9th Pesht Regulars

Ninth Pesht Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Disbanded 3062-3063[2]
Nickname The Pride of Pesht
Affiliation Draconis Combine
Parent Command Pesht Regulars

The Ninth Pesht Regulars were a Heavy BattleMech Regiment in the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery.


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Ninth Pesht Regulars shared a common structure with the other regiments of the Pesht Regulars, although the exact competition of each regiment and supporting formations would vary depending upon the role being performed. Lacking a border with a hostile major power, the Regulars usually suffered from lower holdings of combat expendables, including armor, because of the low chances of them seeing combat. However, as guardians of Luthien, the capital of the Draconis Combine, the Regulars were well-trained in performing drills, marches and parades, providing examples to encourage greater loyalty amongst the citizens of the Combine. The Regulars were evidently successful at this, as the Pesht Military District continued to generate far more recruits for the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery than it did the Star League Defense Force.[1]

The second and markedly less savoury role performed by the Regulars was that of suppressing civilian rebellions; acting in support of other formations, particularly the Sword of Light brigade, the Regulars took on responsibility for garrisoning and policing pacified areas, freeing other, higher-readiness formations for other actions. The Regulars would also be redeployed to other Military Districts on a temporary basis to cover garrison postings where other combat units had been deployed forward. In the closing years of the Star League, the Ninth Pesht Regulars and her sister regiments were frequently understrength, as a result of higher-quality personnel being moved on to other district brigades and even Sword of Light regiments, with replacement personnel being supplied slowly by the Bureau of Substitution.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Schwartz.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Ninth Pesht Regulars were involved in the DCMS counter-attacks against Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces commands during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. The Twelfth Donegal Guards were in the process of conquering Stanzach when the Ninth Pesht Regulars and the Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars dropped onto the planet and attacked, nearly pushing the Donegal Guards off the planet completely. Reinforcements for the Twelfth in the form of the Eighth Donegal Guards allowed the Lyrans to retain a foothold on the planet heading into the lull during the middle of the Fourth Succession War.[4]

Augmented by the secret Tyr-affiliated assault regiment the Lyran forces went on the attack again in mid-3029 on Stanzach, breaking through the DCMS defensive line along the river Lule in part due to how thinly the Combine forces were stretched along the two hundred kilometer long defensive line, and in part due to the poor equipment the Ninth had been provided with. The senior officers in both regiments were confident that they could continue to fight, as they still had the planetary capital and the valuable diamond mines under their control, but they were ordered to withdraw from Stanzach at the end of July by Brigadier General Sven Johannsen, the second-in-command of the Rasalhague Military District.[4]

War of 3039[edit]

The Ninth Regulars were stationed on Schwartz during the entire war and saw no active combat.[5]

Ronin Wars[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Ninth faced the Smoke Jaguar's Nineteenth Striker Cluster on Schwartz in March 3050. In this engagement, Tai-sa Graham sacrificed his AeroSpace Fighters, Infantry, and Armor units to allow two battalions of 'Mechs to escape. The DCMS was not pleased.[6] The Nineteenth did follow the rules of zellbrigen with the Ninth however, when they saw the Ninth trying to behave honorably. The Ninth moved the fighting off the plains of Schwartz and into a nearby city. Tai-sa Graham fought a single Trial against Star Colonel Thilla Showers that allowed most of the Ninth's 'Mech units to escape.[7]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

Dominion War[edit]

During the Dominion War, the Ninth Pesht Regulars were posted to Idlewind, and were one of the first commands hit by the Ghost Bear forces. Their commanding officer was killed early in the fighting and the Ninth lost all unit cohesion. More than 90% of the unit's soldiers were killed, and the remaining troops were assigned to other commands to make up personnel losses.[2]


Rank Name Time Period in Command
Commanding Officers of the 9th Pesht Regulars
General Fyodor Markt 3025[8]
Tai-sa Mark Graham 3050-3062[9][6][2]


Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Pesht Regulars, the Ninth was primarily trained in garrisonning pacified areas, conducting operations to dig insurgents and rebels out of urban areas, and frontal assaults against prepared defenses.[1]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

In 3025 the unit has no specialty.[10]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Tai-sa Graham used his infantry and armor resources as "bait" for enemy units, which were then hit by the regiment's 'Mechs. This understandably caused tension between the different elements of the unit.[6]

Composition History[edit]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[1]

- At this point in time the Ninth was based on Bjarred and was supported by a single aerospace fighter wing, five infantry regiments and three armor regiments.[1]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[11]

- At this point in time the Ninth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Bjarred and was operating at full strength.[11]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[11]

- At this point in time the Ninth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Bjarred and had been reduced to just below half-strength.[11]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[12]

- At this point in time the Ninth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Bjarred and had rebuilt to almost full strength.[12]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[12]

- At this point in time the Ninth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Bjarred and was operating just below half-strength.[12]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: General Fyodor Markt
Note: The 9th Pesht Regulars is a heavy 'Mech unit.[10] At this point in time the unit was stationed on Schwartz. [3]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[13]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Schwartz. [13]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Green/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Tai-sa Mark Graham[14]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Schwartz. [14]


Ninth Pesht Regulars (2 Battalions/Regular/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Tai-sa Mark Graham


Ninth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[6]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Tai-sa Mark Graham
  • 2nd Battalion: Chu-sa George Elliot
  • 3rd Battalion: Chu-sa Kyle Iboraki

Twelfth Pesht Strikers (Wing/Regular/Questionable)[6]

  • Wing Commander: Sho-sa Kashira Mori

Ninth Regulars Armor (2 Companys/Green/Questionable)[6]

  • Armor Commander: Sho-sa Vladimir Kassagrich

Fifty-third Chatam Assault Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • Troop Commander: Tai-sa William Wellington


On page 65 of the NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, it is clearly stated that "Beta" and "Charlie" Companies of the Second Battalion are involved in the scenario, but the table on page 109 shows the Ninth marks its Companies numerically.


Game Rules[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 12, "Pesht Regulars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 109.
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  4. 4.0 4.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 61, "End of the Offensive"
  5. Historical: War of 3039, p.139
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 73
  7. A New Game
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 136
  9. 20 Year Update, p. 42
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 144-145 "The Pesht Regulars"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 20-Year Update, p. 42
  15. Objective Raids, p.28