21st Striker Regiment

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Insignia of the Eridani Light Horse - 21st Striker Regiment
21st Striker Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname * Four Horsemen
* Winston's Moonrakers (3025)[1]
Parent Formation 3rd Regimental Combat Team
Formed unknown

The 21st Striker Regiment was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. After the Star League era the Twenty-First formed part of the famed Eridani Light Horse Mercenary unit.

History[edit]

In 2764 the Twenty-First was a part of the 3rd Regimental Combat Team within XI Corps, one of several Corps that formed the SLDF Sixteenth Army. The Twenty-First was assigned to District 3 of the Draconis Combine Military Region, and then transferred to an undisclosed district within the Periphery by 2765 as a part of the SLDF response to the Periphery Uprising.[2] The 21st survived the Periphery Uprising and the Hegemony Campaign.[2]

As part of the Third Region of the Draconis Combine Military Region, the Twenty-first Striker was a unit that was frequently called on to end pirate raiding. As such, they became known for their battlefield diplomacy. They were able to convince multiple pirates and raiders to surrender to them rather than the DCMS. As a result the number of actual pirate raids (as opposed to state-sponsored raiding masquerading as pirates) dropped to nearly nothing in 2765.[3]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 21st Striker Regiment
Colonel Charles Winston 3025 - 3035[4]
Colonel Jamal Fallehy 3039[5]
Colonel Edwin Amis 3039 - 3060[5][6]
Colonel Eveline Eicher 3060 - 3061

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2771[edit]

21st Striker Regiment

2786 - 2821[edit]

21st Striker (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Trondheim. In 2821 the command was reduced to 71 percent of its strength and was deployed on Malazan. [7]

2830[edit]

21st Striker (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [8]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Malazan with an operational readiness of 132 percent. [8]

2864[edit]

21st Striker (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [8]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Malazan with an operational readiness of 52 percent. [8]

3025[edit]

21st Striker Regiment (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [1]

Command Company (Winston's Guards)'[9]
3rd Striker Battalion (Jamal's Plague)[9]
Command Lance: Hunchback, Griffin, Phoenix Hawk, Spider
9th Company (Kentrick's Company)
14th Company (Paulson's Roadrunners)
85th Company (Benton's Brown Bombers)
5th Striker Battalion (Dirkson's Dragonslayers)[9]
Command Lance: Victor, Archer, Archer, Firestarter
4th Company (Pinter's Axmen)
  • Command Lance: Dervish, Phoenix Hawk, Enforcer, Valkyrie
  • Strike Lance: Hunchback, Dervish, Wasp, Shadow Hawk
  • Recon Lance: Phoenix Hawk, Stinger, Stinger, Locust
  • Air Lance: 2 Sparrowhawks
7th Company (Tanaka's Company)
25th Heavy Assault Company (Seflo's Sledgehammers)
7th Striker Battalion (Nigel's Nightslayers) [9]
Command Lance: Victor, JagerMech, Archer, Centurion
11th Company (Pelham's Company)
  • Red Seven Lance: Warhammer, Phoenix Hawk, Warhammer, Wasp
  • Blue Seven Lance: Shadow Hawk, Griffin, Wasp, Stinger
  • Gold Seven Lance: Crusader, Phoenix Hawk, Shadow Hawk, Griffin, Sabre
12th Company (Lightning Company)
  • Silver Lance: Archer, Archer, Griffin, Locust
  • Black Lance: Rifleman, Shadow Hawk, Enforcer, Phoenix Hawk,
  • Purple Lance: Wolverine, Valkyrie, Wasp, Locust
  • Brown Lance: 2 Seydlitz
27th Company (Wolfhounds)
  • Green Lance: Crusader, Archer, Stalker, Thunderbolt
  • White Lance: Trebuchet, Rifleman, Hunchback
  • Platinum Lance: Phoenix Hawk LAM, Locust, Stinger, Transgressor
1st Armored Infantry Battalion (Mighty Mites)[9]
Command Lance: Cicada, Spider, Spider, Locust
Tin Can Company
Alpha Company
  • 1st Platoon: 4 Motorized Infantry squads (Laser)
  • 2nd Platoon: 4 Motorized Infantry squads (Laser)
  • 3rd Platoon: 4 Motorized Infantry squads (SRM)
  • 4th Platoon: 4 Motorized Infantry squads (SRM)
Bravo Company
Boomer Company
  • Command Lance: 3 Long Tom Artillery Pieces
  • AA Lance: Rifleman, Archer, Archer, Dervish
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Colchester. [10]

3040[edit]

21st Striker(Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [11]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Tall Trees. [11]

3050[edit]

21st Striker (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [12]

  • CO: Colonel Edwin Amis [12]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Tall Trees. [12]

3054[edit]

21st Striker (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable) [13]

  • CO: Colonel Edwin Amis [13]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Kikuyu. [13]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 147
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 149, "Sixteenth Army"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 190
  4. Mercenary's Handbook p.73
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 90, "Edwin Amis profile"
  6. Objective Raids, p. 22
  7. 7.0 7.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 138
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 98
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Mercenary's Handbook, p.77-79
  10. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 139
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 20 Year Update, p. 24
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Objective Raids, p. 22

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