2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs

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Third Chesterton Voltigeurs
Unit Profile (as of 3029)
Nickname
Parent Formation Chesterton Reserves
Formed First Succession War[1]

The Second Chesterton Voltigeurs were re-formed around 2890 along with their two companion regiments from old soldiers of various Chesterton worlds then under the control of the Federated Suns.[2] The unit did not distinguish itself particularly over the ensuing years and was eventually destroyed on Tikonov during Operation Riposte.[3]

History

First Succession War

Three regiments of Chesterton Voltigeurs were founded by the Capellan Confederation during the First Succession War as a part of the Chesterton Regulars brigade. All three regiments survived the First Succession War, although the Confederation was unable to conquer their namesake world.[1]

Second Succession War

In 2832 and 2833 the Voltigeurs went up against the Avalon Hussars during the defense of Tikonov and suffered heavy losses.[2] In 2850 the unit attempted to raid a supply depot on Axton losing several 'Mechs and gaining little.[2]

Third Succession War

Their best showing came while defendine Tikonov in 2987, where they captured several Davion 'Mechs. After a short tour on Westerhand the Second returned to Tikonov and to be used as a quick reaction force. [2]

Fourth Succession War

Defense of Tikonov

During the second wave of the attack on the Capellan Front the Voltigeurs defended the city of Ulan. There, apparently in defiance of orders, they exited the city and fought the Fourth Crucis Lancers in the vast jungle surrounding the town. They lost both the city and their second and third battalions to the invading force.[3]

Attack of New Aragon

The Voltigeurs dropped south of Fort Ellison on New Aragon hoping to take what was thought to be a lightly defended fort and the warehouses it protected. They were met by the First Aragon Borderers who used ambushes to make up for their inferior force. The Voltigeurs got within sight of their objective but last minute air assaults prevented them from reaching it. The Borderers regrouped and drove the Voltigeurs back to their rendezvous point but space assaults destroyed the DropShip support and the Voltiguers surrendered.[4]

Officers

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs
Colonel Paula Brighton Lannes 3025[2]

Tactics

Unknown.

Composition History

2821

Second Chesterton Voltigeurs (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Voltigeurs were a light-weight regiment operating at just above two-thirds of full strength, and were stationed on Tikonov alongside their sister regiment, the Third Chesterton Voltigeurs.[1]

2830

2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Tikonov with an operational readiness of 109 percent. [5]

2864

2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Tybalt with an operational readiness of 48 percent. [5]

3025

Second Chesterton Voltigeurs (3 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Paula Brighton Lannes
  • 1st Battalion – CO: Major Duncan Bleak
  • 2nd Battalion - CO: Major Pamela Cochraine
  • 3rd Battalion - CO: Major Ursula Inares

2nd Chesterton Voltigeurs

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tikonov. [6]

Unit Emblem

A mounted kettle drummer against a red field.[2]

Composition

The Voltigeurs are primarily a ‘Mech unit consisting of mostly Panthers and Thunderbolts.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 House Liao – The Capellan Confederation, p. 83, "History"
  3. 3.0 3.1 NAIS 4th Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 30, "Other Actions on Tikonov"
  4. NAIS 4th Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 98, "New Aragon"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  6. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p.105

Bibliography