3rd Deneb Light Cavalry
|3rd Deneb Light Cavalry|
|Unit Profile (as of [])|
|Parent Formation||Deneb Light Cavalry|
Second Succession War
In 2834, during the Second Succession War, First Prince Paul Davion of the Federated Suns ordered the Third Deneb Light Cavalry to assault Tikonov in the Capellan Confederation. It was the third such AFFS invasion to gain the key Liao world in three years. The operational plan was for the Light Cavalry, using fast units, to secure the major continent and hold it long enough for another the Second Davion Guards of the Royal Brigade of Guards to arrive as reinforcements. The Cavalry executed the plan to perfection, outmaneuvering their slower opponents to seize several key cities, then hunkered down for the expected reinforcements. Coordinator Jinjiro Kurita of the Draconis Combine, apparently anticipating the move, sent raiders to attack the Second Royal Davion Guards RCT on their homeworld of Sanilac. The Guards were caught in the midst of loading their DropShips, and took heavy casulties before they were able to repel the raiders. They were in no position to assist on Tikonov. The Third Deneb, harried by elements of the Northwind Highlanders, were forced to retreat.
At some point prior to 3025, the Third Deneb Cavalry was destroyed or otherwise disbanded.
- According to House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), a unit of the Deneb Light Cavalry attacked Acala in 2834, the same year as the Tikonov operation. Given that the entry refers to the series of operations on Tikonov, this article assumes that reference was to the Tikonov assault.
- As of this writing, House Davion (The Federated Suns) has been the only specific publication to mention the Third Deneb Light Cavalry.
- House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 71, "Battle for Tikonov", the Third Deneb Light Cavalry assaults Tikonov
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 48, "Second Succession War", the Deneb Light Cavalry attacks Acala, driven off by Northwind Highlanders