2nd Atrean Dragoons

Insignia of the Atrean Dragoons
Second Atrean Dragoons
Nickname Marik's Will[1]
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Parent Command Atrean Dragoons


History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

The Second Atrean Dragoons were originally a part of the armed forces of the Marik Commonwealth, with the brigade being founded during the early days of the Free Worlds League. The Atrean Dragoons would continue to serve as the provincial forces of the Marik Commonwealth until the League had expanded to the point that the forces of the Free Worlds Guards were insufficient to garrison the League's borders; when that point was reached, the League Parliament applied pressure to the Marik Commonwealth to loan a portion of the Dragoons to the League to for the purposes of federal defense.[1]

Age of War[edit]

The relationship between the Atrean Dragoons and the Free Worlds League Military was formalized in 2528, when Captain-General Albert Marik made the loan permanent in response to the eruption of the Second Andurien War between the Free Worlds League and the Capellan Confederation. Albert Marik attached a single stipulation to the formal transfer; the Second and the other regiments of the Dragoons were required to honor their roots in the Marik Commonwealth by continuing the tradition of recruiting graduates from the military academies on Atreus.[1]

The Star League[edit]

While the Second remained federal troops the entire brigade was loyal to the office of the Captain-General, allowing whichever member of House Marik was holding the office at the time to employ the Dragoons for his or her own purposes. These purposes - officially all undertaken in the interest of federal security, but often either of a federal or personal nature - included those that might have caused other federal units to hesitate, and with the increased tension between the Free Worlds League and the Star League following the Marik Civil War Captain-General Ewan Marik wasn't above using the Dragoons as a martial extension of his belligerent and antagonistic policies towards the Lyran Commonwealth. Ewan Marik's son, Captain-General Kenyon Marik, continued to use the Atrean Dragoons to make life difficult for Star League Defense Force garrisons in the Free Worlds League.[1]

Second Succession War[edit]

The Second assaulted Devil's Rock and took the world, but it cost them sixty percent of their strength.[2] By 2864 the ongoing conflicts had damaged the Second to the point where it was no longer combat-effective.[3]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Atrean Dragoons

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Second Atrean Dragoons (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Second was stationed on Acubens.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

2nd Atrean Dragoons (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [4]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Talitha. In 2821 the command was reduced to 59 of its strength and was deployed at Devil's Rock. [4]

2830[edit]

2nd Atrean Dragoons (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [5]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Devil's Rock with an operational readiness of 109 percent. [5]

Notes[edit]

Rules[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

The Second Atrean Dragoons apply a +3 modifier when rolling on the Random Assignment Table.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 9
  2. Second Succession War (Sourcebook), p. 69
  3. Second Succession War (Sourcebook), p. 98
  4. 4.0 4.1 First Succession War, p. 138
  5. 5.0 5.1 Second Succession War, p. 98
  6. Second Succession War (Sourcebook), p. 107

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