1st Dismal Disinherited

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Insignia of the 1st Dismal Disinherited
First Dismal Disinherited
Nickname O'Hare's Plague of Locusts[1]
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Dismal Disinherited

History[edit]

While in Free Worlds League employ the unit could replace its losses with ease, because of the constant addition of new personnel. The fast-moving 'Mechs pinned down a much larger Kuritan force on Dromini IV. Then the 2nd regiment came in for the final assault. Only the breakdown of the Steiner defense saved the remaining DCMS forces.[citation needed]

During the Succession Wars the First Dismal Disinherited used a large number of light, fast 'Mechs, particularly Locusts. In fact the prominence of this design led to the unit being nicknamed O'Hare's Plague of Locusts.[2]

The Dismal Disinherited joined the Allied Mercenary Command in 3067.[3][4][5] The First was stationed on New Canton in 3067.[6]

The First Dismal Disinherited was on Outreach when the Word of Blake destroyed the world in their second assault. The First was destroyed along with the other defenders.[7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Dismal Disinherited
Colonel Roderick Astbury 3067

Tactics[edit]

The First uses their speed for mobile combat. The Arrow IV barrages from the artillery element can deliver deadly strikes.

Support[edit]

The unit requires more technical support, as do the other regiments of the brigade.

Composition History[edit]

2830[edit]

Dismal Disinherited (Regiment/Elite/Questionable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Rochelle with an operational readiness of 130 percent. [8]

2864[edit]

1st Dismal Disinherited (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Rochelle with an operational readiness of 60 percent. [8]

3025[edit]

1st Dismal Disinherited (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [9]

  • CO: General Ivan Fontral[9]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Boondock. [9]

3040[edit]

1st Dismal Disinherited (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [10]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Millray. [10]

3050[edit]

1st Dismal Disinherited (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [11]

  • CO: Colonel Joseph Finn [11]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Kwangjong-ni. [11]

3067[edit]

  • 1st Dismal Disinherited (1 Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)

- Many new designs with medium/heavy weight and most are equipped with XL engines for higher mobility. - The unit was 15% stronger than their nominal regimental size.[6]

  • 1st Strike Wing (1 Wing/Elite/Fanatical)

- The unit fields heavy fighters for close air support.

  • 1st Armored Cavalry (1 Reinforced Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)

- The conventional forces which field mechanized cavalry (2 battalions), air defense and artillery (1 battalion) and fast tanks (2 battalions)

Notes[edit]

Early in the Jihad, the First was erroneously reported as joining up with the Dragoons task force to Mars.[12][13] This was later clarified to be the Second.[14]

References[edit]

  1. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.12 "Dismal Disinherited"
  2. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 16, p. 6
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 182
  4. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 38
  5. Blake Ascending, p. 38
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 184
  7. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 12
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Second Succession War, p. 100
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 135, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 20 Year Update, p. 28
  12. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 34
  13. Blake Ascending, p. 34
  14. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 12
  • Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 64 - "Unit Profile"

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