1st Freemen (Free Rasalhague Republic)

First Freemen crest
First Freemen
Formed 3034[1]
Disbanded 3049 (destroyed)
Affiliation Free Rasalhague Republic
Parent Command Freemen

The First Freemen were an infantry turned BattleMech regiment that served the Free Rasalhague Republic in the thirty-first century. It was one of the many units destroyed during the Clan Invasion of 3050.


Formation and the Ronin War[edit]

Raised from a number of smaller conventional units, the First Freemen's first action was guarding the newly formed Republic capital of Rasalhague. They were along with other what would become the Second Freemen, were originally infantry regiment with some Combat Vehicle support attached to it.[2] The regiment only staffed with newly recruited soldiers, would be used to back up other troops.

The unit would first be deployed to Radstadt for the first months of the Ronin War starting in April 3034. The unit would be sent after two months on planet to Goito where they began fighting veterans of the Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars, they would suffer heavy casualties as fighting ronin 'Mech regiment, but with assistance in June by First Kavalleri, they forced the Regulars to retreat from world but First Kavalleri was wrecked by the fighting. By July the unit would be redeployed to Rasalhague, where they remained until war's end.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

As of 3049, the green First were stationed on Last Frontier in the Rasalhague Province.[4] The First Freemen faced the Clan juggernaut in June 3050 when Clan Ghost Bear attacked Last Frontier during their third invasion wave. Outnumbered and outmatched from the start by the Bear's elite First Bear Guards and Silveroot and Ourse Keshiks, the fanatical First Freemen fought to the last man, extracting a heavy price for their defeat after a lucky strike inflicted heavy injuries on the Bear saKhan Theresa DelVillar which resulted in her death.[5][6][7]

Resurrection as Clan Cluster[edit]

As part of the integration of the Rasalhague Republic into the Ghost Bear Occupation Zone, the First Freemen Cluster was created.[8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the First Freemen
Överste Knute Kurita 3050[4]



Composition History[edit]


  • First Freemen (Infantry Regiment) [Green Skilled, Reliable Loyalty].[9]

Unit Note: The unit was listed as having an Equipment Rating of C, and consisting of Infantry troops with elements of Combat Vehicles backing them up.


  • First Freemen (BattleMech Regiment) [Green Skilled, Fanatical Loyalty]

Unit Note: By 3050, the regiment was equipped with BattleMechs, and was stationed on Last Frontier[10]


  • Like all other KungsArmé regiments save the First Tyr, the First Freemen used the KungsArmé standard light blue paint scheme, highlighted by grays and reds when on parade, adopting appropriate camouflage as required.[11]


  1. Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 106, 120: The Ronin War/The Drakøn's Bite & Free Rasalhague Forces (March-June 3034) - Unit shown to be operational as of 3034
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 106: Ronin War/The Drakøn's Bite (April - June 3034) - First Freemen's origin detailed as Infantry Regiment
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 119–121: The Ronin War - First Freemen's deployment actions during the war, where they helped to liberate Goito, with assistance and their deployment to Rasalhague at war's end
  4. 4.0 4.1 20 Year Update, p. 51: "Rasalhague KungsArme (Deployment as of 3050)
  5. Era Report: 3052, p. 50: "Factions - Clan Ghost Bear"
  6. Era Report: 3052, p. 52: "First Bear Guards (The Rage)"
  7. Invading Clans, pp. 21–22
  8. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 113: "The KungsArmé"
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 106, 120: Ronin War/The Drakøn's Bite (April - June 3034) and Free Rasalhague Forces (March-June 3034) - Only 3 active 'Mech regiment in the republic as of 3034, the Freemen is not one of them. First Freemen's noted being an Infantry Regiment prior to being fitted out with 'Mechs. Regiment is shown as active during the Ronin War, being deployed to various worlds during the conflict. The unit's skills, loyalty and equipment are also noted
  10. 20 Year Update, p. 51: Rasalhague Kungsarme - First Freemen Deployment as of 3050
  11. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 67