2nd Proserpina Hussars

Insignia of the Proserpina Hussars
Second Proserpina Hussars
Unit Profile (as of 3025)
Nickname Kurita's Vampires
Parent Formation Proserpina Hussars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Second Proserpina Hussars shared a common heritage back to a tank regiment of the same name that served under Coordinator Shiro Kurita and the Alliance of Galedon, before the Draconis Combine was born. Since becoming equipped with BattleMechs, the Prosperina Hussars served as rapid-reaction units, constantly on the move - often staying on a planet for little more than a month or two before moving on.[1]

The various Hussar regiments including the Second made a point of regularly challenging Star League Defense Force units to training exercises, and while the balance of victories lay with the SLDF, the Hussars always represented a challenge and won a surprising number of victories. Unfortunately, the very mobility that was a hallmark of the Hussars was also a disadvantage when it came to ensuring that they were kept adequately supplied, as demands for spares and materiel could take months to catch up do the demanding unit - as could new and replacement personnel.[1]

In common with the other regiments of the Hussars, the soldiers of the Second were cocnerned primarily with being the best soldiers they could be; the average member of the Second viewed politics as distasteful, and the high level of confidence each had in their own abilities could lead to the Hussars fighting on past the point at which they should retreat, and taking heavier casualties as a result.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In early 3014, Hanse Davion lead the 34th Avalon Hussars, 10th Deneb Light Cavalry and Davion Heavy Guards in an attack against the toxic world Halstead Station, attempting to destroy the large Draconis Combine supply depot being built there. The defending 9th Dieron Regulars and 2nd Proserpina Hussars regiments failing to stop the destruction of the supply depot still managed to keep all three AFFS regiments tied up until Takashi Kurita could arrive with the fresh 2nd Sword of Light.

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Proserpina Hussars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Proserpina Hussars, the Second was trained to fight in a fast, hard-hitting style, based on a well-rounded approach to combined-arms warfare, which was further reinforced by the large number of officers within the regiment trained at either the Sun Tzu School of Combat or the University of Proserpina. To prove themselves capable of serving in the Hussars, and officer or soldier could be tested by the Commanding Officer of each regiment in multi-day exercises during which those tested would have to demonstrate their ability to cope with highly-fluid and mobile combat situations.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025, the Vampires use their Medium BattleMechs and AeroSpace Fighters in hit-and-run tactics.[2]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Second was based on Homam and was supported by a single aerospace fighter wing, two jump infantry regiments equipped with lasers and SRMs and two hovertank regiments.[1]

2786[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment stationed on Homam and was operating at full strength.[3]

2821[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment stationed on Lima and had been reduced to just above one-third of full strength.[3]

2830[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[4]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment stationed on Wapakoneta and had rebuilt to just above three-quarters of full strength.[4]

2864[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[4]

- At this point in time the Second was a light-weight regiment stationed on Rochester and was operating at just under one-quarter of full strength.[4]

3025[edit]

Second Proserpina Hussars (Regiment)[5]

- At this point in time the Second was a medium-weight regiment.[5]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • There are no listings for the unit other than mention the tactics it uses in the original House Kurita source book. No commanding officer or deployment for unit is listed in that original source. Since the 2nd is missing in the deployment tables, it is most most likely confused with the 3rd Hussars (the 3rd lacks a unit description).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Proserpina Hussars"
  2. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "The Proserpina Hussars" brigade profile - 2nd Proserpina specialties for 3025.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 146 "The Proserpina Hussars"

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