16th Avalon Hussars

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Sixteenth Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname The Drop Bears[1]
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed
Disbanded First Succession War[2]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Sixteenth Avalon Hussars were known for being able to load into their DropShips in considerably less time than the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns average - sometimes managing to load in just a third of the time another regiment would take. This was a result of the extensive training the Hussars undertook alongside their DropShip crews; the Sixteenth were also known for specializing at making orbital insertions and excelling at launching rapid strikes against enemy targets.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

The Sixteenth was one of seven Avalon Hussars regiments to be destroyed during the First Succession War.[2]

Officers[edit]

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Tactics[edit]

During the Star League era all of the Avalon Hussars were required to focus on being both flexible and mobile, with every regiment required to be capable of deploying within eight hours, although many of the Hussars struggled to actually achieve this. The Sixteenth were experts at launching rapid strikes using massed firepower.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Sixteenth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Sixteenth was stationed on Crossing.[3] In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Sixteenth had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.[1]

2786[edit]

Sixteenth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[2]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a light-weight regiment stationed on Crossing and were operating at four-battalion strength.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"

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