Daemien's Destroyers

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Daemien's Destroyers[1]
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
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Formed 2768
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23rd Amaris Dragoons[2]
Unit Profile (as of 2767)
Nickname
Parent Formation Amaris Dragoons
Formed unknown

Formerly a Rim Worlds Republic regiment, the 23rd Amaris Dragoons became a mercenary unit going by the name of Daemien's Destroyers.

There is one reference to a mercenary unit named Daemian's Destroyers.[3] This article assumes that they are in fact the same unit.

History[edit]

The Dragoons[edit]

The Twenty-third Amaris Dragoons left their posting in the Rim Worlds Republic for Hegemony space following the Amaris Coup, assuming it would be their new homeland. They were branded as traitors and ordered imprisoned, which led to a brief firefight against the Nineteenth Patriot Regiment on Summer. This in turn saw the Twenty-third marked as enemies of the state. They left Summer with all the supplies they could carry and headed into the Draconis Combine[2] to work for House Kurita as mercenaries in 2768, henceforth known as "Daemien's Destroyers".[1][4]

The Destroyers[edit]

As of 2786, at the onset of the First Succession War, Daemien's Destroyers were listed as a full-strength regiment stationed on Kaesong; by the end of the war in 2821 they were down to 59% strength and stationed at Vorarlberg. They were classed as a "light" unit. Their loyalty was rated as "Fanatical".[4]

In what may be an inaccuracy or outright error, they are also marked as a unit comprised of former SLDF soldiers.[4]

In 2802, the 2nd Kearny Highlanders fought a House Kurita-aligned mercenary unit identified as "Daemian's Destroyers" on Lincoln. It was noted that the Destroyers repeatedly asked to be allowed to surrender, but their request was denied by the Highlanders.[3] (Contradictory wording leaves it unclear which side as attacking or defending, or who held Lincoln at the time, but other references to Lincoln seem to establish that it was held by House Liao at the time, who repulsed several attacks on Lincoln by House Kurita in 2802 and 2803.)

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 23rd Amaris Dragoons
Commanding Officers of Daemien's Destroyers

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

(23rd Amaris Dragoons)[edit]

2751[edit]

The Dragoons had a least one company of Ignis Support Tanks.[5]

Daemien's Destroyers[edit]

2768[edit]

2786 - 2821[edit]

Daemien's Destroyers (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[6]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Kaesong. In 2821 the command was reduced to 58 percent of its strength and was deployed on Vorarlberg. [6]

2830[edit]

Daemien's Destroyers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [7]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Vorarlberg with an operational readiness of 91 percent. [7]

2864[edit]

Daemien's Destroyers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [7]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Vorarlberg with an operational readiness of 45 percent. [7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 35, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical Liberation of Terra II, p. 105, "23rd Amaris Dragoons"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 82 (2nd Kearny Highlanders entry)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "Mercenary Combat Commands (DCMS)"
  5. Technical Readout: 3075, pp. 292-293, "Ignis Infantry Support Tank"
  6. 6.0 6.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 137
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97

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