3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs

Third Chesterton Voltigeurs
Formed First Succession War[1]
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Chesterton Reserves

The Third Chesterton Voltigeurs was re-formed around 2890 along with their two companion regiments from old soldiers of various Chesterton worlds then under the control of the Federated Suns. [2] Unlike their two sister units the Third Voltigeurs had a distinguished service record until they were defeated on Tikonov during Operation Riposte.[3]


First Succession War[edit]

Three regiments of Chesterton Voltigeurs including the Third were founded by the Capellan Confederation during the First Succession War as a part of the Chesterton Regulars brigade. All three regiments survived the First Succession War, although the Confederation was unable to conquer their namesake world.[1]

Second Succession War[edit]

In 2832 and 2833 the unit defended Tikonov against the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns and handed successive defeats to the Deneb Light Cavalry despite supply problems.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 2987 the Voltigeurs lost their entire command staff defending Tikonov from Davion attack. The unit remained on Tikonov for the duration of the conflict and saw no action.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Defense of Tikonov[edit]

During the Second Wave on the Capellan Front the 3rd Chesterton defended the city of Tselinagra on Tikonov against the Fifth Crucis Lancers but failed to hold despite numerical superiority. [3]

Attack of New Aragon[edit]

The Third Voltigeurs landed on New Aragon during Operation Riposte with the objective of taking a supply depot at Grahamsville. The city was secured by a newly constructed defense wall, a river swollen by summer melt off, and the New Avalon Crucis March Militia. The Capellan force lost units to the surging river as they forded it but fought well until their commanding officer was badly wounded. The green militia forces in outdated equipment then routed the Voltigeurs at the wall and captured them after a short pursuit. [2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs
Colonel Maxwell Smyth Leng 3025[2]



Composition History[edit]


Third Chesterton Voltigeurs (Green/Questionable)[1]

- At this point in time the Voltigeurs were a medium-weight regiment operating at just above two-thirds of full strength, and were stationed on Tikonov alongside their sister regiment, the Second Chesterton Voltigeurs.[1]


3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Tikonov with an operational readiness of 122 percent. [4]


3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Ronel with an operational readiness of 87 percent. [4]


Third Chesterton Voltigeurs (3 Battalions)(Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Maxwell Smyth Leng
  • 1st Battalion – CO: Major Tristam Bree
  • 2nd Battalion – CO: Major Vincent McCormack
  • 3rd Battalion – CO: Major Judy Chin

3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Tikonov. [5]

Unit Emblem[edit]

A leopard grappling with an eagle on a red field.[2]


The Third Voltigeurs was primarily a 'Mech unit consisting of mostly Commando and Vindicator BattleMechs.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 84, "3rd Chesterton Voltigeurs"
  3. 3.0 3.1 NAIS 4th Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 30, "Other Actions on Tikonov"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 95
  5. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p.105