Pandora Cavaliers

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Pandora College Training Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname
Parent Formation Pandora College of Military Sciences
Formed

History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3054 the Pandora College Training Battalion secured the Quickscell Company plant on Pandora.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War after the 3rd Lyran Guards were transferred to defend other worlds closer to the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone, Clan Jade Falcon struck Pandora in 3064 with the Pandora College Training Battalion and a few militia regiments were the only Lyran Alliance forces on-world. While fighting valiantly, the Training Battalion and militia forces lasted three weeks before the planet was captured by the Falcons. The 124th Striker and Jade Falcon Eyrie Clusters defeated the defenders within three weeks.[2] The training battalion was destroyed.[3]

Jihad[edit]

When the Jade Falcons joined the Coalition against the Word of Blake Jihad, as a peace offering they returned the last survivors of the Pandora College Training Battalion to the LAAF. While these warriors had become quite skilled, the Falcons found them too independent to work within their touman. While the ten MechWarriors were quickly matriculated elsewhere, the LAAF maintained the rest of the Battalion as a overflow cadre for other academies. In 3079 the battalion was based on Crimond.[4]

Republic Era - Pandora Cavaliers[edit]

Lacking an associated academy to call it home after the Jihad's conclusion, the Pandora College Training Battalion was assigned to the newly-formed Lyran Reserves brigade along with other orphaned Lyran commands. Inspired by the rebirth of the Tamar Cavaliers, brigade commander Hauptmann-General Daniel Bishop chose to remake the Training Battalion as a line unit, the Pandora Cavaliers. Due to its former role as a training cadre and the large number of still green academy recruits in its TOE, the LCAF utilized the Cavaliers as an extended training force, running cadets through it before transfer to other units. While any other unit might resent this treatment, seeing it as a continuation of its past the Cavaliers consider it an honor and heavily embrace their "foster soldiers". As of 3085, the Cavaliers were stationed on Kandersteg in the Arc-Royal Theater. [5] [6]

Officers[edit]

In 3085 the unit is commanded by Colonel Cyrus Hubbard, who had acted as CO of the training battalion since 3050. [7][6]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[8]

3050[edit]

Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[9]

3054[edit]

Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Kommandant Cyrus Hubbard

3079[edit]

Pandora College Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[4]

3085[edit]

Pandora Cavaliers [6]

  • CO: Colonel Cyrus Hubbard

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Objective Raids, p. 56, "One-site Defending Units"
  2. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 135, "Clan Jade Falcon Key Worlds"
  3. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 117
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: LAAF, p. 16
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 103 "The Lyran Commonwealth - Lyran Reserves - Pandora Cavaliers"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 109 "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (Deployment as of 31 October 3085) - Arc-Royal Theater"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objective Raids, p. 22, "Lyran Commonwealth State Command"
  8. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  9. 20 Year Update, p. 26

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