Red Chasseurs

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Red Chasseurs
Unit Profile (as of 3064)
Nickname Bright Flame Regiment
Parent Formation I Corps
Formed Late twenty-eighth century

Unit Description[edit]

The Red Chasseurs were a quick-response regiment for the Taurian Concordat. They were used to intercept threats incoming to Concordat. The unit has also been used in offensive actions as well. The unit usually on six-hour notice to deploy from their base to their JumpShip.

History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

The unit, like other periphery nations, were formed after the fall of the Star League.

During the Third Succession War, the regiment took the Magistracy of Canopus world of New Abilene in 3012. easily overwhelming the planet's local militia. Knowing the Canopian forces were on their way to confront them, they dug in. The 1st Canopian Cuirassiers, late due to a helium seal blow-out, dropped on top of the Red Chasseurs' defensive positions. The Cuirassiers successfully forced the Chasseurs off New Abilene.[1]

New Colony Era[edit]

By the 3050s, the Concordat and Magistracy of Canopus begun colonizing region inbetween their two relms. The Chasseurs were used in the New Colony Region to take down pirates, rogue colonial marshals and other intrusive elements.

The regiment as of 3064, was organized into nearly 5 fast heavy 'Mech companies. The unit's lack of activity at the time, caused its second battalion to be downgraded as a regular skilled unit.[2]

Along with rest of the I Corps, the unit was spread thinly From the Liao down to Fronc Reaches's border as of 3067.[3]

Jihad & Second FedSuns Invasion[edit]

In 3074, Taurus was bombarded by asteroids and left the capital of the Concordat in ruins. With 5 million dead, and Word of Blake intelligence suggesting the asteroids were propelled by agents of the Federated Suns, TDF's surviving ruling party invaded the Suns.

The Red Chasseurs along with rest of I Corps, supported two prong thrust into the Federated Suns. Accompanying Taurian Guard brigade, the I Corps was once again spread out to hold newly acquired Davion worlds.[4]

In 3079 the Chasseurs numbers were low, and the command split into two forces to garrison Organo and Althea's Choice.[5]

Operation Matador[edit]

In 3081 it was reported that the Red Chasseurs had been wiped out - literally, to a man - on the border world of Althea's Choice by the 2nd Ceti Hussars during Operation MATADOR.[6] Later reports clarified the situation: The Second Battalion of the Red Chasseurs had indeed been wiped out, but the first battalion on Organo withdrew after facing the Illician Lancers Fourth Regiment.[7] As part of this withdrawal, the survivors captured a mercenary JumpShip. The unit is so heavily damaged (less than two companies escaped Organo) that it will likely be folded in with the Concordat Jaegers, another heavily damaged command.[8]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3145 the two battalions of the Red Chasseurs were stationed on New Vandenburg and Landmark. The unit faced decades of low level combat on New Vandenburg, and this constant combat had almost completely destroyed the unit's morale. As a stopgap the Red Chasseurs were ordered to rotate their battalions off-world to get away from the conflict.[9]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer of the Red Chasseurs was Colonel Valerie Makepeace[10]

As of 3050 to 3054, the commanding officer of the Red Chasseurs was Colonel Michael Griswald.[11][12]

As of 3064 to 3067, the commanding officer was Colonel Clarence "Chip" Cheplak.[2][13]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Colonel Jenna Doe.[14] Colonel Doe was previously a company commander in the Chasseur's First Battalion.[8]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Rose Cox.[15]

Tactics[edit]

By 3064, the unit had developed quick insertion from high-atmosphere or hot drops onto potential enemy positions while as the attacker. The unit while conducting anti-pirate raids, use their DropShips to land on Pirate's formation flank in showy effort. While ground forces that had been dropped in atmosphere land on different position in attempt to scare pirates into an ambush.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

The Red Chasseurs (3 Battalions)[10]

  • CO: Colonel Valerie Makepeace
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Pablo Ibarrez
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Michael Griswald
  • 3rd Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Adam Beulort

3050[edit]

Red Chasseurs (BattleMech Regiment)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Michael Griswald
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Clarence Cheplak
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Gerald Dildine
  • 3rd Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Timothy Frender

3054[edit]

Red Chasseurs (BattleMech Regiment)[12]

  • CO: Colonel Michael Griswald
  • 1st Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Clarence Cheplak
  • 2nd Battalion (Regular/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Gerald Dildine
  • 3rd Battalion (Veteran/Reliable) - CO: Subaltern Barbara Schmidt

3064-3067[edit]

Red Chasseurs (BattleMech Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[2][13]

  • CO: Colonel Clarence Cheplak
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Brigadier Andre Pharoh
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Maria Steibeck
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Isaak Shtern

21st Corp Air Division (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[2][13]

  • Wing Commander: Cornet Samantha Fields

27th Armored Reconnaissance (2 Companies/Green/Questionable)[2][13]

  • CO: Subaltern Mick Andrew

35th Cluster Support Force (Red Gate Infantry) (Company/Regular/Questionable)[2][13]

  • CO: Cornet Adam Mustaffalous

3079[edit]

The Jihad fighting found the Red Chasseurs' forces reduced by 40%.[5]

3085[edit]

Red Chasseurs (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Jenna Doe

21st Corps Air Division (Regular/Questionable)[14]

27th Armored Recon (1 Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Subaltern George McMillian

Red Gate Infantry (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Adam Mustaffalous

3145[edit]

Red Chasseurs (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Rose Cox

22nd Corps Air Division (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Senior Air Master Joe Scott

12th Armor Cavalry (Regular/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Paul Rodriguez

Red Gate Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Kelly Young

Notes[edit]

The 21st Corp Air Division rotates every six-months with 18th Corp Air Division as part of Red Chasseur's attached aerospace support unit.[16]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 31, "1st Canopian Cuirassiers"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 60, "Red Chasseurs Unit Profile"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 193, "Red Chasseurs"
  4. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, pp. 191-192, "Taurian Guards"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 12
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 115, "Taurian Concordat"
  7. Field Manual: 3085, p. 54
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 142
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 194
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Periphery (1988), p. 81, "TDF Deployment Table - 3025"
  11. 11.0 11.1 20 Year Update, p. 77, "TDF Deployment Table - 3050"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Objective Raids, p. 48, "TDF Deployment Table - 3054"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 202, "TDF Deployment Table - 3067"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 150, "TDF Deployment Table - 3085"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "I Corps"
  16. Field Manual: Periphery, p. ??, "Red Chasseurs" - 21st Air Corp Div. note

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