5th Robinson Strikers

Fifth Robinson Strikers LCT
Formed 3100s
Affiliation Federated Suns
Parent Command Robinson Brigade

Unit Description[edit]

The Fifth Robinson Strikers is a Light Combat Team which served in the armed forces of the Federated Suns in the Draconis March.[1]


Formation and the Draconis Reach[edit]

Formed during the thirty-second century, the unit would primarily be used in fighting in the Draconis Reach. In the no man's land between the Federated Suns and Draconis Combine, the Fifth and its other brigade members were deployed as part of a decades-long campaign to try to complete the longtime objective of reclaiming the region for the Draconis March's nobility. By December 3139, the Fifth along with rest of the brigade would have to withdraw due to Wolf's Dragoons successful campaign to claim the disputed Territory for the Draconis Combine. The Combat Team would again be deployed in April 3141 in an attempt to retake the former Reaches from the Combine, but the campaign would take a toll in personnel, leaving a third of the Strikers' seasoned troops dead by the time the unit finally withdrew in 3143. The Strikers would, by this time, attempt to build itself back to strength in the March by using whatever troops could be recruited, even if they had little experience.[2][3]

The Draconis Combine Invasion of 3144[edit]

In the aftermath of campaign to reclaim the Reaches, less than a year would pass before the Draconis Combine would launch its full-scale invasion of the Federated Suns. Combat Team's strength would further drop as they tried to fend off the Twenty-Second New Samarkand Regulars' invasion of Cimeron. If not for the Striker's aerospace wing's efforts, the Strikers would have been gutted. The Strikers' success would also be due in part to Regular's limited aerospace assets already being greatly reduced to due to the campaign into the FedSuns. However, the Combine infantry later neutralized the Strikers' aerospace forces by sneaking a company of battle armor troopers into their base and waiting for FedSuns fighters to return. When the pilots exited their craft, the Combine soldiers cut them down. With the loss of their pilots, the Strikers were forced to destroy the aerospace craft when they withdrew from the planet.[4]

Withdrawing to Verde, the Strikers would try to rebuild using graduates straight from academies to help replenish its depleted ranks among the MechWarriors and Battle Armor platoons. Many of its regiments being reduced to green troops, among the Combat Team's surviving veterans soldier would be suffering from fatigue due to the constant fighting over the past years, generally against the Draconis Combine.[5]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Fifth Robinson Strikers
Leftenant General Franklin Vehrson 3145[6]



Composition History[edit]


Fifth Robinson Strikers LCT BattleMech Battalion - (Green/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Franklin Vehrson
  • BattleMech Unit Note: The battalion is at 70% fighting strength and has a C Tech Rating.

Fifth Robinson Strikers Aerospace Brigade - (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Commodore Alfonso Nelson
  • Aerospace Unit Note: The aerospace force is at 50% fighting strength and has a C Tech Rating.

Fifth Robinson Strikers Armor Brigade - (Regular/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Neil Cartwright
  • Armor/Combat Vehicle Unit Note: The combat vehicle force is at 60% fighting strength and has a C Tech Rating.

Fifth Robinson Strikers Infantry Brigade - (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Wendy Hines
  • Infantry Unit Note: The Infantry force is at 90% fighting strength and has a C Tech Rating.

UNIT NOTES: LCT was assigned, as of 3145, to the world of Verde.[6]


The members of the Fifth Robinson Strikers paint their machines with a red and yellow paint scheme with silver accents which differs itself from rest of the Brigade. The unit's crest is Striker sword and shield with the long sword replaced by a tasseled cavalry saber.[7]


  1. Field Manual: 3145, p. 80: First & Second Robinson Strikers - Both unit fluff describes what exactly the LCT is supposed to be like
  2. Field Manual: 3145, p. 80: Robinson March Brigade/Fifth Strikers - The Fifth Robinson Strikers early years and the initial write-up on long-standing campaign in the Draconis Reach
  3. Era Report: 3145, pp. 21, 29–31, 50: Timeline 3139/Savage Tumult - Wolf's Dragoons conquer the Draconis Reaches. Duke Sandoval offensive reclaim the Reach and its failure. Map and Dates noted events as of the fighting in the Reaches
  4. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 212
  5. Field Manual: 3145, pp. 54, 80: 22nd New Samarkand Regulars/Robinson March Brigade - Brief info of the Twenty-Second New Samarkand Regulars fight with the Fifth Robinson Strikers, noting both sides' and the Striker's current state of affairs
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 93: Federated Suns Deployment/Dahar PDZ (Dahar Command) - "Fifth Robinson Strikers - status, commanding officers and location information."
  7. Field Manual: 3145, p. 80: Fifth Robinson Strikers - Unit paint scheme and insignia detailed