180th Dragoon Combat Group

180th Dragoon Combat Group
180th Dragoon Combat Group: Marie's Golden Hammers
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Colonel Marie Stevens
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace yes
Armor yes
Infantry yes

History[edit]

The origins of the 180th Dragoon Combat Group are not known, however there is speculation that the command was originally the 238th Striker Regiment that may have turned mercenary in 2784 although this remains unconfirmed.[1]

It is the heaviest unit in the Brigade, designed for assault combat. The main mission for the last 300 years was to act as an anchor for the other regiment and fought in many campaigns. During the FedCom Civil War they fought against the 11th Avalon Hussars on Brockway and acted later as a relief force for the allied forces on Panpour. On Panpour the unit hammered two entire March Militias into the ground. DeMaestri's Sluggers regiment of the Fighting Urukhai were nearly destroyed while they acted on their own goals and the pro Katherine forces made short work of them.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Time Period in Command
Commanding Officers of the 180th Dragoons Combat Group
Colonel Marie Stevens 3067

Tactics[edit]

As a surprise for the opponent the 180th Dragoon can close a distance gap quickly, which is hard for the assault machines.

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

Dragoon Rating: Unrated

Composition History[edit]

2786 - 2821[edit]

180th Dragoon (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Tazaraki. In 2821 the command was reduced to 27 percent of its strength and was deployed on Kumqwat. [2]

2830[edit]

180th Dragoon (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Kumqwat with an operational readiness of 70 percent. [3]

2864[edit]

180th Dragoon (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Avigait with an operational readiness of 12 percent. [3]

3025[edit]

180th Dragoon (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Wappingers.

3040[edit]

Marie's Golden Hammers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Midale. [5]
Contract:AFFC [5]

3050[edit]

Marie’s Golden Hammers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [6]

  • CO: Colonel Marie Stevens [6]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Midale. [6]

3054[edit]

Marie’s Golden Hammers (/Regular/Reliable) [7]

  • CO: Colonel Marie Stevens [7]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Midale. [7]

3059[edit]

Marie’s Golden Hammers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

  • CO: Colonel Marie Stevens [8]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Midale. [8]

3067[edit]

180th Dragoon Regiment (1 Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)

- The unit is 12 machines understrength

755th Tactical Fighter Wing (1 Wing/Elite/Reliable)

  • CO: Major Angela "Moms" Hill

- Specialized as interceptor and close air support, using mainly medium and light fighter designs

3rd Lexington Cavalry Brigade (2 Regiments/Veteran/Fanatical)

  • CO: Colonel: Harry Blake

- The artillery battalion contains 12 Demolisher tanks with Arrow IV and 3 platoons of spotters with integrated hovercraft support

References[edit]

  1. First Succession War, p. 35
  2. 2.0 2.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 135
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  4. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 148
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 141
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 20 Year Update, p. 21
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Objective Raids, p. 15
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108
  • Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 49 - "Unit Profile"

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