12th Avalon Hussars

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Twelfth Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname December's Fury[1]
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars[1]
Formed
Disbanded Second Succession War[2]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Twelfth Avalon Hussars and its sister regiment, the Eleventh Avalon Hussars, were both technically light horse regiments rather than hussar regiments during the Star League era. Equipped with lighter BattleMechs and augmented by a conventional aircraft detachment, the Twelfth was a skilled reconnaissance formation. The Twelfth was the Avalon Hussars regiment stationed on New Avalon when the Amaris Civil War broke out in the Terran Hegemony; tradition dictated that one regiment from the brigade should be stationed on New Avalon at all times, and the various regiments rotated the duty, each taking a five-year tour. The Twelfth served on New Avalon until 2770, at which point the Thirteenth rotated in.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Twelfth Avalon Hussars fought throughout the First Succession War, and by the time the war drew to a close the Ninth were operating at below half their pre-War strength.[3] The Twelfth rebuilt in the inter-war period to perhaps twice the combat strength they had finished the First Succession War with, but the Twelfth were one of seven Avalon Hussars regiments to be destroyed during the Second Succession War.[2]

Officers[edit]

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Tactics[edit]

Star League[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 Twelfth was supported by an aerospace wing, although the wing was primarily attached to the Eleventh to provide ground support.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twelfth Avalon Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Twelfth was stationed on New Avalon. The Twelfth had no 'Mechs on its roster that weighed more than fifty-five tons, but was augmented by a squadron of fixed-wing conventional aircraft.[1]

2786[edit]

Twelfth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a medium-weight regiment stationed on New Avalon and were operating at four-battalion strength.[3]

2821[edit]

Twelfth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a medium-weight regiment stationed on New Avalon and were operating at just below half their pre-war strength.[3]

2830[edit]

Twelfth Avalon Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[2]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a medium-weight regiment and had rebuilt to the point that they were operating at approximately twice the operational strength they'd been able to muster at the end of the First Succession War. The Hussars were stationed on Brabent.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Report 2765: AFFS, pp. 8-10, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Second succession War, p. 94, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"

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