3rd Proserpina Hussars

Third Proserpina Hussars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Nickname Warriors of the Night
Affiliation Draconis Combine
Parent Command Proserpina Hussars


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Third 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 Proserpina 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 Third 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 matériel could take months to catch up to the demanding unit - as could new and replacement personnel.[1]

In common with the other regiments of the Hussars, the soldiers of the Third were concerned primarily with being the best soldiers they could be; the average member of the Third 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 3025 the unit was stationed on Galedon.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Acting on information provided by Fadre Singh, the Third Proserpina Hussars and Fifth Galedon Regulars pursued the families of Wolf's Dragoons as they evacuated Draconis Combine space. However, the Hussars and Regulars who were assigned to the duty were shamed by it, and used the skill and valor of a battalion of Dragoon cadets as an excuse to let the families escape to Cassias.[3]

On September 17 3028 the Twelfth Galedon Regulars Regiment landed on Wapakoneta alongside the Third Proserpina Hussars. After a nine month war against two deeply entrenched regiments of Wolf's Dragoons the Combine troops finally gained control of the planet.[4] The Third Hussars faced the Fourth Provisional Company of Wolf's Dragoons.[5]

Following the lull in major offensives in early 3029, a number of new offensives began as the Fourth Succession War entered its second year. In early July 3029 Coordinator Takashi Kurita moved to Irurzun from Luthien and took more of an interest in combat actions on the border between the Draconis Combine and Federated Suns than he had earlier in the war, where his attention had been almost completely focused on Wolf's Dragoons. Ten days after arriving on Irurzun Takashi had drafted and launched a new offensive aimed at securing more worlds from the Federated Suns, and Lima was one of those worlds. Attacked by the Third Proserpina Hussars, the planetary militia on McComb were swiftly defeated as the DCMS inexorably annexed the Galtor Thumb region.[6]

Ronin War[edit]

War of 3039[edit]

The Third Proserpina Hussars faced the First Crucis Lancers on Capra, and were soundly defeated. The action against the Federated unit cost the Hussars three JumpShips.[7]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, the Third faced the Smoke Jaguars on Kiamba. After Hussar aerospace assets destroyed a DropShip, the Hussars had hopes of winning. This confidence only increased when the Jaguars fell into a trap in Hecate's Swamp set by the Third Hussars.[7] Unfortunately the Jaguars responded to these attacks with unmatched ferocity;[8] the commanding officer of the Jaguar's Spirit Keshik, Loremaster Edmund Hoyt, deployed a headhunter unit that tracked Tai-sa Richard Weston down, and killed him and the majority of his command unit. This demoralized the Hussars, who fell back to make a desperate last stand at Collins Ridge;[9] the Third lost two battalions in the fight. The unit was rebuilt, using the remaining troops and equipment from the destroyed Fourth Proserpina Hussars, as well as new recruits from the University of Proserpina and Dieron District Gymnasium.[8]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

The Third Proserpina Hussars landed on Asgard as part of Operation BULLDOG.[10]

Dominion War[edit]

Federated Suns Incursion[edit]


During the Jihad the Third Proserpina Hussars were transferred to Kiamba to dissuade Ghost Bear adventurism. Once it became clear the Ghost Bears wouldn't attack the Combine, the Third redeployed to Niles to protect the DropShip yards in that system. This meant that by the end of the Jihad the Third was actually closer to full-strength than many Combine regiments. In the aftermath of the Jihad the Third began petitioning the High Command for permission to attack the Dragon's foes.[11]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Proserpina Hussars
Colonel Richard Ahrmram Prior to 3025[12]
Sho-sho Bruce Lee Bernstein 3025 - 3028[2][4]
Tai-sa Richard Weston 3050 - 3052[13][9]
Tai-sa Gregg Weston 3054[14]
Tai-sa Angus McTeague 3059[8]
Tai-sa Elliot Taharaga 3067[15]

Other Officers[edit]


Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Proserpina Hussars, the Third 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 multiday exercises during which those tested would have to demonstrate their ability to cope with highly fluid and mobile combat situations.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Third has long excelled at hit-and-run tactics.[16] Following their near destruction on Kiamba, they have begun greater training in the traditional "stand-and-deliver" tactics of the DCMS.[8]

Composition History[edit]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[1]

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


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[17]

- At this point in time the Third was a light-weight regiment stationed on Chandler and was operating at full strength.[17] In 2821 the unit was stationed on Wapakoneta and had been reduced to just under one-third of full strength.[17]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[18]

- At this point in time the Third was a medium-weight regiment stationed on Tripoli and had rebuilt to just under three-quarters of full strength.[18]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[18]

- At this point in time the Third was a medium-weight regiment stationed on Harvest and was operating at just under one-third of full strength.[18]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[2]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Galedon.[2]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[19]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Galedon V.[19]


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[20]

  • CO: Tai-sa Richard Weston[20]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Galedon V.[20]


Third Proserpina Hussars (1 Battalion/Elite /Fanatical)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Gregg Weston


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[8]

  • CO/First Battalion: Tai-sa Angus McTeague
  • XO: Chu-sa Elliot Taharaga
  • Second Battalion: Chu-sa Kent Shou
  • Third Battalion: Chu-sa Harrison O'Riley
Note: The command is handled as a heavy unit. 36 light 'Mechs and 24 OmniMech provide the needed flexibility for modern warfare.

Third Proserpina Hussars Aerospace (2 Wings/Veteran/Fanatical)[8]

  • Wing Commander: Tai-sa Jacob Kwang
Note: The unit includes a few OmniFighters.

201st Pesht Assault Team (Expanded Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Patrick Adami


Third Proserpina Hussars (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical)[15]

Third Proserpina Hussars Aerospace (2 Wings/Veteran/Fanatical)[15]

  • Wing Commander: Tai-sa Jacob Kwang
Note: The unit includes a few OmniFighters.

201st Pesht Assault Team (Expanded Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa Patrick Adami


Third Proserpina Hussars (Reinforced Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[21]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Niles.[21]


In Alpha Strike, the Third Hussars can use the Environmental Specialization (Night), Hit and Run, Off-Map Movement, and Tactical Specialization (Attack) Special Command Abilities.[16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12: "Proserpina Hussars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 133: "Unit Deployment Table - 3025"
  3. Wolf's Dragoons, p. 37
  4. 4.0 4.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 72
  5. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, pp. 32–33
  6. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 30: "A New Approach"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 29
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 109: "3rd Proserpina Hussars Unit Profile"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Invading Clans, p. 69
  10. The Dragon Roars, p. 10
  11. Field Report: DCMS, p. 18
  12. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 30
  13. 20 Year Update, p. 41: "DCMS Deployment Table - 3050"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Objective Raids, p. 27: "DCMS Deployment Table - 3054"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 116: "DCMS Deployment Table - 3067"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Combat Manual: Kurita, p. 58
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 First Succession War, p. 137: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Second Succession War, p. 97: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20 Year Update, p. 41
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 18