Taurian Velites

The Taurian Velites is a Taurian Concordat BattleMech line regiment assigned to the Taurian Guards Corps

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Taurian Velites
Unit Profile (as of 3058)
Nickname The Velites
Parent Formation Taurian Guards Corps
Formed Periphery Rebellion

Unit Insignia[edit]

The Taurian Velites insignia is a Viking raising a warhammer against a red field.[1]

History[edit]

The Velites were created by combining Noble volunteer battalions and a covert officer cadre during the rebellion of the Periphery against the Star League in the later years of the 2760's. With the invasion of the Concordat by the SLDF the Velites faced off against both the 14th and 71st Star League Striker Regiments in defense of Pinard. The fighting in this campaign was heavy and lasted 140 days. During this period the Velites were one of the few TDF units to have integrated AeroSpace assets permanently assigned.[1]

After the Reunification War the Taurian Velites rebuilt their strength. Stationed on Parian in 2765, they were quick to cross train with other members of the Taurian Guard Corps. At this time they also had three additional squadrons of aerospace fighters and a company of infantry from the Special Asteroid Support Force permanently assigned to their roster.[2]

When the Star League Defense Forces left the Periphery during the Amaris Coup the Velites were assigned to garrison and defensive duties along the Concordat/Magistracy border. While assigned this duty the Velites were occasional called upon to defend Taurian claims on disputed border worlds. In the final years before the 30th century they were reasigned to duties in the interior regions of the Concordat. Due to their experiences the Velites are one of the more seasoned and experienced units in the Taurian Defense Forces.[1]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the commanding officer was Colonel Anastasia Dreede[1]

In 3052 the commanding officer was Colonel William Heise[3]

Tactics[edit]

The Taurian Velites use both Medium weight BattleMechs and AeroSpace Fighters. Though they do not have integral Armor assets permanently assigned they do have Infantry forces in their TOE[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Taurian Velites (Elite/Reliable)[4]

3025[1][edit]

Taurian Velites (3 BattleMech Battalions)

  • CO: Colonel Anastasia Dreede
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Subaltern William Heise, Vetran/Fanatical Taurus
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Randolph Webber, Vetran/Reliable Hyades Cluster
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Richard White, Vetran/Reliable Hyades Cluster

3050[5][edit]

Taurian Velites (3 BattleMech Battalions)

  • CO: Colonel William Heise
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Subaltern Charles Heiser, Vetran/Reliable Taurus
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Alfred Wallentine, Vetran/Reliable Hyades Cluster
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Subaltern Charles Calderon, Vetran/Reliable Hyades Cluster

3058[3][edit]

Taurian Velites (3 BattleMech Battalions)

  • CO: Colonel William Heise
  • 1st Battalion - CO: Brigadier Charise Heiser, Stationed on Taurus - Veteran/Reliable
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Margaret Doru-Trudel, Stationed in the Hyades Cluster - Veteran/Reliable
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Brigadier Charles Calderon, Stationed on Aea - Veteran/Reliable

Support[edit]

The Taurian Velites have permanently assigned DropShip and JumpShip assets to aid in their assigned task of defending the core worlds of the Taurian Concordat in the Hyades Cluster as part of the Taurian Guard Corps.[1]

Notable past members of the Velites include Marshal Baron Cham Kithrong and Marshal Hadji Doru[6]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Periphery p.77
  2. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 22
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Periphery 2nd Edition p.22
  4. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 22, "Taurian Guard - Regimental Status"
  5. 20 Year Update, p.77
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States p.67-68

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