Royal New Capetown Training Battalion

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Royal New Capetown Training Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3040)
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History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Immediately prior to the FedCom Civil War the Royal New Capetown Training Battalion consisted of two companies of 'Mechs, with one each of armor and infantry. They were supported by an artillery company and an aerospace fighter squadron.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

In the FedCom Civil War the Royal New Capetown Training Battalion was ordered to assault Coventry with the 11th Arcturan Guards. They landed and were quickly overwhelmed by elements of the 7th Crucis Lancers.[2]

After the Civil War ended, the training battalion returned to service on the Clan border. Several cadets volunteered to join active units on the border before they graduated.[3]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the LAAF training battalions were required to give up much of their equipment to rebuild standing commands. As a result, in 3079 the unit was reduced to a company of 'Mechs.[4] In 3085 the training battalion was still running shortened training cycles. Cadets only participated for two months before being assigned to a line unit of the LCAF.[5]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3145 New Capetown was held by Clan Jade Falcon. The Royal New Capetown Training Battalion was destroyed in that action.[6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050 the commanding officer was Kommandant Margaret Ochs.[7]

From 3062 to 3067 the commanding officer was Kommandant Alfred Vaughn, he was promoted to the rank of an Colonel and held to command of the unit in 3085.[1][8][9]

Tactics[edit]

The aerospace squadron assigned to the Royal New Capetown Training Battalion specialized in ground support and bombing runs.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

Royal New Capetown Training Battalion (Battalion/Green/Reliable)[10]

3050[edit]

Royal New Capetown Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Kommandant Margaret Ochs

3062-3067[edit]

Royal New Capetown Training Battalion (2 Battalions/Green/Reliable)[1][8]

  • CO: Kommandant Alfred Vaughn

3085[edit]

Royal New Capetown Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[9]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 123, "Royal New Capetown Training Battalion Unit Profile"
  2. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 129
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 174
  4. Field Report: LAAF, p. 16
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 105
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 168
  7. 7.0 7.1 20 Year Update, p. 29, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 178, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 108, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  10. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138

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