21st Robinson Chevaliers

Robinson Chevaliers
Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 2864)
Nickname Hubert's Huscarls
Parent Formation Robinson Chevaliers
Formed
Disbanded Second Succession War[1]

History[edit]

The Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers was one of the regiments within the Robinson Chevaliers brigade of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns and took its unit name from a chivalric order that existed during the pre-industrial history of Terra; this was standard practise amongst units of the Robinson Chevaliers that formed prior to the massive expansion of the AFFS following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650[2] in 2752.[3] In the case of the Twenty-first the regiment was known as the "Hubert's Huscarls"; members of the Twenty-first identified closely with their chosen order, and even the newest recruits were expected to be able to name significant individuals and events from the history of the order.[4]

The Twenty-first rebuilt to two battalions in strength between the First and Second Succession Wars, but was a casualty of the Second Succession War.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 21st Robinson Chevaliers

Tactics[edit]

The Twenty-first specialized in defense, but by far the most skilled formation within the unit was the attached aerospace fighter wing, which specialised in undertaking pinpoint ground-attack missions. The Twenty-first's aerospace wing was considerably more skilled than the remainder of the regiment, as demonstrated by one of the aerospace fighter pilots destroying a bandit BattleMech via a strafing attack even as the bandit was grappling with the commanding officer of the Twenty-first's second battalion during a raid in the mid-2760s.[4]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

- The Twenty-first were stationed on Hazelhurst at this point in time.[5] The Twenty-first was comprised of an assault-weight BattleMech regiment augmented by two additional permanently-attached conventional units, a mechanized infantry battalion and an aerospace wing. The Twenty-first's aerospace wing was widely acknowledged to be an elite unit, in contrast with the average performance of the remainder of the Twenty-first.[4]

2786[edit]

Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Twenty-first was an assault-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Hazelhurst.[6]

2821[edit]

Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]

- At this point in time the Twenty-first was an assault-weight unit operating at just below one-third of full strength, and was based on Saumur.[6]

2830[edit]

Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Twenty-first was an assault-weight regiment and had rebuilt to two-thirds of full strength. The Twenty-first was stationed on Saumur.[1] The unit was destroyed during the war. [1]

Notes[edit]

  • The Twenty-first Robinson Chevaliers were most likely named after the fifteenth century Bavarian Order of Saint Hubert.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Second succession War, p. 95, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 16, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  3. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 First Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"

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