3rd Ducal Guard

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3rd Ducal Guard
Unit Profile (as of 3014)
Nickname
Parent Formation Ducal Guards
Formed
Disbanded 3014

History[edit]

3rd Ducal Guard[edit]

The Third Ducal Guard was formed primarily from mercenary soldiers [1] of average quality. [2] At the start of the conflict, the Third was assigned to Task Force Eagle, a group that included the 4th Regulan Hussars and the Dragoons' Beta Regiment, the Special Recon Group, the Seventh Kommando, Zeta Battalion and supporting mercenaries such as the Bounty Hunter in an assault on the key world of Nova Roma. Opposed only by the 9th Marik Militia and local militia units, the task force deployed the elite Seventh Kommando, who abducted the planetary governor and compelled him to order the planetary militia to surrender. With most of the loyalist forces neutralized, the Ninth Militia was forced to retreat. Nova Roma became the first major rebel victory. There was still a loyalist guerilla presence, however, and the Third Ducal assisted in the hunting down of insurgents. [3] Casualties to the Third were light. [2]

The Third remained on Nova Roma until September, when they traveled to Emris IV along with the balance of Task Force Eagle, although they did not join in the fighting there. [4]

They were then assigned to join Operation Condor, alongside Beta and Gamma Regiments, the under-strength 12th Atrean Dragoons and Kerensky's Company. Their target was Calloway VI, where Loyalist forces had gathered to strike back against the rebels. Condor's objective was to strike at the loyalists before they had fully assembled, however they arrived too late, facing very heavy opposition from the 1st, 2nd and 6th Oriente Hussars, the 2nd Fusiliers of Oriente and the 6th Defenders of Andurien. Initially held in reserve, the Third Guard was surrounded by elements of the Oriente Hussars. Suffering very heavy losses, they were forced to surrender, and were effectively disbanded. [4] [5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Ducal Guard

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

Unknown.

Game Notes[edit]

3rd Ducal Guard[edit]

The Third Ducal Guard uses the Mercenary tables instead of the Marik Loyalist/Rebel tables when using the random assignment rolls. [1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical: Brush Wars p. 124, Force Special Abilities: Third Ducal Guard
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical: Brush Wars p. 35, Deployment Tables: Rebels (April - July 3014)
  3. Historical: Brush Wars p. 18, Nova Roma
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Brush Wars p. 37, Deployment Tables: Rebels (August - December 3014)
  5. Historical: Brush Wars p. 29, Calloway VI

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