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|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
The largest of the military districts and boasting the Combine's capital of Luthien, the Pesht Regulars also had the fewest 'Mech regiments thanks to Pesht Military District's position away from the Lyran and Davion borders, a choice which hampered the defense of the region during the Clan Invasion.
For most of the Draconis Combine's existence the Pesht Regulars were responsible for guarding the core of the Combine from Periphery-based threats. Until the Clan Invasion, however, the largest threat from the Periphery were bands of pirates. As a result, a posting to the Pesht Regulars was often used as a final post before an officer retired or used as a punishment for soldiers. The lack of action also meant that the Pesht Regulars were the least effective of all the Regular units.
During the Clan Invasion the Pesht Regulars quickly honed their skills. The Clans were the single largest challenge ever faced by the Pesht Regulars, and though they weren't always successful in defending against the Clans they learned their lessons: Instead of a retirement post or position of dishonor, the Pesht Regulars realized that they were responsible for defending the heart of their nation.
The Jihad found them ill-equipped to deal with the Word of Blake forces that attacked. The Regulars had never impressed the Quartermaster, so supplies were diverted to higher-profile units. This left the Pesht Regulars without the advanced equipment needed to face the Blakists. To compensate, the Pesht Regulars investigated and destroyed several Black Dragon Society rebellions that occurred around them. The Fourth Pesht Regulars were destroyed on Pesht in 3071. Their sacrifice allowed the people of Pesht to survive the nuclear assault triggered by the 42nd Shadow Division and the 29th Division. During Operation SCOUR the Seventh Pesht Regulars attacked the Devil's Tower Castle Brian.
After the Jihad ended, the Pesht Regulars received replacement troops from other units that had been damaged in the Jihad or lost their homeworlds to The Republic of the Sphere. The 3rd Proserpina Hussars transferred to Pesht and were used to rebuild the destroyed Third Pesht Regulars. Despite these actions, the skill shown by the new arrivals, and the Regular's need to guard two borders with Clan forces, by and large the Pesht Regulars were still rated a low priority by the DCMS High Command. Most Pesht Regular units were restricted to 'Mechs from before the Clan Invasion, and the Regulars relied heavily on their attached conventional forces.
|Commanding Officers of the Pesht Regulars|
Different per Unit.
Units of the Pesht Regulars
- 1st Pesht Regulars
- 2nd Pesht Regulars
- 3rd Pesht Regulars      
- 4th Pesht Regulars     <  
- 5th Pesht Regulars 
- 6th Pesht Regulars    
- 7th Pesht Regulars   
- 9th Pesht Regulars    
- 10th Pesht Regulars    
- 11th Pesht Regulars  
Color Scheme and Insignia
- Field Report: DCMS, p. 11
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 42
- Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p,13
- House Kurita, p.145
- Historical: War of 3039 , p. 139
- 20 Year Update, p.42
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 42
- Field Manual: 3145,p 56
- 20 Year Update, p. 43
- Objective Raids, p. 28
- Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 3
- Field Manual: Updates p.116
- 20 Year Update, p. 42
- Catalyst Game Labs forum comment by Øystein, CGL Strategic Assistant