Syrtis Avengers

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Syrtis Avengers LCT
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname
Parent Formation Syrtis Fusiliers
Formed 3079

The Syrtis Avengers formed during the Jihad, becoming the newest unit of the Syrtis Fusiliers. The Syrtis Avengers are a Combined-Arms force used originally as a regional unit for the Capellan March of the Federated Suns.

History[edit]

During the Jihad the Syrtis Fusiliers were heavily damaged. The AFFS High Command ordered the Capellan March commander to rebuild the Fusilier RCTs as Light Combat Teams, but Nathaniel Hasek refused. Instead he tried to rebuild the existing Fusilier RCTs to full strength. This proved impossible, but to save face he created the Syrtis Avengers unit, a lighter, more responsive unit that happened to follow the organizational pattern of the Light Combat Team.[1]

The Syrtis Avengers were formed by combining BattleMech assets from the 8th Syrtis Fusiliers with armor and infantry assets from the 6th Syrtis Fusiliers. This led to some integration issues.[1] Since their formation in 3079, the Syrtis Avengers threw themselves into every fight they could possibly reach. The unit's BattleMech contingent would often attack the enemy before their heavy armor support had even left their DropShips. This led to the unit losing two commanders under fire.[2]

During Operation MATADOR the Syrtis Avengers accompanied Nathaniel Hasek and the Illician Lancers' 59th Regiment to Ridgebrook. There they fought the Concordat Jaegers[3], but ultimately had to give up the world.[4] During the Ridgebrook campaign, the Avengers butted heads with the Illician Lancers, causing a great deal of problems. The death of Nathaniel Hasek on Ridgebrook enraged the Avengers, and they only left the planet after receiving a direct order from Duchess Angela Hasek.[5] In 3085 they were stationed on Verlo.[6]

In the Victoria War of 3103 the Avengers fought against the CCAF. Despite fighting well, they became known for ignoring orders to stop fighting the Confederation's forces. During the Victoria War the AFFS High Command issued three reprimands to the unit's leadership for ignoring orders, and then ordered the unit to return to New Syrtis. This upset the Avengers, and led to bad feelings between the unit and the rest of the AFFS.

When the Capellan Confederation invaded the Capellan March in 3144 the Syrtis Avengers moved to Royalton to fight the Capellans. When they learned of the fall of New Syrtis, they abandoned their post on Royalton and returned to the March's capital world. During their drop, they were destroyed by Capellan AeroSpace forces.[7]

Officers[edit]

As of 3085, the commanding officer was Leftenant General Stuart Bills.[6]

Tactics[edit]

Composition History[edit]

3085[edit]

Syrtis Avengers LCT (Regular/Questionable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Stuart Bills

Syrtis Avengers Aerospace Brigade (Green/Reliable)[6]

Syrtis Avengers Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Jess Byrne

Syrtis Avengers Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Tamara Lebedev

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 46
  2. Field Report: AFFS, p. 15
  3. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 27
  4. Field Manual: 3085, p. 54
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 63
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 70, "Sirdar PDZ (Sirdar Command)"
  7. Era Report: 3145, p. 52

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