4th Liao Lancers

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Fourth Liao Lancers
Formed Pre-2650
Disbanded Destroyed during the Second Succession War
Nickname The St. Andre Lancers
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Liao Lancers


The Fourth Liao Lancers were raised as part of the Liao Lancers brigade. As was traditional with the Liao Lancers, approximately one third of their force consisted of citizens of their name world, in this case St. Andre. The St. Andre Lancers were known throughout the CCAF for their habit of wearing cravats provided by their lovers, and allowing those same lovers to decorate a panel on the upper torso of their BattleMechs.[1]

They were one of the seven Liao Lancer units to exist before the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650. In 2765 they were stationed on their namesake world.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

In late 2787 the Fourth deployed in support of the Fourth Tikonov Lancers for the invasion of Hean, a former Terran Hegemony system that had been claimed by the Federated Suns. The Armed Forces of the Federated Suns defenders had been anticipating an attack by troops from the Draconis Combine, and when the two Capellan regiments invaded the AFFS troops found themselves both outnumbered and unprepared for the hit, run and harass tactics used by the Lancers. Hean had been conquered by November 2787.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 4th Liao Lancers



Composition History[edit]


Fourth Liao Lancers (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[1]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on St. Andre.


Fourth Liao Lancers ((Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[3]

- In 2786 the Fourth were a medium-weight regiment, operating at full strength and stationed on St. Andre.[3]


Fourth Liao Lancers (Green/Fanatical)[3]

- By 2821 the Fourth had been reduced to just over a third of full strength and were stationed on Small World.[3]


Fourth Liao Lancers (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [4]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Small World with an operational readiness of 88 percent. [4]The unit was destroyed during the war. [4]

Game Rules[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 12
  2. First Succession War, p. 45, "Neglected Front: Liao Takes Advantage"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Second Succession War, p. 95