Cavaliers in their mission against the Red Lectroids, while William Carruthers evokes "Pinky" Carruthers, played by Billy Vera, who was an auxiliary member of the Cavaliers.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 93, "New Avalon Cavaliers Profile"
  2. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 13
  3. IMDb listing for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension showing full cast and crew.