Seventh Kommando

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Seventh Kommandos
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname
Parent Formation Wolf's Dragoons
Wolfnet
Formed Early thirty-first century

Unit Description[edit]

The Seventh Kommandos were a elite Special Forces infantry command that was part of mercenary command known as the Wolf's Dragoons. They conducted special operations that normal military forces do not normally do. They were attached at times to regular combat units of the Dragoons. While assigned to these regular forces they carried out infiltration, espionage, intelligence gathering, and other special ops tasks. They are known be assigned to carry out independent intelligence gathering missions for the Dragoon's intelligence arm, Wolfnet. They later expanded to serve in other special operation roles. The group is broken into "Teams" which consist of platoons of specialists.

Unit Insignia[edit]

The Seventh Kommando's insignia is a red numeral "7". The Insignia would be slightly changed to include "7" and a knife.[1]

Unit History[edit]

Mysterious Origins[edit]

When the Seventh Kommandos first appeared, their existence was not publically known to the various Inner Sphere's intelligence agencies until 3030s. It was originally believed the Kommandos were descendants of SLDF's elite special forces unit.[2]

Known Succession Wars Era Actions[edit]

Since 3005 arrival or appearance of the Wolf's Dragoons in the Inner Sphere, the Kommandos were dispatched ahead to gather intelligence on various Successor House activities. Colonel Jaime Wolf present intelligence which surprised First Prince Ian Davion on raiding activities on Liao held world of Halloran V. ComStar's ROM took two decades later to find out it was the elusive Kommandos. The Kommandos were attached to Delta Regiment of the Dragoons during the Halloran V mission. The Kommandos were used to send false radio transmissions that fooled garrisoning forces on the planet, which thought that the Kommandos were a regiment of BattleMechs. This distracted the Liao forces from Delta Regiment.

In 3007, the Kommandos were sent in as independent mission where they espionage and punitive raid against elements of the Liao employed mercs, McCarron's Armored Cavalry. The Kommandos conducted a series of sabotage actions, to destroy supply depots in various cities, frustrating the Cavalry in their inability to catch them. They were accompanied by the Special Recon Group to pin point the location of enemy bases as well as conduct other intelligence operations.

House Davion had the Dragoons disrupt the alliance between House Kurita and Liao. This was done using the Kommandos to attacking various targets through acts of sabotage on New Aragon, but leaving evidence that would suggest House Kurita was involved.

House Liao was so impressed with self-sacrifice of member of the Kommandos, nickname "Argent" while the unit was in their service (3010-3014) that they bequeathed a DropShip renamed Argent's Gift to them.[3]

Later Time Periods[edit]

Chaos March and Events Leading to the Jihad[edit]

The Seventh Kommandos abilities and capacities are better known, by this time. The Kommando's teams ranged from space marines, BattleMech Shock troops, snipers, recon and other specialized groups. After the creation of the Chaos March, two of the Kommando's platoons had been taken out by the violence in the March.[4]

Jihad[edit]

After the double strike against the Dragoon's home-world of Outreach, at the opening of the Jihad, General Maeve Wolf had considered the Seventh Kommandos gone, due to them refusing to acknowledge the general recall of all Dragoons to Arc-Royal.[5] However, this was ruse to cover Seventh Kommando activities in the Word of Blake Protectorate.

By 3070, the teams of Seventh Kommandos under command of Peter Whitehorse, panned devastating landscape as part of the Dragoon's resistance movement. They supported various resistance movements on the planet, including the reconstituted Black Widow Company. The Seventh Kommandos's Black Wolf setup meeting for major resistance cells to coordinate against the Word of Blake forces on planet in September.[6]

In January 3073, White Wolf Team of the Seventh Kommandos sent a "help" signal the Dragoon's JumpShip for help extract of themselves and survivors of their Wolfnet spy network. The Dragoons dispatched the Black Widows to help extract them in later that month. After the Dragoons extracted the Wolfnet survivors, the White Wolf under command of Anton Shadd, withdrew back into deep cover.[7]

Officers[edit]

  • As of 3059, the commanding officer was Major Leon Shostokvich[9]
  • As of 3067, the commanding officer was unknown.[10]

Tactics[edit]

Various

Composition History[edit]

3030[edit]

Seventh Kommando - (Infantry Battalion)[11]

  • Command Platoon - (Motorized Infantry Platoon) (The Philly Boys, "Gold Wolf")
    • Commanded by Colonel Nikitch - Unit Elite Skilled

-Support: Fury Class DropShip, Argent's Gift

  • 1st Platoon - (Motorized Infantry Platoon - Laser) (Team 1, "Red Wolf")
    • Commanded by Captain Ian McMartin - Elite Skilled

-Support: Fury Class Dropship, Arrow

  • 2nd Platoon - (Motorized Infantry Platoon - Laser) (Team 2, "White Wolf")
    • Commanded by Lieutenant Yvonne Draedin - Elite Skilled

-Support: Fury Class Dropship, Northstar

  • 3rd Platoon - (Motorized Infantry Platoon - Laser) (Team 3, "Gray Wolf")
    • Commanded by Lieutenant Sean Eric Kevin - Elite Skilled

-Support: Fury Class Dropship, Northstar

  • 4th Platoon - (Motorized Infantry Platoon - Laser) (Team 4, "Black Wolf", Shadow Platoon)
    • Commanded by Lieutenant Anton Shadd - Elite Skilled

-Support: Fury Class Dropship, Rio Nunzio

3067[edit]

  • Seventh Kommando - (3 Infantry Platoons)[12]
    • 3 Teams (Platoon per Team)

-Note: These only known composites of Kommandos known by Intelligence Agencies at the time of this writing. They were known to operate five Platoons, but only 3 are known to be operational.[13]

Vehicles & Equipment[edit]

Succession War era Equipment[edit]

During the later two Succession War, the Seventh Kommandos acquired unique vehicles that were not employed by any nation of the time period. Using Kestrel VTOLs and Bandit Hovercraft produced by Blackwell Corporation for only Dragoon's use.

The Kommandos employed number of other vehicles such as one-man hovercraft not unlike the Savannah Master. While rumors of the time period suggested they also had access to Star League era Combat Suits, Drone Carriers and drones of various kind for their missions. an

The units also equipment during the time period laser pulse rifles, Blackwell light particle guns and other assortment of infantry weaponry. They known to use Jump Packs to employ their men in as Jump Troops.[14]

Organization Structure[edit]

Notes[edit]

Seventh Kommando's Clan origins have not been made clear as of this writing, other they were Clan Wolf Warriors at one point.

References[edit]

  1. A Guide To Covert Ops, p. 101 Seventh Kommando - Unit listing includes the new version of the unit's insignia.
  2. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) p. 87 Seventh Kommandos - Description & History of Command as of 3030.
  3. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) p. 87 Seventh Kommandos - Description & History of Command as of 3030.
  4. A Guide To Covert Ops, p. 100-101 Wolfnet/7th Kommandos - Unit estimated composition as of 3067.
  5. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, p. 77 Touchpoint Elegin - Seventh Kommando's Jihad history and situation illuminated.
  6. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, p. 18, 39 Painful Reminders, A Meeting - Seventh Kommandos activies during the early Jihad era on Outreach and the target of Blakist's Special Op Teams.
  7. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake, pp. 77-78 Touchpoints Elgin & Saiph - Seventh Kommandos' White Wolf team calls in the Dragoons to evacuate Wolfnet survivors from Elgin.
  8. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) p. 87 Seventh Kommandos - Command info lists commando officer as of 3030 - ingame date of sourcebook.
  9. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 97 Force Command Units and Opertional Commands - Seventh Kommando's commanding officer noted, in-game published year was 3055.
  10. A Guide To Covert Ops, p. 101 Wolfnet/7th Kommandos - Commanding officer listed as unknown as of 3067.
  11. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) p. 87 Seventh Kommandos - Unit Composition as of in-game publication year 3030.
  12. A Guide To Covert Ops, p. 100-101 Wolfnet/7th Kommandos - Unit estimated composition as of 3067.
  13. Field Manual: Mercenaries (Revised), p. 113 Dragoons Special Operations Command/Seventh Kommandos - Seventh Kommandos's information status as of 3067 with composition information.
  14. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 87 Seventh Kommandos - Unique vehicles & Equipment used by Kommandos listed.

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