Taurian Guards Corps

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Taurian Guards Corps
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Unknown
Parent Formation TDF
Formed Unknown

Always considered the showcase corps of the Taurian Defense Force, the Taurian Guards Corps are the primary defenders of the Hyades Cluster.[1]


History[edit]

The best of the best of the Taurian Concordat, the Taurian Guard has a long and storied history of service in defense of the Taurian people. [1]

When originally organized at the birth of the Taurian rebellion against the Inner Sphere in 2765, the Taurian Guard was an amalgam of senior units that had survived the earlier Reunification War. The unit was given a christening of fire when it faced off against the legendary General Aleksandr Kerensky in their defense of New Vandenberg from the invading Star League Defense Forces (SLDF) units. [1]

In later years the Guard was reorganized and augmented, increasing to a total of nine BattleMech Regiments organized into three Battalions. The Guard is permanently assigned to guard the Taurian core worlds located in the Hyades Cluster, though common practice was for up to two Battalions of Guard units to rotate out to the border to relieve junior Battalions on patrol there. With the loss of the Taurian Velites this has been scaled back to a single battalion on border relief duty.[2]

The entire Guard Corps has more recently seen action both in the Concordat and farther afield. The Guard was instrumental in defending the core worlds from the attack of the Fighting Urukhai and in the later retaliatory strike into the Federated Suns in response to this mercenary raid. Though they performed well in this campaign into Davion space, the unit has taken substantial damage during the engagements and has been rotated back to the Cluster for refit and repair. [3]

Another unit that lost much in the Federated Suns adventure was the Hyades Light Infantry. The survivors of this unit have been absorbed into the Taurian Guard, but the commanders of the Guard are doing all in their power to keep the Light Infantry together in hopes of someday reviving this storied unit. [3]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer of the Taurian Gaurds is considered to be first among equal ranking Marshals and can act as the Senior Marshall in place of the Protector at his/her request if the Protector feels the Senior Marshall would be better served with an active military leader. Brenda Calderon has long been Senior Marshall of the Taurian Guards, for a short time of the entire brigade, while loyally serving the Taurian nation and people. Only recently in 3063 has she resigned her commission in response to recent changes in Concordat government and policies.[3]


COs of the Brigade[edit]

3025 - Marshal Morton Grenadine [4]
3050 - Marshal Hadji Doru[5]
3054 - Marshal Hadji Doru[6]
3058 - Marshal Brenda Calderon [7]
3064 - Marshal Robere Caul[8]
3067 - Marshal Robere Caul[9]

Tactics[edit]

The Guard prefer heavier BattleMechs than is common in most Periphery units, making them a more resilient foe than is normally seen in even the greatest of Periphery realms.[1]

Composition[edit]

2578[edit]

3025 to 3058[edit]

  • Aide: Colonel Samantha McGrinn [11]

3064 to 3067[edit]

Notes[edit]

The remnants of the Hyades Light Infantry have been assigned to fill the losses to the Taurian Guard after the 3066 retaliatory strike into Federated Suns space. [3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Periphery, p. 77, 81
  2. Field Manual: Periphery, p.50
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Manual Updates, p.193
  4. Periphery 1st Edition p.82
  5. 20 year updates p.77
  6. Opjectiv Raids p.48
  7. Periphery 2nd Edition p. 25
  8. Field Manual Periphery p.143
  9. Field Manual Update p.201
  10. Historical: Reunification War p. 145
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 The Periphery, 2nd Ed, p. 22
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 20 Year Update, p. 77
  13. 13.0 13.1 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 143
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Manual: Update, p. 201

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