15th Deneb Light Cavalry

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Fifteenth Deneb Light Cavalry RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Whip Bears
Parent Formation Deneb Light Cavalry
Formed
Disbanded 3067

History[edit]

As of 3025, the Fifteenth Deneb Light Cavalry was stationed on Verlo. [1]

They were upgraded to RCT status in 3027. By 3062, their homeworld was Demeter. [2]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War, the 15th faced off against the pro-Victor Fifth Crucis Lancers. The triggering event was the loss of a Fifteenth DLC Combat Command. Thinking that the Fifth Crucis Lancers were responsible, the Fifteenth attacked. The Fifth Lancers destroyed their supplies however, and after three weeks the Fifteenth DLC had to withdraw.[3]

The Fifteenth landed on Algol just in time to see the destruction of the Second Republican at the hands of the Twelfth Vegan Rangers' Beta and Gamma regiments. The Ranger regiments then turned their attention to the Fifteenth DLC, trying to destroy them. The Vegan Rangers were reinforced by the Fifth Crucis Lancers, who had followed the Fifteenth Deneb Light Cavalry to Algol. The Deneb Light Cavalry and the other Loyalist regiments slowly began to overwhelm the pro-Victor forces.[4] Unfortunately for the Fifteenth, the Twelfth Vegan Rangers Alpha regiment arrived on Algol, and tipped the balance of power. The Fifteenth, now reinforced with the survivors of the Republican Guard regiments, left Algol in October.[5]

Arriving on Tikonov, the Fifteenth faced the Davion Assault Guards. The Assault Guards inflicted serious losses on the Light Cavalry unit, forcing them to pull back. The Fifteenth seized Fort Pavel Ridzik and held off Allied forces. Shortly after this the Sixth Crucis Lancers surrounded the fort and began bombarding it.[6] After Fort Pavel Ridzik was breached, the Fifteenth DLC evacuated Tikonov and went to Marlette.[7] There they would surrender to Victor's Allied forces on the 20th of February 3067, but only after months of fighting, having fallen back with the other Loyalist forces from the cities of Hedon's Path and Jaweh into the Norret Mountain range. The Fifteenth were the last major Loyalist unit to survive on Marlette, as the battles in February claimed first the First Republican, then the Marlette Crucis March Militia, and finally the Fifth Lyran Guards before finally cornering the Fifteenth - and it was only after the capture of Marshal Michael Lipstein that the surviving elements of the regiment surrendered.[8][9]

The Fifteenth wasn't listed as an active combat command at the beginning of the Jihad, and the entire of the Deneb Light Cavalry brigade to survive the Jihad ended up either being converted into planetary militia forces for Deneb Kaitos and other nearby systems,[10] or were gifted to the newly-formed Republic of the Sphere, becoming part of the Republic Armed Forces.[11]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 15th Deneb Light Cavalry
Marshal Henry Quentin 3025[12]
Hauptmann General Michael Lipstein 3054[13]
Marshal Michael Lipstein 3062[2]

Tactics[edit]

Like the other Deneb Light Cavalry RCTs, the 15th DLC used their superior speed and mobility to outmaneuver their foes, which is rather surprising, since the 15th Deneb Light Cavalry is a heavy 'Mech regiment.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

15th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Marshal Henry Quentin [12]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Verlo. [12]

3040[edit]

15th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[14]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Verlo. [14]

3050[edit]

15th Deneb Light Cavalry RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [15]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Michael Lipstein [15]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Verlo. [15]

3054[edit]

15th deneb Light Cavalry RCT (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [13]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Michael Lipstein [13]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Verlo. [13]

3062[edit]

15th Deneb Light Cavalry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

15th Deneb Light Cavalry Aerospace Brigade (1 Wing))[2]

  • CO: Leftenant General Ian Beske
  • only one, unnamed Wing

- The Wing operates independly

15th Deneb Light Cavalry Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Leftenant General Kirpal Bath
  • 24th Deneb Light Armor - Leftenant General: Kirpal Bath
  • 11th Deneb Recon Regiment - Leftenant General: Michel Saunders

- The 11th use ultra-light vehicles like the Savannah Master

15th Deneb Light Cavalry Infantry Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Questionable)[2]

  • CO: Lft. General Burim Jashari
    • Aide: Kommandant Sweeny Robins
  • 11th Verlo Infantry Regiment - Leftenant General: Herbert Austin
  • 12th Verlo Infantry Regiment - Leftenant General: Pam Barton

References[edit]

  1. House Davion (The Federated Suns p.137
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 89, "15th Deneb Light Cavalry Unit Profile"
  3. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 31-32
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 54-55
  5. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 81
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 142
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 159
  8. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 172
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 130
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 183, "Independent Units"
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 167, "Forces Gifted to the Republic"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 House Davion (The Federated Suns, p. 137, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Objective Raids, p. 15, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Historical: War of 3039, p.136
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 20 Year Update, p. 21

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