5th Robinson Chevaliers

Robinson Chevaliers
Fifth Robinson Chevaliers
Unit Profile (as of 2821)
Nickname Riders of St. George
Parent Formation Robinson Chevaliers
Formed
Disbanded Second Succession War[1]

History[edit]

The Fifth Robinson Chevaliers was one of the regiments within the Robinson Chevaliers brigade and took its unit name from a chivalric order that existed during the pre-industrial history of Terra; this was standard practise amongst units of the Robinson Chevaliers that formed prior to the massive expansion of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650[2] in 2752.[3] In the case of the Fifth the chivalric order was associated with St. George, and the Fifth were known as the "Riders of St. George". Members of the Fifth identified closely with their chosen order, and even the newest recruits were expected to be able to name significant individuals and events from the history of the order.[2]

One of the traditions maintained by the Fifth was the expectation that every member of the unit would master a fencing disipline of one kind or another; not only did every MechWarrior within the command pride him or herself on their swordsmanship, any who failed to master a displine soon found their career in the regiment cut short.[2]

Badly damaged during the First Succession War, the Fifth had rebuilt to more than half-strength by the beginning of the Second Succession War; this failed to save the Fifth, which was destroyed during the Second Succession War.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Robinson Chevaliers

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Fifth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4]

- The Fifth were stationed on Fairfax at this point in time.[4]

2786[edit]

Fifth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight unit operating at full regimental strength, and was based on Fairfax.[5]

2821[edit]

Fifth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[5]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight unit operating at just over one-quarter of full strength, and was based on Fairfax.[5]

2830[edit]

Fifth Robinson Chevaliers (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Fifth was a light-weight regiment and had rebuilt to between half and two-thirds of full strength. The Fifth was stationed on Fairfax.[1] The unit was destroyed during the war. [1]

Notes[edit]

  • The Fifth appears to have been named after an order dedicated to St. George, but with various orders having been created over the centuries under the name Order of St. George or a variation thereof it is unclear which was the inspiration for this regiment.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Second succession War, p. 95, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 16, "Robinson Chevaliers"
  3. Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 3, "Strategic Update"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report: Federated Suns 2765, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 First Succession War, p. 135, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"

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