5th Andurien Rangers

Fifth Andurien Rangers
Formed 3084
Nickname The Bulls
Affiliation Duchy of Andurien
Parent Command Andurien Rangers

Unit Description[edit]

The Fifth Andurien Rangers are a BattleMech battalion of the Andurien Defense Force.[1]


Raised in 3084 on Sadurni the Fifth Andurien Rangers feature a large number of soldiers who come from a rough-and-tumble background. Most of these recruits have difficulty with traditional military discipline, so their commander allows them a wider latitude to exercise their own initiative. This would normally be a bad thing for a new unit, but the Bulls haven't run into problems with it yet.[2]

By 3145 the Bulls were skilled in using heavy 'Mechs, armor, and artillery strikes to wage war. They eschew subtlety in favor of inflicting as much damage as possible on an enemy, even at the risk of damaging civilian infrastructure or noncombatants. The Fifth disliked the Capellan Confederation.[1] They were stationed on Furud in 3145.[3]

When Andurien joined the Regulan Fiefs and Magistracy of Canopus in attacking the Free Worlds League in 3146, the Fifth was deployed against the mercenary unit Vandelay's Valkyries on Kwamashu. Despite being delayed by the mercenaries, the Fifth managed to secure the planet by mid-September. Later in the year the Valkyries returned and reclaimed the planet, forcing the Fifth off-world.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Andurien Rangers
Colonel Luigi "El Duce" Vincero 3085[2]
Colonel Forrest Moran 3145[3]


The Bulls don't use subtle attacks, preferring to demoralize enemy forces by using the heaviest 'Mechs and tanks they can find.

Composition History[edit]


Fifth Andurien Rangers (1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Luigi "El Duce" Vincero


Fifth Andurien Rangers (1 Battalion/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Forrest Moran



  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 112
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "Andurien Defense Force"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"
  4. Shattered Fortress, p. 20-21