1st Night Stalkers

Insignia of the 1st Nightstalkers
1st Night Stalkers
Unit Profile (as of 3034)
Nickname "McGavin's Regiment"
Parent Formation Night Stalkers
Formed 3020


Formed by Colonel Lloyd McGavin, after he was forced to retire from the DCMS. He went to private concerns and raised money to form two regiments. He filled the unit with retired MechWarriors like himself and failed MechWarrior graduates.

The unit became known for its raid tactics, utilizing Light BattleMechs. However, due to the colonel's affection for his men, he would not use risky tactics which he believed couldn't work. This upset a number of officers and the Coordinator, whom split the regiment's two brigades from each other. Also, the Coordinator made so limited supplies would be sent to the two units as part of their punishment for disobeying orders.[1]

At the outbreak of the Fourth Succession War McGavin's Regiment where assigned to the border world of Basiliano. The planet was invaded by the 24th & 25th Arcturan Guards with assistance of Blackhearts mercenary unit. After fighting a losing battle for more than three weeks agains invading Lyran forces the Night Stalkers where forced to evacuate the planet at a cost of an entire Company of Heavy 'Mechs[2].

Ronin Wars[edit]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Nightstalkers
Colonel Lloyd McGavin 3020 - 3025[3]
Tai-sa Marika Portis 3034[4]


In 3025 the unit specialized in hit-and-run raiding.[5]

Composition History[edit]


McGavin's Regiment (Expanded Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Lloyd McGavin
Note: The 1st Night Stalkers is a light 'Mech unit[5]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Basiliano. [6]


McGavin's Regiment (Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Matamoras. [7]


  1. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Night Stalker" brigade profile - Colonel won't risk his men doing stupid tactics and units are punished for it
  2. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p 47
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 136
  4. Broken Brotherhood, p. 2
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 147 "The Night Stalkers"
  6. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139