|Unit Profile (as of [])|
|Nickname||Warrior Tradition |
|Parent Formation||Free Worlds League Military|
The provincial regiments of the Duchy of Orloff, the Orloff Grenadiers are synonymous with competence. Orloff takes great pride in its troops, with an initiation ritual that binds them together. Ironically, theirs was one of the loudest voices against Thomas Marik's attempts to centralize power and unify the Free Worlds League Military because it would have meant giving up many of their traditions.
Between 2901 and 2910 elements of the Brigade were part of the Red Rovers strike force. The strike force consisted of Grenadiers and units from the Defenders of Andurien. The Red Rovers assaulted several important planets (Aldebaran, Shensi, Nanking, Zion) to keep the CCAF off balance. The raid on Zion saw the first real combat for the Galleon tank. 
The regiments continued their tradition to be victorious against the enemy of the league through out the Succession Wars. During Anton Marik's Revolt in 3015 the units within the brigade defended the borders once more, driving Donegal Guards units away from Nestor. When the border was secured the four commands landed on Tiber in full strength, but after 14 days of continued battle only 7 battered battalions remained. The survivors were reorganized into three provisional regiments.
Prior to 3046 the Orloff Grenadiers only accepted candidates who had served for five years, were born in the Duchy of Orloff, and had been awarded a Distinguished Service Award or membership in the Order of the Saber. These candidates were usually highly trained and professional, which led to the Grenadier's high skill level. After the Military Reorganization Act passed, however, the LCCC controlled assignments to the Orloff Grenadiers. This led to some tension between the Grenadiers and the Captain-General.
In 3067 the Orloff Grenadiers and the LCCC were in a tense standoff: The LCCC wanted to appoint officers to the Grenadiers, while the Grenadiers were worried that appointing "outsiders" would dilute their skill and erode their traditions. They also felt that the LCCC had complete control over command appointments and recruitment, and that was enough. Duke Christopher Halas had proposed a potential compromise: The Grenadiers would receive new recruits from the LCCC, and the LCCC would give priority to recruits from Orloff, Oriente, Ohren, and Zion provinces, areas which were culturally similar to Orloff.
During the Jihad the Sixth Orloff Grenadiers were destroyed, but the First and Eighth survived. By 3085 the Duchy of Orloff had merged with the Grand Duchy of Oriente and become part of the Duke's and Duchess' Own Corps of Foot and Horse.
 Units of the Orloff Grenadiers
- 1st Orloff Grenadiers
- 2nd Orloff Grenadiers
- 3rd Orloff Grenadiers
- 4th Orloff Grenadiers (destroyed in 2838)
- 5th Orloff Grenadiers (fought in the Marik Civil War)
- 6th Orloff Grenadiers
- 8th Orloff Grenadiers
 Colors and Unit Insignia
Hermes II in Orloff Grenadiers colors.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Manual: Free Worlds League p.101
- ↑ House Marik (The Free Worlds League) p.39
- ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 157
- ↑ Field Report: FWLM, p. 13
- ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 83