1st Gurkhas

First Gurkhas
Affiliation Mercenary
Republic of the Sphere
Parent Command Northwind Highlanders

The First Gurkhas are an elite infantry unit that serves as part of the Northwind Highlanders Brigade. Among mercenary units, the First Gurkhas are considered on par with DEST and MI6 and second only to the Wolf's Dragoons Seventh Kommando in their ability to conduct special operations.[1][2]


The First Gurkhas derived their name from the Brigade of Gurkhas to honor the original unit's fighting prowess.[2]

The unit formed part of the Northwind Highlander's contribution to Task Force Serpent, accompanying the fleet in the invasion of the Clan Smoke Jaguar world of Huntress.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the First Gurkhas
Lieutenant Colonel Michael McPhearson 3059 - 3067[4][2]
Colonel Michael Griffin 3132


As elite special forces, the First Gurkhas are used judiciously and only at the discretion of the senior Northwind regimental officer. They also have access to some of the finest equipment available, and by 3067 was fully incorporating Battle Armor.[2]

Composition History[edit]


First Gurkhas (Battalion)


First Gurkhas[4]

  • 1st Company - Major Charles Ford - Command, Support and Recon Platoons.
  • 2nd Company - Captain Robert Shay - Command, Support and Recon Platoons.
  • 3rd Company - Captain Shirley Polk - Command, Support and Recon Jump Platoons.


First Gurkhas (Battalion/Elite/Reliable)[2]

  • 6th Comp - Major Charles Ford
  • 7th Comp - Captain Robert Shay
  • 10th Comp - Captain Julie Stiles


First Gurkhas




  1. Combat Manual: Mercenaries, p. 58
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 52
  3. Twilight of the Clans, p. 8
  4. 4.0 4.1 Northwind Highlanders (scenario pack), p. 52