19th Galedon Regulars

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Nineteenth Galedron Regulars
Formed Age of War
First Succession War[1]
Nickname "Pride of New Samarkand" (3025[2], 3053[3])
"Walls of Armored Spirit"
Affiliation Draconis Combine
Parent Command Galedon Regulars


The Nineteenth Galedon Regulars was a BattleMech regiment in service to the Draconis Combine from the 26th century onward. Reactivated during the early Succession Wars from troops of questionable loyalty, it was considered a troublesome unit by the DCMS High Command throughout the 31st century and was deployed along the Combine's Periphery border rather than more significant war zones. During the Dark Age the Nineteenth was transferred to the more active border with the Federated Suns.

History[edit]

Formation and Reunification War[edit]

The Nineteenth Galedon Regulars seems to have been at some point in the Age of War. During the Reunification War the Nineteenth was first deployed to Sevon in 2581 as part of the Draconis Combine Auxiliary Corps, where they engaged the Pitcairn Legion.[4] In a campaign lasting from September 2582 to February 2583, the regiment then took Kazanka from the Outworlds Alliance's First Armored Division.[5] From Kazanka the Nineteenth then took part in the DCMS attacks against Outworlds forces on Prinis Prime, Quantraine and Milligan's World, but supply problems and ferocious Outworlds resistance ultimately led to the Combine units being withdrawn back to their bases. Further logistical shortages effectively sidelined the Nineteenth for the rest of the Outworlds campaign.[6]

Star League era[edit]

During the Star League era the Galedon Regulars brigade was kept to a limited size by the Star League Council Edict of 2650; when the Star League Council overturned the edict in the mid-Twenty-eighth century the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery began expanding rapidly, but by 2765 only twenty-nine commands had been reactivated, numbered between the First and Fortieth Galedon Regulars and the Nineteenth wasn't one of the active commands.[7]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Nineteenth was activated as a combat command at some point during the First Succession War and was posted to An Ting at the war's end.[1]

The regiment began the Second Succession War on An Ting and had been transferred to Groveld III by the war's end.[8]

By the Third Succession War's end in 3025 the unit had been stationed on Bad News along the Periphery frontier.[9]

Ronin War and War of 3039[edit]

The Nineteenth did not see action during the Ronin War[10] and likewise saw no fighting throughout the entire War of 3039 as Bad News was not attacked.[11]

Clan Invasion era[edit]

The Nineteenth remained stationed on Bad News in 3049.[12]

By 3058 the regiment had been garrisoning the backwater world of Bad News for over thirty-five years. Evidence indicated that they had begun to operate without orders to hunt down bandits and raid Periphery worlds near Outworlds Alliance space. As the Nineteenth's soldiers kept this activity low-key and took care not to implicate the Combine, the Warlord of Galedon and Coordinator declined to investigate further.[13]

The Nineteenth was not deployed against Clan Smoke Jaguar during Operation BULLDOG.[14]

Civil War era[edit]

The Nineteenth's long stretch of obscurity came to an end in 3067 when it engaged Clan Snow Raven forces at Kazanka's nadir recharge station. With his soldiers having lost a Trial of Possession the regimental commander destroyed the station, taking out the WarShip White Cloud as it was docking.[15]

Jihad[edit]

Stationed in the Tabayama Prefecture with the 16th Galedon Regulars, the Nineteenth Galedon Regulars spent most of the Jihad traveling around the prefecture, "showing the flag" and rebuilding civilian confidence. At 85% of their pre-Jihad size, they were the largest Galedon Regulars unit in 3079. The unit was split into two groups, one based on Kazanka and the other on Tabayama.[16]

Republic Era[edit]

The Nineteenth did not join the DCMS' punitive strike against the Snow Ravens in 3083; though the unit wanted a rematch with the Clan warriors, it was too busy processing its new recruits. By 3085, the Nineteenth had redeployed to their new baseworld, Hun Ho[17]

Dark Age[edit]

The Nineteenth was involved with the invasion into the Federated Suns, but was forced back to Le Blanc after taking serious losses on Doneval II.[18]

During Operation PERCEVAL in 3147, the Nineteenth was still recuperating on Le Blanc when it was unexpectedly hit by the First Kestrel Grenadiers. The Combine soldiers soon rallied but an opportunistic rear attack by disgruntled mercenaries prevented them from saving their supply bunkers. Following the Grenadiers' departure with most of the mercenaries the Nineteenth crushed the remaining sellswords and then waged war on Le Blanc's underworld.[19]

Nonetheless, by 3150 the Nineteenth had still not put down Le Blanc's rebellious elements, and in February a combined assault by these rebels and the Third Davion Irregulars drove the regiment off-world.[20]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 19th Galedon Regulars
General Janet Parkinson 3025[9]
Tai-sa Bobby Bock 3050 - 3059[13][21][22]
Tai-sa Larry Goldburg 3067[23]
Tai-sa Kichirou Watanabe 3085[24]
Tai-sa Hideki Hendersen 3145[25]

Tactics[edit]

The Nineteenth has been used mainly as a garrison unit, and has therefore mastered defensive tactics. A particular favorite is a standing-line defense, concentrating fire on one target at a time, then driving forward to split the opposing force in half.[13]

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Greens (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Nineteenth was a light-weight regiment stationed on An Ting and had been reduced to just a battalion in strength.[1]

2830[edit]

19th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on An Ting with an operational readiness of 59 percent. [8]

2864[edit]

19th Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [8]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Groveld III with an operational readiness of 30 percent. [8]

3025[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: General Janet Parkinson
Note: The 19th Galedon Regulars is classified as a heavy unit[2]. At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bad News. [9]

3040[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[26]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Bad News. [26]

3050-3054[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[21] [22]

  • CO: Tai-sa Bobby Bock[21]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bad News.[21]

3059[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regulars/Questionable)[13]

  • CO: Tai-sa Bobby Bock
  • XO/First Battalion: Chu-sa Larry Goldburg
  • Second Battalion: Chu-sa Yosif Absahttah
  • Third Battalion: Chu-sa Amanda St. Cloud

Bad News Militia Seventh Flight and 12th Flight (Company/Regular/Questionable)[13]

  • CO/Wing Commander: Tai-sa Bobby Bock

Bad News Forty-third Militia (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Mitchel Chiang

3067[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regiment/Regulars/Questionable)[23]

  • CO: Tai-sa Larry Goldburg

Bad New Militia Seventh Flight & Twelfth Flights (Company/Regular/Questionable)[23]

  • CO/Wing Commander: Tai-sa Bobby Bock

Bad News Forty-third Militia (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[23]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Mitchel Chiang

3079[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (BattleMech Regiment/Green/Reliable)[27]

3085[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[24]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kichirou Watanabe

Seventh Bad News Aerospace (Wing/Green/Reliable)[24]

  • CO: Cho-sa Seosamh Abbracciabeni

Forty-third Bad News Militia (Regular/Reliable)[24]

  • CO: Tai-sa Heliodoros Offermans

3145[edit]

Nineteenth Galedon Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[25]

  • CO: Tai-sa Hideki Hendersen

Thirty-third Aerospace Wing (Regular/Questionable)[25]

Ninety-first Galedon Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[25]

  • CO: Tai-sa Roger Guzman

177th Heavy Armor (Regular/Reliable)[25]

  • CO: Tai-sa Kazuhiko Yamahata

Game Rules[edit]

3052[edit]

In Alpha Strike games, the Nineteenth uses the Tactical Specialization (Defense) Special Command Ability. When building a force, the Nineteenth must include a Heavy (Size 3) 'Mech for every non-heavy 'Mech in the force; They not include Light (Size 1) 'Mechs. They may replace any special pilot ability they get from their Lance type with the Demoralizer Special Pilot Ability, once per lance.[12]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 143 "Galedon Regulars"
  3. Combat Manual: Kurita, p. 36
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 116
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 121-122
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 125, it is not clear which specific world(s) the 19th attacked.
  7. Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Galedon Regulars"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Second Succession War, p. 97
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135
  10. Historical: Brush Wars, no mention of the unit anywhere
  11. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138, "Deployment Table"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Combat Manual: Kurita, p. 36
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 65, "Unit Profile"
  14. The Dragon Roars, no mention of the unit.
  15. Field Manual: Updates, p. 108
  16. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10
  17. Field Manual: 3085, p. 40
  18. Field Manual: 3145, p. 54, "Nineteenth Galedon Regulars"
  19. Shattered Fortress, p. 33
  20. Shattered Fortress, p. 81
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 20-Year Update, p. 41
  22. 22.0 22.1 Objective Raids, p. 26
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 118, "Tabayama Prefecture"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 63, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3145"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 138
  27. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10

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