7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry

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7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry
7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Zou's Finest (2765)[1]
Holding the Fort (3067)
Tristar Tirailleurs (3145)[2]
Parent Formation Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Formed 2760-2765[1]
Reactivated 2904

History[edit]

The Capellan Reserve Cavalry formed during the years between the repeal of the Star League Council Edict of 2650 in 2572 and the eruption of the Amaris Coup. The Capellan Confederation Armed Forces had expanded rapidly, as did the militaries of the other Great Houses, and the Capellan Reserve Cavalry was the last of the CCAF brigades to form (or re-form) prior to the Coup. Between 2572 and 2765 the Reserve Cavalry mustered seven new regiments, with the intention that the Reserve Cavalry would act as rapid reinforcements to other units and as a source of replacement personnel for frontline commands. Like the other regiments within the Reserve Cavalry, the Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry was an odd combination of volunteer corps, training cadre and militia, with standing orders for the junior Colonel in charge of the Seventh to subordinate his command to place it at the full disposal of any frontline command it served alongside. This allowed the Seventh to act as a synergistic part of the superior formation, free of internal power-struggles or conflicts.[1]

The Seventh was composed almost entirely of new recruits, who were full of patriotism, vigor and fiery enthusiasm. The Seventh was formed as a direct consequence of the formation of the Sixth Confederation Reserve Cavalry; the creation of the Sixth had come about as a result of a rousing speech by commonality president Kareem Birzah to the employees of Firmir Commercial, which caused more than nine hundred company employees to march to their nearest CCAF recruiting office en masse and attempt to enlist. Lady Elena Zou, one of the primary shareholders in Mujika Aerospace, was determined not to be outdone by Firmir Commercial, and offered to directly fund the creation of another Reserve Cavalry regiment. Zou's offer was accepted by Chancellor Barbara Liao; Elena's daughter Mary was promoted to Colonel and moved from the Eleventh Sian Dragoons to become commanding officer of the new regiment. Elena was instructed to recruit the best candidates for the Seventh, which posed a challenge given that the top graduates from the various Capellan military academies were already earmarked for established regiments. Mary recruited heavily from sources that were typically overlooked, or considered unorthodox, resulting in the Seventh being an eclectic mix of talented individuals who, prior to being recruited, had been monks, gladiators, computer programmers, gymnasts and other such personalities. Resembling a troupe rather than a command, the Seventh presented a far from conventional appearance for a CCAF regiment, but questions about the Seventh's performance stopped after their first operational exercise saw the Seventh defeat the Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

The Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry were reactivated in 2904 and later received regular troops as reinforcements. Their first action was when their AeroSpace assets participated in the fighting at Acala in 2905. They went on to become known as Hurloc's Hussars.[3]

Main article: Hurloc's Hussars

Revival[edit]

The Homeworld of the Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry is on Altorra and Brixtana. Experimental unit, created in 3058, to see if it was possible to integrate Capellan troops with Magistracy of Canopus recruits who had attended a regional training center. The Maskirovka put the unit under surveillance in 3061, and the unit was still not declared combat ready when the ceasefire went into effect at the end of the Capellan Civil War. [4]

Xin Sheng Campaign[edit]

Stationed on Altorra in 3065, when the Magistracy of Canopus pulled all of its troops from the Confederation, the Capellan Forces watched the Seventh with great interest. The unit contained so many Magistracy officers and warriors that the Maskirovka had warned the CCAF of possible massive defections. To the Seventh’s credit, not one warrior requested transfer back to the Canopian military.[5]

Jihad[edit]

During Operation: Sovereign Justice the Seventh faced off against a regiment of the Lexington Combat Group (Marie's Golden Hammers). For an untested unit they performed well, bringing the mercenary unit to a halt several times before being relieved by more experienced Capellan commands. They then took up stations on Old Kentucky, Campertown, and Tsinghai.[6]

In 3085 the unit had redeployed to Sakhalin.[7]

Dark Age[edit]

In the Capellan Crusades, the Seventh faced the VI Principes Guards on Wei and crushed the Republic unit.[8] They later relocated to Shensi, where they faced Kai Allard-Liao and the V Hastati Sentinels.[9]

The Seventh had only suffered a few casualties in their recent clashes with the RAF, and are deployed on Bromhead.[2][10]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry
Colonel Mary Zou Unit's Founding - 2765[1]
Sang-shao Orvus Toshadi 3063[4]
Sao-shao Georgia Shippe 3067 to 3085[11][7]
Sang-shao Lynette Ortega 3145[10]

Tactics[edit]

As of 3063, the 7th is too new to have developed any signature tactics.[4]

During the fighting against Marie's Golden Hammers on Housekarle the Seventh became skilled in timing wave attacks where a battalion would engage the enemy then fade away as another battalion attacked. The Seventh used these tactics to provide a constant stream of new attackers against an enemy unit. This "rapid stream" technique is undergoing refinement by the Seventh.[12]

As of 3145, in their ongoing refinement of their personal "rapid stream" technique, the Seventh CRC have begun to vary the timing of their hit and fade attacks in the hopes of catching the enemy off-guard.[2]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Seventh was stationed on Mattisskogen.[1]

2786[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

- At this point in time the Seventh was a light-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Mattisskogen.[13]

2821[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]

- At this point in time the Seventh was a light-weight regiment operating at just below two-thirds of full strength, and was stationed on Mattisskogen.[13]

2830[edit]

7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [14]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Mattisskogen with an operational readiness of 124 percent. [14]

2864[edit]

7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [14]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Shiro III with an operational readiness of 56 percent. [14]

3059 to 3067[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (1 Regiment/Green/Questionable)[4][11]

  • CO: Sang-shao Orvus Toshadi
  • XO/1st Battalion: Major Shawna White
  • 2nd Battalion: Zhong-shao Georgia Shippe
  • 3rd Battalion: Zhong-shao Kyle Westrick

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry Aerospace Contingent (2 Squadrons/Green/Reliable)[4][11]

  • Wing Commander (3063): Kong-sao-shao Miokhil Zubernavich
  • Wing Commander (3067): Kong-sao-shao Dawne Weis[11]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry Infantry Contingent (1 Battalion/Green/Questionable)[4][11]

  • Infantry Commander: Sao-shao Bosk Nefarr

- Includes some Taurian Concordat soldiers

3079[edit]

The Jihad affected the Seventh, but not as badly as some other CCAF units. They were reduced to 70% of their pre-Jihad strength.[6]

3085[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Sao-shao Georgia Shippe

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry Aerospace Contigent (1 Flight Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Kong-sao-shao Sai Leung Cheung

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry Infantry Contigent (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Sao-shao Zane Shaw

3145[edit]

Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Sang-shao Lynette Ortega

Seventh CRC Aerospace (2 Flights/Green/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Kong-sao-shao Uja Devi

Seventh Reserve Armor Battalion (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Jared Simpson

Seventh CRC Infantry Contingent (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Jennifer Nguyen

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 16, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 39, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry - Seventh Confederation Reserve Cavalry"
  3. House Liao (the Capellan Confederation), p. 93, "Hurloc's Hussars Profile"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 74, "Unit Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Update, p. 22, "7th Confederation Reserve Cavalry Profile"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Report: CCAF, p. 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 34, "CCAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  8. Operational Turning Points: Capellan Crusades, p. 8
  9. Operational Turning Points: Capellan Crusades, p. 9, 21
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 47, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3145"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: Update, p. 22, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3067"
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. 28
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Seventh Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95

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