1st Fronc Cuirassiers

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First Fronc Cuirassiers
Affiliation Fronc Reaches
Parent Command Fronc Reaches Sentinels


The First Fronc Cuirassiers were the main offensive unit of the Fronc Reaches. Where the Colonial Marshals worked within the borders of the Reaches, the Cuirassiers would deploy against hostile forces on external worlds as well.[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The First Fronc Cuirassiers were formed by the Fronc Reaches in order to provide additional defense. To attract troops, they promised land and property to dispossessed MechWarriors and small mercenary commands.[2]Derek's Devils and the other former mercenaries came together and started training on the landhold of Colonel Derek Hudsenn. There they developed their small-unit tactics, with an eye to repelling pirate raids. Enough MechWarriors had arrived to build a second battalion.[3]

In 3085 elements of the 1st Fronc Cuirassiers were primarily stationed across Rockwellawan and Portland,[4] but they also had lances stationed on several other nearby worlds for additional defense.[3] By 3088 however the entire unit was based on Rockwellawan.[5] This wasn't useful however, as Calderon's Commando pirate unit landed on the world in force and destroyed the Curiassiers base and the Sentinelry Academy. The First couldn't stop the pirates as they had deployed around the Interstellar Agriculture plant on the world. At the plant, the First was more successful, driving off the Commandos and allowing them to escape with documents that would later lead the pirates into a trap.[6]

The lessons learned by the First during the Jihad would shape their organization and tactics in the thirty-second century; by 3145 the individual sub-commands had been dissolved, and the First had instead organized itself around mixed small formations consisting of a single BattleMech, a pair of tanks, an infantry platoon and a single aerospace fighter. These formations then operated independently, most often on the worlds of McEvans' Sacrifice and Portland.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Fronc Cuirassiers
Colonel Jody Rudawski 3085[4]
Colonel Derek Hudsenn 3085[1]
Colonel Camille Speccoria 3145[7]

Tactics[edit]

The First Fronc Cuirassiers specialized in small unit tactics to more effectively drive off the pirates that frequently raid the Reaches.[3]

Composition History[edit]

3085[edit]

First Fronc Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Jody Rudawski

First Fronc Air (Wing/Green/Reliable)[4]

First Fronc Armor (Green/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Eibhear Yong

Forst Fronc Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Marc Norup

3145[edit]

First Fronc Cuirassiers (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Camille Speccoria

First Fronc Air (Wing/Reliable/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Air Master Chester Blair

First Fronc Armor (Veteran/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Barry Marshall

Forst Fronc Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Christie Flowers

The First Fronc Cuirassiers BattleMech and armor regiments were both operating at three-quarters of full strength at this point in time; the Air Wing was operating at eighty percent, while the infantry regiment was at ninety percent strength. The First were deployed across McEvan[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches, p. 12
  2. Field Report: Periphery, p. 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 147
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 152, "Lesser Periphery Deployment Table - 3085"
  5. Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches, p. 4
  6. Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches, p. 8
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 203, "Fronc Reaches"

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