1st Kathil Uhlans

Insignia of the 1st Kathil Uhlans
First Kathil Uhlans
Formed 3029
Disbanded 3062
Nickname Lions of Davion
Affiliation Federated Suns
Parent Command AFFS

The First Kathil Uhlans were a Federated Suns BattleMech regiment.


Succession Wars[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Raised by Morgan Hasek-Davion in 3029 from Delta Company of the Davion Light Guards under the command of Captain Andrew Redburn, the survivors of the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers under the command of Alanna Damu, and the Third Battalion of the Kathil CMM. Their formation was part of a last-ditch effort to fend off a Capellan raid intended to cripple Kathil's shipyards. The unit took heavy damage in the operation, where they faced elements of the Death Commandos and the Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers, but emerged victorious. [1]

Almost immediately after the battle, the Uhlans traveled to Sian to extract Justin Allard, the spy who had warned of the impending attack on Kathil. Besides picking up Allard, the Uhlans also extracted Alexi Mallory and Candace Liao.

War of 3039[edit]

During the war the Uhlans were part of a task force together with the 1st Kestrel Grenadiers. The task force had the goal to conquer the planet Matar for the AFFS as future base for the following up waves. The 1st Phase of the invasion was difficult, because the local population was hostile to the invaders and the conventional fighter unit of the DCMS slowed the invasion. Only with additional conventional forces could the AFFS secure strategic points on the world. The DCMS would send the 11th Ghost and 12th Ghost as relief force to the planet. The AFFS unit could separate the 2 DCMS units but the fighting in heavy urban environment killed hundreds of civilians and devastated large areas. That angered the Combine citizens further, leaving AFFS no other choice but to withdraw the task force from that world. [2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

At the dawn of the Clan Invasion they were stationed on Kathil.[3]

At some point prior to May 3052, the Uhlans fought an unspecified engagement against the Clans.[4]

By 3054 they were garrisoned on Koniz.[5] At some point after the 3055 debut of the updated LRM Carrier, Koniz was raided by Clan forces. The defending Uhlans employed the LRM Carriers to break up Clan formations.[6]

Task Force Serpent[edit]

In 3059 they formed part of Task Force Serpent[7] and assaulted Clan world of Huntress in the following year.

After the heavy losses on Huntress, the unit was dissolved in 3062 and most of its members joined the SLDF's newly-founded First Royal BattleMech Regiment.[8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Kathil Capellan March Militia
Morgan Hasek-Davion 3029
Leftenant General Andrew Redburn 3049 - 3060[9]



Composition History[edit]


First Kathil Uhlans (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[10]


1st Kathil Uhlans (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [11]


1st Kathil Uhlans (/Regular/Fanatical) [5]

  • CO: Leftenant General Andrew Redburn [5]
  • Base: Koniz [5]


Prior to their actions with Task Force Serpent, the Uhlans seem to have been composed of two Battalions of BattleMechs and one battalion of armored vehicles. [12]

First Kathil Uhlans

  • 1 BattleMech Regiment (reinforced to 4 Battalions)


  1. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 238-239, "House Liao forces arrive".
  2. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 44-45, 93-94
  3. 20 Year Update, p. 21 "Capellan March - Coreward Combat Theater - Kathil PDZ"
  4. Lost Destiny, Chapter 15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Objective Raids, p. 22
  6. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 52
  7. The Hunters, pp. 112-113
  8. Field Manual: ComStar, pp. 101–102
  9. Objective Raids, p. 22
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: War of 3039, p.135
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 20 Year Update, p. 21
  12. Twilight of the Clans pp. 51