2nd Benjamin Regulars

2nd Benjamin Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Affiliation Draconis Combine
Parent Command Benjamin Regulars

The Second Benjamin Regulars are a light[2] BattleMech regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.



Star League Era[edit]

Of the various brigades of Regulars active within the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the Star League era, the regiments of the Benjamin Regulars - including the Second Benjamin Regulars - were considered to be the most flexible. This was a reflection of the reality that the Regulars could at any point be called on to fight against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces or the Star League Defense Force, as a result of the Benjamin Military District bordering the Federated Suns, Lyran Commonwealth and Terran Hegemony. This was even acknowledged by the Internal Security Force, who gave the Second and the other regiments of the Regulars more leeway than the average DCMS unit - an attitude the Benjamin Regulars repaid by limiting complaints and criticism to supply issues and local concerns, rather than anything to do with politics.[1]

3rd Succession War[edit]

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Kajikazawa.[3]

4th Succession War[edit]

Ronin Wars[edit]

War of 3039[edit]

The command was send as reinforcement to the beleaguered DCMS troops on Telos IV. The 22nd Avalon Hussars and 12th Vegan Rangers Gamma Regiment onworld do everything to halt the approach.[citation needed]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3050 the Second was based on Kajikazawa.[4]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

Dominion War[edit]

The unit fight against the Bears on Dumaring and reinforced the 5th Galedon Regulars as additional defense force. With their coordinated defense efforts they could hold the world until the Courchevel Trial. [5]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]


The Second Benjamin Regulars defended Benjamin from Davion and Word of Blake forces. These resistance efforts took a heavy toll on the unit, reducing it to a quarter of it's pre-Jihad strength.[6] After being relieved by Nova Cat forces the Second rebuilt its numbers by absorbing the survivors of the 15th Benjamin Regulars, who had also been on Benjamin. Once the world was free of Blakist forces, the Coordinator visited. The Second, however, wasn't able to enjoy the visit, as they were rotated off-world. The message that they weren't trusted by the High Command was received, and the Second stopped pushing for treatment equal to other Regular units. Their acceptance of this need to show their loyalty has worked, with the High Command sending some replacement troops.[7]

Dark Age[edit]

The Second raided several systems along the Combine's borders with the Republic of the Sphere and the Rasalhague Dominion, including the Dehgolan system.[8]

Battling these Rasalhague Dominion forces have sharpened the fighting edge to a remarkable degree. So much so that in terms of respect the regiment stands shoulder to shoulder with the vaunted Sword of Light formations in the eyes of the Coordinator and the Gunji no Kanrei. As part of the expansion of the Benjamin Regulars, Warlord Shichiroji Hayashida split one battalion's worth of men and equipment to merge into the new units, leaving the Second with a reduced combat power but left the unit's cohesion intact. [9]

As of the Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns in 3145 the Second Benjamin became based on the newly conquered world of Raman in the Proserpine Prefecture. They were heavily deployed during these operations and after facing off against crack units of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns took heavy damage.[9]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Benjamin Regulars
General Samson Tartilkoff 3025[3]
Tai-sa Samson Ashura 3050[4]
Tai-sa Ben Auberjona 3059 - 3067[10][11]
Tai-sa Yuuto Motou 3085[12]
Tai-sa Tsuyoshi Kanagaki 3145[13]

Other officers[edit]


Star League Era[edit]

The Second Benjamin Regulars favored a strong combined-arms approach, but otherwise were a generalist unit, and deliberately fielded a wide range of BattleMech classes to encourage adaptation to changing circumstances.[1]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

In 3025 the unit was specialized in city-fighting.[15]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Second specializes in assaulting urban targets, using speed to threaten several sections of a city at once and spread out the defenders.[10]

Composition History[edit]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

Note: At this point in time the Regulars were stationed on Sendai; attached to the Regulars were a wing of aerospace fighters, an artillery regiment, four infantry regiments and four armored regiments.[1]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[16]

Note: At this point in time the Regulars were a light-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on Trolloc Prime.[16]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[16]

- At this point in time the Regulars were a light-weight regiment, operating at just below half-strength and stationed on Buckminster.[16]


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [17]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Trolloc Prime with an operational readiness of 83 percent. [17]


2nd Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [17]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Trolloc Prime with an operational readiness of 42 percent. [17]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: General Samson Tartikoff [3]
Note: The 2nd Benjamin Regulars are a light 'Mech Regiment[15]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kajikazawa. [3]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[18]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Kajikazawa. [18]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[4]

  • CO: Tai-sa Samson Ashura[4]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Kajikazawa. [4]


Second Benjamin Regulars (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Tai-sa Samson Ashura


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa Keith Mick
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Hamilton Veil
Note: The Steel Jaws (2nd Company - 1st Battalion) is a experienced unit in street fighting and had received many upgrades for their heavy/assault machines. The remaining unit are mainly medium weight. Approximately 60 percent of the Mechs are upgraded. [20]

War Shrikes (2 Companies/Veteran/Reliable)[10]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Jase Montgomery
Note: As a active fighting unit they saw a lot of combat. Their machines (mainly Slayers & Shilones)spotted many upgrades.

Fifteenth Precinct Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Reese Massikocho
Note: The past as a law enforcement unit learned them many city fighting skills. The light IFS are best suited for such fights.

Vlad's Vanguards (2 Battalions/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Vlad Petrovka
Note: The unit contains two infantry types, one fast jump infantry battalion and one motorized battalion, this gives the parent unit forces quick response.


Second Benjamin Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Ben Auberjona

War Shrikes (Wing/Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • Wing Commander: Dai-i Jase Montgomery

Fifteenth Precinct Armor (Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • Armor Commander: Chu-sa Levar Tomaga

Vlad's Vanguards (2 Battalions/Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • Troop Commander: Chu-sa Vlad Petrovka


Second Benjamin Regulars (Reinforced BattleMech Regiment/Veteran/Questionable)[6]


Second Benjamin Regulars (Veteran/Questionable)[12]

  • CO: Tai-sa Yuuto Motou

War Shrikes (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Cho-sa Mannix Maestri

Fifteenth Precinct Armor (Battalion/Veteran/Questionable)[12]

  • CO: Chu-sa Nanami Yukimura

Minori's Vanguards (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Chu-sa Minori Adami


Second Benjamin Regulars (2 Battalions/Elite/Fanatical) (65% Strength)[13]

  • CO: Tai-sa Tsuyoshi Kanagaki

War Shrikes (Elite/Fanatical) (70% Strength)[13]

  • CO: Sho-sa Rie Takudo

Seventeenth Benjamin Guards (Veteran/Reliable) (90% Strength) [13]

  • CO: Tai-sa Lillie Hess

Shannon’s Vanguards (Elite/Reliable) (75% Strength)[13]

  • CO: Tai-sa Shannon Moritz


The unit had an "A" Equipment Rating.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 10, "Benjamin Regulars"
  2. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135, "Unit Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 20 Year Update, p. 41
  5. Field Manual Update, pp.106-108
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 8
  7. Field Manual: 3085, p. 39
  8. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 38
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 52, "Benjamin Regulars"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 41, "Unit Profile"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: Updates, p.116, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 63, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  14. Shrapnel (Dance of Vengeance short story)
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 144 "The Benjamin Regulars"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 96
  18. 18.0 18.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 138
  19. Objective Raids, p.27
  20. Field Manual: Draconis Combine ,p. 14