2nd Davion Guards

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2nd Davion Guards
Second Davion Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Wrath of the Free
Parent Formation Davion Brigade of Guards
Formed Unknown

History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Second Davion Guards RCT was scheduled to assist a Deneb Light Cavalry unit during their assault of Tikonov in 2834. Unfortunately DCMS forces raided Sanilac, the Second's homeworld. Loaded in their DropShips the Second was hard-pressed to force the Kuritan units off their world. By the time they did so, the Second was in no condition to assist the Deneb Light Cavalry.[1]

As of 3025, the Second Davion Guards was based on Fomalhaut. It was commanded by Marshall Jessica Davion.[2]

During the Fourth Succession War the 2nd Davion Guards protected Fomalhaut.[3]

By 3054, they were moved to Blue Hole in the Tamar March to help meet the threat of the Clan Invasion.

FedCom Civil War[edit]

In 3067 the 2nd Davion Guards were stationed on Bromhead along with the 22nd Avalon Hussars and Hansen's Roughriders. To prevent a pointless conflict from tearing the units apart, the 22nd Avalon Hussars and 2nd Davion Guards stayed far apart. When the FedCom Civil War broke out, the two units relocated off of Bromhead. The 2nd Davion Guards went to Mendham with three regiments of militia troops.[4] On Mendham the 2nd Davion Guards were joined by the 21st Illician Rangers and both units were joined by the 4th Illician Rangers on Glentworth.[5] The Davion Guards and Illician Rangers then attacked Sirdar, a world that was filled with Department of the Quartermaster warehouses. There they inflicted serious losses on the Sirdar CMM, destroying a brigade of CMM troops in two weeks. The 4th Donegal Guards and 2nd Chisholm's Raiders reinforced the Loyalist CMM. Though the 2nd Davion Guards had established complete air superiority, they couldn't dislodge the Loyalist reinforcements. Instead they held their position until the 9th Illician Rangers and 1st Federated Suns Armored Cavalry reinforced them.[6] Eventually the Loyalist units were driven offworld.

After securing Sirdar, Jackson Davion ordered the 2nd Guards to move to Hadnall.[7] The Guards then went to Novaya Zemlya for a brief time[8] before attacking the 19th Arcturan Guards on Salem. Though the fighting was fierce, both units made a special effort to avoid damaging the General Motors plant on the world.[9] After seizing the world, the 2nd Davion Guards went to Galax to meet up with the Davion Heavy Guards. Both Guards units attacked New Avalon.[10]

After the FedCom Civil War ended, the Second Davion Guards were stationed on Angol in the Draconis March.[11]

Jihad[edit]

In 3069 during the Jihad, elements of the Second Davion Guards defended the germanium asteroid mines in the Caselton system from the Word of Blake.[12] In 3077 the Second Guards served as part of the Coalition forces in the Draconis Combine Task Force, along with the 1st Sword of Light, 2nd Genyosha, 2nd Dieron Regulars, and Clan Wolf's Iota Galaxy.[13] As part of Task Force MALLET, the Second Guards assaulted Singapore on Terra. There they fought alongside the ComGuard First Army, Kentares DMM, and 5th Free Worlds Guards regiments under the command of General Thomas Hogarth.[14] They faced elements of the 19th Division.[15] A captured Precentor would later accuse the forces commanded by Hogarth of assaulting civilian structures in Singapore.[16]

Leaving their wounded in Singapore, the Second Davion Guards redeployed to Terra's Washington Sector. While disembarking from their DropShips, nuclear warheads fired from Hilton Head landed, destroying nearly every member of the Second Davion Guards. The few survivors, numbering less than a battalion, were attached to the 1st Davion Guards until they could rebuild.[17]

By 3085 the Second Davion Guards were a separate unit once again, though dramatically understrength. They were equipped with a single 'Mech battalion, a regiment of hovertanks, and equipped with battle armor infantry.[18] The unit was stationed on New Avalon in 3085.[19]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer was Marshal Jessica Davion.[2]

As of 3050, the unit was stationed on Caph and is commanded by Hauptmann General William Kossacks, he is also in 3062 the commanding officer and held the rank of an Fleet Admiral William "Wet Willie" Kossacks[20]. General Gerald Mitchell was the commander in 3067.[21][22][11]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Major General Tyrell Rand-Davion.[19]

Tactics[edit]

The Second Davion Guards fields a force that is lighter than most of their opponents. To balance this weight discrepancy, they use air support and artillery strikes to wear down their opponents. The Guards then use their mobility advantage to strike their opponent quickly and fade away before they can respond.[20]

In 3025 the Second Davion Guards was one of the few AFFS units to field a full regiment of artillery.[23]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Second Davion Guards RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[2]

CO: Marshal Jessica Davion

3040[edit]

Second Davion Guards RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[24]

3050-3054[edit]

Second Davion Guards (1 Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[21][22]

CO: Hauptmann General William Kossacks

3062[edit]

Second Davion Guards (1 Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[20]

CO: Leftenant General Gerald Mitchell
Aide: Leftenant Colonel Sheldon Doucette
- Equipped with two Companies assault 'Mechs

Second Davion Guards Aerospace Brigade (6 Wings)[20]

CO: Fleet Admiral William Kossacks
  • 47th Federation Heavy Attack Wing
  • 29th Crucis Interceptor Wing
  • 90th Remagen Heavy Attack Wing
  • 307th F-C Aero Wing
  • 18th F-C Recon Wing
  • 7th F-C Airlift Wing

Second Davion Guards Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Elite/Fanatical)[20]

CO: Major General Bryce Staten
Aide: Colonel Belinda O'Rourke
  • 2nd Davion Guards Armor Regiment: Colonel Bridget Griffith
  • 50th Antietam Heavy Armor Regiment: Leftenant General Angelina Kartaly
  • 25th Killarney Armoured Grenadiers: Colonel Quyen Nzuyen
  • 740th Avalon Heavy Artillery: Colonel Paragon Cannady
- The 740th is reinforced to four Battalions

Second Davion Guards Infantry Brigade (6 Regiments/Veteran/Fanatical)[20]

CO: Major General Phobe Dreyfus
Aide: Major L. L. Ludlow
  • 2nd Davion Guards Mechanized Infantry: Colonel James Beying Chen
  • 25th Guards Mechanized Infantry Regiment: Colonel Sax O'Bannon
  • 29th Chirikof Mechanized Infantry: Colonel Dana Wigg
  • 43rd Antietam Mechanized Infantry Regiment: Leftenant Colonel James Stock
  • 140th Federation Mechanized Infantry: Colonel St. John Pleu
  • 57th Trent Jump Infantry: Colonel Lee Murph
- Many Companies assign only trucks

3067[edit]

Second Davion Guards RCT (Elite/Reliable)[11]

CO: General Gerald Mitchell

Second Davion Guards Aerospace Brigade (Elite/Fanatical)[11]

CO: Major General Darwyn Al-Ateeq

Second Davion Guards Armor Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[11]

CO: Major General Paragon Cannady

Second Davion Guards Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

CO: Major General James Beying Chen

3085[edit]

Second Davion Guards RCT (Veteran/Fanatical)[19]

CO: Major General Tyrell Rand-Davion

Second Davion Guards Aerospace Brigade (Green/Fanatical)[19]

CO: Rear Admiral Eileifr Nicolson

Second Davion Guards Armor Brigade (Regular/Fanatical)[19]

CO: Major General Kshitij Nagi

Second Davion Guards Infantry Brigade (Regular/Fanatical)[19]

CO: Major General Suibhne Knutsen

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 71
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 30
  5. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 61
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 62
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 83
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 100
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 128
  10. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 161-162
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Field Manual: Update, p. 140, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  12. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 77 (Blake Ascending, p. 237)
  13. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 30
  14. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 96
  15. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 127
  16. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 31
  17. Field Report: AFFS, p. 10
  18. Field Manual: 3085, p. 60
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 71, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 80, "2nd Davion Guards Unit Profile"
  21. 21.0 21.1 20 Year Update, p. 19, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Objective Raids, p. 22, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  23. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 139
  24. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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