5th Pesht Regulars

Insignia of the Pesht Regulars
Fifth Pesht Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname
Parent Formation Pesht Regulars
Formed Star League era or earlier[1]
Disbanded Second Succession War[2]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Fifth 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 Fifth 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]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Fifth survived the First Succession War, but were destroyed during the Second Succession War.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Pesht Regulars

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

As a regiment within the Pesht Regulars, the Fifth 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]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

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

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

2786[edit]

Fifth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Land's End and was operating at full strength.[3]

2821[edit]

Fifth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[3]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Land's End and had been reduced to just under half-strength.[3]

2830[edit]

Fifth Pesht Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical)[2]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight regiment stationed on Land's End and had rebuilt to just over two-thirds of full strength.[2] The unit was destroyed during the war.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

References[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 2.3 2.4 Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery (DCMS)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 First Succession War, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery"

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