9th Pesht Regulars

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9th Pesht Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname "The Pride of Pesht"
Parent Formation Pesht Regulars
Formed unknown

The Ninth Pesht Regulars were a Heavy BattleMech Regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Ninth Pesht Regulars were involved in the DCMS counter-attacks against Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces commands during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. The Twelfth Donegal Guards were in the process of conquering Stanzach when the Ninth Pesht Regulars and the Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars dropped onto the planet and attacked, nearly pushing the Donegal Guards off the planet completely. Reinforcements for the Twelfth in the form of the Eighth Donegal Guards allowed the Lyrans to retain a foothold on the planet heading into the lull during the middle of the Fourth Succession War.[1]

Augmented by the secret Tyr-affiliated assault regiment the Lyran forces went on the attack again in mid-3029 on Stanzach, breaking through the DCMS defensive line along the river Lule in part due to how thinly the Combine forces were stretched along the two hundred kilometer long defensive line, and in part due to the poor equipment the Ninth had been provided with. The senior officers in both regiments were confident that they could continue to fight, as they still had the planetary capital and the valuable diamond mines under their control, but they were ordered to withdraw from Stanzach at the end of July by Brigadier General Sven Johannsen, the second-in-command of the Rasalhague Military District.[1]

War of 3039[edit]

The Ninth Regulars were stationed on Schwartz during the entire war and saw no active combat.[2]

Ronin Wars[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

The Ninth faced the Smoke Jaguar's Nineteenth Striker Cluster on Schwartz in March 3050. In this engagement, Tai-sa Graham sacrificed his AeroSpace Fighters, Infantry, and Armor units to allow two battalions of 'Mechs to escape. The DCMS was not pleased.[3] The Nineteenth did follow the rules of zellbrigen with the Ninth however, when they saw the Ninth trying to behave honorably. The Ninth moved the fighting off the plains of Schwartz and into a nearby city. Tai-sa Graham fought a single Trial against Star Colonel Thilla Showers that allowed most of the Ninth's 'Mech units to escape.[4]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Dominion War[edit]

During the Dominion War, the Ninth Pesht Regulars were posted to Idlewind, and were one of the first commands hit by the Ghost Bear forces. Their commanding officer was killed early in the fighting and the Ninth lost all unit cohesion. More than 90% of the unit's soldiers were killed, and the remaining troops were assigned to other commands to make up personnel losses.[5]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the commanding officer was General Fyodor Markt.[6]

As of 3050 to 3062, the Ninth is commanded by Tai-sa Mark Graham. Graham has spent years granting favors and building a political power base. Tai-sa Graham was killed on Idlewind during the Dominion War.[7][3][5]

Tactics[edit]

Tai-sa Graham used his infantry and armor resources as "bait" for enemy units, which were then hit by the regiment's 'Mechs. This understandably caused tension between the different elements of the unit.[3]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

9th Pesht Regulars (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: General Fyodor Markt

3040[edit]

9th Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[8]

3050[edit]

9th Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[9]

  • CO: Tai-sa Mark Graham

3050[edit]

9th Pesht Regulars (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Mark Graham

3059[edit]

9th Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Mark Graham
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa George Elliot
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Kyle Iboraki

12th Pesht Strikers (Wing/Regular/Questionable)[3]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Kashira Mori

9th Regulars Armor (2 Companys/Green/Questionable)[3]

  • Armor Commander: Sho-sa Vladimir Kassagrich

53rd Chatam Assault Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa William Wellington

Notes[edit]

On page 65 of the NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, it is clearly stated that "Beta" and "Charlie" Companies of the Second Battalion are involved in the scenario, but the table on page 109 shows the Ninth marks its Companies numerically.

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 61, "End of the Offensive"
  2. Historical: War of 3039, p.139
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 73
  4. A New Game
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 109.
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  7. 20 Year Update, p. 42
  8. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
  9. 20 Year Update, p.42
  10. Objective Raids, p.28

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