1st Free Worlds Legionnaires

1st Free Worlds Legionnaires
Formed 3042
Nickname The Eagles of Atreus
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Parent Command Free Worlds Legionnaires



The First Free Worlds Legionnaires were formed in 3042 from veterans of the Defenders of Andurien and the Marik Guard. Six months later, they fought off a Federated Commonwealth raid on Suzano by the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers. Using offense in a situation that typically called for defense threw the FedCom unit off guard and forced them to retreat off planet.[1]

They later fought in the Westover Crisis of 3046 and defended Huntington in 3049. After that battle, they were rotated to Andurien to defend that important world. [1][2]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Operation Bulldog[edit]


Known for their hatred of the Capellan Confederation, the First Free Worlds Legionnaires quickly struck several Capellan worlds. After the Free Worlds League dissolved, the Legionnaires joined the Duchy of Andurien. After reorganizing as the First Andurien Rangers they raided Principia and repelled an attack on Andurien by the 2nd Oriente Hussars. In 3079, they remained on Atreus as the garrisoning force.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Free Worlds Legionnaires
General Philip Ortega 3050[2]
General Tracy Fenton 3059[1]


As with their defense of Suzano, the Eagles prefer to stay on the offensive. The specialize in quick raids and flanking.[1]

Composition History[edit]


1st Free Worlds Legionnaires (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: General Philip Ortega [2]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Andurien. [2]


1st Free Worlds Legionnaires (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- The 1st Legionnaires use primary light 'Mechs and 10 Inner Sphere Omnis

1st Legionnaires Aerospace (1 Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

1st Legionnaires Armor Regiment (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Alison Dainty

1st Legionnaires Airmobile Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliabel)[1]

  • Troop Commander: Colonel Mitchell Bradley

- The Alpha and Beta Regiment includes Karnov UV and Attack VTOLs


The Jihad found the Legionnaires reorganized into the First Andurien Rangers. This formation was only two battalions in size.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 36, "1st Free Worlds Legionnaires Unit Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 20 Year Update, p. 56, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 12