3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry

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3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Unit Profile (as of 3063)
Nickname Casualties of War
Parent Formation Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Formed unknown

The 3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry’s founding is somewhat of a mystery although they were stationed at battalion strength on Sirius, Hsien, and Fletcher as of 3025. [1]

They took part in the Fourth Succession War, defended the confederation during the combined Andurien-Canopus invasion, and fought in the Xin Sheng Campaign. Their tendency to fight to the last man rather than showing more prudent use of manpower and equipment has left them at the back of the resupply line and largely languishing.[2]


Fourth Succession War

Operation Riposte

A battalion from the 3rd joined a company from Trimaldi's Secutors and a company of Lothar's Fusiliers in an attempt to destroy a supply depot on Kawich during Operation Riposte but was ambushed by infantry, armor, and a battalion of ‘Mechs from the 1st Davion Guards. When faced with the dug in defenders the commander ordered a retreat but many over enthusiastic warriors ignored the command and charged hopelessly into the ambush. [3]

Andurien/Canopus Invasion

The 3rd Reserve fought during the Andurien-Canopus invasion of the Confederation but tended to make suicide-stands.[2]

Xin Sheng Campaign

Reactivated and rebuilt in 3052, the 3rd Reserve fought on Denbar in the Xin Sheng Campaign where they were trapped in the Ho-Lu Lowlands by the Blackwind Lancers and destroyed[4].

The command companies final suicide charge led to eventually replacement by the 5th Reserve and reassignment to Drozan in the Victoria Commonality.[2]

The homeworld of the 3rd Reserve is Holloway.[citation needed]


During Operation: Sovereign Justice the 3rd fought on Homestead and Manapire. There they faced the Illician Lancers, fighting the skilled mercenaries to a standstill both times. They were recalled to Confederation space, where they split up into battalion sized groups and foiled attacks by both the Federated Suns and the Word of Blake.[5] As of 3079 the Third was split up, with a short battalion on Tsingtao, Ares, and Capricorn III.[5]



The 3rd Reserves loss of aerospace assets and much of its armor has resulted in their relying on older doctrines.[2]

Composition History[7]


3rd Conf. Reserve Cavalry (3 Battalions) (Regular/Reliable) [8]


3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry (1 Regiment/Green/Questionable)

  • CO/1st Battalion: Sang-shao Martin Penwall
  • XO/2nd Battalion: Zhong-shao Lyle Crawford

3rd Cavalry Armor (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)

  • Armor Commander: Sao-shao Gart Umbiqua
  • Armor Commander (3067): Sao-shao Rigel Black

3rd Cavalry Support Staff (1 Company/Green/Questionable)

  • Infantry Commander: Captain Erin Karata
  • Infantry Commander (3067): Sao-shao Erin Karata

- Mostly Taurian Concordat troops on exchange


The Third lost a little under thirty percent of their troops during the Jihad. Each battalion is short one company.[5]


3rd Reserves armor commander Sao-shao Gart Umbiqua attacked ‘Mech commander Sang-shoa Martin Penwall after Gart was demoted. The ensuing incident resulted in the deaths of both men.[7]

Despite mentioning its fate in the Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, the Historical: Brush Wars doesn't mention the 3rd anywhere.


  1. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, Regimental Deployment
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: The Capellan Confederation, p. 71, 3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 92, Kawich
  4. The Killing Fields, p. 16
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Report: CCAF, p. 11
  6. The Killing Fields, p. 17
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Updates, p.32 - "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  8. House Liao (Confederation Capella) p. 105