1st Raventhir Cuirassiers

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1st Raventhir Cuirassiers
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname A New Order
Parent Formation Raventhir Cuirassiers
Formed 3057[1]


Formed as part of the Canopian-Taurian Treaty, the First Raventhir Cuirassiers were formed to protect Canopian interests in the New Colony Region. After they were fully formed, they formed a close bond with the Concordat Cuirassiers; The two regiments respected each other greatly, and shared a similar distrust of Inner Sphere tyranny. In 3059 the First Raventhir detached several companies to inspect the New Colony Region and the Colonial Marshals charged with protecting it.[1]

In 3067 the First Raventhir Cuirassiers were sent to Joppa to assist Lockhardt's Ironsides in pirate hunting activities. This posting to the backwaters of the Magistracy meant little opportunity for upgraded equipment, and kept the unit's morale fairly low. Only the units that fought off pirates had any higher morale.[2] The unit was split fairly evenly between Joppa and Dainmar Majoris.[3]

In 3079 the First Raventhir Cuirassiers were assigned to Thraxa and Vixen.[4]

The First Raventhir Cuirassiers spent the Jihad defending the people of their garrison planets against attacks from the Calderon Commando and Shen-se Tian pirate bands, rather than facing the Word of Blake forces on the core Magistracy worlds. The First Cuirassiers had no upgraded equipment and would be nothing more than a stream of targets for the Blakists, but against the pirate bands they were more than effective. In fact they were so good that they split into several smaller commands and engaged in anti-piracy operations.[5]

In the 3090s the First Raventhir was assigned to garrison Addasar, the main port of entry for traders from the Fronc Reaches. They have fought pirates and raiders nearly continuously since they were first posted there, and in 3145 they were as busy as ever.[6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Raventhir Cuirassiers
Colonel Mavis Cooper 3064 - 3085[1][3][7]
Colonel Ethel Ferguson 3145[8]


They prefer to engage the enemy over long distances.[1]

Composition History[edit]


First Raventhir Cuirassiers (1 Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Mavis Cooper
  • 2nd Battalion: Major Ronald de Vlam
  • 3rd Battalion: Major Frank Girina

First Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Major Mike Berger

First Raventhir Infantry Guard (1 Regiment/Green/Questionable)[1]

  • Infantry Commander: Colonel Devon Elnes


First Raventhir Cuirassiers (1 Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Mavis Cooper

First Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[3]

  • CO: Major Mike Berger

First Raventhier Infantry Guard (1 Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Devon Elnes


The First Raventhir Cuirassiers came through the Jihad missing only fifteen percent of their troops and equipment.[4]


First Raventhir Cuirassiers (Regular/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Mavis Cooper

First Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Major Randel Beck

First Raventhir Infantry Guard (Regular/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Mijo De Haven


First Raventhir Cuirassiers (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Ethel Ferguson

First Raventhir Armor Guard (1 Battalion/Elite/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Major Lucy Barton

First Raventhir Infantry Guard (Veteran/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Colonel Marianne Gordon



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Manual: Periphery, p. 42, "1st Raventhir Cuirassiers Unit Profile"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 191, "1st Raventhir Cuirassiers"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 201, "MAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 10
  5. Field Manual: 3085, p. 140
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 193
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: 3085, p. 150, "MAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "Raventhir Cuirassiers"