5th Amphigean Light Assault Group

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Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group
Formed First Succession War[1]
Disbanded 3050
Affiliation DCMS
Parent Command Amphigean Light Assault Group

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group mustered as a part of the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery during the First Succession War, at some point after 2786.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Harvest.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

At the start of the Fourth Succession War the Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group was stationed on the world Harvest alongside the mercenary unit Helmut's Hermits and a considerable number of supporting regiments. The regiment was taken by surprise by the attack of the First Lyran Regulars, the Third Lyran Regulars and the Fourth Donegal Guards during Operation Gotterdammerung. The Fifth LAG was eventually being forced to retreat to Kirchbach. However, the LCAF attacked Kirchbach during the exploitation phase. Kirchbach was defended by the Fifth Amphigean LAG and two additional DCMS 'Mech units, Helmut's Hermits and the Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars. The Lyran task force consisted of the Tyr Regiment, Winfield's Brigade, the Fourth Donegal Guards and the Third Lyran Regulars. The DCMS units were driven off-world in short order after the Seventeenth Regulars had been crushed by the Tyr Regiment.[3][4]

In the years following the Fourth Succession War, the Fifth LAG was granted an exemption to Takashi Kurita's Death to Mercenaries edict. While they were technically mercenaries, they were viewed as internally raised corporate security troops serving under perpetual contract to the DCMS, rather than mercenaries per se.[5]

War of 3039[edit]

Vega[edit]

In April 3039 Vega was hit by the Federated Commonwealth's Third Davion Guards and Third Lyran Guards regiments. The Fifth LAG and the Fourteenth Legion of Vega were forced off world.[6]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The Fifth was shattered during the Clan Invasion when Clan Ghost Bear attacked Krenice. The Fifth did severe damage to the Twelfth Bear Chevaliers when they first landed, and proceeded to launch a series of raids on their supply lines and ran a series of hit and run assaults. The Ghost Bears were able to flush the Fifth out of their hiding places via air support, and forced the Fifth to move across the continent away from their DropShips. The Fifth's commander dispatched smaller groups to slow the pursuing Bears by hitting them in the flanks. The Fifth was driving towards the city of Hasnorvan while stringing out and attacking the Bears. Unfortunately the Bears had lifted an assault Trinary to the city and occupied fortified positions. When the Fifth reached the city, they were caught in a crossfire that destroyed them.[7]

The 48th[edit]

The Battalion sized Mercenary unit known as The 48th is made up of the surviving members of the Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group.[8]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Amphigean Light Assault Group
General Kent Gerber 3025-3028[9][10]
Tai-sa Helen Cassidy 3050[11]

Tactics[edit]

The Fifth LAG was utilized by the DCMS for missions that more honor-bound Combine troops would find distasteful. Their tactical forte was in using speed to carry out behind-the-lines raiding or defeating in detail fragmented enemy forces.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2821[edit]

Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group (Green/Questionable)[1]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight regiment, operating at just below two-thirds of full strength and stationed on Tybalt.[1]

3025 - 3028[edit]

Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[10][9]

  • CO: General Kent Gerber
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Harvest. [2]

3039[edit]

Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group (BattleMech Regiment)[12]

  • 3rd Battalion

3040[edit]

Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[13]

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

3050[edit]

Fift Amphigean Light Assault Group (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Tai-sa Helen Cassidy [11]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on New Wessex. [11]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First Succession War, p. 136, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.134
  3. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 45, "Draconis Front - Harvest"
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 60, "Draconis Front - Kirchbach"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Turning Points: War of 3039 Vega, p. 8, "Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group notes"
  6. Historical: War of 3039, p. 32, "Wave One - Vega (April-June)"
  7. Invading Clans (sourcebook), pp. 36-37, "Krenice (DC)"
  8. Mercenaries Supplemental Update - The 48th, p. 24
  9. 9.0 9.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134, "'Mech Unit Deployment Table (as of 3025)"
  10. 10.0 10.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 114,
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 20 Year Update, p 40, "Deployment tables, Vega Prefecture".
  12. "Rhonda's Irregulars (scenario pack), p. 47"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 139

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