1st Oriente Hussars

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First Oriente Hussars
Nickname Allison's Hope
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Parent Command Oriente Hussars

Unit Description[edit]

Originally, a frontline BattleMech Regiment raised to defend the Duchy of Oriente in the Free Worlds League.


Anton's Revolt[edit]

During the Revolt the unit was loyal to Janos Marik. The command was a part of a larger taskforce but the troops were surprised by the assault of several units loyal to Anton. After heavy fighting Janos soldiers gained victory but this was their only engagement.[1]

Andurien Secession[edit]

Fought on Villanueva and Leyda during the Andurien War.[2]

Has standing orders to participate in exercises against the Ducal Guard on Tamarind. "Accidents" are common during these exercises, as though the two units respect each other, they do not like each other. The 3058 exercises, for example, destroyed two live-fire ranges and inflicted 132 million M-Bills of damage.[2]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Was excluded from Operation Guerrero.[2]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

The First Oriente Hussars didn't participate in Operation Bulldog.


The First Oriente Hussars were able to avoid most of the heavy fighting that took place during the Jihad.[3] They were stationed on Dayr Khuna where they suffered losses from near-constant attacks by the Principality of Regulus. The Hussars constantly tried to get a formal stand-up fight and the raiding Regulan forces didn't oblige them, preferring instead to execute swift raids. Eventually the 1st Fusiliers of Oriente stopped the raids by initiating a series of raids along the Regulan border. The morale of the First Oriente Hussars plunged as they were not able to defeat the Regulans without help. This situation (and morale problem) was worsened by the rivalry that existed between the Oriente Hussars and the Fusiliers of Oriente.[4]

Dark Age[edit]

By 3145 the First Oriente Hussars had spent six years defending Atreus. They participated in Operation HOMECOMING in 3139 and stayed in place as part of the world's garrison. They repelled several raids by Regulan forces during their time on Atreus. They were reduced to a two battalion formation, and normally one battalion was stationed at Atreus City while the other trained against the 2nd Free Worlds Guards.[5]

In 3146 the First Hussars raided Wallis. After skirmishing with the Thirty-first Regulan Hussars, several shock lances of Hussars hit the Ronin Incorporated production facility. After inflicting heavy losses on the corporate security forces, the Oriente Hussars withdrew.[6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Oriente Hussars
Colonel Pierre Mondou 3025[7]
Colonel Roger Harsila 3050 - 3085[8][9][2][10][11]
Commander Herminia Foley 3145[12]


The command have their difficult in operations were few forces were needed, but when they can bring their full strength to bear the unit brings the best results.[2] By 3067 the First Hussars had improved their tactics and were able to operate effectively at the regimental, battalion, and company level. Counterinsurgency tactics, however, continued to elude them.[13]

Composition History[edit]


First Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[14]

- At this point in time the First Hussars was stationed on Calloway VI.[14]

2786 - 2821[edit]

1st Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [15]

Note: At this point in time the ¦9-weight unit was stationed on Calloway VI. In 2821 the command was reduced to 22 of its strength and was deployed at Calloway VI. [15]


1st Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Elite,/Reliable) [16]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Corey with an operational readiness of 86 percent. [16]


1st Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [16]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Oriente with an operational readiness of 19 percent. [16]


First Oriente Hussars (Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Pierre Mondou


1st Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[18]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Trellisane. [18]


1st Oriente Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Colonel Roger Harsila[19]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Trellisane. [19]


First Oriente Hussars (Veteran/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Colonel Roger Harsila


First Oriente Hussars (3 Battalions reinforced to 4 Companies/Veteran/Reliable)[2][10]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Roger Harsila
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander David Kendal
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Hasmukhrai Varia

First Hussars Aerospace (Trellisane's Keepers) (1 Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[2][10]

Ninth Guardians of Trellisane (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2][10]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Abner Salazar

Seventeenth Protectors of Trellisane (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2][10]


During the Jihad, the First lost a third of their strength. They were at 105% of their 3059 strength.[3] This put them ahead of many other forces, but their strength in 3067 was 135%.[20]


First Oriente Hussars (Veteran/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Roger Harsila

First Hussars Aerospace (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Commander Hildrid Aling

Ninth Guardians of Trellisane (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Adam Pardgrin

Seventeenth Protectors of Trellisane (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Indrajit Balboni


First Oriente Hussars (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Commander Herminia Foley

First Hussars Aerospace Wing (Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Commander Lawrence Mueller

Third Oriente Heavy Armor (Veteran/Fanatical)[12]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Wiley

Seventh Oriente Rifles (Veteran/Fanatical)[12]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Cindy McPherson



  1. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 92, "1st Oriente Hussars Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Report: Free Worlds League, p. 10
  4. Field Manual: 3085, p. 84
  5. Field Manual: 3145, p. 104
  6. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 6
  7. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 100
  8. 20 Year Update, p. 57, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3050"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Objective Raids, p. 38, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3054"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Military"
  13. Field Manual: Updates, p. 152, "1st Oriente Hussars"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 14, "Oriente Hussars"
  15. 15.0 15.1 First Succession War, p. 138
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Second Succession War, p. 98
  17. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.86
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 20 Year Update, p. 57, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  20. Field Manual: Updates, p. 161