1st Amphigean Light Assault Group

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First Amphigean Light Assault Group
Formed First Succession War[1]
Nickname Legacy of Blood
Affiliation DCMS
Parent Command Amphigean Light Assault Group

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The First Amphigean Light Assault Group mustered as a part of the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the First Succession War, at some point after 2786.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

The unit was stationed on the world of Reisling's Planet in 3025. The First participated in the Galtor campaign in 3025, against Davion forces. They fought from August 29th to September 10th.[2] There, they destroyed the Raman Draconis March Militia and inflicted severe casualties on the Bremond Draconis March Militia.[3] The unit suffered 31,31% casualties during the operation.[4]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

During the early months of the Fourth Succession War, Coordinator Takashi Kurita was focused on his conflict with the Wolf's Dragoons mercenary brigade, but following pleas for help from Chancellor Maximilian Liao, the DCMS planned and launched additional offensives against perceived weak spots on the Federated Suns border. The Galtor Thumb region was one such weak spot and Galtor III was invaded by the First Amphigean Light Assault Group. The planetary militia on Galtor III consisted of aging 'Mechs piloted by old pilots and a few regiments of conventional forces, which were swiftly defeated by the LAG. Despite the militia being easily beaten, an extensive guerrilla resistance campaign began on Galtor III that would continue to dog the DCMS forces on the planet, even though the Combine officially considered the planet to have been annexed in early January 3029.[5]

War of 3039[edit]


Ronin Wars[edit]


Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, the First learned that their sister regiments had been destroyed by the Clans. They wanted to avenge their fallen comrades, but were restricted to garrison duty by the Truce of Tukayyid. To appease their honor, the First was assigned to raid several worlds in the Clan occupation zone. They raided Cyrenaica, Irece, and Avon. These raids were intended to disrupt any Clan invasion plans by seizing or destroying Clan supply depots. These raids were frequently successful and the First inflicted heavy losses on the garrison units on those worlds as well.[6]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

Volunteers from the unit formed the The Swarm Provisional Company as part of Operation Bird Dog.[7] The 1st Amphigean also raided the world of Byesville, losing only a lance to enemy forces.[8]

Dominion War[edit]

The First Amphigean took the world of Dyev in the Lyons Thumb.[8]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]

In 3066, the First Amphigean defeated the 1st Ceti Hussars on Kesai IV, bringing the planet into the Draconis Combine.[8]

Jihad[edit]

Faced off against the Word of Blake on Atria in the early 3070's. They rotated to Dromini VI in 3073 and faced the Blakist's a month later. The First Amphigean destroyed half the Blakist's DropShips with artillery fire and continued to sting the invaders for months. Shortly before Operation SCOUR started, the High Command reinforced the First with infantry and armor assets.[9]

Republic Era[edit]

The First continued to hold the Combine-Blakist Protectorate border throughout Operation SCOUR and after the Jihad ended. At the end of the Jihad, the unit had been reduced to two battalions, but they realized that the Quartermaster wouldn't send them replacements. The First sent technical and recovery teams to battlefields in nearby systems, and recovered nearly a company of 'Mechs. They spent the next few years acquiring new warriors and equipment and by 3085, they had rebuilt to regimental strength.[10]

In 3085, they were garrisoning Bjarred and Salford, acting as a quick-response force for the Pesht Military District.[11]

Dark Age[edit]

The First Amphigean Light Assault Group joined the 2nd Amphigean Light Assault Group in battling the Nova Cat's Gamma Galaxy on Avon during the Nova Cat Rebellion. Though the two Light Assault Groups were eventually able to destroy the Nova Cats, they sustained heavy losses during the fighting.[12]

As of 3145, the First are posted to New Samarkand, to bolster the defense of the planet with the short-handed Twelfth New Samarkand Regulars.[13]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Amphigean Light Assault Group
General Olivet Satterthwaite 3025[14][15][4]
Tai-sa Ishajii Michaels 3050[16]
Tai-sa Calvin Trueffeau 3059 - 3067[6][17]
Tai-sa Kenta Kato 3085[11]
Tai-sa Yaramiah Langenstein 3145[18]

Tactics[edit]

The First Amphigean LAG uses their high speed to engage an enemy force and then withdraws, encouraging their opponent to follow them. Enemies who do follow the retreating Amphigeans are typically ambushed by other Amphigean forces stationed nearby. After 3055, the First Amphigean used the same tactics, but Tai-sas Trueffeau and Two-Feathers would split the unit into two units. Against enemies who assumed they were facing the entire unit, this tactic of splitting up allowed the Amphigeans to hit the enemy in the flank or rear.[6]

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

  • First Amphigean Light Assault Group (Green/Questionable)[1]
- At this point in time the First was a light-weight regiment, operating at a little under two-thirds of full strength and stationed on New Rhodes III.[1]

3025[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[15][19][20]

Ophiuchus's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Alcibiades' Company ('Mech)
  • Epaminondias' Company ('Mech)
  • Cimon's Rocket Company ('Mech)
Pollux's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters ('Mech)
  • Phidias' Company ('Mech)
  • Lysias' Company ('Mech)
  • Solon's Company ('Mech)
Themistocles's Battalion
  • Battalion Headquarters (Two 'Mech Lances)
  • Philip's Company ('Mech)
  • Nicias' Company ('Mech)
  • Miltiades' Company ('Mech)
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Reisling's Planet. [21]

3040[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[22]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Reisling's Planet. [22]

3050[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable) [23]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tripoli. [23]

3054[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[24]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ishajii Michaels

3059[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

  • XO Battalion: Tai-sa Nathaniel Two-Feathers
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Michael Larson
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Jerome Nishiura

Starwalkers (Wing/Veteran/Questionable)[6]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Lynette Susuma

45th Pesht Defenders (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa William Brandhorst

Kilmarnock 4th Defense League (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[6]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Jack Ashton

3067[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Elite/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Calvin Trueffeau

Starwalkers (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Sho-sa Trevor LaGaulle

Kilmarnock 4th Defense League (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Jack Ashton

3085[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kenta Kato

Starwalkers (Wing/Elite/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Sho-sa Katsuo Matsuoka

4th Kilmarnock Defense League (Regular/Questionable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Zosimos Gardener

3145[edit]

1st Amphigean Light Assault Group (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yaramiah Langenstein

Starwalkers (Wing/Veteran/Fanatical)[18]

  • CO: Sho-sa Ashley Pate

4th Kilmarnock Defense League (Regular/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kaoru Hagino

Rules[edit]

Historical Turning Points: Galtor[edit]

The 1st Amphigean LAG regiments may use Off-Map movement (see p.192, TO). When fighting in clear terrain (such as the Plains of Galtor), the First Amphigean LAG gains +1 Running MP and automatically wins Initiative the first 2 turns of combat.[25]

Unit Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

All the unit's Battalion and Company names are related to Greek mythos.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  2. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 7
  3. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 12
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Galtor Campaign, p. 59 "Amphigean Light Assault Group"
  5. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 80, "Other Actions"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 95, "1st Amphigean Light Assault Group Unit Profile"
  7. The Dragon Roars, p. 8
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 113, "1st Amphigean Light Assault"
  9. Field Report: DCMS, p. 18
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 48
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 51, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 36
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 62, "First Amphigean Light Assault Group"
  14. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 7
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Deployment Table"
  16. 20 Year Update, p. 42, "DCMS Deployment Table"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Field Manual: Update, p. 118, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 66, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  19. The Galtor Campaign, p. 26 "Phase Two Units - House Kurita"
  20. The Galtor Campaign, p. 60 "1st Amphigean Light Assault Group"
  21. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.135
  22. 22.0 22.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  23. 23.0 23.1 20-Year Update, p. 42
  24. Objective Raids, p.28
  25. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 8 "Amphigean Light Assault Group"

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