26th Avalon Hussars

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Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Bedwyr's Spearmen[1]
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed
Disbanded Second Succession War[2]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Active during the Star League era, the Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars fought off a large pirate raid on Robsart in 2764. The Twenty-sixth was still rebuilding a year later, in large part from salvaged equipment belonging to the raiders - equipment of a distinctly Taurian nature.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Twenty-sixth was active throughout the First Succession War, and by the end of the war was operating at a combat strength half a regiment short of its pre-War strength.[3] During the inter-war period the Twenty-sixth rebuilt to close to its original strength.[2]

In mid-2828 Capellan Confederation Armed Forces units attacked Mendham, with the First Centauri Guards and Sixth St. Ives Lancers surprising both the Twenty-sixth and the other major defending unit, the Fourteenth Syrtis Fusiliers. Despite their initial surprise at the attack, which was part of Operation CELT - an offensive aimed at recapturing Chesterton - the two AFFS units fought back hard, making a number of attempts to crush the CCAF landing zone at Munnings. Although the two AFFS regiments couldn't overwhelm the entrenched forces in the landing zone, they did prevent the Guards and Sentinels from breaking out, and all four units were battered by the time the CCAF units withdrew in late June.[4]

The Twenty-sixth was ultimately one of the casualties of the Second Succession War - one of seven Avalon Hussars regiments to be destroyed during the conflict.[2]

Officers[edit]

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Tactics[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.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Twenty-sixth was stationed on Robsart and included a significant quantity of Taurian equipment within the unit makeup.[6] In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Twenty-sixth had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.[5]

2786[edit]

Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[3]

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

2821[edit]

Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[3]

- At this point in time the Hussars were a medium-weight regiment stationed on Mendham and were down approximately half a regiment in combat strength from their pre-War status.[3]

2830[edit]

Twenty-sixth Avalon Hussars (Regular/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Hussars were an medium-weight regiment and had managed to rebuild to close to their previous four-battalion strength. The Hussars were stationed on Mendham.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 9, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 '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)"
  4. Second Succession War, p. 24, "The Suns-Confederation Front"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Report: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Regimental Status"

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