2nd Regimental Combat Team

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2nd Regimental Combat Team
Unit Profile (as of [[]])
Nickname Paget's War Ponies[1]
Parent Formation LXI Corps
Formed c.a. 2670[1]


The Second Regimental Combat Team was a Star League Defense Force formation that was part of the LXI Corps.[2]



Formed in the wake of the large scale war games of 2651 the Second Regimental Combat Team was posted to the Lyran Commonwealth world of Main Street.[1]


In 2763 the Second was sent to the Detroit system to investigate rumors of a build up of weapon stockpiles. The Second was completely unprepared to face a full division of Taurian rebels. The Eighty-fifth Light Horse was wiped out in a nuclear strike, while the 147th Dragoons and the 1111th Royal Light Horse were destroyed when they were surrounded by vastly superior numbers. The Twenty-fifth managed to fight its way out through the enemy's flanks to escape and call in reinforcements.[3]

In 2771 General DeChavilier ordered the Second RCT along with all other surviving Regimental Combat Teams to start reconnaissance probes and raids into Amaris held world in the Hegemony as part of Operation Intruder. These raids continued for a year and saw a very heavy casualty rate. General Kerensky wished to rest the troops of Operation Intruder, but the will to fight was so strong that he assigned them as pathfinder units for the main invasion.[4]

At the start of Operation CHIEFTAIN in 2772 the Second RCT had been reinforced to four regiments and formed part of the Fifteenth Army Group, supporting the Seventeenth Army.[5]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 2nd Regimental Combat Team


Different per Unit.

Composition History[edit]



  • 25th Striker Regiment[3]


  • 25th Striker Regiment
  • Three Independent Regiments[5]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)" p.36 (p38 in PDF version)
  2. The Star League , p. 145
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Manual: SLDF,p. 154
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, pp. 115-118
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 120, "Operation Chieftain: SLDF Order of Battle"
  6. "House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)" p.45 (PDF version)