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2nd Benjamin Regulars

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The Second Benjamin Regulars are a light[1] BattleMech regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.

2nd Benjamin Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Nickname Defenders of the Combine
Parent Formation Benjamin Regulars
Formed unknown



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4th Succession WarEdit

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Ronin WarsEdit

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War of 3039Edit

The command was send as reinforcement to the beleaguered DCMS troops on Telos IV. The 22nd Avalon Hussars and 12th Vegan Rangers Gamma Regiment onworld do everything to halt the approach.[citation needed]

Clan InvasionEdit

In 3050 the Second was based on Kajikazawa.[2]

Operation BulldogEdit

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Dominion WarEdit

The unit fight against the Bears on Dumaring and reinforced the 5th Galedon Regulars as additional defense force. With their coordinated defense efforts they could hold the world until the Courchevel Trial. [3]

Federated Suns IncursionEdit

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The Second Benjamin Regulars defended Benjamin from Davion and Word of Blake forces. These resistance efforts took a heavy toll on the unit, reducing it to a quarter of it's pre-Jihad strength.[4] After being relieved by Nova Cat forces the Second rebuilt its numbers by absorbing the survivors of the 15th Benjamin Regulars, who had also been on Benjamin. Once the world was free of Blakist forces, the Coordinator visited. The Second, however, wasn't able to enjoy the visit, as they were rotated off-world. The message that they weren't trusted by the High Command was received, and the Second stopped pushing for treatment equal to other Regular units. Their acceptance of this need to show their loyalty has worked, with the High Command sending some replacement troops.[5]

Dark AgeEdit

The Second raided several systems along the Combine's borders with the Republic of the Sphere and the Rasalhague Dominion, including the Dehgolan system.[6]

Battling these Rasalhague Dominion forces have sharpened the fighting edge to a remarkable degree. So much so that in terms of respect the regiment stands shoulder to shoulder with the vaunted Sword of Light formations in the eyes of the Coordinator and the Gunji no Kanrei. As part of the expansion of the Benjamin Regulars, Warlord Shichiroji Hayashida split one battalion's worth of men and equipment to merge into the new units, leaving the Second with a reduced combat power but left the unit's cohesion intact. [7]

As of the Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns in 3145 the Second Benjamin became based on the newly conquered world of Raman in the Proserpine Prefecture. They were heavily deployed during these operations and after facing off against crack units of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns took heavy damage.[7]


As of 3025, General Samson Tartilkoff[8]

As of 3050 the unit was commanded by Tai-sa Samson Ashura.[2]

As of 3059 to 3067 Tai-sa Ben Auberjona[9][10]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is Tai-sa Yuuto Motou[11]

As of 3145 the commanding officer is Tai-sa Tsuyoshi Kanagaki[12]


The Second specializes in assaulting urban targets, using speed to threaten several sections of a city at once and spread out the defenders.[9]

Composition HistoryEdit


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[13]


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: General Samson Tartikoff


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[14]


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[2]

  • CO: Tai-sa Samson Ashura


2nd Benjamin Regulars (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Tai-sa Samson Ashura


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Keith Mick
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Hamilton Veil

Note: The Steel Jaws (2nd Company - 1st Battalion) is a experienced unit in street fighting and had received many upgrades for their heavy/assault machines. The remaining unit are mainly medium weight. Approximately 60 percent of the Mechs are upgraded. [16]

War Shrikes (2 Companies/Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Jase Montgomery

Note: As a active fighting unit they saw a lot of combat. Their machines (mainly Slayers & Shilones)spotted many upgrades.

15th Precinct Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Reese Massikocho

Note: The past as a law enforcement unit learned them many city fighting skills. The light IFS are best suited for such fights.

Vlad's Vanguards (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Vlad Petrovka

Note: The unit contains two infantry types, one fast jump infantry battalion and one motorized battalion, this gives the parent unit forces quick response.


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ben Auberjona

War Shrikes (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Jase Montgomery

15th Precinct Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Levar Tomaga

Vlad's Vanguards (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Vlad Petrovka


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Reinforced BattleMech Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[4]


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Veteran/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yuuto Motou

War Shrikes (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Cho-sa Mannix Maestri

15th Precinct Armor (Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Chu-sa Nanami Yukimura

Minori's Vanguards (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Chu-sa Minori Adami


2nd Benjamin Regulars (2 Battalions/Elite/Fanatical) (65% Strength)[12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tsuyoshi Kanagaki

War Shrikes (Elite/Fanatical) (70% Strength)[12]

  • CO: Sho-sa Rie Takudo

17th Benjamin Guards (Veteran/Reliable) (90% Strength) [12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Lillie Hess

Shannon’s Vanguards (Elite/Reliable) (75% Strength)[12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Shannon Moritz


The unit had an "A" Equipment Rating.


  1. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 20 Year Update, p. 41
  3. Field Manual Update, pp.106-108
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 8
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 39
  6. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 38
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 52, "Benjamin Regulars"
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Unit Deployment Table"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 41, "Unit Profile"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Updates, p.116, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 63, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  13. Field Report 2765: DCMS,p10
  14. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  15. Objective Raids, p.27
  16. Field Manual: Draconis Combine ,p. 14