41st Avalon Hussars

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Forty-first Avalon Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Restless Spirit
Parent Formation Avalon Hussars
Formed 27th century

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[edit] History

[edit] Formation

Originally established in the first half of the twenty-seventh century, the Forty-first Avalon Hussars was one of many Avalon Hussars regiments to be deactivated following the issue of the Council Edict of 2650 by the Star League Council that restricted the size of the military each Great House was allowed to maintain. When the Edict was rescinded a century later the Forty-first was reactivated; as late as 2765 the regiment had the distinction of being the only regiment within the Avalon Hussars to have never played an active role in a significant military campaign.[1]

[edit] 4th Succession War

Prior to the Fourth Succession War the 41st was based on David. They were deployed elsewhere during the start of the Fourth Succession War, and the 12th Deneb Light Cavalry garrisoned David. The 41st returned to David, and helped the 12th Deneb Light Cavalry drive the 9th Dieron Regulars off-world.[2]

[edit] Clan Invasion

The 41st was destroyed on Planting during the Clan Invasion.[3] They avoided using static defenses, instead luring elements of Clan Wolf's Beta Galaxy into a series of ambushes that inflicted heavy losses. The Hussars were so successful that the Clan commander had to break his bid to destroy the unit.[4]

[edit] Operation Guerrero

After Operation Guerrero, Victor Steiner-Davion ordered the reconstitution of the 41st. They took up station on Benet III. Unfortunately they didn't receive much in the way of support from the High Command after Katherine Steiner-Davion took power. Instead of the standard supporting regiments common to an RCT, the 41st only had two battalions of armor support and a single wing of AeroSpace Fighters.[3]

[edit] Civil War

During the FedCom Civil War, they were destroyed on Benet III by the 5th Donegal Guards.[5] They tried to maintain a guerrilla war against the 5th Donegal, but they had no support from the population.[6]

[edit] Officers

In 3025 the commanding officer of the unit is Marshal Kenney Graham.[7]

The commander of the 41st in 3050 was Hauptmann General Ivan Terokopf.[8]

As of 3062 the commanding officer is General Laura Hamilton.[3]

[edit] Tactics

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.[9]

By the thirty-first century the Forty-first Avalon Hussars had no tactical specialties.[3]

[edit] Composition History

[edit] 2765

Forty-first Avalon Hussars (Green/Reliable)[10]

- At this point in time the Forty-first was stationed on Elbar.[10] In common with the other regiments of the Avalon Hussars the Forty-first had an attached aerospace wing, although these forces were primarily tasked to provide ground support rather than escort duties.[9]

[edit] 3025

Forty-first Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Marshal Kenney Graham

[edit] 3040

Forty-first Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[11]

[edit] 3050

Forty-first Avalon Hussars RCT (Regular/Reliable)[8]

[edit] 3062

Forty-first Avalon Hussars (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

- Mostly FedSuns 'Mechs, and two full Companies of OmniMechs

Forty-first Avalon Hussars Armor Auxiliary (2 Battalions/Veteran/Unreliable)[3]

  • CO: Leftenant General Julius Gramstad
  • 2717th Robinson Armored Grenadiers - Leftenant General: Jacobus Pillay
  • 512th Federation Artillery Battery - Major: Ivars Sodager

1001st Federation Aerospace (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Major Fred "Highbail" Parneau

[edit] Notes

  • A formation date of the first half of the twenty-seventh century has been entered for the Forty-first based on it being one of the regiments deactivated after the Council Edict of 2650, while being listed numerically after the Thirty-fourth Avalon Hussars, a regiment known to have been formed in the early twenty-seventh century.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 9, "Avalon Hussars"
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 28
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 57, "41st Avalon Hussars Unit Profile"
  4. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 60
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 126
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 63-64
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136 (pdf version), "Raman PDZ"
  8. 8.0 8.1 20 Year Update , p. 25
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 8, "Avalon Hussars"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 10, "Avalon Hussars - Regimental Status"
  11. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135

[edit] Bibliography