7th Ghost

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7th Ghost Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname "Cleansed By Dragon's Dark Passing"
Parent Formation Ghost Regiments
Formed ????

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Seventh Ghost regiment was mostly composed of undesirables, reformed criminals, and yakuza. The commanders of the 7th worked very hard to make their warriors look to their future instead of their past. One key to this success was the commander's judgment of the warriors based solely on their performance in the regiment.[1]

Ronin Wars[edit]


War of 3039[edit]

The 7th Ghost were sent together with the 8th Ghost as relief force to aid the beleaguered 2nd Shin Legion on Sadalbari. The Legion was close to total destruction, because they faced the combined might of two Davion RCTs the 5th Davion Guards and 3rd FedCom RCT. The fresh troops surprised the FedCom invaders with a combat drop on the 3rd FedCom's position. The continued pressure were to much for the 3rd and the 5th suffer also horrendous loses. With no reinforcement in jump range the FedCom troops retreated. [2]

Clan Invasion[edit]


Operation Bulldog[edit]


Dominion War[edit]

Located on Matsuida after Operation Bulldog, the 7th Ghost sent two battalions to the Ghost Bear front while leaving the third behind to garrison the planet.[3] While those two battalions were away, the Federated Suns hit Matsuida, destroying the 7th Ghost's third battalion. The AFFS forces were forced off-world by the returning two battalions of the 7th Ghost and several other DCMS units.[3]

During the FedCom Civil War the 17th Avalon Hussars landed on Matsuida. There they were led on a merry chase by a battalion of the Seventh Ghost. After nearly two months of cat and mouse, the Seventeenth Hussars were able to destroy the battalion of the Seventh Ghost.[4]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

The 7th Ghost took the world of Harrow's Sun for the Combine.[5]

Jihad[edit]

The Seventh Ghost were tasked to raid Benet in September 3068, but were intercepted by the First New Ivaarsen Chasseurs well outside the planetary gravity well, chewing up much of the their air cover. Contested the entire way in, the Seventh Ghost managed to capture Martine and the Browning ammunition plant but were been mired by the Chaussers continuous hit-and-fade defense. The Sevent Ghost forces finally left the planet considering the raid a success.[6]

They were then ordered garrison Marduk in the early years of the Jihad. Federated Suns forces raided the planet several times, and the Seventh requested permission to retaliate. Unfortunately a Black Dragon Society sympathizer rerouted the Seventh's requests and so the Seventh simply held their post for several years. After the 1st Ghost left Fellanin II a rebellion broke out. In 3075 Tai-shu Isoroku Kurita personally ordered the Seventh to destroy the rebellion. Unfortunately the Black Dragon Society-controlled Sabre Cat was orbiting the world and destroyed two of the Seventh's DropShips. Despite this the Seventh was successful in purging the Black Dragons from Fellanin II. They remain on the world in 3079.[7]

Republic Era[edit]

In 3085 the Seventh Ghost was reassigned to Capra. There they faced multiple raids from the Federated Suns and Clan Snow Raven. To make up the losses they've sustained in these raids, the Seventh has lowered their acceptance standards. This does let them put more soldiers in the field, but these poorly-trained and equipped troops frequently don't survive combat. This vicious cycle makes rebuilding the unit extremely difficult.[8]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Draconis Combine invasion of the Draconis March, the Seventh Ghost Regiment landed on Sakhara V. They faced the Sakhara Academy Training Battalion and lost all their infantry and a third of their 'Mech forces. After the Ghost's commander died of a heart attack, Executive Officer Takeji Yoshizawa stepped into the command role using VTOLs to flank the cadet force. The green Academy battalion members were routed, with only a company able to withdraw to the Academy grounds. The next day, that company was destroyed.[9]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 7th Ghost Regiment
Tai-sa Tosakin Kaitu 3059[1]
Tai-sa Monique Chesque 3067[5]
Tai-sa Rufus Basurto 3085[10]
Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa 3145[11]

Tactics[edit]

The unit prepares itself for any future engagement with the Smoke Jaguars. Defensive tactics are best suited for such a case. Most of the unit is equipped with heavy or assault class units. The 7th Ghost was also one of the few Ghost Regiments to have a company of Battle Armor-equipped infantry.[1]

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

7th Ghost (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[12]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Umijiri. [12]

3050[edit]

7th Ghost (Regiment/Questionable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Byesville. [13]

3054[edit]

7th Ghost (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[14]

3059[edit]

7th Ghost (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

- In the ranks of the regiment are many heavy machines.

7th Ghost Aerospace (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Thadeus Shotoko

15th Benjamin Heavy Raiders (2 Battalions/ Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Sul Tseng Ti

- The unit contains many heavy units with thick armor. Their preferred combat style are massed assaults at the enemy lines without regard of the losses.

152nd Assault Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Infantry Commander: Chu-sa Charles Stanwick

- The unit contains, 36 battlesuits (9 squads) and 24 artillery pieces.

3067[edit]

7th Ghost (Elite/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Tai-sa Monique Chesque

7th Ghost Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Sho-sa Thadeus Shotoko

15th Benjamin Heavy Raiders (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Chu-sa Franklin Tenclay

152nd Assault Infantry (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[5]

  • CO: Chu-sa Charles Stanwick

3079[edit]

7th Ghost (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

- Reduced to one battalion.

3085[edit]

7th Ghost (Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Rufus Basurto

7th Ghost Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Sho-sa Diede Vandroogenbroeck

15th Benjamin Heavy Raiders (1 Battalion/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Chu-sa Makena Nsia

152nd Assault Infantry (Regular/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Tai-sa Hideki Fujimoto

3085[edit]

7th Ghost (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa

7th Ghost Armor (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Claudine McGee

7th Ghost Infantry (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Keenan Hamilton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 117, "7th Ghost Unit Profile"
  2. Historical: War of 3039, p. 96
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 114, "7th Ghost"
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 71-72
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 118, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  6. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [21/09/3068]: "Combine Forces Assault March Worlds Without Provocation"
  7. Field Report: DCMS, p. 15
  8. Field Manual: 3085, p. 46
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 20
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 65, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  13. 13.0 13.1 20-Year Update, p. 42
  14. Objective Raids, p.27
  15. Field Report: DCMS, p. 15

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