7th Tikonov Lancers
|Seventh Tikonov Lancers|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Nickname||The Righteous Horde|
|Parent Formation||Tikonov Lancers|
As a part of the Tikonov Lancers brigade, the Seventh Tikonov Lancers could claim a line of direct descent from some of the first military units to be formed outside of the Terran Alliance. Despite a number of regiments from the brigade being transferred to the Star League Defense Force, deactivating those regiments within the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces, it was considered unacceptable to create a new regiment of Lancers when the traditions of a former regiment could be revived. This helped to maintain the perceived connection between each regiment and the history of the Lancers all the way back to the earliest days of the Tikonov Union.
The Seventh were active during the Age of War, where they earned the nickname "The Righteous Horde" for their actions in and out of combat; during battle, they fought with an implacable, remorseless fury that allowed no enemy to escape, but once combat was over, those enemy soldiers who had surrendered were treated with every courtesy by the Seventh. That same clemency granted to captured opponents was extended to civilian populations, who were treated equally well by the Seventh.
The actions of the Seventh were a marked contrast to the actions of one of their sister Lancer regiments, the Fourth Tikonov Lancers; tasked with responsibility for removing civilian populations competing to colonize worlds claimed by the Tikonov Union and Tikonov Grand Union, the Fourth was home to the most callous, unfeeling soldiers that could be found, and swiftly earned the nickname "Coreward Reapers" for their brutality. The adoption of the Ares Conventions limited the worst excesses of the Fourth, but even before the adoption of the Conventions, when the Tikonov High Command wanted to moderate the behavior of the Fourth, it would often deploy the Seventh alongside them.
It was during the Age of War that Franco Liao purged the noble trained bands that had been dominated by the families of the Tikonov Tetrarchs and sheng nobility, removing their influence from the various Tikonov Lancers regiments with varying degrees of success.
Seventh Tikonov Lancers
- Field Report: Capellan Confederation 2765, p. 15, "Tikonov Lancers"