1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre

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1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Nickname Vigilance
Affiliation Draconis Combine
Parent Command Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy Cadre


The one of the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy's cadre units, cadets assigned to the 1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre are put to the ultimate test by seeing real combat.

History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

As of 3025, the 1st were assigned to Weingarten. [1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Weingarten was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The attack on Weingarten was intended to capitalize on the historic pattern of assigning new recruits to Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery units at specific times of the year, a bad habit that the DCMS had fallen into over the years. When the Fifteenth Lyran Regulars landed on Weingarten they found that the First Sun Zhang Training Cadre had one battalion of green troops unfit for battle, while the other two battalions were located at bases located on different parts of the planet.[2]

The Fifteenth Lyran Regulars went on to conquer Weingarten, with the heaviest fighting of the campaign occurring when a DCMS armor regiment attempted to prevent a battalion of the Fifteenth from entering the city of Buson Bay until the last of the First Sun Zhang had been able to evacuate.[2]

Ronin Wars[edit]

During the Ronin Wars the First Sun Zhang was stationed on Kempten in 3034. They attempted to retake the world for the Combine, but Vinson's Vigilantes, a local mercenary unit, prevented this. The Vigilantes held the Cadre in place while the 2nd Kavalleri landed in the Cadre's rear areas. The Kavalleri killed the command staff and the cadets withdrew into a mountain range.[3] The ronin 17th Rasalhague Regulars arrived and landed in the Kavalleri's rear area, allowing the surviving Cadre members to break out of the mountain range. The Cadre had been reduced to a quarter of its nominal strength, and was absorbed into the Seventeenth to make up losses in that unit.[4][5]

The First Cadre was rebuilt after these events and stationed on Tinaca.[6]

Clan Invasion[edit]

A Battalion's worth of Cadets were captured by the 115th Striker Cluster of Clan Ghost Bear and made Ghost Bear Bondsmen.[7]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre
Tai-sa Isoroku Kurita 3020 - 3042[8][1][9]
Tai-sa Hestor Satoridon 3050[6]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition[edit]

2765[edit]

First Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[10]

- At this point in time the light First Cadre was based on Luthien.[10]

2786 - 2821[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [11]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien. In 2821 the command was reduced to 38 percent of its strength and was deployed on Luthien. [11]

2830[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [12]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien with an operational readiness of 108 percent. [12]

2864[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Academy Cadre (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [12]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Luthien with an operational readiness of 67 percent. [12]

3025[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[13]

Note: The unit is classified as a light 'Mech unit[14]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Weingarten. [15]

3040[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[16]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Tinaca. [16]

3050[edit]

1st Sun Zhang Cadre (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Tai-sa Hestor Satoridon[17]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tinaca. [17]

Game Rules[edit]

Combat Manual: Kurita[edit]

  • In Alpha Strike, Green pilots in a First Sun Zhang Cadre force may be more experienced than their training would imply. After selecting Sun Zhang force but before setting up Units in the play area, roll 2D6. On a roll of 9+ that unit gains a Special Pilot Ability. Roll 2D6 and add the Unit's Size to get a value and refer to the SPA table on page 50 of Combat Manual: Kurita.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  2. 2.0 2.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 50, "Other Early Action"
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 113
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  5. 5.0 5.1 Combat Manual: Kurita, p. 50
  6. 6.0 6.1 20 Year Update, p. 43
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 90 "115th Striker Cluster
  8. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 058
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 117
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 17, "Sun Zhang Academy Cadre"
  11. 11.0 11.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 137
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97
  13. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  14. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 148 "The Sun Zhang Academy Cadre"
  15. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  16. 16.0 16.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 20-Year Update, p. 43

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