1st Loyalty Defenders
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|First Loyalty Defenders|
|Affiliation||Free Worlds League|
|Parent Command||Loyalty Defenders|
The First Loyalty Defenders were formed after the fall of the Free Worlds League. The unit was created to protect the world of Loyalty from other former Free Worlds polities. Loyalty had a great deal of clout in the League because it hosted factories owned by Kallon Industries and SelaSys Incorporated. The militia unit on world was given upgraded equipment, but in 3085 it lacked experience.
In 3080 a company of the Defenders was lost, along with the Paradise system, when troops from the Principality of Regulus used nuclear weapons to destroy Word of Blake forces. The Defenders became part of the FWLM in 3089 when the Duchy of Graham-Marik joined the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth. By rejoining the FWLM, the First was rebuilt faster than it would have been otherwise. It also received a great deal of support from the LCCC as it was stationed in the corridor that joins the two halves of the rebuilt Free Worlds League. The unit won several small Trials against the Wolf Empire, but lost a larger Trial of Possession against the Nineteenth Wolf Cavalry in 3144. This loss cost the League some output from a Kallon Industries plant. They were stationed on Loyalty in 3145.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st Loyalty Defenders|
|Force Commander||Chao Hori||3085|
The Loyalty Defenders were skilled in defensive tactics.
- CO: Force Commander Chao Hori
First Loyalty Armor Battalion (Green/Fanatical)
- CO: Force Commander Hortensius Bounarroti
First Loyalty Infantry Regiment (Regular/Fanatical)
- CO: Lieutenant Colonel Evaristo Sneft
First Loyalty Defenders (1 Battalion/Veteran/Fanatical)
- CO: Colonel Alex Mejia
First Loyalty Armor Regiment (Elite/Reliable)
- CO: Lieutenant Colonel Jocelyn Hunter
First Loyalty Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)
- CO: Colonel Darrick Jimenez
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 107
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 90
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Free Worlds League Military"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 93, "Former Free Worlds League Military Forces"