New Hessen Armored Scouts

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New Hessen Armored Scouts: Recon In Force
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO General Kurt Festerling
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace yes
Armor no
Infantry no


When not engaged in the Fourth Succession War the New Hessen Armored Scouts exit.[clarification needed] After the war the unit defended their homeworld and surrounding system against the Capellan Confederation raid and pirate groups in a contract for the Federated Commonwealth. In 3050 they were still the garrison for New Hessen.[1]

And this for the next 20 years. They refused to fight the Clans and continue to protect their homeworld. Through veterans of the Clan front the ranks grows up to five battalions and the unit were divided in two regiments.

During the Jihad, the unit took part in the long trip from Galatea to New Hessen. Along the way they served as replacement troops for the 1st New Hessen Irregulars and 2nd New Hessen Irregulars and as a supporting unit for those commands. During an assault on New Canton, the Hessens had to leave a battalion behind; Many of these troops came from the Armored Scouts. Though eventually rescued, the survivors have had to deal with shell shock of many sorts. This condition isn't limited to the survivors of New Canton, however, most of the Armored Scouts are past retirement age and facing similar psychological problems.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the New Hessen Armored Scouts
General Kurt Festerling
Colonel Fillippe Asaeu 3050[1]


The New Hessen Armored Scouts uses complete companies for scout mission. This gives them numerical superiority and firepower.

Dragoon Ratings[edit]


Dragoon Rating: C

Composition History[edit]


New Hessen Armored Scouts (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)



New Hessen Armored Scouts (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)

Contract: AFFC [4]


New Hessen Armored Scouts (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)

Contract: AFFC[1]


New Hessen Armored Scouts (1 Regiment/Elite/Reliable)

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Fillippe Asaeu
  • XO/2nd Battalion: Major John Jameson
  • 3rd Battalion: Major Karen Dillon

- The light and medium 'Mechs of the unit are supported through swift heavies. The unit is 30% upgraded.

New Hessen Star Buccaneers (2 Wings/Elite/Reliable)

  • CO: Colonel Melissa Broodah
  • XO: Major Rob Gypcreet

- The unit is 100% and looking to add a third wing soon.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 20 Year Update, p. 24
  2. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 64
  3. House Liao (Capellan Confederation) p. 107
  4. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 141
  • Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 41 - "Unit Profile"