Pleiades Lancers

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The Pleiades Lancers
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname On the Warpath
Parent Formation IV Corp
Formed 2620[1]

Unit Description[edit]

The Pleiades Lancers was a Taurian Concordat BattleMech formation formed from elements of the Pleiades Hussars in 2620. In 2765 they were stationed on Mas. Prior to the fall of the Star League they were used in various bandit hunting campaigns.[2]

The unit was disbanded same year as the Jihad erupted.

Unit Insignia & Paint Scheme[edit]

The unit's insignia is a diving eagle with upside down diamond in foreground. The eagle is clutching a sword between its talons. The lancers always paint blue or yellow with tiger-stripes or jungle-vine pattern on their machines. The colors honor the lost Pleiades worlds.[3]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Pleiades Lancers were splintered off from Pleiades Hussars prior to the Clan Invasion. The unit took on the tradition and history of their Hussars, including their hatred of House Davion.[4][5]

Tour in Capellan Confederation and the Chaos March[edit]

When the call for volunteer units to be assigned to the Capellan Confederation, the Pleiades Lancers was eager to join in the deployment with possibility clash with House Davion forces. However, they had missed opportunity fight in the St. Ives Conflict, were deployed to border of the Chaos March. The unit finally saw action when it was deployed to the Chaos March world of Styk. There they were part of the House Liao's conquest of the planet. They fought assorted mercenary forces used to garrison the world. The Lancers developed tactics combating the mercs, where they used wave tactics wear the opponents down until they weaken enough for regiment roll over them. In the fighting, the 2nd Battalion took severe damage, losing 2 company worth of BattleMechs. In 3064, the Confederation gave regiment 24 modern BattleMechs to make up for their losses. Additionally, 12 students from the Liao Conservatory of Military Arts were assigned to the regiment as part of the cadre duty and help for personnel shortages.[6]

The Pleiades Crusade & Destruction[edit]

In 3066, the regiment became part of efforts reclaim the long lost Pleiades Cluster . After the mercenary attack of Taurus, the Concordat used information that allowed mercs to navigate nebula and invade their lost Pleiades Cluster. They joined their fellow Taurian forces such as Pleiades Hussars and Hyades Light Infantry among other units to invade. The Lancers first moved to secure Lindsay. After initial success in capturing worlds, they with the Hussars moved try retake Pleiades itself.

By 3067, Lancers were forced back from the Cluster, and survivors of the Lancer fell apart. They were then absorbed into the Pleiades Hussars.[7]


Officers[edit]

As of 3050, the commanding officer was Colonel Cham Kithrong[8]

As of 3058, the commanding officer was Colonel Alice Chainer.[9]

As of 3062, the commanding officer was Colonel Robert Kosimic[10]

Tactics[edit]

The unit uses method of sending out their battalions in waves. With battalion attacking the enemy, then withdrawing under fire of artillery. They would repeat this until enemy is weathered enough for full regiment advance and overwhelm the opponent.[11]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Pleiades Lancers (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

3050[edit]

The Pleiades Lancers (BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Cham Kithrong
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Subaltern Florence Flower, stationed on Althea's Choice - Regular skilled
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Robert Kosimic, stationed on Cyrton - Green
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Gregory Lamberg, stationed on Organo - Green

-Note: 2nd and 3rd Battalions have Questionable Loyalty rating as of 3050.

3058[edit]

The Pleiades Lancers (BattleMech Regiment)[13]

  • CO: Colonel Alice Chainer
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Brigadier Florence Fowler, stationed on Althea's Choice - Green skilled
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Robert Kosimic, stationed on Cyrton - Regular
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Melissa MacBeth, stationed on Organo - Veteran

3064[edit]

The Pleiades Lancers (BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Robert Kosimic
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Brigadier Florence Fowler, stationed on Styk - Veteran skilled
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Brigadier David Hart, stationed on Styk - Veteran
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Jordan Fisher, stationed on Styk - Veteran

-Note:

Hell's Black Aces, 2nd Wing (Aerospace Fighter Wing

  • CO: Major "Daemon" Windgate

-Note: Mercenary Unit temporary assigned by the Capellans as part of their Lancer's fighter cover

13th Light Cavalry (2 Combined Arms Vehicle/Infantry Unit Battalions)

  • CO: Colonel Sam Perfy
  • 1st Battalion - Regular
  • 2nd Battalion - Veteran

-Note: Unit employs mechanized infantry and light combat vehicles. 1st Battalion used in flanking and harassing, while the 2nd Battalion consists of all VTOLs. The 2nd Battalion VTOL crews conduct high speed low-altitude operations which use nape of earth tactics to move stealthily behind enemy line.

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 25
  2. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 25
  3. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 64 - Unit paint scheme and insignia.
  4. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 64 Pleiades Lancers - Unit origin reveals as formerly splint off of the Pleiades Hussars.
  5. 20 Year Updates, p. 78 IV Corp - Pleiades Lancers first appearance as military unit as of 3050.
  6. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 64 - Unit information includes actions in Chaos march and their rebuilding with Capellan help.
  7. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 192-193 The Pleiades Crusade/Taurian Guards - Unit's demise and its survivors kept together hope to revive the unit.
  8. 20 Year Update, p. 77 IV Corp - First unit listing as of 3050, commanding officer listed.
  9. The Periphery (1996), p. 24 - Unit has new CO as of 3058.
  10. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 64 - Commanding officer noted as of 3064, former Lancer's 2nd Battalion commander.
  11. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 64 Tactics - Unit tactics usually employed on the battlefield.
  12. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 25, "III Corps - Regimental Status"
  13. The Periphery (1996), p, 24 Deployment Table as of 3058 - Unit status, strength and location as of 3058.

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