241st Battle Combat Group

241st Battle Combat Group
241st Battle Combat Group: Frederic's Gazelles
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Frederic Zaffson
JumpShips no
DropShips yes
Aerospace yes
Armor yes
Infantry yes


History[edit]

Speculation abounds that the 241st Battle Regiment were originally the 38th Dragoon Regiment that had turned mercenary in 2784, however this is unconfirmed.[1]

The first mention of the 241st Battle Regiment is at the battle of Bryant in 2786. This engagement against the Capellans also earned the 241st their unofficial nickname: the Gazelles.[2] This is the workhorse unit of the Lexington Combat Group. During the FedCom Civil War the 241st supported Victor Steiner-Davion and fought as a support unit for the beleaguered Fighting Urukhai and 1st Albion Training Cadre. This heavy fighting cost the 241st one 'Mech battalion.[2]

During the Jihad the 241st was stationed on Bromhead. There they remained while Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE and the Taurian assault on the Federated Suns raged. They were not attacked or affected by these conflicts, but they were also unable to rebuild from the damage they took during the FedCom Civil War.[3]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 241st Battle Combat Group
Colonel Frederic Zaffson 3067[2]

Tactics[edit]

The unit is a disciplined force and are known as a 'jack of all trades' regiment. They are also known for being composed primarily of heavy 'Mechs.[2]

Dragoon Ratings[edit]

Dragoon Rating: Unrated

Composition History[edit]

2786 - 2821[edit]

241st Battle Combat Group (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Jaipur. In 2821 the command was reduced to 52 percent of its strength and was deployed on Jaipur. [4]

2830[edit]

241st Battle Combat Group (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Jaipur with an operational readiness of 83 percent. [5]

2864[edit]

241st Battle Combat Group (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [5]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Bacum with an operational readiness of 17 percent. [5]

3025[edit]

241st Battle Combat Group (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [6]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Wappingers.

3040[edit]

Frederic's Gazelles (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[7]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Brockway. [7]

3050[edit]

Frederic's Gazelles (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

  • CO: Colonel Frederic Zaffson [8]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Brockway. [8]

3054[edit]

Frederic’s Gazelles (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [9]

  • CO: Colonel Frederic Zatfsoii [9]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Brockway. [9]

3059[edit]

Frederic’s Gazelles (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [10]

  • CO: Colonel Frederic Zaffson [10]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Brockway. [10]

3067[edit]

241st Battle Regiment (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- Many heavy designs

191st Tactical Fighter Wing (1 Wing/Elite/Fanatical)[2]

  • CO: Major Willard "Surfboy" DeLaurier

- The received a huge upgrade from the Jalastar Aerospace plant

2nd Lexington Cavalry Brigade (2 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Gerd Kreitz

- Fields many heavy and assault designs for maximum damage - Artillery battalion contains 16 Long Toms + 8 Demolisher with Arrow IV as support

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. First Succession War, p. 35
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 48, "Unit Profile"
  3. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 86
  4. 4.0 4.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 135
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  6. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 148
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 141
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 20 Year Update, p. 21
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Objective Raids, p. 15
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108

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