5th Rasalhague Regulars

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5th Rasalhague Regulars BattleMech Regiment
Unit Profile (as of 3030)
Nickname "Crushers of Insurrections"
Parent Formation Rasalhague Regulars
Formed unknown

The Fifth Rasalhague Regulars was a Medium BattleMech unit in service to the Draconis Combine. All members of the Rasalhague Regulars underwent intense screening by the ISF; Only the Sword of Light regiments were placed under more detailed scrutiny.[1]


Star League[edit]

In 2765, the Fifth Rasalhague Regulars were stationed on Sternwerde and remained there until the start of the First Succession War.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

The Fifth Rasalhague Regulars, an Assault weight regiment, was involved in the fighting along the Lyran Commonwealth border during the First Succession War. They survived the fighting and ended the war stationed on Halesowen. They had experienced 58% losses.[3]

Second Succession War[edit]

The Fifth Rasalhague Regulars remained on Halesowen when the war started.[4]

The Fifth Rasalhague Regulars participated in Operation Chopin by assaulting the world of Kobe with the Second Rasalhague Regulars in 2835. There they fought against the Fourth Royal Guards and the Thirteenth Arcturan Guards. The Lyrans were able to separate the Regulars from their dropships, but were unable to land a killing blow against the DCMS units due to their maneuverability. The Combine troops were then able to turn the tables with their speed and land several damaging blows with lightning raids. This led to the phrase "a Kobe dance" arising in the Draconis Combine to honor the Regulars victories. The phrase was used to describe a small, fast opponent maneuvering around a heavier, slower one.[5]

At the end of the Second Succession War, the Fifth Rasalhague Regulars returned to their posting on Halesowen.[6]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3025 the unit was stationed on Jabuka.[7]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Defending Jabuka were the Fifth Rasalhague Regulars, commanded by General Hichi Kanuchiwan, when the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces dispatched the Nineteenth Arcturan Guards to capture the planet in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The Nineteenth's Commanding Officer, Leutnant-Colonel Yvonne Deltra, won a minor skirmish against the Fifth, prompting an extreme response from General Kanuchiwan; shocked and shamed by his defeat at the hands of a Lyran woman, Kanuchiwan committed seppuku. This left his Executive Officer commanding the Fifth; unfortunately for the Fifth, Kanuchiwan's XO was a poor tactician, and within a week the Nineteenth had forced the Fifth to abandon Jabuka.[8]

Ronin Wars[edit]

During the Ronin Wars the Fifth Regulars were placed on Alshain. Declared ronin by Theodore Kurita the Fifth was defending several supply depots that were being used by the renegade DCMS forces. To destroy the invaders, the High Command dispatched Ryuken-ni. After stinging the Regulars for three days, Ryuken-ni sent their entire force against the Regulars' lines. This attack smashed two-thirds of the unit completely, and the remaining Regulars surrendered when they discovered they were surrounded. The survivors were held in a prisoner of war camp until after the Ronin War ended.[9]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Rasalhague Regulars
General Hichi Kanuchiwan 3025 - 3028[8]


The unit was skilled in riot control. [10]

Composition History[edit]


First Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[11]

- At this point in time the First was based on Sternwerde and was supported by three armor regiments and five infantry regiments.[11]

2786 - 2821[edit]

5th Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [12]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Sternwerde. In 2821 the command was reduced to 42 percent of its strength and was deployed on Halesowen. [12]


5th Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Halesowen with an operational readiness of 81 percent. [13]


5th Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Halesowen with an operational readiness of 14 percent. [13]


Fifth Rasalhague Regulars (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: General Hichi Kanuchiwan
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Jabuka. [7] The unit contains mainly medium machines.[10]




  1. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 100
  2. Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 16, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  3. First Succession War, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  4. Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery: Deployment Table"
  5. Second Succession War, pg. 44, "In the Manner of a Fantasy"
  6. Second Succession War, p. 97, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery: Deployment Table"
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p.135
  8. 8.0 8.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 51, "Other Early Action"
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 110
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 145
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 15-16, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  12. 12.0 12.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 137
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 97
  14. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine),p. 137